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
Ranking:
#46,247
Reviews:
1,726
Ratings:
6,359
pDev:
33.9%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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73
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Photo of Warren2621
2/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of coopdog1000
2.52/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of franciscop
2.2/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of OrcaYlc
4.08/5  rDev +72.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
2.71/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of HotOpinions
2.32/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

It never fails to baffle me how the urine water Bud Light has at least the same popularity if not more than the original Bud. Budweiser has a fuller feel, better taste, and hell a higher ABV for what it's worth. It's not like you're getting many less calories drinking light anyway, and to me Bud is just a far superior beer in every way. It's still not good, but at a highly affordable cost it really isn't the worst thing out there.

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Photo of Coltron23
1.81/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Ripster226
5/5  rDev +111.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

For all the bad representation Budweiser gets, I've always found it to be a killer beer for the style. Countless others may mud sling with comments of the beer being flavorless, without character, etc. I'm a beer enthusiast myself and while I enjoy craft beers of all kinds, I always come back to Bud for something simple, reliable, and drinkable to get the job done. The beer pours a bright and clear straw golden color with generous carbonation, a slightly off-white head which is excellent, although doesn't linger for a super long time. Aromas I get are a sweet and subtle malt presence, with a faint kiss of the hops to balance it out, a bread/biscuit smell, and cooked buttered rice. I also for some reason get a subtle fruity aroma of banana, which I actually love. Taste is crisp, clean and refreshing with a wet finish, and tastes pretty much like it smells. All in all an awesome beer for what it is.

I think the problem is too many people compare this beer to stuff like Ales, IPAs and stouts and things of that nature. This beer is not an IPA or any of that by any means, it does not have those characteristics. Nor is it trying to be. It is more reminiscent of a German style pilsner or lager than anything. But it's an American Adjunct lager through and through. And for what it is, it's a top notch beer in my opinion. Plus no one can take away that Budweisers quality control is unmatched so you will never get a bad batch of it and it will taste the same anywhere in the world you go. I will most likely get hate from all the beer snobs out there, but I'm an enthusiast, not a snob. I drink what I like craft or not without fear of judgment. Cheers!

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Photo of Foxman27
2.59/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Frankgabriel2383
1.93/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

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

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

It is drinkable.

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Photo of Dugz
1.22/5  rDev -48.3%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

I'm not sure what Inbev did, but today's Bud tastes nothing like it used to. I used to *kinda* like it, but now this stuff just tastes like all the other swill. You can do a lot better.

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Photo of NHBeerSnob
3/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

I am being very generous. Also the factory is nearby in our state and the workers make a decent living via union, so that's a good thing to support. Not a bad beer, but I try to avoid it unless at a social thing where it's available no fussing. It is, to me, slightly better than most of the standard American macro lagers. served around 35- 38F, it's drinkable. Terrible when warm.

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Photo of SB2017
1.45/5  rDev -38.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1

I feel cheated... It LOOKS like beer. It SMELLS like beer. It even sorta feels like beer while it's going down. My question is how anheuser busch managed to liquify fareway-brand wheat bread with brown sugar and pass it off as a drinkable beer. I'm utterly astonished that this company has the gall to claim that it is an American classic. I am ashamed to have ever let this beer pass through my lips.

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Photo of kevsauce
3.49/5  rDev +47.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

best beer when wearing a wife beater and/or driving a dodge. Tastes best while screaming ‘merica.

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Photo of Ronnieboii
4.17/5  rDev +76.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

If your wife’s yelling at you and you have nothing to look forward to when comming home from work you stop at the bar and have no less than 10 the 11th tastes the best

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

Photo of Screilly22
3.87/5  rDev +64%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of chiefz1
2.02/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

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

Photo of TheBrewsky
1.6/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

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

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

Photo of AndrewAK
1.96/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 2

Budweiser from Anheuser-Busch
Beer rating: 2.36 out of 5 with 6,359 ratings