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Safari Amber - Anheuser-Busch

Safari Amber
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30 Ratings
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Ratings: 30
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 2.92
pDev: 19.52%


Brewed by:
Anheuser-Busch visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Lager brewed exclusively for the Animal Kingdom theme park at Walt Disney World.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-28-2002)
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

3.68/5  rDev +26%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on tap at animal kingdom on my recent disney trip.

This poured a deep, dark amber, with a nice burnt reddish hue. nice one inch white head, gave way to a nice coating along the top of the glass. Not really any residual side glass lacing to speak of. Nice carbonation bubbles rippling up through from the bottom of the glass. The smell was very nice, lots of grains and cerals, with a hint of some caramel and a touch of bittering pine hops mixed in. A very light off fruit aroma could also be detected after a few minutes. The taste was very well crafted. A good malted back with a good deal of a hop character mixed in. I did not really detect much of a citrus taste at first, but subsequent sips showed this to be more pronounced then I had thought earlier. Very well balanced beer as no particular taste won out over another. Great feel, decent carbonation, but the feel was very smooth and effortless. A little slick, but not distractingly so, rather easy drinking. I could throw down a six pack of these with no time. Definatly a chugger. Overall this was damn fine, and the first steam beer I have had in quite a while. I will definatly be having another one of these in the near future. This was almost too good to pass up if I saw it. I really enjoyed it!

Serving type: on-tap

02-23-2011 00:12:48 | More by mikesgroove
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SassyBootblack

Colorado

3.03/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap all around Disney's Animal Kingdom.

Appearance: A deep, clear amber color. Thin head that doesn't stick around long.

Smell: A slight malty smell.

Taste: Sweet malt, bitter in a balanced way. Pretty unremarkable as a whole. It washes down food nicely.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, but a little on the light side.

Drinkability: It goes down easily since there's nothing really wrong or distractingly exciting about it.

A pretty basic and forgettable amber ale.

Serving type: on-tap

12-07-2010 17:09:16 | More by SassyBootblack
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TheHoppiest

Ohio

2.35/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Had in a plastic cup poolside at a Disney Resort.

Pours an amber-brown with a creamy head that remains.

Has a real malty barley taste, slightly grassy. Also has that "stale" beer smell like you get from walking into a bar the next morning.

Thin tasting, slightly metallic, slightly malty. Straw, barley, some watery hops predominate. Like any other mass produced dark beer.

Thin mouthfeel, slightly carbonated. Creamy head remains.

Overall, not terribly drinkable. I'll have something my next trip to the bar.

Serving type: on-tap

06-26-2010 18:16:41 | More by TheHoppiest
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mullenite

Florida

2.9/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Appearance - Pours a brownish/dark amber color with about a finger and a half of off-white foam. Lots of nice thick lacing on the cup.

Nose - Sweet caramel malts, bready biscuit aromas. Some light diacetyl adds to the caramel sweetness.

Taste - Very similar to the nose with lots of bread and caramel flavors. The complete lack of hop flavor or aroma really kills this as an Amber but if someone told me it was a traditional Bock I would believe them.

Mouthfeel - Thin body, bordering on medium but still pretty thin. Nice cleansing carbonation keeps it from becoming cloying.

Overall - Eh, I would rather drink Yuengling or Sam Adams over this one. Very disappointing.

Serving type: on-tap

05-05-2010 16:53:30 | More by mullenite
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Onslow

Texas

2.63/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Bought on Tap @ the Yak and Yeti Restaurant in Disney in the Animal Kingdom, lunch .. . Caramel and dark bread Aromas .. . nice mouthfeel for a hot day, light spritz .. . tries for a craft but falls short, good for tourists .. . decent and fun for Disney but what happens at Disney should stay at Disney... love those fried wontons yo! ..

Serving type: on-tap

02-24-2010 23:52:47 | More by Onslow
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racer2k

Massachusetts

2.65/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I had this on tap at the Animal Kingdom Lodge in Disney World. This beer was consumed in a 16 ounce plastic cup.

A: Dark amber color, with an initial off white foam head that fades away leaving a thick lace.

S: Strong malty aroma with a bit of caramel but nothing special in the nose.

T: Caramel, malt and a bit biscuity for tasting characteristics.

M: Heavy carbonation, medium body and not very smooth on the up take. The finish is very heavy on the malt.

D: I opted for this selection over the other macro BMC beers on tap. It was tolerable given the sub par beer selection but not something I would ask for if there was a better variety.

Serving type: on-tap

07-03-2009 16:16:05 | More by racer2k
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HopDerek

Pennsylvania

3.45/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had it on tap at the Animal Kingdom Lodge's Boma buffet. I didn't really know much about it, not even who the brewer was, but I was told it tasted somewhat like Sam Adams. Appears a reddish amber in color with a nice inch of fizzy white head. Smells somewhat spicy, though primarily malty, sweet like caramel. Taste was a good malt backbone with a detectable amount of hops. It really did resemble Boston Lager, though still you could tell it wasn't, a bit watery. Medium to medium-light in body, but a good beer to enjoy in the hot Florida weather. I was shocked when I discovered that it was brewed by Anheuser-Busch. I would most likely get one again when I revisit Animal Kingdom or Animal Kingdom Lodge, not only because it's better than most of the other options available there, but also because it was actually good.

Serving type: on-tap

03-17-2007 20:52:19 | More by HopDerek
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aquatonex

New York

3.15/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Specially brewed for Animal Kingdom? Had to check it out.

Pours a dark honey color, rather translucent. Some foamy head. Nose is slightly spicy almost with some maltiness, not very swilly. Taste also was pretty good, slightly creamy, slightly bitter, similar to amber bock but better. A little spice. Surprisingly complex and good for an AB beer. Very impressed and I would definitely have it again if I ever was around Animal Kingdom again.

Serving type: on-tap

03-05-2007 17:14:54 | More by aquatonex
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

1.93/5  rDev -33.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

On-tap at Animal Kingdom in Disney World, served in a 16oz plastic cup.

A: The beer is a deep gold color, with a decent-sized foamy off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace.

S: The aroma is malty, but there isn’t much to it, maybe some tea and caramel.

T: The taste is bready with the flavor of caramelized malt, but it’s quite ordinary.

M: Not very crisp or smooth, medium body, medium-to-heavy carbonation, clean finish.

D: Not very flavorful, goes down easy because there’s nothing to it, and isn’t filling. It was better than Bud Light which was my other choice, but I’d rather drink just about anything else.

Serving type: on-tap

11-27-2006 23:47:54 | More by TheManiacalOne
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SetarconeX

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A special Disney World only brew? I didn't know they had it in them.

Pretty average looking amber color, and surprisingly frothy. Not too much of a scent, really.

Not too much to taste either, really. Probably the most watery amber I've ever had. Nevertheless, the fact that there's a few recognizable hops in there somewhere puts it head and sholders above most other A-B products.

Not impressive, but something a bit more unusual then you'd think you'd find in a theme park. Just the thing to cool you off before you hop in another line for a ride.

Serving type: on-tap

05-14-2005 03:18:34 | More by SetarconeX
Safari Amber from Anheuser-Busch
72 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.