jcweaver (740) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 11, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours amber with a medium beige head. Aroma of sweet malts/caramel with a hint of citrus. Slightly watery and sweet with flavors of malt, caramel, cardboard and roasted nuts. Maybe a hint of hops with a slightly bitter finish.
seymour (1257) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - OCT 4, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted from bottle in nucleated pint glass. Pours a nice, clear reddish-amber color with thick persistent beige foam. Noticeable hops aroma (almost certainly Cascades judging by grapefruit-aroma,) which is a brand new experience with a Budweiser product. Medium-body mouthfeel from seemingly complex grainbill. Malty-sweet with notes of bread, caramel, fruit. Sufficiently balanced by hop bitterness and hints of roasted grain. This is clearly an Anheuser Busch marketing strategy to compete with the surging popularity of microbrewed American Pale Ales, but Iíve got to admit they got closer to the target than I expected. It still bears some of the sharp, harsh, metallic, excessively carbonated traits that mar all their products, but no nasty adjunct off-tastes. It is surprisingly drinkable. I sometimes bite when it goes on sale under $6/six-pack. If nothing else, these are nice, thick pop-top bottles to reuse for homebrew.
taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - SEP 25, 2011
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Amber, good head. Not bad considering its heritage. Some detectable toasty malt flavor with a decent hop bitterness.
Syzzer (552) - Oregon, USA - AUG 12, 2011
0.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
A rip off of craft brews, trying to cash in on "amber"s. It does taste a bit better than reg bud tho. King of macros by volume but definitely not taste.
BrewBoxer (1543) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 7, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Not bad for AB. Deep amber brown color. Head lasts> smells of fruit, amber nuts and hay. Taste is slightly hoppy with a dry backbone. Not bad
beastdog75 (362) - Brick, New Jersey, USA - AUG 1, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pretty decent offering by AB. Not really complex by any means, but nice sweet malty profile with a pronounced fruity flavor. Easy to drink.
dbarnold (1106) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - JUL 23, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I like an amber ale, and this isnít bad. Could have more of the flavors...hops, roasted malt, so itís a little lighter than I want, but not bad. Finishes nicely.
tennessejed420 (927) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 20, 2011
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
bottle. Pours a clear, filtered, pasteurized amber color with small grey head. Aroma of water, cracker, hay, light caramel. Medium bodied, somewhat decent body actually. Flavor is very light caramel, hay, watery. This is what happens when budweiser gets bought by a foreign company that is not overly proud to produce a halfway decent beer, but they are sleazy enough to just copy fat tire as they see the enormous success its having with the new craft beer market.
onceblind (3190) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 15, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear, and brilliantly copper as a well worn penny, with a decent white head that lasts a while. Nothing much on aroma, just some plain light biscuit malt and a light touch of toffee. Taste was pretty average too, with notes of biscuit and pale malt on the start, with just a kiss of floral hops at the finish that lingers longer than I thought AB would allow. Itís an average amber, but for the brand it comes from, itís outstanding. I bet the board of directors hate it.
rougeau13 (1766) - Texas, USA - JUN 23, 2011
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
This could be Budweiserís best beer by far, at least from the ones they put their own name on. Doesnít leave quite the awful taste in your mouth like Bud and Bud Light, though you can tell the usual corners have been cut. Not all bad, but far from impressive.