jandd1983 (2050) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - DEC 1, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
It poured a dark golden color with an off-white head. The aroma was clean with touch of pale malt and a little light noble hop. The taste was bready and sweet. Decent.
unclemike (2152) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - NOV 30, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Medium golden , sparkling pour - little to no head. Aroma is pretty much neutral, hints of grain. Flavor is pleasant, hints of honey sweetness, some baked bread, just hint of vanilla. Mouthfeel is clean and crisp. Decent and refreshing
JFGrind (1801) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2012
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Out of the three Budweiser Project Twelve beers Batch 63118 looked most at home in a classic Budweiser 6.5 ounce tap room glass. Not much in aroma, however the Halletau and Tettnang hops were right on. Drinkable Pilsner @ 6% ABV packs a bit of a punch.
brenn79 (1414) - Idaho, USA - NOV 28, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 oz. bottle, thanks Poisoneddwarf- Pours rusty orange with a thin white head that reduces to a collar. Aroma smells grainy, a little spicy pepper, but very thin. Taste is the same, grainy and pretty flavorless, boring. Body is thin and carbonation is high. Simple, drinkable, and very uninteresting.
Drake (7850) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 25, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 ounce bottle from Total Wine West Richmond, VA. Pours a clear golden color with a large foamy white head. Good head retention. Aroma of grain, corn and floral hops. The taste is sweet grainy malts, corn, grassy hops. Thin-medium bodied.
Stellaaaa (248) - Tennessee, USA - NOV 24, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a clear yellow with a very thin, quickly dissipating, head. It has a very pronounced aroma of sweet creamed corn. The taste is of very sweet malt, mostly corn, with a slight touch of hops at the end before returning to corn. Not that good, way too sweet and corny - almost like an ice beer.
seymour (1307) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - NOV 23, 2012
1.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Tasted from a 12oz screw-top bottle into a tulip glass. It poured a crystal-clear deep golden color, creamy white foam with lace. Nice. Very nice aromas of sweet malt, caramel, mildly flowery/resiny noble hops, faint peppery yeast phenols. Surprisingly delicious aromas. The flavor however, was horrible: rough, metallic, mushy cardboard, flat, oxidized, tomato sauce, solvent, as bad as any gas station malt liquor you’ve ever had. I’ve never experienced a beer where the aroma and the flavor were so opposite. I can’t even comprehend it. They just can’t help it, can they? Just can’t let themselves make a good beer.
cbfobes (2107) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 23, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from 12oz bottle, pours a light gold with a thin bubbly head, aroma is of bread with a slight amount of fruit, the flavor is pretty bland overall, crisp finish with a little bit of bread and cracker in it, light on the hops, meh, drinkable.
Ratman197 (8869) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle poured a clear gold with a small lasting white head. Aromas of bread dough and light fruittiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavorsof bread, straw and light earthiness with a crisp dry finish.
puboflyons (1835) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 22, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle marked 12275-WA95. It pours a yellow to golden color with a fizzy head that lingers a little longer than the other two sample styles in the 12 pack. The aroma is quite grainy with a clean crisp hop note. The body is creamy and light. The taste has a sour grainy kind of character that I cannot quite define with a touch of honey or caramel. I like the concept of these Project Batch beers and maybe they did taste that way in the 19th Century but for the most part they remind me of Budweiser with a bite. Maybe that is the plan.