Welcome to the Drink in the Sights Budweiser Beer Review. For the last 22 years I've been avoiding Budweiser quite successfully but then I was given one over Christmas and it'd be rude to say no wouldn't it? It's not that I remember it been a particularly bad beer it's just that it's the first one I ever got sick after drinking having consumed about 5 too many at an 18th birthday party. I'm sure it's not just me who has a similar memory of that first alcohol related vomit. Regardless here we are holding the beer that gave us the Budweiser frogs advert and more annoyingly 'wassup.' Clearly the marketing worked though as I still remember those ads many years later.
Budweiser comes in many forms, but for the purposes of this review I'm drinking a reasonably ornate red and white 330ml bottle which declares that Budweiser is 'the king of beers.' They also say that they know of no other beer 'which costs so much to brew and age.' I guess that's good, I've never really thought of lagers as been aged before. Budweiser contains 4.5% alcohol which I would describe as distinctly average for most beers, but possibly slightly on the stronger side for a lager. As American beers go I don't think there's a more famous one than this.
The beer pours as you'd expect for a lager with quite a nice head that sadly vanished before you can say 'wassup.' The body is clear with a very slight amber tinge. I'm not sure that you would be able to spot it if you lined it up next to 3-4 other lagers to be honest. The aroma is also quite nondescript. You'll probably get a slight whiff of banana and maybe an almost champagne like smell, but I guess that's just the result of it been a bubbly alcoholic drink. The texture is similarly nondescript. It's light and maybe a little more crisp than some lagers you may have had, but it certainly doesn't stand out as a particularly premium or well aged beer.
The taste very much matches the smell, the look, and the texture, it's just a normal mass produced lager. I think beers like this very much have their place, and that place is on a very hot day when the barbecue is out and you don't want anything that really tastes of too much that will distract from the sausages and burgers. Budweiser is drinkable, and I don't feel like I'm going to throw up this time so that's a vast improvement on my previous experiences. I'll give Budweiser 3 out of 10, it's just a normal, bog standard, inoffensive lager.