Budweiser - Anheuser-Busch
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Reviews by Cooldill:
2.58/5 rDev +10.7%
Picked up a six pack on sale at local grocer. Poured into a "Meister Pils" flute glass.
A- Pale yellowish, almost watered-down apple juice. Initial solid white 2 finger head that is slightly creamier than expected, but fades steadly into a thin halo around the top of the beer. Some sudsy, coating lacing that isn't too bad. Obviously as average as you can get in the appearance department, but not all that bad really.
S- Initial moderate cooked vegetable, some yeastiness in the background and sweet grain. Not great or exciting, but certainly unoffensive.
T- Slightly sour tasting adjunct taste, sweet but somewhat balanced by the sourness, which unto itself isn't particularly pleasant. Very slight yeast and dinner roll in the finish, but only if you really search for it and after it warms a tad.
M- Moderate carbonation, and thin and watery. Not a whole lot to say here, but not overly bubbly so fast drinking is quite easy.
Overall, this is a classic American beer. Is it a great American beer, would I personally call it a "good" American beer, probably not. If anything, it's merits are easy drinking and low price. If you want a beer to drink on a hot day, and want something simple and light, this is better than most adjunt lagers out there.
Like it or not, Budweiser is linked to America's history. Growing up just southeast of St. Louis, were this is brewed, I might have a soft spot for this unremarkable beverage just due to homesickness, but this stuff really isn't as bad a people make it out to be. I guess it depends on mindset and the individual himself, and what he's looking for in a glass of beer.
11-19-2011 08:59:52 | More by Cooldill
More User Reviews:
3.61/5 rDev +54.9%
I thought that Budweiser was actually a decent beer when I tried it. The taste of the beer good. The taste of hops was present throughout. The motuhfeel of this was actually pretty good as well; it seemed pretty smooth to me. Overall, this historic beer is worth trying and isn't a bad beer to have once in awhile.
02-22-2013 01:26:43 | More by RyanLaCount03
2.68/5 rDev +15%
Appearance Light yellow in the body with nice-looking carbonation. I was able to work a little head out of the can with some good arm action on the pour.
Smell Classic American graininess. I thought for a second that I could smell some hops, but I was wrong.
Taste More grain in the flavor with a touch of gummi-bear sweetness at the finish.
Mouthfeel The carbonation is just right and it went down pretty smooth for me. No bad surprises here, which is important when striving for mediocrity.
Drinkability Ice cold, can-fermented, and skunk free make this beer a winner.
Comments The King is a good standard for American piss beers. Its smooth, well carbonated, and refreshing. Of course, its mostly water with little to no body, but it goes good with pretzels, pizza, or a four pound salt lick.
08-16-2003 23:36:39 | More by RoyalT
2.63/5 rDev +12.9%
Budweiser is running all sorts of specials for the World Cup, so I find myself drinking it during an Ecuador in order to get some free calamari and garlic bread at an Italian Restaurant. Might as well review.
A/N/T: 5% ABV carbonated water. Completely nonoffensive. Completely lacking in anything.
MF: Crisp, wet, light bodied.
D: Decent but not as high as PBR or High Life. I'll stick with them in the future when free squid isn't a factor.
06-09-2006 19:59:57 | More by DaPeculierDane
1.8/5 rDev -22.7%
Buuuhhh.... What to say about Budweiser that hasn't been said already? Had on tap, bottle, can - take your pick. The beer is a pale straw color, slightly golden with remarkable clarity (hey, at least it has something going for it). Fizzy white head disappears so quickly that you can't even really call it a head. The aroma is almost non-existent - metallic hints, corns, grains, sulfur, maybe some leafiness but nothing that really resembles a hop. Taste is basically the same - corns, pale malts, and some graininess. No really hop flavor or even bitterness for that matter. Astringency and over-carbonation are king of the hill here. Thin, thin body with a super-dry, super crispy finish. Aftertaste has a thin, grain flavor but not much else.
Budweiser is slightly better than Bud Light. But really, what is that saying? I remember after years of drinking Bud Light, I finally had a Budweiser and thought it had so much flavor. Heh, how the times have changed.
01-25-2013 13:28:14 | More by tectactoe
1.6/5 rDev -31.3%
This beer is not one to brag about by any means. It is way over carbonated and the taste is something that I personally can hardly bare at times. I always finish my beer but, with this beer I find it a challenge to do so. I even at times suffer from headaches resulting from this brew. However, it is a cheap beer and people find it somewhat "American" to drink it. But I, as a beer drinker, prefer a beer with much more character. You get what you pay for. But I will not pay for a Bud.
01-04-2012 01:02:05 | More by eduque14
2.88/5 rDev +23.6%
I was recently at a wedding reception and I had Bud for the first time in about 3 years. Although the pour was pretty weak and the smell was of your typifal grain and rice, the taste was pretty smoothe if your goal is just toi get fucked up! It had a decent sweet malfy flavor with almost no hint of hops in the taste. If you are looking for a beer to go down smoothly then this is to one!
09-04-2003 09:04:21 | More by Dmann
3/5 rDev +28.8%
I feel that this beer is worthy of respect but it is repellingly boring. When most individuals think of beer they think of Bud. This is the original and any beer drinker should have a sip of Budweiser. You won't be that impressed but you'll be happy to know that your beer tasting can only get better.
07-22-2010 18:53:37 | More by newcastleme
Budweiser from Anheuser-Busch
56 out of 100 based on 4,538 ratings.