Budweiser American Ale - Anheuser-Busch
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3.25/5 rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Pours a red-amber color with a mild head that collapsed into a ring that hugged the interior of my glass. Some lacing of the glass.
Virtually non-existent nose. Try as I might I couldn't detect the slightest hint of the beer's ingredients.
Flavor was surprising for a "macro-brew" yet there are flavor signatures all over this beer as to its heritage- Budweiser. There's a nice tinge of hop bitterness at the start, but not far behind the initial flavor is the looming shadow of good 'ol Budweiser. As if the brewers took the Budweiser formula and draped a double measure of hops over the brew in order to differentiate it from their humdrum everyday fare. The ale-like hops bitterness dissipated quickly leaving behind a water-like spent taste sensation. Almost as if the flavor energy used fortifying the initial hops surge ran short part of the way through the taste sensation.
Mouthfeel was cordial-- there was somewhat of a mild finish and the general character was such that I could see myself reaching for another bottle.
Drinkability is somewhat hampered because of the one dimensional aspect of this ale-- that of hops bitterness and then the weary Budweiser lager underpinnings left to massage my taste buds (no pun intended).
Over-all I say this beer is worth a try. Don't expect a miracle from AB but if offered this brew or any other of the big domestic every-day fair I'd chose this one-- or perhaps the Michelob Bock or Amber-- neither of which I'd walk one hundred yards for...
Serving type: bottle
12-08-2008 00:28:58 | More by gueuzeonhigh
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