RATINGS: 129   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.63/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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Onslow (1531) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JAN 3, 2013
Pour from a 12 oz bottle. Clear amber brew with off white head. Aroma of sweet malts, vanilla, a little toffee and a little burnt odor like charcoal or ash. Taste is sweet malt with vanilla at the start, a little dry hops in the finish. Something a little misplaced about the hops that gives it a somewhat off putting bitterness at the end. A lingering sweetness after the swallow. High quality brew like most AB products, enjoyable and a little different from the standard lager.

XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - DEC 28, 2012
Has some trashy vanilla notes, super light golden color. Taste is some watered down corn, not much vanilla and no bourbon. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

nick76 (4402) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 23, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2012 The aroma is a tad grainy with some sweet caramel and bread. The hops are herbal. The appearance is deep gold with a slight soda appearance but does not seem very dark or amber. The taste is like the aroma with an off putting mineral quality. The palate is thin. Overall not much to like here. Thanks to Palidor for the rating anyway!

Palidor19 (3193) - Brandon, Florida, USA - DEC 20, 2012
A light flavor, with a slight background of vanilla. Focus on the light crisp flavor instead of rich ale flavors. Still it's very drinkable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

seymour (2120) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - DEC 19, 2012
Tasted from 12oz twist-off bottle into a Willibecher glass. It poured a light orangish-amber color with chill haze and some fluffy, lasting foam. Aromas of candy, grains, grass, faint green apple and even fainter flowery hops, all very synthetic and metallic. Same goes for the taste, a familiar mass-produced Budweiser plus some vague caramel, vanilla, and woody tannins. Light body, high carbonation, unpleasant residual sweetness, it worsened as it warmed. I’d gladly report a good beer from this brewery, but even with their special releases, they can’t seem to keep from making crap.

beaz1591 (238) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 15, 2012
Lager glass. Clear gold with minimal head. Strong odor of alcohol with a thin dough smell. The alcohol content isn’t that high but it had a slight burning top the taste, also a bit of a dough taste. Thin mouth feel. Finishes clean. I actually prefer regular Budweiser to this.

Aurelius (5570) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 14, 2012
Doughy, sweet, slightly molasses aroma. Bright, pinky-red-gold. Clear. Standard, twist-off 12 oz. longneck. Purely functional label. Tangy, lightly astringent, a faint candied-ness, a little tannic maybe. Slippery mouthfeel, crisp carbo, medium body. Finishes off with German hops and faint vanilla. Decent. As with its mixpack brethren, this is a good BBQ/food/ingredeient beer. ABC, Bull Run.

johnnyoski (445) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - DEC 13, 2012
Dark gold color with a fizzy, off white head. I actually picked up some very faint aromas of bourbon and vanilla that cover up the grainy corn. Initial flavor is skunky, macro swill but it does mellow out with a soft malt and oak-ish finish. Well carbonated with a somewhat dry texture. Nothing worth seeking out, but easily the best of the sampler pack.

BrewBoxer (2664) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 13, 2012
Bottle. Pours a slightly dark brown color with thin head that fades quickly/ Smell and taste is slightly sweet and bready but pretty watered down for the masses. Decent for Bud.

mjg74 (3182) - La Mesa, California, USA - DEC 12, 2012
Bottle from Walmart. Light golden/amber in color. Somewhat sweet grainy nose. Light flavors of grain and vanilla. Drinkable but lacking in flavor.

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