It Was Bound to Happen Sooner or Later

Posted by Jim on Jun 26th, 2011
Jun 26

Anheuser-Busch Budweiser

D+ / 2.3
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2
A leftover can purchased for my father to consumer during our Father’s Day cookout has been chilling in my fridge. I’m taking it out to review tonight. Born on date is 19 April 2011; it is poured into a pint glass.

Clear straw liquid contains many stream of carbonation, as well as patches of bubbles clinging to the sides of the glass. The head is small, white, and made up of smaller sized bubbles. It disappears quickly and leaves a skim of foam. Swirling the glass leaves a slight film, but it returns to the body quickly, as if it was never there.

The aroma is of corn, which is normally an unpleasant scent, but as far as corn aromas go, this one isn’t awful.

When it is served cold, this beer doesn’t taste half-bad, considering the generally unappealing nature of the style. There is some corn sweetness and a bit of bitterness, but really, most of the flavor is masked by the low temperature…as it should be. It’s hard to give a 1 to something you can’t really taste.

Watery with lots of carbonation—that’s standard for the style, right?

This beer isn’t too bad; I’m not sure it deserves the across the board 1 scores that it often gets. Sure, it is somewhat offensive smelling, and if served at any temperature above ice cold, it doesn’t taste much better than it smells. But you could do a lot worse for a macro beer. Still, I probably won’t have another one for a long time.