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Budweiser - Anheuser-Busch

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Reviews: 1,562
Hads: 5,610
Avg: 2.43
pDev: 32.51%
Wants: 60
Gots: 1,141 | 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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Photo of capilial
2.11/5  rDev -13.2%
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.

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Photo of ThannyRooCrew
4.57/5  rDev +88.1%
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.

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Photo of Urk1127
3.5/5  rDev +44%
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.

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Photo of DevAJ
3.75/5  rDev +54.3%
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.

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Photo of SensorySupernova
2.36/5  rDev -2.9%
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.

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Photo of bigzack420
3.75/5  rDev +54.3%
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

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Photo of djalexjahn
3.35/5  rDev +37.9%
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.

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Photo of Bigalduncan64
3.43/5  rDev +41.2%
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.

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Photo of DeerBeerFearDear
3.15/5  rDev +29.6%
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.

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Photo of Durhamia
2.62/5  rDev +7.8%
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.

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Photo of Metalbrew
1.03/5  rDev -57.6%
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.

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Photo of BowWowWowYippyYoIPA
3.7/5  rDev +52.3%
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.

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Photo of Beglane
1.42/5  rDev -41.6%
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!

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Photo of 57md
2.18/5  rDev -10.3%
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.

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Photo of RMoeNay
1.93/5  rDev -20.6%
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.

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Photo of pat61
3.75/5  rDev +54.3%
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.

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Photo of Jeffrey-Pulver
1.67/5  rDev -31.3%
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.

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Photo of Kelby777
3.95/5  rDev +62.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I understand there is a lot of hate here on Beer Advocate when it comes to this beer. Beer snobs left and right will tell you that this beer is swill and piss. But I came into reviewing this beer without bias and prejudice.

Appearance - I poured a 16oz can delicately into a pilsner glass. I would say the temperature of the beer was at about 36 degrees. I noticed it had a head and then quickly dissipated. It has a high level of carbonation. I noticed it left a light lacing on the glass. The color of the beer had a straw-yellow color. I looked into the glass and it reminded me of grease bubbles from chicken broth.

Smell - Smells of corn, rice, and had a slightly boozy smell.

Taste - Has sort of a flat tangy boozy taste to it. Tasted the rice, corn, and the beer was slightly boozy - similar to the smell. Barely any hop taste.

Mouth feel - It tastes very carbonated and has a watery mouth feel but it's not a bad thing. The mouth feel of this beer makes it very easy to drink.

Overall - For what it's worth, this beer is great! It is very drinkable, cheap, and Budweiser has never let me down before.

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Photo of snowbike
3.1/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

On a really hot day in the summer, this is a pretty satisfying beer. If you develop a taste for it you won't have to worry about a small town bar not having a beer you like. I must admit, however, a world with only Budweiser would be pretty tedious.

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Photo of priwen
3.53/5  rDev +45.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very pale yellow. White head that makes a brief appearance. Not much aroma. The aroma that is there is inoffensive. Slightly sweet taste with some of the barley and rice making themselves known. Easy drinking, light bodied with a semi-dry finish. Overall, a solid beer. This isn't one I buy often, but when I do I enjoy it.

12 oz can
Born on: 26 Jan 15
Served in a Pilsner glass

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Photo of neilp55
3.15/5  rDev +29.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Old standby Bud gets a bad rap in that it's a beer by the masses for the masses. Not particularly strong or of unique character it's nevertheless a great "backyard" beer after mowing the lawn or coming in from a hard day's work. No hoppiness and a pale pilsner taste that goes down easy. Serving in a frosted mug improves the experience greatly and it's really refreshing with no aftertaste. Give Bud a break. It is what it is.

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Photo of Bunman3
2.52/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Ah, the King of Beers. My Bud is brewed in Canada by the good folks at Labatt, and I'm not sure it is any better or any worse than most mass-produced beer you can buy. It pours with a fizzy, quickly disappearing head. It has a corn and morning breath aroma, followed by a really sweet malt profile. There is no evidence of hops whatsoever. Best served ice cold and enjoyed before, during or after some sort of sporting event.

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Photo of HamdenHector
4.07/5  rDev +67.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: crystal clear; light gold in color; less than a 1 finger white head that receded quickly to a thin ring; very little lacing;

S: bready; grainy; a little malt/corn sweetness;

T: no hop character until the lightly bitter finish; one note - light malt/corn sweetness all the way;

M: light bodied; moderate carbonation; moderately dry finish;

O: not a style I would choose for myself, but for the style, it's well made;

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Photo of jwalsh1894
5/5  rDev +105.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I wish there was a score higher than five.

First off listen this is american as you get, back in the day you didnt have fancy craft beers at barbecues, and pretty sure if you asked for something like that in a bar the bikers would take you out back and beat you. Listen this is a beer for the people and its a great thing. You dont buy this beer to analyze it and judge it, no you buy it to bring to your family barbecue drink with your cousins and uncles and start singing karaoke in the tent on the side of the house.

Plus how can you go wrong with there radio commercials Real American Hero's come on people. This is the most American thing you can drink so stop with the IPA's, Stouts, and whatever else and grab yourself a nice ice cold Bud.

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Photo of DashIpa
3/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is the swill my old man used to suck back back in the 70s and 80s and got hammered on. I gotta it say it tastes okay but damn Bud.......whats up with the bloody headaches?

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Budweiser from Anheuser-Busch
58 out of 100 based on 1,562 ratings.