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Budweiser - Anheuser-Busch

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1,591 Reviews
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Reviews: 1,591
Hads: 5,762
Avg: 2.43
pDev: 62.14%
Wants: 61
Gots: 1,269 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Missouri, United States | website

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 furballkazoo
4.5/5  rDev +85.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Honestly one of the best balanced beers this world has ever seen. The addition of the rice adjunct provides the light color and helps with the crisp flavor of this classic American beer. Speaking critically, this is a fantastic beer.

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Photo of bile_duck56
1.75/5  rDev -28%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.75

Excellent degreaser for tools and car engines. Kidding, kidding. Hey Its not bad if its ice cold and the day is hot. Its has a little too much carbonation and the taste is weak and a little bitter. What ever you do, and this is very important, never let your Budweiser get a little bit warm. It will be undrinkable. More so than any other beer ever made, or will be made, in the world.

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Photo of muldersha
1.95/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured from a 16oz can with a "born on date" of 05/18/15

Pours a light pale straw color with a decent white head that dissipates quickly and leaves little more than a wisp of lacing.

Aromas of boiled rice with subtle estery notes of caramel and green apple candy.

Taste is quite light with a mild upfront sweetness giving way to a mildly pleasant mid-palate. The finish is quite short and tastes like a damp dust cloth. A used damp dust cloth.

This can be guzzled for maximum effect. Pretty neutral and non-offensive. Actually tastes much better straight from the can. Refreshing and nondescript.

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Photo of Andrewharemza
2.8/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Cfrom bottle, clear pale golden color with white head. Malty grainy cornish aroma. Sweet and light bitter taste. Light thin body with soft to average carbonation

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Photo of VbolieuV
1.3/5  rDev -46.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Had to drink it for a whole weekend at a festival. I almost puked after taking a sip at the end of a night. Every time I drink it I'm telling myself I will never pay for this crap again....

For the record though, there's lot of lager that I don't care to drink, but Budweiser is just awful.

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Photo of Vylo
2.87/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Fizzy yellow beer, light. Smells kinda nasty, tastes considerably better. Don't drink from a bottle or can, only get on tap or you will regret life.

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Photo of TheVillageIdiot
1.06/5  rDev -56.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1

Seriously. I don't have anything nice to say about this, so, I'll just leave it at that. (However, I got to say that it was one of the few beers that I ever had that gave me a head ache while I was drinking it.)

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Photo of SeavyFranchise
3.49/5  rDev +43.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

As someone who doesn't have lots of money to spend on beer, this is my go-to. There is nothing exceptional about Budweiser, but it's refreshing and iconic.

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Photo of SABERG
3.39/5  rDev +39.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12 oz bottle into a pilsner glass.
Clarity is good,lite straw colored.
Carbonation steadily feeds a thin cap, mouth feel is crisp.
Flavor profile muted, but a gentle hop presence.
Overall as I remembered.

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Photo of Sixpoint
1.71/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

I heard this used to be a good beer 100 years ago....and 60 years ago it was still decently hoppy, and quite good...what a shame what this beer has turned into

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Photo of Pennd002
2.94/5  rDev +21%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I'm not big on the "adjunct" lagers. That said, this one is probably the best I've had. Not much else to say. If you're a beer drinker, I'm sure you've had this one. Not for me, but it's kind of a right of passage into the world of beer.

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Photo of PhantomWolf
2.14/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pale. Stinky like yeast. Taste clean, but in a sterile, martian type sense. Only hints of grain and yeast. Don't insult your girlfriend's dad if he offers you one, but don't expect anything but frequent trips to the urinal and(or) a hangover from this one.

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Photo of CraigP83
2.03/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

I decided to revisit this old classic. Purchased a 6pack of 12oz cans for $6.99. This beer pours your hay/straw color with good carbonation and quite the head. The smell is rice and yeast, Taste is about on par with other American Lagers, a little bit crisp and not as water down as others within the style. 5% abv is hidden well. I'm going to come right out and say this is not a terrible beer, the worst part about it is that I paid over a dollar a can when I could have gotten a better crafted beer with higher quality ingredients at roughly the same cost in something like Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. So for that reason I was left with some buyers remorse.

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Photo of JPowell712
1.63/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Not the best beer I have ever had, but we all grew up sneaking these things out of someone's house while we were under 21. Anyway, as an adult, I just can't enjoy these. The taste is very watered down, mild, and boring. They are average at best.

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Photo of Beer_Rabbit66
2.19/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 1.75

Cheap watered down beer, great for a light one or two at a BBQ but thats as good as it gets.
Smells slightly fruity, fresh mineral water taste , not much to it. Goes down like water.

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Photo of Azaitouna
3.74/5  rDev +53.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

The appearance was yellow and a lot of foam. The smell was of fruits such as apple and pineapple. The taste was a lot of wheat and yeast. Overall, if someone offered me a Budweiser I would not say no but I would not go out and buy it.

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Photo of Maiora13
1.44/5  rDev -40.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.75

Traditional lager that everyone knows. Not very unique, but i can see how it would be pleasurable to those who do not go outside of their comfort zone when it comes to beer.

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Photo of Kirsten_Ann92
1.52/5  rDev -37.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Oh gosh... All this beer does is remind of a horrible smell of all college housing. When poured it is a golden color and is very misleading. It makes you think hey this might actually taste good and be refreshing. However, it personally reminds me of a cheap kegger. The beer smells predominately of yeast which leaves it with a few citrusy notes. And when you taste it, it only tastes of yeast, and maybe a bit of barley. Basically it's a beer you can drink like water, going back to why it reminds me of a kegger. It's meant to be a beer you can chug and get down quick not necessarily something you can sit back and enjoy.

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Photo of nucloid
4.81/5  rDev +97.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This is another one of the few types of beers i've had. Not much to really say about it. It tastes quite good and goes down smoothly. So far this is my 2nd favorite beer.

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Photo of Sydney10
3.47/5  rDev +42.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Visual: Clear golden color.
Smell: A bitter smell. Yeasty smell reminded of cornstarch.
Taste: More carbonated than other beers. Sweet and spicy aftertaste.
Overall: Watered down beer. Not that special.

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Photo of Joseph01
3.72/5  rDev +53.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Color - Mild Yellow

Aroma - Slightly fruity notes

Palate - Notes of wheat and/or yeast, slight tartness.

Overall - This beer was refreshing, and at the right price. Will drink again.

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Photo of SocraticTortoise
1/5  rDev -58.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Excellent example of a shitty, mass-produced, rushed through fermentation and well-branded "beer". I am aghast that the bros gave it a score of 80, but it makes sense if you consider this poor excuse for fermented beverage within the category that it sits squarely in: American Adjunct Lager. It is in fact, Made in America, with Adjuncts, and somehow passes for a lager, which really gets me, because the beechwood is added not for flavor (plywood doesn't give off that much phenols after the heat and pressure treatment) but rather to strip the yeast out of the solution prior to actual finishing the fermentation. Becasue of the rush-job, one is assaulted by a load of acetaldehyde on every sip, making it seem like someone poured apple juice into your shitty can of shitty beer, which would be a relief, if it were actually juice. I will never support a company so bent on ruining the industry that they dominate, I can't even bring myself to pay for any beers that any of the breweries that AB has acquired produce; it is too painful and harms the industry.

Bad beer! Bad!

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Photo of taters21
3.12/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours piss yellow in color with almost no head and very high carbonation, tastes of sweet grain and cereal though no corniness(which is quite nice), and slight hops on the very end, finishes dry with an overall thin mouthfeel. Nice for an adjunct lager but still not exactly the king of beers.

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Photo of RonJensen
1.2/5  rDev -50.6%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1

So this beer doesn't contain corn, which is a good thing, but it does contain cheap, white, stripped, GMO rice. AB is well known for using cheap ingredients and cutting corners for so many decades, but the fools keep buying this cheap excuse for a beer, and paying too much for it too, go figure. Taste: lots of water, rice, sugar, too much carbonation and maybe a touch of hops. Bleh

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Photo of MakenziMantey
2.54/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

The color of this beer is a medium yellow. The aroma you get is a slightly fruity smell and is kind of strong. Tasting this beer is another story at first it is sharp and tart with an after taste that is not all that pleasant.

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Budweiser from Anheuser-Busch
58 out of 100 based on 1,591 ratings.