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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

154 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 154
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 2.98
pDev: 19.46%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | 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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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%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Serving type: bottle

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%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

(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.

Serving type: bottle

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
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RCLOHR267

Indiana

4/5  rDev +34.2%

06-02-2013 19:42:59 | More by RCLOHR267
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Bookseeb

Washington

2.93/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2013 02:27:13 | More by Bookseeb
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imperialking

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

05-10-2013 17:16:12 | More by imperialking
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GaryFields

Indiana

2.5/5  rDev -16.1%

05-03-2013 00:00:14 | More by GaryFields
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mooseo

Pennsylvania

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2013 03:47:04 | More by mooseo
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Arsenal0328

Missouri

2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

04-11-2013 01:59:19 | More by Arsenal0328
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

2.94/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Drank in my room while staying at 'The Sheraton on Fishermans Wharf' San Franscico on 5 Feb 2013.

Poured into a platic beaker a couple of times: still looked OK. I chilled the 12 ounce bottle in the sink with loads of ice, leaving it there while we went out and cracked in on our return.

Amber body with an off-white crown.

I found the beer a bit too sweet: and I like sweeter beers normally. This however was to smooth and almost sickly, the vanilla hints helping to make the brew feel that way.

Great if you've a sweet tooth and like vanilla flavours, otherwise steer clear of this beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2013 09:58:16 | More by BlackHaddock
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Fatehunter

Oregon

2.95/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Two fingers of foamy head on a clear, medium straw colored body.
The aroma is nice, if faint: grain, fruit and vanilla.
The taste starts with a mild bitter lager and grain; the middle to end is dominated by the vanilla. It's a bit sweet on the finish and the vanilla does not really fit.
The texture is smooth with moderate carbonation.
If you like vanilla, this is for you.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2013 03:19:31 | More by Fatehunter
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ggourde

Missouri

4/5  rDev +34.2%

03-05-2013 20:24:59 | More by ggourde
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tbryan5

Louisiana

3.25/5  rDev +9.1%

03-03-2013 15:11:34 | More by tbryan5
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bluejacket74

Ohio

3.03/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

12 ounce bottle, born on date of October 2, 2012 (Julian Date 12276 stamped on label). A buddy bought me some of the Project 12 beers since they were on sale (got the 12 pack for just $5.75), so why not tick a free beer? Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a clear orange/amber color with about an inch off-white head that sticked around for a while. There's a small amount of lacing. The brew smells like sweet and bready malt, along with a little bit of vanilla. I don't pick up much if any bourbon at all. Taste is mostly like the aroma, although the vanilla flavor is a little stronger in comparison. Still don't pick up any bourbon flavors, other than the vanilla. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it's a little bit coating, and has a good amount of carbonation. Overall, I'd say this is an average beer. Not great, but not bad either. I won't have any problem finishing the rest of the bottles I have, it's worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2013 00:33:10 | More by bluejacket74
Batch No. 23185 (Williamsburg, VA) from Anheuser-Busch
70 out of 100 based on 154 ratings.