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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

133 Ratings
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Ratings: 133
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 2.94
pDev: 22.45%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | 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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acevenom

Louisiana

3.78/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass. Pours golden with a finger-length white head and lots of visible tiny bubbles. There is some lacing left in the glass during consumption. There are aromas of sweet malt and cracker with some grassy hops. There are sweet, bready malts with the grassy hop notes to balance them out. What I found in the nose is what you get in the glass, but I also detect a little citrus. The body is light to medium with medium carbonation. The finish is crisp and clean. The drinkability is high. This is a very good beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2012 03:45:27 | More by acevenom
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Brad007

Vermont

3.18/5  rDev +8.2%
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 +18.4%
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 -3.1%
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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ShakaShakaShaka

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -23.5%

12-04-2012 15:03:50 | More by ShakaShakaShaka
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armock

New York

3.08/5  rDev +4.8%
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%
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 -12.2%
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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mattparsons

New Hampshire

3/5  rDev +2%

12-01-2012 03:53:22 | More by mattparsons
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Cavanaghty

Maine

3.08/5  rDev +4.8%
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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brealbg

Ohio

4/5  rDev +36.1%

11-30-2012 14:30:15 | More by brealbg
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ButtomsUp

Missouri

3/5  rDev +2%

11-29-2012 20:28:16 | More by ButtomsUp
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plaid75

New York

2.45/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2012 01:58:56 | More by plaid75
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Chucker17

South Dakota

3/5  rDev +2%

11-28-2012 17:47:32 | More by Chucker17
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ZAP

Minnesota

3.03/5  rDev +3.1%
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 +20.1%
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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bigbeers84

Minnesota

1.75/5  rDev -40.5%

11-27-2012 05:07:33 | More by bigbeers84
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Jman_01

Iowa

2.5/5  rDev -15%

11-27-2012 02:05:09 | More by Jman_01
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev +19%

11-26-2012 00:20:19 | More by Rhettroactive
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bushwack

Alabama

3/5  rDev +2%

11-24-2012 00:22:14 | More by bushwack
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Beer4Mike

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +36.1%

11-23-2012 22:01:36 | More by Beer4Mike
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.43/5  rDev +16.7%
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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Kevin55

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -15%

11-22-2012 07:40:43 | More by Kevin55
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rderedin

Maine

3/5  rDev +2%

11-22-2012 03:22:42 | More by rderedin
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3/5  rDev +2%
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
Batch No. 63118 (Saint Louis, MO) from Anheuser-Busch
69 out of 100 based on 133 ratings.