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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
THE BROS
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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 rderedin
3/5  rDev +2.4%

rderedin, Nov 22, 2012
Photo of TMoney2591
3/5  rDev +2.4%
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.

TMoney2591, Nov 20, 2012
Photo of TheBeard89
2.75/5  rDev -6.1%

TheBeard89, Nov 20, 2012
Photo of JohnSmith5506
3.75/5  rDev +28%

JohnSmith5506, Nov 18, 2012
Photo of johnnnniee
2.83/5  rDev -3.4%
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.

johnnnniee, Nov 18, 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 nitter
3/5  rDev +2.4%

nitter, Nov 16, 2012
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 Trevormcraig
2.5/5  rDev -14.7%

Trevormcraig, Nov 16, 2012
Photo of hiphopj5
3/5  rDev +2.4%

hiphopj5, Nov 13, 2012
Photo of JMad
2.7/5  rDev -7.8%
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.

JMad, Nov 13, 2012
Photo of khargro2
3.75/5  rDev +28%

khargro2, Nov 12, 2012
Photo of Frank_TX
3.75/5  rDev +28%

Frank_TX, Nov 11, 2012
Photo of Stinkypuss
2.93/5  rDev 0%
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.

Stinkypuss, Nov 11, 2012
Photo of andrewjraab
2.93/5  rDev 0%
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.

andrewjraab, Nov 11, 2012
Photo of ch473
3.75/5  rDev +28%

ch473, Nov 11, 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 zeff80
3.48/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | 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.

zeff80, Nov 10, 2012
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 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 DarrellK
3.25/5  rDev +10.9%

DarrellK, Nov 07, 2012
Photo of Packman4IL
3.5/5  rDev +19.5%

Packman4IL, Nov 06, 2012
Photo of Waymore
2.5/5  rDev -14.7%

Waymore, Nov 05, 2012
Photo of TaylorK
3.75/5  rDev +28%

TaylorK, Nov 04, 2012
Photo of MrHurmateeowish
2.6/5  rDev -11.3%
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.

MrHurmateeowish, Nov 04, 2012
Batch No. 63118 (Saint Louis, MO) from Anheuser-Busch
69 out of 100 based on 135 ratings.