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Busch Beer - Anheuser-Busch

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429 Reviews

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Reviews: 429
Hads: 1,555
Avg: 2.1
pDev: 66.19%
Wants: 7
Gots: 180 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Todd on 11-20-2000

Busch and Busch Light are both brewed with a blend of premium American-grown and imported hops and a combination of malt and corn to provide a pleasant balanced flavor. Additionally, Busch Light undergoes a longer brewing process that produces a lighter body and fewer calories.
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Photo of Bouleboubier
3.4/5  rDev +61.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

(12 oz can, let sit at room temp for 20 min, poured into a shaker)

L: crystal-clear, very pale yellow-gold liquid... head doesn't hold for shit... looks like a pint of green tea to me... points for being in the right color range

S: nearly fruity-sweet malt core... not much corn... pretty non-descript - no grainy or hoppy aromas... overall potency is muy mellow

T: in my heart of hearts, I want to be believe the taste has something different to offer... is it a different yeast? fermentation method? apparently not... even before I read on the label that this recipe was supposedly originally the Busch Bavarian - am I imaging a hint of Helles? am I imaging those nugglets of banana, clove, and dough?... the more you get in there, a bit of corn and copper lingers... dull-bitter, very grassy hops

F: pretty standard - fairly two-dimensional in body, light, and dry... maybe a phantom doughy-ness to its flow, but pretty dull and dry

O: this was the standard in my grandfather's fridge... only years later did I find out his grandmother's maiden name was Busch - a tribute?... I could hang with this if I had to... fact is, it's got some different (and tastier) than Bud and most of the others... actually one of the better AALs when poured into a glass

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Photo of xxxxxxxxxxxxx
3/5  rDev +42.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I purchased a can of Busch Beer for $1.39 USD in the Highland Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, CA/USA.

Look: Busch Beer had almost no foam.
Smell: Busch Beer had a light aroma of both beer and chemicals.
Taste: Busch Beer had light hints of both alcohol and water.
Feel: Busch Beer had the the feeling of good carbonation.
Overall: People who enjoy the taste of water will enjoy Busch Beer.

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Photo of jmills3
2.07/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25

It's nothing special, but it isn't offensive to my taste buds, just offensive to my personal tastes. Very watery. I'm always surprised at how watery macro beers are.

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Photo of jared-beer
2.7/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Overall, this beer is cheap and easy to come by. I personally prefer it over bud light, budweiser, bud ice, and natty ice/light. This beer for the price is not bad, especially with PBR prices rising due to the hipster market.

The taste is sweet and smooth, instead of the rice adjunct taste I get from budweiser I get a light corn after taste. The head is minimal and light, but after 2 you'll forget you're drinking a beer you can get for $16 a 30 rack. lawn mower quality and backyard BBQ approved as long as you can get passed the people who call you cheap.

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Photo of stakem
2.09/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Thank you Kevin for showing me the light and teaching me that sometimes beer trades need turds included to help recalibrate our perception and appreciation of good beer.

Can poured into a pint, it appears a clear pale yellow color with a fizzy white head that crumbles fast. It smells lightly fruity with minerals/carbonics. Trying to get more out of this...but it has nothing else to offer.

It tastes watery with mild chlorine, corn and a touch of grass. It has a slightly papery, weird aftertaste. I bet if I served this ice cold I wouldnt have even noticed how much this tastes like nothing.

Its light bodied and modestly carbonated. To it's credit its not as sweet or shitty as many other adjunct lagers but I just dont get why people drink this.

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Photo of bwood06
2.54/5  rDev +21%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

On tap

A - clear golden in color. white head that dissipates very quickly. very fast rising carbonation bubbles. 2.75/5

S - malt, not much else. very subdued. 2.5/5

T - light malty flavor. minimal hops. very subdued, just like the aroma. 2.5/5

M - high carbonation burn. very light. 2.75/5

O - exactly what I would expect from an ultra light beer. easy to drink on a scorching hot day. not much flavor going on. 2.5/5

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Photo of iidrinkbeer
3.85/5  rDev +83.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 1 | overall: 3.5

Honestly. I have truly no idea where to start when it comes to this exceptionally smooth, crisp, flavorful,delicious craft of a beer. This 'Great' Canadian Lager leaves me completely speechless even after 40 years of daily consumption. A great pro to this incredible beer is that it tastes completely like water! It craves those alcohol cravings and hydrates you at the same time! I even put it in my sons water bottle during his Peewee hockey games to keep him playing his best and restore his electrolytes! I feel safe giving this to him due to Busch not adding ANY preservatives to this wonderful craft. Ultimately, Mr 'Busch' has created a beer that is simply outstanding. I wouldn't be the person I am today without Busch. Thank you. Mr Busch.

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Photo of secondtooth
2.04/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Appearance: Pours from pint can a light piss yellow. Big heavy white suds and average lace.

Aroma: Cereal grains, creamed corn and an ever-so-slight tint of hops.

Taste: Light and watery in body, this lager has a hint of “beer” flavor among the sweet maltiness. Very bland and inoffensive, Busch Classic isn’t a bad beer for the style, but definitely lacks character.

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Photo of mark5692
3.74/5  rDev +78.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

When you pay $16 for 30 beers you can't really complain too much. Busch is easily one of the tops for its price. It's a cheap beer but yet holds some flavor, is smooth and refreshing. Wish it had more alcohol volume but probably a great budget beer to say the least.

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Photo of TheBierdimpfe
2.13/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Clear pale straw with moderate activity. White 1 finger head, lasting about 5 minutes, with poor legs.

Faint sweet grains smell. Faint flavors of sweet grains and corn. Slightly toasty and roasted with a hint of lemon/acid. More sugary than sour.

Slick medium body with prickly carbonation. Watery light finish, ending with a roasted malty feel and tons of sweetness.

Fresh but bland. A little better than a Bud and most other trash. A sweet beer but not too syrupy and still sharp.

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Photo of ashton0630
4.06/5  rDev +93.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Listen, this beer holds a special place in my heart. My first beer was a Busch, and the taste of it has been special to me ever since. I know it gets trashed by beer snobs, but there is nothing more classic and nostalgic than an ice cold Busch. It's clear and bright as mountain air for a reason.

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Photo of LushessPuppy
4/5  rDev +90.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A nice unoffending offering by A-B. Easy drinking and ask on the wallet. I live next to NH so its even cheaper. Just an all around smooth fishing, hunting and operating machinery kind of brew. Great to shotgun!

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Photo of MizzouBrew
2.5/5  rDev +19%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

It's pretty refreshing when you drink it ice cold in a mug on a hot day at Fast Eddies BonAir in Alton, IL. However, I prefer Busch Copper Lager if I'm going to drink an AB product.

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Photo of JLaw55
2/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Tastes like vomit in a can. Seriously, I am not sure how people drink this stuff. There is nothing pleasant here.

Will not purchase ever. Even for an AAL, there are many better options out there.

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Photo of jasonpeckins32
1.39/5  rDev -33.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Pretty nasty stuff right here in my opinion. Its light version, busch light, can be tolerated to drink large quantities for cheap... but its hard to stomach the taste of Busch.

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Photo of Caj1
1.16/5  rDev -44.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1

The cool mountain can, man. Dad's drunk of choice and my high school dazer.

A: Clear with color like your urine after a few brews. Tiny head.
S: Kinda sweet and turpentiney.
T: Tastes like corn. Ghost of a hop. One hop. It's definitely beer.
M: Like water. Yep.

Like, if someone brings a beer bong then yeah, sure.


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Photo of taters21
2.16/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Pours a 2 to 3 finger head that quickly fades to an uneven lacing, very pale yellow in color.
Smells of grain, corn, and a faint faint herbal hop.
Tastes light, very carbonated, watery, finishes with corn and grain, but overall very light.
Mouthfeel: Water
Overall: Inoffensive, quite drinkable, but no real flavor. Made for chugging

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Photo of JustLikeMyDad
2.63/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Really cheap beer my dad used to drink when I was a small child. Now that I'm old enough to drink and enjoy beers, I wanted some Busch so I can be JustLikeMyDad.

Busch is again, cheap. But not as bad as you might think. It's Crisp, light, and refreshing. It tastes of carbonated water with a light beer flavor. It's not awful, but the smell and taste don't have much going for it. It's nice on a hot summer day to have a cold one of these.

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Photo of Oreland_PA
3.94/5  rDev +87.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Let me preface this by saying I drank a swimming pool full of this stuff in college - and 30 years later it's easy to see why. It's cheap, tastes good, and gets the job done if your just looking for a good, cheap, no frills beer. Highly recommended. Head for the mountains and enjoy!

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Photo of Bonis
2.03/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 1 | overall: 2.25

Taste gets the nod on this one, but seriously that's because there really is no flavor. I can see how my roommate and his friends can shotgun this stuff (not sure why anyone would want to though). I've personally never shot-gunned a beer, and this is not a beer I could shotgun. Extremely overcarbonated like most other AALs. Meh, this stuff isn't for me, but to each their own. I'd be going for another cheap option if I could only drink cheap swill, but this has been a "staple" in "my" fridge lately. I figured since my roommate is constantly drinking my beer, I'd take one of his... note to self: do not try roommates' shitty beer.

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Photo of 31Sam13
1.35/5  rDev -35.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

If this is made from natural ingredients, they have nothing to do with the beer brewing process...it's all that snow the Midwest gets plowed up, melted and mixed with old drums of Schlitz...

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2.05/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.25

Tiny head that disappears quickly. Urine-yellow color with a lot of rising bubbles.

Smells of damp malts, with some tingling sweetness.

Taste is fairly tolerable, with high carbonation which tickles the tongue.

The mouth feel and taste are the two most tolerable things about this beer. But make no mistake, this is not a good beer.

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Photo of ordybill
3/5  rDev +42.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is a pale colored lager poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. It has minimal head and had little "bite" or a strong beer taste. A popular "dad's" beer from the 70-90s and still popular with the young adults on a fixed budget. Not horrible, but definitely not a craft beer.

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Photo of CIBoy10
3.77/5  rDev +79.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I'll proudly drink it any day - even over a ton of craft brews. It is what it is. For something cheap it is quite good. Get over it snobs, I'm going to buy a 30 pack for $15 at Walmart now ;)

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Photo of DrainBamage
1.76/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.75

Pours a light golden color with a thin lace of head. That recedes to about nothing. Smells the same as every other adjunct lager. Kinda harsh going down. Not much flavor at all, but has a little bit of bitterness on the back of the tongue. One of the crappiest adjunct lagers I've had.

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Busch Beer from Anheuser-Busch
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