Four words of pure, utter terror.

[UPDATE]: Welcome, Instapundit readers.

Bud Light… Honey Wheat.

It’s real.  I’ve seen it.  I’ve tasted it.  Thankfully, my taste buds shut down in self defense after the first sip.  Even the guy giving away samples didn’t try to push it too hard.

OTOH, the Michelob Winter’s Bourbon Cask Ale was… not bad.  Enough so that I picked up a six-pack, in spite of the name.


  • Letalis Maximus, Esq. says:

    Don’t feel too bad. The Bud Select 55 isn’t any good either.

  • jdkchem says:

    It is getting close to Nøgne Ø God Jul time!

  • Unhappy Customer says:

    “Bud, Bud Light, Bud Ice Light, and Bud Ice Light Dry. We’re out of Michelob Ultra Pomegranite Raspberry right now, but we got all the others!”

  • Thank God I’m an expat in Prague, where I drink the REAL Budweiser… and an 18-ounce bottle is less than a buck!

    These people know how to brew up some suds, I’ll tell ya.

    Used to be a red wine man, but when in Rome…

  • Leo says:

    Hey, I saw Bud light with clamato in the sundries shop in Bally’s last week… Las Vegas.

  • Buford Gooch says:

    Bud is a good belly wash. Bud Light Lime goes down way too easy. It’s so much fun to go in to BevMo now, though, with its assortment of a gazillion beers.

  • Orion says:

    It’s more and more clear: 2012 is coming.

  • Sully says:

    For a good beer from St.Louis, the only name is Schlafly.

  • Don Meaker says:

    I used to take the “Orient Express” to see my fiance, and loved to get the cute little “Budvar” bottles. I emptied them quickly!

  • Jake says:

    I found myself in the good fortune to be at a beer tasting when this liquid assaulted my good sense; at least there was some Stella Artois nearby to rinse my mouth out.

  • Nancy says:

    Probably would go well with the venison/velveeta pizza I saw one time on an outdoor cooking show!

  • John says:

    Ya, Bud Lite Lime goes down dangerously easy. It’s easy to look up and realize yer 10 beers into a 12 pack (bottles only).

    But I’ll throw this out there, I stumbled into it recently: Franziskaner Weissbier. Holy Mackeral. I didn’t think it was possible for a beer to make me say “yum”. Brewed in the world’s oldest brewery, founded by German Franciscan Friars in 1363.

    Be sure to follow the pouring directions so that you stir up all of that delicious mash sitting at the bottom of the bottle.

  • Charlie says:

    Bud Light… Honey Wheat?

    Those four words are truly frightening!

    Hey, pick up a six of Sierra Nevada Pale ale, and have a real beer. If you can find a SN Torpedo get that instead. Or anything by Russian River. Sam Caligione’s Dogfish Head Ale is good too. Uh… and there’s some (a lot!) more…

    The good beer is out there. Enjoy!

    Charlie (makes better beer than any of those guys 😉

  • CO Defender says:

    I bought a six pack of this stuff since it was on sale at the Fort Carson Class Six for $5.99…I put it in the same class as Schlitz, Olympia, and PBR–I keep them around for Saturday yard work, and when uninvited guests show up. Otherwise, It’s pretty much the Boulder Beer Looking Glass beers, Mothership from New Belgium, Guinness, or when I can find it…Pliny the Elder or Hop Rod Rye. Regardless, BLGW is a good thirst quencher or “training beer” for teens.

  • Mikey says:

    Bud Light…any sort of Bud Light…is an abomination, a blight upon all nature. Bud Light “Lime?” You might as well spray Lemon Pledge into your mouth.

    Fraziskaner Weissbier, on the other hand, is a blessing from the gods. And it’s not even the best of the German wheat beers. For my taste buds, Erdinger and Schneider are the best. Take it from a guy who lived in Germany for seven years.

  • Iron Dave says:

    Sorry Reaganite, but you are deeply wrong about your Czechvar. Budweiser was being made in St. Louis before that Czech brewery was even built. It may be a pretty boring style, but the REAL Budweiser beer does indeed come from Pestalozzi Street.

  • cbinflux says:

    I tried it, and I liked it.

  • Tex Lovera says:

    Bud Light? I guess there are worse beers, but not many.

    For Czech beers, I’ll take Pilsner Urquell. Thank God a homebrew buddy in Maryland introduced me to that 21 years ago.

    Now, this Franziskaner Weissbier sounds pretty interesting. I may be giving myself a 6-pack for Christmas. Do you guys drink it with a shot of liqueur, a la Berliner Weiss? Or would that be considered adultery?

  • physics geek says:

    I saw in the store more than a month ago and thought that I’d woke up in Hell.

    Here’s the thing, though: the Anheuser Busch brewers are top notch folk. I’ve met them and their knowledge and quality control is second to none. Seriously. However, they put those talents to use by filtering stuff through a large, disease-ridden horse. What’s worse is that Bud is the #1 selling beer in the world and it far outdistances #2: Miller Lite.

    Kudos to the marketing department. The fact that that group of people keep increasing Bud’s market share is a testament to their skill.

    For the record, I actually like some Anheuser Busch products. However, not one of those products begins with the letters B-U-D.

  • Sam says:

    Franziskaner has long been my favorite wheat beer, if not one of my overall favorites. It’s been sold in the US for a long time, I’m told, but I never saw it outside of Europe until a few years ago…it’s increasingly easy to find. You can get it in Helles (similar to kristallweiss) & Dunkel varieties, I like the Dunkel better.

  • Balhincher says:

    Boy, so many of you appear to be beer snobs. For guys like me with diabetes I appreciate the chance to drink a variety of lighter beers that have some of the flavor of heavier beers like wheat beers. Three carbs instead of 16 to 20 per bottle makes a difference between being able to have a beer or having diet iced tea. I’ve recently toured Belgium and Germany and tried a lot of their beers and found them very good. But I can’t understand how you say Bud Light Honey Wheat is so awful. I’ve had it and it is pretty good.

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