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Budweiser''''s commercial description:
Brewed and sold since 1876, "The King of Beers" is the largest-selling beer in the world. Budweiser has been the world’s best-selling beer since 1957, and is distributed in more than 70 countries. "We know of no brand produced by any other brewer which costs so much to brew and age. Our exclusive Beechwood Aging produces a taste, a smoothness and a drinkability you will find in no other beer at any price."
Ingredients and brewing:
"Brewed with 100% natural ingredients. We use only the finest hops, barley malt, rice, yeast and water. We craft and age Budweiser using time-honoured brewing methods."
The above should provide a one sided, positive view of Budweiser. However, I totally agree. I enjoy this bottled lager very much, especially when it is cold and the weather is hot, it is extremely refreshing with an excellent taste which never disintegrates, but remains consistent from top to bottom of the bottle. The difference with Budweiser is that yes it is best straight out of the fridge but I also do not find it repulsive when warm! This is unlike many other lagers, in fact I cannot even name another like this off the top of my head.
For the price, in comparison to others which supply a similar taste and feeling (in my opinion; kronenberg, peroni, cobra etc) Budweiser is the most cost effective product, especially around football events. Recently during the 2014 world cup I picked up a 20 pack for just £8 where as the nearest was a 20 pack of kronenberg for £14.
The important stuff:
A very pale, straw like look to the thin liquid. However saved by the large and remaining head it has when poured in a glass!
Not real smell to it, maybe a slight hint of hops and yeast, not off putting and not that bad
The taste is very nice with a slightly watered down hops flavour accompanied by a slight bitter kick in the after taste (which I like)
In my opinion, for the price and considering it is the most drank lager in the world. You really cannot go wrong!
Budweiser is one of the most popular lagers in the world, which is probably only because lots of Americans drink it, and there happen to be lots of Americans in the world. I'm also pretty sure that some robust marketing is involved somewhere, as it's somehow synonymous with American alcohol and even the Simpson's own 'Duff' beer is a thinly veiled reference to it. 'Duff' is a pretty good word to describe it.
Since I'm not a big fan of lager in general (although some continental lagers are really nice), reviewing this was always going to be a bit of a one-sided affair. Somehow, after a part last Christmas, some of this go left behind at our house, and I found it in the back of the cupboard the other day. I couldn't really remember what it was like, so the other night I put one in the fridge and had it the next day when the weather was hot and just right for drinking lager. I wish I'd had water instead - it would certainly have had more flavour.
This beer, which galls me to even call it that, is terrible. I'd like to be able to say it's even disgusting, but it's not - it just tastes of nothing. Not hops, no malt, no aftertaste... just this faint sort of nod to a generic 'beer' flavour hidden under a load of foam and bubbles., which made me feel really bloated and bilious. If there's one thing that I think the UK does better than everywhere else, it's brewing beer, as there's a multitude of ales and stouts with a whole spectrum of flavours and even textures to sample. And at 4/8% it's relatively strong, so its lack of flavour is even more baffling. OK, so this is a lager and therefore not in the same category, but then Czech, Belgian, Dutch or German lagers aren't shy of flavour either, and show what can be done with the stuff. But Budweiser is a pale imitation of these. Needless to say I didn't drink the second bottle, and emptied into the Yorkshire pudding batter, which did make it nice and fluffy. No hint of beer taste in that either, though.
The name is also a bit misleading, as Budweiser is also the name of German brewers who make Budvar, which is quite nice and acutally tastes of beer. On the continent, Budweiser refers to the latter, and the lousy American stuff is sold as just 'Bud', its colloquial term.
Somehow, it's entered the lexicon and cultural norm in the same way that Coca Cola has. Watch enough US TV programmes or movies and it'll crop up from time to time, as characters 'go for a Bud' rather than 'have a beer'. I don't know what kind of bods they have in their marketing department, but they're clearly onto something, even if they were responsible for those bloody irritating 'whassuuuuuup?' adverts several years ago that were mimicked by idiots everywhere. At least the frogs were kind of funny though.
Budweiser is sold over here usually in bottles, with crates of 24 x 330 ml available for about £20. Sometimes it turns up in cans as well. Not that I'm recommending you buy either, but if you really want to experience a 'what the hell is that all about' moment then do try this stuff, and keep in mind it's one of the most successful and biggest selling alcoholic drinks in the world. How it's so popular is a mystery to me... now excuse me, I'm off to stock up on Sneck Lifter from the local off-license so the beer-section of my pantry has something that actually tastes of beer in it.
I first tried Budweiser last year when I had run out of wine I thought id pinch a bottle of bud that my husband had in the fridge (naughty I know). Im not normally a big fan of lager but this beer is different!
Budweiser is now widely available everywhere from supermarkets to petrol stations and obviously in quite a few pubs aswell. The price varies but is roughly about £5 for a pack of 4 cans.
When I tried Budweiser I thought it was lovely. It has a really different taste to any lager I have previously had it is very refreshing especially when it is served ice cold! I enjoyed mine poured into a glass it somehow made it taste nicer its also good drank straight from a bottle.
The taste is a crisp taste and it doesn't smell overly alcoholic if that makes sense. It doesn't seem to get you drunk quickly I can easily drink quite a few cans without feeling like death the next day (which is a bonus). I think this beer would be perfect with a nice summer barbecue as its so refreshing.
The boring facts:-
The can states that the alcohol volume is 5%.
One very funny thing about Budweiser is that it tells you the date it was born on the base of the can and also when it should be drank by - how funny
I would definitely recommend this to any lager drinkers but also to people who normally drink other drinks. It's a nice change!
What better way to review something than to use it while you're writing? Of course this is just an excuse for me to have a beer, but here goes.
These come in cans and bottles, but since i buy the bottles more frequently, i'll review the bottled version. The bottles are made from brown glass and this is quite thick and feels very smooth. Around the neck there is a smooth rounding off of the glass to create a small bump as it travels down, and gets wider for the main body of the beer bottle. There are stickers on the front and back and these do get a little bumpy and what not in the fridge but i've never had one simply fall off randomly.
On the back there is a Born On date and the usual Budweiser pledge that their beer tastes better if consumed within 110 days. These guys pride themselves on fresh tasting beer and they're absolutely right, it does taste better when consumed within this time. A few days over doesn't do much but if left for a long time it looses it's kick.
The beer has a smooth taste to it, it's not at all bitter and actually feels quite rich in flavour. I know American beers are generally slagged off for tasting like urine but actually this is quite flavoursome. I find this also has a sweet side to it; only mildly so but it does linger on my tongue for a little bit. If i hold the beer in my mouth the flavour dies off quickly but the bubbles last longer and do create a nice sensation.
This isn't like Krönenburg, Becks or Carling whereby you get a bitter taste followed by a mild bit of bubbling. The bubbles in this last longer and the fact that it's not bitter in the slightest is quite enjoyable for me. I wouldn't mind if the bubbles didn't last as long but the taste is spot on where it needs to be.
I do get a sense of refreshment from this. It's mainly a cool feeling but the fizz soon builds up and ruins the feeling a bit. When it crackles and pops I just swallow it because the taste dissipates, I don't enjoy it for as long as I would like to. This will give you alcohol breath obviously but the fact that it doesn't linger means it doesn't give a bad after taste, so something positive there too.
Overall then this is an excellent beer. It has the right flavour, it's got the right amount of alcohol and it feels so smooth. I really enjoy this beer, it's completely different to other urine like American lagers and I generally prefer this over a lot of European beers.
Genuinely this is my favourite beer EVER ! Sure I sometimes stray into other beers that tempt me to the dark side, beers like Fosters or even more premium beers likes staro or Peroni. But I always come back to bud when it matters.
Bud is a relatively light tasting beer, very bubbly, some people say that this is one reason why they dont like it but I think its one of the beers better features. Its extremely refreshing and crisp tasting. You know when beer adverts say that this is what their product tastes like this but rarely they do. Well I can see undisputably that I think Bud is one of the few beers that do tastelike this and the first bottle is always the best. I sometimes do get the same crisp and refreshing effect with Coors silver bullet, but I dont think that bottle after bottle it doesnt taste as nice as bud.
The bottle is unmistakable , the classic brown bottle with the bud eagle emblem embossed all around the upper curved eage. You can get bigger sized bottles occasionally but most bud packs either come with the classic 300 ml size or 500 ml cans, but these are rarer to see. You can also get Bud on draught ut when I had it on draught in Ireland I wasnt very impressed but im not going to take the marking down for this as with draught its hard to say whether the beer just doesnt transfer well to barrel based or whether the landlord hasnt cleaned the pipes properly and so as I result suffer.
Budweiser is also brewerd in Europe , in the land of the czech under then name of budvar (budweiser) but do not be decieved in terms of companies it isnt the same company, but the name simularity comes from the fact that the beer is brewed in that region using the same techniques and recipe mix. But personally I think the budvar variant is a bit stonger and harsher tasting, being from czech I think it aims for this difference.
A great brew from 1851, bud created the whole 'Born on' and insist that customers drink it from up to 110 days of this date to preserve freshness. Bud is a 5% lager so it can keep up with milder european beers. And for the american market there is bud light at 3% this is essentialy pee water and any european worth their salt would not touch it. The americans cant drink , end of story, ive been there many times and have regularly drunk huge american football player sized guys under the table, and I ant big, they drink bud light for every bottle I drunk of regular because that 3% hit is their standard ! Anyway I do like the american style aluminium long bottle that comes in red or blue for regular strength and light respectively, very light feeling and it looks cool. It also holds the CO2 in well.
The label hasnt changed much in 150 years and prior bottles/cans are antiques now. I like this fact and I think it gives the beer more gravitas. It lloks genuine and classic much like most of the older alchoholic drinks.
We've all been in this situation at some point in our lives. You arrive for a BBQ or lunch at a friend's house, or standing at the bar a little too soon after the night before. Your head is pounding, you have very limited motor functions and you know that you shouldn't drink ever again. But a little part of your brain kicks into action and puts a thought in your head "hair of the dog" suddenly this brain wave is the single greatest thought you have ever had. But sitting down with your pint of beer you realise that it was a stupid idea and there is a good chance you may die. This is the moment that Budweiser was created for.
I have been in this situation more times than I care to admit. Friends are all getting beer s and spirits in and you feel obliged to join in. It was by chance during the summer of 2002 that I found myself drinking at 8AM after a night of clubbing. I bought a Budweiser and to my surprise it was enjoyable and did not feel like I was drinking alcohol. It has such a light and crisp flavour that it feels refreshing even in the most extreme of circumstances. To this day I still enjoy drinking bottles of this American beverage and I find it particularly refreshing on hot summer's days. The only thing that I can find bad to say is that it does not have a very strong taste, and may be very bland to those who enjoy their premium strength lagers or real ales.
Budweiser is advertised as king of beers. A very bold statement but hey that's what Americans are renowned for. They are putting great emphasis on the freshness of their product and claim that to fully enjoy then it should be consumed within 110 days. Only the finest rice, hops and barley malt are used to create Budweiser. The simplicity of the recipe is what to me makes this beer great. A Budweiser hangover is remarkably gentle.
Available in limited outlets on tap and in supermarkets in cans, it is best enjoyed straight from the bottle. I think it tastes better like this and there is certain elegance to drinking bottled beers as opposed to pints. I have often found it to be a happy hour drink and available for as little as £1 in bars. At shops expect to pay around £1-1.50 per bottle/can in smaller volumes and £15-18 for 24 bottles.
Although I am not a great fan of drinking beer at home I sometimes enjoy the occassional bottle of Budweiser in the comfort of my garden in the Summer. I am usually a cider drinker, but do drink Budweiser regularly when on a night out with the lads. Tesco currently have an offer on 6x300ml bottles of Budweiser, costing just £5, saving £1.79 from the original price of £6.79, which I think is decent value. Costing under a pound a bottle it is fantastic value, but surely that depends on whether I like the drink or not, doesn't it?
Well, I think for a start that drinking beer from a glass bottle is much nicer than canned drinks. I don't know why it is, but it always seems to taste more refreshing and better if it has been chilled in a bottle as opposed to a can. The lengths that Budweiser go to to produce such a crisp and fresh tasting beer makes it all the more important for myself to buy only bottles. The taste is obviously a huge selling point, and almost single-handedly determines whether you will buy the product again or not. I have never been a huge beer drinker, but Budweiser has a unique flavour to it.
Budweiser has a policy whereby they expect consumers to enjoy the beer within 110days of the 'born on' date, which is stamped on the packaging of each bottle. This ensures consistency in flavour and makes for a very fresh and crisp tasting beer. The 'King of Beers' use only the finest hopes, rice and barley malt to create Budweiser.
Overall I must say I am most impressed with the execution of the Budweiser beer from this brand. Their advertising is very well recognised, but Budweiser sells itself really! I have to award 5 out 5 stars for this, simply because I find not a single fault with the product. I do recommend it is enjoyed chilled, but I wouldn't want to drink it too cold as I think it can impare the flavour somewhat. With Summer in full swing (eeeek) I hope I can keep on top of stocking up my fridge!
As well as the unforgettable toad/frog advert, Budweiser larger has a taste to remember. Offering a smooth lager with a wonderful taste.
So, what exactly is Budweiser?
Budweiser is a larger brewed in the U.S.A. It has been brewed in the U.S.A since around 1875/1876. It is made in the traditional way of brewing larger, in the sense that the methods are unchanged. (as far as they tell us) Budweiser has an alcoholic volume of 5.0% making this a fairly alcoholic drink.
Budweiser is often referred to as "a bud". This is in no way to be confused with reference to marijuana, or indeed a friend.
While out with friends, or even in the house, this is one of my drinks of choice (along with fosters). The drink is not overly expensive, yet it is not bargain bin cider prices either ( and a darn sight better tasting) and you can usually get a crate / case of 15 cans/bottles for about 10-20 pounds.
Overall i find that Budweiser is a great refreshing drink to enjoy with friends, or simply by yourself with a DvD of your choice.
Not very often do me and my boyfriend have a drink let alone a take-away curry (he is a really fussy eater!) but he surprised me and my flatmate with a takeaway the other night and my mate nipped out and got some beers. In our local Tesco Express there isn't a huge range of lagers and beers to choose from and so my mate bought these home with her.
The cans are nice and informative in design. White and red, with gold outlines on some of the grey letters, this has a ring-pull to the top of it which is easy to crack open. On the front and the back of the can we are told that it is Budweiser, 'King Of Beers' and that it is 'Brewed by our original and natural process using the choicest hops, rice and best barley malt beer'. Other information listed on the can includes being told a bit about the product, the size is stated which in this case is 440ml and that it contains 5% volume which equates to 2.2 units per can and contact details for the manufacturer are given. Nice enough can this is and we are clearly stated on it that only natural ingredients are used.
The Beer Itself:
Light amber in colour with a smell of hops to it this is a slightly fizzing in the beginning beer, pour it slow or you get a big frothy head on it.
Made from barley malt, rice, yeast and water this is a really refreshing drink, best served cool/cold. I like the balance of refreshing water blended with strong hops and this isn't too yeasty. It is refreshing and light in light in flavours whilst still being tangy and a bit sharp and I like this one because it isn't too strong tasting in alcohol at all but is just simply a refreshing beer that really goes down well drinking it alone or with food!
Available in all good supermarkets and off licences etc priced at about £3.80 for 4 cans and other sizes are available.
This review is also posted Ciao under this same username.
Budweiser enjoys something of a mixed reputation. Many seasoned drinkers dismiss it as being light and frivolous and lacking depth and substance. I suspect that this is part of a general downer on its American heritage.
I like it because, although it is perhaps a little bland, I enjoy the taste and it would be difficult to find anything about the taste which might alienate its universal appeal. Amongst many casual or occasional drinkers, it remains the bottled lager of choice whether for home drinking or whether it is part of an image thing at the local hostelry, where some of our shallower brethren seem to feel they look cool drinking a bottle of Bud.
Because I am not a huge drinker during the day, this is what I tend to drink to be sociable - particularly at others houses during the festive period, because although it is quite a strong lager at 5.0%, you only get 300ml in the bottle I am currently reviewing - part of a multipack - so you don't get too bloated. Because the bottle is made of dark brown glass, you can quietly sip your drink and disguise the fact that it may be nearly empty. I don't like people forcing me to have another if I don't want one. The product comes in a range of sizes, so you need to make sure that what you believe to be a good deal is in fact a good deal.
They make a big thing of seeking to ensure that you drink the beer fresh and each bottle contains a statement on the label saying that it is best drunk within 110 days of being packed. Each bottle carries a Born Date (and time) and a Best Before date which on my bottle are some 11 months apart.
Back in the 90s, Budweiser ran a series of clever adverts featuring three frogs, Bud, Weis, and Er. This long-running and very successful advertising campaign spawned that famous phrase "Whassup? and there was a period during which objectionable youths would forever be shouting Whassup in imitation of the ads. Annoying little gits!
Budweiser, rather ostentatiously in my view, brand themselves as "King of Beers" and advise that their product is brewed by their original all natural process using the choicest Hops, Rice and Best Barley Malt.
In my opinion, it is not the King of Beers but on its popularity alone it makes a decent case for being a young pretender to the crown.
It is that time of year again when we have already started stocking up on some drinks to celebrate the big day itself and then the beginning of a new year. Apart from the odd spirit here and there I tend to stick to a glass of wine or bottle of beer, one of my favourites being Budweiser lager.
Personally, I really like the light taste of Budweiser, I think that it has quite a sweet, crisp flavour. In my opinion Budweiser tastes at its best when it is properly chilled. I often put the bottles from the fridge into the freezer for a few minutes before serving. When you drink it I find that it has quite a light refreshing taste about it and it doesn't leave much of an aftertaste, which I can find with some beers. It's quite hard trying to describe the taste but I would say it is rather an uncomplicated beer, sweet and simple.
Budweiser isn't always my first choice of beer but it is a nice to try from time to time, particularly I seem to choose this more often during the summer months for barbeques. Partly, because personally I think that Budweiser is a nice light beer that goes well with food. The light refreshing but not heavy taste goes down well with most food and it sits well in the background rather than some of the stronger tasting beers that might be too rich a flavour to go with most food.
I like the look of the bottle with the brown glass and red and white labels, which I think makes it stands out clearly as a Budweiser product. The label has some more details than you usually find with beer, it recommends that for the best flavour you should drink it within the first 110 days from its manufacturing date (which is next to the best before date). For a long time I never thought anything about this then when we moved home some beer had been packed and only recently found, it was added to the fridge along with the rest, and it was still well within date but not within the best 110 days. I really did notice the difference, it was a bit flatter and didn't taste as crisp, sweet or really as pleasant as it usually does. Therefore, although the beer is fine to drink pretty much for a year it really is best (or at least in my experience) to drink it earlier than later.
Depending upon the size of packs you buy will affect the price and availability, we tend to watch out for deals and stock up on the larger boxes of 20 x 330 ml bottles, usually for some party or other social gathering. These boxes of 20 are usually available for around £15, but as I mentioned they are often on promotion at various supermarkets so always worth watching out for a bargain. Budweiser have had some catchy advertisement slogans over the years, not all that I would say are meant for the UK market. Personally, I really like this beer, but it's quite a sweeter alternative to stronger more traditional beers and lagers. Also, the brown glass bottles or cans are recyclable.
This Budweiser get a well deserved four out of five stars from me, this isn't my all time favourite drink but it is still a nice and enjoyable choice. It definitely is amongst my top five favourite beers and I would strongly recommend it with food, it is sweet crisp and light and in my opinion a rather nice beverage.
I started drinking Budweiser when I got the taste for lager a few years ago and have found it outstanding campared to other lager brands. I have found that Bud tends to be a bit more expensive in clubs and pubs than other top lager brands.
You can buy Bud in bottles & cans (I personally think it tastes the best out of the bottle!) You can normally get good offers on multipacks from Asda.
Bud is best served chilled and I feel that when served in a bottle it holds the coolness very well.
You can often find now a few pubs and clubs have started to sell bud by tap so if you are after a full pint then this is ideal.
Bud has more of a smoother taste than other lagers and I often have lime with other brands such as Carling & Fosters to take the bitter edge away but I don't have to do this with a bottle of Bud.
I have also been advised that Bud is one of the best lagers you can drink if you are dieting so don't worry ladies it won't do you any harm to have a few cheeky ones!
I have read some of the reviews on here about Budweiser and well, it's not every bodies cup of tea. Well when it comes to the sense of taste, whether you like or dislike the taste of something is largely subjective. I say largely because I think that there are some beers out there that are utterly disgusting full stop. I like Budweiser because it is light, its so easy to drink and still it is 5% so it has substance. I know that it is an oxy-moron to say that it is refreshing because (drum roll) 'all alcohol dehydrates you'! But honestly, Buds (when very cold) seem very refreshing and go down so well after a day's work or even in between decorating the house or the like. Because they are very light I find that I don't get so much of a hangover. Bud taste very clean compared to some lagers that when you drink you know you will have a dirty hangover the next day. I would describe it as very crisp, clean and light, easy drinking but with substance.
Budweiser is the king of beers, or so the advertising would have you believe.This is something i do not agree with. Budweiser is a celebration of mediocrity and a prime example of how relentless advertising can cloud your better judgement.
Let's start with the taste, or lack of it, I find it a featureless and uninspiring experience with no detectable flavour, but my years of smoking could be masking a complex subtle collection of flavours. I don't think this is the case though. This is a cheap beer masquerading as a premium one. They polished this turd.Which is slightly unfair as raw sewage has a distinctive flavour, whereas this is more a ten pint piss.
I can see why this would be popular as it is an inoffensive, mild drink probably best suited to very occasional beer drinkers or children. And at 5% it gives a pretty good kick. Like most things these days image is more important than content, Which is where Buds success lies, Some very clever advertising has sold you this brand, But i can't help thinking that if they had invested in the beer, then it would have sold itself.
Budweiser has been a bit of a guilty pleasure of mine for a few years now. If ever asked the question, "what IS your favourite beer" i'll likely mention the merits of a Peroni or Heineken or the common can of Tennents, particularly if i'm holding a couple of them but i'll rarely divulge my appetite for Budweiser. It is to some, the Leona Lewis of lager land achieving its aim through incessant advertising rather than learning about it through word of mouth. This i'm lead to believe is how you should consume music.
Not for me.. I'm no Leona Lewis fan but I consider these beer snobs just as bad as Budweiser's wealth of advertising. Whether it's the NME or Dave down the pub i'm not going to get talked into conforming to your non - conformist way of thinking!
I'm aware of the beer's shortcomings. Its subtle, almost non existant flavour coupled with a premium lager price but I find it also a very refreshing and easy drinking beer. As somebody who likes to take a tour of the bar on an evening out I find a cold bottle of Bud or three to be the perfect opening. It's inoffensive, reliable and as strong as the premium lagers and works fast. From here I might move on to other drinks but it's important to note that this doesn't work the other way as a fuller flavoured beer will highlight the vanilla nature of Budweiser and make it taste like sparkling water.
I must say that I do now do most of my Bud drinking at home as fewer bars seem to have it on draught at least where I live and I can't bring myself to part with the best part of three pounds on a three sip drink.
Lager, 5 percent Alcohol. Brewed in U.S.A since 1876.