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Batch No. 43229 Beechwood Bock (Columbus, Ohio) - Anheuser-Busch

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Batch No. 43229 Beechwood Bock (Columbus, Ohio)Batch No. 43229 Beechwood Bock (Columbus, Ohio)

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BA SCORE
74
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63 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 63
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.12
pDev: 17.63%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Lager |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Project Twelve - Second Edition

(Beer added by: Slatetank on 09-02-2013)
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Reviews by HoppyBastard:
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HoppyBastard

Nebraska

3.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a shaker pint glass.

APPEARANCE: pours deep reddish/amber with less than 1 finger creamy off-white head that dissipated quickly leaving a ring of bubbles, higher than average carbonation and almost no lacing on the glass.

SMELL: toasted malt, sweet caramel and bread.

TASTE: the taste follows the nose, sweet caramel, toasted malt, a mild hop profile, the alcohol 6% is imperceptible, this is a malt forward beer to be sure.

PALATE: smooth and creamy with higher than average carbonation, finishes clean.

OVERALL: this is not a bad beer for the style but nothing special, I preferred the North Pacific Style Lager for this second edition of the Brewmaster's Project Twelve. Anheuser-Busch is moving in the right direction.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2014 04:06:25 | More by HoppyBastard
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SteveJeremy

Connecticut

3.58/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Had to do a double-take in the make-your-own-six-pack aisle of my local Jewel-Osco when I saw they had both the limited edition Budweiser Beechwood Bock and North Pacific Style Lager. Not just like one or two dusty bottles, but like six or seven of each, leading me to believe that they found a stray twelve pack or something in the back that they hadn't touched in a wild. Not even mad that it's probably a little aged; just bless to try at least two of these rare offerings.

Appearance: Dark amber in color, just like the bottle states. Very brown and just looks dark and brooding from the color. This could go one of two ways.

Smell: Can smell the chocolate and faint caramel undertones, mixed in with what smells like alcohol, almost, but not wholly equivalent to, a malt liquor. Again, this could go one of two ways.

Taste: Luckily, it goes the way I wanted it to. The beer is delicious, following the nose with a chocolatey-beer taste with the caramel hops making themselves known. Heavier while, at the same time delicious and thoroughly enjoyable to sip or slug.

Mouthfeel: Present and not too carbonated, just the way I like it.

Anheuser-Busch, in my opinion, is making a more hearty effort to branch out into the more complex, craft market than I believe they're given credit. With the variety of delicious Shock Top flavors and this project to give different tastes from different locations a try, this definitely proves that AB has the resources and tools to churn out more acceptable offerings than their average to awful mass-produced brands; now if only they show ambition.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2014 03:15:26 | More by SteveJeremy
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captainbearcat

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -11.9%

07-29-2014 01:26:07 | More by captainbearcat
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rabbitguy

Illinois

3/5  rDev -3.8%

07-27-2014 18:19:17 | More by rabbitguy
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anon

California

2/5  rDev -35.9%

07-08-2014 01:46:58 | More by anon
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Wortman1998

New York

3/5  rDev -3.8%

06-25-2014 18:37:56 | More by Wortman1998
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Zuidman

Illinois

3/5  rDev -3.8%

05-04-2014 17:33:15 | More by Zuidman
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atrocity

Virginia

2/5  rDev -35.9%

04-25-2014 15:11:31 | More by atrocity
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guytyping

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -11.9%

03-22-2014 01:41:15 | More by guytyping
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Brew33

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -19.9%

03-18-2014 14:32:19 | More by Brew33
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brewdlyhooked13

Ohio

3/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Appearance - a promising pour, nice frothy manila head atop a fine-looking reddish caramel. The seems creamy and with legit body but begins falling apart quickly. Within a minute, it's a partial cover despite some spirited bead from below. The label says bock but the eye says amber.

Aroma - a glint of caramel malt, covered all too soon by blase grain. After a little setup time it resembles a basic macro lager.

Taste - sweet grains, Killians-like, a flash of toast to the malt. A notable alcohol presence supporting some caramel, but the body lacks depth. The start of a few different flavor elements here but not much development in any of them. Finishes clean, neat, a lingering note of the abv.

Mouthfeel - the bubbles are okay despite some slight interference picking out flavors. Decent weight and smoothness.

Overall - not bad, probably a stronger statement than the American Ale, but I can't see a side-by-side any time soon. I'd have it again, but not necessarily on purpose.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2014 02:46:38 | More by brewdlyhooked13
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EF4

Oklahoma

2/5  rDev -35.9%

03-04-2014 03:11:05 | More by EF4
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lccrunchy

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -11.9%

03-02-2014 21:16:15 | More by lccrunchy
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RCLOHR267

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +20.2%

02-18-2014 21:18:28 | More by RCLOHR267
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Snow81

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +28.2%

02-16-2014 00:16:41 | More by Snow81
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tommy5

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev +4.2%

02-08-2014 02:38:23 | More by tommy5
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TheBeerdedCharmer

New York

3/5  rDev -3.8%

02-02-2014 10:22:18 | More by TheBeerdedCharmer
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Illinois

3.25/5  rDev +4.2%

01-31-2014 04:14:46 | More by IPAdams
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Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +44.2%

01-30-2014 13:16:15 | More by rcmorrison8
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SpencerS91

Missouri

2.75/5  rDev -11.9%

01-28-2014 05:08:56 | More by SpencerS91
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North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +12.2%

01-27-2014 06:54:48 | More by Jeffani
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foghornleghorn22

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +20.2%

01-15-2014 04:12:41 | More by foghornleghorn22
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BlueMoon10

Mississippi

3.25/5  rDev +4.2%

01-12-2014 18:09:15 | More by BlueMoon10
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AnthemOfTheSun

South Dakota

3/5  rDev -3.8%

01-10-2014 07:17:06 | More by AnthemOfTheSun
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cyclonece09

Maryland

3.31/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a 14 oz "pint" glass. Pours reddish amber with a nice white head that dissipates quickly. Smells of some fruit like berries and slight orange. Tastes of some fruit, mainly berries. Beer is easy drinking, light bodied, sessionable. Overall a slightly above average beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2014 02:55:50 | More by cyclonece09
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Batch No. 43229 Beechwood Bock (Columbus, Ohio) from Anheuser-Busch
74 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.