Rynoplasty (700) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 1, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber with a decent sized tan head. Aroma is of caramel malt and hops. Taste is also nicely balanced between malt and hops. AB actually did pretty good on this one. It even really does have a slightly bitter finish. Should be rated higher, even though it is from AB and they suck, you can’t hate the beer.
HarmonKill-a-Brew (407) - Wilmar, Arkansas, USA - OCT 12, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very good attempt by Anheuser-Busch at making craft beer. Nice amber color. Had what I look for in beer... good balance of malts and hops. This wasn’t like many of the other offerings from "the big three", this actually tasted like real beer. I don’t mean to come across as rude because I do realize that everyone’s taste is a little different, but come on... as soon as the ads for this beer came out, some of you were probably ready to come on here and give it a 0.5 because it is put out by a large American brewery. If you truly think its crap, fine, but some of you need to rate the beer itself rather than the brewery.
gerzm22 (107) - , Florida, USA - DEC 13, 2008
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I really enjoyed this amber ale it had a hop fininsh and a great aroma, plus it looks really cool in a pint glass
bvbellomo (3) - , Ohio, USA - JAN 4, 2009 does not count
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tried this out of curiosity, and was very impressed for a mass-produced American. Extremely clean, clear, no flaws, good looking, targeted to mass-appeal - all the strengths of large American industrial brews, but with a good malt taste and tiny bit of "ale" yeast character. I am don’t get the "distinctive hoppy finish" but overall this is good beer. If this were at the same price as other Bud products, this would easily become my choice for drinking ’everyday’ or saving money. At just over $1 per bottle, it is just too closely priced to more distinctive choices to be something I fill my fridge with.
themightyomega (92) - New York, USA - JAN 4, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mostly hops on the nose, with a light soda-esque hint.
Pours a lovely reddish color, looks a right proper beer with a nice off white head.
The hops is up front, fading away into bready and malt notes after.
Not enormously complex, but pleasant to drink and available easily and cheaply.
beercamel (84) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 15, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a pretty good ale especially for bud. Hoppy not to hoppy but good enough to satisfy the mouyh. Nice on the palate and very underreated if you ask me and if you look atbthe bud name. But a good overall brew and a satisfying beer.
LilBeerDoctor (3227) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (it was free, yay!). Pours a clear amber with a small frothy tan head that leaves nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of flowery hops and light malts. Flavor isn’t as bad as I was expecting! Light bready and caramel malts, also some toasted malts, and nice flowery hops. A light sweetness with a good malt backbone. Very drinkable! I would drink this again definitely. I’m not sure if that makes me happy or sad...but in any case, Budweiser got this one right.
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 2, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted 8/15/08. 12oz bottle. This currently holds the record for the highest % beer from my hometown boys. This is from my notes...Filtered with an amber hue. Layer of off-white head. Slight nose with touch bready malts. Light, almost medium bodied with a nice tangy flavor and a slight bitterness. Mild caramel malts with a slight hoppy finish. Touch muted, but tasty flavor. Solid effervescence with a crisp tingle. Quite substantial hop dose, for a big timer! Noticeable in the finish. Tight and citrusy when it’s straight from the fridge. As it warms, the palate rounds and rolls. Too little too late? I wonder how long this will be around. But a stand up effort from the home team!
Indulgence (141) - Ajo, Arizona, USA - SEP 13, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
djd07 (2535) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 25, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Poura s clear amber color with a small off white head. The aroma is a faint caramel and raisin malt. Decent lacing on the glass. The taste is a bready malt with a light carmel. Easy to drink with a nice dry finish, didnt taste the "hop finish" as advertised but glad to see AB finally coming around to the craft brews.