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:
6,158
Reviews:
1,678
Avg:
2.43
pDev:
32.51%
 
 
Wants:
67
Gots:
1,612
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 6,158 |  Reviews: 1,678
Photo of mikeinportc
2.21/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Haven't had one in 15-20 years. For science! Cheers! ;)

Pours light, clear yellow, as if it was 1/2 water/1/2 ("normal")beer. Quickly-dissipating white head, with a light ring of lacing.

Aroma? Unfortunately, yes. This is what turns me off AALs. It gets a 1.5 because it's not as strong as it could be, & therefore better than some. It consists of malt, wet straw, & some floral? sweetness. Overall it smells like a milder version of the morning after the night before.[Additional note : as I burp half way through this, I'm getting the original aroma, magnified. Ugh.]

The taste is better than I remember it, and at least tolerable. Light, bready malt, and a light touch of bitterness on the finish. Reminiscent of some pils & helles, that I've had recently, but the ghost of them. What flavor is there quickly fades, inviting another sip. (The secret to their success? ;) )

Feel is thin/watery/oily, with very fine,smooth carbonation, and (unfortunately) leaves a rubbed-with-wet-cardbaord sensation on the tongue. (Again, demanding another sip. ; ) )

Overall, not particularly good, but not completely horrible either. I can see how people could get used to drinking it.

Additional note : 10 minutes later, I'm tasting it again, wondering if I should give that a separate rating. : P

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Photo of TerryMills
2.75/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Better than bud light but still weak af.

Several other macro adjuncts I'd rather have over this..

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Photo of GulDukat88
2.5/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of NickFry9
1.27/5  rDev -47.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Photo of lupercmda
2.52/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of dd53grif
2/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of scrooge-mcduff
2.03/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Look: Straw colour (3 SRM), 1 inch head dissipating, very high carbonation, very slight lacing

Smell: Iniatially grass with some corn sweetness, very little of what's there and very little else

Taste: Very akin to the nose, grass with a corn sweetness, very slight malt toastiness (or maybe biscuit, it's hard to distinguish)

Feel: high carbonation but very thin and watery, easy to pound if you want to burp a lot.

Overall: I paid AUD$12 with a coupon and I would not pay more. It is easy to chug for a party etc. but the high carbonation would turn me to better cheaper Australian lagers (VB or Tooheys both being easier to drink, with more flavour)

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Photo of kier
2.61/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of deebo
3.25/5  rDev +33.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of lawlmartz
1.48/5  rDev -39.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

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

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

Photo of heddar33
1/5  rDev -58.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of JNPIII127
1.17/5  rDev -51.9%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

Photo of hopsonhopsonhops
1.13/5  rDev -53.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1

Photo of rmarquardt17
2.92/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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

Photo of rsuarez1982
2.93/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Biggiekrock627
1.7/5  rDev -30%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Photo of monkist
3.14/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

No matter what the people say, I need to say at least a few good words about this beer. Well, actually not about the beer itself but perhaps about the way people should look at it.
This beer should not be compared to any craft beers, but should be appreciated for the way it should be drank. It is a clearly brewed, American adjunct lager that should be drank ice cold at the end of a hot summer day for refreshment. For this purpose it is excellent. A clear, light and refreshing drink. In this quality it is great. As a beer, however... well, it depends on what we consider as one.

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Photo of IBUBrew
2.4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Shane-L-Waddell
2.63/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of B302
1.79/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Photo of Coronaeus
2.28/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of SuiGeneris1
3.5/5  rDev +44%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Budweiser from Anheuser-Busch
2.43 out of 5 based on 6,158 ratings.
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