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Budweiser - Anheuser-Busch

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5,153 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,153
Reviews: 1,522
rAvg: 2.35
pDev: 33.62%
Wants: 40
Gots: 669 | 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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Reviews by prosper:
Photo of prosper
1.58/5  rDev -32.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

clear, very light yellow or straw coloured.

Virtually no smell at all. Light cereal, maybe, but that could just be my imagination.

Taste is bizarre. It's got this weird fruitiness to it - apple or peach maybe, not clean like you'd expect in a light lager at all. Virtually no hop or malt presence at all - perhaps just the faintest touch of something vaguely malty near the end, but otherwise it's just horrid.

Mouthfeel is light and spritzy. Could be refreshing if they were supporting flavour.

Drinkability - I wouldn't order a second one of these unless it's the only thing being served. And even then, I'd probably go with water instead.

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 NeroFiddled
3.53/5  rDev +50.2%
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 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
2.43/5  rDev +3.4%
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 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 metter98
2.26/5  rDev -3.8%
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 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 BEERchitect
2.17/5  rDev -7.7%
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 drabmuh
2.88/5  rDev +22.6%
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 StonedTrippin
2.86/5  rDev +21.7%
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 RyanLaCount03
3.61/5  rDev +53.6%
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%

Photo of legalag11
2.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of DaPeculierDane
2.63/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of beerhunter13
1.5/5  rDev -36.2%

Photo of Turbo
1.5/5  rDev -36.2%

Photo of tectactoe
1.8/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

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.

Photo of Hoppin_mad
1/5  rDev -57.4%

Photo of t2grogan
2/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of eduque14
1.6/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

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Budweiser from Anheuser-Busch
57 out of 100 based on 5,153 ratings.