Batch No. 91406 (Los Angeles, CA) | Anheuser-Busch

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Batch No. 91406 (Los Angeles, CA)Batch No. 91406 (Los Angeles, CA)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Anheuser-Busch
Missouri, United States | website

Style: American Amber / Red Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by justintcoons on 10-26-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
53
Ratings:
137
Avg:
3.1
pDev:
29.35%
 
 
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Reviews: 53 | Ratings: 137
Photo of justintcoons
2.6/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a pint glass.

Appearance
Golden amber with 1 finger of fizzy head that dissipates quickly. Excellent clarity and a ridiculous amount of carbonation.

Nose
Caramel, bread and not much else.

Taste
Wow, nothing really offensive here. Just some simple caramel malts and breadiness. Touches of cantaloupe. Some of that classic Budweiser yeast lingers.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, crisp and clean.

Overall
It's really not all that bad. Easy drinking and refreshing. Tastes similar to a Yeungling.

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Photo of allengarvin
2.63/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Grabbed one at the grocery store in a make-your-own-six-pack. Poured into a 12-oz mug, this is an amber-gold beer with a slight airy head atop it. The nose is rather grainy, and offers no hint of hops or anything else. Flavor is just... bad. Sweet malt with almost nonexistent bitterness, no hop flavor, nothing but grainy, sweet malt. The "beechwood chips" are totally undetectable.

I'm assuming the "91406" was just a randomly generated number. It's hard to imagine any but the most basic experimentation went into this really bad beer

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Photo of Pegasus
3.36/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Clear medium amber, with a robust, dense white head, which retains quite well. Scattered, thin lacing adorns the glass walls, the carbonation is profuse and fast-rising.

Aroma: Rich aroma of caramel and toasted light bread. there is a mild herbal hop presence, also.

Taste: Opens with caramel and toasted malt, these basic flavors carry the taste throughout. The aroma led me to believe that these taste would be rather bold. Its not, unfortunately, the taste of Batch No. 91406 seems weak and washed out in comparison to the aroma. Finishes with a mild, slightly peppery hop note.

Mouth feel: Soft, pleasant, with a hint of carbonation, a touch thin, though.

Drinkability/notes: Not bad, ore than a little reminiscent of ZeigenBock Amber or Shiner Bock.

Presentation: Packaged in a standard twelve-ounce brown glass long-neck bottle with a twist-off crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice. This example has been refrigerated since purchase.

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Photo of BucannonXC5
3.07/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12-oz. bottle into a pint glass at my house on Dec. 5, 2012 (purchased the 12-pack for $12.99 at the 7/11 near Allied Gardens (San Diego) on Dec. 4, 2012. Caramel amber with about a finger of gray head that disappeared very fast. No retention on the top or sides.

Smelled caramel, toffee, roasty nuts and a bit of bitter chocolate malts. Had to work for it though.

Tasted not too much like the smell. Got a sharp whiff of alcohol up front and a bubble of carbonation that gradually built up to a malty finish. Got slight caramel but nothing too special.

Medium-to-light body. Thin texture. Lively (above average)-to-fizzy (good) carbonation. Abrupt finish.

Not a bad effort, but the Williamsburg (23185) batch was the best in my opinion. I’d have this one close to the St. Louis (63118).

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Photo of Damian74Shensky
2.5/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a bottle into a cold frosted mug. Looks like a nice reddish amber with a little white head. But taste like a bud with more caramel malts/notes. If you like bud you'll love this beer. Me I hate bud so I think this stinks. Don't waste your money if you like bud, just buy bud.

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Photo of armock
3.33/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from Sheetz in Altoona, PA.

A - Poured a lighter amber color with a white head that leaves some lacing behind.

S - Has a pretty decent sweet caramel malt nose.

T - Like the smell it has a good caramel malt flavor with some sweetness to it.

M - This beer has a medium body with medium carbonation to it.

O - Overall this is a pretty good beer that hits at least average compared to all the beers I've had. In all honesty I'm enjoying this beer tastes good and easy to drink whats not to like. Worth at least trying if you have the chance.

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Photo of budgood1
3.42/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

pours out a brilliant amber colour. thin head appears and dissipates quickly to a bit of spotty lace. aroma is lightly sugared with nutty hints but overall quite clean. flavour wise this is a malty sweet lager with hints of nut and wood with brown sugar and molasses undertones undoubtedly from the caramel malts used. there is a bit of an alcohol burn. tastes pretty decent. finishes dry. medium bodied with a crisp, semi-sweet lagerish mouthfeel. very nice drinkability for the style.

overall this is a nice approachable offering from budweiser, or A-B. has a bit of malt liquor overtone to it, but just tastes better. go try it.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
2.72/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Pours a medium shade amber color with a tall fluffy, creamy head (aided with agitation and swirling in the bottle before pouring the last ounces). The head dies down to 1/2 finger and a creamy ring. The opacity is 20%.

Aroma of toasted malts, brown bread crust, brown sugar, pickle juice, band-aid. A deep kerosene/ethyl smell also surfaces with deep inhalation.

Taste is very watery and washed out. Right behind the water is antiseptic, pasty caramel malt, brown bread crust, and a caramel nutty finish.

Light bodied, even for an amber lager, and mushy carbonation leads off into a semi-dry finish.

Overall, even if I could get this again I wouldn't. Batch Twelve needed to die, and that it did.

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Photo of EagleTalon
2.53/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours out to a 3/4 inch sudsy head that retreats rapidly and color is gold-copper. Aroma has a slight bit of hops character to it and everything else about the smell is blah. Flavor is where the beer starts to crater. It tastes like it was manufactured and not hand crafted. It is so devoid of flavor that alcohol emerges as a dominant flavor -- bad! Mouthfeel is thin and becomes astringent over time. This is a crappy beer and a shameful marketing ploy by Budweiser. Hell, regular Bud's got more going for it than this Frankenstein monster. It's like most cheap american malt liquors in terms of character and to quote an Alabama legislator: "what's wrong with the beer we got? It drinks pretty good..."

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Photo of MrHurmateeowish
3.68/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle purchased as part of the mixed 12 pack. Drinking out of a Samuel Adams perfect pint glass. Pours an amber-yellow body with about an inch of khaki-colored head. Malty aroma. Sweet caramel takes a good portion of the flavor. Medium bodied with fairly low carbonation. Overall not bad. A simple lager with some pleasant maltiness to it.

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Photo of Lemke10
3.01/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Our Budweiser distribution manager at work told me this is was test version of what will become “Bud Black Crown.” This pours a clear, light amber color with a fast diminishing head. There is a light scent of yeast. The taste is crisp with a cheap grain alcohol taste with a slight citrus finish.

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Photo of SometimesIfart
2.03/5  rDev -34.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A - Clear amber with a one finger head. No lacing and bubbly as hell.

S - Caramel malt. That's about it.

T - Caramel malt once again, and once again that is it.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation.

O - Overall, one dimensional and bland as expected.

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Photo of boilermakerbrew
3.4/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a clear, light amber hue. Small 1 finger head that retains a little. Little to no lacing. Traces of the head are left on the top throughout the drink.

S- Faint with hints of caramel malt. Light malts are prominent, but hints of heavier caramel malts make appearances. Nothing complex, nothing heavy; pretty straightforward.

T- Like the nose, except a little more pronounced. Starts just like a regular Budweiser in the flavor department, but progresses into a caramel flavor rather quickly. Lighter caramel notes persist throughout and end the drink in a crisp finish.

M- Light, fairly high levels of carbonation. Heavier on the palate and in the stomach than the other Project 12 beers. Not to the creamy level in weight, but not watery.

Overall, this is a fair beer. I'd put this among the more drinkable amber/red beers out there. It obviously doesn't stand up to the better reds, but a good one to drink for a change of pace.

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Photo of TheMarkE
3.21/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

An amber lager finished on beechwood chips. If you close your eyes and pay close attention, you can catch the hint of woodiness. Drinkable, with nothing to insult your palate.

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Photo of Minkybut
3.54/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I poured this beer into my tumbler at 45 degrees. The beer poured a light amber color with a very bubbly amber head. The beer smelled a little nutty and had a slightly sweet finish to it. Not too bad. All in all a decent beer but not as good as their amber bock. I would try it again though and maybe to a blind taste test against the amber bock just to see.

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Photo of chilidog
3.18/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Could not find this pack in ohio yet? Was in wisconsin and brought it home.
Prob the best of the project 12.
Nice amber color, thin head though a nice ring lace to be had.
Taste is amber malts start to finish, slight hop back-note.
Mouth is smooth.
Over all a an ok amber.

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Photo of cyclonece09
3.31/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a 14oz "pint" glass. Pours a darker straw with a small head that leaves some lacing. Smells of nice darker malt, but very bland. Tastes of darker grain with a hint of syrupy taste. Beer goes down smooth with good carbonation and light body, but slight sticky feel. Overall a slightly above average beer.

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Photo of Cavanaghty
3/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Clear amber color with about one finger of white head.

Smell. Malts and carmel.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth Medium to light bodied. Taste of bitter malts, wheat, alcohol, and some other grains.

Overall: Decent brew, thats about it.

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Photo of JMad
2.64/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a deep golden amber color with a foamy off white head. The aroma is grainy and slightly metallic with just a hint of caramel and butter. Tastes a little better than the smell with more caramel and slight lemony bitterness. Low carbonation and smooth, it could have a better, longer finish though. I would much rather drink these over a regular budweiser, but any craft amber will beat this.

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Photo of acevenom
3.7/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass. Pours clear, light amber with a white head. The head is two-fingers in thickness and dissipates at a moderate pace. There are a lot of visible tiny bubbles in the beer. The beer smells of toasted malts and some caramel. There are some grassy hop notes as well, but they are mild. The taste follows the nose and there's the distinctive beechwood flavor normally detected in Budweiser. The nutty and malty flavors are pretty well pronounced here. It's bready with some mild sweetness. The hops provide some balance. The body light to medium with moderate carbonation. The beer finishes crisp and this is drinkable. This is a good beer.

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Photo of mooseo
3.15/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle into pint glass.

A - Bright clear amber with a large foamy white head.

S - Fresh grains, light caramel, a bit grassy. A metallic scent is also present.

T - A blend of sweet caramel malt, bready grain, rice, and subtle grassy hops. Hint of wood. Fruity yeast is evident, and the metallic aftertaste is surprisingly muted in this version.

M - Smooth, light bodied, crisp and clean. High carbonation.

O - Well it's better than regular Bud, and my favorite in this 'experimental' series. It has a decent malt body and is not overly sweet. Very drinkable.

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Photo of CraftBeerTastic
1.98/5  rDev -36.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Ba Review #244
Served On: 12/12/2012
Glassware: Weizen Glass
Labeled ABV: 6.0%
Date/ Code: 12274WA23 (???)

This was from the 'Project 12' mixed pack I found at Evergreen Liquors in Frederick, MD ($11.99).

Look: Poured a crystal clear light copper. High carbonation. Some thin patches of lacing here and there. Head was a thin white coating.

Smell: Super sweet nose with a wet basement character. Some wet hay notes present. Also some grainy corn. Nothing too spectacular.

Taste: First up were sweet corn notes. Then not too much else. Maybe some toasted grain. This one did have slightly more character than ‘Batch 23185’.

I'm sorry but there has to be some artificial coloring used here. The amber tone seemed to suggest some sort of malt bill, but it just wasn't there. Typical AB-Inbev: appealing look with no real substance. Just my opinion.

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Photo of dhannes
2.5/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured chilled from refrigerator into a Perfect Pint and waited 5 minutes to get closer to 45º.

A=Darker amber with a touch of red, but not nearly red enough for a red lager and not even rich enough of an amber compared to other ambers. Head was bright white, but dissipated in under a minute.

S=Very faint aroma...mostly hops, with, perhaps a faint caramel or vanilla aroma. Not as dominant an aroma as the other two offerings in this series.

T=Hops dominate this, as well as the Budweiser yeast. Some sweetness, but also an acidic tanginess is present.

M=Carbonation is above average, and abundance of sweetness would make this a difficult session beer.

O=It may be that I expected more out of this offering than the other two, but this left me rather disappointed. What flavor there is is rather average and simple. Just slightly better than Budweiser.

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Photo of JohnFatAss
3.3/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I think I like this one the best of Bud's Project 12 Series. Like the others, this one is still a Budweiser.

This beer pours a dark golden or amber color. It has a very faint smell. Sweet carmel malts come through as the dominant flavor. Finishes with only a mild bitterness.

It is fairly easy to drink. I think this beer would go great with a steak or burger.

It is a nice beer, nothing that will blow you away, but it is enjoyable. And better than Budweiser or Bud Light.

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Photo of DM1293
3.55/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Nice clean coppery orange, no head.

Smell is budweiser, albeit cleaner and more...maltier?

Taste is perplexing to me. I get...malt and maybe its woody body, but...finishes surprisingly clean. Aftertaste is bit of budweiser, but not imposing.

I would expect the maltier brew to be my favorite of these "Project 12" beers, but the Pilsner has better mid-ground flavor. Its not bad at all though, and it makes me wonder if Budweiser will keep these recipes around for a re-release for seasonals. I can see this being decent as a fall/winter beer.

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Batch No. 91406 (Los Angeles, CA) from Anheuser-Busch
74 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.
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