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

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

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125 Ratings
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Ratings: 125
Reviews: 50
rAvg: 3.08
pDev: 18.83%


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Missouri, United States

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

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: justintcoons on 10-26-2012)
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.46/5  rDev +12.3%
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

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2013 05:08:13 | More by russpowell
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boilermakerbrew

Missouri

3.43/5  rDev +11.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2012 02:59:00 | More by boilermakerbrew
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.43/5  rDev +11.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2012 21:17:37 | More by TMoney2591
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budgood1

Minnesota

3.43/5  rDev +11.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2012 21:20:14 | More by budgood1
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

3.43/5  rDev +11.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2013 21:35:15 | More by BlackHaddock
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zeff80

Missouri

3.38/5  rDev +9.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2012 02:12:37 | More by zeff80
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armock

New York

3.35/5  rDev +8.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2012 23:25:47 | More by armock
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JohnFatAss

New Jersey

3.33/5  rDev +8.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2013 01:50:15 | More by JohnFatAss
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cyclonece09

Maryland

3.33/5  rDev +8.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2013 02:37:55 | More by cyclonece09
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Tone

Missouri

3.28/5  rDev +6.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2012 14:21:11 | More by Tone
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bluejacket74

Ohio

3.24/5  rDev +5.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2013 00:19:26 | More by bluejacket74
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TheMarkE

California

3.21/5  rDev +4.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2013 03:51:21 | More by TheMarkE
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chilidog

Ohio

3.18/5  rDev +3.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2012 00:41:39 | More by chilidog
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mooseo

Pennsylvania

3.16/5  rDev +2.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2013 02:18:12 | More by mooseo
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle marked 12273-WA95. Sampled on November 12, 2012.

The color is not as dark as I might have hoped. It comes in at a medium amber-copper color with no head.

The aroma is pretty straight forward grains, pale malts, and crisp hops. But nothing jumps out as extraordinary.

The body is about medium and creamy.

The taste is also fairly grainy with a crisp, clean finale. Really it tastes like a slightly more boisterous Budweiser American pale.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2012 02:13:19 | More by puboflyons
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Lemke10

Wisconsin

3.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Our Budweiser distribution manager at work told me this is was test version of what will become “Bud Black Crown.” This pours a clear, light amber color with a fast diminishing head. There is a light scent of yeast. The taste is crisp with a cheap grain alcohol taste with a slight citrus finish.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2013 21:01:41 | More by Lemke10
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barczar

Kentucky

3.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I feel all kinds of icky just for buying this. But I consider this reconnaissance.

Pours a brilliant light golden copper color with a solid 2 inch cream head that dissipates rather slowly, leaving moderate lacing.

Aroma is predominately caramel malt with notes of floral hops. There's a bit of corn adjunct. , grain, and alcohol.

Flavor is heavily malty, caramel, lightly toasty, and I guess it's that beechwood age thing going on. Unfortunately it's not terrible.

Body is moderate, with carbonation on the high side. There is a note of sourness and I don't know if that the Budweiser thing or what.

The sourness definitely a detracts from the beer I don't hate it as much as I want to.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2012 09:55:00 | More by barczar
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BucannonXC5

California

3.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12-oz. bottle into a pint glass at my house on Dec. 5, 2012 (purchased the 12-pack for $12.99 at the 7/11 near Allied Gardens (San Diego) on Dec. 4, 2012. Caramel amber with about a finger of gray head that disappeared very fast. No retention on the top or sides.

Smelled caramel, toffee, roasty nuts and a bit of bitter chocolate malts. Had to work for it though.

Tasted not too much like the smell. Got a sharp whiff of alcohol up front and a bubble of carbonation that gradually built up to a malty finish. Got slight caramel but nothing too special.

Medium-to-light body. Thin texture. Lively (above average)-to-fizzy (good) carbonation. Abrupt finish.

Not a bad effort, but the Williamsburg (23185) batch was the best in my opinion. I’d have this one close to the St. Louis (63118).

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2012 02:56:34 | More by BucannonXC5
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

3.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours a clear golden amber with a lingering white head.

S: Aromas of grassy, lemony hops, caramel, biscuit, and beech chips make their presence known.

T: Notes of caramel, nuts, biscuits, crackers, grass, straw, and lemon are very evident in the mouth. The finish is quick and clipped with a combination of woody notes from the beech chips, caramel, and grassy hops.

M: Medium in body, firm, and dry. Carbonation is crisp. Easy to drink and very refreshing with just a touch of malt heft.

O: Not bad, but not great either. This one at least has a little more flavor than the Virginia brew. It's not exceptional by any stretch, but it is a pleasant, simple, straight-forward brew.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2012 22:06:03 | More by mrfrancis
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.03/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle served in a lager glass. Has a nice clear, medium amber body with a large and creamy looking beige head. The head has decent retention.

A much appreciated but small increase in hop presence over the typical lagers from this macro-brewery is found upon tasting, although not evident in the nose. I believe I could detect a faint spice-like contribution frm the "beechwood chips".

O: flawless execution of a rather lame recipe, with a nice semi-dry finish. Too much like one of their regular mass-produced lagers and not enough like a special small batch craft brew. [3.25]

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2012 00:10:54 | More by chinchill
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Justin23060

Virginia

3.03/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Crystal clear, dark golden with a short head that was gone pretty fast.
S - Can't distinguish between this and Bud original. Maybe less rice and more malt.
T - A slightly maltier Bud. Not as harsh as a regular Bud, but definitely leaning in that direction. Sweetness is approaching fake
M - Pretty thin, but nice sharp carb.
O - Not as good as the Bourbon offering from the same mixed 12. Not offensive Fraternity beer, but not craft either. Meh... Probably a good beer to wash down some pizza.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2012 04:59:30 | More by Justin23060
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mynie

Indiana

3.03/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Smells very similar to that other batch; the blonde one, not the other amber one. Big flowers, medium malt, not much by way of the hops.

Tastes similar to Budweiser, only with a more pronounced back end. (Is that the beechwood?). It's very malty wiht enough hops to prevent the malt from getting icky sweet. The finish is quite clean, and really this is like something they probably would have gone nuts for in the 60s. Right now, though, it ain't all that interesting.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2012 05:21:51 | More by mynie
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jwc215

Wisconsin

3.03/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours dark amber with a thin head that soon becomes a bubbly wisp. Some spotted lacing sticks.

The smell is of caramel with some grain/cereal.

The taste is of sweet caramel with a hint of honey, and grain/cereal. A slight hop touch balances the sweetness in an abrupt finish.

Light-bodied. It's not too watery or fizzy, just thin.

A "run-of-the-mill" amber lager. Not as smooth as it could be.

I don't know if this is the brewery's way of having Bud drinkers think that craft beer is nothing special, but it seems that way by drinking this and the other two "batches" in this variety pack.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2013 02:27:06 | More by jwc215
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

3.01/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Pours a muddled amber color, with a white head, dissipates to a foamy collar. Light lacing. Aroma is grainy, lightly sweet, with a nutty quality to it. Taste is sweet, caramel, light wood, nuts and no real hop notes. Sweetness lacks balance, really. The feel is light in body, mild crispness, somewhat oily and slick.

There's nothing about this that really stands out. The unfortunate and unnecessary aspect of these "contest" brews is that they're all just marginally differing from th base beers that they brew day in and day out. What's the point?! Two amber lagers and an effing pilsner does not scream diversity!

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2013 00:54:53 | More by EgadBananas
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pkalix

California

3/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

NOT a bud drinker. AT ALL . . . .
tiny head, clear, dark yellow.
smell? i wanna say corona-like, but idunno. i cant pin it.
taste is EASY. i CANT STAND BUD, but this is easy to drink. or, at least, this first one is going down very easily (although i have been very thirsty at work through the last 4 hours).
feel is medium, it feels like a corona. still smells and tastes like CORN, though. i dont care what they say on the bottle about TANNENBAUM HOPS, CARAMEL MALTS, etc....
overall, i was intrigued when i went in to the store and saw it. i have a frig full of belgiums and germans but i chose this direction tonight. hoping there is no headache in the morning like there was with that nasty 6% bud lite i tried a while back, come to think of it, i gave all those away- why am i even trying this stuff?? but it's an easy drinker; nothing i will probably ever buy again, though.... and this is part of a 12'er with 2 other 'styles' with it.
i like what the last guy said: "flawless execution of a rather lame recipe"

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2012 01:38:49 | More by pkalix
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Batch No. 91406 (Los Angeles, CA) from Anheuser-Busch
72 out of 100 based on 125 ratings.