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Budweiser - Anheuser-Busch

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5,298 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,298
Reviews: 1,610
rAvg: 2.35
pDev: 33.62%
Wants: 45
Gots: 813 | FT: 0
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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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Reviews by UnderPressure:
Photo of UnderPressure
1.41/5  rDev -40%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Any American who has ever had a beer has had a Budweiser. We all know what it's about, but I'll try to give it a fair review.

Completely clear, very pale yellow. Really fizzy. White one finger head. Etched bottom glass maintains a half finger head for a few minutes.

Subtle effervescent aroma. Hard to pinpoint a description, but not great.

Extremely subtle flavor. Hard to describe. Very empty tasting. Not much there at all.

Thin bodied mouthfeel. Extremely watery. Way over carbonated.

Overall, this beer is pretty bad. There's not much flavor. But I understand that's what some people like. On to the next...

More User Reviews:
Photo of RoyalT
2.68/5  rDev +14%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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. It’s smooth, well carbonated, and refreshing. Of course, it’s mostly water with little to no body, but it goes good with pretzels, pizza, or a four pound salt lick.

Photo of obninsk23
1.21/5  rDev -48.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Frozen urine. In addition to no taste it is made using GMO corn and corn syrup other cheap food chemicals.

Photo of llscotto
1.01/5  rDev -57%

Cutie reps at the bar had a computer set up to record commercials Q&A session for commercials should they like your answers....got a free Bud for my time. I smiled politely and accepted it, continuing to smile as I took a sip. But they could see in my eyes something was wrong. Skunky flavor, with a stale egg aftertaste. I plowed through a couple more sips before my taste buds over ruled and forced me to take a bow. A polite placement of the half full beer on the counter to check my phone then accidentally leave it behind as I walk away.

Photo of biboergosum
2.41/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A word to the wise - don't mock certain things when out drinking with certain people, people whose turn it is to buy the round. I'm just saying, but hey, lemons and lemonade...

A 20oz pint of this plops down on the bar, in a sparkly clean Bud Light glass - too much to hope for exact brand consistency, I suppose. The beer appears a crystal clear pale golden straw colour, with a bare modicum of thinly foamy, bubbly bone-white head, which leaves a surprising bit of spectral webbed lace around the glass as things sink away.

It smells of middling corn and grainy rice 'malt', a bit of stony hard water minerality, and damned near nothing in the way of hops. The taste is more breakfast cereal rice, with a lesser sickly corn sweetness, an ethereally faint, indistinct, New Jersey laboratory fruitiness, and, dum-da-da-dum: still no hops here folks.

The carbonation is a bit much up front, but skitters away soon enough, the body medium-light for the style, more than a bit watery, and smooth by committee diktat. This all makes for a plain, off-dry finish, and thankfully not very much of it.

Innocuous, and easy enough to put back, but in the same way as a sandwich made with Wonderbread, you'll feel sort of guilty and empty afterwards. The 'drinkability' hacks probably pushed the IBU rating here into the negative range, but I actually have no problem downing it, particularly if I'm distracted, and already a bit sauced, which, thankfully, I am. Still no reason to make this your beer of choice, though.

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.51/5  rDev +49.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Crystal clear. Very light yellowish color topped by a full and foamy bright white head that holds very well. The carbonation is quite fine, leaving thin steady streams of tiny bubbles rising steadily to the surface. Nice appearance! The aroma is quite limited with just vaugue indications of malt, hops, fermentation esters and alcohol. The body is light with a gentle carbonation and a slightly creamy mouthfeel. The flavor is quite one-sided, however, with only a very light malt character ever so gently buoyed by hop bitterness and a light "apple" character from fermentation. The finish is "short and sweet" with only a residual malt and next to non-existant bitterness. Refreshing! This is the best selling beer in the world for a reason. Although limited in character, it displays no flaws whatsoever. There is nothing even remotely objectable about it - a true "beer for the masses".

Photo of jaialainut
5/5  rDev +112.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

the title of king of beers says it all, sure its massed produced and thats because of its popuarity.
very tasty and refreshing beer that i can find at any great sporting events.
beer snobs of the world have a negative opinion, but where ever you go you will see this great tasting beer being sold and thats the bottom line.

Photo of archyquaffer
2.72/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

This is one of those beers that cannot possibly get fair treatment on this site. I'm not necessarily against hating on AB- the number of times I HAD to have their beer at some bar because of no other choices- is enough for me to hate on this brand. That said...

Poured from a tallboy 25 ouncer into a shaker pint. A moderate to semi-aggressive pour will produce about 1.5 inches of a billowy, somewhat chunky head. The beer is a pale straw color with light carbonation.

Very apparent DMS in the aroma, but it fades as the beer progresses- as long as it doesn't get warm. A slight fruity aroma is apparent as well- something akin to tomato skins. The flavor is lightly grainy with no hop character to speak of. It's very light in flavor and on the palate. Bland, average, watery and typical- what do you want?

I have often chosen this over Bud Light, which is a ridiculous watery yet somehow nasty beer. Coors Light really does taste like water, and is actually pretty good if you're thirsty. If my choices are light beer or Bud, then this is it. Not exactly a ringing endorsement, but there it is.

Photo of StonedTrippin
2.84/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

this beer has an undue bad name. all their other products are garbage, from shock top to black crown, to bud light and on and on, but, this particular brew, the original, ive always preferred to its competitors, and it does have a useful part to play I think. it pours a yellow straw colored watery soda fizz mess with an average white head. the nose is a lot like the can, even when its from a bottle or on tap. an odd metallic smell, but there is some grain in here, and I can get hops if I focus on it. the flavor has a refreshing mellowness to it, and while this may be all cut up with corn and rice and whatever else, it does retain some nice malt flavors, light as they are, and the hopping is crisp. I mean, im never going to go out and buy this, but in a tiny foreign airport, a concert at some beer wasteland, or a ballpark with no better options, I actually really enjoy a Budweiser. it is also the first beer I ever legally bought in the united states when I was 21 returning from overseas, so it has some sentimental function as well. to me its the classic American working mans beer, nothing special, but far from repulsive too. say what you will about it, but it aint half as bad as a miller or coors, although black crown is unforgivable.

Photo of BeardGuy
4.85/5  rDev +106.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Sorry, but I just love American style lagers and Budweiser is delicious

Photo of metter98
2.27/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

A: The beer is crystal clear light straw yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high bright white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface, a narrow collar around the edge of the glass, and bits of lacing down the sides.
S: Moderate aromas of adjunct malts are present in the nose—rice seems to stand out in particular—along with some hints of grassy hops.
T: Like the smell, the taste has flavors of rice and other nondescript malts along with faint hints of bitterness.
M: It feels light-bodied, slightly clean and a touch watery on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer goes down easily. The smell or taste isn't offensive, but are ones that I would not particularly seek out.

Photo of Buzz3d
1/5  rDev -57.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Its just not as good as my peach pumpkin ale

Photo of Alestorm4069
4/5  rDev +70.2%

Budweiser... Does it live up to the king of beers title??? Eh... No. Very bland, but tastes smooth and clean. drinkability certainly wins over everything else with this. Very drinkable. Not much going on. Just average. Still Better than Natural ice or Bud ice, but not better than other things. Would rather have MHL or MGD.

Photo of 57md
2.18/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Had this at a social function - the choice was Bud or Bud Light.

It is nearly impossible for me to believe that I once considered myself a "Bud Man." Thankfully, that was a looooong time ago.

The only redeemable quality is that this beer is union made.

Photo of MFrye10
5/5  rDev +112.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Once your lips touch that nice cold bottle of Budweiser you will instantly look up to the skies above give Jesus a wink and a thumbs up because he has bestowed upon you the King of Beers! This heaven sent beer was made so that everyone can know what sweet mother freedom tastes like. You see old glory flying and you hear the bells of freedom singing. So kick back, enjoy and by God taste FREEDOM!

Photo of BEERchitect
2.18/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Reveiwed once before on tap at the Anheuser Busch Brewery and had a plesant experience. However, this time from the can. Looks brightly straw with small head retention and small lacing. Smells faint of light malt, corn, rice, and maybe other cereal grains. A bit astringent and metalic. Tastes powdery and malty. Light buttery and corn flavors dominate. A bit of cidery flavors present to the palate and in the finish. Noble hop varieties are nicely balanced but lend no flavor. Finishes scrubbed from over carbonation. Aftertaste is powdery and mildly sweet. Fades quickly. Crisp yet remains slick to the toung and metalic.

Photo of MustacheKing
3/5  rDev +27.7%

This beer ain't bad. True, it's not the type of beer that one savors. What it is, is a good lawn mower type beer. It's also good with Asian cuisine.

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

Wish i had a peach pumpkin beer instead

Photo of drabmuh
2.86/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Got a FREE can of beer, my choices, Budweiser or Budlight. Light beer is for pussies. I got the king of beers.

Beer is yellow and clear with moderate carbonation but basically no head dynamics at all. You can force a head out but it doesn't stay and there is no lacing on the glass.

Aroma is overall weak with a hint of cereal in the nose. Not much to say, sorry.

Beer is thin and watery. There is some faint alcohol in the front and some grainy bitterness in the back. It has some flavor unlike some of these things but just not enough to care a whole lot. Its not very good. Its not horrible though. Its completely drinkable and it is what it is. It mayonnaise of the beer world. Sure you may love wasabi, but sometime you may want something simple and bland. Here it is.

Photo of Safa1
2.76/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Because you deserve what every individual should enjoy regularly. It's American for mass consumption of beer. Drink a six pack and sing the national anthem while taking photos of bald headed Eagles. Forget the taste forget the macro and sometimes just have some beer. This is that beer.

Photo of neilp55
3.15/5  rDev +34%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Old standby Bud gets a bad rap in that it's a beer by the masses for the masses. Not particularly strong or of unique character it's nevertheless a great "backyard" beer after mowing the lawn or coming in from a hard day's work. No hoppiness and a pale pilsner taste that goes down easy. Serving in a frosted mug improves the experience greatly and it's really refreshing with no aftertaste. Give Bud a break. It is what it is.

Photo of RyanLaCount03
3.63/5  rDev +54.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

Photo of davemarc87
2.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of mojohawk21
2.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of cam477
2/5  rDev -14.9%

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