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Bud Dry - Anheuser-Busch

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Bud DryBud Dry

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BA SCORE
59
awful

105 Ratings
THE BROS
68
poor

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Ratings: 105
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 2.34
pDev: 39.32%
Wants: 3
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Anheuser-Busch visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-19-2002)
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Photo of acurtis
1/5  rDev -57.3%

acurtis, Jan 19, 2012
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1/5  rDev -57.3%

seavercm, Aug 22, 2013
Photo of Damian74Shensky
1/5  rDev -57.3%

Damian74Shensky, Dec 07, 2012
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1/5  rDev -57.3%

DOCRW, Jan 24, 2014
Photo of JLaw55
1/5  rDev -57.3%

JLaw55, Jul 10, 2014
Photo of ROGUE16
1/5  rDev -57.3%

ROGUE16, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of TechMyst
1/5  rDev -57.3%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Container Volume: 355ml

Container type: bottle

Fresh: y

Purchased @: n/a

Cost: cheap

Head: none

Lace: none

Color:
Reflected- yellow
Transmitted- yellow

Aroma: unpleasant

Mouthfeel: light

Palate: does not adjust

Taste: like all the other BudMillOors

Comments: not much better than BUD, why is this the most consumed style of beer? why do they continue to do a poor job in this style

Conditions:
Mowing/Working on car- n
With Friends- n
Sipping- n
Get my buzz on- n

TechMyst, Sep 11, 2006
Photo of corby112
1/5  rDev -57.3%

corby112, Nov 22, 2011
Photo of rye726
1/5  rDev -57.3%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Possibly one of my least favorites of the entire Bud family. Yellow, near clear color with a very poor white bubbly head. Stale nose of grass and rice. No hops in the nose either. Thin body should go down like water, but doesn't. If you must go with AB, I suggest regular old bud.

rye726, Oct 31, 2008
Photo of Durandal_777
1/5  rDev -57.3%

Durandal_777, May 03, 2014
Photo of Overlord
1.08/5  rDev -53.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

I go to a party, and guess what they have in the cooler? Bud Dry and Bud Light. Jesus f*** Christ.

This was awful. Why even bother inputting a review? To warn, inform, and record, I guess,

Pours a watery looking yellow, white, sudsy foam. Unappealing to the eye. Smells like skunky water, tastes like skunky seltzer water, what the hell is the "dry" supposed to be? Tastes pretty damn similar to Bud Light.

I ended up drinking wine instead. And I don't care for wine.

Overlord, Jun 28, 2009
Photo of bsm80x
1.25/5  rDev -46.6%

bsm80x, Oct 24, 2013
Photo of Gusler
1.3/5  rDev -44.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

The beer pours from the 12-ounce brown bottle a limpid gold with a modest white frothy head and the left over lace a thin sheet. Nose is sweet malt, fresh and clean, start is lightly sweet and the top skeletal. Finish is caustic in its acidity, hops benign and the aftertaste dry, it has been almost 4 years since I sampled one of these, now I know why.

Gusler, Oct 01, 2004
Photo of twiggamortis420
1.35/5  rDev -42.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Pours from a 16oz tallboy can a very clear light yellow color with a large white head that displays surprisingly nice retention for a while till it fades to near nothingness.

The nose is pretty nappy, as a bunch of light fruitiness and wet grains are present. Even for an AAL, this one smells like a fart.

Taste is not pleasant either...pretty offensive actually. It's not all that "dry" finishing as I get quite a bit of sweetness. There is virtually no hop balancing and the main flavors are carbonation and cardboard topped with a bit of corn syrup. Pretty sure my sink will be drinking about half this can. I see no reason why anyone should drink this beer, there are plenty of better adjunct lager options out there.

twiggamortis420, Aug 30, 2009
Photo of mynie
1.43/5  rDev -38.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A strange beer to search for, I know, but I've been wanting to try Bud Dry ever since I was 7 years old. Yes, 7. Back when the smell of beer was absolutely repugnant and the thought of being drunk terrified me nearly as much as the thought of being dead. For some reason, those lame Bud Dry commercials really appealed to me. The slogan--"Why Ask Why; Try Bud Dry"--stuck in my head. It just seemed neat, somehow. Not quite cool or appetizing. Just neat.

It was 9 more years until I was of the age that I would want to drink, and by that point Bud Dry had been pulled off the national stage and (to the best of my knowledge) was available only in it native Texas. I've never been to Texas. So, umm, that's that.

But then I saw a thirty pack of this just sitting in a cooler in Dickeyville, WI when I was on a New Glarus run. 12 bucks? Sure, what the hell. Someone will drink it.

Regular old AB pour. Light gold, almost seltzery. No head.

Smells like AB funk grain with the teeniest tiniest hint of hop and a little acrid kiss of exceedingly dry rubbing alcohol (hence the name? Probably not.)

Tastes almost exactly like it smells. Not even as tolerable as Bud Heavy. Like old, stale Bud Ice that's had a little cheap gin added to it.

It went down okay, consider its awful taste. And I didn't get any of the trademark AB stomach cramps. But this is still a subpar beer, even for its price. You can get Old Style, Pabst, Red Dog, and Special Export for cheaper.

mynie, Mar 23, 2008
Photo of proc
1.48/5  rDev -36.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

This pops up on the shelves from time to time and make one wonder about why the dry beer fad ever existed. Pours out to a very pale, almost translucent color. Taste reminded me of cardboard and popcorn for some reason mixed with soda water. Might I say...Yuck.

proc, Oct 04, 2002
Photo of Lupe
1.5/5  rDev -35.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 3

"Why ask why? Drink Bud Dry" And that is the most memorable thing about this one. It's Budweiser, only drier. Now thats a novel idea. Too bad they forgot about taste.

Lupe, Oct 29, 2002
Photo of Jstark5150
1.5/5  rDev -35.9%

Jstark5150, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of changeup45
1.5/5  rDev -35.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Pretty much on par with their other selections. So it looks like all other Bud beers, pretty much tastes like them, grainy, watery, corn and not good. Very pale looking and when poured generates a modest white head that fizzles away quickly. Perhaps a touch dry, I guess. I don't know, it's supposed to, right?

changeup45, Aug 24, 2008
Photo of bilbo2012
1.5/5  rDev -35.9%

bilbo2012, Apr 04, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -35.9%

djrn2, Jun 23, 2014
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1.64/5  rDev -29.9%

misternebbie, Sep 08, 2014
Photo of bierman2000
1.73/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

How can I review a beer so horrible, It's macrogarbage at its worst. I don't even care to think about how bad this is, one taste will tell you, damn what am I thinking and drinking. Stick to WATER as with all AB products, it doesn't matter which beer it is Dry, Ice, Original, or Light. They are all lousy and of poor quality and that born on date doesn't matter if you drank it from the brewery itself.

bierman2000, Apr 08, 2003
Photo of CraigTravor
1.75/5  rDev -25.2%

CraigTravor, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of tommy5
1.75/5  rDev -25.2%

tommy5, Feb 16, 2014
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Bud Dry from Anheuser-Busch
59 out of 100 based on 105 ratings.