Leighton (22814) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2015
Bottle shared during the RBWG 2015 Grand Tasting. Vintage 2007 - what a treat. Pours clear amber with a light, tan cream head. Nicely oxidised in the aroma, with present caramel and bread. Medium sweet flavor with sugary bread, caramel, aged fruits, figs, dates. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Sugary, syrupy finish with more oxidation, toasted grainy bread, leathery fruits, dates, berries. Pretty solid on the whole. Ritterkreuz (179) - Seneca Falls, New York, USA - DEC 1, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2006 If all Budweiser was like this, it would certainly garner more respect in the beer world. Slightly darker then a normal bud this has a longer lasting head as well. The taste is similar to Budweiser, but with a creamier feel. AS it warms the alcohol seems to dominate the taste a bit. rayg1 (597) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 18, 2007
I think this is the wrong beer becuase this is 2007’s version and it is a dopplebock, not a malt liquor. This pours out a light brown color with a fairly thin tan head. Aroma isn’t too bad a bit of caramel sweetness and toffee up in there. Taste is fairly sweet of caramel and perhaps brown sugar. I have to say, this isn’t a half bad beer and I can’t believe this came from Anheuser-Busch. ilovedarkbeer (2752) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAR 18, 2008
Felt like I was going to lose an eye when I went to open this swing top magnum. Lots of carbonation in the pop. Pours nothing like the picture. Color is a reddish brown color that is unlike any I have ever seen. Nose is total caramel, sugar, and a faint scent of hops. Taste is total caramel and sweetnes with a nice warming finish. Honestly I am impressed that this beer is from budweiser but it is not going to earn it extra points. joergen (29611) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2008
Clear orange coloured with a fast disappearing hread.
Sweet aroma of malts and caramel with notes of dried fruits.
Sweet flavour of malts, caramel and dried fruits with notes of liquorice and hops-.
Grovlam (4257) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2008
1½ cl bottle. [Courtesy of Papsoe, thanks buddy]Average fizzy white head that mostly diminished. Spare lacework. Clear flat looking body with an amber color. Aroma of toasted malt, grain, mild vinous, fruit, bread. Over the palate came mild raisins, bread and mix of fruit. Medium bodied with an average carbonation and light alcoholic texture. Moderated sweet flavor with a hint of bitterness. Malty and fruity warming alcoholic texture. 7 / 3 / 7 / 3 / 14 KimJohansen (10498) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2008
Courtesy of Papsoe. Clear deep amber with tiny short lasting off white head. Sweet aroma with caramel, toasted malt and overripe fruits. Sweet flavor with overripe fruits, caramel and malty notes. Warming alcohol kicks in at the end. Somewhat vinious. fonefan (52351) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 11, 2008
Bottle 137cl swing top. [ Courtesy of Papsoe ]scooterbub (1068) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - APR 26, 2009
[Vintage 2007]. Clear amber color with a average, frothy, good lancing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy malty, caramel, plum, date, sugar, alcohol, vintage. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (300508)
2006 bottle. Pours a hazy orange amber with a thin white head that slowly fades. Taste is of caramel, fruit, malt, honey and some hops. Rather sweet. The alcohol isn’t noticeable, which is surprising. Similar aroma. A pretty respectable beer from A-B and well worth a try. Also I like the bottle. I’ll have to pick this up again. thedm (6320) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 17, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2007 2-3-6-4-4-14
This 1 quart 14.5 oz bottled brew with a flippy top and a nice foil label poured a large sized head of foamy finely sized bubbles that left behind a transparent carbonated orange colored body and a fair lacing. The aroma was very mild and almost non-existent except for a mild malt note. The mouth feel was tingly and vinous right from the start with a mellowing in the finish with a mild lingering vinous corn aftertaste. The flavor was vinous with malt and hop notes that was very different from any other Bud product. At least they are trying to make something new and different. It is sure to give the average Bud drinker a buzz.
This years version was much better. This corked and caged bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a large sized head of foamy finely sized tan colored bubbles that were mostly lasting and left behind a transparent very softly carbonated light orange brown colored body and thick foamy lacing. The mild aroma was vinous and brown malt. The crisp mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish vinous aftertaste. The good flavor contained notes of vinous and mild brown malt. Delicious and one I would certainly buy again.