Background: With the American colony about to celebrate still having their independence I decided I should get into the festivities. Since I did not k now what the saying “Bah mer-ah-can” meant (although it is forcibly shouted when heard) I decided I needed a different approach. As such, I did some research as to what the most American Beer style was, and which Beer exemplified it. It turns out that the words “clean, crisp, and cool” are used as a style in place of the term “Lager.” An interesting note; Americnos Lageros is Latin for “to blandly see through a medium more clearly than air.” With a little research, it became clear that this was the best choice to celebrate what American is: The Budweiser is touted as being an American Beer, however it is owned by ABInBev which is a Belgian (not a state in the
) company. Much like purchasing an American automobile, such as a Chrysler, who is owned by Fiat, which is an Italian (also not a state) company. US
Color: As is the typical with American Lagers, it is very light. When I look at this in a glass I think one of two things: by jove my water has jaundice, or yet again this poor establishment has refused to wash my glass prior to serving my San Pellegrino. The closest descriptor I can muster would be similar to the color Icterine.
Taste: I must admit that I have seen this Beer take some criticism from the educated Beer press for being bland and lackluster. Many go as far as to say “similar to water.” I feel as though this is an exaggeration for if given the choice between water and Budweiser, I would choose Budweiser. I think a better description would be to imagine a 20g tea bag filled with biscuit malt, and a quarter hop flower steeped in carbonated water.