Batch No. 63118 (Saint Louis, MO) - Anheuser-Busch
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4.31/5 rDev +47.1%
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!
01-10-2013 15:48:42 | More by RonaldTheriot
4/5 rDev +36.5%
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.
11-03-2012 22:14:07 | More by bashiba
3.78/5 rDev +29%
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.
12-06-2012 03:45:27 | More by acevenom
3.73/5 rDev +27.3%
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.
02-03-2013 23:14:22 | More by DM1293
3.6/5 rDev +22.9%
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!
12-08-2012 23:09:12 | More by ThomasMetal75
United Kingdom (England)
3.59/5 rDev +22.5%
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.
05-03-2013 00:46:00 | More by BlackHaddock
3.55/5 rDev +21.2%
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.
11-02-2012 14:35:47 | More by boilermakerbrew
3.53/5 rDev +20.5%
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.
11-02-2012 04:02:10 | More by alk3kenny
3.53/5 rDev +20.5%
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.
11-28-2012 04:07:26 | More by mynie
3.5/5 rDev +19.5%
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.
12-09-2012 02:17:36 | More by Damian74Shensky
Batch No. 63118 (Saint Louis, MO) from Anheuser-Busch
69 out of 100 based on 134 ratings.