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BA SCORE
2.36/5
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6,401 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed using a blend of imported and classic American aroma hops, and a blend of barley malts and rice. Budweiser is brewed with time-honored methods including “kraeusening” for natural carbonation and Beechwood aging, which results in unparalleled balance and character.

Added by kbub6f on 11-21-2000

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#46,895
Reviews:
1,739
Ratings:
6,401
pDev:
33.9%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
75
Gots:
1,775
Trade:
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Photo of KLHBB
2.66/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

This is what it is and there's a place for this beer. My brother-in-law calls it an appetizer beer, one that you drink to quench thirst before enjoying something else. It won't spoil your appetite before you dive into hops, alcohol and Belgian sugar. Also when you're fatigued by such things. Anyway, I haven't rated this so : palest yellow, cereal hop smell and taste, light refreshing feel. If rather have a kitsch or helles, but I'm not pouring it down the drain.

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Photo of mrogers96
4.04/5  rDev +71.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Very underrated IMO. Refreshing and not a bad taste at all.

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Photo of BuckyNBeer
3.05/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Budweiser really isn’t as bad as most people make it out to be. The appearance is a very light golden hue but there is a decent head retention. The scent and flavor are light grains with a decent smoothness that I think can be attributed to the rice in the brewing process. That being said there isn’t much here for flavor but it is refreshing. Overall this is decent but there are better American Adjunct Lagers out there.

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Photo of stevoj
2.57/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Average lager, despite the hype and advertising budget. Pours clear golden with thick airy head, aroma is faint cereal, taste is more cereal and almost no hops. Refreshing, but not much else to say in the way of flavor.

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Photo of nickles
2.97/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of tagustinus
4.5/5  rDev +90.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jschott75
3/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Mick_Bynes
3.59/5  rDev +52.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a classic beer. One of the most American beers of all-time. I honestly like it, but it's average. It has quite an average taste. It's a truly an average beer nowadays. I'll drink this whenever there's no beer I like it at a bar. It tastes surprisingly good on tap!

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Photo of ConfusedCat
2.8/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

I'm not sure why this has such a low rating compared to other beers in its category. It's a pretty decent well rounded lager, I'd even put it in the same league as Coors banquet. Light years better than bud light at the very least.

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Photo of MEEK6382
3/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Dalkri
5/5  rDev +111.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of AnotherDisease
1/5  rDev -57.6%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of npdevil27
2/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of opd213
3/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of bluesfan1181
3.07/5  rDev +30.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

What to say about the self proclaimed King of Beers? It’s not a horrible beer. It’s just far, far from the best. It is what it is. Lots of rice and cereal grain flavors. Very little hops character. A classier party beer for maximum consumption. Float trips, concerts, sporting events. Good ice cold on a hot summer day. A good Hefe is better though.

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Photo of BubbleBobble
1.97/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Reverend-Nolan
2.3/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of AllHopsMatter
2.58/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of VoxRationis
3.72/5  rDev +57.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Decanted from a 12 oz (355 ml) bottle into a chalice glass; best by 13 July 18.
A: Pours a crystal clear, golden color with a one inch, white head, low retention and no lacing to speak of.
S: Floral and apple notes with grainy maltiness, but very low aroma overall.
T: Light and refreshing with light maltiness and very light bitterness leading to refreshing finish.
M: Light bodied with low volume but persistent effervescence.
O: I find the unusually low scores a bit inconsistent with reality. Budweiser is an American adjunct lager and a very well made one. It is not going to have the “big” flavors of many other styles, nor should it, as it is basically designed to be light and refreshing (and is). No fan of the “Macrobreweries,” but it does not mean the beer is not well made.

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Photo of gspirit
2.89/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of crackerjack57
2.64/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Not as bad as I thought it would be, but still leaves a lot to be desired

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Photo of Bsimpson91
1.96/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

I really wanted to like this beer. Sadly, this beer just does not suit my taste. I hope it had nothing to do with fact I purchased it in the can and not the bottle. The smell was sharp and crisp. The mouth feel was really good. The taste of this beer is what made my expectations fall flat. The taste of this beer is relatively clean and crisp but thats it. I can't taste anything else. I tried my best to think about it as I drank, no matter how hard I tried it taste like nothing. I have nothing against budweiser and I respect them as a company but the stuff taste like water. I would definitely try it again if it was offered to me. Im never going to purchase it myself ever again.

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Photo of zredd
3.22/5  rDev +36.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

its a good beer when I want to drink cheap beer during happy hour.

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Photo of Chilmer
1.95/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Photo of Mr-Beer
1.84/5  rDev -22%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Golden in color heavy Bud Light crisp taste not much of a flavor or body.

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Beer rating: 2.36 out of 5 with 6,401 ratings