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Budweiser - Anheuser-Busch

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5,357 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,357
Reviews: 1,654
rAvg: 2.35
pDev: 33.62%
Wants: 50
Gots: 887 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 11-21-2000

Brewed using a blend of imported and classic American aroma hops, and a blend of barley malts and rice. Budweiser is brewed with time-honored methods including “kraeusening” for natural carbonation and Beechwood aging, which results in unparalleled balance and character.
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Ratings: 5,357 | Reviews: 1,654
Photo of Kirsten_Ann92
1.52/5  rDev -35.3%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Oh gosh... All this beer does is remind of a horrible smell of all college housing. When poured it is a golden color and is very misleading. It makes you think hey this might actually taste good and be refreshing. However, it personally reminds me of a cheap kegger. The beer smells predominately of yeast which leaves it with a few citrusy notes. And when you taste it, it only tastes of yeast, and maybe a bit of barley. Basically it's a beer you can drink like water, going back to why it reminds me of a kegger. It's meant to be a beer you can chug and get down quick not necessarily something you can sit back and enjoy.

Photo of nucloid
4.81/5  rDev +104.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This is another one of the few types of beers i've had. Not much to really say about it. It tastes quite good and goes down smoothly. So far this is my 2nd favorite beer.

Photo of claudialeshok
2/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

very light, with some pineapple notes.

Photo of rossracing
1/5  rDev -57.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

not going to rate tastes bad

Photo of partains
2.76/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Look: golden yellow
Smell: bitter, yeast
Taste: a bit watered down, wheat and yeast
Overall: tastes neutral, just like a typical beer

Photo of QueenDiva2015
2.11/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Very watered down. No type of flavor

Photo of Sydney10
3.47/5  rDev +47.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Visual: Clear golden color.
Smell: A bitter smell. Yeasty smell reminded of cornstarch.
Taste: More carbonated than other beers. Sweet and spicy aftertaste.
Overall: Watered down beer. Not that special.

Photo of carolynschaf
2.52/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Budweiser appears filtered. It has fruity scents from the yeast. It is a lager that is fermentation driven. It is very light in taste and flavor.

Photo of whitephi
2.88/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 1.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Basic beer that doesn't look appetizing, but is inexpensive and gives a refreshing feel.

Photo of Joseph01
3.72/5  rDev +58.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Color - Mild Yellow

Aroma - Slightly fruity notes

Palate - Notes of wheat and/or yeast, slight tartness.

Overall - This beer was refreshing, and at the right price. Will drink again.

Photo of meganrosso
3.9/5  rDev +66%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

One of my favorite non-light beers

Photo of SocraticTortoise
1/5  rDev -57.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Excellent example of a shitty, mass-produced, rushed through fermentation and well-branded "beer". I am aghast that the bros gave it a score of 80, but it makes sense if you consider this poor excuse for fermented beverage within the category that it sits squarely in: American Adjunct Lager. It is in fact, Made in America, with Adjuncts, and somehow passes for a lager, which really gets me, because the beechwood is added not for flavor (plywood doesn't give off that much phenols after the heat and pressure treatment) but rather to strip the yeast out of the solution prior to actual finishing the fermentation. Becasue of the rush-job, one is assaulted by a load of acetaldehyde on every sip, making it seem like someone poured apple juice into your shitty can of shitty beer, which would be a relief, if it were actually juice. I will never support a company so bent on ruining the industry that they dominate, I can't even bring myself to pay for any beers that any of the breweries that AB has acquired produce; it is too painful and harms the industry.

Bad beer! Bad!

Photo of Eziel
3.07/5  rDev +30.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

King of Beers. I still say DOWN. Drink Only When Necessary.

Photo of jmalina121
2.7/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

This beer is light and refreshing. It is easy to drink but has more body than a bud lite, for example.

Photo of wilgenb1
3.38/5  rDev +43.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

It is a fuller version of bud light but still a lager that goes down smooth

Photo of JerseyknowsBest
1/5  rDev -57.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This beer if you can call it that is awful, I actually would get a headache from this crap. I would rather drink water.

Photo of SethGarryson
1/5  rDev -57.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Unless you're a poor college student there is no reason to drink this beer.

Photo of taters21
3.12/5  rDev +32.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours piss yellow in color with almost no head and very high carbonation, tastes of sweet grain and cereal though no corniness(which is quite nice), and slight hops on the very end, finishes dry with an overall thin mouthfeel. Nice for an adjunct lager but still not exactly the king of beers.

Photo of RonJensen
1.2/5  rDev -48.9%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1

So this beer doesn't contain corn, which is a good thing, but it does contain cheap, white, stripped, GMO rice. AB is well known for using cheap ingredients and cutting corners for so many decades, but the fools keep buying this cheap excuse for a beer, and paying too much for it too, go figure. Taste: lots of water, rice, sugar, too much carbonation and maybe a touch of hops. Bleh

Photo of MakenziMantey
2.54/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

The color of this beer is a medium yellow. The aroma you get is a slightly fruity smell and is kind of strong. Tasting this beer is another story at first it is sharp and tart with an after taste that is not all that pleasant.

Photo of dabone
3.94/5  rDev +67.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Served from a can. Good carbonation and head. Bright yellow but clear color. Not much aroma. Good flavor for a lager, good mix of cereal grains and hops. Not overpowering on either. Good mouthfeel.

Photo of capilial
2.11/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Budweiser is a simple light beer. You can definitely tell it is a cheap beer when you are drinking it. For how inexpensive it is, Budweiser is a tolerable beer.

Photo of ThannyRooCrew
4.57/5  rDev +94.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Budweiser is a very good beer, and it is the Great American Lager. Also the price makes it that much better. It seems to be the norm for people to hate on Budweiser, but it's a very solid beer so don't listen to them. Definitely my go to beer when watching a baseball or hockey game.

Photo of redsoxjim
2.88/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

It looks and tastes just all right. Probably the best of the three (Coors, Miller, Bud) main American brews

Photo of GageFreeman
3.07/5  rDev +30.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.75

It's a pretty good cheaper beer

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Budweiser from Anheuser-Busch
57 out of 100 based on 5,357 ratings.