Budweiser American Ale

Style and Glass: Amber Ale; shaker
ABV, Volume & Calories: 5.3% in 12 fl oz. estimated at 150 C
Purchased at: Super Saver Pennington, NJ for $1.08

Aroma: quiet, faint, caramel. 5 out of 10.

Visuals: well designed label, beautiful, copper, brilliant, little head, some lace. 4 out of 5.

Taste: weak, some malt, little hops, low strength, low craft. 3 out of 10.

Palate: lower quality, smooth texture, quick finish. 2 out of 5.

Overall: About what you’d expect, but not nearly as bad as American Lager. Will likely repeat, as it is quite affordable and not bad at all, not a favorite, high value, low craft. 13 out of 20.

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I bet if this one were snuck into a blind taste test of “microbrewery” beers, the reviews of it would be much different and much better. People just hate Bud too much, just like Microsoft. No way anyone could recognize this as a Bud in any taste test, and I doubt very seriously that “weak” would be used to describe it outside its characterization as a Bud product. This is a pretty good beer, and people should just get off their high horses and stop being beer snobs, at least long enough to review it fairly and impartially. If your buddy made this beer (and it tastes like a good homebrew actually), you’d be patting him on the back and asking when you could come over and have some more. It’s not a hopped out American Pale Ale, but it’s not trying to be. It runs well among my quaffable list of balanced malty drinks, including Fat Tire, which is well respected and much harder to find in most parts. Give Bud some credit here!

Comment by Butch

@Butch, I’m happy that ABIB is trying to do something here. I’m really just a fan of higher ABV and extreme beers, so this review is more about my preference than about Bud’s accomplishment here. Bud set out to make a good, affordable ale, and it appears to have done so. That said, I will not likely have it unless A) I’m trying to save money or B) there’s nothing better around. I agree in general with your point of view, I just don’t care for lighter ales.

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