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RATINGS: 121   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.”


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ronaldtheriot (1197) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JAN 8, 2013
Budweiser Batch No. 23185 has a thick, foamy, off-white head, lots of splotchy lacing left on the glass, and a clear, yellow appearance, with red highlights. The aroma is subdued, but one can pick up some spicy, white bread and sweetness. Flavor is of white bread, fruit, vanilla, wood, and there is a slight hop bite at the end. Mouthfeel is light and watery, and Budweiser Batch No. 23185 finishes crisp, clean, refreshing, and dry. Overall, this an interesting beer, and I think one should check it out. RJT

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cousin_Larry (296) - - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
damzz (249) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 18, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2013 Pours gold with a slightly off white head. The nose is slight vanilla. The palate is slight malty sweetness with a hint of vanilla and whisky. It is a highly attenuated Winter Bourbon Cask Ale with lager crispness.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dwyerpg (4508) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 18, 2013
This is decent. A very light flavor of bourbon, slightly more of vanilla. Very smooth in the finish and easy to drink. Good.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10802) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
n64kps (4) - Irvine, California, USA - NOV 17, 2012 does not count
Pours a golden color, a little light for an amber, albeit a light amber. Subtle hints of vanilla and oakiness add to the flavor but still somewhat bland.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
puboflyons (2073) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 20, 2012
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle marked 12276-WA24. The pour is golden in color with a soft head that settles down momentarily and plenty of upward carbonation. The aroma has a hint of vanilla as advertised but not a lot in the way of bourbon. The body is smooth and medium. The taste is incredibly sweet and slightly bready with a quickly finishing crisp hoppiness. Don’t let the name Budweiser sway you. Try it blindly.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kramer (4866) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2013
Pours a clear light copper body with a small fizzy white head that vanishes pretty quickly. The nose is pretty light, just some caramel sweetness and a little toasted malt. There might be a touch of wood, but it’s a stretch. The flavor is pretty similar to the other, caramel sweetness and not a whole lot else. No wood, bourbon or vanilla to speak of. Some light vanilla did emerge as it got closer to room temp. It’s pretty clean and well lagared though, very smooth and pretty crisp on the finish. Medium bodied, fairly thick in texture for the style really. Nice soft fizzy carbonation cuts thru the heaviness well. Overall this is pretty decent on its own. Fares much worse when in context of what they say they are going to give you though. Very drinkable though.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Butters (3736) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Finhead (1151) - 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.


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