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

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

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BA SCORE
69
poor

128 Ratings
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Ratings: 128
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 2.93
pDev: 22.87%


Brewed by:
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Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: justintcoons on 10-26-2012)
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Brenden

Ohio

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
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Bookseeb

Washington

2.76/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance has a slight hazy yellow gold color supporting a dissipating head leaving nill lace. Smell is light with sweet grainy aromatics. Taste for a slight second has that genuine pilsner taste that dissipates quickly into a budweiser having a bit more graininess and sweetness. Mouthfeel is light medium with a good spike of carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2013 01:39:43 | More by Bookseeb
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

3.59/5  rDev +22.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2013 00:46:00 | More by BlackHaddock
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mooseo

Pennsylvania

2.28/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

12oz bottle into pilsner glass.

A - Clear golden with a big, sudsy white head.

S - Faint bready malt, rice, stale grain, oxidized metallic scent.

T - Sweet toasted grain, corn, subtle grassy hops. Light fruitiness, yeast, and a hint of spice on the finish.

M - Smooth, watery, very light bodied. High carbonation, crisp finish.

O - Nothing too offensive about this beer, but there is very little flavor to be found. There are almost no hops to speak of, making this a very poor representation of what a good pilsner should be.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2013 00:28:20 | More by mooseo
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Fatehunter

Oregon

3.13/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Two fingers of head on a clear, golden colored body. Nice head retention too.
The aroma is faint, some grain?
The taste has a mild lemon bitterness, smooth and nice though.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
Not amazing, but descent enough.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2013 02:17:25 | More by Fatehunter
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buschbeer

Ohio

3.06/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

12 ounce bottle
Served in a pilsner glass

A - This beer features a golden body and is crystal clear. Three inches of white head rise above.

S - I don't get much. I get some grain and grass. There is the slightest hint of floral hops.

T - It has more flavor than I expected. I detect a sweet corn flavor, but it is balanced by some perceptible hops.

M - Thin and slick. Almost oily on my tongue.

O - 'Twas not a hateful experience. It has some flavor. I at least give A-B a little credit for a little creativity. Maybe some day they can sway public opinion to a wider variety of mass produced beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2013 22:45:15 | More by buschbeer
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bluejacket74

Ohio

2.68/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

12 ounce bottle, born on date of September 30, 2012 (Julian Date 12274 stamped on label). A buddy recently bought me some of the Project 12 beers since they were on sale (got the 12 pack for just $5.75), figured I might as well try it! Served in a pilsener glass, the beer pours a clear dark gold color with almost an inch white head. Head retention is OK, but there isn't much lacing. The brew smells like sweet and bready malt, along with some corn. Taste is just like the aroma. Mouthfeel/body is light, it's smooth and easy to drink with good carbonation. It's not what I'm looking for when I buy a pilsner, but it's not an awful beer either. Worth a try if you can get a single or if you can get some for free. But overall, it's my least favorite of the Project 12 beers I've tried.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2013 01:29:21 | More by bluejacket74
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

3.41/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2013 13:56:23 | More by Darkmagus82
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

2.01/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Appearance: clear, golden, bone white head, svelt lacing.

Aroma: sweet, pale malts, corn sweetness, grainy, no hop nose.

Taste: sweet cream corn, malt, nutty, herb hints.

***Regardless of being an AB beer or not, this is not very stylistically accurate. Too much sweetness, no hop profile, no balance, forgettable body. Forgettable in general.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2013 22:40:27 | More by EgadBananas
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DenverLogan

Colorado

2.78/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

From a bottle...poured in La Trappe small tulip glass.
Pours a straw yellow with large head.
Aroma of straw, light honey, slight fig and bandaid.
Modest carbonation and mouthfeel.
Flavors of light amber malt, watery minerals, slight corn sweetness, slight oatmeal, very light hops and soap water. While I don't drink many pilsners, I know a good bit of the style and have been drinking Pilsner Urquell since the early 1980s (not that that is a great example). Perhaps Victory Prima Pils could be said to have a touch too much hops for the style, but this brew is lacking in a bright flavor, hops in general, and even enough malts. While there's some sweetness, the brew is overall off from the style, missing the spritzy or spicy hops, missing any level of graininess, and with little malted barley. Though only a 12 ounce bottle, and while I will finish it, it's neither satisfying no to style.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2013 05:29:09 | More by DenverLogan
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giblet

Ohio

3.1/5  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

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2013 21:07:42 | More by giblet
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DM1293

California

3.73/5  rDev +27.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2013 23:14:22 | More by DM1293
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cyclonece09

Maryland

2.88/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a 14 oz "pint" glass. Pours a translucent yellow with a nice white head that dissipates fairly quickly, but leaves some nice lacing. Smells of light grain but nothing too strong or complex, but sweet. Tastes of sweet grain and water, not too complex, but very refreshing. Beer is carbonated nicely, but a tad too much, very light bodied, and goes down very smooth. Overall, an average beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2013 04:31:34 | More by cyclonece09
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portijon

Pennsylvania

1.95/5  rDev -33.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Pours like a Bud. Head like a Bud. Carbonation like a Bud. Smells like a Bud.

Tastes... like a slightly better Bud. I can see sessioning this if it came in it's own case, and you were stuck at a family get-together where the beer guy in charge ended up buying this thinking it was a great idea. I've grown up on Bud so I can tolerate it.

As the sips go on, I can get a little bit more of a legitimate Pilsner taste out of it. More sweetness and flavor. Oh well. Next.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2013 01:11:57 | More by portijon
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Lemke10

Wisconsin

3.28/5  rDev +11.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2013 20:55:52 | More by Lemke10
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

4.31/5  rDev +47.1%
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

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2013 15:48:42 | More by RonaldTheriot
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TheMarkE

California

3/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The blandest of Project 12, but still a drinkable pilsner. The only flavor that really comes through is sweet and corn.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2013 03:49:38 | More by TheMarkE
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JohnFatAss

New Jersey

2.73/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

No matter how AB tries to sell this project 12, these beers are still Budweiser beers.
63118 is a heavier and more flavorful version of Bud.
Tastes like a cheap beer.
It is not foul or anything, just a poor attempt at a German Pilsner.
Unless you are a big fan of Budweiser, you will most likely be disapointed.
Not worth seeking out.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2013 03:53:48 | More by JohnFatAss
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jwc215

Wisconsin

3.1/5  rDev +5.8%
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".

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2012 19:37:47 | More by jwc215
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barczar

Kentucky

3/5  rDev +2.4%
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
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garymuchow

Minnesota

3.48/5  rDev +18.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2012 21:47:17 | More by garymuchow
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SometimesIfart

Michigan

1.95/5  rDev -33.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

A - Pours light yellow with a one finger head. No lacing.

S - Corn adjunct, slight maltiness.

T - Corn adjunct, slight malt, slight rice.

M - Medium bodied with heavy carbonation.

O - Overall, all of these project 12 beers were garbage. Oh well, no surprise.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2012 01:40:04 | More by SometimesIfart
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Spikester

Oregon

2.55/5  rDev -13%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Deep clear golden color with a very modest white head. No lacings.
Smell is green apple, some floral aspect.
Taste is sweet puckering apple juicey with a mild euro hop back. The Malt Liquorish too sweet too boozy is not what I expect from a Pils. Not a bad beer but just too sweet for me.
Mouthfeel was pretty good for the style.
Overall an interesting venture from A-B. I think they chickened out on the hops and added some sweetening of some sort. A Malt Liquor Pils for sure.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2012 05:38:54 | More by Spikester
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

2.7/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours a clear straw yellow with a compact white head.

S: Aromas of straw, biscuit, crackers, lemon, and grass are present on the nose.

T: Lacking in complexity, much like the nose. Notes of minerals, lime, lemon, straw, grass, biscuits, and crackers are fleeting. The finish is short and crisp with slight citrus and grass notes apparent.

M: Light-to-medium in body, dryish, and fairly crisp. Carbonation is adequate, but is a little underpowered for the style.

O: Not bad, but not great. It is what it is. I doubt I would seek this one out again.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2012 17:48:36 | More by mrfrancis
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Tone

Missouri

3.08/5  rDev +5.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2012 14:13:36 | More by Tone
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Batch No. 63118 (Saint Louis, MO) from Anheuser-Busch
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