BlackDonald (1126) - Gulf Shores, Alabama, USA - AUG 7, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Actually not a bad little beer considering. The brewmaster must have been given one day where they could create something that doesn’t absolutely suck. Caramel coloring with a small off white head. Burnt brown sugar and maple, with some sweet toffee notes. Smooth and creamy on the palate, but as usual the finish drop right off the palate in the finish.
twindadplus2 (627) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 29, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark chestnut brown color with a tight, light brown head that faded quickly. Very smotth, creamy palate with light carbonation. Not bad by any stretch but it was very sweet and could have used a little more hops to balance.
SudsMcDuff (6769) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUL 14, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bought downtown, big ole bottle all to myself ...(why did i do this) .... pours a dark brown maroon colour .. a good maltster head on the medium pour .. but the lacing i say needs more work ... there are some nice simple flavours, caramel and maple, things of that sort ... "attire optional" ... shows the alcohol near the end, but it is a pretty good offering from the bud guys... 7-14-08 ..$52 billion offer from inbev for bud today...
jjuf1853 (1269) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - JUL 10, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Vintage 2006 bottle pours a golden orange color with a decent sized beige head that fades rather quickly. Aroma of burnt sugar, dried fruit and malts with a background of spicy hops. Flavor is pretty smooth, sweet and malty. There is a little bitterness in the finish. The 8.5% is well hidden. Not bad overall and definitely not something you’d expect from Anheuser Busch.
lancenelson (26) - Nebraska, USA - JUL 6, 2008
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice malty flavor. Light on aroma and hoppiness. Good, smooth flavor with no aftertaste. The high alcohol content doesn’t affect the taste.
Mine poured darker than what is pictured. More like a dark lager, which is what it tasted like. It was from 2007. I recommend.
subcell (96) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - JUN 29, 2008
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I can honestly say that thia was not what I was expexcting at all. Very disappointing beer from AB. I drank it anyway... it was drinkable.
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle 137 cl) Courtesy of MaltOMeal. Pours a clear amber golden with a creamy, beige head. Aroma of roasted malt and Danish rye bread. Medium body with roasted malt and Danish rye bread again - perhaps also a whiff of sulphur. Rather solid bitterness. This is by no means a great Doppelbock, but seing peopleís ratings itís obvious that thereís a lot of negative bias against it - just because itís a Bud. Bud at least in the 2007 version itís a rather decent beer. So skip all your prejudices please. 140608
QHopjunky (8) - , Indiana, USA - JUN 12, 2008 does not count
0.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
i thought this beer was terrible, it just tasted like strong budweiser, with all the resources and money that have, they really could have come out with something cool...i canít really say iím disappointed though, i had low expectations
KimJohansen (10347) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Courtesy of Papsoe. Clear deep amber with tiny short lasting off white head. Sweet aroma with caramel, toasted malt and overripe fruits. Sweet flavor with overripe fruits, caramel and malty notes. Warming alcohol kicks in at the end. Somewhat vinious.
Maria (10191) - Thisted, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Vintage 2007, courtesy of Papsoe. Itís beautiful, red-golden with a sweet and vinous aroma with notes of raisin, fruit, roasted malt and caramel. The flavour has a malty sweetness, itís slightly vinous with notes of raisin, caramel and slightly grapefruit-like hops. Itís surprisingly light in the overall impression, but nice.