Best Damn Root Beer | Anheuser-Busch

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186 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Herbed / Spiced Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our delicious, easy-drinking Best Damn Root Beer is aged on real vanilla beans during the brewing process for a full-flavored, well-balanced take on one of our favorite classic tastes. We hope you love it as much as we do. Cheers!

Added by SteveJeremy on 12-13-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#46,893
Reviews:
51
Ratings:
186
pDev:
30.51%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
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Ratings: 186 |  Reviews: 51
Photo of DigitGrowler
2.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Greasy
3/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Chuckles21
2.95/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of elNopalero
1.75/5  rDev -35.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Pretty much the opposite. You’re better off drinking a can of root beer soda that’s been sitting in the car and exposed to the summer sun than drinking this.

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Photo of ImbibingInOmaha
1.09/5  rDev -59.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

So let me preface this by saying that I'm currently moving and the only thing I have at my old place is some stale doritos and I can't think of anything more appropriate to drink with that than a bottle of this stuff that was left behind by some visitor who won't be welcomed into my new home.

Look - Looks like coffee, totally stagnant. No carbonation, no lacing.

Smell - Licorice, vanilla and nutmeg. Alcohol is fairly obvious. Honestly its just an unbalanced root beer.

Taste - Your teenage son has gone to a fast food place and gotten a cup of root beer, he added some cheap alcohol to it last night and left it in his car on a hot summer night. The ice has melted watering it down. You wonder to yourself "Will Jeremy ever get his life together?".

Feel - It's like old soda

Overall - This is bad.

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Photo of Beerbuddha
2.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Livyatan1996
1.17/5  rDev -57%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Photo of Spencer96
2/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of OldSchoolMike
3.5/5  rDev +28.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

For something that shouldn't even be on this board, since it isn't properly beer, I liked it. You could easily get drunk on these without intending to, since the alcohol is all but undetectable.

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2.22/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Photo of BenHoppy
2.81/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Commercial nonsense. Better off mixing rum with rootbeer, it will taste a whole lot better.

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Photo of digitalflood
3.38/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of LT630
1.76/5  rDev -35.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of kraut6363
2.88/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of kybeerdrinker
3.75/5  rDev +37.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HumblesReviews
2.98/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

The initial taste is root beer which is not bad but is followed up with a terrible after taste. Wouldn't waste another $8 on a six pack. Never again!!!

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Photo of SmokySignals
1.11/5  rDev -59.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

Why did I try this?! Looks like root beer, smells like a decent cheap root beer, tastes like a flat, off brand outdated discount store brand imitation of root beer. No head was gettable, no carbonation lasted, but some fonky tastes glom on to the fake root beer flavor, for a "more complex" yonky taste. Real vanilla beans, huh...how old were they?
Had I looked more closely, I would have known better than to try it (AB). Well, now I have something for "friends" who drop in unannounced. Plus, it's perfect for that family reunion you don't want to go to.

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1/5  rDev -63.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of HizAndHerz
1.9/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

I like feisty root beers so when I saw BDRB on sale at my local grocery I grabbed a 6-pack. I popped the top to find a nice root beer aroma. I drank from the bottle and found a 3-second roller coaster ride of Bing, Bang, Splat and Ugh.

Bing - sugary taste of root beer
Bang - bitter over-powering licorice
Splat - taste of cheap, bitter beer
Ugh - the feeling I just drank cough medicine and I needed to shave my tongue

If you don't want to shave your tongue, don't drink the worst darned root beer ever,

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Photo of emwild12
1.5/5  rDev -44.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of Urk1127
2.04/5  rDev -25%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Photo of Yeldarb92
1.3/5  rDev -52.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Photo of dirtyharry2489
1.91/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Bitburger
2.88/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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Beer rating: 2.72 out of 5 with 186 ratings