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Budweiser - Anheuser-Busch

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BA SCORE
56
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4,734 Ratings
THE BROS
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good

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Ratings: 4,734
Reviews: 1,458
rAvg: 2.33
pDev: 33.05%
Wants: 27
Gots: 416 | 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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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
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2.32/5  rDev -0.4%

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2.25/5  rDev -3.4%

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1.25/5  rDev -46.4%

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2/5  rDev -14.2%

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2.25/5  rDev -3.4%

A – A lot of carbonation is visible in this off yellow number. Without being mean this beer most closely resembles urine. I had to pump like a Turkish tea vender to get any sort of head out of this and by the time I put the can in the recycling the head had vanished. Approx. 30 sec

S – The only smell I can denote is grain and watery alcohol. Not good!

T – The taste is a slight improvement on the smell. There is a hint of malt cut by some hop and that is it. Again this is just dull. I know it is the best selling beer in the world but let’s be honest here it is a branding issue that makes this sell well not taste.

MF – It does give some carbon tingle and is a little smooth, creamy maybe bit it has no after taste to speak of and zero linger.

O – I have already said it but I’ll say it again this beer is just dull. Although this beer may be a top seller it is good branding and advertising which has led to deep market penetration that has this beer selling so well. And I’ll warrant it that in extreme heat or an overcrowded pub this beer is probably very welcome, hell if you hand me one I won’t preach or turn it down I’ll just drink it and be damned glad of it. But would I buy this for myself…No I’m sorry I wouldn’t. But this is an adjunct lager and it is doing a reasonable job of being just that, mass produced consistent if a little dull.

BeerDrinkersWorldTour, Thursday at 09:46 AM
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2.5/5  rDev +7.3%

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3/5  rDev +28.8%

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Budweiser from Anheuser-Busch
56 out of 100 based on 4,734 ratings.