Safari Amber
Anheuser-Busch

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Style:
Lager - American Amber / Red
Ranked #153
ABV:
5%
Score:
74
Ranked #49,680
Avg:
3.04 | pDev: 21.71%
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
63
From:
Anheuser-Busch
 
Missouri, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  0
Gots
  7
SCORE
74
Okay
Notes: Lager brewed exclusively for the Walt Disney World Resort.
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Robwvu304 from West Virginia

4.68/5  rDev +53.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is an excellent beer. Smooth taste, smell, and feel. It has a hint faint hint of citrus with hops. Not a strong hops tasting beer, which I do not like. I want something with a good taste but smooth, and not harsh. This has all of the above. I wish I could order it by they keg for my house.

Nov 28, 2020
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Franziskaner from Missouri

3.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Amber in color with a half inch of tan foam resting on top. Light lacing. I smell amber malt and light breadiness. I taste amber malt that is a bit intense and cloying in the fade. Moderate carbonation and a light chewiness are present.

Dec 11, 2015
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Retroman40 from Florida

3.18/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

On draft at the African Outpost at EPCOT. Color is a deep amber with a fleeting white head. Very neutral smell with some malt but little hop note. The taste is malt with some adjunct flavors. Excellent carbonation level and mouth feel. Overall this is a decent enough easy drinking beer that works well to slake the thirst while touring a theme park on a hot day. One of the less expensive options at EPCOT. Certainly a step above a standard AAL and definitely worth a try.

Oct 15, 2015
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griffiam03 from Indiana

1.69/5  rDev -44.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Had this at Animal Kingdom Lodge's, Sanaa Restaurant. I knew it was an In-bev beer going into it.. It's a slightly sweet watery lager. Hardly any taste at all. Had some sort of weird metallic taste as well..

Mar 18, 2015
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masshlx from Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -1.3%

Smooth and easy sipper on a hot day at Animal Kingdom. Certainly not the best offering available here, but one that really hit the spot. Also known as Rix Red Lager at Coronado Springs Resort, near Animal Kingdom.

Nov 27, 2014
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Cavanaghty from Maine

3.65/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Served on tap in a plastic pint glass at Disney's Animal Kingdom

Appearance: Reddish amber with a thin white head that lingered. Mild lacing on the glass.

Smell: Mild hops and citrus.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth medium bodied. Taste of malt and hops some mild citrus.

Overall: Not bad. Try it if your there, but its nothing special.

Apr 20, 2014
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mikesgroove from South Carolina

3.68/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on tap at animal kingdom on my recent disney trip.

This poured a deep, dark amber, with a nice burnt reddish hue. nice one inch white head, gave way to a nice coating along the top of the glass. Not really any residual side glass lacing to speak of. Nice carbonation bubbles rippling up through from the bottom of the glass. The smell was very nice, lots of grains and cerals, with a hint of some caramel and a touch of bittering pine hops mixed in. A very light off fruit aroma could also be detected after a few minutes. The taste was very well crafted. A good malted back with a good deal of a hop character mixed in. I did not really detect much of a citrus taste at first, but subsequent sips showed this to be more pronounced then I had thought earlier. Very well balanced beer as no particular taste won out over another. Great feel, decent carbonation, but the feel was very smooth and effortless. A little slick, but not distractingly so, rather easy drinking. I could throw down a six pack of these with no time. Definatly a chugger. Overall this was damn fine, and the first steam beer I have had in quite a while. I will definatly be having another one of these in the near future. This was almost too good to pass up if I saw it. I really enjoyed it!

Feb 23, 2011
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SassyBootblack from Colorado

3.03/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap all around Disney's Animal Kingdom.

Appearance: A deep, clear amber color. Thin head that doesn't stick around long.

Smell: A slight malty smell.

Taste: Sweet malt, bitter in a balanced way. Pretty unremarkable as a whole. It washes down food nicely.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, but a little on the light side.

Drinkability: It goes down easily since there's nothing really wrong or distractingly exciting about it.

A pretty basic and forgettable amber ale.

Dec 07, 2010
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TheHoppiest from Ohio

2.34/5  rDev -23%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Had in a plastic cup poolside at a Disney Resort.

Pours an amber-brown with a creamy head that remains.

Has a real malty barley taste, slightly grassy. Also has that "stale" beer smell like you get from walking into a bar the next morning.

Thin tasting, slightly metallic, slightly malty. Straw, barley, some watery hops predominate. Like any other mass produced dark beer.

Thin mouthfeel, slightly carbonated. Creamy head remains.

Overall, not terribly drinkable. I'll have something my next trip to the bar.

Jun 26, 2010
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mullenite from Florida

2.91/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Appearance - Pours a brownish/dark amber color with about a finger and a half of off-white foam. Lots of nice thick lacing on the cup.

Nose - Sweet caramel malts, bready biscuit aromas. Some light diacetyl adds to the caramel sweetness.

Taste - Very similar to the nose with lots of bread and caramel flavors. The complete lack of hop flavor or aroma really kills this as an Amber but if someone told me it was a traditional Bock I would believe them.

Mouthfeel - Thin body, bordering on medium but still pretty thin. Nice cleansing carbonation keeps it from becoming cloying.

Overall - Eh, I would rather drink Yuengling or Sam Adams over this one. Very disappointing.

May 05, 2010
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Onslow from Texas

2.64/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Bought on Tap @ the Yak and Yeti Restaurant in Disney in the Animal Kingdom, lunch .. . Caramel and dark bread Aromas .. . nice mouthfeel for a hot day, light spritz .. . tries for a craft but falls short, good for tourists .. . decent and fun for Disney but what happens at Disney should stay at Disney... love those fried wontons yo! ..

Feb 24, 2010
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racer2k from Massachusetts

2.66/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I had this on tap at the Animal Kingdom Lodge in Disney World. This beer was consumed in a 16 ounce plastic cup.

A: Dark amber color, with an initial off white foam head that fades away leaving a thick lace.

S: Strong malty aroma with a bit of caramel but nothing special in the nose.

T: Caramel, malt and a bit biscuity for tasting characteristics.

M: Heavy carbonation, medium body and not very smooth on the up take. The finish is very heavy on the malt.

D: I opted for this selection over the other macro BMC beers on tap. It was tolerable given the sub par beer selection but not something I would ask for if there was a better variety.

Jul 03, 2009
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HopDerek from Pennsylvania

3.45/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had it on tap at the Animal Kingdom Lodge's Boma buffet. I didn't really know much about it, not even who the brewer was, but I was told it tasted somewhat like Sam Adams. Appears a reddish amber in color with a nice inch of fizzy white head. Smells somewhat spicy, though primarily malty, sweet like caramel. Taste was a good malt backbone with a detectable amount of hops. It really did resemble Boston Lager, though still you could tell it wasn't, a bit watery. Medium to medium-light in body, but a good beer to enjoy in the hot Florida weather. I was shocked when I discovered that it was brewed by Anheuser-Busch. I would most likely get one again when I revisit Animal Kingdom or Animal Kingdom Lodge, not only because it's better than most of the other options available there, but also because it was actually good.

Mar 17, 2007
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aquatonex from New York

3.12/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Specially brewed for Animal Kingdom? Had to check it out.

Pours a dark honey color, rather translucent. Some foamy head. Nose is slightly spicy almost with some maltiness, not very swilly. Taste also was pretty good, slightly creamy, slightly bitter, similar to amber bock but better. A little spice. Surprisingly complex and good for an AB beer. Very impressed and I would definitely have it again if I ever was around Animal Kingdom again.

Mar 05, 2007
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TheManiacalOne from Rhode Island

1.91/5  rDev -37.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

On-tap at Animal Kingdom in Disney World, served in a 16oz plastic cup.

A: The beer is a deep gold color, with a decent-sized foamy off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace.

S: The aroma is malty, but there isn’t much to it, maybe some tea and caramel.

T: The taste is bready with the flavor of caramelized malt, but it’s quite ordinary.

M: Not very crisp or smooth, medium body, medium-to-heavy carbonation, clean finish.

D: Not very flavorful, goes down easy because there’s nothing to it, and isn’t filling. It was better than Bud Light which was my other choice, but I’d rather drink just about anything else.

Nov 27, 2006
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SetarconeX from Florida

2.8/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A special Disney World only brew? I didn't know they had it in them.

Pretty average looking amber color, and surprisingly frothy. Not too much of a scent, really.

Not too much to taste either, really. Probably the most watery amber I've ever had. Nevertheless, the fact that there's a few recognizable hops in there somewhere puts it head and sholders above most other A-B products.

Not impressive, but something a bit more unusual then you'd think you'd find in a theme park. Just the thing to cool you off before you hop in another line for a ride.

May 14, 2005
Safari Amber from Anheuser-Busch
Beer rating: 74 out of 100 with 63 ratings