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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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BA SCORE
69
poor

135 Ratings
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Ratings: 135
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 2.93
pDev: 22.53%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: justintcoons on 10-26-2012)
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Photo of pkalix
1.1/5  rDev -62.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

2nd of the sampler 12 pack.
pours yellow, generic, no head.
smells.... yellow, generic, no smell.
tastes.... geez, why did i buy into this stuff? wasnt the 6%bud light enough of a red flag...?
mouthfeel... corona, budwiper.... how do you spell 'swill'...?
overall, damn, the last one was better. they must have strategically placed this one in the middle figuring you'd reach for the outside ones first, no? corn. bud. blech. guess my buddy will be happy- i give all my crummy beers to him. he'll have quite a few from this 12 pack now...
can i give it all 1's . . . . ? yep... but a 1.5 because i really liked the label...

pkalix, Nov 16, 2012
Photo of EF4
1.25/5  rDev -57.3%

EF4, Mar 04, 2014
Photo of Punisher
1.25/5  rDev -57.3%

Punisher, Feb 23, 2013
Photo of boszormeny
1.25/5  rDev -57.3%

boszormeny, Dec 30, 2013
Photo of CraftBeerTastic
1.55/5  rDev -47.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Ba Review #245
Served On: 12/12/2012
Glassware: Rolling Rock Flute Glass
Labeled ABV: 6.0%
Date/ Code: 12274WA68 (???)

This was from the 'Project 12' mixed pack I found at Evergreen Liquors in Frederick, MD ($11.99).

Look: Poured a crystal clear golden color. Carbonation bubbles stuck to the glass like soda. Some thin patches of lacing here and there. Head was a thin white fizzy coating of bubbles.

Smell: Sweet nose with a wet grass character. Some wet hay notes present. Also some grainy corn. Not that great.

Taste: First up was semi- sweet corn. Then a metallic taste. The finish was clean like water. Some dextrose sweetness did return in the finish.

Not a very good Pilsner in my opinion. I just love how AB-Inbev talks up their beers by naming some popular hops and malts - so I try the stuff and it's a complete disappointment. Textbook case of false advertising.

CraftBeerTastic, Dec 12, 2012
Photo of OregonGrown7
1.73/5  rDev -41%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I don't know how anyone would give this a decent score, for a German style Pilsener. I drank from bottle, stein, and slender glass, but overall was bad.

Appearance- golden, clear

Smell- so faint I can't describe anything

Taste- I actually thought that a brewmaster's collection would taste remotely like something different from all the other watery beer from bedweiser, but I was horribly wrong. I may be sounding a little extreme, but when I tasted, the most I can describe is that I tasted the faintest amount of beer before it vanished. Flavors of malt and hops aren't really worth describing because they might as well not be there. If this tastes different from bud, then it's by a fine margin. In fact, I just poured another one to make sure I wasn't being too harsh. nope, I even want to say busch light tastes better than this, just because it has enough carbonation to give it some bite.

Mouthfeel- light carbonation

Overall- sorry but this one of the blandest beers I have ever drank, I can't describe anything unique. I'm really not a beer snob I just can't taste anything other than watery coors/bud/busch flavor

OregonGrown7, Nov 10, 2012
Photo of bigbeers84
1.75/5  rDev -40.3%

bigbeers84, Nov 27, 2012
Photo of NeoZaZ
1.75/5  rDev -40.3%

NeoZaZ, Jan 27, 2013
Photo of SometimesIfart
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.

SometimesIfart, Dec 23, 2012
Photo of portijon
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.

portijon, Jan 16, 2013
Photo of Reaper16
2/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

12oz. bottle served at Egan's, Tuscaloosa, AL.

Overall this is just a sharper Bud. A better Bud. But still Bud. The aroma has a sharpness to it from the hops -- its not especially floral or spicy, but it is amplified compared to Budweiser. The malt profile is soft and round, and actually reminiscent of a German pils. There's still a rice and yeast flavor that you find in Budweiser. I wish it weren't there.

This beer tastes like the missing link between Budweiser and Bud Light Platinum. On the finish there's a characteristic that is sweet like a light malt liquor. But overall the beer is just a moderately improved Bud.

Reaper16, Nov 10, 2012
Photo of ShriverMO
2/5  rDev -31.7%

ShriverMO, Aug 06, 2014
Photo of XmnwildX12
2/5  rDev -31.7%

XmnwildX12, Nov 22, 2013
Photo of jkermitj
2/5  rDev -31.7%

jkermitj, Jan 16, 2013
Photo of EgadBananas
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.

EgadBananas, Feb 18, 2013
Photo of justintcoons
2.13/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Poured into a pint glass.

Appearance
Golden with 3 fingers of fizzy head that dissipates quickly. Excellent clarity and heavy carbonation.

Nose
Crisp, crackery scents.

Taste
Crackers...Budweiser yeast...some caramel...

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, crisp and clean.

Overall
This is a really lousy attempt at a German Pilsner. The flavor is extremely light and doesn't have much of anything going on. No pilsner malts and no floral hops.

justintcoons, Oct 26, 2012
Photo of EagleTalon
2.15/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours to a thick white head that falls to a thin layer. Minimal lacing. Gold color. Aroma is grainy and sweet with very little hops. Flavor is bland and grainy, Bud yeast character, and you can detect the alcohol in the taste as well, which is the hallmark of a cheap ass beer. Mouthfeel is thin, fizzy and not exactly "smooth" Overall, I would say this is a step below Michelob lager, but a step above plain Bud. Someone mentioned on here that it was similar to that Bud Light Platinum. That about nails it. Manufactured swill. This is not anywhere near a German Pils I've ever tasted.

If you told me it was a premium malt liquor or a non-light version of the Platinum and it was priced accordingly, this review would be more forgiving, because from a drink-ability and enjoy-ability standpoint it works on that level. But don't sell me a Pinto and pass it off as a Mustang. That drops you a whole point across the board.

EagleTalon, Nov 17, 2012
Photo of ShakaShakaShaka
2.25/5  rDev -23.2%

ShakaShakaShaka, Dec 04, 2012
Photo of JMBSH
2.25/5  rDev -23.2%

JMBSH, Dec 06, 2012
Photo of zaraspook
2.25/5  rDev -23.2%

zaraspook, Sep 13, 2013
Photo of ToddHolder
2.25/5  rDev -23.2%

ToddHolder, Feb 28, 2014
Photo of mooseo
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.

mooseo, Apr 27, 2013
Photo of BuckeyeGambler
2.33/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Poured into a beer glass from that one brewery in Boston, MA. 2 Finger head that slowly dissipates over 5 minutes. A crystal clear deep yellow/brassy color with high carbonation. Smell- Nothing, then a faint hint of malt and a slight acidic smell of indiscernible hops.
Taste- Nothing then a slight sweetness on the finish
Mouthfeel- heavy for a highly carbonated beer, leaves almost a film over the tongue.

Not what I was expecting. This beer had the appearance of a world class high end Pilsner, but tossed up an air ball in the smell and taste department. It is not offensive in any way. If you have sampled a few beers before hand and picked up this in conversation, you would finish it while you were talking and think 'wow.! I don't remember drinking this!'

Bud made a very easy drinking and very forgetful beer. If this is your style, have at it, but it's not my cup of tea.

BuckeyeGambler, Nov 09, 2012
Photo of plaid75
2.45/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured a dark straw hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was decent retention and lacing.

The smell featured sweet adjunct grains with a touch of green apple.

The taste was extremely sweet with a noticeable adjunct flavor and green apple element.

The mouthfeel was full for the style.

Overall a poorly made and extremely unbalanced pils.

plaid75, Nov 29, 2012
Photo of acurtis
2.5/5  rDev -14.7%

acurtis, Feb 23, 2013
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Batch No. 63118 (Saint Louis, MO) from Anheuser-Busch
69 out of 100 based on 135 ratings.