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

196 Ratings
THE BROS
70
okay

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Ratings: 196
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 2.99
pDev: 19.73%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Missouri, United States

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

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: justintcoons on 10-26-2012)
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3/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #72 (Jan 2013):

So the brewer’s intention here was to produce a lager that is aged on bourbon staves and vanilla beans. Pretty weak in both regards, obviously the brewer has to be delicate with these kinds of additions in a average sized lager but there could have been more umph. Would make for a great stepping stone brew for the immensely timid.

STYLE: American Amber Lager
ABV: 5.5%
AVAILABILITY: Limited

LOOK: Clear brassy hue, great looking head

SMELL: Very clean, bready, faint hay, vague wood, very mild vanilla

TASTE: Smooth, crisp, lighter bodied, stunted vanilla, dried grass, touch of wood, ghost-like bourbon, very light hopping, kiss of alcohol, dry throughout, almost no after taste

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look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Shaker pint glass.

APPEARANCE: pours an orange/yellow color with less than one finger off-white head that dissipated quickly leaving a ring of bubbles around the glass, lighter carbonation and almost no lacing present on the glass.

SMELL: bread, vanilla, sweet malt, subtle and not overpowering.

TASTE: initially sweet caramel malt, then subtle vanilla and bread, this beer has a mild hop profile and is very malt forward.

PALATE: creamy, lightly carbonated with lighter body, finishes clean.

OVERALL: this is something different for Anheuser-Busch, this beer was my third favorite of the Brewmaster's Project Twelve Second edition. This is not my favorite style of beer so would not seek out again but not a bad beer for the style. Glad to see this brewer trying new things.

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Batch No. 23185 (Williamsburg, VA) from Anheuser-Busch
70 out of 100 based on 196 ratings.