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Budweiser - Anheuser-Busch

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4,988 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,988
Reviews: 1,472
rAvg: 2.34
pDev: 33.33%
Wants: 30
Gots: 534 | 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 +14.5%
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 llscotto
1.01/5  rDev -56.8%

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.

llscotto, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of obninsk23
1.75/5  rDev -25.2%

Frozen urine. In addition to no taste it is made using GMO corn and corn syrup other cheap food chemicals.

obninsk23, Aug 27, 2014
Photo of jaialainut
5/5  rDev +113.7%
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.

jaialainut, Aug 04, 2011
Photo of NeroFiddled
3.53/5  rDev +50.9%
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 Andrii
3/5  rDev +28.2%

Andrii, Today at 10:37 AM
Photo of gordonj
3/5  rDev +28.2%

gordonj, Yesterday at 09:39 PM
Photo of MegaTimX
4/5  rDev +70.9%

Budweiser is definitely the King of Beers. Although I'm not sure which beers that kingdom comprises of, but it has a little crown on it's can tab so it's obviously a king.
Budweiser doesn't get enough credit in my opinion. It really is a good beer that goes down smooth and has a pleasant flavor.
Yes, it is quite possibly the most common beer in USA. I've yet to enter a bar that doesn't have Budweiser on tap.
But if the kingdom is one of low cost, high quality beers, then Budweiser truly is the king.

MegaTimX, Yesterday at 08:56 PM
Photo of Techichi
1.25/5  rDev -46.6%

Techichi, Yesterday at 06:34 PM
Photo of oldsailor
3/5  rDev +28.2%

oldsailor, Yesterday at 05:09 AM
Photo of bhancock4
2.08/5  rDev -11.1%

bhancock4, Yesterday at 03:05 AM
Photo of rogerthat
3/5  rDev +28.2%

"okay" is the best way to describe everything about it.

rogerthat, Yesterday at 12:19 AM
Photo of mamaraza
2/5  rDev -14.5%

mamaraza, Tuesday at 03:48 AM
Photo of Myboymi
2.2/5  rDev -6%

Myboymi, Tuesday at 12:17 AM
2.5/5  rDev +6.8%

TEKNISHE, Monday at 05:40 PM
Photo of richard12511
4.56/5  rDev +94.9%

richard12511, Monday at 05:17 PM
Photo of BPMeyer27
2.5/5  rDev +6.8%

BPMeyer27, Monday at 04:40 AM
Photo of GeorgeAKeim
2/5  rDev -14.5%

GeorgeAKeim, Monday at 04:27 AM
Photo of torwart68
2/5  rDev -14.5%

torwart68, Sunday at 06:49 PM
Photo of MrPilstout
3.25/5  rDev +38.9%

Okay, let's just be blunt with this because, come on, it's Budweiser.
It's a mass produced, mass marketed American Adjunct Lager, and the most popular one in the world. The self-proclaimed "King of Beers" (which it is surely not) however, is not all that bad for what it actually is: a decent, consistent and quite refreshing AAL. This is a go-to beer for many at bars and restaurants for two simple reasons. 1) You know what you're going to get. And 2) It's a fair priced and decent beverage.
(It is surely mine when the selection is this and the other big names in AALs *cough* miller *cough*. )
Through and through, this beer is not half bad. The flavor is distinct and (dare I say bold?) for what it is. Hosting a super bowl party with friends who have differing tastes for beer? Get a couple cases of this and everyone will be content with it 9 times out of 10.
Just mowed the lawn in a Texas summer? Crack open one of these freezer cold, it will do the job perfectly. The beer itself has a medium body and decent head. It is more sweet than bitter, but it is an easy 6 pack. Smooth, decent flavor, consistent and refreshing. I get this bi weekly. You should too.

MrPilstout, Sunday at 07:49 AM
Photo of Bf_89
2.4/5  rDev +2.6%

Bf_89, Sunday at 01:22 AM
Photo of Mongrull
1.5/5  rDev -35.9%

Mongrull, Saturday at 10:21 PM
Photo of gmag51
2.75/5  rDev +17.5%

gmag51, Saturday at 08:27 PM
Photo of dabarton
2/5  rDev -14.5%

dabarton, Saturday at 03:17 PM
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Budweiser from Anheuser-Busch
57 out of 100 based on 4,988 ratings.