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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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Reviews: 59
Hads: 140
Avg: 2.93
pDev: 22.18%
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 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...

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Photo of CraftBeerTastic
1.56/5  rDev -46.8%
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.

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Photo of OregonGrown7
1.74/5  rDev -40.6%
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

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Photo of portijon
1.92/5  rDev -34.5%
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.

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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.

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Photo of Reaper16
2.01/5  rDev -31.4%
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.

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Photo of EgadBananas
2.02/5  rDev -31.1%
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.

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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.

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

Crisp, crackery scents.

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

Medium bodied, crisp and clean.

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.

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Photo of EagleTalon
2.18/5  rDev -25.6%
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.

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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.

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Photo of BuckeyeGambler
2.28/5  rDev -22.2%
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.

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Photo of plaid75
2.44/5  rDev -16.7%
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.

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Photo of MrHurmateeowish
2.52/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle purchased as part of the mixed 12 pack. Drinking out of a Samuel Adams perfect pint glass. Pours a crystal clear yellow/amber body with a thin film of off-white head. Smells pretty clean, almost no aroma. Bready malt hits the palate first with some grassy and herbal hops in the background toward the finish. Light in body and carbonation. Not bad, but not great. Nothing to write home about.

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Photo of Spikester
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.

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Photo of budgood1
2.58/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

pours out a slightly chill hazed gold colour with a thin collar of foam reducing quickly to some sparse lace. green apple aroma, some adjunct and pale maltiness in the nose. the flavour profile is on the sweet side, almost malt liquor/adjunct like with the green apple and pear notes giving slowly to some soft maltiness and a tongue kiss of balancing hop bitterness. to me this isn't so much a true pilsner, rather an adjunct american lager with more sweetness and bigger hop profile. the mouthfeel is rather smooth and a touch cloying with a saving grace back end bitterness/crispness. full bodied for the style. drinkability is ok...just ok at best.

overall, i was hoping this would be a true to style european inspired pils. instead i'm wondering with all the adjunct flavours abounding if this isn't more of a pre-prohibition lager type of concoction. regardless, scoring this as a german pilsner...it's disappointing.

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Photo of bluejacket74
2.69/5  rDev -8.2%
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.

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Photo of JohnFatAss
2.7/5  rDev -7.8%
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.

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Photo of JMad
2.71/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a pale golden color with a nice solid white head. Not much aroma, mostly grainy, corny and kind of sweet. Taste similar as the smell, some grassy notes and again mostly sweet grain. It's medium bodied with normal carbonation. This beer is pretty mediocre but better than your average bud.

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Photo of mrfrancis
2.71/5  rDev -7.5%
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.

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Photo of Bookseeb
2.75/5  rDev -6.1%
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.

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Photo of DenverLogan
2.83/5  rDev -3.4%
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.

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Photo of johnnnniee
2.86/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a crystal clear medium golden color with a decent sized bone white head that persists nicely leaving a fair amount of lace. The aroma is sweet and malty with light honey and grain notes to it. Hints of spicy hops barely break through the wall of malty sweetness. The flavor is sweet and malty with lots of light sugar and honey with a touch of apple and a hint of odd earthiness that seems a bit out of place. Very little hop flavor or bitterness is perceived by me. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet almost syrupy mouthfeel. I found this to be a bit to sweet and pretty boring.

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Photo of cyclonece09
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.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
2.89/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Budweiser Project 12 : Batch 63118

LOOK: Pours a deep gold with a fizzy white head that did leave alittle lace on the glass. Has the look of a pilsner beer.

SMELL: Typical macro beer scent with grains, rice and the trade mark stale bread smell of the Budweiser yeast strain. A little bit of grassy hops are there too.

TASTE: In the taste, creamy maltyness , clean grains and a small grassy hop. Yeast comes in with a light tang, and overall the flavor is not bad. Tastes somewhat close to an imported pils made by megabrewers overseas. Crisp and clean, like Bud on steroids.

FEEL: Light bodied but not really watery, has a small astringent bit to it. Finishes with a yeasty taste reminiscent of a Budweiser product.

OVERALL: This is a step up from your typical yellow fizzy beer, this beer actually has some body. Still, tastes very much like a mass produced budweiser product. The bottle claims that that Hallertau and Tettnang hops were used, and they come through decently well. This would be a perfect brew to pair with a sandwhich.

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Photo of andrewjraab
2.89/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A - Golden yellow - big fluffy head and left some decent lacing. Excellent clarity left bubbles racing in the glass.

S - Very underwhelming smell of faint yeast, and some malts and caramel.

T - Smooth and crisp - faint sweetness from the malts. Taste like a bud with some more flavor.

O - Its like a bud with a bit more flavor and complexity. If you go into it thinking your going to get an adjunct lager you are going to be pleasantly surprised. If you got into thinking your going to get a hand crafted microbrew, your going to be disappointed. I was pleasantly surprised.

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