Budweiser - Anheuser-Busch
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Reviews by Reaper16:
3.03/5 rDev +30%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
12oz. bottle served into some sort of plastic cup bullshit
Pours a fizzy yellow color. What else could you expect? Tiny head, no retention, looks pale and translucent. It's hard to rate this category to style, since all the beers look pretty identical. I suppose the lack of head retention is the excuse that I'll use to score this low.
Not much aroma to speak of at all. There's some nasty corn and rice and just-barely malted barley smells. A twinge of hops that comes across as aluminum. That's it.
This tastes a whole lot better than I remember it tasting. Not that it was good, just pretty close to above-average for the style. Yeah, there's the corn and rice bullshit flavor. But you actually get some hops - metallic though they are - and you get that signature shitty green apple flavor. I know that the green apple flavor in most other beers is acetaldehyde - an off-flavor. But this off-flavor, intentional or not, adds complexity to an uncompleted beer.
Does this beer fizz? Yes. Is it light-bodied. Yes. Ergo, nice mouthfeel for the style. Drinkability? Absolutely. If it were lower in ABV% than I might score it higher but I won't since I'm lacking something to offset the awfulness of the flavor.
This is not the worst thing ever. In its abomination of a beer style, I feel that Budweiser actually holds up pretty well. Don't get me wrong though - I never want to drink another one. But rating to style this is pretty OK.
Serving type: bottle
08-26-2010 04:04:00 | More by Reaper16
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2.19/5 rDev -6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25
Served at a work related party at an event. Only option available. Should have had water.
A: Golden. That's about all I can say. Some amount of carbonation and small head. Not terribly looking but pretty bland.
S: Very minor aromas of yeast and hops.
T: Pretty bland, nothing really to speak of. The main flavors are yeast and booze. I can't taste any malts or hops whatsoever.
O: Not any worse or better than expected. Good thing it's 5.0% otherwise I'm not sure it even has a point.
Serving type: can
07-18-2014 22:54:43 | More by jsausley
Budweiser from Anheuser-Busch
56 out of 100 based on 4,337 ratings.