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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.”


2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jb (2350) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Bottle from bob. Grainy nose. Amber color is nice. Nice mouthfeel. Overall too thin and grainy.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5188) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2013
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a dark amber color with a medium sized foamy orange-white head that left a bit of lacing. The aroma was faint with a sour and malty presence that was a bit tangy and had a hint of toffee. The flavor was tangy and sweet bread, honey, toffee and sugar syrup - though all a bit faint. Medium length muddled sweet finish. Moderately full bodied. Eh.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
adnielsen (9629) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 1, 2013
Bottle @ home picked up at Wilbur’s Fort Collins. Pours a dark golden orange appearance with a big foamy, off white head. Creamy, a bit corny, lemon, light vanilla aroma. A bit tangy, a bit strong, fairly smooth woody, grainy, pale malty, vanilla flavor. Not a ton from the oak (nothing bourbon that I can detect) but a pretty decent brew. I can see myself getting WBW on this in Iowa City.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nike (966) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2013
bottle thanks to cheap! Amber pour, white thick head, aroma of bready malts, medium sweetness, light body. I liked the malt taste, good for what it is, clean crisp lager. thin feel, lively, overall decent brew.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
ajnepple (2822) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - APR 20, 2013
12 oz bottle from Wilbur’s. Light golden-amber and clear with a fluffy white head. The aroma is malty with sweet vanilla and a light woody character. Light body with a smooth soft feel. Kind of bland grainy flavor with light vanilla and a sweet finish. It was OK, not too bad for AB.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
blutt59 (6068) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 14, 2013
Bottle, thanks to Aaron, copper colored with white foam, aroma and flavor has some vanilla and oak, creamy body and finish

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Butters (3898) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 2, 2013
Pours a very clear copper with fair khaki head retention. Nose and flavor really remind me of a watered down dopplebock upon first glance. However, the initial perception of plum quickly gives way to vanilla.. Lots of clean vanilla. Very much like the sweet vanilla notes from bourbon, but without the alcohol bite for balance. It comes off as just a bit to sweet. Still, pretty tasty.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
nealblind (966) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - MAR 24, 2013
Lovely orangey hue. Strong malt flavor. Tastes like a scotch style beer. Leaves a sugary residue on the tongue. Vanilla on the finish. Not much else going on. Needs more hops.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bb (7068) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 20, 2013
Bottle. Amber beer with a cream head. Vanilla and malt aroma with light sweetness. Malt and vanilla flavor with light bourbon. Medium bodied. Malt and grain linger with vanilla.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BlackHaddock (4391) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2013
Drank in my room while staying at ’The Sheraton on Fishermans Wharf’ San Franscico on 5 Feb 2013. Poured into a platic beaker a couple of times: still looked OK. I chilled the 12 ounce bottle in the sink with loads of ice, leaving it there while we went out and cracked in on our return. Amber body with an off-white crown. I found the beer a bit too sweet: and I like sweeter beers normally. This however was to smooth and almost sickly, the vanilla hints helping to make the brew feel that way. Great if you’ve a sweet tooth and like vanilla flavours, otherwise steer clear of this beer.


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