What Would Eli Drink?
Budweiser American Ale

Budweiser American Ale

WWED Grade: C


Appearance: Clear. Copper/Amber color. Thick, full and creamy head. Lots of bubble streams.

Smell: Malty. Smells alright. Light hops.

Taste: Not bad…at first. I’d expected a little more. Very watered down.

Drinkability: It’s drinkable. Light and easy. Not very flavorful though.

ABV: 6.7%

Serving Type: Bottle poured in glass.

 

Oh Bud…what happened here? I was so excited to drink this beer, and it started with so much potential! Nice color, good head, decent enough smell. But really, it all gets down to the taste. And this really fell short of par. Way too watery with little to no flavor at all. Those Europeans over at InBev were on to something – introducing a new beer in this market of drinkers looking for more full bodied, small batch beers. And yes – your business has taken a hit by the hard working “little man” breweries, and highly skilled craft brewers behind the true American Ales of the world. Maybe I bought a bad bottle - maybe not. But you are sorely mistaken if you think you can simply dump MILLIONS behind a new branding campaign, slap the word “American” on a rustic looking logo, charge a premium beer price with a “pry-off” cap – and assume you can pull the wool over the eyes and mouths of true beer drinkers! Oh no my friend. I may enjoy a nice cold Bud – but don’t expect me to pass up a quality Boont Amber Ale for something like this.

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