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2.36/5
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6,246 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:
#44,542
Reviews:
1,700
Ratings:
6,246
pDev:
33.47%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
69
Gots:
1,675
Trade:
0
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Photo of Madmike05
1.79/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.75

Struck one day by some old highschool memories, i remembered Budweiser. Impulsively, i decided to have one since it had been many, many years since i had drank one. I know why now.

It looks a pale yellow, as it always did, with a slight metallic grainy smell, but balanced right. Taste is bland, with a slight rice flavor approaching from behind but finished with a clean bitterness.

It is what it isn't. If you still love budweiser and you're not in Highshool anymore, either your financial status has not changed or your taste buds have not developed any further.

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Photo of BenHoppy
2.89/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Photo of eyeet7
2.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

L : Golden Amber
S: Not intense (Barely a smell)
T: Decent nose, Bitter and hoppy
F: Not a beer to be drank quickly
O: Pretty standard American beer

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

Right, what you should know about Mark Chads is that they are the greatest beers in the world. They're that good they cure baldness, straighten teeth and add a few inches to your manhood. If you stand with one of these bad boys you'll look cooler than Steve McQueen in Bullitt.
I'm going to share the secret to it all with everyone because I'm a generous guy.

Step 1: Ask the barman for a Mark Chad
Step 2: Confirm that it is ice cold
Step 3: Apply your bottle cosey
Step 4: Stick your finger in the top of the bottle and pop it
Step 5: Skull that bad boy before it gets warm, but make sure you look cool when you do it. (Try leaning against a pillar or wall. If a pool table is available for a game then even better, the Mark Chad makes you play like Ronnie O'Sullivan on ritalin!)
Step 6: Leave the smallest amount in the bottom of the bottle
Step 7: Repeat previous steps 15-20 times
Step 8: Spark a J whilst all the birds give you their phone numbers

Congrats on learning about the king of beers!

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Photo of bixby1971
2.41/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

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

I know it may be biased, but I’ve always been a Budweiser guy. It’s better than any light beer, a little stouter, and has a great taste. I guess the biggest appeal for me is I can get a case for around $16-$18 and enjoy my weekend drinking, reasonably priced. It’s got a beautiful golden color, bubbly, and is really all I could ask for in a beer.

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Photo of austinc94
2/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of JeffH_SC
2.04/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Not terrible. Used to be my go-to beer before I really loved beer. I would still drink this over any light beer although it drinks, to me, like a light beer. Very little bitterness and very little real beer flavor. Better than drinking "not beer" when you need a beer.

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Photo of BuckyNBeer
3.04/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

This is probably "the" classic American Lager based off sales so I decided to give it a shot and bought a six pack of cans.

Budweiser pours a golden hue with a decent head and very little lacing.

The aroma is for the most part relatively non existent. A bit of grains is all.

The flavor is crisp and clean and I notice the rice and grains. The rice makes this smoother than other beers that use corn but I think I prefer the corn rather than the rice. The finish is very drinkable which this is meant to do.

I don't agree with the horrible reviews of this beer but I do believe that there are definitely better examples of the style.

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Photo of Bajengurkan
2.71/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of WangFire
2.98/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of brett32768
5/5  rDev +111.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The standard by which all other beers should be judged. Almost perfect in every way.

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Photo of CloudStrife1
1.92/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of sglooney316
3/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

L: Light yellow, poor foam

S: Grainy with no smell of hops

T: Weak, taste of corn, rice and other grains, medium carbonation

F: Light to medium

O: Simply middle of the road beer. Light to the educated beer-drinker. Might be strong to the uneducated beer-drinker. If you ever host an event and don't know whom to cater, just serve this beer. To its advantage, great marketing.

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

Photo of simplyside
2.87/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of jake96
3.48/5  rDev +47.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Acidic upon contact, but a lovely aftertaste. A nice slow drinker

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Photo of GannicusKiller
1.86/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Photo of paresis
2.51/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Krusader
2.38/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of klupdike92696
2/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Sk8sean86
3.02/5  rDev +28%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of RicSpitz
1.86/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

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

I haven’t had a Budweiser in 10+ years. But I found a 6-pack in the fridge and decided to give it a try. Turned out to be much better than I remembered. Taste was decent for a macro lager. I’ll drink it more often in the future.

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Photo of ih8rt
1.93/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

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