Happy HolidaySs Giveaway - Winners Re-Re-Re-Re-Drawn - 24 hours to Claim!

Get your HBT Growlers, Shirts and Membership before the Rush!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Community > General Chit Chat > I have never cared for Budweiser.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-11-2009, 10:43 PM   #1
impatient
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Des Moines, IA
Posts: 886
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default I have never cared for Budweiser.

SWMBO was going to the store. I told her to get a sixer of some pry-offs this way I am constantly increasing my supply of bottles.

Well, she comes back with Budweiser American Ale. I was sceptical and didnt think I would care for it. However, I was supprised when I opened one up. The beer has a nicely balanced flavor with a fair amount of body. And, the Cascade hops are noticeable as well.

Budweiser American Ale beer has nothing on the Saranac IPA I had before that, but it is drinkable anyway.

Becks had to have something to do with this.

Cheaper bottles anyway.

__________________
DSM
SMaSH

Primary:
Secondary:
Bottled: Pale Ale, IPA, Extra Pale Ale
Kegged: Hoppy Vienna Lager
Drinking: AllBitterNoFlavorTonOMunich Ale, Amber Ale, Cream of Three Crops
Soon: SA Black Lager Clone
impatient is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-11-2009, 11:14 PM   #2
HIT_MAN
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 63
Default

I will say that I really enjoyed the Budweiser American Ale as well. It shocked me that it tasted as good as it did. I never expected a huge commercial beer like Budweiser to make something as crafty as they have.

__________________
HIT_MAN is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-12-2009, 12:30 AM   #3
nvr2low
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Liverpool, New York
Posts: 397
Likes Given: 4

Default

i havent tried it, sounds like i may have to give it a shot as just a cheap easy to find beer.

__________________
nvr2low is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-12-2009, 01:10 PM   #4
budbo
Beer is good
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
budbo's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: La Plata, MD
Posts: 2,264
Liked 6 Times on 4 Posts
Likes Given: 9

Default

Years ago (before I brewed) SWMBO brought home a 12 pack of Milwaukee's Best Light because it was on sale Once..

Quote:
I never expected a huge commercial beer like Budweiser to make something as crafty as they have.
Most don't realize Blue Moon is from Coors. It was bound to happen, there is a growing market for craft beer, it was only a matter of time before BMC got into the game. I have no doubt they will produce some very drinkable crafts.
__________________
budbo is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-12-2009, 02:15 PM   #5
maltMonkey
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Kansas
Posts: 823
Liked 5 Times on 4 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by nvr2low View Post
i havent tried it, sounds like i may have to give it a shot as just a cheap easy to find beer.
I don't know about cheap....I haven't tried it yet but all the stores I've seen it in are selling at "import" prices--around $7 / six pack.
__________________
maltMonkey is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-12-2009, 02:52 PM   #6
RedIrocZ-28
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
RedIrocZ-28's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Posts: 854
Liked 23 Times on 16 Posts

Default

One thing that you will notice is that the bottles are made of thicker glass than say a Sam Adams. Also the labels are so easy to remove, all you need to do is soak them for about 10 minutes in hot water and then peel off the labels. Hit them with a scrubber pad to remove the glue and you are on to the next.

Also, $7 for a 6 pack of this beer prices it about $1 over most BMC beers... how is that "import" pricing? Maybe its due to locale or whatever but Craft/Imports are priced about $9+ in these here parts.

__________________
RedIrocZ-28 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-12-2009, 03:08 PM   #7
nvr2low
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Liverpool, New York
Posts: 397
Likes Given: 4

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by maltMonkey View Post
I don't know about cheap....I haven't tried it yet but all the stores I've seen it in are selling at "import" prices--around $7 / six pack.
its cheaper than most of the craft style beers here. most of the small brewery stuff like magic hat, ithica and others are $8.50+


until recently i didnt know blue moon was made by coors.
__________________
nvr2low is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-12-2009, 03:23 PM   #8
Revvy
Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Revvy's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: "Detroitish" Michigan
Posts: 40,804
Liked 2775 Times on 1659 Posts
Likes Given: 3489

Default

There's a ctually a review thread on it where we all contributed to it when it first came out.

It's better than I though it would be...and it is way maltier than I thought they'd go (I was thinking they'd do a pale or amber....something even wimpier than it realy is.)

I pick it up when I have a gap in pipeline and I'm broke...But I lurve the bottles...

I have bought 4 sixers of it so I have a case of em. I think they are one of the coolest shaped bottles in the market, and they are really thick too.

And in Detroit it's under 6 bucks for a six pack..far below premium...

__________________

Like my snazzy new avatar? Get Sons of Zymurgy swag, here, and brew with the best.

Revvy's one of the cool reverends. He has a Harley and a t-shirt that says on the back "If you can read this, the bitch was Raptured. - Madman

I gotta tell ya, just between us girls, that Revvy is HOT. Very tall, gorgeous grey hair and a terrific smile. He's very good looking in person, with a charismatic personality... he drives like a ****ing maniac! - YooperBrew

Revvy is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-12-2009, 03:29 PM   #9
maltMonkey
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Kansas
Posts: 823
Liked 5 Times on 4 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by RedIrocZ-28 View Post
Also, $7 for a 6 pack of this beer prices it about $1 over most BMC beers... how is that "import" pricing? Maybe its due to locale or whatever but Craft/Imports are priced about $9+ in these here parts.
Must be locale then....here you can get a 30-pack of BMC for under $18, so a little under $4/six pack. "Standard" import/craft beers like Bass, Corona, Newcastle, Sam Adams, etc sell for about $7-$8 per six pack.
__________________
maltMonkey is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-12-2009, 07:43 PM   #10
Homercidal
Moderator
HBT_MODERATOR.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Homercidal's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Reed City, MI
Posts: 24,396
Liked 2432 Times on 1718 Posts
Likes Given: 1387

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by maltMonkey View Post
Must be locale then....here you can get a 30-pack of BMC for under $18, so a little under $4/six pack. "Standard" import/craft beers like Bass, Corona, Newcastle, Sam Adams, etc sell for about $7-$8 per six pack.
Oh, wait, are those 30-packs for bottles, or cans?

I did not realize that the Bud Ale bottles were different. I've only had it on tap. Might check them out. I might consider buying it if I need bottles at some point.
__________________
Homercidal is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hops in AL / Hops not cared for gtg644w Hops Growing 9 08-29-2012 06:16 PM
Budweiser MeatyPortion Commercial Brew Discussion 12 11-04-2009 12:26 AM
Anyone ever tried budweiser? IrregularPulse General Beer Discussion 17 02-27-2009 03:11 PM
Budweiser homebrewer_99 Commercial Brew Discussion 1 07-07-2007 12:49 AM



Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS