Batch No. 63118 (Saint Louis, MO) - Anheuser-Busch
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1.95/5 rDev -33.4%
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.
01-16-2013 01:11:57 | More by portijon
3.28/5 rDev +11.9%
This pours a clear, light amber color with a fast diminishing head. There is a slight grain scent. The taste is crisp, clean, and refreshing. Its taste is fairly simple that leaves a slight grainy after taste with some hints of lemon zest. Just something new from Anheuser-Busch that really isn't all that new.
01-15-2013 20:55:52 | More by Lemke10
4.31/5 rDev +47.1%
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!
01-10-2013 15:48:42 | More by RonaldTheriot
2.73/5 rDev -6.8%
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.
01-02-2013 03:53:48 | More by JohnFatAss
3.1/5 rDev +5.8%
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".
12-30-2012 19:37:47 | More by jwc215
3/5 rDev +2.4%
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.
12-30-2012 00:40:27 | More by barczar
3.48/5 rDev +18.8%
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.
12-28-2012 21:47:17 | More by garymuchow
1.95/5 rDev -33.4%
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.
12-23-2012 01:40:04 | More by SometimesIfart
2.55/5 rDev -13%
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.
12-20-2012 05:38:54 | More by Spikester
2.7/5 rDev -7.8%
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.
12-18-2012 17:48:36 | More by mrfrancis
3.08/5 rDev +5.1%
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.
12-18-2012 14:13:36 | More by Tone
1.55/5 rDev -47.1%
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.
12-12-2012 17:56:28 | More by CraftBeerTastic
3.35/5 rDev +14.3%
I poured this beer into my tumbler at 45 degrees. Leary after the last batch # I tried. The poured a little prettier with a nice golden color and fine bubbly head. The smell was a little hoppy but taste was not. Slight bitter finish not too bad decent lacing as well. All in all a pretty good refreshing beer. I would buy again.
12-10-2012 17:31:42 | More by Minkybut
3.5/5 rDev +19.5%
A - Pours a clear golden color with a white head
S - pale grainy malt
T - bit of sweetness up front that slides into a grainy finish.
M - medium body with higher carbonation to it.
O - Not a great beer but better then bud. Worth trying especially if pils are your type.
12-09-2012 02:17:36 | More by Damian74Shensky
3.6/5 rDev +22.9%
A- Amber, with very small head. It petty much fizzed away.
S- Toasted notes. Small hints of toffee. Nice change for a Budweiser.
T- Toasted barley, with some kind of caramel or toffee undertone. Has a lingering finish, but is not bitter.
M- EASY DRINKING. It's a light to medium bodied beer.
Overall an easy drinking lager with a solid flavor. Not anything I'd hesitate to drink again!
12-08-2012 23:09:12 | More by ThomasMetal75
Batch No. 63118 (Saint Louis, MO) from Anheuser-Busch
69 out of 100 based on 134 ratings.