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Budweiser - Anheuser-Busch

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4,701 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,701
Reviews: 1,457
rAvg: 2.33
pDev: 33.48%
Wants: 25
Gots: 402 | 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 cleeze
1.5/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Piss poor excuse for beer right here.

Pours a straw piss colored yellow. FIZZY. I dislike fizzy yellow beer greatly! Smells like stale vomit. REMINDS me of a frat house. I WILL NOT even play beer pong with this horrid liquid.

AND IT GIVES YOU horrible shits the next morning. BAD!

cleeze, Dec 23, 2008
Photo of Colt4540
3.1/5  rDev +33%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

A- Pours with a frothy head that is gone within seconds. A very pale yellow with no head and no lacing.

S- Corn.

T- Again corn. Nothing else really maybe a little bit of malted barley.

M- Feels like a crisp water in the mouth.

D- A very drinkable beer. 20 of them will have you stumbling drunk. The best of American macro beers.

Colt4540, Dec 23, 2008
Photo of Beerislife652854
3.2/5  rDev +37.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Budweiser review (can)

A - Crystal clear pale yellow body with a fine head of white carbonation that quickly fades to nothing. No lacing.

S - Mild rice, hay and some hops.

T - Dry and bitter hops, tinges of rice and slightly toasted barely.

M - Carbonation bubbles are predominant.

D - Very drinkabke. Almost too drinkable.

Comparable to Stella Artois.

Beerislife652854, Dec 21, 2008
Photo of teamhex
3.33/5  rDev +42.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very pale yellow color. Smells faint of sweet malt. The taste is nothing special, which is the norm from a macro. I prefer Miller High Life to this.
In my own words id say this really isn't too bad of a beer as far as a "Light American macro" is concerned. Its very filling, and isn't bad on taste. Very carbonated. All around not a bad beer.

teamhex, Dec 20, 2008
Photo of Mistofminn
2.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Budweiser 4 of 5 from "Budweiser at Ben's" Dec 20th 2008.

First came Bud light, second was Bud Select, third came Bud Light Lime, now onto the real stuff!

Truth be told, I have never minded Budweiser. When my friends went on their anti-Budweiser rampage I would just step back and buy some other macro. Around where I'm from, Budweiser is most affectionately called "Diesel." But like I said, I never minded it.

It has the typical macro look, taste and smell. But there is just more substance to it. It's just a touch above the competition in every category. It's not the best macro I've ever had, but it definitely is on the top of a very short list.

The last thing I have to say about this beer, is that the most common beer in movies has to be Budweiser. Every movie where someone is drinking at a bar, they always have a Budweiser in their hand. Anyone know if AB has any deals with Hollywood or is this just a coincidence?

Mistofminn, Dec 20, 2008
Photo of Tone
2.17/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a pale yellow with 1/4 inch bright white head. Low retention and no lacing. Smells of adjunct in lager. Another example of a beer fitting this style. Tastes of adjunct in lager. Slightly more body than other american adjunct's but still watery overall. Not recommend to try this beer, too much water and adjunct in a weak lager.

Tone, Dec 17, 2008
Photo of BierFan
2.7/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22 ounce brown bottle into a Samuel Smith pint glass. Born on date of "21OCT08".

Appearance: Big white head, clear yellow body, alright carbonation, and thin lacing.

Smell: Very distinctive Budweiser adjunct smell.

Taste: Taste is mostly adjuncts but it's a little better than most other beers of this style.

BierFan, Dec 16, 2008
Photo of flipper2gv
1.63/5  rDev -30%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 4

A: Strange light yellow color. At least the head is decent.

S: Water. Seriously, it doesn't taste much and only has very very little malt odors.

T: Can't say much more here. It doesn't taste much beer. All the characteristics of beer are ultra tamed.

M: Water, simple and plain water feel with some carbonation (mid to high).

D: As you'd expect, drinkability is high but I cannot give more than a 4 since I get frustrated each time I drink one.

flipper2gv, Dec 16, 2008
Photo of yesyouam
1.35/5  rDev -42.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

[22oz bottle at 49F] Budweiser is a clear, sparkling pale golden lager with a small white head that dissipates quickly. There is a slight whiff of corn and perhaps lemon and hay. It is light bodied and reasonably smooth, albeit a bit watery. It is prickly on the tongue and the finish is a little chalky. There is not much flavor here. Anonymous light grain and a touch of lemon, maybe lemon detergent, are all that I could detect in this faint flavor. There is no bitterness to speak of. A shameful beer.
(rated Jul 11, 2008)

yesyouam, Dec 11, 2008
Photo of yuenglings
1.7/5  rDev -27%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Apperance: This has to be the best quality of this beer, pale yellow

Drinkability: I would have to give it a zero becasue not long after the first bottle i have a spliting headache and its not just me cause i here that complant from lots of other drinkers

Im sorry but i can not beleave that this is the king of beers. It has to be one of the only beers even if it is for free i will turn down, and i drink a wide range of beers from light to dark. worst of all its not even american owned.

yuenglings, Dec 10, 2008
Photo of stone3187
2.19/5  rDev -6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

This one pours a very pale yellow color with a faint sweet malt smell. The taste is nothing to write home about, which can be expected from a macro. I prefer Miller High Life and Coors Original to Budweiser, but there is not too much of a gap in likeness.

stone3187, Dec 09, 2008
Photo of WakeandBake
2.3/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Notes aug/08
Pours a clear pale yellow,thin white head,that goes away fast.Lots of carbonation,odd sweet malty aroma. Flavor is sweet metallic malt oddness,maybe a little yeasty bread at the finish,like this much better on tap.Of the macro-pale catagory I prefer Miller,and Coors to Bud. Drinkable,but I try not to buy this unless there is an emergency or something

WakeandBake, Dec 08, 2008
Photo of CityBoy1986
3/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a can stamped 20 Oct. 08 into a pint glass

A - Straw yellow with heavy carbonation. Head disappears rather quickly and leaves no lacing.

S - Sweet with hints of corn and rice.

T - Much like the smell, but the corn and rice are more apparent.

M - Light on the tongue; more carbonation than I like.

D - Very high. I will probably finish the rest of the six pack (though that may be to get it out of the house as quickly as possible).

CityBoy1986, Dec 07, 2008
Photo of phattysbox
2.83/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

One month old can (date on bottom of can) bought with my Philly cheese steak at Jim's steak! Hands down the best cheese steak in Philly.

On to the review:

I honestly don't think I could drink this brew in any other setting, and that being said, this pairs well with a cheese-steak (to wash the grease down).

Appearance: Can't comment because I had no cup to pour the beer out, hence I never saw it. Therefore I gave it an average score.

Smell (again through the can): grain and rice husk predominate followed by a metallicaly sterile scent. Definitely can smell adjuncts, but not that off-putting compared to other macros.

Taste: About average. Nothing stellar here. Faint malt bill, corn husk that coems through with a splash of hops (very astringent). The mouthfeel is OK, a bit overcarbonated for my taste.

Drinkability: After the Philly cheese steak, pretty darn good! My fiance got a skunked Corona and she had to sip my Bud...

phattysbox, Dec 05, 2008
Photo of magictrokini
1.93/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

The macro tour continues. Hands down the coolest of the macros, too bad the taste doesn't measure up. Clear yellow pour with the bubbly white head. Rice and sugar. Lots of burps afterwards thanks to the mounds of carbonation. GO DALE JR.! Sorry, must be a side-effect of drinking the nectar of NASCAR.

magictrokini, Dec 04, 2008
Photo of Bagman007
1.13/5  rDev -51.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Called the 'King of Beers' but I would beg to differ. The beer is light in color and has that bland alcohol scent that similar beers have. It taste thicker than Bud Light, definitely not as watered down as Bud Light. My biggest harp on this beer has always been that it gives me heartburn if I have more than two. A friend of mine has the same problem. I avoid drinking this beer at all costs because of that. I've never had that problem with any beer except this one.

Bagman007, Dec 02, 2008
Photo of BeerConnoisseur
3.75/5  rDev +60.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Budweiser, while it is a macro-brew, is very consistent and drinkable. While there is no complex taste, it doesn't taste horrible and on a hot summer day it'll always get the job done. If you're looking for something complex this isn't the beer for you, but if you're just looking for a simple yet enjoyable beer, crack open another ice cold Budweiser and enjoy.

BeerConnoisseur, Dec 01, 2008
Photo of pseudo
2.5/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

poured into a pint glass

Pours a pee colored yellow with almost zero head that dissipates immediately leaving no lace, looks awful
smells awful too, rice, pee, and alcohol
taste's a little better than the smell. But there is not much taste still, its got a dirty water thing going on
mouthfeel is carbonated and very light, but thats not this beers main problem
drinkability is pretty high considering price and that its always around. Please drink this garbage out of the can or bottle though (and as cold as possible), preferably straight out of a 40oz (always a fun time)

pseudo, Nov 29, 2008
Photo of BigBen61
2.78/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

There are so many reviews on this one I almost hesitate to continue. On a beer like this most people on this site have already tasted it or aren't even curious as to what it tastes like.

A- Pours a light golden color with a quickly disspating miniature white head (frosted beer mug).

S- Now that I have been paying attention, I can definitely see what people mean by this beer having the smell of cheap cereal grains with a metallic overtone.

T- Very light in almost every sense of the word. Not all that different from mineral water with a bit of moonshine dumped in. I personally think O'Douls (Budweiser N/A) has more flavor.

M- Heavily carbonated but infinitely light on the palate.

D- Not something to drink for the taste. Easy to pour them back (that's about all they're good for).

BigBen61, Nov 26, 2008
Photo of germanbeer1
2.73/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Budweiser is one of the very few macro brews that is occasionally worthy of consumption. It pours a golden/brown with very little head and doesn't give much of a smell. The taste is fairly smooth and can be considered a little malty, but not as messy and metallic as many other macros. I would like to try this on-tap to see what kind of difference there is in taste from a can or bottle. It has some body, which means that it can still be consumed on a mass scale when possible. Overall though not a bad macro.

germanbeer1, Nov 24, 2008
Photo of harley101
2.7/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

it is a typical tasting lager, it poured a golden yellow with a bit of white bubbly head. Its smooth and easy going down and you can easily detect the hop flavor. A bit of a carbonated mouth feel.
smells a bit metallic.
Overall im not that enthusiastic about this beer and would drink it on occasion or when my wife forces me.

I dont believe it is the king of all beers:P

harley101, Nov 22, 2008
Photo of zach8270
2.73/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

(draft @ Fat Tuesday in the Pittsburgh International Airport - Moon Township, PA) Hardly any aroma but what I could detect was dry hops mixed with some corn. Pale yellow with little head and little carbonation. Heavy malt taste with very little body behind it. Overly watery. I don't know how this is the King of Beers.

zach8270, Nov 20, 2008
Photo of KeefD
3.65/5  rDev +56.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

My old standby in college. Picked up a sixer of 8oz cans for boiling some brats. Had this one while I was cooking. Poured into a pint glass, filled up only half way. Pale yellow with a decent white head that slowly recedes leaving some light lacing. Aroma of some light malts, average hoppiness and adjuncts (corn). Flavor is much better than the aroma. Pale malts and light hops. Adjunct flavor is not a prevalent on the tastebuds as it is in the nose. Crisp, quite dry and refreshing. Still a great standbye, especially if I'm in a bar that only serves American Macros. This beer will always hold a special place in my heart, as it got me through college with it's bastard cousin Natty Ice.

KeefD, Nov 19, 2008
Photo of Hojaminbag
2.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Completely translucent yellow body with a few strands of fast-moving carbonation bubbles. Hardly any head, no retention or lacing.

Smells of some corn sweetness. Metallic.

Taste is once again dominated by the rice additive sweetness. Metallic notes. A touch of malt. Just a tiny flavor of astringent hops.

Crisp, light bodied mouthfeel.

Easy to drink a few of these, that's for sure.

Hojaminbag, Nov 14, 2008
Photo of heath1agnew
3.58/5  rDev +53.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I hadn't had this in a while so i thought i would pick up a six pack. You know, i'm not really sure why people are so hard on this beer, maybe just because it's a big name brewery...who knows. Anyway the appearance was ok, the head was not really there at all....smelled great for a lager to me and the taste was extremely crisp and smooth. Pretty sure i could drink my fair share of it.

heath1agnew, Nov 12, 2008
Budweiser from Anheuser-Busch
56 out of 100 based on 4,701 ratings.