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Batch No. 91406 (Los Angeles, CA) - Anheuser-Busch

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Batch No. 91406 (Los Angeles, CA)Batch No. 91406 (Los Angeles, CA)

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BA SCORE
74
okay

52 Reviews
THE BROS
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Reviews: 52
Hads: 135
rAvg: 3.11
pDev: 13.83%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Lager |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: justintcoons on 10-26-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.25/5  rDev +36.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

RJT (485 characters)

Photo of alk3kenny
3.72/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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. (388 characters)

Photo of ZAP
3.7/5  rDev +19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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)... (608 characters)

Photo of acevenom
3.7/5  rDev +19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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. (659 characters)

Photo of MrHurmateeowish
3.68/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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. (345 characters)

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.61/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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. (1,085 characters)

Photo of DM1293
3.55/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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. (546 characters)

Photo of Minkybut
3.54/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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. (358 characters)

Photo of Fatehunter
3.53/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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. (331 characters)

Photo of garymuchow
3.49/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.
Thanks Spunky. (525 characters)

Photo of russpowell
3.46/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Part of a mixed sixer

Pours an effervescent honey color with 3+ fingers of cream colored head. Some head retention & good lacing

S: Faint biscuitty malt, metallic notes & just a bit of pear & caramel

T: Pears, a touch of grainyness & faint butterscotch notes up front. Pears & golden delicious apples, plus just a kiss of leafy hops. Finsishes fruitty & fairly crisp, with slight herbal hop bitterness

MF: Light/medium bodied, fairly lively carbonation, decent balance

This drinks easy enough. I would certainly take this over any BMC standard, not a mind blower, better than expected (589 characters)

Photo of BlackHaddock
3.42/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12 Fl Oz bottle: Drank on 7 Feb 2013 in my hotel room (San Francisco).

I quiet enjoyed this actually: lager based but with a bit of character.

Golden body, but with a slightly darker hue than most lagers: same white head that refuses to hang around though.

Not quite odourless but almost: some grainy and hop notes can just about be detected if you sniff hard enough.

Crisp and refreshing with a corn bread and mild hop feel.

Forget who brews it and the beers isn't bad at all. It's a lager with a bit of umph to it and should be marked accordingly. (554 characters)

Photo of TMoney2591
3.42/5  rDev +10%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

The middle child in my trip through the Project 12 pack ends up being the normal amber lager. It pours a clear bronze-brass topped by a finger of short-lived lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises vanilla, light nutmeg, toffee, and a touch of grass. I don't really know what to think of this, but I do know it's pretty pleasant. The taste brings in more of the same, with a slightly breadier backbone and an added twinge of orange peel. The body is a very light medium, with a moderate carbonation and a slick feel. Overall, a slightly overcarbonated and oily beer, but one that still comes across as a pleasant-enough-tasting little amber lager. Not bad, really. (701 characters)

Photo of budgood1
3.42/5  rDev +10%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

pours out a brilliant amber colour. thin head appears and dissipates quickly to a bit of spotty lace. aroma is lightly sugared with nutty hints but overall quite clean. flavour wise this is a malty sweet lager with hints of nut and wood with brown sugar and molasses undertones undoubtedly from the caramel malts used. there is a bit of an alcohol burn. tastes pretty decent. finishes dry. medium bodied with a crisp, semi-sweet lagerish mouthfeel. very nice drinkability for the style.

overall this is a nice approachable offering from budweiser, or A-B. has a bit of malt liquor overtone to it, but just tastes better. go try it. (633 characters)

Photo of boilermakerbrew
3.4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a clear, light amber hue. Small 1 finger head that retains a little. Little to no lacing. Traces of the head are left on the top throughout the drink.

S- Faint with hints of caramel malt. Light malts are prominent, but hints of heavier caramel malts make appearances. Nothing complex, nothing heavy; pretty straightforward.

T- Like the nose, except a little more pronounced. Starts just like a regular Budweiser in the flavor department, but progresses into a caramel flavor rather quickly. Lighter caramel notes persist throughout and end the drink in a crisp finish.

M- Light, fairly high levels of carbonation. Heavier on the palate and in the stomach than the other Project 12 beers. Not to the creamy level in weight, but not watery.

Overall, this is a fair beer. I'd put this among the more drinkable amber/red beers out there. It obviously doesn't stand up to the better reds, but a good one to drink for a change of pace. (942 characters)

Photo of Pegasus
3.36/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Clear medium amber, with a robust, dense white head, which retains quite well. Scattered, thin lacing adorns the glass walls, the carbonation is profuse and fast-rising.

Aroma: Rich aroma of caramel and toasted light bread. there is a mild herbal hop presence, also.

Taste: Opens with caramel and toasted malt, these basic flavors carry the taste throughout. The aroma led me to believe that these taste would be rather bold. Its not, unfortunately, the taste of Batch No. 91406 seems weak and washed out in comparison to the aroma. Finishes with a mild, slightly peppery hop note.

Mouth feel: Soft, pleasant, with a hint of carbonation, a touch thin, though.

Drinkability/notes: Not bad, ore than a little reminiscent of ZeigenBock Amber or Shiner Bock.

Presentation: Packaged in a standard twelve-ounce brown glass long-neck bottle with a twist-off crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice. This example has been refrigerated since purchase. (966 characters)

Photo of zeff80
3.35/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Clear amber color with a one-finger, bubbly white head. It was short-lived and left little to no lacing on the glass.

S - It smelled malty with some caramel and floral notes.

T - A fairly sweet beer with caramel, toffee and bread. Light bitterness with some bite.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A light bodied lager with a dry, clean finish.

O - This is an okay amber lager. Better than most of their brews, but still not something I'd buy on a regular basis. (472 characters)

Photo of armock
3.33/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from Sheetz in Altoona, PA.

A - Poured a lighter amber color with a white head that leaves some lacing behind.

S - Has a pretty decent sweet caramel malt nose.

T - Like the smell it has a good caramel malt flavor with some sweetness to it.

M - This beer has a medium body with medium carbonation to it.

O - Overall this is a pretty good beer that hits at least average compared to all the beers I've had. In all honesty I'm enjoying this beer tastes good and easy to drink whats not to like. Worth at least trying if you have the chance. (549 characters)

Photo of cyclonece09
3.31/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a 14oz "pint" glass. Pours a darker straw with a small head that leaves some lacing. Smells of nice darker malt, but very bland. Tastes of darker grain with a hint of syrupy taste. Beer goes down smooth with good carbonation and light body, but slight sticky feel. Overall a slightly above average beer. (334 characters)

Photo of JohnFatAss
3.3/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I think I like this one the best of Bud's Project 12 Series. Like the others, this one is still a Budweiser.

This beer pours a dark golden or amber color. It has a very faint smell. Sweet carmel malts come through as the dominant flavor. Finishes with only a mild bitterness.

It is fairly easy to drink. I think this beer would go great with a steak or burger.

It is a nice beer, nothing that will blow you away, but it is enjoyable. And better than Budweiser or Bud Light. (479 characters)

Photo of Tone
3.3/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, dark amber color. 1/3 inch head of an off-white color. Good retention and decent lacing. Smells of sweet malt, caramel malt, slight pale malt, hint of hop, and a hint of adjunct. Fits the style of an American Amber / Red Lager. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, caramel malt, hint of pale malt, hint of hop, and hint of adjunct. Overall, good appearance and blend, with decent body. (451 characters)

Photo of bluejacket74
3.24/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12 ounce bottle, born on date of September 30, 2012 (Julian Date 12273 stamped on label). A buddy bought me some of the Project 12 beers since he found them on sale recently (bought the 12 pack for just $5.75), so I might as well try them. If what I've read online is correct, this is the brew they picked to be their new Black Crown beer. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a clear amber color with about a half inch off-white head. Head retention is good, and there's a decent amount of lacing. The brew smells like sweet and grainy malt, and some caramel. Taste is similar to the aroma, but there's also the addition of some nuts. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, with a good amount of carbonation. Truthfully, this is better than I expected it to be. Worth a try if you can pick up a single somewhere. (808 characters)

Photo of TheMarkE
3.21/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

An amber lager finished on beechwood chips. If you close your eyes and pay close attention, you can catch the hint of woodiness. Drinkable, with nothing to insult your palate. (175 characters)

Photo of chilidog
3.18/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Could not find this pack in ohio yet? Was in wisconsin and brought it home.
Prob the best of the project 12.
Nice amber color, thin head though a nice ring lace to be had.
Taste is amber malts start to finish, slight hop back-note.
Mouth is smooth.
Over all a an ok amber. (272 characters)

Photo of mooseo
3.15/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle into pint glass.

A - Bright clear amber with a large foamy white head.

S - Fresh grains, light caramel, a bit grassy. A metallic scent is also present.

T - A blend of sweet caramel malt, bready grain, rice, and subtle grassy hops. Hint of wood. Fruity yeast is evident, and the metallic aftertaste is surprisingly muted in this version.

M - Smooth, light bodied, crisp and clean. High carbonation.

O - Well it's better than regular Bud, and my favorite in this 'experimental' series. It has a decent malt body and is not overly sweet. Very drinkable. (568 characters)

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Batch No. 91406 (Los Angeles, CA) from Anheuser-Busch
74 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.