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Budweiser American Ale - Anheuser-Busch

Budweiser American AleBudweiser American Ale

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BA SCORE
73
okay

1,040 Ratings
THE BROS
70
okay

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1040
Reviews: 764
rAvg: 3.14
pDev: 19.11%


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

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: KI9A on 06-08-2008)
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Reviews by Douglas14:
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Douglas14

California

2.35/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I really came into this beer wanting to like it and give it a shot. I must say that I am incredibly disappointed! A lot of respectable people have said that it was a nice try by Bud and that it is worth a try. I doubt I would recommend this beer to another BA. On to the review...

Pours a nice copper with some ruby coming trough with immaculate clarity. There is a tiny, slightly off-white head, that resides before I can even take a sip. This was the big knock on the appearance. As for the aroma: it has somewhat of a nice malt bill with some slight hops, but nowhere near deserving respect or commendation. The flavor is just as disappointing as the aroma. It has an identical malt bill with a slight hop bite. There is no complexity or depth and lacks that certain something that urges one to savor the sip. The body is light and the finish is somewhat dry.

Like I said, I wanted this beer to prove me wrong, to show me that AB could make a worthy beer, to show me it's ok to enjoy a beer from a major brewer, but they haven't shown me anything. Thank god I have 2 roommates to finish the 6-pack I bought that I will not finish.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2008 23:27:37 | More by Douglas14
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ChristopherWIU-UTPA

Texas

2.63/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Anheuser-Busch's attempt make a better beer, it has better quality than it's large scale production brethren. It pours clear golden, light foamy head, with lacings, and average carbonation. It lacks aroma, has an average ale taste with the major taste being hops. It has no edge, is refreshing, and leaves a hops aftertaste.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2014 21:42:14 | More by ChristopherWIU-UTPA
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Ohio

4/5  rDev +27.4%

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davemarc87

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

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Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -20.4%

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nicholas2121

Ohio

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

I remember when Budweiser American Ale came out on the market. This was one of the only Anheuser Busch beers with a pull cap not a twist off. This was a drak beer with a bold taste. It is a shame they do not brew this beer anymore. I would get it time after time it was something different from the Budweiser or Michelob. Overall I gave this beer a 3.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2014 22:10:30 | More by nicholas2121
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3.75/5  rDev +19.4%

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Virginia

3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

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Florida

2.5/5  rDev -20.4%

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Florida

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Texas

3/5  rDev -4.5%

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Illinois

3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

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Texas

2/5  rDev -36.3%

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3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

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Oklahoma

2.25/5  rDev -28.3%

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New York

3/5  rDev -4.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

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3/5  rDev -4.5%

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Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -4.5%

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Florida

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Budweiser American Ale from Anheuser-Busch
73 out of 100 based on 1,040 ratings.