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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
76
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65 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 65
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.25
pDev: 13.85%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Anheuser-Busch visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Project Twelve - Second Edition

(Beer added by: Slatetank on 09-02-2013)
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Ratings: 65 | Reviews: 13 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by HoppyBastard:
Photo of HoppyBastard
3.76/5  rDev +15.7%

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.

HoppyBastard, Apr 04, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of Franziskaner
3.23/5  rDev -0.6%

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.

Franziskaner, Oct 19, 2013
Photo of rwilde
3/5  rDev -7.7%

rwilde, Dec 30, 2013
Photo of Schlafly33
2.5/5  rDev -23.1%

Schlafly33, Oct 25, 2013
Photo of tdm168
3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

tdm168, Nov 20, 2013
Photo of dertyd
2/5  rDev -38.5%

dertyd, Dec 14, 2013
Photo of norinco
3.25/5  rDev 0%

norinco, Jan 04, 2014
Photo of Damian74Shensky
3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

Damian74Shensky, Nov 28, 2013
Photo of rworkman
2/5  rDev -38.5%

rworkman, Dec 31, 2013
Photo of Spikester
3.11/5  rDev -4.3%

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.

Spikester, May 17, 2014
Photo of BeerFMAndy
3.33/5  rDev +2.5%

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.

BeerFMAndy, Nov 01, 2013
Photo of Rod_J
3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Rod_J, Oct 15, 2013
Photo of bigbeers84
3/5  rDev -7.7%

bigbeers84, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of tommy5
3.25/5  rDev 0%

tommy5, Feb 08, 2014
Photo of guytyping
2.75/5  rDev -15.4%

guytyping, Mar 22, 2014
Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.73/5  rDev +14.8%

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

RonaldTheriot, Dec 31, 2013
Photo of BlueMoon10
3.25/5  rDev 0%

BlueMoon10, Jan 12, 2014
Photo of FreshButterbeer
3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

FreshButterbeer, Nov 08, 2013
Photo of Captain_Komamura
3.49/5  rDev +7.4%

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.

Captain_Komamura, Nov 22, 2013
Photo of Derrill
2.75/5  rDev -15.4%

Derrill, Aug 28, 2014
Photo of Drknight
3/5  rDev -7.7%

Drknight, Nov 04, 2013
Photo of tfsimpkins
3.25/5  rDev 0%

tfsimpkins, Dec 31, 2013
Photo of cyclonece09
3.85/5  rDev +18.5%

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.

cyclonece09, Feb 08, 2014
Photo of Mattyb79
3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

Mattyb79, Nov 14, 2013
Photo of Tone
3.41/5  rDev +4.9%

Pours a clear, gold color. 1/5 inch head of a white color. Decent retention and slight lacing. Smells of hops, sweet malt, pale malt, pine, hint of citrus, hint of caramel malt. Fits the style of an American Pale Lager. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of pine, hops, sweet malt, pale malt, hint of citrus, hint of caramel malt, and slight adjunct. Overall, weak appearance, decent aroma and body, but adjunct flavors in the body are a detriment.

Tone, Dec 31, 2013
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Batch No. 94534 North Pacific Style Lager (Fairfield, CA) from Anheuser-Busch
76 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.