Batch No. 23185 (Williamsburg, VA) | Anheuser-Busch

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Batch No. 23185 (Williamsburg, VA)Batch No. 23185 (Williamsburg, VA)

Brewed by:
Missouri, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

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.

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3.24/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Shaker pint glass.

APPEARANCE: pours an orange/yellow color with less than one finger off-white head that dissipated quickly leaving a ring of bubbles around the glass, lighter carbonation and almost no lacing present on the glass.

SMELL: bread, vanilla, sweet malt, subtle and not overpowering.

TASTE: initially sweet caramel malt, then subtle vanilla and bread, this beer has a mild hop profile and is very malt forward.

PALATE: creamy, lightly carbonated with lighter body, finishes clean.

OVERALL: this is something different for Anheuser-Busch, this beer was my third favorite of the Brewmaster's Project Twelve Second edition. This is not my favorite style of beer so would not seek out again but not a bad beer for the style. Glad to see this brewer trying new things.

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2.5/5  rDev -17.8%

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3/5  rDev -1.3%

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3/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +15.1%

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2/5  rDev -34.2%

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1.75/5  rDev -42.4%

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3/5  rDev -1.3%

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2.25/5  rDev -26%

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2.75/5  rDev -9.5%

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3/5  rDev -1.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -9.5%

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4/5  rDev +31.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -9.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -17.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of brewdlyhooked13
2.85/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Appearance - thin head, orangey/amber pour.

Aroma - has a doughy breadiness, perhaps denoting a higher grain bill? After a moment of set up, some vanilla notes come out - light, extract/artificial in nature or at the least very diluted. Still, I like vanilla, so it is a pleasant smell to me.

Taste - I'm thinking back to Michelob's winter bourbon cask ale I had years ago, and wondering if they just recycled the recipe using a lager yeast and renamed it. Maybe. This has a light vanilla sweetness, perhaps some bourbon/oak character, it is hard to tell. A bit of nuttiness as it warms. It does have a glimmer of hope with some different flavors, but not enough of any one worth going into detail over.

Mouthfeel - proper lager body and carbonation.

Overall - so many tastier options, why mess around with this? Well, maybe if you find some on the 50ยข shelf...

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3/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +23.4%

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3.25/5  rDev +6.9%

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3.25/5  rDev +6.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +15.1%

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3/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +23.4%

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1.5/5  rDev -50.7%

Batch No. 23185 (Williamsburg, VA) from Anheuser-Busch
3.04 out of 5 based on 203 ratings.
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