Busch Beer - Anheuser-Busch
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Reviews by DoubleJ:
2.17/5 rDev +10.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
It's back to school in this college themed competition, the College Invitational! Four cheap tallboys that are popular at college parties find their way into my house and are here to do battle for which one offers the all-around package we expect from a beer, and a side bet of which one provides a good buzz! The first beer for the College Invite is AB's sub-premium lager, Busch Beer. Now let's get it on:
Poured into a Kronenbourg 1664 glass, it's very pale yellow in color, but a nice bubbly head rises from the body at first pour. This tastes like either a beefed up light beer, or a shrunken adjunct lager. Cereals and a very light bitterness make up the flavor in this beer, and yet it's more on the bland side. It starts to taste like cornbread when the beer is allowed to warm. Trust me, this is not fun to put down after you've had a few ounces of this.
The only reason why I finished the whole can was to check on it's buzzability. I give the Buzzability a 2.5 because I did feel a little bit lightheaded after this offering (I should note I ate a light dinner before this).
Busch scores adequately, by college standards. Funny thing is I'm a college student and I think this is garbage. Icehouse is coming up tomorrow in the College Invitational.
Serving type: can
08-23-2007 03:32:30 | More by DoubleJ
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3.06/5 rDev +55.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
Pours a straw gold with brilliant clarity. A soapy white head that fell fast and no real lace just a few spots. Nose is light corn and light grain. Thin and a only a hint of green apple and some corn sweetness. Hops are floral and light and go a bit grassy as the beer warms. Taste is clean and has only a mild hint of green apple, and DMS. NO diacetyl and this finishes with a bit of grass and hop bitter. No real fruitiness and a crisp carbonation. Balance between malt and hops was practically even and only during warming did the hops emerge. There was a touch of light acidity in the finish and this finished mostly dry but with a touch of sugary taste at the very end. Mouthfeel is thin and pleasant and a bit watery.
It's got less of an apple taste than some other beers I have rated but a thinner body overall. The DMS was in acceptable limits and this beer had only a bit of sourness to creep on to the palate as it warmed.
Style notes - the standard lager can have little to no malt aroma, fast fallihg head, light body from the use of adjunct and DMS is allowed in low levels. The dms did creep on to the palate in sufficient amounts to keep from wanting another one of these. BUT the green apple sweetness was less than some other beers like molson canadian an d even heineken so I teetered between 2.75 and 3.0 for a taste rating. I gave it the lower rating because I do nto want another.
Serving type: can
03-06-2014 19:58:21 | More by utopiajane
Busch Beer from Anheuser-Busch
49 out of 100 based on 1,130 ratings.