Busch Beer - Anheuser-Busch
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Reviews by flagmantho:
2.05/5 rDev +4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2
Poured from a 24 oz can into a pint glass.
Appearance: light straw color with a big, foamy white head with relatively low retention. For what it is, it's not too bad.
Smell: grainy and a bit sour. Pretty unappealing.
Taste: nothing great, but really I was expecting a lot worse. Sort of bland and inoffensive, there is some malt flavor here and it is not overly sweet as some of these beers tend to be. Minute bitterness, no hop character.
Mouthfeel: there's enough body here not to be entirely insipid; I'd call it average. Carbonation is not bad.
Drinkability: not horrible but the beer is just not compelling enough to want much more.
I don't traditionally drink a lot of "value" beers other than Hamm's or the occasional PBR, so I thought I'd give Busch a try. This can came in a brown paper bag!
Serving type: can
09-26-2009 19:53:51 | More by flagmantho
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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 1,135 ratings.