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Budweiser - Anheuser-Busch

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5,087 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,087
Reviews: 1,479
rAvg: 2.35
pDev: 33.62%
Wants: 37
Gots: 573 | 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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2.18/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

It doesn't make me cringe to bring it to my nose or mouth like IceHouse so that's a plus.
Other than that, the "soap-suds" head lasts a little longer than dishwater. Color of medium yellow pee. Smells like weak malt with some hops (maybe) and similar odor to the water I pour off after making some Minute-Rice on the stove top.
Beech wood aging probably removes the stronger flavor of hops and leaves the woody rice flavor. Quenches a thirst but only good for the easy buzz and cheap price like most mass produced boring offerings of US mega-breweries. "King of Beers" slogan is embarrassing.

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2/5  rDev -14.9%

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1.3/5  rDev -44.7%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

Let me start by saying I had this beer most recently from a can, but I have had it on tap and from bottles also. I think this beer is very overrated. I am not a lover of lagers in general and prefer heavier beers, but taking that in account is very bad for a lager. There are better American main stream beers such as Samuel Adams. Budweiser's appearance isn't bad, nor is its mouthfeel. Both of those are average, nothing out of the ordinary. A golden color and fairly smooth mouthfeel.

Three things bother me about this beer.

1. It's aroma is nauseating for me. It has a strong chemical smell. It's even worse than drinking Natural Light or KeyStone light because at least those beers don't smell like anything.

2. It's taste is horrible. It maintains the same chemical smell. It starts off tasting like nothing, but quickly before finishing the strong chemical taste comes through. This isn't a metallic taste, this is a chemical taste.

3. I believe strongly that different types of alcohol cause different reactions in people. The higher the quality the less headache or hangover someone will have. This beer, even after only two gives me a strong headache.

I wouldn't recommend this beer. I never purchase it and stay away from it, unless I am desperate to get drunk for some reason and have no other options. Some may love it's taste but if I can give my advice, there are much better beers out there for the same price.

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3.5/5  rDev +48.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Budweiser is a very drinkable beer. It is a light lager. They use adjuncts but the beer does not have harsh or off adjunct flavors.

Appearance is clear and light golden. Many tiny, active bubbles. There is a good sized head that deflates pretty quickly. Some foam and lacing manage to stick around.

Smell is clean and mild. Slightly sweet. Faint white bread. Some alcohol.

Taste is light and clean. Slightly sweet. Mild fruity lager flavor. Very easy to drink. Enjoyable.

Mouthfeel is light but very nice. Good carbonation. Goes down smooth.

Overall Budweiser is a respectable lager. Great for fishing, camping, bbq, etc. Light and clean. Tastes good. Easy to drink. Budweiser is an enjoyable beer.

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Budweiser from Anheuser-Busch
57 out of 100 based on 5,087 ratings.