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Batch No. 23185 (Williamsburg, VA) - Anheuser-Busch

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Batch No. 23185 (Williamsburg, VA)Batch No. 23185 (Williamsburg, VA)

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BA SCORE
70
okay

157 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 157
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 2.98
pDev: 19.46%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Anheuser-Busch visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Lager |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: justintcoons on 10-26-2012)
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1.25/5  rDev -58.1%

boszormeny, Dec 30, 2013
Photo of wilfonzo
1.5/5  rDev -49.7%

wilfonzo, Jan 20, 2013
Photo of portijon
1.58/5  rDev -47%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

"This one tastes better, but that doesn't mean it's good." - anonymous

My final bottle of the three in the sampler pack. Probably the best beer of the three, but still tastes like a Bud, with just a little bit of Bourbon/Vanilla sweetness. Still overcarbonated, still too light corn-chip-flavored. I smell nothing. High drinkability, but in the worst ways.

Stick to mass-marketed domestics, InBev.

portijon, Jan 16, 2013
Photo of EF4
1.75/5  rDev -41.3%

EF4, Mar 04, 2014
Photo of JMBSH
1.75/5  rDev -41.3%

JMBSH, Dec 06, 2012
Photo of Punisher
1.75/5  rDev -41.3%

Punisher, Feb 23, 2013
Photo of EgadBananas
1.98/5  rDev -33.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Pours a golden colour, not quite amber. Bubbly, minimal white head. Not convinced it deserved the tulip I poured it in. Pale malts make up the bulk. I don't know if I'm actually getting a minute hint of vanilla, or if I'm just willing myself out of pity. Taste as well is just some slightly sweet pale malts. I know it's all malt, but it still seems corny. The feel, unlike the rest, is quite nice. It's light bodied, but it's creamy, not too overly carbonated, and is incredibly smooth on the palate. Unfortunately, that's not enough for me to call this anything but a publicity ploy. Budweiser gives you the green light to brew anything you want, and this is the shit you come up with? It's somewhat offensive.

EgadBananas, Nov 21, 2012
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2/5  rDev -32.9%

DudMan, Feb 03, 2013
Photo of Robloc303
2/5  rDev -32.9%

Robloc303, Sep 15, 2014
Photo of jkermitj
2/5  rDev -32.9%

jkermitj, Jan 16, 2013
Photo of SometimesIfart
2.13/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

A - Pours clear amber with a one finger slightly frothy head.

S - Corn adjunct, slight caramel malt, rice

T - Caramel malt up front, corn flakes, ever so slight toasted malt.

M - Heavy bodied with medium to heavy carbonation.

O - Overall, Budweiser should never try to make craft beer again. This wasn't atrocious, but it definitely wasn't good.

SometimesIfart, Dec 23, 2012
Photo of DenverLogan
2.13/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Light copper color...minimal head lasted several minutes. The aroma gives a hint of Bourbon and Vanilla along with light malt. Big carbonation in the mouthfeel. Flavor is light with slight malt sweetness, very light Bourbon and vanilla notes. It has more body than a Bud but I'm not sure it has as much as a Miller Lite, not that I often try either of these. I did an industry VIP tour of the Van Nuys, California Budweiser facility years ago, which was the last time having a regular Bud or Bud Lite. Interesting was that before filtration there was some flavor, but after filtration and whatever other finishing they do, there was little body or flavor left. A cheaply made beer that has survived with brilliant marketing. This Batch 23185 (Williamsburg, Va Zip Code) is seemingly also cheaply made...minimal malts and hops and who knows what ppm of Bourbon Staves penetrates each bottle. Another exploration by the big greedy giants to penetrate the craft market.

DenverLogan, Dec 31, 2012
Photo of alk3kenny
2.15/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Project 12 rd 3 light amber... Appearance is very similar to the "deep amber" about the same color and the same quickly thinning head. Really want to smell the bourbon and vanilla in this but... I don't might be there faintly but probably because I'm really looking for it... Not much of a scent at all really... but not offensive either. Common theme with these beers is the sweetness... this one is very light but is really the only flavor in the beer as well. Easily drinkable mouthfeel is a bit creamier then the others, but no bourbon or vanilla notes to be found at all. Not that impressed with any of these beers but they are all at least drinkable.

alk3kenny, Nov 02, 2012
Photo of Schlafly33
2.25/5  rDev -24.5%

Schlafly33, Oct 25, 2013
Photo of acurtis
2.25/5  rDev -24.5%

acurtis, Feb 23, 2013
Photo of Kunstman
2.25/5  rDev -24.5%

Kunstman, Feb 18, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -24.5%

bismarksays, Jan 15, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -24.5%

mayerale, Oct 25, 2013
Photo of ZAP
2.25/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A-Clear gold color...little head or lace..

S-Sweetish with artificial vanilla noticeable but not strong.

T-Really sweet...I wanted to like this but the vanilla is so artificial tasting and adds little to the already sweetish, corny flavor....

M-Too sticky sweet and unbalanced....I like malty but this has no depth or real maltiness...just a sticky mess

O-Sorry...the label sounds good but this is not. Much worse than the Pilsner I just reviewed...that i could drink again...not this one..

ZAP, Nov 28, 2012
Photo of ToddHolder
2.25/5  rDev -24.5%

ToddHolder, Feb 28, 2014
Photo of anon
2.25/5  rDev -24.5%

anon, Jul 08, 2014
Photo of pkalix
2.28/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

3rd of the sampler pack. batter than the last, for certain, but geez, do they really understand where they are in terms of the beer world? are they really that oblivious to the world of beer? but then, it sells so well. so it must be the consumers. who the heck buys this crap, anyway?
but again, this one is better than the last...
pours . . . . the same as the last two from this sampler pack- corn-y, yellow, etc...
tastes . . . . better than the last one from this sampler pack...
smells.... oh god... corn? malts, my butt...
overall, 2nd best of the sampler pack- i apparently opened the right side of the box to get the best one first. it went downhill from there. i hope my friends dont find out that i bought budwiper. sampler pack or not. i fell for the marketing. and the BS. competition, my BUTT. and why the heck would a company in BELGIUM buy budwiper? was it simply a monopoly piece? i bet THAT GUY was fired... funny thing is BA has it classified as a 'red lager'. kind of like classifying a chihuahua as a dog, dontcha think?

pkalix, Nov 16, 2012
Photo of mooseo
2.34/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

12oz bottle into pint glass.

A - Deep amber with a huge fluffy white head.

S - Almost nothing there. Slight corn, bready malt, and grassy hops. A stale, metallic aroma is also present.

T - Subtle grainy malt, sweet corn, and rice. Where is the vanilla and bourbon? There may be a touch of vanilla in there, but the sweet Budweiser adjuncts overwhelm. Hop flavors are very, very faint, maybe a hint of grass and a light fruitiness. There is a unpleasant oxidized metallic taste that lingers.

M - Smooth, creamy, light bodied. High carbonation, and a bit watery.

O - This beer simply doesn't deliver on any level. The label promises an aged lager on bourbon staves and vanilla beans, but I would never guess that to be the case in a blind taste test. It tastes like a slightly heavier Budweiser with a weird aftertaste.

mooseo, Apr 19, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -16.1%

bigbeers84, Nov 27, 2012
Photo of Waymore
2.5/5  rDev -16.1%

Waymore, Nov 05, 2012
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Batch No. 23185 (Williamsburg, VA) from Anheuser-Busch
70 out of 100 based on 157 ratings.