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

Not Rated.
Batch No. 23185 (Williamsburg, VA)Batch No. 23185 (Williamsburg, VA)

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BA SCORE
70
okay

155 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 155
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 2.98
pDev: 19.46%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: justintcoons on 10-26-2012)
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -16.1%

11-22-2013 01:47:43 | More by XmnwildX12
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

2.98/5  rDev 0%

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.

11-11-2013 00:24:55 | More by BeerFMAndy
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egrace84

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

11-09-2013 03:50:39 | More by egrace84
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Duff27

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -16.1%

11-08-2013 02:46:44 | More by Duff27
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brandonld23

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev +0.7%

11-01-2013 00:34:16 | More by brandonld23
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Mel2058

Ohio

4.85/5  rDev +62.8%

I tried this beer the day it came out. I would compare it to the Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale, but has left bourbon flavor. That's a good thing to me since it has a more smooth taste to it. The only bad thing with the package is that you only get three bottles in the twelve pack sampler. I hope that this beer become's it's own beer like the Black Crown did from the first Project 12 edition.

10-30-2013 21:12:06 | More by Mel2058
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev +9.1%

10-27-2013 13:07:00 | More by DrunkinYogi
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Franziskaner

Missouri

3.29/5  rDev +10.4%

Golden hued with a slight brown coloration. Minimal head after the pour. Great clarity and lively carbonation bubbles. I definitely get vanilla in the aroma and not much else. Flavor is vanilla with a bit of a cream soda. Smooth and creamy. Might be good with ice cream. Good for someone who wants a lighter bodied dessert.

10-27-2013 01:26:02 | More by Franziskaner
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Schlafly33

Missouri

2.25/5  rDev -24.5%

10-25-2013 21:40:31 | More by Schlafly33
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mayerale

Kansas

2.25/5  rDev -24.5%

10-25-2013 00:11:32 | More by mayerale
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jharris0624

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev +17.4%

10-24-2013 00:03:06 | More by jharris0624
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

3/5  rDev +0.7%

10-22-2013 21:27:35 | More by InspectorBob
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Danno48

West Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

10-18-2013 02:41:50 | More by Danno48
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a0lbudman

Alabama

4/5  rDev +34.2%

A-clear light amber with an off white head with about an inch head
S- can smell both the bourbon and the vanilla. It smells like vanilla ice cream with some bourbon in it
T-sweet caramel malt with the flavor of bourbon and vanilla, that leave a great aftertaste of the same flavor
M- creamy feel from the carbonation that made it smooth
O-will get my vote asd the beast of the new Project 12 2nd editions

10-17-2013 02:25:16 | More by a0lbudman
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Rod_J

Kentucky

3/5  rDev +0.7%

10-15-2013 01:43:36 | More by Rod_J
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bbkd3b

California

2.53/5  rDev -15.1%

(NOTE: Backdated review from 1/24/2013)

Light amber is actually a fairly good descriptor for this brew. It’s got a bit of an orange hue around brighter light but maintains that same appearance. A bit Hazy Maze Cave-ish, the clarity isn’t what I like out of a lager. Small white head disappears practically on impact, which is odd considering the obscene amount of bubbles that are floating to the top. Decent looking on a good day, I suppose, but the top needs a lot of work.

First thing I notice is that it actually has an identifiable scent. Good for you, beer! Light hints of vanilla kissing the faintest mixture of bourbon and grains makes me realize that this is actually a beer that did something different, which kudos where kudos is due. Way to go AB
Williamsburg, you’ve earned yourself a trip to Busch Gardens… waaait a minute.

Oversharp carbonation hides the flavor at the start, which is a bit frustrating. Letting it linger a bit lets a really grainy flavor come through, which is not what I was really looking for to the most from the brew. Extremely faint bourbon tones can be found here ‘n there with a bit of adventurous swishing, but the vanilla remains completely hidden away from me. Body’s light and with a clean finish… oh hey, there’s the vanilla! Much like your friend who winds up passing out on the floor after a night of drinking, you don’t realize it’s there until it’s too late. That being said, it is there, so here’s a touch of credit for that. I really wish AB would tone down the carbonation, it’s almost annoying it’s so sharp on the tongue.

Like most of AB's "serious" efforts, I'd use "meh" to a friend of one were to ask me about it. There's really nothing special about it but I was, on the whole shot, unoffended. Call it a step up.

10-07-2013 03:41:28 | More by bbkd3b
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev +0.7%

09-02-2013 03:40:04 | More by Slatetank
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rabbitguy

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -16.1%

08-24-2013 20:35:59 | More by rabbitguy
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emwild12

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +51%

08-09-2013 10:12:34 | More by emwild12
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Eric908

South Dakota

3/5  rDev +0.7%

08-03-2013 21:03:56 | More by Eric908
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FreshButterbeer

West Virginia

3/5  rDev +0.7%

07-29-2013 17:43:29 | More by FreshButterbeer
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Andrew526

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev +9.1%

07-22-2013 13:59:20 | More by Andrew526
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GreyGhost4

Ohio

3/5  rDev +0.7%

06-21-2013 02:10:57 | More by GreyGhost4
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cgarcer

Georgia

2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

06-20-2013 02:50:52 | More by cgarcer
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leinie13

Ohio

3/5  rDev +0.7%

06-20-2013 01:55:31 | More by leinie13
Batch No. 23185 (Williamsburg, VA) from Anheuser-Busch
70 out of 100 based on 155 ratings.