Batch No. 63118 (Saint Louis, MO) - Anheuser-Busch
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Reviews by barczar:
3/5 rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Pours a deep gold with a half inch cream head that dissipates into a foamy top layer with rimmed lacing.
Light caramel malt, grain, nutty toasted breadcrust, form the aroma. Not getting much pilsner. Floral hops surface as the smoke in the room clears.
Flavor reveals a slightly fruity ester background, with grainy malt. There's a bit of a cracker-malt finish, but there's some sweetness, reminiscent of adjuncts.
Body is moderate, with moderate carbonation and light alcohol warmth.
Overall, an odd combination of flavors that misses the mark on a pilsner. Too many adjuncts and off flavors, impure hops to capture the goal.
Serving type: bottle
12-30-2012 00:40:27 | More by barczar
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.