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Batch No. 94534 North Pacific Style Lager (Fairfield, CA) - Anheuser-Busch

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Batch No. 94534 North Pacific Style Lager (Fairfield, CA)Batch No. 94534 North Pacific Style Lager (Fairfield, CA)

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BA SCORE
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67 Ratings
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Ratings: 67
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.2
pDev: 15.63%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Slatetank on 09-02-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Project Twelve - Second Edition
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Ratings: 67 | Reviews: 14
Reviews by HoppyBastard:
Photo of HoppyBastard
3.77/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

APPEARANCE: pours clear and golden with one finger head that dissipated quickly into a thin broken layer of small bubbles, lightly carbonated, very little lacing.

SMELL: flowers and citrus, somewhat assertive.

TASTE: initially sweet with citrus and then a pleasantly mild hop profile and finishes clean and crisp.

PALATE: medium body and lightly carbonated.

OVERALL: Anheuser-Busch is trying to enter the "craft beer" market. Good for them. This is probably the best beer I've had from this brewer. I hope they continue on this path.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Franziskaner
3.22/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Brilliant golden hue with good clarity. Lively carbonation. Some faint pine like hop aroma and some light malt to accompany it. Mouthfeel is light and easy drinking. There is a light to moderate rush of pine like hops and they are quickly gone. The fade is just a bit too rushed for me.

Photo of rwilde
3/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Schlafly33
2.5/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of tdm168
3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of dertyd
2/5  rDev -37.5%

Photo of norinco
3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of Damian74Shensky
3.75/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of rworkman
2/5  rDev -37.5%

Photo of Spikester
3.1/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Clear deep gold with two fingers of white head that fades rather quickly. Very minor lacing.
Smell is mild bready malt. Taste is lightly sweet bready malts with a touch of bitter hops at the end. Slightly boozy. Mouthfeel is thin with low carbonation. Overall a bit of a letdown. If my calculations are correct this beer is at least seven months old so take that into account.

Photo of BeerFMAndy
3.37/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12 oz twist-off bottle poured into a pilsner glass.
5.5% ABV.

A - More pale gold than deep gold as the label suggests, this crystal clear beer pours with a tall white head that leaves rather quickly but forgets fingers of lace on the glass.

S - Honey-glazed citrus rind and notes of pine sure give the beer a hoppier aroma than what might be expected from Budweiser. Graham cracker, grainy pale malt, and a touch of faint spice in the background cap off this lager.

T - The hop complexity stops suddenly at the aroma, contributing little more than faint, thin citrus and a floral suggestion in flavor which hardly makes the plain pale malt flavor exciting.

M - Hops return! This lager's crisp and clean drinkability has a nice level of carbonation which is crisp but not attacking and clean lingering hop bitterness for a slight bite on the finish. A burp reveals that usual Bud flavor, however.

O - When I see a beer described as a "bold lager", I immediately think doppelbock, perhaps the boldest of lagers, so excuse me while I laugh at their statement. This lager might be "bold" for the Bud drinkers only accustomed to their light beer, and doesn't make much sense from a business standpoint either. Should it become a gateway beer for the "light" drinker, they lose customers and I think it's safe to say this isn't making Bud drinkers out of the craft beer crowd. At any rate, their North Pacific Style Lager is a decent beer with little to write home about and little to gripe about when you want something clean and refreshing.

Photo of Rod_J
3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of bigbeers84
3/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of tommy5
3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of guytyping
2.75/5  rDev -14.1%

Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.72/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Budweiser North Pacific Style Lager has a medium, slightly off-white head, a clear, bubbly, golden appearance, some noticeable white flecks suspended throughout, and a nice amount of lacing left behind. The aroma is of sweet, lemony hops, mild, white bread, and sugary malt. Taste is the same, with a subdued hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Budweiser North Pacific Style Lager finishes semi-dry, easy drinking, refreshing, and enjoyable. Overall, this is a good one, and I think it is worth checking out.

RJT

Photo of BlueMoon10
3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of SirBrandonofMaltANDHops
2.26/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Malt & bread profile but still a boring series.

Photo of FreshButterbeer
3.25/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Captain_Komamura
3.49/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance a deep golden color, with a light head.

Smell - It has a citrusy/hoppy smell to it.

Taste - Like the smell, its hoppy but not that strong.

Mouthfeel - good-bodied beer, with good carbonation.

Overall - Out of the three of project 12 this is my favorite (the other two are a bit too sweet). This beer is basically just a slightly weaker IPL, it won't satisfy someone who loves hops but it won't turn away people new to craft beers.

Photo of Derrill
2.75/5  rDev -14.1%

Photo of Drknight
3/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of tfsimpkins
3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of cyclonece09
3.84/5  rDev +20%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a mug. Pours a light dark golden straw with a small white head. Smells of nice roasted malt with a nice aged smell and a little spice. Tastes of nice roasted malt with some earthy hops, nice tastes. Beer is light bodied good carbonation, good finish. Overall a very good beer.

Photo of Mattyb79
3.75/5  rDev +17.2%

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Batch No. 94534 North Pacific Style Lager (Fairfield, CA) from Anheuser-Busch
75 out of 100 based on 67 ratings.