degbert (1660) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a dark amber-gold with a cream head -- actually really, really attractive. Nose is mercifully free of the worst of the macrobrew palette; there’s a little aluminum and a little corn, but not much. Robust flavor, with prickly carbonation and definite toffee and other rich notes. This is a decent beer, and I think it’ll give some macro/micros a run for their money. I’d drink it on a semi-regular basis.
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - JAN 11, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
(bottle - STLCOB tasting) amber with malt aroma. Some caramel malt flavor. Decent enough
cheap (5251) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2013 Ha ha, whoever said this was a dark lager is pretty funny. This is simply a pale lager that is a little darker yellow, no big dark lager thing happening here. Yes it does have a beauty of a pour from a twist off bottle; all creamy foamy and stuff. Smells like good lager beer that comes right out of the tap. Nice lacing and there is a tad of creamyness in the co2, what little there is. Goes down fairly smooth, no ill ale things in this stuff. Refined, hides its 6% rather well. Fine, reserved and gentlemanlike. Easy to enjoy for a lager lover. Overall impression is not bad!
Drake (11565) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 9, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle from a Kroger. Pours a clear amber color with a thin fizzy slightly off-white head. Poor head retention. Aroma of mild herbal hops, pale toasted malts, some graininess. The taste is grainy malts, banana, herbal hops, faint toast. Medium bodied. A little different for Bud, a little on the weird side.
Earlier Rating: 11/25/2012 Total Score: 2.4
12 ounce bottle from Total Wine West Richmond, VA. Pours a clear copper color with a medium sized foamy white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of...well... not much.. Faint grainy malts, very faint caramel. The taste is caramel, grainy malts, mild hop finish. Medium bodied. Thankfully it tastes better than it smells.
seymour (1849) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - JAN 9, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tasted from brown bottle into a Willybecher glass. It poured a light amber color, a deeper hue than regular Budweiser but definitely not "Dark Lager", with fluffy white foam, long-lasting with a surprising amount of lace. Think regular mass-produced adjunct light lager plus some caramelly, fruity nuances and slightly elevated hop aromas. It was the most drinkable and harmonious of the three I’ve tasted, but still not a great beer overall. Seemed like a really watered-down Oktoberfest. I also reluctantly admit it did not turn revolting after warming for a few minutes in the glass, as with most Budweiser products.
boydmarq (55) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - JAN 8, 2013
1.2 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
Why do they even bother? Another crap beer from Budweiser - tasteless and completely lacking in any notable characteristic.
Capa (2616) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - JAN 7, 2013
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Just a bit of orange in the color and a small head. Lightly sweet aroma of malt and fruit. Thin, smooth body. Flavor is light but its lightly sweet malts, a bit of fruit and little else. Dull but I can't say it's bad. Just very, very dull.
Maltser85 (358) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - JAN 6, 2013
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
The beer pours a nice amber color. Lots of carbonation streaming up from the bottom of the glass. Nice eggshell colored head that dissipates quickly. The nose is reminiscent of caramel, wet cardboard, a slight biscuit note and the classic banana esther that comes from the Budweiser lager yeast. Taste is mostly the same. It is basically a Budweiser with a bit more caramel flavor.
Onslow (1378) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JAN 5, 2013
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pour from a 12 oz bottle. Pale amber brew with white head. Slight aroma of sweeter malt and faint hops. Taste is like Budweiser but with a little nutty sweetness. Very little. Clean and inoffensive. This beer is van nuys... er, very nice...
Insane0420 (8) - - JAN 2, 2013 does not count
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 7/20
Nice smooth beer with hardly any after taste easy on the palette and great 6.0% with acknowledge/vol levels if it had a name may drink more of it