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RATINGS: 129   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.63   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.”


2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
alecanaya (53) - Iowa, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Nice flavor. It was not a bad beer by any means, but something was missing and I can’t quite put my finger on it

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 30, 2013
Bottle. Pours dark gold with a small white head. Aroma of vanilla and light bread. Sweet with a strong vanilla flavor and a touch of grains. Don’t really detect any bourbon at all. Would be much better if the vanilla and sweetness was more balanced, maybe with some actual bourbon notes. Sweet finish.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DiarmaidBHK (3785) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Bottle from Wegman’s Sterling. Pours golden with a thin white head. Has a very slight vanilla thing on the nose. Has a small amount of bourbon on the tongue with a hint of vanilla on the finish. It’s basically a barrel aged Budweiser which is a complete waste of time.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
csaso (1736) - Missouri, USA - NOV 19, 2013
Bottle - small foamy head, dark gold color, mild vanilla aroma that comes through more on the flavor, mild bourbon notes (I guess), sweet malt backbone, not much in the way of hops - OK overall, like the vanilla flavor but wish it was balanced out a little more with the bourbon

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cousin_Larry (643) - - NOV 16, 2013
Pours with a small head that dissipates quickly and leaves no lacing. Aroma of vanilla and citrus. Flavor is excellent - mild vanilla. Aftertaste is metallic.and caused me to.downgrade a few notches.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Mora2000 (6050) - McKinney, Texas, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Yellow pour with a white head. The aroma is full of grain. The flavor has grain, grass and sugar. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
petewhitley (400) - JAPAN - NOV 3, 2013
~This review was made some time ago via another application, and thus the specific details (beyond numerical scores) are no longer available~

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
degbert (1403) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 24, 2013
Bottle. Pours a dark orange-amber with a creamy head that disappears faster than sense on a Fox News broadcast. Light vanilla on the nose, but not really much impact to it at all. Vanilla on the tongue, as well as toffee and caramel malt, but I don’t get any bourbon to speak of -- past that, it’s a pretty typical vienna lager. Finish is sweet and decently long. It’s all right.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kdm1984 (814) - Missouri, USA - SEP 22, 2013
Sampled at the 2013 OBF. Vanilla was present, but bourbon? Where? Also watery. I was not expecting much from Bud, and I pretty much got what I expected. They are trying to reach the craft crowd here, but this will not cut it.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
bu11zeye (12314) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 10, 2013
(12oz bottle, courtesy of Mora2000) Pours a clear yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of raisins, play-doh, bread, and vanilla. Flavor of grain, raisins, cereal, and light vanilla.


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