ContemplateBeer (1621) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 9, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Aroma: A little skunky (this stuff sits around long enough to get skunked?) with some toast and a bit of caramel. Appearance: Dark brown with a thin bone coloured head. Flavor: Mostly toast up front and throughout, but very lightly so; there’s a rather unpleasant sweet tang toward the finish- like watered down caramel. Palate: Medium body, sticky texture, soft carbonation, abrupt finish. Overall: I didn’t want to dislike this so much, as I think people bash these InBev products without a second thought, but this was truly a low-rent gloss of a Dunkel, and not worthy of the name.
damzz (298) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 7, 2013
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours a dark translucent brown with a white head. Nose is nondescript. Palate is slight roasted barley. There is no "slightly sweet aftertaste" as the propaganda states. Once again, this rendition of a good German beer is bastardized by brewing it in he USA. Hey, A-B/InBev, you cannot trade on reputation for long when the quality is gone.
ajtrupp (296) - Keenesburg, Colorado, USA - SEP 1, 2013
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
There's a tad bit if complexity of this that I like, but maybe that's just compared to all the other Budweiser products I've had.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
williamstome (1075) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 24, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Dark brown pour, big foamy head. Vaguely malty aroma: nice roastiness but a whole lotta adjunct. Flavor is very watery but has light roasty notes. Not offensive but just not very good.
jhgrantjr (423) - Tennessee, USA - JUL 26, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Taste has significantly fallen since InBev took control of this one. At one point it had a decent aroma and taste, but now it is just bland. Not worth drinking. Rating 5 years ago would have been significantly higher.
Chudwick (2278) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - JUL 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle - pours amber with offwhite head and decent lacing for a frosted pint glass. Nose is bready caramel. Flavor adds toast. Mildly sweet. Way too cold.
Hopnose46 (6) - Holmes Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 10, 2013 does not count
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
I had this beer about 15 months’ ago. It was outstanding! Great aroma, superb taste - truly a fine German beer.
So, a month or so after, I bought a case. Terrible decision. It was not good at all. Found out that the good tasting beer was the last before Imbev got a hold of it. What a shame. Looks to be another Lowenbrau story in the Budweiser mold.
queenholly (3066) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - JUN 9, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Green bottle..... surprisingly not skunked. Toasty sweet tea-like malt aroma. Chestnut with a large creamy beige head. Slightly sweet, toasty malt flavor. Light body, moderate carbonation.
Patrickctenchi (4394) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAY 22, 2013
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours dark brown, but nearly clear....short tan head.
Aroma is slightly skunked, roast malt.
Caramel malt, roast flavor...a little chocolate.
Maybe decent if fresh.
georgekillian (344) - Alabama, USA - APR 26, 2013
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nothing really to write home about this beer it is not my favorite dark beer and I wouldn’t really recommend it. it does have the typical lager taste though