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Busch Beer - Anheuser-Busch

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1,451 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,451
Reviews: 419
rAvg: 1.98
pDev: 36.36%
Wants: 6
Gots: 100 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Anheuser-Busch visit their website
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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2/5  rDev +1%

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3/5  rDev +51.5%

Photo of doun2others
1/5  rDev -49.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I just saw this "beer" at $7.50 for a 20 pack in Allenstown,NH. I bought the Brooklyn Lager for $8.99 a six pack. There must be a minimum qualification for a drink that is considered beer. Busch by any stretch of the imagination certainly does not qualify.

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2/5  rDev +1%

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3/5  rDev +51.5%

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2/5  rDev +1%

Photo of jrutigs
1/5  rDev -49.5%

Photo of ROGUE16
1/5  rDev -49.5%

Photo of bmur112
1/5  rDev -49.5%

Photo of nickfl
3/5  rDev +51.5%

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1/5  rDev -49.5%

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1/5  rDev -49.5%

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2/5  rDev +1%

Photo of mrfrancis
1.58/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

A: Pours a clear straw yellow with a thin layer of fizzy white mousse that dies away within seconds.

S: Not much to speak of here. A little bit of corn and dextrin, perhaps some very light biscuit-like malt notes. I'm not picking up on any hops whatsoever. As the beer warms an unpleasant cooked vegetable and grain husk aroma emerges. Not appealing in the least.

T: Not a lot to talk about. Notes of mineral water, grain husks, lemon, corn, corn, and uh, more corn. Corn water is what this is.

M: Feels thin and a touch oily in the mouth. So light-bodied that it is insusbtanial.

O: I don't want to rag on this beer for simply being a style that I generally try to avoid, but I agree with Jason here. This really is crap beer that is good to have once in a while just to remind yourself that there are better beers out there.

Photo of spinrsx
2.23/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

473ml Can

Appearance – Clear light yellow colour with an average size fizzy white coloured head. There is an above average amount of carbonation showing and there is almost no lacing. The head lasted for around 3 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, bread, corn

Taste & Mouth - The beer has an average amount of carbonation. I can taste bread mixed with malts and some corn. There is also another cooked vegetable type taste going on, but i can't quite put my finger on it. It finishes with a corn/grainy aftertaste.

Overall – Not good. I mean, a lot of the adjunct beers taste similar, so I knew what I was getting.. but this one has a bit of a odd cooked vegetable type taste to it that I really didn't enjoy. It didn't even do the job of being a refreshing after hockey beer - which is what I expect from adjuncts. I wouldn't buy this again.

Photo of CaptJackHarkness
1.7/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Served on tap at SeaWorld Orlando. Thank God, I didn't have to buy it to try it!. It has the color of slightly yellow water. It smells like sweet corn water. It tastes like sweet corn water. And only the mildest hint it may have ever been near barley! Another fine AB-InBev product!

Photo of spitInTheOcean
2.1/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

pale pale yellow. like straw. clear as water. thin, thin white head.

no malt aroma. smells sweet, like fermented corn. no hop aroma. there is another aroma present, it may be yeast character. no diacetyl.

sweet. finishes sweet. corn flavor. no malt flavor. no discernible hop bitterness. no hop flavor. crisp, but not dry. balance tends towards sweetness. no diacetyl. no fruitiness.

light body. no real carbonic bite.

oh boy! I cant wait to drink 11 more of these shits.

Photo of jifigz
1.45/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Can poured into a pint glass.

This was a free sample at the distributor the other day when I picked up a case of Victory Festbier. A free beer is never a bad beer...just remember that.

A: Pale watery yellow a head that died fast. The beer has NO lacing.

S: A mild grainy sweetness is noted in the aroma, otherwise not a whole lot of anything.

T: This beer has a very faint flavor. It is very weak and sweet to the palate. There is a slightly off flavor here but I am not really sure how to describe it.

M: This beer seems overly carbed and extremely watery. Pretty much garbage on this one.

O: Okay, so this is a shit beer. We all know that. I find new empties of this, along with lots of Coors Light, littering the road I live on daily. This beer is what it is, and it is drank by a certain class of people (for the most part) I haven't had this beer in a long time and I can say it was worse and more bland than I ever remembered.

Photo of OfTheStripes
1.3/5  rDev -34.3%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Note: I am new to drinking beer.

Busch Beer: Cold as a mountain stream, smooth as its name.
Yeah right.

A - Poured out from a can into a glass. Very, very pale yellow. No head at all.

S - Little to no smell.

T - It tastes like tonic water with a hint of alcohol.

M - No mouthfeel whatsoever. At the most a slight, stale aftertaste.

O - Not good at all. If this is the only drink available at a party, take your chances.

Photo of Kamuimusackie
1.35/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Just drank this for the first time. I'm an all micro guy and I know Busch is a terrible beer just by reputation. But I bought some to see what it tastes like, and you know what? It tastes like water. It doesn't even resemble the taste of a beer. It's barely refreshing. Extremely drinkable, but that's it. "Smooth as its name". Are you kidding me? It's water, plain and simple.

Photo of beerandcycling88
1.64/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

During my time at central I had the opportunity to have a lot of adjunct lagers, and this might be one of the worst. It has the color of slightly yellow water. It smells like sweet corn water. It tastes like sweet corn water. While there are good adjunct lagers this is not one of them.

Photo of emerge077
2.18/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Review from written notes, transcribed from a frozen screen during a live review. D'oh!

Into a mini-pint taster glass it pours a dull straw gold, with a thin layer of fizzy white suds sizzling on the surface. The foam completely evaporates, and soon enough it looks like a glass of urine or apple juice. Some feeble trails of carbonation are visible.

Smells vaguely of wet cardboard and cooked vegetables (DMS), some mild apple sweetness when swirled around. Tastes like cardboard or wet paper, apple juice, cooked veggies again. Mealy, tacky envelope glue texture, fizzy and overcarbonated. Chugged the last bit as there was no sink available at the party... RIP Hard Boiled Records... Thanks for the beer and memories Mark!

Photo of ktrillionaire
2.17/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

When I poured this beer in late afternoon light, it literally looked like fizzy water with froth. The nose is fairly non-existent, consisting of only the faintest beeriness and a modicum of alcohol. Adjunct sweetness is mildly perceptible in the flavor, but it is quite flavorless overall, even for the style. The feel is prickly. Busch is not very impressive, and seems to be clearly lesser than a number of other widely available AALs.

Photo of BEERME528
2.35/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Really not that bad. When compared to the other common cheap beers like Ketstone and Natural, this is the best. It is quite inexpensive and does not taste as wattered down as other value brands. It's pretty refreshing when service ice cold at a fun gathering. Great for parties.

Head vanishes quickly, leaving not much to see, smell, or taste.

Photo of MadTown1000
2.34/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A - Poured into a pint glass, this beer is absolutely indistinguishable from ginger ale. Same color, same fizz, same *everything*.

S - Basically indistinguishable from every other American macro-lager.

T - Also pretty much standard American macro-lager; maybe slightly less intense, if that's possible. Crisp fizzy grain, followed by what I can only describe as old beer. Like Bud if you left it in the garage just slightly too long.

M - Fizzier than most, as was probably evident from the above. Otherwise, not a thing to distinguish it.

O - I bought this beer on a tip that it was identical to other American macros at a substantial discount. PBR's even cheaper and much better, though - if for some reason you're looking to buy an American macro, there's no good reason to pick this up.

Busch Beer from Anheuser-Busch
49 out of 100 based on 1,451 ratings.