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Bud Dry - Anheuser-Busch

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Bud DryBud Dry

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BA SCORE
58
awful

111 Ratings
THE BROS
68
poor

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Ratings: 111
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 2.33
pDev: 40.34%
Wants: 4
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-19-2002

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Ratings: 111 | Reviews: 58
Photo of netrioter
3.87/5  rDev +66.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

dont know why this beer is retired on BA...Bud Dry is still available in Texas as of 2012.

this is a great beer for mixing with tomato juice or V-8 to make a red beer or chelada and i think thats why its still sold in Texas...red beer is big down there

$5.59 a 6 pack of cans at Doc's in Lubbock Texas as of 01/12. flavor is ok but i love the dry aftertaste...especially when you add salt and Clamato or V-8

Photo of Dapperticus
3.25/5  rDev +39.5%

Photo of chrispoint
5/5  rDev +114.6%

Photo of abcramer
2.25/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Hoagie1973
3/5  rDev +28.8%

Photo of bilbo2012
1.5/5  rDev -35.6%

Photo of GregF78
2.25/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Jim_DemonDeacon
2.5/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of jharkins07
2/5  rDev -14.2%

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3/5  rDev +28.8%

Photo of acurtis
1/5  rDev -57.1%

Photo of Jstark5150
1.5/5  rDev -35.6%

Photo of buckyp
2/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of jacknsally5148
5/5  rDev +114.6%

Photo of Burt
2/5  rDev -14.2%

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1/5  rDev -57.1%

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1/5  rDev -57.1%

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
1.85/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Yellow pour, soft white head. Corny aroma, mildly sweet. Can't discern what separates dry from regular Bud at this point, all looks and smells the same.

Further complicating the nomenclature, the beer tastes watery, the mildest of hop connotations, the mildest of malt (seems mostly corn) presence. I liken this to the Simpsons episode where all the Duff varieties come from the same vat of beer. I doubt anyone, even a professional judge could pick Bud Dry out from Bud Light in a blind tasting.

Not horribly offensive, but I can't figure out why these cost what they do, there is no ingredients and no advertising budget for this stuff. . . so why does it cost almost as much as SNPA? Bud Light with a different label design is the conclusion.

Photo of tone77
2.92/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks again to woodychandler for yet another canned beer for me to try. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a light golden color with a 1/2 inch head and lots of carbonation. Smell is of grains and corn, some sweetness. Taste is very mild, some corn and grains, a touch sweet with just a hint of bitterness at the finish. Feels light in the mouth and overall is an average beer from the kings of mediocraty.

Photo of woodychandler
2.7/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

TheManiacalOne was kind enough to send me some new CANs to keep The CANQuest glugging along on its way to # 500 and this being New Beer Sunday, I felt like I had to indulge in some CANned beer.

From the CAN: "Dry Brewed and Cold Filtered. Brewed by our unique DryBrew(TM) process from the choicest hops, select grains and best barley malt." You CAN trademark anything, I suppose. It also got me to wondering about Michelob Dry, a staple in my Alameda, CA fridge in the late 1980's. I have not seen it for a long time, nor does it exist on BA, so it may be long defunct.

More fizzy yellow beer from the fine folks at A-B! I got just better than a finger of bone-white head with lousy retention from the Glug. Color was a lemon-yellow with NE-quality clarity from the masters of filtration. Nose was lager sweet with all kinds of adjuncts, including corn as the main one. How CAN this be dry if it is that sweet in the nose?!? Truth in advertising, anyone? Mouthfeel was medium and it tasted like just so many other AALs on The CANQuest (TM) to date. Dry? Maybe semi-dry, but not white wine dry. The taste was rather bland, slightly lager sweet but with off-flavors of corn, especially. It was not in-your-face offensive, but it did not inspire me to wish for more. The finish was semi-dry and the whole thing was kind of ho-hum. Next!

Photo of emiricius
2.1/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

Sort of a typical pale lager that tried to be better. Pours a light yellow, with a small, close to a 1/2 finger head. Their is a ring of lace at the top, where when you first pour the beer the head settles. Nothing underneath that. Not much of a smell. Bit of hops, some malt, and a little more bittering. Light taste. Sort of a mellow sweetness, mingled with a dry bitterness. Mouthfeel is light, like water. But, it is drinkable and it is thirst quenching. Extra half point for that.

Photo of JayS2629
2.07/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A- Pale clear yellow, fizzy, thin white head, no retention, minimal lace.

S- Corn, bready notes, rice, earthy tones, grassy hints

T- Watery, grains, bready, faint hints of citrus, sweet malts, plain and watery

M- Thin and slight creaminess, crisp and clean, watery

D- Easy to drink, just utterly boring.

Photo of TheKingofWichita
1.78/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Better than I thought it would be. Quite cheap, but not as cheap as Bud Ice. I don't understand why it has the 'Dry' moniker.
Pours a yellowish color with a slight white head.
Smells of adjuncts -- small malts, some grains, and slight hops.
Tastes mostly like Bud Light but lighter -- less nasty.
Mouthfeel is like most adjuncts.
Drinkability is not as bad as other adjuncts.

Photo of gnrfxmb
4.26/5  rDev +82.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This has been my go to beer last few months cause it tastes like a Bud but much less pricewise. The only downfall is it is hard to find as only one store in my area carries it. I love this beer though and wish it was more widely avalable like Bud Select or Ice which are not nearly as good.

Photo of Psilo707
2.71/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Bready, grainy, a bit of rice and a bit of corn; I'm not quite sure where the "Dry" comes from either (quoting previous reviews), although I definitely don't think it's better than Busch or Busch Light.

Tastes like Bud Light but it has more drinkability, and it's a bit cheaper at most spots I've found. Also better than Bud Ice, but not as cheap as it. Somewhere in the middle of those two types is where Bud Dry lies.

Mouthfeel is very airy and unpresent, although it has a little bit of crispness to it which gives it a couple positive points.

Overall, it's another Budweiser that tastes how you would expect. Get Pabst or Busch instead if you're on a budget.

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Bud Dry from Anheuser-Busch
58 out of 100 based on 111 ratings.