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Safari Amber - Anheuser-Busch

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36 Ratings
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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 2.85
pDev: 22.81%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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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Reviews by Onslow:
Photo of Onslow
2.63/5  rDev -7.7%
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! ..

Onslow, Feb 24, 2010
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Photo of Cavanaghty
3.66/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Served on tap in a plastic pint glass at Disney's Animal Kingdom

Appearance: Reddish amber with a thin white head that lingered. Mild lacing on the glass.

Smell: Mild hops and citrus.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth medium bodied. Taste of malt and hops some mild citrus.

Overall: Not bad. Try it if your there, but its nothing special.

Cavanaghty, Apr 20, 2014
Photo of SetarconeX
2.75/5  rDev -3.5%
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.

SetarconeX, May 14, 2005
Photo of racer2k
2.65/5  rDev -7%
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.

racer2k, Jul 03, 2009
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3/5  rDev +5.3%

DruC4, Jun 18, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -47.4%

MADPolo, May 07, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +14%

jheezee, Aug 04, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +14%

Gmann, Jul 22, 2013
Photo of bigaddy
3.5/5  rDev +22.8%

bigaddy, Dec 30, 2013
Photo of Gregaroo
3.5/5  rDev +22.8%

Gregaroo, Apr 17, 2014
Photo of mikesgroove
3.68/5  rDev +29.1%
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!

mikesgroove, Feb 23, 2011
Photo of mullenite
2.9/5  rDev +1.8%
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.

mullenite, May 05, 2010
Photo of mpalestino
3/5  rDev +5.3%

mpalestino, Nov 11, 2013
Photo of TheManiacalOne
1.93/5  rDev -32.3%
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.

TheManiacalOne, Nov 27, 2006
Photo of TheHoppiest
2.35/5  rDev -17.5%
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.

TheHoppiest, Jun 26, 2010
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2.75/5  rDev -3.5%

CMOrak, Jan 27, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -47.4%

Grodd87, Aug 23, 2014
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2/5  rDev -29.8%

beerbtl, Jun 24, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +14%

NorthernSoul, Mar 14, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Crimsontider22, May 17, 2014
Photo of aquatonex
3.15/5  rDev +10.5%
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.

aquatonex, Mar 05, 2007
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3.25/5  rDev +14%

NumberNone, Nov 12, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +14%

jemarent, May 25, 2014
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3/5  rDev +5.3%

buckyp, Jul 03, 2012
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3/5  rDev +5.3%

jrohrbacher, Jan 19, 2014
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Safari Amber from Anheuser-Busch
70 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.