Judgement: Budweiser American Ale

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The day has come, and for Budweiser American Ale, well, let’s just say that Anheuser Bush probably doesn’t want to read what I have to type.

To be frank(lin), this is a terrible beer with few redeeming qualities and no reason for me to ever drink it again.  The only thing keeping it from being a total bust is its availability and marketing.  It’s not the worst beer in the world, but it’s a lame attempt by AB to enter a new area of the market, one in which they would be wise to boot whomever came up with the recipe for American Ale and start all over again from scratch if they are to have any chance at competing.  If someone handed me a Budweiser American Ale I would say thank you, ask for a glass, and drink it.  Mrs. Beer, on the other hand, would probably question my sanity if this were to occur.  She would be pleased to know, however, that I would absolutely not ever again pay to drink this crap… even if it were 10 cents for a case.  Well, maybe if it were 10 cents per case, but I digress.

Bottom line: I won’t be buying this again.  To say that Budweiser has let me down would be an understatement.  I hope that the next time they develop a beer, they focus more on the actual beer than on trying to make a cheap Killian’s Irish Red knock-off.

Taste:  2/10

Drinkability:  1.5/10

Price:  2.5/10

Availability:  8.5/10

Alcohol Content:  7/10

Presentation:  5.5/10

Overall:  4.5/10

Agree?  Disagree?  Let’s hear it.  Tune in tomorrow for a new beer.

Mr. Beer

P.S. As you can see, I’ve added a new category for judgement – presentation.  I have updated Rolling Rock’s judgement and you can check it out at https://abeerguy.wordpress.com/2009/07/12/judgement-rolling-rock/.

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