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Bud Light - Anheuser-Busch

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Bud LightBud Light

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BA SCORE
47
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5,182 Ratings
THE BROS
43
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Ratings: 5,182
Reviews: 1,450
rAvg: 1.85
pDev: 37.84%
Wants: 42
Gots: 857 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Anheuser-Busch visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Light Lager |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-22-2001

Bud Light is brewed using a blend of premium aroma hop varieties, both American-grown and imported, and a combination of barley malts and rice. Its superior drinkability and refreshing flavor makes it the world’s favorite light beer.
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Ratings: 5,182 | Reviews: 1,450
Photo of ralph-pine
2.22/5  rDev +20%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

poor taste, looks like water. The "bouquet" leaves a lightly toasted texture, which becomes not nice, it's disgusting.

Photo of Mhowsley
1/5  rDev -45.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

It's a sucky beer Yuck

Photo of DanielCrow
1/5  rDev -45.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Looks like piss. Smells like college parties and regret. Tastes like stagnant water. Feels like club soda.
Think piss beer. That's Bud Light.

Photo of Gorilla_Biscuits
1.54/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Piss water essentially, however I've had worse.

Photo of LeonardFournette
3.75/5  rDev +102.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Good light beer. Much better than COors or Miller

Photo of nbrio85
1/5  rDev -45.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

In my humble opinion these type of micro light lagers have just become undrinkable anymore. No flavor, no body, no aroma, just a drink for the sake of drinking kind of beer. To each their own.

Photo of PhantomWolf
1.41/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

Water with a hint of color and rice/corn flavor. Imagine Cheetos without the cheese being dissolved in club soda, only with alcohol.

Photo of Risenhower
1.35/5  rDev -27%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Not great. But it's alcohol

Photo of jafoinflorida
3.4/5  rDev +83.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I have been around the World quite a few times, and I've had beers from just about every country. However, I'm still an American Patriot that loves cookouts here in the Sunny State of Florida.


Drinking a heavy beer in hot heat doesn't sit very with me or my guests. So this is why, I normally insist on buying and drinking either Bud Light or Coors Light at my BBQs. Both of them are highly refreshing on a hot summer day. Hence the word, refreshing!! You will not get that from a full bodied beer. The only thing you'll get, is a bona fide drunk at your BBQ ready to fight the guests. This is one purpose listed for Bud Light, and I'm sure other purposes exist.

As for taste, It's like drinking a slightly watered down Budweiser. And that's all it is in retrospect.

Heck, I got the grill going now and I've had 4 already. Were having a heat wave, a tropical heat wave. Try living in Miami, you Yuppie Yankees!! Drinking your Samuel Adams at 80% humidity with 96F on the heat index that lists the high really at 110.


Now if I lived up north, I would drink something heavy from a micro brew. My favorite beers in the World: XXXX from Australia, Cafferys from N-Ireland, Gueiness from Ireland, Heineken from Amsterdam, and London Pride from London. You'll see a night and day different when you visit these countries and have their brew fresh on tap. Eventually, you'll feel cheated here in the USA when you buy their beer in the bottle that's been packaged and sent to a warehouse for distribution without a born on dates. Hence, the skunky after taste!!!

Photo of MikeDL
2.78/5  rDev +50.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

nothing to write home about at all

Photo of Chadwick0811
1/5  rDev -45.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Taste like a horrible watered down beer

Photo of mdv_062
1.29/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

Just a bad cheap beer. Not even the type of beer I'd use at parties. Don't usually complain about these but this one was just not for me.

Photo of Alexbrewer93
1/5  rDev -45.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

dont settle for this.. if this is the only thing to drink then just drink water. not worth it. id much rather drink dog urine.

Photo of nucloid
4.81/5  rDev +160%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This is another one of the few types of beers i've had. Not much to really say about it. It tastes quite good and goes down smoothly. So far this is my third favorite beer.

Photo of G_C_7
2.75/5  rDev +48.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Solid light beer. Nothing special, but very drinkable.

Photo of emptyglassagain
2.3/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.25

It's bud light. It's got it's place but not my favorite

Photo of Brett47
1/5  rDev -45.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Tastes like smart water only worse

Photo of Joseph01
1.71/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Color - Straw, clear yellow

Aroma - Very bland, grain notes if any

Palate - Bland, slight grain taste

Overall - below average beer

Photo of Wookieboy1
1.21/5  rDev -34.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

"Brewed the hard way?" If that means making headache inducing swill, then yeah, I guess it is.

Photo of ShaunJ
1.25/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

It's all subjective. I personally don't like it.

Photo of pkalix
3.07/5  rDev +65.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

okay, look..... it's, like, 86 degrees with low humidity and some sweat dewin' up on the brows..... got the Budweiser Christmas Horsey mug mom gave me years ago before she passed and it is chilled to frozen. Ice cold Bud Lite, poured softly, guzzled quickly, is really a damned fine brew. THAT is what bud lite is for!!! wish i had another one! all i have left are Jai Alai, Crooked Tree, Citra Showers and Tongue Tickles.... oh, and some Surly and some Resin..... hey the crummy stuff has its place! scores reflect the hot day, chilled mug and ice cold bud lite. i haven't had one of these in years.... like 20..... special thanks to Dethmtl scoring this outdated prize for me! he really didn't wanna give it to me; i had to twist his arm. beer number 1231 on BA!!!!!!!

Photo of meganrosso
3.13/5  rDev +69.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Not a big fan of light beers, but if I do get one I get bud light. Has a good taste and after taste with a good amount of carbonation

Photo of Eziel
2.52/5  rDev +36.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Ugh. DOWN. Drink Only When Necessary

Photo of BigMFDaddy
2.36/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

If you want To have something to drink after cutting the grass on a hot day, that quick refreshment this could be suitable. Personally think there are other light beers that do it better

Photo of tdizzlegrizzle
1/5  rDev -45.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This beer is just awful.

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Bud Light from Anheuser-Busch
47 out of 100 based on 5,182 ratings.