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aleman
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Username: Aleman

Post Number: 157
Registered: 04-2003
Posted From: 24.230.101.247
Posted on Sunday, September 21, 2008 - 10:55 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Who has tried it? How much hop character is there?
 

Dan Listermann
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Username: Listermann

Post Number: 5880
Registered: 03-2004
Posted From: 65.29.223.32
Posted on Monday, September 22, 2008 - 12:07 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I want to know if it has any body or not. I have noticed that when the Big Boys try to do "Micro" they can't/won't give the brew any body.
 

bill king
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Username: Kingwj

Post Number: 32
Registered: 04-2008
Posted From: 68.80.1.27
Posted on Monday, September 22, 2008 - 12:38 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I bought a 6 pack at State Line in Elkton, MD. I caught a small wiff of cascade when I opened the bottle but it didn't make it to the glass. Malt is the dominant flavor, body rather thin. I will not be buying it again.
 

Mike G.
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Username: Mikeg

Post Number: 295
Registered: 04-2005
Posted From: 64.68.172.108
Posted on Monday, September 22, 2008 - 01:39 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I had a bottle a month ago. I concur with bill's findings. Malt balanced. Despite the mention of dry hopping, it isn't very hop-aromatic.

My comment at the time was, "uninspiring". I think a basic SNPA is much better.
 

Robert
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Username: Okierat

Post Number: 189
Registered: 05-2003
Posted From: 138.32.32.166
Posted on Monday, September 22, 2008 - 01:20 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I had a sample in a restaurant this past weekend (We were leaving and I noticed it on tap as I was coming out of the bathroom, the bartender gave me a sample when I asked about it). I found it to be an decent American Amber Ale. Not one I will look for, but if I would choose it over Amber Bock or Shiner if available.
 

Bill Pierce
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Username: Billpierce

Post Number: 9260
Registered: 01-2002
Posted From: 24.150.192.193
Posted on Monday, September 22, 2008 - 01:44 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I haven't yet had Budweiser American Ale; I doubt it will make it to Canada and it doesn't yet seem to have wide distribution in the part of the US that is near me. However, I suspect it will be a long time before one of the major brewers produces a truly hoppy beer. They are so used to beers with 10 IBUs that even 30-40 IBUs is off their charts.