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%
 
 
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Photo of Sammy
1.12/5  rDev -53.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I could not have more than one sip. Makes club soda taste decent. Aggressive carbonation with metallic behind it. Some bitter sweetness hit me and that's it -where's the water. There is some fruity aroma here. Pale colour of some fizz. Definately awful looking.

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Photo of acurtis
1/5  rDev -58.8%

Photo of Texasfan549
2/5  rDev -17.7%

Photo of kylehay2004
2.27/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I love how people write reviews as if they are trying this beer for the first time as they are writing. Didn't any of you go to college?

So I am sure no one needs to read these reviews anyways but the beer is straw yellow, a half finger head forms. The smell is of barely. Taste is bitter which is noticeable immediately and remains long after you have finished the beer. The beer tastes and looks watered down but really its just lack of hop flavoring.

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Photo of GRG1313
2.75/5  rDev +13.2%

Photo of jaydoc
2.75/5  rDev +13.2%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
2.01/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.75

Canned 2/8/14.

Pours a clear yellow with a foamy off-white head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, grass, and slight vegetal aromas. Taste is much the same with watery grain, rice, and slight vegetal flavors on the finish. There is a very mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a low level of carbonation with an almost flat mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty poor beer that is somewhat drinkable but just boring and watery all around.

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Photo of spycow
1.5/5  rDev -38.3%

Photo of StonedTrippin
2.84/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

this beer has an undue bad name. all their other products are garbage, from shock top to black crown, to bud light and on and on, but, this particular brew, the original, ive always preferred to its competitors, and it does have a useful part to play I think. it pours a yellow straw colored watery soda fizz mess with an average white head. the nose is a lot like the can, even when its from a bottle or on tap. an odd metallic smell, but there is some grain in here, and I can get hops if I focus on it. the flavor has a refreshing mellowness to it, and while this may be all cut up with corn and rice and whatever else, it does retain some nice malt flavors, light as they are, and the hopping is crisp. I mean, im never going to go out and buy this, but in a tiny foreign airport, a concert at some beer wasteland, or a ballpark with no better options, I actually really enjoy a Budweiser. it is also the first beer I ever legally bought in the united states when I was 21 returning from overseas, so it has some sentimental function as well. to me its the classic American working mans beer, nothing special, but far from repulsive too. say what you will about it, but it aint half as bad as a miller or coors, although black crown is unforgivable.

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Photo of kjkinsey
1.5/5  rDev -38.3%

Photo of djrn2
1/5  rDev -58.8%

Photo of Knapp85
2.3/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Ah yes the "king" of beers. This was given to me at a family gathering and I accepted even though I wasn't thrilled. The beer pours out as a traditional straw pale yellow with a little white head. Really nothing to rave about. The taste is slightly sweet but doesn't have anything but a malt backbone screaming at you. The mouthfeel is drinkable and light.

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Photo of t0rin0
1.5/5  rDev -38.3%

Photo of nmann08
1/5  rDev -58.8%

Photo of oriolesfan4
2.35/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 4

For what it is, a widely available beer meant to be enjoyed by the masses, it does its job. But, it's high in calories and not that cheap so if you want widely available cheaper beer there's much better options out there. Very hard to tell this from a Bud Light, maybe a hint of more taste but really none at all.

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Photo of metter98
2.27/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

A: The beer is crystal clear light straw yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high bright white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface, a narrow collar around the edge of the glass, and bits of lacing down the sides.
S: Moderate aromas of adjunct malts are present in the nose—rice seems to stand out in particular—along with some hints of grassy hops.
T: Like the smell, the taste has flavors of rice and other nondescript malts along with faint hints of bitterness.
M: It feels light-bodied, slightly clean and a touch watery on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer goes down easily. The smell or taste isn't offensive, but are ones that I would not particularly seek out.

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

Reveiwed once before on tap at the Anheuser Busch Brewery and had a plesant experience. However, this time from the can. Looks brightly straw with small head retention and small lacing. Smells faint of light malt, corn, rice, and maybe other cereal grains. A bit astringent and metalic. Tastes powdery and malty. Light buttery and corn flavors dominate. A bit of cidery flavors present to the palate and in the finish. Noble hop varieties are nicely balanced but lend no flavor. Finishes scrubbed from over carbonation. Aftertaste is powdery and mildly sweet. Fades quickly. Crisp yet remains slick to the toung and metalic.

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Photo of biboergosum
2.41/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A word to the wise - don't mock certain things when out drinking with certain people, people whose turn it is to buy the round. I'm just saying, but hey, lemons and lemonade...

A 20oz pint of this plops down on the bar, in a sparkly clean Bud Light glass - too much to hope for exact brand consistency, I suppose. The beer appears a crystal clear pale golden straw colour, with a bare modicum of thinly foamy, bubbly bone-white head, which leaves a surprising bit of spectral webbed lace around the glass as things sink away.

It smells of middling corn and grainy rice 'malt', a bit of stony hard water minerality, and damned near nothing in the way of hops. The taste is more breakfast cereal rice, with a lesser sickly corn sweetness, an ethereally faint, indistinct, New Jersey laboratory fruitiness, and, dum-da-da-dum: still no hops here folks.

The carbonation is a bit much up front, but skitters away soon enough, the body medium-light for the style, more than a bit watery, and smooth by committee diktat. This all makes for a plain, off-dry finish, and thankfully not very much of it.

Innocuous, and easy enough to put back, but in the same way as a sandwich made with Wonderbread, you'll feel sort of guilty and empty afterwards. The 'drinkability' hacks probably pushed the IBU rating here into the negative range, but I actually have no problem downing it, particularly if I'm distracted, and already a bit sauced, which, thankfully, I am. Still no reason to make this your beer of choice, though.

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Photo of kojevergas
1.1/5  rDev -54.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

33cl bottle into pint glass in Galway, Ireland. I got this beer for free, but I'm thinking I'm going to want my money back.

A: Pours a clear straw yellow, with a laughably pathetic thin disgusting head that goes from two fingers to one in ten seconds and completely disappears to nothing in twenty five seconds. At least I don't have to taste that part of the beer.

Sm: Smells of straw with maybe a bit of horse urine for flavouring (that extra touch from the brewmaster - Eau de cheval, anyone?)

T: Is there barley somewhere in this? This might be good as a between-real-beer cleanser since it's so close to water. A light hint of straw for that oh-so-subtle beer taste. What an American classic.

Mf: Too smooth, too wet. I mean, it's water.

Dr: Cheap enough in America. Would I drink it again? Not over most cheaper American macros if I were looking to get drunk. Stick to steel gravity high reserve if you're sacrificing taste to get locked. Elsewise, lads, truth be told this tastes like what I imagine your urine would taste like after having a real beer. To its credit, it should be said that 5.00% is a fair bit above the standard 4.3% of many beers.

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Photo of SocalKicks
2/5  rDev -17.7%

Photo of Phyl21ca
1.3/5  rDev -46.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Bottle: Poured a clear golden beer with almost no head. I won’t surprise anybody by saying that there is no aftertaste and general aroma is very weak. Pretty much the only thing I could pick-up was some sweetness. I personally don’t care about this but I got to admit that this the perfect macro beer, i.e. no taste, no head, a little bit sweet for that extra refreshing feeling – everything that people who don’t really like beer but still drink it like to see and taste.

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
2.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of zeff80
2.16/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Had some at a recent gathering and figured it is time to review it.

A - Poured out a clear, yellow color with a good deal of carbonation and a small, fizzy white head. No lacing.

S - It smelled of grain adjuncts and slightly metallic...even though I poured it into a pint glass.

T - It tasted of corn and some faint malt. It was bitter, but not a good hoppy bitter...a bad bitter.

M - It was crisp and sharp. A light-bodied beer.

D - This was a good reminder of why I don't usually drink this. I remember in years past (i.e. college days) it usually gave me headaches in the morning and not because of overcomsumption.

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Photo of dmorgan310
1.5/5  rDev -38.3%

Photo of LXIXME
3.25/5  rDev +33.7%

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