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Budweiser - Anheuser-Busch

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4,532 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,532
Reviews: 1,441
rAvg: 2.33
pDev: 33.05%
Wants: 20
Gots: 317 | 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 beckscrusader420


2/5  rDev -14.2%

It is what it is Budweiser. I tried three new single bottles tonight Harp, Bass, and Peroni. Reverting back to this crap is the worst. Like I said its a budweiser. A watery, piss colored, standard domestic redneck beer. Thumbs down for this bottle of pee water.

05-28-2007 04:08:56 | More by beckscrusader420
Photo of BretSikkink


3/5  rDev +28.8%

Good old tall boy at three in the morning.

Sickly clear yellow color, weak soapy head is bubbly but vapid. Some stickage.

Very light aromas, adjunct grains with some distant malt. Slightly fruity.

High carbonation and the palest of malts, very crisp and light on the tongue. Hops are barely present, but provide something to think about. Big on non-malt grains, very thin, clean and watery finish.

We've probably all had too many of these. Overall it's palatable, as is tap water.

Note: Somehow, on the golf course, this beer is transformed into a heavenly thirst-quenching brew - that's miraculously worth the $3 for a can. Seriously, something about the outdoors and maybe not ice ice cold brings out a fullness in the underdeveloped fruit nose and a nice sprightly taste. I read somewhere that AB uses 9 hops for this one..at least a few of those show up in the right setting.

05-10-2007 08:42:44 | More by BretSikkink
Photo of jeortizrubi


1.75/5  rDev -24.9%

Es una cerveza gringa, sin cuerpo ni sabor ni nada, de las peorcitas que he probado, aunque se vende mucho y tiene muchisima publicidad, y tiene la exclusiva de los mundiales de futbol. El envase es ambar con etiqueta de papel. Hay ediciones especiales de esta cerveza como la conmemorativa al mundial lo unico que cambia es la etiqueta.

05-09-2007 16:51:16 | More by jeortizrubi
Photo of Cyberkedi


2.15/5  rDev -7.7%

I drank this at a party because there wasn't anything else available. Appearance is typical of an American macrobrew lager. Aroma is malty and better than I expected, but not wonderful. Taste is malty and rather wan. Though it is zingy and jazzy in the mouth, it is not a memorable beer. Well, I had to try it after drinking craft beers for so long.

05-08-2007 01:49:11 | More by Cyberkedi
Photo of tempest


3.1/5  rDev +33%

I'd call this one a little underrated. Almost as good as PBR for a macro. The color is a little to dark to look like urine, as some people like to say. Th taste has a hint (all the flavors are hints) of grains with a slight tang. The drinkability is decent and the overall experience isn't offensive. Still, this beer is one I'd only drink if given or free.

05-06-2007 04:38:03 | More by tempest
Photo of BeefyMee


3/5  rDev +28.8%

Appearance: Poor head, no lacing, and almost no pigment.

Smell: Not much to speak of. Some grains...that's about it.

Taste: Surprisingly not bad. A light malty taste with a nice sweetness makes for a good pairing with the pizza I'm eating. Virtually no aftertaste but a bit of a weird feeling in the back of my throat.

Mouthfeel: Watery and tingly, but I guess that's what they were going for.

Drinkability: I wouldn't really want to drink a lot of these, but it wouldn't be too hard.

Beef Notes: I needed something to drink with my pizza and this did the job. Not nearly as bad as Bud Light and actually quite serviceable in a pinch. Don't be afraid to crack one open if there's nothing better.

05-03-2007 03:48:05 | More by BeefyMee
Photo of Clockwork420


1.25/5  rDev -46.4%

I do hate to bash, but again, KING OF BEERS? Whattt!

It isnt the worst thing I ever drank. But it does get you really drunk. Its a good beer to start off your evening. Sets the buzz right up.

The appearance is golden, and kinda bubbly. Smells alot like a stronger Bud Light. Taste would be if you licked a sweaty sailor. Well its not that bad but its not pleasent. Stronger.

Mouth feel is not a great one.

Reminds me of my alcoholic deceased grandpa, in everyway.
The drinkability is okay. The first one is always the worst. Especially with Bud.

Next please... PLEASE!

05-03-2007 03:29:31 | More by Clockwork420
Photo of BeerDreadz


2.68/5  rDev +15%

This beer being a macro lager , still is a very good beer,is nothing to be impress about,This beer have a light gold color with a little bit of head.Very easy to drink ,not a hard taste or a hard feeling on the mouth. Does'nt have a lot of smell. Good beer if you want to have more than one.

05-02-2007 18:28:41 | More by BeerDreadz
Photo of GratefulBeerGuy

New Hampshire

1.8/5  rDev -22.7%

O.k i've rated the can now it's the bottles turn. born on: 3/28/07 consumed on 4/30/07.

AP: pours out a totally clear, anorexic pale gold color with big carbonation creating a bubbly, thin and light pure-white head.

nose: mildly bready malt, herbal yeast, wheat, a slight lemmon scent and a metallic-like under current.

flavor: This is basically a hearty but very light and watery malt flavor that has some minor bread and butter attributes and a herbal yeastie effect. There is a slight and almost non-exsistant green hop profile with a wheat and corn flavor way down. The real down side to this flavor is the fact that it's sooo light and watery, I'm convinced this stuff would not be terrible if it wasn't for the fact that it's just plain lies there dead as a door nail. The sickly-sweet after taste doesn't help either.

feel: Light, crisp (to begin with), thin and watery...and it only gets worse the longer this thing sits in front of me.

DA: I had a hard time finishing this bottle, but it was slightly better than the canned version.

05-01-2007 20:24:05 | More by GratefulBeerGuy
Photo of 1fastz28


2.88/5  rDev +23.6%

Pours a straw yellow with a pure white head, which dissipates quickly. Smells of light hops, corn, and water. Tastes average really, nothing good about it but nothing bad, better than most american macro brewed lagers, especially the light ones, i think it gets a bad rap but it isn't THAT undrinkable. Mouthfell does leave something yearning.

04-28-2007 19:49:59 | More by 1fastz28
Photo of mandarin


1.88/5  rDev -19.3%

Years ago I thought this was the greatest beer on the market. However, I grew up and tried other kinds of beers, and my opinion of Budweiser has changed immensely. It had been a while since I tried Budweiser, so I picked up a 12 pack that was on sale the other day. What a waste of money. I don't know what I ever saw in this swill. It has to be ice cold in order for me to drink it. It's actually not too bad ice cold, but once it warms a little - forget it.

04-28-2007 02:06:19 | More by mandarin
Photo of SaltyLime


2.25/5  rDev -3.4%

Appearance - Light honey. Barely a bubble floating on top.

Smell - It had one smell to it. Not complex at all. Slight barley with lots of can.

Taste - Tasted bland and watery, very light body.

Mouthfeel - Tiny carbonated bubbles, almost like a champagne.

Drinkability - Felt like I was wasting my time. Hurried the beer so I could go on to the next drink.

04-24-2007 21:02:26 | More by SaltyLime
Photo of tzieser


2.75/5  rDev +18%

I'm in college, so we drink this stuff alot (much to my dismay). It's your stereotypical macro beer. Doesn't smell very good, doesnt look very good, but you can pound them very easily. Cheap beer means you can share them when your on the college budget (like myself), but if you want to buy some cheap beer you might as well by keystone light or somethin (10 bucks a 30 pack haha), cause when you start drinking beers that are this dull they all start to taste the same.

04-24-2007 16:47:26 | More by tzieser
Photo of MrMcGibblets


1.65/5  rDev -29.2%

even before i knew anything about good beer and drank mgd and little kings all the time i hated bud. i hated how flavorless and watery it was even back then, even compared to other macros. super light in color and of course overly carbonated, necessary to balance since there is no hop character. faint vegetal and metallic aromas. no flavor to speak of, completely absent of malt or hop flavor other than some rice adjuncts detected. finishes very crisp due to the super light body and aforementioned carbonation. this is a minor step up from bud light and why would anyone drink this when clean drinking water is readily available? oh yeah, gullible ignorant "tough" guys love this insipid crap, along with our media saturated youth.

04-24-2007 04:25:05 | More by MrMcGibblets
Photo of JoeyBeerBelly

New York

3.95/5  rDev +69.5%

Good ole Bud in a can!

I drank it out da can, but I know it looks like yellow carbonated water.

I smells like (macro) beer.

I always liked the taste of Bud from a can, prefer it over a bottle full a Bud.

It's crisp, clean, refreshing, this is (macro) beer!

Highly drinkable, not filling, I can suck quite a few of these down. Classic All American (macro) Beer.

04-22-2007 02:52:08 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
Photo of guitarmage


2.9/5  rDev +24.5%

Appearance: Very pale yellow, no green tint, just yellow. Soapy white head shows decent retention, about a couple minutes in there's a layer of lacing.

Smell: Very musty/skunky, faint yeasty, graininess, boiled eggs,

Taste: A faint alcoholic sweetness, a hit of lemon rind bitterness, then a pretty full grainy sweetness in the nose, a little funky throughout, biscuity finish.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied, less creamy than Coors, carbonation in a glass is sparce, watery, thin.

Drinkability: Funky smell, a nice malty sweetness in the finish, bad mouthfeel, easy to drink though.

04-21-2007 06:33:36 | More by guitarmage
Photo of Bamabrew22


3.03/5  rDev +30%

The King of Beers, eh? Not sure what type of kingdom this king would preside over. Appearance is inviting, to say the least, what with how we've been inundated over the years with the sight of this beer. Really light, almost neon, yellow color, with a small head that wilts after the first few sips. Smell, nothing to report. A dry, sharp acidity in the smell is noticeable. Tastes like carbonated water with just a tart, tinge of hops. Weak. Mouthfeel, none to report. This is a light lager, which could easily be consumed in mass quantities. If you're mowing the lawn and want something cold, I might pick this over water, as it does have alcohol. Also, it's a beer I'll go for if all the other offerings are Bud Light, Coors Light, etc.

04-17-2007 15:29:17 | More by Bamabrew22
Photo of Derek

British Columbia (Canada)

3.2/5  rDev +37.3%

I can honestly say I was never a Bud drinker. I always thought it tasted like soapy water. But I was at a friends place, and thought I'd give it another shot.

A: Crystal clear, slight yellow hue (surprisingly light in colour); pours a decent head, but there's no retention or lace.

S: Floral hops.

T: Floral hop flavour; very, VERY mild bitterness; slight toffee sweetness.

M: Light body is pleasantly smooth.

D: It's light & smooth, but I'm still not fond of the taste (even if it is light as well).

04-15-2007 15:01:54 | More by Derek
Photo of mwearl

North Carolina

1.45/5  rDev -37.8%

Pale in color with decent head and an awful smell. You could drink these all day long but why would you want to? This is a great beer if you are in high school and haven't experiend real beer, but other than that, its an extremely dissapointing beer in flavor and smell. This beer is so poor that it almost turned me off to domestic beers altogether until I found Rouge and Highland.

04-08-2007 03:47:29 | More by mwearl
Photo of Gaben


2.68/5  rDev +15%

This is beer....! Hello and welcome to the world of Hess beers and you've found yourself a standard beer that you will never stop drinking.

Standard Anheuser appearance , cow piss with lot of foam (due too bad pouring)

Smell is just there , malty with that marco hop aroma... its classic.

Taste isnt so bad, I usualy drink alot of bad beers and sometimes I read the king of beers lable and just think "man it is the king of hess beers so yeah I kinda feel rich drinking this" Over carbonated , but has some fine water and rice too the mix , thats what makes it goot!

Mouthfeel is over-wellming at points , its very sharp with all that carbonated , perfect for eating with.

Drinkability is pretty fine , as long as its not on tap you should have no problem drinking the "real" budweizer all night, a fine hess beer!

03-30-2007 22:14:48 | More by Gaben
Photo of liquidnoise


3.23/5  rDev +38.6%

This stuff is probably as average as it gets. Probably the best American Macro, in my opinion. If you buy bottles within 90 days of the born on date, it's crisp and refreshing with no skunk. Also, don't let the Mexicans fool you into thinking theirs is the only beer a lime will do wonders on. A little lime in this beer will twist things up a bit.

Pour? What pour? Unless you have a keg, why bother pouring this stuff? Save a little room in your sink and drink it strait from the bottle.

Smells like an american macro, but without any skunk (if you get a fresh one). There's a born on date, so any skunk is probably your fault, junior.

Tastes bland, crisp, and refreshing.

Nothing gourmet, but it doesn't taste like paint thinner either. This one's as low as I go, and that's not a put down. Decent average stuff.

03-27-2007 04:03:06 | More by liquidnoise
Photo of atigerlife


1.43/5  rDev -38.6%

Poured a very light yellow with a chunky 2 finger white head that dissipated very quickly. Minimal carbonation seen rising.

Aroma is very sweet, adjuncts, some grass and light hops.

Taste is light hops, adjuncts, sweet and quite cloying.

Mouthfeel is light and spritzy. Not bad at first, but this beer left a me feeling that my mouth was coated with some substance. No idea what caused this, but the more I drank the more unpleasant it became.

Overall, if you are mowing your lawn and have this beer ice cold, it might do the trick. Other than that, no other redeeming qualities. Under no circumstances have this at anything above freezing temperature. I let mine warm slightly and it got unpleasant very quickly.

03-25-2007 19:39:44 | More by atigerlife
Photo of happygnome


2.33/5  rDev 0%

a: pale yellow, a little darker than the light, white head disapears fast
s: more malt aroma than the light but still rather watery
t: very light malt, little hop presence very watery and adjuncty
m: light bodied beer

overall, this is not a beer that i will buy again, but served very very cold it can be rather refreshing

03-21-2007 01:52:44 | More by happygnome
Photo of prototypic


1.73/5  rDev -25.8%

Appearance: Poured a transparent, yellow color with a one finger head. Virtually no retention or lacing to talk about.

Smell: Typical macro aroma. It smells of grain, corn, and perhaps rice. There's the slightest hint of a hop smell, but not much.

Taste: Ahhh the memories. It tastes a lot like it smells. The corn and grain flavors seem to predominate. I'm not really picking up much hop-wise. It's definitely not very bitter.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability: It's light bodied and relatively easy to drink. It's just simply not very good and I don't really want to drink anymore. Overall, drinking Budweiser is a nice nostalgic trip down memory lane. Other than that, I certainly wouldn't recommend it.

03-20-2007 23:22:10 | More by prototypic
Photo of Beerman420


2.45/5  rDev +5.2%

Bud has always been a drinkable beer. White thick head from tap, light fizzy head from bottle. Not impressed with the taste, never have been. It's a lot like s strong club soda. Not the worst beer, far from the best. Looks better than it tastes, bottom line.

03-12-2007 09:15:30 | More by Beerman420
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