Budweiser | Anheuser-Busch

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Missouri, United States

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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1.75/5  rDev -25.8%

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1/5  rDev -57.6%

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2.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of axxe
3.38/5  rDev +43.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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1.75/5  rDev -25.8%

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2.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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3/5  rDev +27.1%

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3/5  rDev +27.1%

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2.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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1.75/5  rDev -25.8%

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2/5  rDev -15.3%

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2/5  rDev -15.3%

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2.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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

Pleasantly sweet & malty upfront but disappointing finish.

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Photo of caburdette51
1.69/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Photo of superwho24
2.99/5  rDev +26.7%
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 GrimmReaper
2.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

big hit in my town but not impressed,,,pale yellow with very light watery taste with some kinda aftertaste that i can't explain.not much head that dissipates rather quicker than i can blink an eye.
Kind of boring this beer,,,not one that i would buy with so many other better choice out there,,,but don't get me wrong...if it's a very
hot day and this beer is ice cold and the offer is there...hmm hard to turn down...drinkable but not my choice.

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Photo of Beernoisseur
3.1/5  rDev +31.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

So, an interesting sensation is one in which you are drinking a Budweiser, immediately after drinking a really strong IPA and eating a piece of Lindt Chocolate.

So, under these circumstances, this beer drinks like thick air.

If I had not just clusterfucked my palate with a DP consisting of hops in front, and rich european chocolate behind, my review might read as follows:

A - light light golden, clear as a nun's conscience.

S - Boil a handful of rice crispies, cornflakes, in a stockpot. Adjunct grains. Typical.

T - Drinking Budweiser is a little like eating fat free Triscuits, with no toppings. You can eat an entire box without breaking a sweat, but you only would if you are not that interested in the experience, just the result. Similarly, you could probably drink an 18 rack of these in a single sitting, assuming you were properly motivated. Like, to get mega twisted, or have a pissing contest with a Clydesdale, or both.

M - Thin and spiky

D - Like I said before, it probably wouldn't kill you to hook up an IV of this stuff and have it pumped directly into your arteries. As for putting it in your mouth, The sky is the limit, but that's sort of the point.

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1.5/5  rDev -36.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Piss poor excuse for beer right here.

Pours a straw piss colored yellow. FIZZY. I dislike fizzy yellow beer greatly! Smells like stale vomit. REMINDS me of a frat house. I WILL NOT even play beer pong with this horrid liquid.

AND IT GIVES YOU horrible shits the next morning. BAD!

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1.5/5  rDev -36.4%

Photo of kneeland
2.7/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

It's funny how there are people who drink Budweiser and nothing else but Budweiser. I am not one of these people. I'll drink it if it's the only choice, but i can think of dozens of better beers.

I think of Budweiser more as a piece of Americana, which it really is if you look at the history. Too bad it's not even American owned anymore.

The color is what you would expect, not dark at all, and you could almost mistake it for a light beer. Depending on how much you've been drinking, I would say the same about the taste. I can tell the difference between Bud and Bud Light, but it's sorta how I can tell the difference between water and ice water.

Overall, I will say that this beer is beer. It's nothing to jump about, but it's got something to offer.

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2.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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3.45/5  rDev +46.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Perfect clarity with a soapy, foamy white head that dissipated into soapy lacing. Nose is sweet, somewhat cloying, canned vegetables, grain husk. Taste follows nose with a sweet, sour, tangy sharpness with some slight bitterness at the end. Grain husk, slightly grassy and vegetal. Extremely crisp due to high carbonation, and mouthfeel is on the thin end of medium. American Budweiser isn't nearly as bad as the pretentious beer snobs want to think it is, especially fresh on draft. Look at any of the reviews with low marks, how many people actually took the time out to review the beer and state why it "sucks"? It doesn't. At all. Budweiser isn't a microbrew, but it does take craft to brew something so ubiquitous yet satisfying. This beer will still be selling when the IPA fad goes the way of the dodo.

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1.75/5  rDev -25.8%

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2.69/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

Blah blah mass produced swill blah blah.

Now that that's over with... I've gone my entire young life without ever having a Budweiser (though I have partaken of Bud Light before), so I last Thursday when I was grilling out on a budget I figured that a budget beer would go perfectly. And I was right. Ribs + Budweiser = pretty darn good. Could it have been better? Of course! But it couldn't have been much cheaper.

It poured a pale unimpressive yellow, but the head retention was surprisingly good! Smell was of hops, corn, and some funky odor that I can't place. Not bad enough to discourage consumption, but enough to discourage further smelling. The taste was uneventful - carbonated beer-flavored water. Dry finish with almost a hint of hops. This beer's best suit? You can pound them back one after the other. And, it's better than Bud Light.

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Budweiser from Anheuser-Busch
Beer rating: 2.36 out of 5 with 6,364 ratings