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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

195 Ratings
THE BROS
70
okay

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Ratings: 195
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 2.98
pDev: 19.46%
Wants: 1
Gots: 7 | 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:
Beer added by: justintcoons on 10-26-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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2.25/5  rDev -24.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

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3/5  rDev +0.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

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4/5  rDev +34.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -16.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -16.1%

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2.85/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Appearance - thin head, orangey/amber pour.

Aroma - has a doughy breadiness, perhaps denoting a higher grain bill? After a moment of set up, some vanilla notes come out - light, extract/artificial in nature or at the least very diluted. Still, I like vanilla, so it is a pleasant smell to me.

Taste - I'm thinking back to Michelob's winter bourbon cask ale I had years ago, and wondering if they just recycled the recipe using a lager yeast and renamed it. Maybe. This has a light vanilla sweetness, perhaps some bourbon/oak character, it is hard to tell. A bit of nuttiness as it warms. It does have a glimmer of hope with some different flavors, but not enough of any one worth going into detail over.

Mouthfeel - proper lager body and carbonation.

Overall - so many tastier options, why mess around with this? Well, maybe if you find some on the 50¢ shelf...

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3/5  rDev +0.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +25.8%

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3.25/5  rDev +9.1%

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3.25/5  rDev +9.1%

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3/5  rDev +0.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +25.8%

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1.5/5  rDev -49.7%

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1/5  rDev -66.4%

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3/5  rDev +0.7%

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1.25/5  rDev -58.1%

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3.25/5  rDev +9.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

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3/5  rDev +0.7%

Batch No. 23185 (Williamsburg, VA) from Anheuser-Busch
70 out of 100 based on 195 ratings.