Budweiser American Ale - Anheuser-Busch
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3.13/5 rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
A: Poured into a pint glass. Body is coppery-amber with a 1/2-finger khaki head. Slow-rising bubbles. No lace.
S: Malt dominates the nose: some bready malt, caramel malt and a hint of basic cereal grain. Not terribly strong in the nose, but appropriate for the style, I guess. Torn between a 3 and a 3.5 here, I gave A-B the benefit of the doubt. . . .
T: First impression is really about the mouthfeel, not the taste. And that doesn't bode well. It's too light, slightly watery and thin, actually. And too carbonated. As for flavors, sweet caramel malt up front is immediately washed away by an active carbonation. Finishes with a metallic/minerally bitterness that reminds me of Budweiser, somehow, and which lingers into the aftertaste. That lingering dry metallic bitterness is not terribly pleasant, actually, though as it warms it becomes a tad bit sweeter.
M: See the above comments. In a nutshell, it's too light in heft, watery/thin in feel, and the carbonation, while fairly fine in feel, is just too active.
D: OK. Originally gave it a 3.5 but decided to lower it to 3 as I worked my way down the pint glass. It's just not something I'd likely order again, though if I was at a bowling alley and there were no BBC products and it was b/w this and adjunct lagers, I may order this.
Serving type: bottle
08-26-2009 01:48:32 | More by Kendo
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