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Old 09-26-2008, 08:52 PM   #1
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I am tasting my first Bud American Ale as I type this (the first Bud product i have tasted in over 6 months actually). I have to say that it isn't too bad! Since i just started making my own beer recently, my pallet isn't as well-rounded to give a detailed description, but it has a nice color and head to it, not a real distinct flavor, but defenitley drinkable. I don't think i will buy it again, but hey, at least i can re-use the bottles (pry-off )

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Old 09-26-2008, 08:53 PM   #2
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Old 09-26-2008, 09:41 PM   #3
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American Ale is a very good beer. I would suggest picking up a six pack next time anyone is at the grocery store.

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Old 09-27-2008, 02:49 AM   #4
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The "not a real distinct flavor" is what made me smirk.

The large brewers are like politicians, they feel that they have to make beer that appeals to as many people as posslible, while offending very few.

That said, I'll probably try a pint when it's on tap in the bars and I'm already pissed about the Lions getting blown out AGAIN.

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I had some of this at a local beer tasting, it had a good aroma but that is about all. There was not much in the way of taste....I wouldnt recomend it at all.

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there's already 2 threads on this...

This one where we've been discussing it for several weeks http://www.ontariocraftbrewers.com/


And another where we are supposed to post our reviews...

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f5/clog-...u-drink-76090/

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Old 09-27-2008, 11:53 AM   #7
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That said, I'll probably try a pint when it's on tap in the bars and I'm already pissed about the Lions getting blown out AGAIN.

You mean, after close to 2 dozen years, you still get SUPRISED when the Lions get blown out?
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Old 11-17-2008, 04:50 AM   #8
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too much crystal, not enough hops; too expensive....meh, If I want AB products I stick with Bud Light

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Not a distinct flavor?

It tastes like dry crystal 40, and that is after it has warmed up. The Michelob Pale Ale has more hop presence than this.

I am not saying AA is a horrible beer but, it isn't a surprise or an eyeopener.

Try the second of reference if you can, now that is a surprise coming from Macro (still not great but definitely in the right direction).

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I saw it at the grocery store yesterday, along with the micros. They were charging $6.50 for a 6 pack, when I could get a 6er of Deschutes or various other micros for $6.99. It seemed like a no-brainer. I don't know that pricing your beer competitively with craft brews is a good decision, although I'm sure they've done their share of market analysis.

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