Busch NA | Anheuser-Busch

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Busch NABusch NA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Anheuser-Busch
Missouri, United States
anheuser-busch.com

Style: Low Alcohol Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 0.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Fully brewed with finest natural ingredients, including a blend of premium American hops, fine barley malt, cereal grains, and pure water. After full fermentation and maturation, the alcohol is gently removed to preserve the quality of the beer.

Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 10-23-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
87
Reviews:
46
Avg:
2.26
pDev:
35.4%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
6
For Trade:
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Ratings: 87 |  Reviews: 46
Photo of sgttibbs
1/5  rDev -55.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

It's the NA version of an already terrible beer...I think that's enough to "justify" my rating.

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Photo of nuebs
1/5  rDev -55.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

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1/5  rDev -55.8%

Photo of tuckerlikesbeer
1/5  rDev -55.8%

Photo of jpuetz
1/5  rDev -55.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of mitch3114
1/5  rDev -55.8%

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1/5  rDev -55.8%

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1/5  rDev -55.8%

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1/5  rDev -55.8%

Photo of Lukass
1/5  rDev -55.8%

Photo of NJpadreFan
1.06/5  rDev -53.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Wow, I think I found the worst beer ever! I had a friend pick-up some cheap beer for a Beirut tournament (beer-pong).She bought Busch NA not realizing it is non alcoholic. We used it anyway and drank on the side.

This crap poured a piss yellow with no head.
It smelled wretched. Like rotting hay/grass!
The taste was unbelievably bad. A flat skunked beer with a skunked aftertaste. Rotten hop flavor with a stinging mouthfeel.
This beer was so bad it made the Beirut game more intense- that's the only plus for this beer!

Bleech- who would drink this?! If you want non-alcoholic go with O'Douls or Rootbeer, Busch NA is absolutely repellant!!

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Photo of davisrs
1.08/5  rDev -52.2%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Comparing only NA beers, BUD Light and Miller Lite, not my favorite Sierra Nevada Pale Ale.
Color was straw, actually better than Bud Light!
Aroma was sweet off a three finger head, lots of carbonation
Seltzer taste and feel like Bud Light
I'm assuming it's made from rice since I detected no barley or hops flavor.
Seltzer water is cheaper and I can ad my own hops!!!! I won't be trying this beer again unless major changes are made.

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Photo of pmcadamis
1.15/5  rDev -49.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

A - Medium yellow hue is actually darker than I thought it would be. A very, very short lived head rises an falls like Rome ...in a Sim City game on speed...and crack.

S - Stale old beer stain notes. Smells a bit like the inside of the Budweiser factory in St. Louis.

T - Again, stale old yeast. Old popcorn, grainy, tastes like very old and warm macro lager.

M - Thin with a ridiculously super-carbonated aggressive raspy soda pop carbonation. This like....hurts my throat.

D - There are much better N/A beers out there...like, all of them. Avoid this. Drink a Diet Coke if you're the DD.

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Photo of misternebbie
1.24/5  rDev -45.1%

Photo of Joe_Grizzly
1.25/5  rDev -44.7%

Photo of wrightst
1.25/5  rDev -44.7%

Photo of ALC82
1.25/5  rDev -44.7%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Everything to expect from an NA

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Photo of mmmbeer
1.34/5  rDev -40.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Found this in my dad's fridge after he threw a party. 12 oz., "born on" 5/23/05 - served chilled in a pilsner glass. Pours a dark yellow with few streams of carbonation and a 1/2 inch white head that leaves some lacing. Has a nasty metal/malt aroma. Has the same nasty taste with a below-average mouthfeel. There is no reason to drink this - which is why it's going down the drain.

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Photo of ATLbeerDog
1.4/5  rDev -38.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Pours an extremely light yellow color with a very small thin head, almost no lacing. Below average carbonation with a slight smell of sweet hops. Tastes like colored water not much taste or body at all. Water is the dominant flavor. Drink and piss. Again, water is the dominant flavor.

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Photo of VABA
1.5/5  rDev -33.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of MinorThreat
1.5/5  rDev -33.6%

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1.5/5  rDev -33.6%

Photo of chrispoint
1.5/5  rDev -33.6%

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1.5/5  rDev -33.6%

Photo of cdkrenz
1.5/5  rDev -33.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

Appearance - The first thing that really stands out with this non-alcoholic brew is the head. It actually has a really solid, foamy, pure white head. It fades relatively quickly and leaves a thin white cloud on the surface. The body itself is a brass colored yellow but not very crisp.

Smell - The scent bring pasta with tomato sauce to mind. Not very becoming of a beer.

Taste - After the smell I found it difficult to even take a taste. However, the taste isn't quite as bad at the scent. Its simple and plain and kind of tastes like Kix cereal.

Mouthfeel - The feel is cold and moderate. There is no real unique texture here but compared to other big box alcoholic brews I'd say it's just below average.

~ Hopefully I will never have to have another one of these "beers" ever again. That includes finishing this one. Down the drain you go.

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Busch NA from Anheuser-Busch
2.26 out of 5 based on 87 ratings.
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