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 OregonDuckinTexas
3.31/5  rDev +36.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

There's a reason they call it the king of beers. There's also a reason it's the number one selling import, non-European beer in Europe, and the fastest growing beer in the world by volume. Despite what beer snobs may think, the vast majority of beer drinkers like a light, American-style lager beer. Bud is the quintessential model of that style. Their quality control is absolutely second to none. I've met with the management a number of times and their penchant for quality is amazing. So, Bud? It delivers exactly what it promises, a light, refreshing beer that is right down the middle of the road; not hoppy and not malty. If you want a smooth, easy-going beer, Bud is, well,... the king of beers.

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Photo of staticmaneuver
1.75/5  rDev -28%

Photo of Thepumpkinpiper
2.55/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Budweiser seems to be the Nickelback of beers - universally hated by the critics, but still insanely popular. Me, I've always enjoyed it for what it is - a smooth drinking beer that's great after a hard day.

Appearance: Pale (and I mean very pale) yellow, minimal head.

Smell: Nothing especially noticeable actually. Hint of sour grain much like Tusker, but less noticeable. Mostly just a slight metallic grain scent.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Very carbonated, like a pop. Clean flavor with a hint of pleasant sweetness (this sweetness comes out more when it's in the bottle). I like it for what it is.

Overall: Like I said, I enjoy it. Call me crazy, but for what it is, it's a pleasant drinking beer. Much better than some of the garbage out there in the more budget priced sections. For an affordable, everyday beer, it's the one I go for.

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Photo of thommo_nk
2.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Solid beer, nothing fancy

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Photo of batt6343
1.5/5  rDev -38.3%

Photo of Doyle
2.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of confusedidols
1/5  rDev -58.8%

Photo of mattparsons
3.5/5  rDev +44%

Photo of CCRaise
2.75/5  rDev +13.2%

Photo of Tpitty23
5/5  rDev +105.8%

Photo of Steef_11
4/5  rDev +64.6%

Photo of rcjennings
1.25/5  rDev -48.6%

Photo of Orion1
1/5  rDev -58.8%

Photo of Zaku
1/5  rDev -58.8%

Photo of TheAdamConners
5/5  rDev +105.8%

Photo of Trevormcraig
2.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of ryanpj
3/5  rDev +23.5%

Photo of mjohnson17
2.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of MrD
1/5  rDev -58.8%

Photo of Jerrya
2/5  rDev -17.7%

Photo of Thundermug
1/5  rDev -58.8%

Photo of maclean25
2.47/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Despite over a decade of drinking beer, this is my first Budweiser. I got a six-pack of cans which came to CAD$2.05 per beer.

Despite all the commercials for this beer showing a deep amber colour, this has a crystal clear and slightly yellow body with foamy white head. On the aroma I get corn and malt. It has a very light and sweet taste. The flavour is slightly smoky with a hint of apple. No alcohol in the taste. It also has a light body, a little watery, with heavy carbonation.

Overall, while this is marketed as the King of Beer, it is more like the anemic prince of beers. It is easy drinking because you got to drink two cans before you feel like you had one.

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Photo of penguinboat
1.25/5  rDev -48.6%

Photo of blackcompg
2.2/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle...

Appearance - Poured nearly 2 fingers of bright white tight head, dissipates very quickly, down to a cap in a minute. Color of the beer is a very lite clear yellow. I actually have a little lacing going on here.

Smell - Very light sweet corn, white bread, and a touch of pear/apple.

Taste - Taste is consistent from start to finish, very little transition here. A combination of light rice and corn, slight biscuit, very light apple essence, and some light minerals. Slight apple peel long into the finish. No perceptable hops.

Mouthfeel - Light and watery, medium+ carb comes on very quickly, and provides a bright crisp scrub with lots of edges that lasts throughout the entire sip.

Overall - Now that I've been a BA for awhile I would never purchase this. A best case for this beer would be to mow a few down after mowing your friends lawn and this is all he had in his fridge. A typical macro I s'pose, super cheap and super available, but can't recommend.

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Photo of AMson
3.5/5  rDev +44%

Budweiser from Anheuser-Busch
2.43 out of 5 based on 6,195 ratings.
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