Budweiser - Anheuser-Busch

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Reviews: 1,546
Hads: 5,503
rAvg: 2.49
pDev: 30.12%
Wants: 57
Gots: 1,027 | FT: 0
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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 nucloid
4.81/5  rDev +93.2%
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 +39.4%
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 +49.4%
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 -59.8%
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 +25.3%
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 -51.8%
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%
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 +58.2%
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 -15.3%
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 +83.5%
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 +40.6%
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 +50.6%
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 -5.2%
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 +50.6%
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 +34.5%
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)

Photo of Bigalduncan64
3.43/5  rDev +37.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

If you're going to drink Budweiser, make sure it's in a cold, glass bottle. It's very pleasant and drinkable. It's a dang good beer and very underrated. Drinking it out of a can is a different story. There is always a weird metallic tatse that takes over and makes it tatse dirty. (280 characters)

Photo of DeerBeerFearDear
3.15/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Awful smell starts within few minutes, but otherwise very enjoyable. Easy-to-drink beer that I can just drink while chilling; nothing special, but I would still buy it. (168 characters)

Photo of Durhamia
2.62/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Good beer for pairing with barbecue and spicy foods. When consumed alone, there is a strange artificial taste that gets stronger with each beer. Its popularity probably has more to do with the Budweiser brand than its quality, but overall a drinkable beer. (258 characters)

Photo of Metalbrew
1.03/5  rDev -58.6%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1

Budweiser for me is a beer that is quite frankly overrated. This is a beer that lacks taste and has a light, watery flavor. Really boring beer to drink, and it ranks as one of the worst beers that I've had. Pabst Blue Ribbon has more flavor than this piss. (256 characters)

Photo of BowWowWowYippyYoIPA
3.7/5  rDev +48.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.5

I'm not going to go into detail. It's exceptional for the style (underline: for the style), not many beers I would rather have if it's 90+ at the beach. (153 characters)

Photo of Beglane
1.42/5  rDev -43%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Ok this is the first Bud I've had in 2 years. Perhaps I was feeling sentimental. But one taste did away with all sentiment. The smell is awful. And although the taste really isn't bad, It is rather flavor less. Good if you want to get a buzz, But if you want to taste beer forget about it! Oh well here's to younger days! (321 characters)

Photo of 57md
2.18/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Had this at a social function - the choice was Bud or Bud Light.

It is nearly impossible for me to believe that I once considered myself a "Bud Man." Thankfully, that was a looooong time ago.

The only redeemable quality is that this beer is union made. (255 characters)

Photo of RMoeNay
1.93/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.75

Not my cup of tea. There is no 'taste'. This beer is meant for people who don't like beer, but like the idea of beer. A bit better than the watery version. (156 characters)

Photo of pat61
3.75/5  rDev +50.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

For what it is, it is well done. Not much on the nose, rice, faint hops, light malts. Brilliant straw color, fizzy and light bodied. Light malt and rice flavor with a light hop finish. (184 characters)

Photo of Jeffrey-Pulver
1.67/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

King of Beers? I don't think so. Has a nice golden color with a think white head of bubbles. Taste was very disappointing. Very bland and tasteless. Smell was off setting. Gave me a headache. Cheap beer is cheap. (212 characters)

Budweiser from Anheuser-Busch
60 out of 100 based on 1,546 ratings.