I suspect that the reason I'm reviewing Budweiser American Ale today has much more to do with the subliminal messages I received after seeing this new brew's commercial about thirty times this week than a genuine interest. Yet even if my brain now belongs to the Budweiser collective this still presents us with the opportunity to try something interesting: Budweiser's answer to beers that don't suck.
Please excuse my snobby behavior when I say that Budweiser produces the very best, tasteless, corporate, piss beer there is and should be avoided like the plague. If given the option between a Bud or any boutique beer I wouldn't hesitate for a second to reach for whatever else was available. Then again, given the choice between Budweiser and unfiltered toilet water I would have to think twice.
American Ale is trying to trick snobbier drinkers with an appealing packag and a flavor that leans toward Red Hook. My questions is this: if I'm going to be shelling out $6.49 for a six pack of beer should I choose American Ale over any of my other options?
Let's find out.
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