Taste test

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My first impression of Bud Silver is that they're trying a bit too hard with the labelling. There's too much going on - I prefer something simpler....

My first impression of Bud Silver is that they're trying a bit too hard with the labelling.

There's too much going on - I prefer something simpler.

Advertising it as a

one-pint bottle is very appealing - you feel that you are getting good value for money.

The bottle itself feels quite manly as it is fairly robust. I don't know any women who would choose to drink it.

When I first saw the bottle's

finger grips I thought they were a bit gimmicky.

I've never had any problems with dropping pints or bottles. But the grips are actually very useful, as these bottles are quite heavy.

The finger grips do provide

a bit of a talking point - I haven't seen them before.

While anything that gets people talking about a product has to be positive, I still don't think the grips would sell this beer.

Taste-wise, I was pleasantly surprised - it is more malty than the standard Budweiser beer and is quite refreshing.

Despite its low abv it doesn't taste watery or any less alcoholic than the standard Budweiser. I would probably drink it again, although I still maintain that I do prefer the taste of the normal version.

I like the size of this pint bottle, but I do think it tends

to be more suited to at-home or barbecue-type occasions when you can't get a pint on tap.

When I'm in a pub I want to have a pint of draught beer in my hand, or I choose a bottle if I want to drink a smaller quantity.

I'd be more likely to buy

Bud Silver in a pub if it came in a smaller bottle.

I'll be interested to see what sort of people drink it.

Score: 12/20

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