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RATINGS: 123   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.65   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.”


1.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
jandd1983 (2566) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - DEC 1, 2012
It poured a golden color with a white head. The aroma was of wet wood. The taste was of smokey caramel malt along with a little hint of vanilla. Nice try.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
RobertDale (3458) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - NOV 30, 2012
12 ounce bottle. Pours a clear light amber with a small white head. Aroma of malt and vanilla. Taste is sweet malt, vanilla, and a touch of bourbon. OK.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JFGrind (1845) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2012
Out of the three Project 12 beers Batch 23185 I had the most hope in A-B brewing a formidable beer. Reading the label is where the confusion started, A-B brewed a ’Light Amber’ with bourbon staves and vanilla beans. Why not brew a full bodied Amber? The label does say Budweiser so my guess it can be anything as long as it is light. Aroma of vanilla, and bourbon evident, pours a strong foamed golden yellow. Good looking beer, drinkable, decent, just think it could of been more.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
brenn79 (1520) - Idaho, USA - NOV 28, 2012
12 oz. bottle, thanks Poisoneddwarf- Pours clear light copper with a one finger head that reduces quickly. Aroma is caramel malt, I do detect some hops and a moderate spiciness, not horrible! The taste is caramel malt, vanilla, not much hops in the taste, watery. Body is the worst part, thin and unimpressive, carbonation is high. Better than expected, but it is still Budweiser.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Drake (8560) - 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.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
cbfobes (2293) - Quad Cities, Iowa, 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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ratman197 (9808) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
heemer77 (5100) - 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.

3.2
   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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
scooterbub (830) - 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.


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