Budweiser - Anheuser-Busch
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2.9/5 rDev +24.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
"Make way, make way for the King of beers"! I'm not sure how they came to that conclusion but I'm willing to let it slide if the beer is decent. Well I've heard a lot about "Bud", some things good, most things bad, but I'm going to put the blinders on and give it a hit and tell you exactly what I find.
Poured from a 330ml bottle into a 500ml Stein.
A: Clear yellow (almost high-vis!) body with a 3cm white head (I did a bit of a hard pour), that reduced fairly quickly to a thin covering.
S: There's a strong starch aroma along with sweet grain and a note of vegetable scraps. No hops could be detected.
T: A clean and crisp grain driven lager. Quite bland, but generally inoffensive (which is more than I can say for the Aussie macro lagers). The finish is slightly dry with hardly any hop bitterness. The after-taste is a little bit sour.
M: Mid to low carbonation with a watery body.
D: I'm not quite sure why Americans hate this beer so much... they obviously haven't been to or tried Australian lagers, which have all manner of crap going on. Overall this beer is bland and inoffensive, good if your taste buds need a rest but otherwise not something I would drink on a daily basis. "King of beers"? I think not, however you could do worse... much, much worse... *cough*VB*cough*.
Food match: Not much out there that wouldn't completely overpower the taste of this beer... light fare it is then: grilled chicken, with a green salad and a light dressing (light in flavour that is).
Serving type: bottle
09-08-2011 09:24:48 | More by doktorhops
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