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Old 01-11-2009, 10:43 PM   #1
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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.


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Old 01-11-2009, 11:14 PM   #2
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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.


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Old 01-12-2009, 12:30 AM   #3
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i havent tried it, sounds like i may have to give it a shot as just a cheap easy to find beer.
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Old 01-12-2009, 01:10 PM   #4
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Years ago (before I brewed) SWMBO brought home a 12 pack of Milwaukee's Best Light because it was on sale Once..

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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.
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Old 01-12-2009, 02:15 PM   #5
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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.
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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.
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Old 01-12-2009, 03:08 PM   #7
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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.
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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...
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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.
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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.


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