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Old 04-25-2010, 05:58 PM   #1
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So, I'm sitting here sitting in front of the computer, reading HBT, sipping on a glass of Vienna SmaSh. Wife tells me friends down the road have invited us over for a cookout. I have no bottled beer, so a trip to the corner store is in order.

I read that Budweiser American Ale uses Cascade hops, so I thought I would give a 6 pack a try, just for grins. Wow!, what a disappointment.

Best description I could muster: Carbonated hop water. No flavor. I guess that Vienna SmaSh spoiled my tastebuds.

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Old 04-25-2010, 06:05 PM   #2
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a buddy and I bought a bottle of that stuff when it first hit the shelves around here out of curiousity. We made the mistake of having a scotch ale before moving on the the bud....you're right, no flavor!

At least it isn't OFFENSIVE like bud....

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It doesn't move very well so there are a lot of old bottles around. I have had a few very fresh bottles and have enjoyed them all. A little thin on the body but they had a nice bready/biscuit malt character and a good clean cascade flavor.

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It's one of those beers that when a bar has NOTHING else I';; drink one - luckily most Macro beer bars now have New Glarus Spotted cow to get people off their beer nipples.

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It doesn't move very well so there are a lot of old bottles around. I have had a few very fresh bottles and have enjoyed them all. A little thin on the body but they had a nice bready/biscuit malt character and a good clean cascade flavor.
That's definitely a big problem with it. It's also better on tap IMO. I wouldn't call it a complete failure by AB, but it was a half ass attempt for sure.
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I actually enjoy American ale from time to time. My local liquor store had sixers for $3.99. If it's on sale I'll pick one up.

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I picked up a 6er while visiting family in rural Ohio because it was literally the only thing at the store that wasn't a fizzy yellow american lager.

I thought it was absolutely terrible. I couldn't finish the bottle I opened.

I brought it back to NC with me and gave it to a friend to try. He dumped his bottle out after a couple of drinks, too.

The other four bottles went down the drain.

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I bought a six pack shortly after it was introduced. Blech... drank one and took the other five to the next non-beer-people party I went to.

I tried one on tap sometime after that and didn't drink it.

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