« on: August 07, 2010, 02:55:43 AM »
...Yes we have forgotten our roots. And Budweiser did the forgetting for us.
That statement sums it all up pretty well.
Ironic too, since despite it's lower common denominator kind of appeal, I think that most of us here agree that it is probably one of the most skillfully made and utterly consistent commercial beers out there.
Unfortunately, with all of that skill and the strict QC that goes into it's manufacture, the one thing missing is any distinctive flavor.
After years of burning out my tastebuds with hop bombs, I've found that I can truly sometimes enjoy beers whose flavors are on the lighter side of things if it's all in balance. I consider Bud to be in a category of beers that lack balance (simply because there isn't really much of anything to balance to begin with).
I think that AB-InBev makes some good beers, but if I am in a situation where Bud is the only beer around, I almost always opt out.
Even a glass of cheap red wine is far more satisfying to me.