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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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138 Ratings

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Ratings: 138
Reviews: 60
rAvg: 2.92
pDev: 22.26%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | 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.

No notes at this time.
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Ratings: 138 | Reviews: 60
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.

Photo of FreshButterbeer
2.5/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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%

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

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1.25/5  rDev -57.2%

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2/5  rDev -31.5%

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Photo of Brenden
2.91/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

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2.25/5  rDev -22.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -14.4%

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Batch No. 63118 (Saint Louis, MO) from Anheuser-Busch
69 out of 100 based on 138 ratings.