Budweiser | Anheuser-Busch

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2.36/5
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6,397 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:
#46,850
Reviews:
1,736
Ratings:
6,397
pDev:
33.9%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
75
Gots:
1,775
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 6,397 |  Reviews: 1,736
Photo of LarrysDeerGut
2.13/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Photo of BeerPirate
2.51/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of hommeside2
2/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of HelloImA7
2.99/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of bv51
3/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Butters__
2.31/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of KennethBeer
2.4/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Jbbdrinker
1.38/5  rDev -41.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

Pours a light amber with a bright whie head that quickly fades to a thin lace. Starts with an odd, hop-like aroma and sharp carbination. It has a weak, watery body for a lager. The flavor is like bitter bubblegum and soapy water.

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Photo of bltsys
2.55/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of USMC2012-2016
3.53/5  rDev +49.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of zoinks6022
2.31/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Pale golden color. Looks like Budweiser. Smells like Budweiser. Tastes like Budweiser. If you don't know what Budweiser tastes like, stick with wine.

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Photo of dataslal
1.46/5  rDev -38.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Photo of AngEo
1.84/5  rDev -22%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Photo of huthuty
1.94/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Thin head, but there is a head (almost, kind of), dissipated in seconds, clear yellow color.
Smells like the area of my carpet I frequently spill beer, except with a little straw, atleast there is some character I guess?
Yeah wtf this tastes old and it doesn't expire for three months. A clean lager taste but ruined by a slight taste of beer fruit flies have been living in for a week or two.
I've seen something in advertising saying it's beech wood aged? Why the freak would you age a light beer?
How is their cheaper beers better?
How can they call this the best beer in the world? Can we please file a class action lawsuit over their gratuitous and false advertising?

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Photo of superspak
3.41/5  rDev +44.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

24 ounce can into lager glass, best before 5/28/2018. Pours crystal clear pale golden yellow color with a 1 finger dense and rocky white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of cracker, white bread, light biscuit/dough, and mild herbal/grassy earthiness. A bit fruity aromas, but not overwhelming. Okay aromas with pale malt/grain and light earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of cracker, white bread, light biscuit/dough, and mild herbal/grassy earthiness. Very mild herbal, grassy, spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of cracker, white bread, light biscuit/dough, and mild herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice robustness of pale malt/grain and light earthy hop flavors; with a nice malt/bitterness balance, and zero cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Moderately crisp/clean finishing. Perfectly clean on lager flavors; with zero yeast notes present. Lightly increasing dryness from lingering bitterness and carbonation. Medium-high carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, fairly bready/grainy, and lightly sticky balanced mouthfeel that is good. A bit thin, but not watery. Zero warming alcohol for 5%. Overall this is a very solid pale adjunct lager style. All around good robustness of pale malt/grain and light earthy hop flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink. I liked that they don't use corn, so you don't get much fruitiness. Very clean barley/grain flavors and decent earthy hop presence/balance. An enjoyable offering, and very well made style example as expected.

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Photo of Thors_Bounty
1.06/5  rDev -55.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of QuentinDishaw
2.35/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

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

Photo of Samburr22
5/5  rDev +111.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is an amazing American beer. Go suck a thumb if you think different

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Photo of cardfan212
2.85/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Drank from 12 ounce glass bottle. Ratings are done based on this style of beer.

Look - Bottle is a little plain, typical design with bland labels. Main label has too much writing for my taste. Dark brown bottle made it hard to see beer.

Smell - Very neutral smell. Nothing in particular could be picked out. Neither good nor bad.

Taste - Slightly more character than the smell. Hints of corn sweetness. Very little bitterness. Uninteresting but inoffensive.

Feel - Thin with just the right amount of carbonation. Very smooth and friendly, doesn't fight you going down.

Overall - The "King of Beers" shows itself to be an acceptable and very average beer. Nothing really stands out about it, making it a great background beer for parties, sporting events, or other activities where drinking beer isn't your main focus.

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Photo of Tunaofthemall
3.04/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of TheRagingBeard
1.76/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

It's bud. Meh

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Photo of Lugnut116
1.88/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1.75

Photo of melsuesim11
1.11/5  rDev -53%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

Photo of joeywheeler
1.91/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 2

Budweiser from Anheuser-Busch
Beer rating: 2.36 out of 5 with 6,397 ratings