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

Not Rated.
Batch No. 91406 (Los Angeles, CA)Batch No. 91406 (Los Angeles, CA)

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52 Reviews

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Reviews: 52
Hads: 135
Avg: 3.11
pDev: 18.33%
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.

No notes at this time.
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Reviews: 52 | Hads: 135
Photo of buschbeer
2.73/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

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.

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Photo of johnnnniee
2.75/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a deep golden amber color with a quickly dissipating off white head. The aroma is sweet and malty with a grainy honey like caramel nose. I found little to no hop aroma. The flavor is sweet and does have a bit of caramel and light sugar in there. There's just enough spicy hops to keep this from cloying and to keep inbev from spending any more money on hops than is absolutely necessary. Medium body with a moderate to high level of carbonation and a sweet almost sugary mouthfeel. Too sweet and a bit boring.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
2.78/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Budweiser Project 12 : Batch 91406

LOOK: Pours a light orange color with a fizzy froth that recedes to a fine film.

SMELL: Rice, Budweiser house yeast and a little bit of bready malt sweetness. There is also a hint of wood and grass.

TASTE: Sweet malts upfront that come off a bit grainy. Almost no hop character and just a small presence of wood, almost flies under the radar. Tastes like a macro lager with some dignity, but still finishes like regular Bud. Rice, corn and watery caramel. Finishes a bit sweet with a caramel/vanilla like flavor. Fleeting bland bitterness and husky grain round out the finish.

FEEL: Light to medium bodied with a good amount of crisp carbonation. Has a pretty good fullness to it and is not overly watery.

OVERALL: This is a step in the right direction for Budweiser. A beer with some integrity that actually has some flavor. Not too bad.

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Photo of Darkmagus82
2.92/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a golden amber color with a off-white yellowish two finger head. The head has a decent level of retention fading over about 4 min to leave a moderate level of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is largely of sweet corn with some caramel complementing this. Along with these aromas are some lightly roasted malt smells.

Taste – The taste begins with flavor of a bready and corny sweet taste. As the flavor advances some lighter caramel flavors come to the tongue with the corn sweetness becoming more intense in nature. A bit of a lighter herbal and woody flavors later come to the tongue. A bit of booziness and a somewhat off cardboard taste then come to the tongue at the end. While present these more off flavors don’t take too much away from the brew and leave a bready and sweet flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average to above average side with a carbonation level that is the same. A moderate carbonation is quite appropriate for eh style and drinkability of the beer, although a lightly less thick body may have been better for making a more easy drinking brew, as this should be.

Overall – It was alright with malt and sweetness but as it lacked a good hop and complexity profile. OK, but nothing really worth the added price (as it is more expensive than the average malt/standard American adjunct) over something of a more standard, cheaper drinking brew.

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Photo of BeerAdvocate
2.99/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #72 (Jan 2013):

The highlight here is that the beer was finished on beechwood chips, which are usually used to provide more surface space for yeast during the fermentation of Budweiser. While it’s noticeable, its overpowered by a near cloying sweetness and a misplaced caramel note.

STYLE: American Amber Lager
ABV: 6.0%

LOOK: Rich, clear, amber with a tight, creamy white lace

SMELL: Caramel, floral, hint of wood, clean

TASTE: Light, smooth, creamy, malty sweet, caramel, bready, nutty, cereal grains, corn, herbal, dried wood, dry straw-like finish

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Photo of Cavanaghty
3/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Clear amber color with about one finger of white head.

Smell. Malts and carmel.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth Medium to light bodied. Taste of bitter malts, wheat, alcohol, and some other grains.

Overall: Decent brew, thats about it.

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Photo of pkalix
3/5  rDev -3.5%
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"

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Photo of chinchill
3.01/5  rDev -3.2%
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]

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Photo of Lemke10
3.01/5  rDev -3.2%
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.

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Photo of jwc215
3.03/5  rDev -2.6%
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.

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Photo of Justin23060
3.03/5  rDev -2.6%
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.

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Photo of mynie
3.03/5  rDev -2.6%
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.

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Photo of mrfrancis
3.05/5  rDev -1.9%
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.

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Photo of EgadBananas
3.06/5  rDev -1.6%
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!

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Photo of barczar
3.06/5  rDev -1.6%
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.

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Photo of BucannonXC5
3.07/5  rDev -1.3%
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).

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Photo of puboflyons
3.08/5  rDev -1%
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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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