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Budweiser - Anheuser-Busch

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4,983 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,983
Reviews: 1,471
rAvg: 2.34
pDev: 33.33%
Wants: 30
Gots: 533 | 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 bhawk1
2/5  rDev -14.5%

bhawk1, Mar 18, 2012
Photo of Douberd
2.4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Another one included in the BEERS OF THE WORLD package. First time I had this beer was last March in Mexico, imported from the United States. This one I 'm having now was actually brewed in England and it has some differences from the "original", with the label being the main one, where it's written Bud instead of Budweiser, to differentiate it from the czechish Budweiser I suppose.The one I had in Mexico, I had straight from the bottle, so this is a nice chance to re-review it, taking it's actual smell and overal appearance into account this time.
Pale golden yellow colour, with two fingers of froathy head, with great retention. It surprised me here. Enormous activity in the glass, with a continuous stream of countless bubbles feeding the head.
Not much on the aroma front, not bad, but not anything notable either. Just, neutral, except from a faint rice smell.
Hmm, "meh" taste. I don't mind the rice taste in a beer, on the contrary sometimes I like it, but this one has it so subtle and flat that goes almost unnoticeable.
Very thin on the body and very light carbonation.
Back in Mexico this beer was a great break from all those corn flavoured mexican beers. Back here though it's just a below the average beer. I can see why it is so popular in some places though, it's very drinkable on a hot day and if you just came back home from work on a summer evening, this is a great thirst quencher. If I was living in such a climate myself and the price was right, I would certainly keep a bunch of those in my fridge.

Douberd, Mar 18, 2012
Photo of spelletier
1.5/5  rDev -35.9%

spelletier, Mar 18, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -3.8%

devonnaire, Mar 18, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev +6.8%

MikeW51, Mar 17, 2012
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2/5  rDev -14.5%

drslap, Mar 17, 2012
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2/5  rDev -14.5%

njdevils17, Mar 17, 2012
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2/5  rDev -14.5%

Robb, Mar 17, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -35.9%

hogrider, Mar 17, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev +6.8%

virgoJanine666, Mar 17, 2012
Photo of BenWei
3.5/5  rDev +49.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

How can Budweiser be rated poor overall? This is one of the world's most popular beers... get over it beer snobs. I know price and availability don't matter to ya'll but come on, its Budweiser. It's a good beer. No poor rating here. Budweiser is a solid beer with taste and it's so popular for a reason.

BenWei, Mar 15, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev +17.5%

Ivanhoes_Backpack, Mar 15, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -35.9%

duceswild, Mar 15, 2012
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1/5  rDev -57.3%

BraveGator, Mar 15, 2012
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1.25/5  rDev -46.6%

CuthbertAllg00d, Mar 14, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +49.6%

DSlim71, Mar 14, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -35.9%

voidrunner, Mar 14, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -35.9%

brewzip, Mar 14, 2012
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2/5  rDev -14.5%

MGusto, Mar 13, 2012
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2/5  rDev -14.5%

Metal4Breakfast, Mar 13, 2012
Photo of LiquidSanity
2.58/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Serving size is the beautifully decorated, red 24 oz can from my local supermarket.

Ap: Nothing extraordinary. The typical transparent straw yellow color that we all associate with adjunct lagers. Mild carbonation with a thin amount of head that fades away quickly. Lacing is virtually non-existent.

Ar: Very faint sugary note. Tiny presence of candy like apple. Nothing impressive.

Mf: Refreshing while remaining very thin and watery. The carbonation is pronounced and takes over what little flavor is there. It always makes me crave a Perrier.

Ov: Bud isn't horrible. It is refreshing, readily available, tasty and inexpensive. It is the go to adjunct Lager when you can afford a few pennies more than Busch or PBR. I never understood why so many flock to Bud Light. It's worth sacrificing a few calories to enjoy a more robust flavor and receive a mild kick from the 5.0% abv. At least this tastes like a beer. Certainly nothing spectacular, but it also doesn't deserve all the hate. If I'm at a sporting event or at a party, I won't shy away from bud. There is always a better beer but not necessarily at this price. Cheers!

LiquidSanity, Mar 13, 2012
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1/5  rDev -57.3%

Rocketman8911, Mar 13, 2012
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1/5  rDev -57.3%

2beerdogs, Mar 13, 2012
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1.25/5  rDev -46.6%

Kornoms, Mar 12, 2012
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1.25/5  rDev -46.6%

2378GCGTG, Mar 12, 2012
Budweiser from Anheuser-Busch
57 out of 100 based on 4,983 ratings.