gameface23 (131) - Haverhill, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 16, 2008
Bomber. Nice looking, rusty colored pour with a foamy white head. Weak aroma of mostly grain and slight caramel malt.The "hoppy finish" that the description promised was not there at all. I was really disappointed. Taverner (1103) - San Ramon, California, USA - MAY 4, 2009
You know how fast food joints have this "flavor" that all their food tastes like? So if you have McEgg Foo Young someday, it won’t taste like Egg Foo Young, it will taste like McDonalds food. Well this is the Amber Ale version of that. On draft at Pampered Pig in Columbus, MO of all places. The BBQ was good! so good I didn’t want to defile it with the rest of this beer. So I didn’t. Anyway, looks like an amber, smells like Budweiser. Tastes like Budweiser. In a blind test, I’d swear it was Budweiser. robertjm (903) - Albany, California, USA - JUL 1, 2009
Pours an absolutely crazy head. Amber-colored body. Good carbonation besides the Godzilla head. For the love of God Budweiser!! Couldn’t you have put some aroma hops in this?!?!?!? Flavor? Yes, it’s an ale, but as was expected it’s muted out just like their lager. Not even sure I’d want to spend my money on it as a lawnmower beer. Bought this at a deli that was selling singles. That’s the ONLY reason. weihenweizen (4209) - Charleston, West Virginia, USA - JAN 10, 2010
Refrigerated bottle poured into a glass. Taste at first glance is similar to a below average Irish red ale. Pours a redish-amber with some head. Taste is toasted dark malt, corn malt (come on really) some slightly sour caramel malt and a hint of hops. Thought it would be horrible, but it is just mediocre. InBev get rid of the corn in this beer. Bricktop86 (937) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - APR 8, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2012 This isn’t a horrible beer. That being said, it does resemble a typical macro product but wrapped up in a fancy label. There’s not a whole lot of flavor in this, although it might be preferable to regular Budweiser.
fiver29 (1112) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 17, 2008
On tap at a local bar. Is amber in color with a off white head. Has little or no aroma at first. The bar served it ice cold. Has a light and watery body to it. Not as light as a regular bud. But still watery nonetheless. Taste was nonexistent until it warmed up a bit. Once warm I could smell some slight caramel sweetness. And it was very slight. Taste when warmer had a slight caramel sweet taste to it and a very subtle fruity flavor. Overall this was a big disappointment. I guess I shouldn’t have expected so much from ’the king’., but I did. This wasn’t as bad a regular bud, but is not far behind it. I might re-rate after I try a bottled version. But I doubt it. paiste2002 (186) - Saugus, California, USA - OCT 9, 2008
12 oz bottle. Finally after all the hype. Well
I’ll be quick here. Malty sweetness dominates, hops are non existent...boring!
That was a waste of $7.99
CIPS514 (77) - Lawrenceville, Georgia, USA - OCT 26, 2008
What’s the difference? It’s a damn rip off. It sounds promising but fails all expectations... like Obama. AleRider54 (1) - , Kentucky, USA - OCT 29, 2008 does not count
While this brew is a step up from the poor lagers that A-B is famous for, it falls remarkably short of decent in terms of overall ale quality. I had really hoped for A-B’s success in this offering and was sorely disappointed, though I can’t imagine why, considering their track record. What the owner of a more discriminating palate realizes is that the bitter finish is not a plus, that the almost total lack of body in this brew practically removes it from being in the class of an ALE at all, and that a nice amber color does not always indicate a decently drinkable brew. The first clue should have been the quickly disappearing head and lack of the lacing that one gets with the finer ales. Lastly, the barely noticeable alcohol content, which had it been high could have somewhat saved this wretched piece, was the final coups de gras. jtxx (149) - san antonio, Texas, USA - OCT 31, 2008
I really wanted to like this beer before cracking it open. There is zero taste to this beer.