Batch No. 63118 (Saint Louis, MO) - Anheuser-Busch
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Reviews by Reaper16:
2/5 rDev -32%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2
12oz. bottle served at Egan's, Tuscaloosa, AL.
Overall this is just a sharper Bud. A better Bud. But still Bud. The aroma has a sharpness to it from the hops -- its not especially floral or spicy, but it is amplified compared to Budweiser. The malt profile is soft and round, and actually reminiscent of a German pils. There's still a rice and yeast flavor that you find in Budweiser. I wish it weren't there.
This beer tastes like the missing link between Budweiser and Bud Light Platinum. On the finish there's a characteristic that is sweet like a light malt liquor. But overall the beer is just a moderately improved Bud.
Serving type: bottle
11-10-2012 00:12:23 | More by Reaper16
More User Reviews:
2.9/5 rDev -1.4%
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 133 ratings.