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Batch No. 63118 (Saint Louis, MO) - Anheuser-Busch

Batch No. 63118 (Saint Louis, MO)Batch No. 63118 (Saint Louis, MO)

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BA SCORE
69
poor

128 Ratings
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Ratings: 128
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 2.93
pDev: 22.87%


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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Brad007

Vermont

3.18/5  rDev +8.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2012 23:03:44 | More by Brad007
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Megahertz

Missouri

3.48/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz into a Pilsner flute.

A - Brilliantly clear deep gold with bubbly white head. Beautiful, but would like a more pillowy, long lasting head.

S - Distinct tea-like german hop aroma along with a bready sweetness.

T - Malty sweet, almost doughy, with a german hop flavor in the background. No discernable bitterness.

M - Very light body with high carbonation. Dry finish.

O - A very nice American lager. Give me a 12 pack, a nice day, a river and a canoe; good times will be had. We should've stuck with what they were making in 1898.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2012 21:10:56 | More by Megahertz
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BucannonXC5

California

2.85/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12-oz. bottle into a pint glass at my house on Dec. 4, 2012 (purchased the 12-pack for $12.99 at the 7/11 near Allied Gardens (San Diego) on Dec. 4, 2012. Honey golden (but almost amber) with about one finger of bubbly white head that dissipated at an above average rate. Hardly any retention.

Smelled sharp whiff of alcohol up front, giving way to pilsner malts. Got honey, corn, hay and even a bit of caramel.

Tasted a little more bland and watered down than I anticipated after the smell. Got light honey malts and that’s about it. Some light corn and grass.

Light body. Thin texture. Average-to-above average carbonation. Abrupt watery finish.

Started out so well, but fizzled once it hit my lips. That being said, it was better than a Bud Light of a Budweiser. Nice change of pace.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2012 06:01:05 | More by BucannonXC5
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armock

New York

3.08/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottle from Sheetz in Altoona, PA.

A - Pours a clear golden color with a white head that leaves lacing behind.

S - Is of pale grainy malt with some sweetness.

T - Follows the nose with a good bit of sweetness up front that slides into a grainy finish.

M - This beer has a medium body with higher carbonation to it.

O - Not a great beer but a long ways a way from being a bad beer. To me the style doesn't leave much room to do big things with. This beer has a pretty good taste that's easy to drink so I can't really knock it. Worth a try if you like Pils.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2012 22:28:25 | More by armock
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brewskifan55

Mississippi

3/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a snifter

A: Light orange/amber. Light head with bubbles. Thick lacing.

S: Cherries, wheat

T: Sweet, a good blend of wheat and citrus. Light yeast. Pretty flavorful.

M: Light, medium carbonation.

O: A decent pilsner. I'm surprised. Could be a session beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2012 17:33:57 | More by brewskifan55
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budgood1

Minnesota

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2012 23:01:51 | More by budgood1
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Cavanaghty

Maine

3.08/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Clear gold color wioth a thick white head.

Smell: Very mild smells, some faint sugars and malts.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth, light bodied. Some light hops for taste, not much else.

Overall: OK beer, not bad, but not really good either.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2012 22:17:49 | More by Cavanaghty
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plaid75

New York

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2012 01:58:56 | More by plaid75
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ZAP

Minnesota

3.03/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2012 05:48:12 | More by ZAP
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mynie

Indiana

3.53/5  rDev +20.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2012 04:07:26 | More by mynie
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.43/5  rDev +17.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2012 00:28:07 | More by puboflyons
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TMoney2591

Illinois

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2012 20:46:04 | More by TMoney2591
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2012 03:43:10 | More by johnnnniee
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EagleTalon

Arkansas

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2012 21:25:49 | More by EagleTalon
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pkalix

California

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...

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2012 02:15:08 | More by pkalix
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JMad

Texas

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2012 04:12:25 | More by JMad
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2012 22:04:52 | More by Stinkypuss
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andrewjraab

Michigan

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2012 19:56:33 | More by andrewjraab
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OregonGrown7

Nebraska

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

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2012 07:42:49 | More by OregonGrown7
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zeff80

Missouri

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2012 02:38:58 | More by zeff80
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Reaper16

Alabama

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2012 00:12:23 | More by Reaper16
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BuckeyeGambler

Ohio

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2012 23:42:25 | More by BuckeyeGambler
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MrHurmateeowish

New Hampshire

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2012 00:24:53 | More by MrHurmateeowish
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dhannes

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a chilled bottle into a Perfect Pint. I let the glass warm up to about 45º before drinking.

A=Color is a dark gold--reminds me a bit of the old Coors' Extra Gold in appearance, but probably a shade or two lighter...still darker than anticipated. Minimal foam head with little staying power.

S=Nothing right away, but then a hint of hops, but not much.

T=Sweet, like a malt liquor. Hops are relatively light; Budweiser yeast not quite as evident as in the #23185.

M=Heavier body than I anticipated, and definitely more robust than light and many BMC's--moderate carbonation, but rather drinkable.

O=Better than I anticipated, but still comparable to Miller Genuine Draft, only sweeter. If I wanted this flavor profile, I'd probably opt for a Mickey's Malt Liquor instead.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2012 22:55:27 | More by dhannes
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bashiba

Iowa

4/5  rDev +36.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a nice deep golden orange with a thin off white head, light retention with carbonation running throughout until the end of the glass.

The smell is very fruity with a bit of apple and white grape coming through along with a light touch of corn.

The flavor is clean with a light crackery malt body with a lightly green noble hop quality to the finish, very balanced with just a light bit of sweetness and slightly grassy bitterness working well together.

the mouthfeel is very dry and a touch of resin.

Overall I like this, it has just a touch more character than most pils I come accross along with I know it being super fresh probably helps as well.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2012 22:14:07 | More by bashiba
Batch No. 63118 (Saint Louis, MO) from Anheuser-Busch
69 out of 100 based on 128 ratings.