Busch Beer | Anheuser-Busch

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53
awful
1,696 Ratings
THE BROS
43
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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:
1,696
Reviews:
462
Avg:
2.12
pDev:
34.91%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
266
For Trade:
0
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Photo of joer40
3.04/5  rDev +43.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of dcbeers
1/5  rDev -52.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of 2beerdogs
2.53/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of BlackVeg
1.93/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Photo of dbartel16cc
4.22/5  rDev +99.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Photo of sanitarium16
1.21/5  rDev -42.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

Photo of Schlitz74
1.43/5  rDev -32.5%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

This beer is just Budweiser only worse, there is very little taste or flavor, there is nothing special here.

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Photo of DRRSTAR
2.3/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of pkalix
2.85/5  rDev +34.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Great carbonation definitely helps this on a hot day!

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Photo of Superheatnsubcool
1.94/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Russ_Macklem
4.69/5  rDev +121.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

BEER SNOB ALERT!!

American-style lager is a real style folks. Rate it for what it is, please! Sure, it's not incredibly complex and does not have aromas of chocolate, cedar prunings and pine needles. But hey, our lives are complex enough and sometimes we need simplicity. That being said I enjoy all styles of beers from Trappist ales to the hoppiest of craft IPAs. Busch has no off flavours or aromas, is smooth and extremely refreshing. One thing that makes Busch unique is that it's a bit lighter than most lagers, but not a light beer. If you need to consume a few, but still want a fuller flavour, this is the ticket. For the price, taste, and quality, it's hard to beat (around the) Busch.

I lived in St. Louis and have been to the brewery many times. Like it or not, AB makes a good quality, amazingly consistent product. Really tired of the beer snob conspiracy theories. Too bad it is no longer American owned.

I'd love to see more defunct great American lagers like Falstaff come back, or a craft brewer really take an honest shot at this category.

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Photo of Botulizard
1.75/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of 0_0
2.1/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

I was drunk one night and bought this beer because we could only walk to a convenience store and there was a fish on the side of a can that while I was intoxicated, thought that that was the coolest thing ever apparently. It is a terrible watery mess but it works.

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Photo of dmorgan310
1.92/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Photo of NotASnob
1.96/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I bought this because I was at Wal-Mart. I know that is a piss poor reason to buy a beer. I came home and popped the top of the tall boy and took my sip. It starts watery and ends with a lot of unpleasant bitterness. The lingering taste in my mouth reminded me of mud. I gave it 2 for look, but that really is for the can. Are you really supposed to pour this. The beer is thin. It has only one thing going for it... it smells pretty okay. I now have to decide if I can drink the other 5 I own or if I should use it instead of room spray.

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Photo of Johnct
1.35/5  rDev -36.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

Photo of Jeremiah_Nelson
1.75/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of J-Dog86
2.37/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of daliandragon
2.85/5  rDev +34.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

So, it's not that I enjoy drinking this or anything but its fairly unoffensive macro-nonsense with a mildly pornographic name and that same light yellow-no head-vaguely corny smell and taste that we've all had hundreds of times. I don't look for it ever, but when in small towns in the Midwest, as even the best of us will sometimes find realty: sometimes the best brew in the gas station when the bar closes and she wants to keep drinking is old school like a fool Busch beer...game on...

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Photo of porters4life
3.1/5  rDev +46.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of HopHunter19
2.42/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

A - what a lager should be - clear, golden yellow almost piss colored, white head that dissipates instantly
S - mmmm corn, adjuncts, light malts, some light Willamette hops
T - same as smell, corn, rice, light malts, light wheat bread, very mild hops. I wish I was chugging this instead.
M - light, I'd rather slam this than drink it, aftertaste is light lager
O - man, I'd love to give this some review loving and piss some people off, but it does suck. There's nothing shittier than drinking beer after beer of shitty dirty thirty trash and waking up in the morning with a hangover. F that.

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Photo of Rollmeaway2loadout
2.54/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of jbf190
1.75/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of dag1991
1.5/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of Griphon
2.1/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Busch Beer from Anheuser-Busch
2.12 out of 5 based on 1,696 ratings.
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