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Budweiser - Anheuser-Busch

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4,811 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,811
Reviews: 1,460
rAvg: 2.33
pDev: 33.48%
Wants: 27
Gots: 448 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Anheuser-Busch visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 11-21-2000)
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Reviews by scaliasux:
Photo of scaliasux
1.75/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2.5

Poured with a little bit of foam that completely disappeared when I looked away for a second. A little strange since the beer appeared hypercarbonated while I was pouring it. After the foam disappeared this didn't really even look like a beer anymore, maybe a fizzy apple juice. Smell is faint, but not unpleasant. Hints at beer.

Taste is also faint, but unfortunately somewhat unpleasant. The sweet start meets a sharp bitter, and frankly kinda unpalateable, finish. Oddly enough, however, the Bud doesn't taste much like beer, even for a macrobrew. More like a lemon seltzer.

Probably the worst thing about this beer, for me, is the sour tingle it leaves in your mouth after drinking. If I wanted a lemon seltzer I'd ask for one. Can't say as how they're hard to drink though. Like many macros, this beer goes down easy, leaving only the faintest memory of having just finished a beer and leaving one craving more. If only they knew it was more taste they were craving not more volume ...

scaliasux, Mar 22, 2005
More User Reviews:
Photo of RoyalT
2.68/5  rDev +15%
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.

RoyalT, Aug 17, 2003
Photo of NeroFiddled
3.53/5  rDev +51.5%
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".

NeroFiddled, Aug 22, 2002
Photo of davemarc87
2.5/5  rDev +7.3%

davemarc87, Mar 25, 2014
Photo of cam477
2/5  rDev -14.2%

cam477, Aug 26, 2013
Photo of DaPeculierDane
2.63/5  rDev +12.9%
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.

DaPeculierDane, Jun 09, 2006
Photo of beerhunter13
1.5/5  rDev -35.6%

beerhunter13, Sep 30, 2012
Photo of Turbo
1.5/5  rDev -35.6%

Turbo, Oct 14, 2013
Photo of tectactoe
1.8/5  rDev -22.7%
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.

tectactoe, Jan 25, 2013
Photo of Hoppin_mad
1/5  rDev -57.1%

Hoppin_mad, May 03, 2014
Photo of t2grogan
2/5  rDev -14.2%

t2grogan, Oct 05, 2014
Photo of eduque14
1.6/5  rDev -31.3%
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.

eduque14, Jan 04, 2012
Photo of Mac19872
2/5  rDev -14.2%

Mac19872, Nov 17, 2011
Photo of tohe9384
2.25/5  rDev -3.4%

tohe9384, Sep 12, 2012
Photo of tbryan5
2.25/5  rDev -3.4%

tbryan5, Jan 11, 2013
Photo of ajkiser12
1.25/5  rDev -46.4%

ajkiser12, Nov 27, 2012
Photo of SkiBum22
1/5  rDev -57.1%

SkiBum22, Oct 23, 2013
Photo of joemetric
2.5/5  rDev +7.3%

joemetric, Jul 10, 2014
Photo of BubalooBrewMaster
1/5  rDev -57.1%

BubalooBrewMaster, Dec 26, 2013
Photo of Kcastr01
1.75/5  rDev -24.9%

Kcastr01, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of Dmann
2.88/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 5

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!

Dmann, Sep 04, 2003
Photo of SuomiHobbit
1/5  rDev -57.1%

SuomiHobbit, Jul 28, 2013
Photo of MikeC144
1.5/5  rDev -35.6%

MikeC144, Apr 09, 2014
Photo of markallmon
4.25/5  rDev +82.4%

markallmon, Mar 29, 2013
Photo of newcastleme
3/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

newcastleme, Jul 22, 2010
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Budweiser from Anheuser-Busch
56 out of 100 based on 4,811 ratings.