Batch No. 23185 (Williamsburg, VA) - Anheuser-Busch
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Reviews by Reaper16:
3.1/5 rDev +4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
12oz. bottle served at Egan's, Tuscaloosa, AL
The vanilla is pretty expressive in this beer's aroma, all things considered. You notice it first, before the house Bud character steps in. I can almost pick up on a woody note but the grain takes it over.
I can taste the wood from the bourbon barrel staves, but it is this light balancing agent. Nothing more. Sort of like how the beechwood works in Bud proper. But the barrel staves make for a rounder, maltier lager. The vanilla is the main draw here, as the malt bill isn't giving off a whole lot of flavor (despite the color).
Of the three small batch Buds I had yesterday this was my favorite. I wouldn't drink more than one (in fact, I wouldn't buy any at all) but I respect Bud's effort here.
Serving type: bottle
11-10-2012 00:03:59 | More by Reaper16
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2.98/5 rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
12 oz twist-off bottle poured into a pilsner glass.
5.5% ABV, 13229 on side of label.
A - Crystal clear, this deep golden beer has very little carbonation feeding the poorly retained off-white head. Wispy fingers of lace creep up the glass but the still brew doesn't extend the best invitation.
S - Vanilla extract notes waft from the pale lager as this simple pale-malt-based beer suggests hints of wood but no alcohol.
T - Wood stave-centered, this earthy beer has an unusual, almost plastic-y flavor leading into vanilla and faint alcohol which overtake the simple lager quickly.
M - Looks can be deceiving because this beer has high carbonation and a smooth body that finishes dry and rather clean but lacks any hook.
O - A training wheel "barrel-aged" beer for Budweiser drinkers, perhaps? This beer doesn't quite come together anywhere along the line but save for the weird flavor, it's not terrible. Lacking any sort of hook, the vanilla and wood doesn't quite meld well with the base beer and Bourbon is nowhere in sight.
Serving type: bottle
11-11-2013 00:24:55 | More by BeerFMAndy
Batch No. 23185 (Williamsburg, VA) from Anheuser-Busch
70 out of 100 based on 154 ratings.