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Budweiser - Anheuser-Busch

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5,173 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,173
Reviews: 1,535
rAvg: 2.35
pDev: 33.62%
Wants: 40
Gots: 683 | 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:
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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1.21/5  rDev -48.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.25

Very clear yellow color. Does have a nice white foamy head. Not much of an aroma, and not much of a taste. A notch above Bud Light, but still only tastes like water with a touch of alcohol burn. The only place for a beer like this is when it's the only thing around and you're doing some grilling on a hot day. Just plain not good.

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2.83/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

There's really not much to say about Budweiser that hasn't already been said. It pours out a pale yellow color with a fleeting head. The smell and taste are very light. There is some perceptible hoping and malt but it is very faint. The light body contributes to the very thin mouthfeel although the carbonation level is good. For what it is, Bud is very good. It's nothing special for sure, but hardly as "bad" as many detractors would have you believe.

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2.75/5  rDev +17%

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2.8/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5


We all know what this beer is right ?

Poured into pint glass

A: my wife actually told me that this beer looked weird in my hand.
S: nothing
T: nothing, but . . . It's consistent. ok , ok, not bad
M: thin and watery
O: again, we all know what this is. But, I will never turn down a cold bud on a summer day . . . Ever ! Always a lil' room in my fridge for this classic.

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2.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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2.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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2.25/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.14/5  rDev +76.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Full disclosure: I work as an advertising writer for a company that has Anheuser Busch as a client. But I wasn't paid for this review. I'm doing this on my own time and with beer I paid for.

All that said, I got turned on to craft beer soon after my "get trashed on keystone light" college days. And I really enjoy West coast style beers, like Anchor Steam, Stone IPA and the incomparable Pliney the Elder.

But when I began to work with AB, I had the chance to meet with their brewmaster who is very candid about how good some of the craft beers are (and how inconsistent others are) and how some in the craft community consider Budweiser to be macro-piss.

He took me through a tasting of Budweiser fresh from the vat, and I have to say it was nothing less than a conversion experience. Look, it's an american adjunct lager. Some people just don't like this style of beer. But stand it up next to Anchor California Lager and it more than holds it's own. Next to PBR, Coors, Miller or any other "big" brewer, and it dominates.

Notes: Bottle poured down the middle of a glass with a 3" mouth. 2" collar of foam remained for most of the glass. A gentle sweetness on the tip of the toungue, a mild bitterness in the middle, and absolutely no aftertaste. The beer is designed to allow its yeast strain to stand out. And it does. It's not a vehicle for giant amounts of hops. It's just a damn fine beer.

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Budweiser from Anheuser-Busch
57 out of 100 based on 5,173 ratings.