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RATINGS: 129   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.63/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
The beer is brewed by Daniel Westmoreland from the Williamsburg, Va. brewery and was developed in collaboration with brewmasters Mike Anderson in Jacksonville, Fla. and Dan Kahn in Cartersville, Ga. “We took staves from fresh bourbon barrels and we aged the beer on those staves and spiced it with a hint of vanilla,” said Westmoreland, who has been a Budweiser brewmaster for more than 30 years. “It’s an all-malt brew, and it has a perfect color that is similar to the color of bourbon itself. Batch No. 23185 has a nice vanilla aroma with a little oakiness on the end – it’s a great beer.”

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Drake (11116) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 25, 2012
Bottle from Total Wine West Richmond, VA. Pours a clear amber color with a large foamy white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of grainy malts and the mildest oak you can imagine. The taste is grainy malts, vanilla, faint whisky and faint bourbon. Grassy hops. Thin-medium bodied. Bland and weak, but not bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
cbfobes (2800) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2012
Poured from 12oz bottle, pours a clear light golden with a thin white bubbly head, aroma is of light grain with some bread notes, the flavor is of grain on the front end with slight sweetness in the finish, I suppose that’s the vanilla, light mouthfeel, not a drain pour but won’t be buying another sample pack of this stuff, tick tick.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ratman197 (11754) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 23, 2012
Bottle poured a clear gold with a small lingering white head. Aromas of bread, vanilla and light fruittiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a smooth finish. Flavors of bread, light vanilla and a hint of oak with a smooth finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
heemer77 (5208) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - NOV 21, 2012
Bottle. Dark gold colored body with a long lasting light khaki head. Nose of light vanilla and leather. There is also some hint of wood. The taste is like a woody light lager with some hints of sweet potatoes. There is also a light hint of the vanilla in the aftertaste. The additions are decent, but the base beer is still a common pale lager. Better than I expected.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
trujahwarrior (509) - Monroe, Washington, USA - NOV 21, 2012
Pours a golden color with a medium white head that leaves decent lacing. Smells of bourbon, vanilla and light malt. Tastes of vanilla and bourbon with the typical lager flavors mixed in. Mouthfeel is light and crisp with good carbonation. I was pretty surprised by this it is a pretty solid lager from budweiser.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
scooterbub (930) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - NOV 20, 2012
12 ounce bottle. Pours a golden amber with a ½ inch white head. Taste is of bourbon, vanilla, malt, caramel and some warming alcohol. Similar aroma. Decent body, slightly thin with some alcohol in the finish. Second best tasting, but not the easiest to drink at times.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
puboflyons (2704) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 20, 2012
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle marked 12276-WA24. The pour is golden in color with a soft head that settles down momentarily and plenty of upward carbonation. The aroma has a hint of vanilla as advertised but not a lot in the way of bourbon. The body is smooth and medium. The taste is incredibly sweet and slightly bready with a quickly finishing crisp hoppiness. Don’t let the name Budweiser sway you. Try it blindly.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
marcus (7994) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 20, 2012
Pours clear amber with a modest off-white head and a fruity aroma. There is a light caramel malt flavor with a vanilla finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wlajwl (4923) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - NOV 19, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2013 Aroma is slightly nutty malts, a hint of spice and stock ADL all around. The flavor is mildly nutty/hint of caramel malts, slight heat and a mildly tart fruit finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
damzz (391) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 18, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2013 Pours gold with a slightly off white head. The nose is slight vanilla. The palate is slight malty sweetness with a hint of vanilla and whisky. It is a highly attenuated Winter Bourbon Cask Ale with lager crispness.

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