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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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156 Ratings
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Ratings: 156
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 2.98
pDev: 19.46%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | 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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Photo of brandonld23
3/5  rDev +0.7%

brandonld23, Nov 01, 2013
Photo of Mel2058
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.

Mel2058, Oct 30, 2013
Photo of DrunkinYogi
3.25/5  rDev +9.1%

DrunkinYogi, Oct 27, 2013
Photo of Franziskaner
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.

Franziskaner, Oct 27, 2013
Photo of Schlafly33
2.25/5  rDev -24.5%

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

mayerale, Oct 25, 2013
Photo of jharris0624
3.5/5  rDev +17.4%

jharris0624, Oct 24, 2013
Photo of InspectorBob
3/5  rDev +0.7%

InspectorBob, Oct 22, 2013
Photo of Danno48
2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

Danno48, Oct 18, 2013
Photo of a0lbudman
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

a0lbudman, Oct 17, 2013
Photo of Rod_J
3/5  rDev +0.7%

Rod_J, Oct 15, 2013
Photo of bbkd3b
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.

bbkd3b, Oct 07, 2013
Photo of Slatetank
3/5  rDev +0.7%

Slatetank, Sep 02, 2013
Photo of rabbitguy
2.5/5  rDev -16.1%

rabbitguy, Aug 24, 2013
Photo of emwild12
4.5/5  rDev +51%

emwild12, Aug 09, 2013
Photo of Eric908
3/5  rDev +0.7%

Eric908, Aug 03, 2013
Photo of FreshButterbeer
3/5  rDev +0.7%

FreshButterbeer, Jul 29, 2013
Photo of Andrew526
3.25/5  rDev +9.1%

Andrew526, Jul 22, 2013
Photo of GreyGhost4
3/5  rDev +0.7%

GreyGhost4, Jun 21, 2013
Photo of cgarcer
2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

cgarcer, Jun 20, 2013
Photo of leinie13
3/5  rDev +0.7%

leinie13, Jun 20, 2013
Photo of RCLOHR267
4/5  rDev +34.2%

RCLOHR267, Jun 02, 2013
Photo of Bookseeb
2.93/5  rDev -1.7%

Appearance is light amber in color supporting a thin dissipating head leaving nill lace. Smell is faint, grainy and slightly hoppy. Taste has a maltly graininess a hint of the oak with vanilla in the end. Mouthfeel is light with a good spike of carbonation.

Bookseeb, May 23, 2013
Photo of imperialking
2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

imperialking, May 10, 2013
Photo of GaryFields
2.5/5  rDev -16.1%

GaryFields, May 03, 2013
Batch No. 23185 (Williamsburg, VA) from Anheuser-Busch
70 out of 100 based on 156 ratings.