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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
70
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59 Reviews
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Reviews: 59
Hads: 140
rAvg: 2.92
pDev: 20.89%
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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Reviews: 59 | Hads: 140
Photo of zeff80
3.45/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A- Poured out a clear golden orange color with a one-finger off white head of bubbly foam. It left little to no lacing.

S - It smelled floral with some grains.

T - It tastes of sweet grains and caramel. Some floral spiciness.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A light bodied ale with a dry, clean finish.

O - This is the best of the Project 12 beers. A nice Pilsner. (372 characters)

Photo of TMoney2591
3.02/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Beginning my mini-trek through the Project 12 pack with the pilsner. It pours a clear brass topped by a finger of short-lived lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises cracked wheat, light grass, and a kiss of flowers. The taste brings in more of the same, along with a twinge of mild orange zest throughout the finish. It's this strange fruitiness that keeps this pils from appearing stronger. The body is a very light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a slick feel. Overall, not a bad pils, per se, but the orange character and the slick, oily feel detract from it significantly. Honestly, this turned out better than I expected, even if it did fall a bit short for me. (718 characters)

Photo of jwc215
3.12/5  rDev +6.8%
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". (681 characters)

Photo of BlackHaddock
3.57/5  rDev +22.3%
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. (623 characters)

Photo of Stinkypuss
2.89/5  rDev -1%
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. (1,041 characters)

Photo of johnnnniee
2.86/5  rDev -2.1%
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. (611 characters)

Photo of plaid75
2.44/5  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. (354 characters)

Photo of Tone
3.08/5  rDev +5.5%
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. (376 characters)

Photo of puboflyons
3.41/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle marked 12275-WA95. Sampled on November 22, 2012.

The pour is basically a golden yellow with a white head, which unlike its two counterparts in the 12-pack, lingers on for the session.

The aroma has plenty of grainy notes and a clean, crisp but muted hop note.

The body is light and creamy.

The taste is also rather grainy with a moderately dry hop ending that lingers for a moment. It does have a pilsener feel to it but it is very much like a Budweiser with a bite. If it is based on a 19th Century recipe it makes me wonder how the original Anheuser-Busch Budweiser must have tasted then. (621 characters)

Photo of Brad007
3.2/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a nice mild golden color with a one-finger head into my glass. Looks about right for the style too.

A touch of sweet malt with some crispness as well. Mild hop presence though predictable, is still tolerable.

Not as crisp as I was hoping and a bit flat. The sweet malt does have some buttery notes but otherwise, unimpressive.

Mouthfeel is the same unfortunately. The only saving grace is that the carbonation level is decent (the beer itself is "flat") and it's inoffensive.

I haven't tried the other batches in this 12 pack but I'm keeping my mind open for them. I'm hoping that we can finally see the talent of individual A-B brewmasters. (652 characters)

Photo of bluejacket74
2.69/5  rDev -7.9%
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. (787 characters)

Photo of barczar
3/5  rDev +2.7%
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. (630 characters)

Photo of ZAP
3.03/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A-Light golden color...some mild white lacing

S-Not much really...disappointed...really soft...

T-Sweetish...definitely has a Budweiser taste to it from the yeast....sweetish in a different way than malty sweet....more sugary sweet...has a little of the fruity apple flavor that Bud has...really not much of a hop impression..lightly floral..

M-Feels too sticky and sweet for the style...not close to a true Pilsner...not crisp...no hop impression..

O-From what I wrote it would seem I find this horrendous but I don't. It's drinkable in a way that Mich Golden is drinkable....this is better but similar in the sweetness...really not much interesting to this but I'd call it a small step up from Bud or Mich Golden..I scored it at a Pilsner...as an adjunct macro lager bump scores up .5 or so for taste and overall. (819 characters)

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. (943 characters)

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.4/5  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. (1,156 characters)

Photo of mrfrancis
2.71/5  rDev -7.2%
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. (554 characters)

Photo of mynie
3.53/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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. (754 characters)

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%
AVAILABILITY: Limited

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 (703 characters)

Photo of EgadBananas
2.02/5  rDev -30.8%
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. (347 characters)

Photo of Fatehunter
3.07/5  rDev +5.1%
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. (253 characters)

Photo of garymuchow
3.46/5  rDev +18.5%
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. (685 characters)

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.29/5  rDev +46.9%
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 (760 characters)

Photo of buschbeer
3.04/5  rDev +4.1%
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. (602 characters)

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. (832 characters)

Photo of justintcoons
2.13/5  rDev -27.1%
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. (451 characters)

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