Budweiser American Ale - Anheuser-Busch
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3.7/5 rDev +17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Poured a nice rich amber color with a little carbonation showing through. Good deep color and density in the glass. The head and lacing was very minimal however.
The aroma was on the lighter side with some caramel malty sweetness and a very faint hop aroma. The aroma naturally became a little more pronounced as the beer warmed up but I was left wishing it was more aromatic overall.
The taste had some toastiness and breadiness in the mix that added to the aforementioned caramel malt sweetness towards the back end. Up front the slight hop bitterness was present. I say slight because I was expecting more after reading this was supposedly dry-hopped. However the amount of hop presence is relatively true to style.
Light to medium bodied mouthfeel with some carbonation present. There is a lingering sweetness left on the tongue in the aftertaste. With no over the top flavors or aromas, this is a very approachable amber ale and definitely easy to drink. As it should be, this is a good entry level amber that will hopefully introduce the masses to the differences between ales and lagers. Hopefully AB does a good job encouraging the consumer to drink this one a little warmer than their "ice cold" marketing campaigns do for the lagers because even just 10 minutes at room temperature after coming out of the tap makes a big difference for this one.
Serving type: on-tap
09-23-2008 19:28:31 | More by abankovich
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