Monthly Archives: January 2008

American Macro Week: Budweiser Select

Budweiser Select. Another in the Bud family from Anheuser-Busch, introduced very recently (2005) as their super-premium beer and I think it’s an all malt brew; their spec sheet talks about two-row and caramel malts and doesn’t mention any adjuncts. It’s also targeted at the low-car, low-alcohol market, without expressly being called a "light" beer… it’s only 99 calories (per 12 ounces) and 4.3% alcohol. Reviewed from the 24-ounce can. Appearance: Gold-yellow and clear; white head … Continue reading →

American Macro Week: Bud Light

Bud Light is the "Superbowl beer"… it’s also the beer of the "Real Men of Genius" radio commercials which I actually find pretty funny and clever. Anheuser-Busch really pushes this beer as a sponsor of sporting events and claims it’s the world’s best selling beer. Not much more to say about it, other than what’s in my notes below. Reviewed from the 24-ounce can; it’s 4.2% alcohol by volume. Appearance: Amazingly pale yellow, crystal clear … Continue reading →

American Macro Week: Miller High Life

Miller High Life might just have the best name of all of these… you gotta love any beer subtitled "The Champagne of Beers" without irony. For some reason, when I think of High Life, I want to call it "your (grand)father’s beer," not in an offensive way but because it has that sense of history to me. It’s 5% alcohol by volume, and I served it up in the 24-ounce can, which has another classic … Continue reading →

American Macro Week: Pabst Blue Ribbon

I approached reviewing Pabst Blue Ribbon with a bit of trepidation; after all, I’ve said more than once that it’s my favorite macrobrew and the best of them out there. I tend to drink it when we’re at my parents’ place, as well. So how would the beer fare in an actual, objective tasting and review? Would I need to eat my words? Ah, I needn’t have worried; it’s still good. Reviewed from the 24-ounce … Continue reading →

American Macro Week: Coors

The original Coors is known as "the banquet beer" though I have to admit I don’t know why. I suppose because they consider it so good that it’s appropriate for a banquet? Forget about Coors Light, this beer is an(other) American classic. The spoiler is, I was very pleasantly surprised with this beer; it’s quite good for what it is. And I love the simple, straightforward design of the can… this is the same company … Continue reading →