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The King of Beers watered down?????

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  1. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!! Moderator

    i saw this on cnn toay:
    Makers of Budweiser sued over watery beer

    i new there was something funny with my budweiser lately. it seems that they are watering down the beer. i believe that some think that they distill the beer to 7% alcohol and then add water to get down to 5%. but i think the lawsuit is suggesting that they are even going below that percentage as well......lame!!!!!

    luckily i don't not drink it all that often as i tend to drink newcastle majority of the time.

  2. Speed Daemon

    Speed Daemon Disabled

    FYI each of the 50 states has its own set of laws regarding what can be called beer, and how much alcohol is allowed in it. In many states, a beer with an alcohol content above the state's arbitrary limit can't be sold as beer. In some states it can't be sold at all. In others it can only be sold if it's imported. In still others it must be called "ale" and be taxed and sold differently from beer.

    Is anyone here from Tennessee? That's one state with some crazy beer laws!

    The ideal thing to do is to brew each batch of beer to the desired alcohol content, so it has the maximum flavor for what it has to be. But it's cheaper to just brew one type of beer, then water it down to meet legal requirements.

    Don't like that? Then support your local craft brewer!
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  3. BigCiX

    BigCiX Well-Known Member

    Bud light is my prefered alcoholic beverage.
  4. saptech

    saptech Well-Known Member

    Oh you mean it is being watered down even more. Of course, it's not US owned anymore! What the heck do they care!!!
  5. mikedt

    mikedt 你好 Guide

    I've always found Budweiser to be rather like Chinese beer, in that you can drink lots of it, you go to the bathroom a lot, but you don't actually get particularly drunk.
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  6. SiempreTuna

    SiempreTuna Well-Known Member


    Me neither.
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  7. Bob Maxey

    Bob Maxey Well-Known Member

    Look for a good local micro-brewery. Get to know what is out there and forget the national brands. Here in Utah, we have many really nice brews.

    Alternatively, learn to home brew. You will know what is in your glass and you can create a stronger beer if that is your pleasure.
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  8. unnamedny

    unnamedny Well-Known Member

    budweiser was never even close to king. They make alot of it, but it does not make it any good.
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  9. dan330

    dan330 Well-Known Member

    i like miller and shiner

    my dad liks bud... and he should not drink so much.. so, it is ok with me to be watered down some. LOL
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  10. SUroot

    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

    I always thought Bud tasted Watery anyway to be honest.
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  11. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood Moderator

    It'd be easy enough to actually test alcohol percentage
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  12. Kamau

    Kamau Well-Known Member

    After the first case, it really doesn't matter anymore.
    Just Sayin'
  13. big_z

    big_z Well-Known Member

    I went to a ton of Kansas City Royals' games last summer. When the beer/water vendor would walk by, he would call out "Bud Light! Water!" I would holler back "But he repeats himself!"
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  14. Speed Daemon

    Speed Daemon Disabled

    Yes, of course it is. But when it comes down to buying an alcohol tester and buying another case of beer, most beer drinkers buy the case of beer. That's the long and short of it. :)
  15. saptech

    saptech Well-Known Member

    Just remember, the more she drinks, the better you look! :)
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  16. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!! Moderator

    or it could be the other way around as well:D:eek::D:eek:
  17. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood Moderator

    FYI, it was actually tested by an independent company, came right in at 4.99% when advertised as 5
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  18. breadnatty08

    breadnatty08 pain rustique VIP Member

    I know beers like 120 min from Dogfish Head don't list the abv because it's so high and varies too much. Not sure how that works with the Feds.
  19. Speed Daemon

    Speed Daemon Disabled

    That's cutting it pretty darn close! :eek:

    IMHO it's perfectly reasonable for a brewer to allow a small margin of error so that a batch doesn't fail the state testing. I also think that peoples' beef should be with the states that have these laws that violate the separation of church and state, and not with the brewers who must comply or go out of business. IJS
  20. SiempreTuna

    SiempreTuna Well-Known Member


    Drinking and politics do NOT mix!

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  21. dan330

    dan330 Well-Known Member

    i have to drink... to even listen to politics
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  22. Gmash

    Gmash Well-Known Member

    Regardless of politics, Budweiser,(and especially Bud Light) is corporate crap beer.:D
  23. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood Moderator

    I wasnt saying that those results failed and the beer was watered down.

    They passed the test.
  24. SiempreTuna

    SiempreTuna Well-Known Member

    The original (disputed .. in lots of courts in lots of countries), Czech Bud ain't too bad.

    Of course, the best beers are unquestionably Belgian and made by monks. The next best Belgian but not made by monks.

    Has to be said that some Belgian non-monks also make cheap **** - Stella being the prime example.
  25. unnamedny

    unnamedny Well-Known Member

    big known beers such as Heineken, Stella, Guiness etc. are not the best beers out there, just because they are designed for big market. Still its not as bad as Bud.
    I'd go for most Sam Adams flavors any day. I've visited their brewery and most brewing processes are not automated. They also do more than 50 experimental flavors every year. Some flavors can not even be found outside of Massachusetts.

    Bottom line is, if you are a fan of Bud, you don't know much about beer.
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