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Budweiser - Anheuser-Busch

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Reviews: 1,555
Hads: 5,549
rAvg: 2.48
pDev: 30.24%
Wants: 59
Gots: 1,071 | 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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Photo of SABERG
3.39/5  rDev +36.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12 oz bottle into a pilsner glass.
Clarity is good,lite straw colored.
Carbonation steadily feeds a thin cap, mouth feel is crisp.
Flavor profile muted, but a gentle hop presence.
Overall as I remembered.
Cheers (223 characters)

Photo of Sixpoint
1.71/5  rDev -31%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

I heard this used to be a good beer 100 years ago....and 60 years ago it was still decently hoppy, and quite good...what a shame what this beer has turned into (159 characters)

Photo of Pennd002
2.94/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I'm not big on the "adjunct" lagers. That said, this one is probably the best I've had. Not much else to say. If you're a beer drinker, I'm sure you've had this one. Not for me, but it's kind of a right of passage into the world of beer. (237 characters)

Photo of PhantomWolf
2.14/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pale. Stinky like yeast. Taste clean, but in a sterile, martian type sense. Only hints of grain and yeast. Don't insult your girlfriend's dad if he offers you one, but don't expect anything but frequent trips to the urinal and(or) a hangover from this one. (260 characters)

Photo of CraigP83
2.03/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

I decided to revisit this old classic. Purchased a 6pack of 12oz cans for $6.99. This beer pours your hay/straw color with good carbonation and quite the head. The smell is rice and yeast, Taste is about on par with other American Lagers, a little bit crisp and not as water down as others within the style. 5% abv is hidden well. I'm going to come right out and say this is not a terrible beer, the worst part about it is that I paid over a dollar a can when I could have gotten a better crafted beer with higher quality ingredients at roughly the same cost in something like Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. So for that reason I was left with some buyers remorse. (657 characters)

Photo of JPowell712
1.63/5  rDev -34.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Not the best beer I have ever had, but we all grew up sneaking these things out of someone's house while we were under 21. Anyway, as an adult, I just can't enjoy these. The taste is very watered down, mild, and boring. They are average at best. (247 characters)

Photo of Beer_Rabbit66
2.19/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 1.75

Cheap watered down beer, great for a light one or two at a BBQ but thats as good as it gets.
Smells slightly fruity, fresh mineral water taste , not much to it. Goes down like water. (183 characters)

Photo of Azaitouna
3.74/5  rDev +50.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

The appearance was yellow and a lot of foam. The smell was of fruits such as apple and pineapple. The taste was a lot of wheat and yeast. Overall, if someone offered me a Budweiser I would not say no but I would not go out and buy it. (234 characters)

Photo of Maiora13
1.44/5  rDev -41.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.75

Traditional lager that everyone knows. Not very unique, but i can see how it would be pleasurable to those who do not go outside of their comfort zone when it comes to beer. (173 characters)

Photo of Kirsten_Ann92
1.52/5  rDev -38.7%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Oh gosh... All this beer does is remind of a horrible smell of all college housing. When poured it is a golden color and is very misleading. It makes you think hey this might actually taste good and be refreshing. However, it personally reminds me of a cheap kegger. The beer smells predominately of yeast which leaves it with a few citrusy notes. And when you taste it, it only tastes of yeast, and maybe a bit of barley. Basically it's a beer you can drink like water, going back to why it reminds me of a kegger. It's meant to be a beer you can chug and get down quick not necessarily something you can sit back and enjoy. (625 characters)

Photo of nucloid
4.81/5  rDev +94%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This is another one of the few types of beers i've had. Not much to really say about it. It tastes quite good and goes down smoothly. So far this is my 2nd favorite beer. (170 characters)

Photo of Sydney10
3.47/5  rDev +39.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Visual: Clear golden color.
Smell: A bitter smell. Yeasty smell reminded of cornstarch.
Taste: More carbonated than other beers. Sweet and spicy aftertaste.
Overall: Watered down beer. Not that special. (205 characters)

Photo of Joseph01
3.72/5  rDev +50%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Color - Mild Yellow

Aroma - Slightly fruity notes

Palate - Notes of wheat and/or yeast, slight tartness.

Overall - This beer was refreshing, and at the right price. Will drink again. (185 characters)

Photo of SocraticTortoise
1/5  rDev -59.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Excellent example of a shitty, mass-produced, rushed through fermentation and well-branded "beer". I am aghast that the bros gave it a score of 80, but it makes sense if you consider this poor excuse for fermented beverage within the category that it sits squarely in: American Adjunct Lager. It is in fact, Made in America, with Adjuncts, and somehow passes for a lager, which really gets me, because the beechwood is added not for flavor (plywood doesn't give off that much phenols after the heat and pressure treatment) but rather to strip the yeast out of the solution prior to actual finishing the fermentation. Becasue of the rush-job, one is assaulted by a load of acetaldehyde on every sip, making it seem like someone poured apple juice into your shitty can of shitty beer, which would be a relief, if it were actually juice. I will never support a company so bent on ruining the industry that they dominate, I can't even bring myself to pay for any beers that any of the breweries that AB has acquired produce; it is too painful and harms the industry.

Bad beer! Bad! (1,078 characters)

Photo of taters21
3.12/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours piss yellow in color with almost no head and very high carbonation, tastes of sweet grain and cereal though no corniness(which is quite nice), and slight hops on the very end, finishes dry with an overall thin mouthfeel. Nice for an adjunct lager but still not exactly the king of beers. (294 characters)

Photo of RonJensen
1.2/5  rDev -51.6%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1

So this beer doesn't contain corn, which is a good thing, but it does contain cheap, white, stripped, GMO rice. AB is well known for using cheap ingredients and cutting corners for so many decades, but the fools keep buying this cheap excuse for a beer, and paying too much for it too, go figure. Taste: lots of water, rice, sugar, too much carbonation and maybe a touch of hops. Bleh (386 characters)

Photo of MakenziMantey
2.54/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

The color of this beer is a medium yellow. The aroma you get is a slightly fruity smell and is kind of strong. Tasting this beer is another story at first it is sharp and tart with an after taste that is not all that pleasant. (226 characters)

Photo of dabone
3.94/5  rDev +58.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Served from a can. Good carbonation and head. Bright yellow but clear color. Not much aroma. Good flavor for a lager, good mix of cereal grains and hops. Not overpowering on either. Good mouthfeel. (197 characters)

Photo of capilial
2.11/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Budweiser is a simple light beer. You can definitely tell it is a cheap beer when you are drinking it. For how inexpensive it is, Budweiser is a tolerable beer. (160 characters)

Photo of ThannyRooCrew
4.57/5  rDev +84.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Budweiser is a very good beer, and it is the Great American Lager. Also the price makes it that much better. It seems to be the norm for people to hate on Budweiser, but it's a very solid beer so don't listen to them. Definitely my go to beer when watching a baseball or hockey game. (283 characters)

Photo of Urk1127
3.5/5  rDev +41.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

25oz tall boy. I like the carbonation but taste was ok. a tiny bit sour like it went bad or something but have had before and it was better.

Edit: ice cold Memorial Day weekend. Light crisp. Refreshing. Little flavor but was sweet and such a tiny little bit of hop it's not very noticeable. So nice ice cold on an 85 degree day. (329 characters)

Photo of DevAJ
3.75/5  rDev +51.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I have to say that to me this is like the American Heineken (which is a good thing). You can taste the rice in it, but this will probably end up being my go to home beer since it's so incredibly cheap and it has a very similar flavor profile to Heineken. (255 characters)

Photo of SensorySupernova
2.36/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.25

Appearance: Pale golden color. White head briefly appears, fading quickly.

Smell: A little yeast and grain.

Taste: Faintly yeasty and wheaty up front, some sweetness towards the end, vaguely corn flavored. Not much bitterness, no alcohol is obvious.

Mouthfeel: Thin and moderately carbonated.

Overall: It doesn’t taste bad, but it is pretty boring. (354 characters)

Photo of bigzack420
3.75/5  rDev +51.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 4.75

Perhaps one of my favorite big company beers very corny crisp not a bad taste pretty good for your regular lager especially good if you just want a cold drink to relax with (172 characters)

Photo of djalexjahn
3.35/5  rDev +35.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Probably one of the better big domestic pilsner beers out there. If you can't get a good Canadian beer...a bud is your next best bet. The more you drink the better they get lol. (177 characters)

Budweiser from Anheuser-Busch
59 out of 100 based on 1,555 ratings.