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RATINGS: 812   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.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Collint (475) - Sylva, North Carolina, USA - SEP 14, 2008
Bottle, pours a clear amber with a decent big puffy white head. aroma is sweet malt and floral hops. Flavor is on the malty side with a nutty back taste and a light bitter hop finish. Thanks Jamie!

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - SEP 14, 2008
Shared with BeerVirgin at JPHenleys.This was given to us by the bartender to see what we thought.I must agree if you didnt know Bud made this I wouldnt have known any different.This was a solid craft beer with lots of hoppyness to it.It was an amber pour with a small white head.Nose was fruity, malty and hoppy.Finished of bitter and dry.

0.9
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 1/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - SEP 13, 2008
This beer really does bite. It’s amber with a shallow head. Aromas of skanky roasted citrus malt. Medium nectar with good carbonation. The flavor is twisted by a peach pit bittering component that combines citrus and boiled caramel. Hints of burnt coffee on the bitter finish. Just horrible.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Indulgence (141) - Ajo, Arizona, USA - SEP 13, 2008
Sample given by local distributor: I went into this with an open mind and heart, I know that AB with it’s resources could come up with something other than a Bud Light product extension... here it goes, aromas highlite the crisp hops, it really reeks of some fresh hops, the malt is kept in check but adds some sweetness to the mixture, this American Ale is beautiful in the glass, an incredible bright ruby red with a fluffy 2 finger head, lacing is spotty but it sticks, flavor is where it falls a little short, they got the look and the aromas right, but the flavor is light compared to some of the more extreme beers, hops start out then some roasted malts, but the body is too thin to add any weight to the greatness that lies within, this is the only place where it falls short, BUT overall, it’s a nice beer and would drink it again if they had it available at places.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hombrepalo (1841) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 12, 2008
12 oz bottle, first to rate it in Illinois, cool! This was just ok. Somewhat a generic, safe amber ale. You can tell this was a mass produced ale. Poured a nice amber color with some head, not as much lacing as most good amber ales. Aroma is soft, almost unnoticable. Taste is weak, where are the hops they promised? Aftertaste is weak too. Overall a drinkable beer but not something I would reccomend.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bhensonb (11389) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 11, 2008
Tap at the St. Louis brewery tour tap room. This isn’t supposed to be in distribution (according to the folks in the tap room) until 9/15? Nice amber color with a multifinger off-white head. Nice floral aroma. Medium body with mild carbonation. Flavor is spicy hop over mild caramel. Finish is nicely balanced. Proves A-B can make a tasty product. Likely the best beer they have. Course having it really fresh might have helped.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 11, 2008
Amber colored with a rather large white head. Generic malty/fruity aroma with no trace of hops. The flavor is sweet and bland with just a faint touch of hops at the finish. Extremely dull.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jb (2276) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 9, 2008
Apple/pear aroma with a super dose of right off the pot warm sweet malt!! Great nose. Classic amber color, nice lacing. Nice looking. Palate starts out sticky and malty, in the middle is effervescent with a bit of hops, then finishes dry. Very nice.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
cheap (4172) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2008
Let’s get back to the basics. Brown english looking bottle that does not have a twist off cap! Aroma is somewhat pine-apple and pine hop aroma. Uncloudy dark iced tea color with plenty of fine sparkling carbonation visible within. Thin tan head. Comes on like a good APA bordering on IPA territory. Ale? heheheh. Has a nice continuous creamy carbonation on the palate and it is welcomed. OK, so AB is now making beer, like many micro brewers, which has personality and offensiveness? Medicinal back of throat lingering finish. Would not know this is AB unless I saw the label.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerVirgin72 (880) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - SEP 5, 2008
This was a free bottle offered to Dragonstout and I as we sat at JP Henleys. The bartender wanted our "Ratebeer" oppinion. And truly, if you drank this blind not knowing it was Budweiser, you would probably be suprised. Pour was a nice light amber color. Nose was honey and citrus. Flavor was orange, malty sweetness and very detectable hops. Leaving for a bitter finish. I will be very interested to see how the masses accept this beer, one of the hoppier ones produced, in my oppinion, by this brewer.


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