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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 DenverLogan
2.83/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

From a bottle...poured in La Trappe small tulip glass.
Pours a straw yellow with large head.
Aroma of straw, light honey, slight fig and bandaid.
Modest carbonation and mouthfeel.
Flavors of light amber malt, watery minerals, slight corn sweetness, slight oatmeal, very light hops and soap water. While I don't drink many pilsners, I know a good bit of the style and have been drinking Pilsner Urquell since the early 1980s (not that that is a great example). Perhaps Victory Prima Pils could be said to have a touch too much hops for the style, but this brew is lacking in a bright flavor, hops in general, and even enough malts. While there's some sweetness, the brew is overall off from the style, missing the spritzy or spicy hops, missing any level of graininess, and with little malted barley. Though only a 12 ounce bottle, and while I will finish it, it's neither satisfying no to style.

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Photo of crash8per
2.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of giblet
3.09/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

poored clearish yellow. one inch head that settled quickly steady carbonation. light lacing down the glass.

this is a decent drinking beer from one of the majors. not quite as bold as i had hoped but more of what i expected. you can taste the malts and they are full. lacks a bit in the hops for me but i am a hop head and always want more.

aftertaste was of the spent malts. a little rich for the thirst quencher a bit light for the fireside.

suckem up and movem out!

giblet

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Photo of DM1293
3.72/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I like this one. I don't really like Pilsners on the whole, something about them is off-putting on the finish. Budweiser to me has a really...pronounced taste that kinda ruins the palate on the finish. This, on the other hand, has the same sort of pronounced taste...but balanced out (probably with the hop), a nice body with a crisp clean finish.

As far as this company is concerned, they should be selling this stuff instead. This beats their king.

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Photo of NeoZaZ
1.75/5  rDev -39.9%

Photo of cyclonece09
2.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a 14 oz "pint" glass. Pours a translucent yellow with a nice white head that dissipates fairly quickly, but leaves some nice lacing. Smells of light grain but nothing too strong or complex, but sweet. Tastes of sweet grain and water, not too complex, but very refreshing. Beer is carbonated nicely, but a tad too much, very light bodied, and goes down very smooth. Overall, an average beer.

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

Photo of Stoshua
3/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of portijon
1.92/5  rDev -34%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Pours like a Bud. Head like a Bud. Carbonation like a Bud. Smells like a Bud.

Tastes... like a slightly better Bud. I can see sessioning this if it came in it's own case, and you were stuck at a family get-together where the beer guy in charge ended up buying this thinking it was a great idea. I've grown up on Bud so I can tolerate it.

As the sips go on, I can get a little bit more of a legitimate Pilsner taste out of it. More sweetness and flavor. Oh well. Next.

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Photo of jkermitj
2/5  rDev -31.3%

Photo of Lemke10
3.23/5  rDev +11%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This pours a clear, light amber color with a fast diminishing head. There is a slight grain scent. The taste is crisp, clean, and refreshing. Its taste is fairly simple that leaves a slight grainy after taste with some hints of lemon zest. Just something new from Anheuser-Busch that really isn't all that new.

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Photo of bismarksays
3.25/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.29/5  rDev +47.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Budweiser Batch No. 63118 has a thick, creamy, off-white head, lot of thin lacing left on the glass, a clear, reddish-gold appearance, and a good amount of streaming bubbles in the beer. The aroma is subdued, but one can detect light, sweet grains and fruit (think of apricot). The taste is also very fruity (one wonders if fruit is not, in fact, added to the beer), with white bread crust, sweet grain, light brown sugar, and a slight hop bite at the end. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Budweiser Batch No. 63118 finishes crisp, refreshing, and not too dry. Drinkability is high with this one, and not much alcohol is detected, except in the back of the throat after a few sips. Overall, this is another interesting offering from InBev. Check it out!

RJT

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

The blandest of Project 12, but still a drinkable pilsner. The only flavor that really comes through is sweet and corn.

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Photo of Groenebeor
3/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of JohnFatAss
2.7/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

No matter how AB tries to sell this project 12, these beers are still Budweiser beers.
63118 is a heavier and more flavorful version of Bud.
Tastes like a cheap beer.
It is not foul or anything, just a poor attempt at a German Pilsner.
Unless you are a big fan of Budweiser, you will most likely be disapointed.
Not worth seeking out.

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Photo of mschofield
4.75/5  rDev +63.2%

Photo of jwc215
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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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 garymuchow
3.46/5  rDev +18.9%
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 Jerid
2.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of Wally1912
2.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of Raime
1.95/5  rDev -33%
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 Ispeakforthetrees
2.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of Spikester
2.55/5  rDev -12.4%
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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Batch No. 63118 (Saint Louis, MO) from Anheuser-Busch
Beer rating: 2.91 out of 5 with 142 ratings
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