Batch No. 63118 (Saint Louis, MO) - Anheuser-Busch

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Batch No. 63118 (Saint Louis, MO)Batch No. 63118 (Saint Louis, MO)

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BA SCORE
70
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59 Reviews
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Reviews: 59
Hads: 139
rAvg: 2.92
pDev: 13.7%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: justintcoons on 10-26-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.29/5  rDev +46.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Budweiser Batch No. 63118 has a thick, creamy, off-white head, lot of thin lacing left on the glass, a clear, reddish-gold appearance, and a good amount of streaming bubbles in the beer. The aroma is subdued, but one can detect light, sweet grains and fruit (think of apricot). The taste is also very fruity (one wonders if fruit is not, in fact, added to the beer), with white bread crust, sweet grain, light brown sugar, and a slight hop bite at the end. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Budweiser Batch No. 63118 finishes crisp, refreshing, and not too dry. Drinkability is high with this one, and not much alcohol is detected, except in the back of the throat after a few sips. Overall, this is another interesting offering from InBev. Check it out!

RJT (760 characters)

Photo of bashiba
4/5  rDev +37%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a nice deep golden orange with a thin off white head, light retention with carbonation running throughout until the end of the glass.

The smell is very fruity with a bit of apple and white grape coming through along with a light touch of corn.

The flavor is clean with a light crackery malt body with a lightly green noble hop quality to the finish, very balanced with just a light bit of sweetness and slightly grassy bitterness working well together.

the mouthfeel is very dry and a touch of resin.

Overall I like this, it has just a touch more character than most pils I come accross along with I know it being super fresh probably helps as well. (660 characters)

Photo of acevenom
3.75/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass. Pours golden with a finger-length white head and lots of visible tiny bubbles. There is some lacing left in the glass during consumption. There are aromas of sweet malt and cracker with some grassy hops. There are sweet, bready malts with the grassy hop notes to balance them out. What I found in the nose is what you get in the glass, but I also detect a little citrus. The body is light to medium with medium carbonation. The finish is crisp and clean. The drinkability is high. This is a very good beer. (532 characters)

Photo of DM1293
3.72/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I like this one. I don't really like Pilsners on the whole, something about them is off-putting on the finish. Budweiser to me has a really...pronounced taste that kinda ruins the palate on the finish. This, on the other hand, has the same sort of pronounced taste...but balanced out (probably with the hop), a nice body with a crisp clean finish.

As far as this company is concerned, they should be selling this stuff instead. This beats their king. (451 characters)

Photo of ThomasMetal75
3.6/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Amber, with very small head. It petty much fizzed away.

S- Toasted notes. Small hints of toffee. Nice change for a Budweiser.

T- Toasted barley, with some kind of caramel or toffee undertone. Has a lingering finish, but is not bitter.

M- EASY DRINKING. It's a light to medium bodied beer.

Overall an easy drinking lager with a solid flavor. Not anything I'd hesitate to drink again! (389 characters)

Photo of BlackHaddock
3.57/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle picked up in some random store in San Fransisco and brought back to the UK to review at leasure. Poured into a 'Back Forty' Beer Co straight sided glass on 3 May 2013.

Regular lager look: golden, clear and clean, white head.

The aroma was semi-sweet floral and fruity: a lot more aromatic than most pilsner/lager beers.

The taste was also semi-sweet with a fruity feel within the flavours. I like sweeter brews and this was fine for me.

If this beer had a non-Budweiser label its scores would be a lot higher: it deserves to be appreciated more.

Well done Bud: one of your best beers that I've had anyway. (623 characters)

Photo of boilermakerbrew
3.55/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a light golden hue. Small to medium head that doesn't retain long or lace much. Head does die down to a little froth on top. Other than that, pretty much a typical lager look.

S- Slightly more malty than Budweiser and other lagers. For a German pils, malt presence is high and there is no hint of the typical skunkiness. Still some hints of cheaper grains.

T- Not your typical German pils. Has the classic Budweiser crispness, but with more of a heavy malt flavor profile. Malts are solid and less grainy than Budweiser. Slight hints of hops at the end. Hops present little to no bitterness but balance out the malt flavor profile and give this beer a clean ending with little aftertaste.

M- Light, crisp, and refreshing without being watery. This is the best part of this beer, and Budweiser in my opinion. It is light and drinkable while still having some texture. High levels of carbonation are mellowed by the heavier malt flavors.

Overall, a beer slightly more enjoyable than regular Budweiser. Not breaking the mold, this beer doesn't have anything innovative or offensive in the flavor profile and will appeal to the masses. I think some BA's might like this as a lighter bodied beer to drink in larger quantities. (1,234 characters)

Photo of alk3kenny
3.53/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Ok project 12 rd 2 the pilsner let's do this... Nice white head on the pour stays much longer then the "deep amber" did. Color is a gold/yellow nice carbonation. Clear pour... Nose is slightly biscuity, malt is there. Smell is not as strong as some pilsners that I've had but pleasant. Taste is slightly sweet, some hop but not much bitterness... I really want to taste the bready biscuits that were there on the nose but not really getting them... Looking for a light tasting session beer I could put a few of these back but at the same time other pilsners that I could do the same to and I enjoy more. Mouthfeel is clean and easy drinking though the sweetness of the beer is left in the aftertaste for awhile. Overall average decent effort by ab/inbev. (754 characters)

Photo of mynie
3.53/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From what I gather from the bottle description--granted, I made a point not to read all of it--this is something like a pre-prohibition lager? Unless when they refer to "turn of the century," they mean between the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. T-that's just the kind of trickery those Anheuser bastards would deploy.

Pours--as the creative name promises--a deep gold. Smells of flowers and fruit.

Tastes of flowers and fruit. Quite solid for an adjunct pils. Unlike, say, regular Bud, this plays up to the rich sweetness of the A-B yeast. The hops are there more in affect than delineable presence, as they do a good job of cutting in to the malt sweetness even though I really don't actively notice their presence.

A completely decent beer. (754 characters)

Photo of Damian74Shensky
3.5/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a clear golden color with a white head

S - pale grainy malt

T - bit of sweetness up front that slides into a grainy finish.

M - medium body with higher carbonation to it.

O - Not a great beer but better then bud. Worth trying especially if pils are your type. (275 characters)

Photo of Megahertz
3.48/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz into a Pilsner flute.

A - Brilliantly clear deep gold with bubbly white head. Beautiful, but would like a more pillowy, long lasting head.

S - Distinct tea-like german hop aroma along with a bready sweetness.

T - Malty sweet, almost doughy, with a german hop flavor in the background. No discernable bitterness.

M - Very light body with high carbonation. Dry finish.

O - A very nice American lager. Give me a 12 pack, a nice day, a river and a canoe; good times will be had. We should've stuck with what they were making in 1898. (540 characters)

Photo of garymuchow
3.46/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into pils glass.
At first the aroma was a standard Am. lager yeast with a bit of sourness, then it moved to more like a German pils with a soft fragrance of the hops and a slight sweet water quality.
Attractive. Brilliantly clear. A darker gold. Nice slighly off-white head.
Flavor is closer to a German pils than a Am. Standard lager. Nice hop flavors. Sweet malt character with a little bit of caramel. Mild bitterness. Drying on the finish.
Lighter body, but within reason. Prickly and ample carbonation. Enough alcohol for a little warmth to show up once consumed.
This isn't half bad. If priced like the regular bud this could make a nice summertime drink.

Thanks Spunky. (685 characters)

Photo of zeff80
3.45/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A- Poured out a clear golden orange color with a one-finger off white head of bubbly foam. It left little to no lacing.

S - It smelled floral with some grains.

T - It tastes of sweet grains and caramel. Some floral spiciness.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A light bodied ale with a dry, clean finish.

O - This is the best of the Project 12 beers. A nice Pilsner. (372 characters)

Photo of puboflyons
3.41/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle marked 12275-WA95. Sampled on November 22, 2012.

The pour is basically a golden yellow with a white head, which unlike its two counterparts in the 12-pack, lingers on for the session.

The aroma has plenty of grainy notes and a clean, crisp but muted hop note.

The body is light and creamy.

The taste is also rather grainy with a moderately dry hop ending that lingers for a moment. It does have a pilsener feel to it but it is very much like a Budweiser with a bite. If it is based on a 19th Century recipe it makes me wonder how the original Anheuser-Busch Budweiser must have tasted then. (621 characters)

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.4/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a golden amber color with a tiny white head. The head fades very fast leaving almost no lacing on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is heaviest of a caramel smell with some lighter notes of toffee and bread. Mixed with these aromas are some very light notes of an almost candy nature as well as some light citrus hop smells.

Taste – The taste begins mostly bready with hints of caramel and a citrus hop. As the taste advances more hop of a grapefruit nature come to the tongue as well as some flavors of a light corny taste. In the end a mix of malt with a light sweetness of caramel and corn and a citrus bitterness sit to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer was on the very average side in terms of both its carbonation and thickness. Both are rather appropriate for the style was well as the flavor profile, keeping it drinkable and more refreshing.

Overall –For the price it is a fairly good brew. The flavor at the end is a tad off with the mix of a somewhat corn and bittered citrus taste, but overall its easy drinking and rather refreshing. (1,156 characters)

Photo of Minkybut
3.33/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I poured this beer into my tumbler at 45 degrees. Leary after the last batch # I tried. The poured a little prettier with a nice golden color and fine bubbly head. The smell was a little hoppy but taste was not. Slight bitter finish not too bad decent lacing as well. All in all a pretty good refreshing beer. I would buy again. (328 characters)

Photo of Pegasus
3.29/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Clear, deep golden in color, with a large, dense white head, with outstanding retention. Scattered, alien hieroglyph lacing adorns the glass walls, the carbonation is moderate and slow-rising.

Aroma: Light biscuit malt aroma with pleasant floral hops.

Taste: Begins with cracker malt, soon followed by substantial bread notes, grassy hops are present as well, as the taste progresses, there is a faint light fruit note. Finishes clean with mainly grassy, but also slightly spicy hops.

Mouth feel: Soft, pleasant, and rather full, with a touch of sharp carbonation.

Drinkability/notes: Nicely done, a refreshing Pilsener.

Presentation: Packaged in a standard twelve-ounce brown glass long-neck bottle with a twist-off crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice. This example has been refrigerated since purchase. (832 characters)

Photo of Lemke10
3.23/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This pours a clear, light amber color with a fast diminishing head. There is a slight grain scent. The taste is crisp, clean, and refreshing. Its taste is fairly simple that leaves a slight grainy after taste with some hints of lemon zest. Just something new from Anheuser-Busch that really isn't all that new. (310 characters)

Photo of Brad007
3.2/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a nice mild golden color with a one-finger head into my glass. Looks about right for the style too.

A touch of sweet malt with some crispness as well. Mild hop presence though predictable, is still tolerable.

Not as crisp as I was hoping and a bit flat. The sweet malt does have some buttery notes but otherwise, unimpressive.

Mouthfeel is the same unfortunately. The only saving grace is that the carbonation level is decent (the beer itself is "flat") and it's inoffensive.

I haven't tried the other batches in this 12 pack but I'm keeping my mind open for them. I'm hoping that we can finally see the talent of individual A-B brewmasters. (652 characters)

Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.13/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #72 (Jan 2013):

Going for sort of a pre-Prohibition or “original” Bud angle with this one. As expected, too clean for its own good. Some spikes of flavor here and there, we were expecting a little more out of this one. Comparatively there are some retro lagers that hold more character to this beer. Decent at best.

STYLE: Pre-Prohibition Lager
ABV: 6.0%
AVAILABILITY: Limited

LOOK: Golden, perfect clarity, tightly bubble head

SMELL: Floral, mild hop spice, dried hay, slightly herbal, very clean

TASTE: Dry, very crisp, clean, dried grass, faint cooked cereal, slightly bitter, light herbal hop, balanced, mild slickness, alcohol, floury crackers, dry finish (703 characters)

Photo of jwc215
3.12/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Part of a variety 12-pack -

Pours a deep golden with a thin white head that soon collapses. Minimal lacing sticks.

The smell of noble hops greets the nose, with caramel and honey.

The taste is of sweet honey and caramel mixed with herbal bitterness that seems a bit raw. It has a mild, dryish finish.

It has an odd syrupy character to it that doesn't quite fit the light to medium body. Still, it does have a certain smoothness to it. The finish is on the abrupt side.

It has an "interesting" aroma and taste, but doesn't have the refreshing crisp character of a pils. It seems like an amateur attempt that doesn't quite miss the mark. It's not terrible, it's just not "good". (681 characters)

Photo of giblet
3.09/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

poored clearish yellow. one inch head that settled quickly steady carbonation. light lacing down the glass.

this is a decent drinking beer from one of the majors. not quite as bold as i had hoped but more of what i expected. you can taste the malts and they are full. lacks a bit in the hops for me but i am a hop head and always want more.

aftertaste was of the spent malts. a little rich for the thirst quencher a bit light for the fireside.

suckem up and movem out!

giblet (480 characters)

Photo of Cavanaghty
3.08/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Clear gold color wioth a thick white head.

Smell: Very mild smells, some faint sugars and malts.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth, light bodied. Some light hops for taste, not much else.

Overall: OK beer, not bad, but not really good either. (288 characters)

Photo of Tone
3.08/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a clear, gold color. 1/2 inch head of a white color. Good retention and slight lacing. Smells of hops, sweet malt, pale malt, and sugary sweetness. Fits the style of a German Pilsner. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of pale malt, sweet malt, slight hop, adjunct, and hint of alcohol. Overall, decent appearance, aroma, and blend. (376 characters)

Photo of armock
3.08/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottle from Sheetz in Altoona, PA.

A - Pours a clear golden color with a white head that leaves lacing behind.

S - Is of pale grainy malt with some sweetness.

T - Follows the nose with a good bit of sweetness up front that slides into a grainy finish.

M - This beer has a medium body with higher carbonation to it.

O - Not a great beer but a long ways a way from being a bad beer. To me the style doesn't leave much room to do big things with. This beer has a pretty good taste that's easy to drink so I can't really knock it. Worth a try if you like Pils. (561 characters)

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Batch No. 63118 (Saint Louis, MO) from Anheuser-Busch
70 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.