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Budweiser - Anheuser-Busch

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4,352 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,352
Reviews: 1,432
rAvg: 2.33
pDev: 33.05%
Wants: 15
Gots: 245 | 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:
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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New York

5/5  rDev +114.6%

12-06-2011 20:28:28 | More by alalvarez75v2
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South Dakota

5/5  rDev +114.6%

10-25-2012 17:53:23 | More by CRK
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5/5  rDev +114.6%

07-08-2014 15:38:54 | More by BudweiserBlondin
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5/5  rDev +114.6%

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5/5  rDev +114.6%

12-05-2011 10:10:54 | More by AlaskanYoung
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5/5  rDev +114.6%

12-07-2011 15:34:54 | More by madman45
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5/5  rDev +114.6%

05-26-2013 20:45:23 | More by Vokisa
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4.9/5  rDev +110.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is MY Beer. It's the best I've found for a "normal" beer. we all have to have a stand by that no matter where in the country we are standing any bar or C store is going to have it and this is mine. Let's face it none of us are going to be drinking $12 6 packs all the time.

I prefer Bud in the can I like the smoothness of it I believe it's the rice used that gives it the consistantly smooth taste. It has a good mouthfeel for an AAL and you can buy it everywhere and it doesn't break the bank. a 5% it hits you well.

Look, when you're talking AAL you're talking mass produced, low quality cheap Swill. at this point it comes down to finding one to suit your taste. Bud is it for me.

Note: I review for the style. I refuse to let my prejudices slant any review. Nothing worse than the typical beer snob reviewing an AAL, same for your AAL drinker reviewing a craft brew.

Serving type: can

10-29-2012 02:53:34 | More by michiganminer
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4.8/5  rDev +106%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Hands down the best American Macro Beer out there. Good in any serving type, can, bottle, and tap. Appearance crystal clear golden color with a head that lasts a few minutes. Smells like a beer should. Taste, smooth pure and very clean. Mouthfeel and drinkability are exceptional, best in class and I would say best in the industry. You can never go wrong when ordering a Budweiser. This is America's beer drinking beer. It may not be the most complex or have the best palate presentation, or offer a fruity or nutty flavor, but who would want that flavor if they were actually considering buying an American Macro Beer in the first place?

Serving type: on-tap

02-20-2009 20:55:53 | More by TeamSeinfeld
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4.78/5  rDev +105.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Coming from St. Louis this is the beer I've known since birth. "The King of Beers." Certainly the king of adjunct lagers. This and probably either Samuel Adams, Pabst Blue Ribbon or Lone Star are my other favorite adjunct beers. But back to Bud; I love this beer. It is the most accessible beer at a fair price. It has a wonderful taste that makes up for its faint aroma. The taste is Mostly consistent of corn and grain. It's got a nice slick mouth feel that has a little creaminess to it but not a lot. I do love this beer; it's drinkable, smooth, tasty, and it's refreshing. A lot of beer geeks (snobs) slam it and think it's beneath them. But you gotta have a good go-to beer when you're not in the mood for a more experimental type beer. Maybe I'm a tad biased since I'm from St. Louis but still I highly recommend this beer to anyone if they're willing to actually try it without having a pre-conception of distaste. Enjoy friends!

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2013 01:43:14 | More by JordanHageman
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4.75/5  rDev +103.9%

04-12-2013 12:56:30 | More by rontmx5
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District of Columbia

4.75/5  rDev +103.9%

07-11-2014 03:23:31 | More by Beerstorian
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4.69/5  rDev +101.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

The King.
Perfect 5% ABV.
Readily available.
Decently priced.
The King, for good reason.

I drink this all the time and love it. When I am not drinking this all the time, I am unhappy. I think it is perfect from a can, a bottle or on tap. I prefer cans due to 30 packs not coming in bottles, plus, I like to crush the empty cans after I crush the beer down my throat. Bottles are good to smash but a mess to clean up. Regarding the taste, I can't really find dramatic differences between can vs. bottle. This beer is life blood.

Serving type: can

06-10-2014 23:06:16 | More by Pigs
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Quebec (Canada)

4.65/5  rDev +99.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

ok, let everyone remember that this is an american light adjunct lager, and that is what i am reviewing it as.
if anyone can find a better example of the style, please, let me know.
A- pours extremely pale yellow color. bursting with carbonation. low head retention.
S- smells like, well, budweiser. corn and Co2
T- light and refreshing, this beer is perfectly balanced with absolutely no off flavors. impressive considering the color and body.
M-extremely dry and prickly on the tongue. quite refreshing.
D- you know this beer. you now how drinkable it is.

i almost never buy this beer, but when i do, i am never disappointed. it is exactly the same overtime. it would go great with just about any meal.

this beer gets far less credit than it should on BA.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2009 05:05:53 | More by 01121987
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4.63/5  rDev +98.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pale yellow color with snow white foam. Exceptional clarity. Subtle aromatic hop aroma with clean esters and faint banana. Mouthfeel is light, crisp, and refreshing. Outstanding clean finish which easily leads to another sip. Probably the most consistent, refreshing and drinkable beer on the planet.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2012 23:49:12 | More by Morger
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4.61/5  rDev +97.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer is not as bad or good as people opinion on this forum. For my taste it is a good beer for hot day or party. No foul after taste like ome Miller products.

Appearance : yellow with no head

Smell : like a beer which is not bad

Taste: taste like some water with after taste of corn or rice whic is not bad. Nothing defensive about this beer but nothing stands out.

Mouthfeel: light and watery

Overall: It is not trying to be a IPA or stout ! It is a mass produced AA Lager. It holds its own against any American Adjuncts Lager. It is the most popular beer in the country, not because it has no taste, as some contend, but because the flavors blend together seamlessly. Good word describe Budweiser seamlessly!

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2013 18:13:48 | More by bbluemzbeer
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4.53/5  rDev +94.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

General Comments: This beer does not seem very popular among aficionados, but I must admit that I like it quite a bit. This style of beer obviously aims for a light, drinkable tone with a mild and bittersweet taste. In spite of what you might think about the macro brews (and American adjunct lagers), this beer accomplishes its purpose very well.

Appearance: I Poured from a can to a glass. The beer is golden-yellow in color with a hearty, frothy head that lingers just long enough, with a few bubbles.

Smell: The smell is weak, and not terribly impressive, but not offensive either. If I could get anything, there seemed to be a slight, malty undertone.

Taste: There is an excellent balance of malts and hops, with a slightly bitter finish (not too bitter though). I detected a hint of cream corn in the flavor. Overall, the flavor was pretty mild, but definitely present but without an aftertaste.

Mouth feel: Refreshing, but not bland either. There is a "good"/ balanced level of carbonation, and the beer does not tend to go flat too quickly.

Drinkability: Bud's drinkability is another one of its highlights. Its quite refreshing, mild, with an interesting blend of flavors that makes it refreshing on a warm day. It is an excellent choice to serve with salty snacks, or a BBQ meal.

Serving type: can

08-15-2010 22:42:30 | More by nickoya
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4.5/5  rDev +93.1%

05-21-2013 05:43:35 | More by Aretis
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4.5/5  rDev +93.1%

06-21-2012 19:26:11 | More by Chrixsus
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4.5/5  rDev +93.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +93.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +93.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +93.1%

02-29-2012 03:35:05 | More by Powerstroker90
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4.5/5  rDev +93.1%

07-13-2012 01:01:55 | More by Badfeesh
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4.5/5  rDev +93.1%

12-21-2011 23:50:24 | More by DandyAnderson
Budweiser from Anheuser-Busch
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