MikeJslc (778) - USA - NOV 13, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Medium brown, clear, beige head. Aroma of pilsner malt, tiny hint of cocoa. Flavor: grainy pilsner malt with a corn-like quality followed by a grainy/biscuity dryness, touch of baker’s chocolate, a little metallic hint in there. I recall having better bottles than this particular one, it might be a little old.
Beerman6686 (6185) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2013
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Wow this stuff is bad. Poured a lighter brown with a beige head. Aroma was just straigh skunk and nothing else. Flavor was skunk and mild toast/roast. Not surprised though.
j12601 (9549) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Oktoberfest. Pours a deep clear dark brown to black with a thin to medium sized white head. Roast and a little bit of cocoa on the nose. Medium-bodied a little bit of chocolate touch of malt and caramel. Cocoa chocolate a touch of coffee into a bit of bitterness and grain on the finish.
Dacrza (819) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - OCT 25, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
DATE TASTED: October 12, 2013 ... GLASSWARE: Warsteiner pokal... OCCASION: celebrating PSU’s unBILLeivable comeback against Michigan--and my son’s fifth birthday... APPEARANCE: "dark" velvet black as night body with a brownish roadside snake-colored head; lacing is nonexistent, with a random streak or spot... AROMA: classic Beck’s ping/tang hops with a doughy funky roundness; a "dirtier" version of the pilsner...PALATE: slick and oily; lightly bodied with subtle activity at the teeth...TASTE: bready, doughy and slightly malty; light hops do not really add balance or memorability...OVERALL: on the plus side, sessionable and autumnal; on the negative, almost indistinguishable from the Oktoberfest, save the presence of extra doughy malts...
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - OCT 15, 2013
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: APR 10, 2014 Bottle: Mahogany brown with a slight ruby tint; good clarity given the dark hue. Creamy, light-tan head leaves decent lacing during its decent. Aroma is weak, astringent metallic notes, toasted caramel malt, light florals, and not much else. Taste is metallic at first as well but mellows with time. Toasted malt & grains with light caramel and toffee... very light. Some back end floral bitterness, musty. Sharp and nearly astringent. Some finishing lager yeast. A pretty poor take on the style, really.
ContemplateBeer (1973) - 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 (445) - 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 (335) - Broomfield, 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 (1708) - 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 (464) - 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.