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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)
BEER INFO

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

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
Reviews:
60
Ratings:
142
Avg:
2.93
pDev:
33.79%
 
 
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Reviews: 60 | Ratings: 142
Photo of jwc215
3.12/5  rDev +6.5%
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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Photo of barczar
3/5  rDev +2.4%
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 garymuchow
3.46/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into pils glass.
At first the aroma was a standard Am. lager yeast with a bit of sourness, then it moved to more like a German pils with a soft fragrance of the hops and a slight sweet water quality.
Attractive. Brilliantly clear. A darker gold. Nice slighly off-white head.
Flavor is closer to a German pils than a Am. Standard lager. Nice hop flavors. Sweet malt character with a little bit of caramel. Mild bitterness. Drying on the finish.
Lighter body, but within reason. Prickly and ample carbonation. Enough alcohol for a little warmth to show up once consumed.
This isn't half bad. If priced like the regular bud this could make a nice summertime drink.

Thanks Spunky.

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Photo of SometimesIfart
1.95/5  rDev -33.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

A - Pours light yellow with a one finger head. No lacing.

S - Corn adjunct, slight maltiness.

T - Corn adjunct, slight malt, slight rice.

M - Medium bodied with heavy carbonation.

O - Overall, all of these project 12 beers were garbage. Oh well, no surprise.

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Photo of Spikester
2.55/5  rDev -13%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Deep clear golden color with a very modest white head. No lacings.
Smell is green apple, some floral aspect.
Taste is sweet puckering apple juicey with a mild euro hop back. The Malt Liquorish too sweet too boozy is not what I expect from a Pils. Not a bad beer but just too sweet for me.
Mouthfeel was pretty good for the style.
Overall an interesting venture from A-B. I think they chickened out on the hops and added some sweetening of some sort. A Malt Liquor Pils for sure.

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Photo of mrfrancis
2.71/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours a clear straw yellow with a compact white head.

S: Aromas of straw, biscuit, crackers, lemon, and grass are present on the nose.

T: Lacking in complexity, much like the nose. Notes of minerals, lime, lemon, straw, grass, biscuits, and crackers are fleeting. The finish is short and crisp with slight citrus and grass notes apparent.

M: Light-to-medium in body, dryish, and fairly crisp. Carbonation is adequate, but is a little underpowered for the style.

O: Not bad, but not great. It is what it is. I doubt I would seek this one out again.

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Photo of Tone
3.08/5  rDev +5.1%
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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Photo of CraftBeerTastic
1.56/5  rDev -46.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Ba Review #245
Served On: 12/12/2012
Glassware: Rolling Rock Flute Glass
Labeled ABV: 6.0%
Date/ Code: 12274WA68 (???)

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

Look: Poured a crystal clear golden color. Carbonation bubbles stuck to the glass like soda. Some thin patches of lacing here and there. Head was a thin white fizzy coating of bubbles.

Smell: Sweet nose with a wet grass character. Some wet hay notes present. Also some grainy corn. Not that great.

Taste: First up was semi- sweet corn. Then a metallic taste. The finish was clean like water. Some dextrose sweetness did return in the finish.

Not a very good Pilsner in my opinion. I just love how AB-Inbev talks up their beers by naming some popular hops and malts - so I try the stuff and it's a complete disappointment. Textbook case of false advertising.

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Photo of Minkybut
3.33/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I poured this beer into my tumbler at 45 degrees. Leary after the last batch # I tried. The poured a little prettier with a nice golden color and fine bubbly head. The smell was a little hoppy but taste was not. Slight bitter finish not too bad decent lacing as well. All in all a pretty good refreshing beer. I would buy again.

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Photo of Damian74Shensky
3.5/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a clear golden color with a white head

S - pale grainy malt

T - bit of sweetness up front that slides into a grainy finish.

M - medium body with higher carbonation to it.

O - Not a great beer but better then bud. Worth trying especially if pils are your type.

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Photo of ThomasMetal75
3.6/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Amber, with very small head. It petty much fizzed away.

S- Toasted notes. Small hints of toffee. Nice change for a Budweiser.

T- Toasted barley, with some kind of caramel or toffee undertone. Has a lingering finish, but is not bitter.

M- EASY DRINKING. It's a light to medium bodied beer.

Overall an easy drinking lager with a solid flavor. Not anything I'd hesitate to drink again!

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Photo of acevenom
3.75/5  rDev +28%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass. Pours golden with a finger-length white head and lots of visible tiny bubbles. There is some lacing left in the glass during consumption. There are aromas of sweet malt and cracker with some grassy hops. There are sweet, bready malts with the grassy hop notes to balance them out. What I found in the nose is what you get in the glass, but I also detect a little citrus. The body is light to medium with medium carbonation. The finish is crisp and clean. The drinkability is high. This is a very good beer.

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Photo of Brad007
3.2/5  rDev +9.2%
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 Megahertz
3.48/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz into a Pilsner flute.

A - Brilliantly clear deep gold with bubbly white head. Beautiful, but would like a more pillowy, long lasting head.

S - Distinct tea-like german hop aroma along with a bready sweetness.

T - Malty sweet, almost doughy, with a german hop flavor in the background. No discernable bitterness.

M - Very light body with high carbonation. Dry finish.

O - A very nice American lager. Give me a 12 pack, a nice day, a river and a canoe; good times will be had. We should've stuck with what they were making in 1898.

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Photo of BucannonXC5
2.9/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12-oz. bottle into a pint glass at my house on Dec. 4, 2012 (purchased the 12-pack for $12.99 at the 7/11 near Allied Gardens (San Diego) on Dec. 4, 2012. Honey golden (but almost amber) with about one finger of bubbly white head that dissipated at an above average rate. Hardly any retention.

Smelled sharp whiff of alcohol up front, giving way to pilsner malts. Got honey, corn, hay and even a bit of caramel.

Tasted a little more bland and watered down than I anticipated after the smell. Got light honey malts and that’s about it. Some light corn and grass.

Light body. Thin texture. Average-to-above average carbonation. Abrupt watery finish.

Started out so well, but fizzled once it hit my lips. That being said, it was better than a Bud Light of a Budweiser. Nice change of pace.

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Photo of armock
3.08/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottle from Sheetz in Altoona, PA.

A - Pours a clear golden color with a white head that leaves lacing behind.

S - Is of pale grainy malt with some sweetness.

T - Follows the nose with a good bit of sweetness up front that slides into a grainy finish.

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

O - Not a great beer but a long ways a way from being a bad beer. To me the style doesn't leave much room to do big things with. This beer has a pretty good taste that's easy to drink so I can't really knock it. Worth a try if you like Pils.

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Photo of brewskifan55
3/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a snifter

A: Light orange/amber. Light head with bubbles. Thick lacing.

S: Cherries, wheat

T: Sweet, a good blend of wheat and citrus. Light yeast. Pretty flavorful.

M: Light, medium carbonation.

O: A decent pilsner. I'm surprised. Could be a session beer.

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Photo of budgood1
2.58/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

pours out a slightly chill hazed gold colour with a thin collar of foam reducing quickly to some sparse lace. green apple aroma, some adjunct and pale maltiness in the nose. the flavour profile is on the sweet side, almost malt liquor/adjunct like with the green apple and pear notes giving slowly to some soft maltiness and a tongue kiss of balancing hop bitterness. to me this isn't so much a true pilsner, rather an adjunct american lager with more sweetness and bigger hop profile. the mouthfeel is rather smooth and a touch cloying with a saving grace back end bitterness/crispness. full bodied for the style. drinkability is ok...just ok at best.

overall, i was hoping this would be a true to style european inspired pils. instead i'm wondering with all the adjunct flavours abounding if this isn't more of a pre-prohibition lager type of concoction. regardless, scoring this as a german pilsner...it's disappointing.

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Photo of Cavanaghty
3.08/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Clear gold color wioth a thick white head.

Smell: Very mild smells, some faint sugars and malts.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth, light bodied. Some light hops for taste, not much else.

Overall: OK beer, not bad, but not really good either.

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Photo of plaid75
2.44/5  rDev -16.7%
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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Photo of ZAP
3.03/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A-Light golden color...some mild white lacing

S-Not much really...disappointed...really soft...

T-Sweetish...definitely has a Budweiser taste to it from the yeast....sweetish in a different way than malty sweet....more sugary sweet...has a little of the fruity apple flavor that Bud has...really not much of a hop impression..lightly floral..

M-Feels too sticky and sweet for the style...not close to a true Pilsner...not crisp...no hop impression..

O-From what I wrote it would seem I find this horrendous but I don't. It's drinkable in a way that Mich Golden is drinkable....this is better but similar in the sweetness...really not much interesting to this but I'd call it a small step up from Bud or Mich Golden..I scored it at a Pilsner...as an adjunct macro lager bump scores up .5 or so for taste and overall.

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Photo of mynie
3.53/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From what I gather from the bottle description--granted, I made a point not to read all of it--this is something like a pre-prohibition lager? Unless when they refer to "turn of the century," they mean between the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. T-that's just the kind of trickery those Anheuser bastards would deploy.

Pours--as the creative name promises--a deep gold. Smells of flowers and fruit.

Tastes of flowers and fruit. Quite solid for an adjunct pils. Unlike, say, regular Bud, this plays up to the rich sweetness of the A-B yeast. The hops are there more in affect than delineable presence, as they do a good job of cutting in to the malt sweetness even though I really don't actively notice their presence.

A completely decent beer.

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Photo of puboflyons
3.41/5  rDev +16.4%
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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Photo of TMoney2591
3.02/5  rDev +3.1%
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 -2.4%
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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