Batch No. 23185 (Williamsburg, VA) - Anheuser-Busch
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Reviews by barczar:
2.95/5 rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
Pours a brilliant light amber/copper color with a frothy half inch ivory head that slowly dissipates, leaving no lacing.
Grain, corn, bready caramel malt, a hint of sourness, and almost an afterthought of bourbon and vanilla form the aroma.
Flavor reveals that traditional Budweiser sourness initially, but oak, vanilla, and bourbon hit mid palate, leading into a bready malt finish, which is slightly dry and toasted.
Body is fairly light, with moderate carbonation and a grainy astringent finish.
Vanilla, oak, and bourbon are subtle. The toasted specialty malt flavor was nice. But the base beer still is lacking.
Serving type: bottle
01-03-2013 19:42:20 | More by barczar
More User Reviews:
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.