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RATINGS: 810   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.68   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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Carefully brewed with barley from America’s heartland and cascade hops from the pacific northwest, this rich, amber colored ale has robust flavor and a distinctive hoppy finish.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
WISEGUY572 (1373) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2011
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.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jmagnus87 (2427) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2011
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.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BVery (6081) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 19, 2011
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.

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vgw080020 (4) - Texas, USA - OCT 15, 2011 does not count
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!

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 11, 2011
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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
seymour (1410) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - OCT 4, 2011
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.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - SEP 25, 2011
Amber, good head. Not bad considering its heritage. Some detectable toasty malt flavor with a decent hop bitterness.

0.8
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
Syzzer (590) - Oregon, USA - AUG 12, 2011
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.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewBoxer (1965) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 7, 2011
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

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
beastdog75 (362) - Brick, New Jersey, USA - AUG 1, 2011
Pretty decent offering by AB. Not really complex by any means, but nice sweet malty profile with a pronounced fruity flavor. Easy to drink.


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