Budweiser - Anheuser-Busch
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Reviews by xoqx:
3.05/5 rDev +30.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3
I was given this in a blind taste test. This is something everybody should try. I was able to identify it as a macrobrew based on some of its characteristics (thank goodness) but I believe everybody that slams this beer would think differently if they tasted it blind. It has more malt goodness than you'd think. I rated it, as one should, against the rest of the American Macro Lager style.
Appearance: Pale yellow with quickly receeding head and no retention, very slight lacing.
Smell: I was surprised by how malty the smell is. There were very few traces of corn or rice in what I smelled. I was tasting this totally blind, in a glass, and from the smell I would have guessed this was a strong-ish lager that was obviously dashed once I tasted it.
Taste: The taste is malty, and I did not detect the corn/rice until about my 4th sip. It's rather undercarbonated and very watery. I thought this might have been a home brewed lager where not enough malt was used. There is a very short guest appearance of hops like somebody running past a window. I think this is a decent beer and one that people would enjoy more/rate higher if they tasted it blind like I did. I was still able to identify it as an American Macro Lager after a few sips, but the lack of expectation allowed me to appreciate that this is an average beer.
Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel is light, watery and insubstantial.
Drinkability: This is a drinkable beer. That is partially due to its being so light and watery. It would be more drinkable if it had a little more going on. Its price makes it somewhat drinkable too.
Serving type: bottle
09-30-2005 02:07:36 | More by xoqx
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3.28/5 rDev +40.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
A good inexpensive beer. Better than most others in its price range. Goes down easy and is a good beer if attending a sporting event or hanging out in the country. Its not my top choice to purchase at a store, but is a go to when going out to dinner. There is a lot of hype behind the beer due to all the marketing behind it which might make it seem better than it is. Still an average to slightly above average beer.
Serving type: bottle
04-23-2014 19:07:04 | More by DSupernor
3.59/5 rDev +54.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
12 oz. bottle poured into pilsner
L: straw, very pale yellow, crystal clear; about 2/3-inch white foam head, a little sticking and lacing
S: grain ... a hint of barley sweetness; watered-down lemon; hint of bread malt sweetness
T: very kolsch-like ... some barley malt sweetness, not bready or like biscuits but still sweet, with the slightest taste of earthy/pepper hops. not bitter. loads and loads of grain taste, no corn (obviously) but lots of cereal grain
F: surprisingly full and not just from over-carbonation -- it's not overly watery
O: i'm shocked, but this isn't half bad, and it's better than a handful of craft beers I've had in the kolsch/blonde ale category. there's next to no hop presence, so it doesn't compare well to pilseners, but octoberfests and dortmunder lagers, yeah ... it's similar to those. everything tastewise is pretty muted, but it has just enough sweetness to it to offer some character.
when in doubt and stuck with the typical BMC offerings, this is a no-brainer. adjunct lagers are thought of as swill, but this is MUCH MUCH better than the BMC "light beer".
Serving type: bottle
04-20-2014 06:01:47 | More by Premo88
2.9/5 rDev +24.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Not outstanding but not terrible. Definitely not the King of Beers as the slogan says. It's pretty average. Light in coloring, easy to drink, maybe a bit on the watery side. Definitely not the best I've ever tasted but not the worst either. I would drink it at say, a football game.
Serving type: can
04-20-2014 04:30:00 | More by andrewhoile1
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