Budweiser - BOTTLEBudweiser

Brewery info:

Missouri, U.S.A

[No website listed

Alcohol: 4.9%
Standard drinks: 1.4

Cap type: Twist

Cost: I picked this up for $TBC AU

Label info: ‘This is the famous Budweiser beer. We know of no brand produced by any other brewer which costs so much to brew and age. Our exclusive Beechwood Aging produces a taste, a smoothness and a drinkability you will find in no other beer at any price’. 

What the label really means: I’ve read this label text a couple of times now and I’m still not sure I understand it. Maybe I’m a bit slow. Can anyone help? Seriously.
I hope the brew inside is less confusing.

The Hell-Cat review starts here

Label: As arguably the most well known beer label of our time, this is a bold, in your face brand. The red makes the label jump out while the white and gold soften it and create an air of bogan-pride. The label portrays itself as a throwback to an era when smoking was advertised as a tool for picking up ladies, and conjures images of crack dens and whore houses. It’s sad, it’s depressing…it’s like a 68 year old man at a rave sporting a faux-hawk and fluro pants. Budweiser claims to be the ‘King of Beers’, I claim it to be the ‘King of Oversized Under-durps’.  

I give it a label rating of 3 out of 10.

AROMA:  A very mild aroma…sniff carefully and you may catch a citrus hint.

Taste: GLASS – This is a very mild pale lager with no discernible flavour profile emerging. There is a soft citrus swirl through what is unsurprisingly a very bland brew. It’s very easy to drink because of its inoffensive style but that’s hardly endearing.
Putting your pre-conceptions aside when tasting this beer is difficult. But try your best to sample the brew within and judge it based on its performance and not its reputation. Budweiser - GLASS

I give it a beer from glass rating of 3.5 out of 10.

Taste: BOTTLE – Much the same from the bottle as it is from the glass…perhaps a tad soapier now. It’s not great, it’s not fun, it’s not impressing anyone. Very disappointing no matter which way you look at it.

I give it a taste from bottle rating of 3.5 out of 10.

Accompanying food: A strong Szechuan beef with extra chilli. Team it with this dish and Bud could at least act as a softener to the heat. 

Best season to appreciate: I suppose a Summer brew. Though by saying that I fear I’m insulting Summer.

All-nighter beer? Because this beer is so easy to throw back in large quantities, this really is a sessionable beer. Unfortunately it would make for a very dull evening.


  1. I’m reminded of the first time I played the boardgame, Barfo, which is like Cluedo, but instead of solving a murder, you hafta solve who hucked. As I recall, it was Captain Jellymeat, in the caot room, because of a sixer of Bud.


  2. Étienne Goosefart says:

    A chef chum once said to me, ‘Goosefart’, he said, ‘there’s no such thing as a bad cut of meat – it’s how you use it.’ He was right. It is how you use it. The same applies to beer, and I’m using some right now…hic


  3. Re: Label Info Translation
    ‘Our beer is really expensive. We justify its expense because of the exclusive ageing process.’


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