Batch No. 63118 (Saint Louis, MO) - Anheuser-Busch
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Reviews by EagleTalon:
2.15/5 rDev -26.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
Pours to a thick white head that falls to a thin layer. Minimal lacing. Gold color. Aroma is grainy and sweet with very little hops. Flavor is bland and grainy, Bud yeast character, and you can detect the alcohol in the taste as well, which is the hallmark of a cheap ass beer. Mouthfeel is thin, fizzy and not exactly "smooth" Overall, I would say this is a step below Michelob lager, but a step above plain Bud. Someone mentioned on here that it was similar to that Bud Light Platinum. That about nails it. Manufactured swill. This is not anywhere near a German Pils I've ever tasted.
If you told me it was a premium malt liquor or a non-light version of the Platinum and it was priced accordingly, this review would be more forgiving, because from a drink-ability and enjoy-ability standpoint it works on that level. But don't sell me a Pinto and pass it off as a Mustang. That drops you a whole point across the board.
Serving type: bottle
11-17-2012 21:25:49 | More by EagleTalon
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2.9/5 rDev -1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
This one shines brightly, a clear yellow-orange color. The head, just off-white, makes it to half a finger and falls quickly but not as quickly as some, leaving some wisps of foam capable of some decent spotting.
Pilsner's an easy style in once sense in attaining to the strength and depth it needs, but very difficult in the technicalities to brew without flaws. As such, this beer's cleanness and drinkability point to some skill. It's floral and pretty grassy with a little sweetness and some citrus zest. There's just a buzz of spiciness in the nose and the tip of the tongue. There are some huskier, almost dry, grains underlying. To be honest, though, this would get more points as a Czech pils. It's entirely too weak as far as the hops are concerned, and a little too sweet overall.
It's light-bodied but not thin or weak like A-B's typical lager lineup. There's a solid crispness to it. I'm a little surprised by a certain creaminess.
Serving type: bottle
10-08-2013 20:56:40 | More by Brenden
Batch No. 63118 (Saint Louis, MO) from Anheuser-Busch
69 out of 100 based on 132 ratings.