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Budweiser - Anheuser-Busch

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4,973 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,973
Reviews: 1,469
rAvg: 2.34
pDev: 33.33%
Wants: 30
Gots: 521 | 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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Like IBM, no one ever got kicked out of a party for bringing Budweiser. THE standard bearer for American Adjunct Lagers every since it was first brewed almost 150 years ago.

You take the brewery tour in St. Louis and you'll walk around a fair bit, see some pretty impressive buildings, but learn not really much about how the machinery you're looking at does what it does. It's not a cerebral tour at all, (but hay, everyone only takes it to get to the beer garden, anyway, right?)

I could pick a Budweiser from a thousand beers. It stands clean, bold, and crisp time after time. I don't know if the Beechwood aging adds much to this, but it is an interesting finishing choice and surely contributes to the flavor profile. Exactly how much, only a brew master could tell you.

It's a moderately medium bodied beer, with a very drinkable, agreeable flavor. When the German brew masters emigrated to this country, they brought their recipes for high-test Barvarian beer, but few people really liked. It was too heavy, expensive to make, and was difficult to keep the flavors stable batch to batch.

So they started cutting it with rice and corn, and the Adjunct Lager was born. There's a reason these beers are still so wildly popular and that is because they are reasonable in price and eminently drinkable. Smooth flavor, middle mouth feel, clean crisp finish. NO annoying after taste. You can drink them over and over and not get sick of the flavor, (unless it comes back up when you're driving the porcelain bus.) (Hard to do with the bad boy IPAs these days.)

King of Beers? Mmmm. Not really, even in it's day that was mostly hype. No one in AB ever really thought that, although they surely spent billions to get you to think it. King of Beer Marketing, OKAY. We'll definitely accept that crown.

Very respectable AAL. Probably the best commercial beer of all time. Perfect for what it is.

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Budweiser from Anheuser-Busch
57 out of 100 based on 4,973 ratings.