Budweiser Freedom Reserve Red Lager | Anheuser-Busch

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Amber / Red Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
The Freedom Reserve is a specialty red lager brewed with toasted barley grains for a slightly sweet aroma with a touch of hops, a rich caramel malt taste, and a smooth finish with a hint of molasses. Inspired by George Washington's recipe.

For every case purchased, Budweiser is donating $1 to Folds of Honor - a non-profit that provides scholarships to families of fallen or wounded soldiers.

Added by Latarnik on 04-25-2018

BEER STATS
Ranking:
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Reviews:
84
Ratings:
193
pDev:
14.78%
 
 
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Ratings: 193 |  Reviews: 84
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3.52/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TrisBlair
3.73/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheBeerMaster1
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JimboBrews54
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerIsDope
3.51/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RyanKininger
3.54/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MBHWOODSON1966
4.1/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I like this one not a Bud drinker. It’s a clean chrisp red lager. Would love to try this one on draft.

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Photo of corywalston
4.01/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of chris826
3.68/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beergoot
3.76/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Reddish-copper body; clear; crowned with a very dense and creamy head. Rich caramel aroma; candi sugar. The taste follows along with the aroma; sweet; caramel; low-key bitterness. Medium to heavy in body; crisp, residual sugar feel; a suggestion of warmth; gently tickles the palate.

All in all, a good rich lager. Perhaps too sweet for me to make this a regular kind of beer (I really would rather have a common Budweiser), but this is a surprisingly flavorful offering from 'Big Bud'.

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3.12/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Decent beer - I wanted to like it so badly for everything it stood for, but I was left disappointed. Nice amber color with a little lingering head and lacing. Smells of malt, corn, grain and a little caramel. Tastes similarly, along with a trace of vanilla and some hoppy bitterness. Thin mouthfeel, good carbonation. I think it was decent, and certainly better than other Bud products - just not as good as I had hoped.

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Photo of Fitzy01
3.24/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A very malty red lager that has the taste of molasses. I must say this is a good brew considering it’s from Anheuser-Busch. Best part I was able to get a 6 pack for $2.99! Total steal.

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3.88/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PatrickCT
3.54/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Nice amber honey body with some chill haze. Two finger white head dissipates quickly into a ring around the glass with a whispy cap.
Grainy, malty and with a honey sweetness in the aroma and taste. Faint spicy hop bite in the finish.
Light body with good carbonation.

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3.51/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 4liter
3.49/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I don't care much for overly malty sweet beers and considering Budweiser tends to avoid extremes in flavor, this beer works for me. It is mildly sweet and an easy drink that pairs well with dinner.

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3.57/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kjkinsey
2.85/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of kevin3046
3.27/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours a dark clear red with an inch brown head that quickly dissipates into a thin line. Light lacing. Watery mouthfeel with good carbonation. Has a slight vegetable smell. Has a pleasant sweetness with notes of caramel. Mildly hopped. With a semi dry finish. This was about on par with what I was expecting from Budweiser for a specialty beer. Not an outstanding beer by any means. But leaps and bounds better than regular Budweiser.

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4.62/5  rDev +33.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Great beer!

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3.29/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clear reddish amber with moderate head and minimal lacing.
Smell is mild sweet malt.
Taste is mild caramel sweetness.
No real hop profile. Not horrible.

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Photo of jlpalacios
5/5  rDev +44.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The best budweiser ever made!

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3.51/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bitterbill
2.58/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Freshest before September 27th. Oh well.

Red Lager? Looks copper coloured to me, the foam is short lasting despite the fact that I bought it outside of the cooler and never put it in the fridge

The smell is very much of caramel malt, grain, some butterscotch. Not an officious start.

The tastes are true to the smell and that's unfortunate. Little bit of fruitiness shows up but I reckon that the damage has already been done

Thin bodied without getting to the watery stage, I still can't and will not endorse this offering. One bottle is more than enough.

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Photo of AngEo
2.98/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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Budweiser Freedom Reserve Red Lager from Anheuser-Busch
Beer rating: 3.45 out of 5 with 193 ratings