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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

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#45,730
Reviews:
1,760
Ratings:
6,515
pDev:
33.9%
 
 
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Photo of mmoore9363
2/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of CodyBasden
2.66/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of msumike89
2.05/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of omahawk
2.39/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Fairy
1.68/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

The smell after opening a can or bottle of this is almost enough reason not to touch it. A horrendous waft of death in your face that slightly fades as time passes is the main thing you focus on for the first minute.

After the death passes, the taste is slightly bitter grain that lingers for a second before disappearing into nothing. You take another sip, and the same thing happens, again and again till the bottle is gone.

Pours almost clear, a nice mix of foam and carbonation, and a taste that isn't overall bad. Another plus is its slightly higher abv of 5% over most other light-weight beers. I wouldn't purchase for myself ever again, but neither would I turn my nose up at it if I were offered, its alright.

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Photo of hefe300
2.37/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Appears pale yellow. White head, pillowy at first, dissipates almost immediately, leaving no trace of lacing.
Smell is faint of corn and cereal grains. Not much on the nose here.
Taste is also of faint corn, a hint of noble hops with virtually no bitterness.
Mouthfeel is light with high carbonation.

This drinks a lot like dad's lawnmower beer because that's what it is. It's acceptable for mindlessly guzzling on a hot day after yard work. This is a fine substitute to use for water in a wet batter or baked good. There's nothing that distinguishes it from other American Adjunct Lagers, which is, I think the whole point. There's not enough flavor here to be offensive.

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Photo of nomistap
1.26/5  rDev -46.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Photo of chitoryu12
2.31/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Look: Pale, straw yellow. Very clear. About a finger of white head that quickly dissipates.

Smell: An unusual sweet smell, like corn syrup and bread. Not immediately recognizable as beer.

Taste: Like water with a vague hint of corn and malt. This might not even have hops, honestly.

Mouthfeel: Like carbonated water.

Overall: The "King of Beers" is one of the most boring, insipid, watered-down pieces of junk on the market.

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Photo of uncleotis
2.07/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of BitbEerpenguin
1.19/5  rDev -49.6%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

If you like beer with no flavor, no bitterness, but sweet, then this is the beer for you.

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Photo of hopley
3.65/5  rDev +54.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tantonys
1.82/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I've witnessed Bud go downhill over the past several decades. It wasn't really that great back then, to begin with, but was ok on tap. It's really been a study of a corporation attempting to maximize profits at the expense of their consumers. I worked in the rice paddies of Arkansas collecting water samples of the pesticides for EPA agrochemical impact surveys. Workers were mixing tanks of pesticides with their bare arms before flying the planes spraying the rice. No wonder Arkansas has one of the highest cancer rates of all USA states. AB also introduced GMOs into the production line, hence the Natty line of high alcohol, bad hangover swill. As far as Beechwood Aging, nonexistent anymore. I will still drink Bud on occasion, but rather not.

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Photo of Seel
2.59/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Cortes33
2.25/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of crapbag
2.71/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of snoopdoug
3.88/5  rDev +64.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jcanales1
2.69/5  rDev +14%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Chris953
2.93/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

First beer I ever had. Definetely not the best beer out there, but it's a classic for a reason.

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Photo of beer_ass
3.06/5  rDev +29.7%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3

Photo of mothmanscott
2.89/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

From notes 12/10/11: Pours clear pale gold with a 1-2 inch shortlived , white head that leaves little lacing. Aroma is bready with thin grain, cereal, honey and lemon hops. The lager yeast is very noticeable. Taste is a similar more robust version of the nose with the yeast very prominent. Alcohol is more detectable than most 5.0 ABV's even in the aftertaste. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate to high carbonation.

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Photo of gmale9000
1.35/5  rDev -42.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.75

Photo of jesuschrist666
2.55/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Photo of KMcGrath
2.35/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Jjl329
3.39/5  rDev +43.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brittanylicious
2.25/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

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