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Budweiser - Anheuser-Busch

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5,245 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,245
Reviews: 1,577
rAvg: 2.35
pDev: 33.62%
Wants: 41
Gots: 761 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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1.41/5  rDev -40%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Any American who has ever had a beer has had a Budweiser. We all know what it's about, but I'll try to give it a fair review.

Completely clear, very pale yellow. Really fizzy. White one finger head. Etched bottom glass maintains a half finger head for a few minutes.

Subtle effervescent aroma. Hard to pinpoint a description, but not great.

Extremely subtle flavor. Hard to describe. Very empty tasting. Not much there at all.

Thin bodied mouthfeel. Extremely watery. Way over carbonated.

Overall, this beer is pretty bad. There's not much flavor. But I understand that's what some people like. On to the next...

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2.56/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Picked up a six pack on sale at local grocer. Poured into a "Meister Pils" flute glass.

A- Pale yellowish, almost watered-down apple juice. Initial solid white 2 finger head that is slightly creamier than expected, but fades steadly into a thin halo around the top of the beer. Some sudsy, coating lacing that isn't too bad. Obviously as average as you can get in the appearance department, but not all that bad really.

S- Initial moderate cooked vegetable, some yeastiness in the background and sweet grain. Not great or exciting, but certainly unoffensive.

T- Slightly sour tasting adjunct taste, sweet but somewhat balanced by the sourness, which unto itself isn't particularly pleasant. Very slight yeast and dinner roll in the finish, but only if you really search for it and after it warms a tad.

M- Moderate carbonation, and thin and watery. Not a whole lot to say here, but not overly bubbly so fast drinking is quite easy.

Overall, this is a classic American beer. Is it a great American beer, would I personally call it a "good" American beer, probably not. If anything, it's merits are easy drinking and low price. If you want a beer to drink on a hot day, and want something simple and light, this is better than most adjunt lagers out there.

Like it or not, Budweiser is linked to America's history. Growing up just southeast of St. Louis, were this is brewed, I might have a soft spot for this unremarkable beverage just due to homesickness, but this stuff really isn't as bad a people make it out to be. I guess it depends on mindset and the individual himself, and what he's looking for in a glass of beer.

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look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Four decades+ and I had my first Bud. Wow!

Well, the "King of Beers" is fairly average. I must say I like it better than its mass marketed competitors - Coors, Miller - but that really doest say much.

Pours pale yellow with a very fizzy head.
Head quickly disappears and leaves zero lace.

Smells kind of like grain. Taste is very non-offensive.

Would work well for drinking on a hot summer day.

A macro I would buy again if my first choices were unavailable.

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Budweiser from Anheuser-Busch
57 out of 100 based on 5,245 ratings.