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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Photo of bondjedi
3.05/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Holding Budweiser to the standards of heavier, hoppier brews betrays a mule-headedness and naïveté that exposes the run-of-the-mill Beer Advocates here as poseurs, more transparent than the brave American brew they slander and slur.

America is the land of working-class fellows who want a beer with their burger lunch, but don't want to worry about a DUI on the way back to the office or the job site. America is made up of cities like Tucson and El Paso and Little Rock, burgs with warm climes that demand a crisp, cold brew. There are few Euro brews or American micros that can deliver what the hard-charging Bud drinker demands.

The above numbers represent a review that is as honest and straight-forward as the beer it evaluates. For the Beer Advocates who get it, this Bud's for you.

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Photo of CaverDave
3/5  rDev +23.5%

Photo of dgherm
2.75/5  rDev +13.2%

Photo of Mackbekeza
2.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of jmbranum
3.08/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I'm reviewing an Oklahoma 3-point version of the beer (3.2% ABW or 4.0% ABV).

Surprised I have never reviewed this macro standby.

My ratings are higher than I expected them to be, but that is because the style normally is so terrible. Compared to other macrobeers, Budweiser is respectable.

Pours a pale yellow-gold.

Very slight aroma.

Flavor is fairly slight too but at least manages to avoid any offensive macro notes. Decently balanced with minimal weird aftertaste (like you get with Coors). Nice balance of sweetness and hops (yes, there are hops in this macrobeer!). Definitely grassy. Reasonably dry finish.

It definitely is better when cold. As it warms it picks up more macro-ish notes, especially the adjunct grainyness.

For its style though, it is better than I expected. I will remember this the next time I'm stuck buying beer after 9 p.m. in Oklahoma. If they don't have Shiner Bock, Bud is not a bad pick.

On another sidenote, I wonder if freshness is an issue with this beer. This is much better than I remembered it being. Maybe this one was fresher than usual? Or maybe it is better in the can than the bottle? Very strange indeed.

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Photo of IchLiebeBier
2.39/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance - pale straw yellow; small white head that dissipates quickly

Smell - malt; grassy; citrusy

Taste - thin juicy malt on front; not really getting much in the mid; finishes light and crisp; lingering adjunct flavors on the aftertaste

Remarks - about what I remembered; I can't believe I can't convince my brother that there are much better beers than this.

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Photo of MKorn
2.75/5  rDev +13.2%

Photo of Jacob007
2.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of brett606
1/5  rDev -58.8%

Photo of mattday25
2.75/5  rDev +13.2%

Photo of sooner961
2.75/5  rDev +13.2%

Photo of shacawgo24
3.75/5  rDev +54.3%

Photo of doremite
2.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of Michael_DaBeers_IV
2.75/5  rDev +13.2%

Photo of 100200300
3/5  rDev +23.5%

Photo of schap329
1.5/5  rDev -38.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Worse then I remembered! Cooked sweet rice, no hops, an aftertaste of rubbing alcohol it's fusel from poor brewing. Never again. Maybe I got the wrong batch. Pabst Blue Ribbon is better, Miller Highlife is better, National Bohemian is better. Budweiser is the overpriced worst american beer pick the other ones or buy a real beer.

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Photo of Bill_Murray
2.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3/5  rDev +23.5%

Photo of Maninthearena
2.64/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Appearance- a nice fizzy yellow in glass appearance. Head disappeared pretty quickly.

Smell- A grain laden nose with maybe some vegetable malt characteristics. Definetely smells like a lager of sorts.

Taste- Pretty sweet yet fairly generic. Not much hop character. Some cereal grains that taste really "young".

Mouthfeel- rereminiscent of sprite like carbonation, thin and almost a syruplike texture, fairly watery.

Overall- The classic bud taste while not too layered, isn't all that bad in and of itself, but the smell, texture, and consistancy leave something to be desired.

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Photo of mrfrancis
3.5/5  rDev +44%

Photo of JordanHageman
3.84/5  rDev +58%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Coming from St. Louis this is the beer I've known since birth. "The King of Beers." Certainly the king of adjunct lagers. This and probably either Samuel Adams, Pabst Blue Ribbon or Lone Star are my other favorite bigger beers. But back to Bud; I love this beer. It is the most accessible beer at a fair price. It has a wonderful taste that makes up for its faint aroma. The taste is Mostly consistent of corn and grain. It's got a nice slick mouth feel that has a little creaminess to it but not a lot. I do love this beer; it's drinkable, smooth, tasty, and it's refreshing. A lot of beer geeks (snobs) slam it and think it's beneath them. But you gotta have a good go-to beer when you're not in the mood for a more experimental type beer. Maybe I'm a tad biased since I'm from St. Louis but still I highly recommend this beer to anyone if they're willing to actually try it without having a pre-conception of distaste. Enjoy friends!

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Photo of LoveStout
1.25/5  rDev -48.6%

Photo of DCgolfpro
2.75/5  rDev +13.2%

Photo of indiana
1.5/5  rDev -38.3%

Photo of brandon911
2.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Budweiser from Anheuser-Busch
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