Batch No. 23185 (Williamsburg, VA) - Anheuser-Busch
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Ratings: 154 | Reviews: 58 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by buschbeer:
3.45/5 rDev +15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
12 ounce bottle
Served in a perfect pint glass
A - It is a beautiful golden elixir. It is clear and has a meager amount of bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass. A fleeting, white head settles to a thin skim.
S - It smells like grain and sweet malt. I get some very faint vanilla.
T - This may be the most flavorful Bud that I have ever had, aside from Chelada and Bud Extra. The typical grain, grass, and sweet malt are balanced with some bittering hops. I even detect a little vanilla. I do not get any bourbon.
M - It is still BMC thin.
O - I like the concept here. This is a small step towards something better. I just don't understand why they would barrel age a 5.5% lager. I liked this one the best of the Batch 12 beers.
Serving type: bottle
02-19-2013 22:43:17 | More by buschbeer
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.