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Batch No. 63118 (Saint Louis, MO) | Anheuser-Busch

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Batch No. 63118 (Saint Louis, MO)Batch No. 63118 (Saint Louis, MO)
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2.91/5
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142 Ratings
Batch No. 63118 (Saint Louis, MO)Batch No. 63118 (Saint Louis, MO)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Anheuser-Busch
Missouri, United States
anheuser-busch.com

Style: German Pilsener

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
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
60
Ratings:
142
pDev:
22.34%
Bros Score:
3.13
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
5
Trade:
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Ratings: 142 |  Reviews: 60
Photo of acurtis
2.5/5  rDev -14.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -14.1%

Photo of zeff80
3.34/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A- Poured out a clear golden orange color with a one-finger off white head of bubbly foam. It left little to no lacing.

S - It smelled floral with some grains.

T - It tastes of sweet grains and caramel. Some floral spiciness.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A light bodied ale with a dry, clean finish.

O - This is the best of the Project 12 beers. A nice Pilsner.

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Photo of XmnwildX12
2/5  rDev -31.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of TMoney2591
3.02/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Beginning my mini-trek through the Project 12 pack with the pilsner. It pours a clear brass topped by a finger of short-lived lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises cracked wheat, light grass, and a kiss of flowers. The taste brings in more of the same, along with a twinge of mild orange zest throughout the finish. It's this strange fruitiness that keeps this pils from appearing stronger. The body is a very light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a slick feel. Overall, not a bad pils, per se, but the orange character and the slick, oily feel detract from it significantly. Honestly, this turned out better than I expected, even if it did fall a bit short for me.

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Photo of johnnnniee
2.86/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a crystal clear medium golden color with a decent sized bone white head that persists nicely leaving a fair amount of lace. The aroma is sweet and malty with light honey and grain notes to it. Hints of spicy hops barely break through the wall of malty sweetness. The flavor is sweet and malty with lots of light sugar and honey with a touch of apple and a hint of odd earthiness that seems a bit out of place. Very little hop flavor or bitterness is perceived by me. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet almost syrupy mouthfeel. I found this to be a bit to sweet and pretty boring.

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3.25/5  rDev +11.7%

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3/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev +3.1%

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3/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Tone
3.08/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a clear, gold color. 1/2 inch head of a white color. Good retention and slight lacing. Smells of hops, sweet malt, pale malt, and sugary sweetness. Fits the style of a German Pilsner. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of pale malt, sweet malt, slight hop, adjunct, and hint of alcohol. Overall, decent appearance, aroma, and blend.

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3.12/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Part of a variety 12-pack -

Pours a deep golden with a thin white head that soon collapses. Minimal lacing sticks.

The smell of noble hops greets the nose, with caramel and honey.

The taste is of sweet honey and caramel mixed with herbal bitterness that seems a bit raw. It has a mild, dryish finish.

It has an odd syrupy character to it that doesn't quite fit the light to medium body. Still, it does have a certain smoothness to it. The finish is on the abrupt side.

It has an "interesting" aroma and taste, but doesn't have the refreshing crisp character of a pils. It seems like an amateur attempt that doesn't quite miss the mark. It's not terrible, it's just not "good".

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2.44/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured a dark straw hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was decent retention and lacing.

The smell featured sweet adjunct grains with a touch of green apple.

The taste was extremely sweet with a noticeable adjunct flavor and green apple element.

The mouthfeel was full for the style.

Overall a poorly made and extremely unbalanced pils.

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3.41/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle marked 12275-WA95. Sampled on November 22, 2012.

The pour is basically a golden yellow with a white head, which unlike its two counterparts in the 12-pack, lingers on for the session.

The aroma has plenty of grainy notes and a clean, crisp but muted hop note.

The body is light and creamy.

The taste is also rather grainy with a moderately dry hop ending that lingers for a moment. It does have a pilsener feel to it but it is very much like a Budweiser with a bite. If it is based on a 19th Century recipe it makes me wonder how the original Anheuser-Busch Budweiser must have tasted then.

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2.89/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Budweiser Project 12 : Batch 63118

LOOK: Pours a deep gold with a fizzy white head that did leave alittle lace on the glass. Has the look of a pilsner beer.

SMELL: Typical macro beer scent with grains, rice and the trade mark stale bread smell of the Budweiser yeast strain. A little bit of grassy hops are there too.

TASTE: In the taste, creamy maltyness , clean grains and a small grassy hop. Yeast comes in with a light tang, and overall the flavor is not bad. Tastes somewhat close to an imported pils made by megabrewers overseas. Crisp and clean, like Bud on steroids.

FEEL: Light bodied but not really watery, has a small astringent bit to it. Finishes with a yeasty taste reminiscent of a Budweiser product.

OVERALL: This is a step up from your typical yellow fizzy beer, this beer actually has some body. Still, tastes very much like a mass produced budweiser product. The bottle claims that that Hallertau and Tettnang hops were used, and they come through decently well. This would be a perfect brew to pair with a sandwhich.

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2.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +20.3%

Photo of BlackHaddock
3.57/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle picked up in some random store in San Fransisco and brought back to the UK to review at leasure. Poured into a 'Back Forty' Beer Co straight sided glass on 3 May 2013.

Regular lager look: golden, clear and clean, white head.

The aroma was semi-sweet floral and fruity: a lot more aromatic than most pilsner/lager beers.

The taste was also semi-sweet with a fruity feel within the flavours. I like sweeter brews and this was fine for me.

If this beer had a non-Budweiser label its scores would be a lot higher: it deserves to be appreciated more.

Well done Bud: one of your best beers that I've had anyway.

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Photo of RBorsato
4.25/5  rDev +46%

Photo of mltobin
2.4/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of bluejacket74
2.69/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

12 ounce bottle, born on date of September 30, 2012 (Julian Date 12274 stamped on label). A buddy recently bought me some of the Project 12 beers since they were on sale (got the 12 pack for just $5.75), figured I might as well try it! Served in a pilsener glass, the beer pours a clear dark gold color with almost an inch white head. Head retention is OK, but there isn't much lacing. The brew smells like sweet and bready malt, along with some corn. Taste is just like the aroma. Mouthfeel/body is light, it's smooth and easy to drink with good carbonation. It's not what I'm looking for when I buy a pilsner, but it's not an awful beer either. Worth a try if you can get a single or if you can get some for free. But overall, it's my least favorite of the Project 12 beers I've tried.

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

Pours a deep gold with a half inch cream head that dissipates into a foamy top layer with rimmed lacing.

Light caramel malt, grain, nutty toasted breadcrust, form the aroma. Not getting much pilsner. Floral hops surface as the smoke in the room clears.

Flavor reveals a slightly fruity ester background, with grainy malt. There's a bit of a cracker-malt finish, but there's some sweetness, reminiscent of adjuncts.

Body is moderate, with moderate carbonation and light alcohol warmth.

Overall, an odd combination of flavors that misses the mark on a pilsner. Too many adjuncts and off flavors, impure hops to capture the goal.

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Photo of Brad007
3.2/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a nice mild golden color with a one-finger head into my glass. Looks about right for the style too.

A touch of sweet malt with some crispness as well. Mild hop presence though predictable, is still tolerable.

Not as crisp as I was hoping and a bit flat. The sweet malt does have some buttery notes but otherwise, unimpressive.

Mouthfeel is the same unfortunately. The only saving grace is that the carbonation level is decent (the beer itself is "flat") and it's inoffensive.

I haven't tried the other batches in this 12 pack but I'm keeping my mind open for them. I'm hoping that we can finally see the talent of individual A-B brewmasters.

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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.4/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a golden amber color with a tiny white head. The head fades very fast leaving almost no lacing on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is heaviest of a caramel smell with some lighter notes of toffee and bread. Mixed with these aromas are some very light notes of an almost candy nature as well as some light citrus hop smells.

Taste – The taste begins mostly bready with hints of caramel and a citrus hop. As the taste advances more hop of a grapefruit nature come to the tongue as well as some flavors of a light corny taste. In the end a mix of malt with a light sweetness of caramel and corn and a citrus bitterness sit to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer was on the very average side in terms of both its carbonation and thickness. Both are rather appropriate for the style was well as the flavor profile, keeping it drinkable and more refreshing.

Overall –For the price it is a fairly good brew. The flavor at the end is a tad off with the mix of a somewhat corn and bittered citrus taste, but overall its easy drinking and rather refreshing.

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Batch No. 63118 (Saint Louis, MO) from Anheuser-Busch
Beer rating: 2.91 out of 5 with 142 ratings
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