joshj2176 (103) - California, USA - MAR 9, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Reddish copper color with hues of orange. The nose is low on power...mostly toasted malt. The taste follows the nose...it’s toasty and bready for the most part. Thin mouthfeel.
UDBeernut (2315) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - FEB 29, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had on tap, poured into pint glass
a: clear amber color with a foamy 1/2" head that reduces quicly. Light carbonation
s: not too much aroma, what is there is malt
t: sweet malts, balanced with slight earthy hops. I would have liked a little more hop bitterness, but not bad that most of the masses should like
Brandon1989 (444) - Euless, Texas, USA - FEB 18, 2012
2.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
poured from a bottle. the appearance is a light red amber and the head surprisingly stuck around. the smell is hoppy and the taste is very bad. tastes very bitter with a tiny bitterness and yeast. overall it’s a very bad beer that i would not recommend.
edgallow (3077) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 12, 2012
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2012 12 oz bottle pours a dark copper color with small white head. Aroma of sweet grain, malt and a of citrus. Taste is of sweet malts, bready, slight kick of hops on the back end.
WISEGUY572 (1377) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nose of sweet malts and caramel, not much else. Amber with a lighter amber / golden / light copper head. Taste of sweet malts and, yes, citrus hops. Real hops in a Bud. Thin in the mouth. Finish is actually bitter. Not great, not even very good, but certainly not bad.
jmagnus87 (2912) - 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 (8686) - Plymouth, 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 (1750) - 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.