Blind tasting review

Family Pale Lager Style North American Lager
Country USA (MO) ABV 5.0%
Producer Anheuser-Busch
Price $ Packaging 7oz/207ml, 12oz/355ml, 16oz/473ml, 24oz/710ml bottle; 8oz/237ml, 10oz/296ml, 12oz/355ml, 16oz/473ml, 24oz/710ml, 40oz/1.18L can; 16oz/473ml aluminum bottle

Overview Arguably the world’s best-known beer, both for better and for worse, the King of Beers is also the King of Beer Advertising. The face of Bud has evolved constantly, while the brewery claims that the beer hasn’t changed in over a century. Is there any other brand that inspires so much interest in their ads from people who don’t consume their product?

Flavors and aromas We tasted Budweiser out of both can and bottle, and the results were impressively consistent: the beer is flat and thin, with a palate dominated by weak, bready malt (“watery cornflakes,” in the words of one taster). We found no evidence of the promised “choicest hops.” There’s also no aftertaste, which may be the reason for this beer’s popularity: all the alcohol of beer with none of those pesky beer flavors.
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