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TASTING NOTES: Budweiser American Ale

November 11th, 2008 by · 24 Comments

American AlePOUR – presents medium-amber, resembling a well worn baseball glove.  Pale head starts large then disappears quickly, but with a firm pledge to be back in 2012.

NOSE – Initially sweet and malty, mild citrus hop notes, fading quickly to reveal a strong base note of Jean-Claude Van Damme.  Hints of buttered toast, Kodiak snuff and air burps after a meal at Arby’s.

BODY – Paunchy, with skinny legs and more than a little hair.  Mouthfeel reminescent of French-kissing a Teamster.

TASTE – Smooth, subtle, nuanced – wait, that’s my tongue.  The beer isn’t giving me anything.  Okay, there’s some malt, and something resembling hops, although not exactly hops;  more like a photocopy of a picture of some hops.  However, a dominant flavor is taking hold now, familiar, seductive.  It’s the flavor of marketing.  Aftertaste leaves me bitter, clinging to religion and guns.

CONCLUSION:  This is a beer for those who would prefer to drink regular Budweiser but who have girlfriends.  If you’re a Sam Adams Drinker, save your money and pour this into old Sam bottles.  Keep in mind that Anheuser-Busch is now owned by a bunch of Belgians who have flooded the world market with their inexplicably popular version of carbonated urine, Stella Artois.  Ultimately, those seeking gusto will be more satisfied with Schlitz.

Tags: beer · In the Media · Randy Bachman