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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.”

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
jgb9348 (5012) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Clear golden coloured body with a thin, very fast-dying white head. Aroma of pale malt, some light sugars and a hint of earth - not much else noticeable. Light-bodied; Sharp pungent cardboard and malt notes with nothing else but more funkiness and cardboard. Aftertaste shows some light earthiness, a bit of alcohol and that unpleasant maltiness that is just stale and dank. Overeall, a pretty bad offering, but that’s pretty much to be expected from this brewery, isn’t it? I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Liqour Outlet in Boonton, New Jersey on 12-December-2012 for US$0.98 sampled at home in Washington on 02-February-2013.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jlo7399 (217) - Florida, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Barely any aroma. Copper color. Taste is pretty good. Caramel, vanilla, oak...a little watered down, but pretty good. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tnkw01 (1300) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 22, 2013
Bottle. Of the three Project 12 beers I tried, this is the best one. Color was deep amber. Nice head. Taste was mild, slight oaky vanilla. Aroma was grains, watery, vanilla. Nice.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2610) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JAN 21, 2013
Hate to get overly simple on this one, but if they didn’t try hard, neither will I. Taste like Bud Ice aged on oak.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oscbert (1128) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 20, 2013
In aroma getting same sour hay and green apple scent that's found in other macro brews also getting faint hint of vanilla and bread Pours a brilliantly clear gold with quickly disappearing head Lots of vanilla flavor up front and all the way to the end. Really mellow vanilla though. Also some bready malts and spicy hops Medium bodied with medium co2 clean quick malty finish Aroma not so great but beer looks appetizing and the vanilla in the flavor is really smooth and enjoyable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheBeerGod (5499) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2013
Bottle courtesy of my friend Noel - thanks! Aroma is sweet malt, caramel and light vanilla. Taste is sweet malt, caramel, light grains and faint vanilla. Body is light-medium with a soft, bubbly carbonation. Ends with more caramel, sweet malt, grains and light vanilla.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gsmitty80 (1960) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2013
This was my second favorite of the 3 special buds that i had. Nice dark color but it was very thin with not mych head or retention. Taste was slight vanilla, not really oak.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dp (608) - uniontown, Ohio, USA - JAN 18, 2013
caramel, coffee, roasty, vanilla, clear, light sweetness, average carbonation, medium body, much better than anticipated

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lemke10 (868) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 15, 2013
This pours a clear, medium amber color with a fast diminishing head. There is a slight grain and bourbon scent. The taste is smooth with hints of bourbon and vanilla. Just something new from Anheuser-Busch that really isn’t all that new.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
cheap (4481) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2013
OK, as an engineer, I like punching in a number to search for this stuff, every beer should have anumber on the label to search by. Decent pour and whoever, said this was a dark lager is so funny, ignorantly funny. Yes quite smooth out of the botlle. Nice thin creamy head makes it fairly attractive. Good over all taste impressions, smooth and goes down easy. Reminds me of bud poured right out of the tap into a styrofoam cup, yep has that arome, clean and crisp, no ill olfactory. You would not know this is over 5%, hides the alky well. Yes, smooth easy and well behaved, has manners and it will be easy for any lager lover to drink. Good overall beer drinken experience. A little more sharp than the 91406, heheh, but just as mannered. Theser are slight variations on the same style. CO2 is present and much appreciated. Finish almost has a hint of banana in it. Does come across as mild as many wheat beers.

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