jmagnus87 (2330) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle from Pick’s poured into a shaker. Pours a somewhat cloudy amber with a half finger of off-white head. Very light aroma of caramel. Taste is about the same. Lightly bitter with a very light caramel taste. Light bodied with a thin texture. Fizzy carbonation and not much of a finish. Overall, not very good. I would drink this over light beer any day but not something I would seek out.
BVery (5926) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 19, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2013 Bottle. Clear amber pour with a foamy off-white head that fades to a ring. Aroma is caramel malt with a touch of hop. Medium palate, not overly carbonated. Taste is caramel malt, a little bit watery, and just a touch of metallic tinge at the end. Not too bad.
vgw080020 (4) - Texas, USA - OCT 15, 2011 does not count
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
After some skepticism due to the fact that I hate all things Budweiser (except for their commercials), I was actually impressed. It’s nothing like their other products; it actually has that after-taste that beer is supposed to have, instead of tasting like piss-water. Thumbs up!
jcweaver (768) - 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 (1384) - 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 I’ve 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 (580) - 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 (1871) - 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 (1126) - 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 isn’t bad. Could have more of the flavors...hops, roasted malt, so it’s a little lighter than I want, but not bad. Finishes nicely.