Batch No. 91406 (Los Angeles, CA) - Anheuser-Busch
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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
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
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
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
3.35/5 rDev +8.4%
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.
12-04-2012 23:25:47 | More by armock
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
3.05/5 rDev -1.3%
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.
11-18-2012 09:55:00 | More by barczar
4.25/5 rDev +37.5%
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.
01-12-2013 00:43:26 | More by RonaldTheriot
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
3.43/5 rDev +11%
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.
12-08-2012 21:20:14 | More by budgood1
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
2.5/5 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
3/5 rDev -2.9%
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"
11-16-2012 01:38:49 | More by pkalix
Batch No. 91406 (Los Angeles, CA) from Anheuser-Busch
72 out of 100 based on 131 ratings.