Busch Beer | Anheuser-Busch

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53
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1,686 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): 4.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Busch and Busch Light are both brewed with a blend of premium American-grown and imported hops and a combination of malt and corn to provide a pleasant balanced flavor. Additionally, Busch Light undergoes a longer brewing process that produces a lighter body and fewer calories.

Added by Todd on 11-20-2000

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,686
Reviews:
459
Avg:
2.11
pDev:
35.07%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
257
For Trade:
0
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Photo of kevin3046
1.75/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Virtually indistinguishable from Budweiser. And that's not a good thing. This may have slightly more lacing and less smell. I can't taste any grains and very mild hops. Watery and highly carbonated. If you want cheap American adjunct lager. Buy a Pabst or Old Milwaukee. Much better than this.

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Photo of Franziskaner
2.46/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Pale gold in color with a fingernail of dishwater around the rim. Aroma is of corn and faint German buttering hops. The flavor is initially creamed corn and then a touch of German hops. The mouth is flimsy and watery.

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Photo of baldy00
2.15/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Spoda1983
1.45/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

Photo of choll
2.2/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Not as bad as I thought it might be. But it's a beer when you want a beer and it's cheap. So, why not?

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Photo of AZBeerDude72
2.13/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Pours golden color with some good foam and mild lacing. Smells of light hops, grains. and sugar. The taste is ok, this is meant to be a light beer and hits the mark. Get a good grainy taste with mild malty sweetness and light hops notes. Overall it is what it was meant to be, crushable on hot summer day without a heavy hit.

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Photo of NickFry9
1.15/5  rDev -45.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

Photo of dd53grif
2/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Darrin_Smith
2/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of mrosenfeld32
2.27/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Golfontap
2.72/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Johncnh
2/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Beer_Weeb
2.58/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Busch isn't going to be winning any awards, but it's the go-to beer for me and my friends. It's pretty cheap and it gets the job done. When I first gave it a shot, I thought it was about 4/10, but over time I've slowly devolved a taste for it. Perhaps the good times I've had with friends while having this beer have created a kind of nostalgia, perhaps I just have bad taste, but I truly enjoy this beer these days.

It has a mostly mild and unoffensive taste, and it's pretty easy to drink as long as you take it a bit slow. It works well cold, and also mildly cold, I don't think I'd want it warm though hah.

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Photo of prost2hefeweizen
1.81/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.75

Photo of caburdette51
1/5  rDev -52.6%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of fthegiants
1/5  rDev -52.6%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of GatorB
1.56/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of jkblr
1.99/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

12 oz can Born On 1/10/17 poured into a vintage Busch glass at fridge temp 4.3% ABV. Color is translucent pale yellow gold with minimal white head and no lacing. Aroma is faint and "beery" in the context of what I remember when beer was synonymous with AAL. Taste is really minimal, just a hint of grain. Mouthfeel is sharp carbonation first followed by minimal oily/soapy coating of the mouth. Overall, this beer, to me, is in no man's land. You can buy beer of equal quality much cheaper. I refuse to pay for commercials, jingles, and image.

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Photo of 94rocker1
2.38/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of EmeraldMist
3.23/5  rDev +53.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

Look - Pored from a tall boy into mug. Crystal clear yellow, Two fingers of bubbly white head quickly vanish.

Smell - Mild corn, water, slight metallic

Taste - Dry graininess, corn, dry finish, no bitterness

Feel - Light body, lots of carbonation, dry

Overall - Not bad for a cheap lager. Enjoyable on a hot day or with some spicy food.

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Photo of jeffreyhill021
1.71/5  rDev -19%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of LWagoner
2.32/5  rDev +10%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of nater919
1.3/5  rDev -38.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Photo of dobroblues
2.45/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

You have to go into drinking one of these beers with a different mindset than a craft beer. This beer pours a golden yellow, with an inch of frothy white head that entirely disappears in a few seconds. The smell is mostly grainy with a bit of alcohol. It isn't a complex brew by any means. There's a little sweetness to the beer, but I mostly taste the grain and alcohol with little bitterness or aftertaste. The mouthfeel is the most underwhelming part. It has a rather thin feel, but pretty high carbonation for my liking. Overall, I've had a lot of Busch beers over the years and I like it for what it is, a decent blue collar beer that's good for popping a couple tops after working.

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Photo of Timc32
1.75/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

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