Batch No. 91406 (Los Angeles, CA) - Anheuser-Busch
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3.16/5 rDev +2.3%
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.
04-26-2013 02:18:12 | More by mooseo
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
United Kingdom (England)
3.43/5 rDev +11%
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.
03-13-2013 21:35:15 | More by BlackHaddock
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
3.46/5 rDev +12%
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
03-05-2013 05:08:13 | More by russpowell
2.9/5 rDev -6.1%
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.
03-05-2013 02:17:49 | More by Darkmagus82
3.33/5 rDev +7.8%
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.
03-01-2013 02:37:55 | More by cyclonece09
3.24/5 rDev +4.9%
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.
02-24-2013 00:19:26 | More by bluejacket74
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
3.01/5 rDev -2.6%
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!
02-05-2013 00:54:53 | More by EgadBananas
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%
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
Batch No. 91406 (Los Angeles, CA) from Anheuser-Busch
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