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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Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
2.75/5  rDev -8%

Photo of SpencerS91
2.5/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of Jeffani
2.5/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of brewdlyhooked13
2.84/5  rDev -5%
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 +0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +25.4%

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3.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +17.1%

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3/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +25.4%

Photo of rworkman
1.5/5  rDev -49.8%

Photo of tfsimpkins
1/5  rDev -66.6%

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3/5  rDev +0.3%

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1.25/5  rDev -58.2%

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3.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -8%

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3/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of meehandennis
3.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of dren74
3.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Brenden
2.98/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bright and clear, this beer is a fairly deep amber color. It develops very little head, which falls away but leaves a wisp on top of the beer. Very light spotting remains on the walls of the glass in not quite a modicum.
Very light and a little grainy, there is a certain warmth to this beer overall. Vanilla is plainly there. It brings to mind a vanilla soda I used to drink once in a while when I would visit Coney Island that I can't quite remember the name of. There's a dusting of a dryer sort of malt laying underneath it.
The body is light as well, crisp without getting terribly spritzy and, thus, even having a little smoothness running through it.

Photo of Kroller86
2.75/5  rDev -8%

Photo of XmnwildX12
2.5/5  rDev -16.4%

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