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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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Ratings:
6,158
Reviews:
1,678
Avg:
2.43
pDev:
32.51%
 
 
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Photo of cknoch
2.75/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of andrewh995
1.99/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Pours a straw yellow with a white head. Smells of malts and some metallic scents. Tastes of bready sweet malts, rice, and metal. Medium body and medium carbonation, overall it's not a very good beer but it's drinkable.

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Photo of kevin3046
2.4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pale ultra clear yellow with quickly dissipating head. Very faint lemon smell. No lacing. Watery carbonated mouthfeel. Very faint hops. Very faint malt sweetness. There are better tasting, and cheaper American adjunct lagers out there than this. But OK for what it is.

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Photo of Giantspace
2.27/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of berdenation
3/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mwvman
2/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Gerred
2.67/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

Photo of CC93
2.47/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Look: Clear, straw yellow body, finger wide white head that seems to dissipate. Carbonation present. Very weak lacing.

Smell: Slight sweetness, though not as much as when I had Foster's. Very little alcohol aroma.

Taste: Slight sweetness that comes up as the first thing I taste. May have to do with the use of rice since it has more sugar than wheat. Hops are rather weak. Not good if you want to have a good, well-balanced lager.

Feel: Clean, smooth, though quickly disappears.

Overall: Very mediocre beer, though this is a potential contender to some other AALs. It's not bad, but it could be better.

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Photo of BellinghamBiker
1.38/5  rDev -43.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of Spoda1983
1.52/5  rDev -37.4%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of choll
2.65/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Not as bad as I thought it would be. Better than Bud Light.

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Photo of Aisha
2.5/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of sposter4
2/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of poisoneddwarf
1.41/5  rDev -42%
look: 1 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Backlog. 12 oz bottle. Aroma of rice and blandness. Pours no head, no lacing. Pale gold in appearance. Tastes highly carbonated, somewhat sweet, extremely bland. Every time I’ve "sessioned" this beer in my younger days, it’s given me the nastiest headache. No other beer does this. Is it the formaldehyde (aka embalming fluid) they put in it as a preservative?

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Photo of Raime
3.63/5  rDev +49.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Re-reviewing after about six years. Found a rare FRESH fifteen pack for a meager $9.49 plus tax and deposit at the Monroe Sunoco.

Look - Crystal Clear golden hue with a large, bone white frothy white head and ample carbonation to back things up. Leaves a fair level of stick upon a finished pint.

Smell - Now let me be very clear. i've been doing this for a long time and I've drank thousands of cans of budweiser. You can tell the difference between a fresh can or bottle and an old can or bottle. There's a high level of clove with a slight banana ( believe it or not! ). The usual adjunct suspects stay minimal.

Taste - Almost completely follows the nose with that banana aspect turned up a bit. Of course the adjuncts are present but they are supposed to be.

Feel - Still a tad rough regardless of how fresh the brew is with a cold cutting carbonation. Swallows rather moderate and the taste doesn't linger.

Overall - Believe it or not this stuff isn't the spawn of Satan you're led on to believe it is. I see at least one new member a week bashing this for brownie points. Is it a record breaking world class triple ipa with haze reminiscent of snoop dogg's house? No. But, if you can buy it FRESH, you've got a cheap, moderately tasty poundable can of beer that may only hurt your head the next day. Quit bashing just because it's Budweiser, you look like an idiot.

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Photo of pcbnumber1
2.56/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of npachl
2/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of baldy00
2.3/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Thewill450
1.85/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of spacedaddy
2.18/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of aidanb1205
1.93/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Photo of Brianz81
1.91/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

"King of Beers"?? No thanks. In all honesty, I drank this swill as a young adult, before I realized that there were thousands of superior beers available. Now, if I have no choice but to drink it, it tastes like Fruit Loops, with it's sweet malted barley. If you're on this sight, you're probably familiar with Budweiser. You probably are also passionate about beer, and you probably feel the same way. The one thing I will say for them, is that they are very consistant in their flavoring. If you want the gut, and not the respect, grab a Bud!

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Photo of mishi_d
2/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of GrumpyGas
2.92/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Riff
2.31/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

For...science?

Pours a clear, pale, yellow color with a hint of a white head that faded away within about thirty seconds. Smells of, well, it does smell and honestly not very good. Malt, okay, floral notes, okay, moldy hay, not so okay. Taste is initially sweet, even a little bitterness, lasts about a few seconds and disappears leaving a faint metallic flavor. Crisp and light body. Overall, eh, drinkable. Not something I'd want to buy for myself, but would I turn it down at a party? Nah, I'd drink it.

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