They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, so our pal John over at TDYLF (an awesome movie and TV blog) should be blushing right about now.
John has created a series of posts where he takes funny and bizarre user reviews from Netflix and features them on his site. It’s an easy way to make a quick post, and it’s always worthwhile to see a refreshing point of view (even if the person holding it might be criminally insane).
The last time John posted one of these, a light bulb went off in my head – I should steal the idea! John has lifted ideas from us in the past (giving copious credit where it was due) so I figured turnabout is totally fair play. Our buddy G-LO from Booze Dancing had the same idea, and just created his own user-review powered post.
Here’s my homage to John; people saying great things about brews that most beer geeks would take a pass on. For our first installment, it’s mad love for the King of Beers. I’ll be honest; they make it sound pretty tasty!
From BeerAdvocate (bolded text added by yours truly for emphasis):
Morger look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pale yellow color with snow white foam. Exceptional clarity. Subtle aromatic hop aroma with clean esters and faint banana. Mouthfeel is light, crisp, and refreshing. Outstanding clean finish which easily leads to another sip. Probably the most consistent, refreshing and drinkable beer on the planet.
FootballFan15 look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A lot of people say to me, “Come now FootballFan15, your favorite beer is Budweiser, how can your opinion be valid?” Well, the truth is that while Budweiser is a very good lager, I Can’t claim it to be my favorite or say that it doesn’t have any imperfections.
Initial impressions of this beer are always positive, despite its reputation, and I think that is with good reason. When poured from its very-well designed can (or bottle…if that is your thing…) it makes an impressive fizzy display in a glass or mug and has an attractive head. Anheuser-Busch is to be commended for brewing such an attractive beer.
The taste, admittedly, is where the problem is found (if, indeed, there is a problem with Budweiser). I find the flavor of Budweiser to be a bit strong, particularly compared to its superior sister brew, Bud Light. Still, Budweiser is not a beer I would turn my nose up at ever. If anything, perhaps the flavor is TO GOOD. Once Budweiser assaults my palette with its own irresistible charm, I find that it dilutes the flavor of foods that I enjoy with Bud Light such as hot dogs, chili cheese fries, and cheddar and sour cream ruffles.
Due to its affect on your palette, I recommend reserving this beer for times when you’re specifically only going to be enjoying beer (without food) or after a meal has been consumed. Bud Light may be the superior beverage to consume with food but Budweiser is a delicious treat all on its own. I enthusiastically recommend this beer to all of my friends and suggest it here too. Despite its faults, after just one sip, you’ll see why Budweiser is America’s premier beer.
jaialainut look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
the title of king of beers says it all, sure its massed produced and thats because of its popuarity.
very tasty and refreshing beer that i can find at any great sporting events.
beer snobs of the world have a negative opinion, but where ever you go you will see this great tasting beer being sold and thats the bottom line.
Shefus look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Its called the king of beers for a reason, its tasty, feels great, goes down easy. Its like the perfect bonfire beer, pound some of these get nice and sloppy, and play some beer pong, then make some bad decisions. then wake up and start again.
BUT ENJOY RESPONSIBLY, I AM NOT LIABLE FOR YOUR BAD DECISIONS.
drjones633 look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Served out of a 12oz bottle.
A clean golden color.
Smell is small, hints of fruit.
Taste is crisp and refreshing. slight malt and rice flavour
Mouthfeel is watery, but this is good if you are thirsty.
I think as americans we forget our roots.
Prohibition killed off all the small breweries that couldn’t make other products to stay afloat, also 3 years before prohibition was repealed the Great Depression hit, beer had to be made cheaply. The Milwaukee breweries and Budweiser kept beer brewing alive in the USA through the great depression.
What was born was a new beer, created out of need. And although its not “great beer” its apart of our history and I appreciate it for what it is.
So to all of those people giving Bud 1′s ans 2′s I want to remind you, when examining beers we should keep in mind the style we are tasting. Sure Bud isn’t as flavorful as a IPA or a Lambic, but its not trying to be either. Its a perfect example of its style.
I love my Franziskaner. I love my Dog Fish Head. And I love my Buweiser.
Please dont be a beer snob, be a beer lover!
Dr. Jones’ last line, “don’t be a beer snob, be a beer lover!” might deserve a little consideration here. After all, “bottle a’ Bud” was my wife’s go-to bar drink when we were first dating, and those beers tasted pretty good (at least when mixed with all the hormones coursing through my veins).
Do I buy Bud now? No. Honestly, I fear what Budweiser and their macro pals might do to the craft beer movement in the future, and I don’t want to give them my support.
But that’s my opinion, and these fine people are certainly entitled to their own. Buy what you like, but as Shefus so eloquently put it, “I AM NOT LIABLE FOR YOUR BAD DECISIONS.” Whatever those decision may be.