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Budweiser American Ale - Anheuser-Busch

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BA SCORE
73
okay

1,065 Ratings
THE BROS
70
okay

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Ratings: 1,065
Reviews: 764
rAvg: 3.14
pDev: 19.11%
Wants: 17
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
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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SFLpunk

Vermont

2.4/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

12oz brown pry-top glass bottle with a freshness "code" but no date.

Appearance: Quarter inch white head fades rather quickly to leave a thin veil of white, with larger foam bubbles along the rim. A reddish-amber color with medium-sized bubbles.

Nose: Smells like borderline red ale, raw sugar, dry marzipan, and a fruit basket-style bouquet.

Palate: Light- to Medium-light-body. Corn husk, lightly roasted caramel malt perhaps, and fall smells. Also, a lime zest on the finish. I thought of pumpkin for a second, but I think it's just an association, not something that's actually present here.

Notes: The appearance and the aroma were promising, and I was hoping for a decent brew. The second it hit my tongue, I knew it was an AB product and it tasted like they just brewed their normal mash as an ale and maybe added a little caramel color. I don't mean to hate on this beer, I really had hopes for it, but I can't say that it delivered. Will the average beer drinker like it? Most likely it will do well for a little while, and then people will forget about it. Maybe if they served it with a lime wedge...

(Others have pointed out this would make a transition beer from Macro to Micro, but I disagree. I think those already exist - Sam Adams, for example - and I think this is just going to be a flash in the pan over the next year. Although, if it does get people away from Macro, I do admit that IS a good thing...I just don't have high expectations that this will do much good.)

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2008 22:22:56 | More by SFLpunk
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Budweiser American Ale from Anheuser-Busch
73 out of 100 based on 1,065 ratings.