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RATINGS: 126   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.64   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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.”


3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11526) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 5, 2012
Bottle from a Grocery Outlet. Pours clear amber with a transient off-white head. Aroma is hints of bourbon with some vanilla. Near med body. Flavor is light caramel with some vanilla. With time there’s hints of bourbon and some oaky astringency. Makes me think of Innis & Gunn. This is a pretty nice little beer.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
robloc303 (268) - Erie, Colorado, USA - NOV 5, 2012
Pours a deep yellow, good head. The nose smells pretty similar to Budweiser, with a hint of the vanilla. It is a real disappointment not to get any of the bourbon flavors. It really tastes like a Bud with a tad touch of vanilla flavoring...

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Finhead (1219) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - NOV 4, 2012
Clear, light amber with a white head. The aroma has some mild woodiness and herbs. It has a light, crisp texture and lively carbonation. The taste is mildly sweet with a semi-dry finish.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PorterPounder (5708) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 4, 2012
Panama City Beach, FL - Carousel Market - 12 oz bottle. Sparkling medium copper pour, light off-white head. Aroma is pretty much neutral, hints of fresh lake water. Flavor has just a touch of the advertised vanilla. a brief hint of bourbon, a touch of caramel sweetness and some nuttiness permeating in the back end. Mouthfeel is thick enough. Decent.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
shrubber85 (7957) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 4, 2012
Bottle. Sweet artificial cherry and vanilla malt aroma. Golden yellow with small head. Very light sweet barley malt and vanilla flavor. Medium body. Not a fan of the aroma and not much in the flavor department - I’m shocked.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
unclemattie (4262) - Georgia, USA - NOV 2, 2012
12oz twist-off bottle, mixed 12pk. Dark Blue Label. Pours clear, amber color, white foam. Sweet fruity aroma, pale malts, some florals, mostly malt. Wooded character. Sweet malt taste, some vanilla wood. Earthy honey malt, with corn cob bitterness. Finishes acidic and sweet. Overall, it tastes like a Budweiser that was run through oak staves instead of their more common beechwood. Its a bourbon filter job. Boo, thumbs down. (3508)

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
wxman (1474) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2012
Pours a dark clear golden color with an OK white head. Has a wet wood aroma. Taste is kind of a smoky caramel malt along with a little funky vanilla. Tongue-coating character. Not bad, but wouldn’t buy again.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
madvike (2905) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 1, 2012
Bottle tasted semi-blind - Pours light clear amber with a thin white head. Lots of cooked vegetables on the nose, sour grain, and sweet malt. Taste is sweet malt, but it has some sharpness to it. More cooked vegetables and lots of grain. Limp and lightly carbonated with a medium body. Terrible.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BobbyAnalog (334) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 1, 2012
Malty with a collar of spice, this Budweiser vehicle is the best out of the brewing company’s contrived "batch" series of beers. Thin without being too entirely boring, this lager is moderately creamy with satisfactory mouthfeel. Pretty good herbal nose, too.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Patrickctenchi (4100) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - NOV 1, 2012
Pours clear amber with a tall, off-white/yellowish head. Scent is malt, slightly woody. Taste is mildly vanilla, just a hint of barrel... Malty, sweet. Very mild and light, slight hoppy bitter. A fairly decent little beer.


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