Budweiser | Anheuser-Busch

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BA SCORE
2.36/5
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6,475 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:
#44,766
Reviews:
1,753
Ratings:
6,475
pDev:
33.9%
 
 
Wants:
78
Gots:
1,806
Trade:
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Photo of Brook82
1.65/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.25

Tastes like the floor of the Clydesdale's stall. So many better and cheaper options if you like AAL's.

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Photo of Functioning_Alcoholic
3.4/5  rDev +44.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

Look, is this the best beer ever? Hell no, but is it the American standard? You bet your ass. Any event, any setting, any occasion, an ice cold Bud can get any party rockin instantly and for cheap. People love to hate Bud, but at the end of the day, this is the go to beer for ALL situations.

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Photo of tpeters
2.99/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Micheal_McCann
2.06/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Dbl4vt
3.23/5  rDev +36.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BrewAskew
2.73/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

I deleted my earlier review and started all over now that we get full strength Bud in Oklahoma. I am using a new review format similar to the Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) Score Sheet.

Appearance:
Pours to generous white head that falls to a thin ring and uneven lacing. Moderate to low head retention. Pale gold-yellow with brilliant clarity.

Aroma:
Extremely low levels of malt or grain. Super clean with no off-aromas but exceptionally bland and devoid of malt or hop characteristics. Some alcohol and cooked rice notes. Slight fruit likely from the A-B house lager yeast and short lagering cycle.

Flavor:
Folks, if you want a full flavor beer that is easy to drink and inoffensive and tastes the least like beer at a premium domestic price point then Bud is your jam. Clean, crisp and watery with seltzer, mixed with light cereal grain flavors and a slight crackery finish. No real hop bitterness to speak of.

Mouthfeel:
Light mouthfeel and medium-high carbonation. No astringency or harshness at all. This is where Bud shines. It feels refreshing and comforting, especially in the face of a hot day outside with baseball and hot dogs. If there is ever to be a case in favor of Bud being the Great American Lager, this is where it resides.

Overall:
In the grand scheme of beers, Budweiser is ripe for extinction on the following points:
1) Consumers are choosing beer less overall.
2) Those that DO like beer tend to choose beer that is either:
----a) super light (mich ultra, anyone?)
----b) super cheap (natty, the beast, malt liquors) ... or
----c) more flavorful/craft beers.
--------Bud is 0 fer 3 on that scale.

The market for bland, flavorless non-light, premium AALs is shrinking.
The Bud name may have hope of living on as Bud Light , Bud Copper Lager, Bud Platinum or something else.

Let's face it. Traditional red-label Budweiser and it's tobacco counterpart Marlboro reds are riding off into the sunset.

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Photo of ThaPrivateer
1.56/5  rDev -33.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Photo of JohnDon
2.52/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of kreg02
1.22/5  rDev -48.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.25

Photo of JimboBrews54
4.5/5  rDev +90.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bloodchaos94
3.16/5  rDev +33.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

People like to hate on Budweiser, but it ain't bad. Not at all. It can be quite refreshing and you can get drunk for cheap. Taste isn't bad. It's mild overall. A good basic American beer. Not my first choice, but I'd never turn one down.

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Photo of Don_Sancho
2.14/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25

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

The beer that the hipsters love to hate.Requires a brew master with extreme skill to produce such consistency at such a volume. I would love to talk with the brew master at Bud. If bud made a over hopped IPA and changed the lable to a picture of Wizard shooting lightning from his hands the hipsters would give it a high rating...that's if they dont rewd the fine print that says its made by Budweiser...

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Photo of TrisBlair
2.44/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of SFC21
2.87/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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

Photo of Polmoro
2.95/5  rDev +25%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Basic lager. Nothing more. At least I know what I'm getting when I drink it. A little better in draft if available.

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Photo of Blasphemus-Maximus
1.23/5  rDev -47.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

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

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

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

Photo of 12ozfan
3.44/5  rDev +45.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BuckyNBeer
3.25/5  rDev +37.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I figured I would give this beer a quick review. The 12 ounce bottle says freshest before October 10th.

Budweiser pours a golden hue with a one inch head that very quickly dissipated with no lacing to speak of.

The aroma is mostly grains with the barley and rice present. It has a sweetness as well.

The flavor exactly follows the aroma. The barley malt and rice are present but somewhat muted overall.

It does have a bit of sweetness and just the faintest touch of bitterness in the finish.

Overall this is really not as bad as the overall score here on BA and is pretty refreshing.

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Photo of Ander420
3.2/5  rDev +35.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of tb77
2.38/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

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