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Budweiser American Ale - Anheuser-Busch

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BA SCORE
73
okay

1,067 Ratings
THE BROS
70
okay

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Ratings: 1,067
Reviews: 764
rAvg: 3.14
pDev: 19.11%
Wants: 17
Gots: 15 | 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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mashedpotatoes

Ohio

2.6/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I almost bought into the hype with this beer and if you compare it to budweiser or bud light then you might think the hype is true. My problem is, I tried this right after drinking some real microbrew ale.

This beer pours a pretty light amber color with a huge four finger head. There is significant lacing but that's about where the goodness comes to a screeching halt. Smell and mouthfeel are nil, insignificant. The taste is that of flavored water. Drinkability is low unless you are used to drinking PBR every night, this beer will have no affect on you.

Side note: It's quite obvious what's going on here. Anheiser Busch can't stand seeing their profit margins dwindle due to significant breweries like Sam Adams picking up steam. They figured they could throw in a few special ingredients, simplify the label, add a pop-cap and call it special and join the ranks. Absolute fail in my opinion. For the most part this stuff tastes bland, thin and looks like a cheap attempt to make something of value that is not. Stick to the budget redneck beer AB, leave us connoisseurs alone!

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2009 03:44:36 | More by mashedpotatoes
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Budweiser American Ale from Anheuser-Busch
73 out of 100 based on 1,067 ratings.