Norton (329) - Southside, Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 20, 2008
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
<b>Draft. </>Blatant attempt to copy Samuel Adams’ Boston Lager. Inferior in every way. Watery aftertaste. Next time somebody shows up with this at a party, slap them.
jefcon (1446) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - NOV 27, 2008
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
OK -- this beer was marketed to me, I admit it. After seeing 3,000 commercials for it, I gave it a try. Sparkling honey-gold. Caramel and toffee on the nose, alongside a muddy, musty aroma. Super-sweet malts on the tongue. Lots of carbonation and a sweet, papery finish. Unimpressive.
MONZA (18) - Kansas, USA - JAN 28, 2009
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Served in pint glass on tap. I dont know what they are proud of on this one. I dont taste any "robust flavor" and the dry-hopping is weak at best. The only thing I liked about it is the color, which is surprisingly beautiful for a macro. The mouthfeel is very thin and watery. ever so slight hop bitterness. Not very malty. For an "Amber Ale" this one will never find a home in my fridge. I would rather drink PBR
Songerfdi (2) - , Kentucky, USA - OCT 4, 2008 does not count
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Initial taste has the malt starting with a flair of hops, unfortunately, it finishes flat. If you like Budweiser amberbock or amber ultra you will most definitely like this. However, when I taste it ( and this may be a bias) I get a sense of a carefully computer caliberated beer. On paper it works, but doesn’t meet realistic expectations.
puggy211 (712) - cordova, Tennessee, USA - OCT 8, 2008
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
they can do better...and should. expecting a beer that would be a slightly more malted up bud with more sweetish malt clean and with a tight finish. and somewhere in there the hint of hop in the German style only weaker. the color to be nut brown like with a less than moderate but carbonated palate. the carbonation weak after about 2 minutes. UHHH....pour down the drain.
onecrazybreeze (21) - , Colorado, USA - NOV 20, 2008
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle. I too had hope for this beer and did not want to discount it immediately because it is made by Budweiser. Poured an translucent amber color with almost no aroma. Taste reminds me of Gak. I’d say a pretty big letdown.
drfood (26) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2009
1.2 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
draft, bar in harrisburg. Although clear and pretty in the glass with an attractive head, this beer is really disappointing. The aroma is forbidding, a little bit like a mineral-clogged pipe. There’s a sweetness on the palate and then the bad plumbing effect returns. I took a sip, then a second to make sure, tipped the barmaid and left the rest.
jcdsmack (88) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - OCT 1, 2008
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
I don’t get it. The commercial on TV says they used cascade hops. Barely if at all, they did however use some crystal malt as is evident in the color and aroma. It pours a realy nice copper color, decent off white head, looks OK. Taste like someone mixed a Budweiser with a Boston Lager and maybe a splash of SNPA. No hop character except whatever they put in regular bud. Way to thin and carbonated, I doubt this beer was even really top fermented. It’s pretty much like they took a bud and colored it to look like a pale ale, threw on a pry off cap and are hoping to sucker a few people into trying it out. I actually consider this beer to be offensive. The Michelobe craft beer efforts are at least legit. This is a bad joke!
Whiskeyjack (10) - , Massachusetts, USA - OCT 4, 2008
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Pours amber in color with a negligible head. Faint hop aroma. Unbalanced bitterness with an unpleasant sour aftertaste at the back of one’s throat. I had high hopes for this beer and what I found was a pale copy of a Sam Adams.
ILoveNewBeer (113) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - OCT 21, 2008
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Smells like every other Budweiser I’ve smelled, and it seems like it has potential.
I’m glad I bought this in a mixed sixer because I don’t think I could drink anymore than one of these beers. I don’t like this beer, flavor seems weird. I had hopes for Budweiser since they were bought out by a Belgian company. Disappointment seems to be synonymous with Budweiser.