988: Budweiser

Name: Budweiser
Brewery: Anheuser-Busch
Country of Origin: United States
City & State: St. Louis, Missouri
Style: American Style Lager
Alcohol Content (ABV): 5%
First Brewed: 1876

Tasting Notes
Faint aroma, offering clean dry biscuit maltiness and a light citrus hop fragrance. Color is a straw, pale and bright, with gentle effervescence producing a soft, delicate foam head. Bud’s stock-in-trade is its drinkability-a clean, crisp taste making its alcoholic strength deceptive.

Ricky’s Thoughts
Budweiser… what can I say about this beer? I actually prefer this beer over Bud Light; mainly due to increase flavor and a higher ABV. For a domestic beer, an ABV of 5% is pretty big.

This is a beer that you can drink… and drink… and, well you get the picture. This is a beer I only order when I am trying to either save money or they are running a great special. Seeing as how this is one of the world’s most sold beers, they run a lot of specials! It’s cheap (they produce a lot of it) and it flies off the bar in bottles, cans, and on draft. Drinking this beer makes me think of a place in Scottsdale… they serve beer cans out of bathtubs. $1 beers… and Bud is one of them.

I have heard this beer called many things over the years, but Bud is the easy way to refer to this watery brew. The beer smells like… well, crap. But that’s okay, stay with me here. The beer drinks like water, with a slight carbonation toward the end, and the aftertaste is worthless. Heck, it even looks like water sitting in the glass.

Speaking of that, when I lived in Europe, we drank a lot of carbonated water. Yeah, gross. It’s actually not bad if you put a lime in it. But this beer looks sort of like that in the glass. It’s extremely clear. You know… the more I think about it, I assume you have had this beer once or twice in your day.

I love the way they market though… they are all over the place. This beer is nothing fancy. It’s a domestic, very easy to find, and one that I know I will have again if nothing more than convenience. Bottoms up… and hurry up, you don’t want to leave the taste of this beer in your mouth for long. (Add a lime to this if you don’t mind putting fruit in your beer.)

Rating: 1/5

Sheryl’s Thoughts
Well, I’m assuming that Budweiser is on this list of 1001 beers you must drink before you die because, well, it’s Budweiser.  And not because it’s the world’s absolute best beer.  If you’ve read any of my beer reviews so far, you know I’m not a fan of domestics.  To me, they kind of look and taste like urine.  Sorry for the visual, but that’s what I think.

What does Budweiser smell like?  Well, beer.  A domestic beer.  Doesn’t everyone know what that smells like?  And it pours out thin and yellow, very yellow, with practically no head.  Let’s take a drink.  It’s not horrible – I mean, I’ve definitely had worse beer.  But it’s boring.  It’s exactly what everyone expects a beer to taste like.  I would sit and drink it at a Memorial Day BBQ or something like that.  Ricky and I used it the other night to play beer pong, so it’s good for that too.  But if I really want a beer… I’m not gonna pick Budweiser.  It’s just not me.  I’m a craft or microbrew girl… Blue Moon is probably about as domestic as I usually go.

Bud’s not bad, but not at the top of my list to pick out when I’m in the liquor store, and I doubt I would ever order it out anywhere, but it’s fine when I’m in a pinch and want a beer.

Rating: 2/5 

987 bottles of beer on the wall…

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