BDawg82 (74) - Jackson, Mississippi, USA - JUN 14, 2009
I am really shocked. This stuff is excellent. Hoppy flavor (it really is), beautiful dark amber appearance, agreeable sweetness, an aroma that accurately foreshadows flavor, and a clean finish that invites a return trip. A-B’s manufacturing accomplishment in this product is akin to GM making a safer car than the Swedes and Japanese reliability an antiquated novelty. Go buy a sixer and support the home team. FISNINCHIPS (1) - California, USA - AUG 19, 2009 does not count
This is a great brew. I NEVER drink Budweiser products; I prefer very strong IPA style ales. I was out of town and the store only had "cheap" beers, and so this was the only thing that I thought might even come close to my need for flavor. I also love amber style ales, so this wasn’t just a blind shot; I did not expect an IPA. Wow! Was I surprised. This is actually a very good brew. Pour it in a glass to look at it. Then close your eyes and give it a sniff! Next, take it into your thirsty mouth and enjoy one sweeeet little "cheap" beer. Love it> Way to go A.B. Cletus (6368) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 17, 2008
Say what you want about this monster corporation. This is a good beer! Pours copper with a nice white head. Smells floral and lightly citrussy with some dry malty hints. Tastes of toasted malt, some earthy hints, pepper, some bitterness, some citrus. Well balanced. robsohoppy (16) - California, USA - JAN 25, 2010
If you did not know it was bud you would not hate it. A decent balance of malt to hops with an acceptable finish. I noticed it is climbing in price compared to when it first came out. I have had it on tap, 12oz and pint size and the taste has been consistant. It is hard to buy from AB when there are so many small breweries that need support. If you are looking to save a buck give it a try.If your expecting a multi layer taste experiance its not going to happen, but overall not bad. philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 18, 2010
Budweiser American Ale--2008 12 oz. Bottle. 5.20% abv--28 IBU’s. (4.0/ 5.0) Pale Ale--Rich off white lacy head. Clear bright amber color. Mild floral dry hopped Cascade malt fruit front. Fizzy crisp tangy malty soft fruit caramel mild sweet amber ale body. Crisp hop spice dry sweet clean refreshing zesty mild citrus end. Solid Amber Ale. Sampled 10/10/2008. 6-Pack $5.99.
Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - AUG 7, 2014
Though retired, here’s my notes on this one.
This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance had a hazy red/amber color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within less than a minute. Light speckled lacing tried to cling but slid for the most part.
The smell had a good caramel malts up front with a light nutty to light toffee rounding out the aroma.
The taste took those aromas to town as it really came across nicely on my taste buds.
On the palate, this one sat a light to medium in body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was good for the style and for me. It left a nice creaminess rolling over my tongue.
Overall, just when Budweiser makes something people liked they retire it? Uh...gee weez, maybe they’ll bring it back some day as I know I’d probably pick up a sixer of it when it comes back. kidmartinek (5007) - austin, Texas, USA - SEP 19, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2008 Draught:
A dark amber beer with a small off-white head but always maintaining it due to the beautiful constant carbonation. The apearance is clear but dark. It has the aroma of toasted malt, hay, grass, and barley. Taste is full, slightly heavy, and is a good balance of European Noble hops and a mix of 2 and 6 row malts with the hops dominating. The finish has a faint sweetness so the kidz will still drink it. The texture is medium light... and it tastes like American beer.
Pours rich caramel color half a glass of foam, that settles down to a thick film and holds a while. The aroma has some cascade and caramel tones. The flavor is full and tasty but not overpowering or too heavy. It leaves a lite, intricate lacing. The beer exhibits excellent carbonation. The finish is clean and hoppy with a palatable bitterness.