- Sep 10, 2008
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I can't think of an amber I've had that it stands up to either. I've had a whopping 4 ounces of this beer, and I could have done without about two of them. I am a snob as well, and I freely admit it, but I don't think this is a good quality beer by any mark.It's not a pale ale.....
I agree to that. It's not that bad guys. Just doesn't taste dry hopped (or hopped at all) and isn't full bodied because they know the avergae Bud drinker would drink itI think a lot of people that have come out bashing it would be singing its praises if it was poured out of a Russian River bottle
You have to realize they're not going for the real craft beer market. They're trying to appeal to the masses with this beer. And I'm sorry, but the masses don't know jack **** about beer.I agree to that. It's not that bad guys. Just doesn't taste dry hopped (or hopped at all) and isn't full bodied because they know the avergae Bud drinker would drink it
I don't mean to come off as an a-hole here, but this is a misconception that I used to hold until I did some research a while back. In total, AB only has a minority stake in Redhook (less than 25%). The purpose of that ownership is basically a distribution agreement with AB so that Redhook gets national distribution of their beers...IMO it tastes a lot like REDHOOK ESB . Does anybody know who owns Redhook? WAIT..................
If they are drinking it at typical BMC drinking temperature (VERY COLD) then perhaps they can't taste anything in the flavor profile. In most cases with BMC products, that is the goal. But with a proper Ale, serving temperature is as important to the flavor as the brewing process itself.The people on this thread who are saying that Bud American Ale has "no flavor", "no hop character", or is the "same" as American Lager but just darker in color may need to just develop their palates.
I have had this beer, and to say that it has no hop character or flavor is flat out wrong. My advice to those who are reading these comments is to ignore those people. If their palates are so weak that they cannot detect the obvious flavor profiles in this beer, then I can't take any kind of food/beer review from them seriously.