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RATINGS: 806   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.68   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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Carefully brewed with barley from Americaís heartland and cascade hops from the pacific northwest, this rich, amber colored ale has robust flavor and a distinctive hoppy finish.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - SEP 21, 2009
the biggest hurdle i have to surmount in order to seriously consider this beer is something right there on the label: the word "budweiser". like a brown spot on a sexy bra, the name alone is a blemish that nearly kills the mood. this is a mega-corporation of the worst kind: they donít have "breweries"-- they have sprawling assembly plants which can be seen from outer space; they have legions of workers who in their lifetimes will never see a hop; they make beer with the same passion that exxon mobil makes industrial lubricants-- if you can even call the carbonated grain-tea they synthysize from wino-backwash and feedlot silo spillage "beer". in the sometimes sordid history of post- prohibition american beer, they have ever been the bloated and voracious corporate nestling that will eat itís sibling rivals alive-- and always emerge stronger and more ghoulish. their trade is not in the art of brewing, not in the balancing of flavors nor the coaxing of subtlties from steaming malt kilns, and certainly not the selection of choice hops. nay, they practice to perfection the black art of beguiling the masses, cornering the markets, and lobbying the regulatory boards that favor their ascension into monopoly. so insidious are they that they continue to design and sell beverages with less flavor while somehow convincing vast witless legions that giving you LESS for your money is actually better. at the great busch complex in st. louis, hidden somewhere behind the golden spires and gallantly high- stepping clydesdales, there is an dank, effluvial weed lot where languish the unmarked graves of apprentice brewers who dared to say "but our beer, sucks! why canít we make something good?!?" yes, thatís the baggage i bring to this particular rating: in spite of my modest investment, i am almost hoping that it is as offensive as iím prepared to suppose-- just to keep my head from exploding. yet in fact it is not terrible, but only a dull undistinguished little amber ale of which there are already countless incarnations being made by other brewers with the same numbing efficiency. someplace underground there must be an ocean of this biere ordinaire, it is so predictably available on taps across the american pub scene. that continental sub-terrainian reservoir is being drawn upward simultaneously by a million watering-hole well sites from bangor to san bernadino --and many tasters above ground are getting their first quaff of a brew that is--for them-- wildly bolder in body than a budweiser. call it a brown ale, an amber, a red, who cares? typical of these ubiquitous entry-level ales, you could probably fake a better beer by fermenting a hoagy bun with ginger ale and a squeeze of lemon. but this gentle guppy, the presumptuously named "american ale" is predictably amber, with sterilized clarity and a decent head. the scent speaks of slightly woody, honey-ish and vanilla malts. the carbonation was slightly pushy, as if trying to open a swath in the crowd for the coming of someone important. then appears on the palate this fairly inoffensive though nondescript watery, honeydew sweet, malt-balanced ale. wow wee. thereís an open gravesite in that AB weedlot, and an apprentice brewer has survived to perhaps brew again another day. watch your back dude.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Imaena (1703) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Draught. This has a hint of malt and a bit more body than I expected. Boring but passable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
DedicatedToFun (2002) - Santa Monica, California, USA - SEP 15, 2013
A truly American beer, cold and refreshing with a great name and thatís about all it is

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rumproasts (2596) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 14, 2013
bottle. Golden with small head. Certainly better than a standard Budweiser. Thereís actually some flavor - light malt and a touch of hops, but still quite boring.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 5/20
SewerJosh (1) - Crosby, Texas, USA - AUG 13, 2013 does not count
Good moderate beer for a reasonable price. Average ale taste but no real thick head or aroma, on average, a decent beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Boomersmancave1 (15) - Indiana, USA - JUN 19, 2013
If your new to beer, this is what I call OK at best. It has a decent hoppy finish, but other than that is just that, OK. Itís a make do at a cookout, or a bar that mostly serves pabst, and natural light.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Ret12 (447) - Maryland, USA - MAY 17, 2013
Well this is at least a little bit better than budweiser. Not to much malt profile and a mild hop finish.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
Ed5388 (1740) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 13, 2013
Tastes like a maltier version of the original Budweiser. In other words tastes like garbage water with extra malt!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - JAN 8, 2013
amber color, aroma and flavors of stale grains, adjudications, and slight caramel, more drinkable than any other AB beer, but thats not saying much

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
ads135 (2579) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - DEC 16, 2012
Stale corn and cardboard. Bought it when it came out with pretty low expectations and this still managed to underwhelm.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
bpar73 (347) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - OCT 27, 2012
An amber beer with a light head, much better than most of the other beers at A-B. A taste of malts with a bit of toffee. Not on par with craft ambers, but ok.

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