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Bud Light - Anheuser-Busch

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BA SCORE
49
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1,353 Reviews
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Reviews: 1,353
Hads: 5,328
rAvg: 1.97
pDev: 33.5%
Wants: 45
Gots: 990 | 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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Reviews by AZYescas:
Photo of AZYescas
3.21/5  rDev +62.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bud light was one of the first beers I started drinking about 10 years ago. I never knew what beer was suppose to be like or if this was what all other beers competed against to the public. man was I wrong. I soon discovered other flavors, aromas, and depth in beers that bud light didn't offer. Although I do enjoy darker beers now I got to say bud light still holds a place in my heart. lets be real you can grab a 30pk at times for $16 during a major holiday or sporting event. Even if it doesn't hold up to other beers I'm sure it will be around for a long time to come. family and friends enjoy this pilsner beer and when its around I wont hesitate to grab one. cheers! (674 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of nickfl
2.71/5  rDev +37.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Poured with one finger of white head into the appropriate glassware (a shaker pint, of course). The foam settles quickly and leaves no lace. The body is a pale, straw yellow and perfectly clear.

S - Light, grainy sweetness. Otherwise, very clean.

T - Some slightly sweet, husky malt up front... and then nothing else. Finishes clean with a slight graininess and maybe the vague ghost of a hop leaf.

M - Light body, moderately high carbonation, and a slightly dry finish.

D - This is very easy to drink, possibly easier to drink than water. It has a remarkable lack of flavor. Bud heavy has some grainy malt and green apple off flavors, but this is a truly clean beer. This beer is the equivalent of some mad scientist managing to create an actual army of zombies; the sheer wrongness of its existence is abhorrent, but at the same time one can't help but marvel at the technical achievement. And in the end, that is really what this beer is, an empty, soulless, horrifically drinkable, zombie of a beer. (1,011 characters)

Photo of DaPeculierDane
1.18/5  rDev -40.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Ordered a Miller Lite at some rat hole in East Dubuque and was given this by mistake. Can you believe they charge a buck more a bottle for this over ML? Well, that’s supply and demand for you.

Appearance: near nothingness. Palest yellow possible unless you are perhaps Green Light or Ultra. No head, extremely aggressive, coca-cola like carbonation.

Aroma: Nothing, maybe a little grain.

Taste/MF: Light bodied. Very dry, crisp, and carbonated similar to gaseous water. Mild bitterness. Nearly no malt. Perhaps a hint of corn. Very repugnant feel overall. Too carbonated. Burns the back of the throat.

Drinkability: As bad as it gets. Drinking one is very, very trying. (683 characters)

Photo of Villiam
1/5  rDev -49.2%

I marked this as want... I can't find this ANYWHERE. It's so polarizing that I've got to try it. If only momma could lend me the keys to her mini van so I could drive into town to find it.... looks like it's toilet wine again (225 characters)

Photo of jpwobbles
1.23/5  rDev -37.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

"If a nickel could urinate, it would taste like Bud Light." (59 characters)

Photo of tectactoe
1.58/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

There isn't much to say about Bud Light that hasn't already been said. It's not that it's a BAD beer - it doesn't have a BAD taste, or a BAD smell.... but rather it LACKS just about everything. There is almost no flavor, no smell, the beer is extremely pale (even for a pilsner - I've seen darker champagnes). You can taste some slight corn, grains, and malt, but it really all gets overpowered by the extreme carbonation. Hops are basically irrelevant and almost completely unnoticeable. The beer is about as thin as they come.

Having had many of these throughout my college years, I've come a long way. Bud Light gives you exactly what you pay for - a "beer" to drink when you really don't care about what beer you're drinking. With a nearly absent flavor and smell, there are MANY better options than Bud Light, even at comparable prices. (842 characters)

Photo of sponberg
1/5  rDev -49.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Does one heck of a job at killing slugs when poured into a pie tin in the garden. Has a born on date. Shoulda been aborted.

Fun at the bar: Get the tallneck bottles and cut out the letters from one of the labels to give it new names while you're lamenting the fact you drank five of 'em in the first place. Bug Light - The Beer for Backyard Barbecues! Bubu Light - Great Taste in a Yogi Beer! Butt Light! Bud Blight! There's just no end.

Nearly colorless, nearly flavorless. Starts out fizzy carbonated, with a distinct fermented rice sweet/sour flavor that's rather unpleasant if you've had any malt beers in the past day or so. It sweetens slightly over the sip, while the finish is, well, not there at all. It's a "clean, crisp" alcohol delivery device with some vague resemblance to beer. Is that worth spending money on? (832 characters)

Photo of Jason
1.66/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Presentation: 22 oz brown wide mouth bottle, “born on date” on the label for freshness. This sample was pour into a frozen mug to bring it to optimum temperature.

Appearance: Palest yellow that a beer could be you would guess, almost colourless to a point. Exceptional clarity with a faint wispy white lace.

Smell: Very clean aroma, nearly nothing there. Cereal grains and a light whiff of filtered grain reaches the nose.

Taste: Very light bodied, close to bone dry. Thin seltzer like mouth feel. Virtually no hops noticeable to the tongue until the crispness kicks and subsides … bitterness seems to only ride the wave of seltzer like carbonation, but little at that. Malt is extremely thin and scant to the palate. Touch of grain and husk in the flavour but that is about it. Bone dry finish comes to no surprise.

Notes: This beer is for the tasteless beer drinker that thinks there is only ONE beer out there. You may as well drink some seltzer water with alcohol added to it … get the picture, you are not a real beer drinker! (1,067 characters)

Photo of Jobin_24
1.25/5  rDev -36.5%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

its awful, cheap tasting beer (29 characters)

Photo of hippolover22
1/5  rDev -49.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Had the misfortune of showing up to a meathead party that only had this offering. Took about 3 sips and had to dump it.. absolutely horrid.... i feel sorry for anyone who thinks this is good beer (195 characters)

Photo of REEK
2.32/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Great beer if your a person looking to drink a large amount and want to scrub out on a case. Good beer compared to other light beers such as miller or coors, yet nothing I would ever bring up in conversation with someone who knows anything about a good true beer with character.

Again... if your in college looking to drink a good amount for a cheap price then maybe, but in retrospect, nothing special by any means. Just another watery type brew thats sold at gas stations.

-J (480 characters)

Photo of jafoinflorida
3.4/5  rDev +72.6%
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!!! (1,564 characters)

Photo of Kelby777
3.36/5  rDev +70.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is the most popular beer in the United States. I shall review it now, with zero bias.
Poured into a one liter beer mug from a 25 oz. can at a reasonable temperature...

Appearance - Has a very pale yellow straw color. It has a tall, soapy head, then dissipates. Appears to have high carbonation.

Smell - Not bad, smells of cereal and of adjunct corn and rice. No sign of hops.

Taste - Tastes just like Budweiser's little bro. I can taste grain and zero hops. The taste is muted compared to Budweiser's.

Mouth feel - Very spritzy, very carbonated, and watered down.

Overall - Well, this is an excellent party beer and bar beer, but it's not a good sit-down-and-drink beer. Still far better than other light beers I have tried. I feel like it has been given an underrated score. (789 characters)

Photo of DucksFan16
1.27/5  rDev -35.5%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.25

This website seriously wants me to justify my rating by writing a few words about this awful beer? (98 characters)

Photo of PhantomWolf
1.41/5  rDev -28.4%
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. (133 characters)

Photo of RyanLaCount03
4.35/5  rDev +120.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bud Light is one of my favorite beers that is not going to break the bank when you go out, or just want some beer around the house. The taste of Bud Light is good,while the smell is just average. I have always liked the texture of it as well. It is a good and relieble beer. (274 characters)

Photo of davemarc87
2/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of mojohawk21
1.25/5  rDev -36.5%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

omg...this is ridiculous so much (32 characters)

Photo of cam477
1.75/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of legalag11
2/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of wescrawford57347
1.25/5  rDev -36.5%

I drink this at parties for free lol, it beats naty light and not drinking at all (82 characters)

Photo of Turbo
2/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Hoppin_mad
1/5  rDev -49.2%

Photo of t2grogan
1/5  rDev -49.2%

Photo of eduque14
2.45/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer is your average light beer. It pours a very clear yellow. There's hardly a distinct smell to it. The taste is that of carbonated water. There's little flavor. Not too much to pick up on. Maybe some notes of corn. Practically no evidence of hops however. It does have a decent mouthfeel. At least one that is very carbonated. All in all, this beer is really nothing special at all. On a hot day it will cool you off because it's similar to water. (455 characters)

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Bud Light from Anheuser-Busch
49 out of 100 based on 1,353 ratings.