Batch No. 91406 (Los Angeles, CA) - Anheuser-Busch
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1.98/5 rDev -35.9%
Ba Review #244
Served On: 12/12/2012
Glassware: Weizen Glass
Labeled ABV: 6.0%
Date/ Code: 12274WA23 (???)
This was from the 'Project 12' mixed pack I found at Evergreen Liquors in Frederick, MD ($11.99).
Look: Poured a crystal clear light copper. High carbonation. Some thin patches of lacing here and there. Head was a thin white coating.
Smell: Super sweet nose with a wet basement character. Some wet hay notes present. Also some grainy corn. Nothing too spectacular.
Taste: First up were sweet corn notes. Then not too much else. Maybe some toasted grain. This one did have slightly more character than ‘Batch 23185’.
I'm sorry but there has to be some artificial coloring used here. The amber tone seemed to suggest some sort of malt bill, but it just wasn't there. Typical AB-Inbev: appealing look with no real substance. Just my opinion.
12-12-2012 17:44:57 | More by CraftBeerTastic
2.03/5 rDev -34.3%
A - Clear amber with a one finger head. No lacing and bubbly as hell.
S - Caramel malt. That's about it.
T - Caramel malt once again, and once again that is it.
M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation.
O - Overall, one dimensional and bland as expected.
12-23-2012 01:37:13 | More by SometimesIfart
2.48/5 rDev -19.7%
Pours out to a 3/4 inch sudsy head that retreats rapidly and color is gold-copper. Aroma has a slight bit of hops character to it and everything else about the smell is blah. Flavor is where the beer starts to crater. It tastes like it was manufactured and not hand crafted. It is so devoid of flavor that alcohol emerges as a dominant flavor -- bad! Mouthfeel is thin and becomes astringent over time. This is a crappy beer and a shameful marketing ploy by Budweiser. Hell, regular Bud's got more going for it than this Frankenstein monster. It's like most cheap american malt liquors in terms of character and to quote an Alabama legislator: "what's wrong with the beer we got? It drinks pretty good..."
11-17-2012 04:50:56 | More by EagleTalon
2.5/5 rDev -19.1%
Poured from a bottle into a cold frosted mug. Looks like a nice reddish amber with a little white head. But taste like a bud with more caramel malts/notes. If you like bud you'll love this beer. Me I hate bud so I think this stinks. Don't waste your money if you like bud, just buy bud.
12-09-2012 02:26:46 | More by Damian74Shensky
2.5/5 rDev -19.1%
Poured chilled from refrigerator into a Perfect Pint and waited 5 minutes to get closer to 45º.
A=Darker amber with a touch of red, but not nearly red enough for a red lager and not even rich enough of an amber compared to other ambers. Head was bright white, but dissipated in under a minute.
S=Very faint aroma...mostly hops, with, perhaps a faint caramel or vanilla aroma. Not as dominant an aroma as the other two offerings in this series.
T=Hops dominate this, as well as the Budweiser yeast. Some sweetness, but also an acidic tanginess is present.
M=Carbonation is above average, and abundance of sweetness would make this a difficult session beer.
O=It may be that I expected more out of this offering than the other two, but this left me rather disappointed. What flavor there is is rather average and simple. Just slightly better than Budweiser.
11-04-2012 17:40:01 | More by dhannes
2.6/5 rDev -15.9%
Poured into a pint glass.
Golden amber with 1 finger of fizzy head that dissipates quickly. Excellent clarity and a ridiculous amount of carbonation.
Caramel, bread and not much else.
Wow, nothing really offensive here. Just some simple caramel malts and breadiness. Touches of cantaloupe. Some of that classic Budweiser yeast lingers.
Medium bodied, crisp and clean.
It's really not all that bad. Easy drinking and refreshing. Tastes similar to a Yeungling.
10-26-2012 20:14:46 | More by justintcoons
2.6/5 rDev -15.9%
Grabbed one at the grocery store in a make-your-own-six-pack. Poured into a 12-oz mug, this is an amber-gold beer with a slight airy head atop it. The nose is rather grainy, and offers no hint of hops or anything else. Flavor is just... bad. Sweet malt with almost nonexistent bitterness, no hop flavor, nothing but grainy, sweet malt. The "beechwood chips" are totally undetectable.
I'm assuming the "91406" was just a randomly generated number. It's hard to imagine any but the most basic experimentation went into this really bad beer
11-11-2012 05:12:11 | More by allengarvin
2.65/5 rDev -14.2%
Oh wow. Look at this guy - it's a little bit darker. Figured maybe an Amber meant it was going to resemble a Yuengling, but I was wrong.
Still tastes like a Bud. And pennies. Smells like Bud, too. I mean, there's a few hops trying to pop out on your tongue, but it still has that goddamn corn taste that Budweiser is known for.
The mouthfeel is good and I guess the 6.0% ABV will give you a buzz if you have nothing better to drink.
Glad this case of beer was on clearance for $9.99.
01-16-2013 02:15:06 | More by portijon
2.68/5 rDev -13.3%
Pours a deep golden amber color with a foamy off white head. The aroma is grainy and slightly metallic with just a hint of caramel and butter. Tastes a little better than the smell with more caramel and slight lemony bitterness. Low carbonation and smooth, it could have a better, longer finish though. I would much rather drink these over a regular budweiser, but any craft amber will beat this.
11-17-2012 18:28:41 | More by JMad
2.68/5 rDev -13.3%
Deep amber what? Here's another example from the Project Twelve.
Pours a mild (not deep) amber with a thin head into my glass. I don't see anything profound here.
Some sweet caramel from the malt. Otherwise, it smells pretty bland. I don't want to sound stereotypical but I was thinking of regular Bud with that smell.
Incredibly thin, almost watery with very little flavor. It passes by so quickly that my taste buds can't keep up.
Cidery mouthfeel would be more appropriate. Sweet? Yes. Full of hops? No. Finished on beechwood chips? Hmm.
12-05-2012 23:30:30 | More by Brad007
2.73/5 rDev -11.7%
12 ounce bottle
Served in a pilsner glass
A - It is amber in color. I got an inch of off-white head that settled to a quarter inch and hung around.
S - It has a sweet aroma that I noticed rights away. I also get some grain and grass. There is a metallic note as well.
T - It has a grain taste. It reminds me of rye. I also get a metallic taste. It has a very dry finish.
M - Thin and dry.
O - It has more taste than Bud, but not a lot more. I don't care for the dry finish. It keeps reminding me of Bud Dry.
02-09-2013 02:15:02 | More by buschbeer
Batch No. 91406 (Los Angeles, CA) from Anheuser-Busch
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