Batch No. 91406 (Los Angeles, CA) - Anheuser-Busch
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4.25/5 rDev +37.5%
Budweiser Batch No. 94106 (re-released in 2013 as Budweiser Black Crown) has a thick, off-white head and a clear, somewhat bubbly, reddish-golden appearance, with nice lacing left on the glass. The aroma is of mild hops and fruit (think pears). Taste is of fruit, white bread crust, grain, and a little hop bitterness at the end. The mouthfeel is light and watery, and Budweiser Batch No. 94106 finishes crisp, clean, refreshing, and highly drinkable. Overall, this is excellent.
01-12-2013 00:43:26 | More by RonaldTheriot
3.75/5 rDev +21.4%
Pours into the glass a a light amber color definitely not the "deep" amber that was promised. Nice clarity. Some head but gone very quickly. Slightly sweet, slight roastyness caramel nose. Taste is sweet, slightly fruity caramel. Easy to drink not sure I'd want a ton of these in a row due to the sweetness but overall pleasant. First of the 3 that I have tried and ready to try the rest.
11-02-2012 03:00:16 | More by alk3kenny
3.73/5 rDev +20.7%
A-Deep gold/amberish....minimal lace..
S-Nice clean malty aroma....light caramel...
T-This one has something unique going on. Couldn't identify it at first but then it came to me. Pistachios. Seriously. No doubt about it. Pistachios. I really like it and the flavor overall. Not so overally sticky sweet like the vanilla one. Just a nice nutty, amber lager...
M-Clean...borders on crisp I would say....medium bodied to the light side of medium bodied.
O-I like this one. Really a unique flavor and an enjoyable beer to drink. I'd buy this one if offered at decent prices (think Killians or Amber Bock)...
11-28-2012 06:53:23 | More by ZAP
3.73/5 rDev +20.7%
Poured into a pint glass. Pours clear, light amber with a white head. The head is two-fingers in thickness and dissipates at a moderate pace. There are a lot of visible tiny bubbles in the beer. The beer smells of toasted malts and some caramel. There are some grassy hop notes as well, but they are mild. The taste follows the nose and there's the distinctive beechwood flavor normally detected in Budweiser. The nutty and malty flavors are pretty well pronounced here. It's bready with some mild sweetness. The hops provide some balance. The body light to medium with moderate carbonation. The beer finishes crisp and this is drinkable. This is a good beer.
12-05-2012 22:36:43 | More by acevenom
3.7/5 rDev +19.7%
12oz bottle purchased as part of the mixed 12 pack. Drinking out of a Samuel Adams perfect pint glass. Pours an amber-yellow body with about an inch of khaki-colored head. Malty aroma. Sweet caramel takes a good portion of the flavor. Medium bodied with fairly low carbonation. Overall not bad. A simple lager with some pleasant maltiness to it.
11-04-2012 01:14:07 | More by MrHurmateeowish
3.63/5 rDev +17.5%
If Budweiser can make kick-ass beers like their Tomahawk IPA, why do they bother with these basic beers? This is just a slightly sweet, reddish lager. It's got a very nice, gently caramelish malt component to it, and some fresh, balanced hops but it's far from anything to write home about. In fact, it initially reminded me of the first Killian's Red that I had back in 1984 - almost 30 years ago! Ahhh... putting my disappointment aside, I guess I can see this as a stepping stone for some drinkers, and there is certainly a lot more malt and flavor here than in the flagship brand, which is, I believe, still one of the best selling beers on earth. So, to a certain extent, that all makes sense. When you're that big you need to be careful about how you change your image in the eyes of the consumers that are paying the bills. And I assume they know that it'll pay off just based on people trying the beer. But here's my final conclusion. If I walked into a roadside bar one night and found only Bud, Bud Light, and this on tap which would I drink? I'd probably stick with the Bud.
03-05-2013 14:14:53 | More by NeroFiddled
3.54/5 rDev +14.6%
Nice clean coppery orange, no head.
Smell is budweiser, albeit cleaner and more...maltier?
Taste is perplexing to me. I get...malt and maybe its woody body, but...finishes surprisingly clean. Aftertaste is bit of budweiser, but not imposing.
I would expect the maltier brew to be my favorite of these "Project 12" beers, but the Pilsner has better mid-ground flavor. Its not bad at all though, and it makes me wonder if Budweiser will keep these recipes around for a re-release for seasonals. I can see this being decent as a fall/winter beer.
02-03-2013 23:39:42 | More by DM1293
3.53/5 rDev +14.2%
A good finger of head on a clear, amber colored body.
The aroma is a little grain with some fruit, the beechwood is evident too. Smells nice.
The taste is balanced and smooth. It has only the mildest bitterness to go with it's malty body (for a lager).
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
It's a smooth and tasty lager.
03-17-2013 01:45:01 | More by Fatehunter
3.53/5 rDev +14.2%
Attractive. Nice copper amber and brilliantly clear. Off-white head that does settle out.
Faint aroma. A slight caramel aroma. Also a soft lager yeast character.
Clear caramel flavor that is soft enough to not be overwhelming or too sweet. Soft hop flavor. Some drying on the finish. Bitterness only to balance.
Bigger than a typical lager, but not big or even quite moderate.
I don't mind this at all. The flavors are pleasant and generally satisfying. Drinks like a lager in that it is clean and refreshing.
01-17-2013 01:48:29 | More by garymuchow
3.53/5 rDev +14.2%
I poured this beer into my tumbler at 45 degrees. The beer poured a light amber color with a very bubbly amber head. The beer smelled a little nutty and had a slightly sweet finish to it. Not too bad. All in all a decent beer but not as good as their amber bock. I would try it again though and maybe to a blind taste test against the amber bock just to see.
12-10-2012 17:36:53 | More by Minkybut
Batch No. 91406 (Los Angeles, CA) from Anheuser-Busch
72 out of 100 based on 131 ratings.