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Budweiser American Ale - Anheuser-Busch

Budweiser American AleBudweiser American Ale

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BA SCORE
73
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1,040 Ratings
THE BROS
70
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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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Groomsy

Kentucky

3.4/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle poured into pint glass.

Appearance: Poured a very clear and transparent amber color, very close to an Irish Red with slight hints of orange and gold when held to light. Medium carbonation bubbles float to the top of the body and produce a rocky two-finger white head, which leaves behind some respectable chunks of lacing and rings down the glass and settles down to a think cap of foam on top of the body. About average for an amber ale, but definitely the best from a brewery like Budweiser.

Smell: Again, fairly standard in terms of category, but definitely not bad overall. The advertised citrus aromas from the hops are present, but there's also a nice backbone of bread-like malts, caramel, and a slightly earthy note overall. Very sweet and inviting, kind of reminds me of some dark lagers. Pretty solid.

Taste: A nice sweep of caramel and bready malt sweetness settles on the tongue at first, followed by some moderately bitter - but not overwhelming or assertive by any means - citric hops in the finish along with some earthy/musty notes. Pretty standard amber ale, but the bite from the hops is what sort of enhances the overall flavor of this beer. Maybe it's a little too sweet, but it's solid overall.

Mouthfeel: Light-medium body overall, medium carbonation enforces the slight hop bite in the finish. Very slick and smooth in the finish, not grainy or off-putting at all. Virtually no aftertaste except for some lingering citrus notes.

Drinkability: I definitely wouldn't go after this as a staple beer, but if I was in a pinch and this was the only thing offered, I wouldn't turn it down. If AB made beers like this their flagship and focus, maybe they could change their reputation as a brewery. This brew, of course, pales in comparison to others, but on its own, it's not bad at all. Solid and enjoyable, very consistent in flavor. And let's face it, at $7 for a six-pack (in my area anyway), this is reasonably priced compared to similar craft beers.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2011 05:45:02 | More by Groomsy
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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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4/5  rDev +27.4%

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Indiana

3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

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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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2.5/5  rDev -20.4%

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Florida

3.75/5  rDev +19.4%

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Florida

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