Budweiser | Anheuser-Busch

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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
Ratings:
6,178
Reviews:
1,683
Avg:
2.43
pDev:
32.51%
 
 
Wants:
67
Gots:
1,633
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Jlabs
3.46/5  rDev +42.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of puck1225
2.87/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

I had three Buds tonight. The most ever, but was at an event where this was the best choice (the event was fun otherwise!). Okay, it isn't a great beer, but it is not awful, just boring.

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Photo of Nace4
2.11/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of petrusek23
2.1/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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

Photo of Spencer96
2.76/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of AlexeiRoquentin
2.88/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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

Just an average rice based mass produced lager.

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Photo of superwho24
2.99/5  rDev +23%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Add a 1/2 point to each category when consumed on Independence Day, Memorial Day, or Labor Day.

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Photo of Howlader
1.75/5  rDev -28%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of G-R-Fracassa
1.11/5  rDev -54.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

A pathetic, sugary general "beer," which clearly owes its popularity to mind-boggling feats of marketing and the American penchant for thoughtless tradition. The uninteresting taste, smell, and average lager yellowness reflect its compromising nature as a typical adjunct: Just a careless, slap-shod combination of ingredients blended to be as unremarkable as possible, and, of course, save the brewer on overhead.

Absolutely awful, a quality which is compounded by the fact that the company insists on marketing this swill as a "Macrobrew," deliberately advertising its nature as a corporate, mass-produced, underwhelming and unimaginative product, as though spitting in the face of actual quality were some sort of virtue. With any luck, future generations will, through the free market, erase this garbage from the face of the earth.

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Photo of Albertdidz
3.6/5  rDev +48.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

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

Light body, pale, fizzy macro-brew lager.
Low bitterness, thin malts.
Moderate alcohol.
Less flavor, more adjunct cereal grains (rice, corn).

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Photo of mvanaskie13
1.8/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Poured into a half pint glass: color is clearer than 95% of all beers, hard to call it straw, maybe watered down straw; head presents deep after an agropour but then dissipates immediately to nothing but scant bubbles on the top.

Smell is grain, dirt, unpleasant malt/rice sweetness.

Taste is similar - neutral grain, unpleasant sweetness from cereal adjuncts, dirt/metallic qualities.

Mouthfeel is harsh, overcarbonated, super drying.

Overall, this beer seems to taste worse when you spend time to try and review it. just a huge lack of character and depth, and of the most harshly carbonated beers.

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Photo of Vader444
2.53/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Beerisgood69
1.77/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25

Overall, very disappointing. All my life I looked at this stuff like it must be the nectar of God. My dad drank it, my uncles, cousins, and even Peyton Manning. When I finally was old enough to try this I was totally disappointed.

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Photo of Redman414
2.5/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Dkf812
3.07/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TrojanRB
2.71/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Pours a pale straw gold, totally transparent, very effervescent.

Smells of sweet grain. Taste follows suit. Pretty neutral, no hop character, a little rice

Highly carbonated, smooth and crisp.

For what it is, it's solid.

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Photo of StormAles
2.78/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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

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Budweiser from Anheuser-Busch
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