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Bud Light - Anheuser-Busch

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BA SCORE
47
awful

4,869 Ratings
THE BROS
42
awful

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Ratings: 4,869
Reviews: 1,303
rAvg: 1.85
pDev: 37.84%
Wants: 28
Gots: 484 | 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:
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.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-22-2001)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 4,869 | Reviews: 1,303 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by BabaJohn:
Photo of BabaJohn
1.65/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

My friends left a couple of these in the fridge so I thought I’d review one for shits and giggles.

Pours a sickeningly bright but translucent hue of yellow, almost like some champagne. Head seemed good at first but lost its mojo pretty fast. Smells like a kegger. Actually, it’s not an entirely unpleasing smell in small doses. But it certainly doesn’t smell like a hearty, delicious brew. Tastes like stale bread. After first taste the nose becomes almost un-detectable. Citrus quality is observed. Aftertaste is most unpleasant. Also, it’s a very watery brew. Not sure if this is a legitimately observed taste or not, but a flavor of bile was definitely noted in the back of the throat. It made me scrunch up my face with the first taste. Perhaps I’m just recalling youthful nights of overindulgence. Don’t drink beers like this.

BabaJohn, Aug 12, 2006
More User Reviews:
Photo of nickfl
2.7/5  rDev +45.9%
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.

nickfl, Oct 22, 2009
Photo of DaPeculierDane
1.15/5  rDev -37.8%
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.

DaPeculierDane, Aug 02, 2006
Photo of RyanLaCount03
4.34/5  rDev +134.6%
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.

RyanLaCount03, Feb 20, 2013
Photo of davemarc87
2/5  rDev +8.1%

davemarc87, Mar 25, 2014
Photo of cam477
1.75/5  rDev -5.4%

cam477, Aug 26, 2013
Photo of legalag11
2/5  rDev +8.1%

legalag11, Nov 06, 2014
Photo of wescrawford57347
1.25/5  rDev -32.4%

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

wescrawford57347, Sep 04, 2014
Photo of Turbo
2/5  rDev +8.1%

Turbo, Oct 14, 2013
Photo of tectactoe
1.63/5  rDev -11.9%
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.

tectactoe, Sep 25, 2012
Photo of Hoppin_mad
1/5  rDev -45.9%

Hoppin_mad, May 03, 2014
Photo of t2grogan
1/5  rDev -45.9%

t2grogan, Oct 05, 2014
Photo of eduque14
2.42/5  rDev +30.8%
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.

eduque14, Jan 04, 2012
Photo of JudgeRoughneck
2.1/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

So I was here in Louisiana attending a local crawfish boil, and as I scanned the montains of crustacian carcasses I noticed that everyone there had the same silver cans of bud light poking out of their piles that I always picture at a crawfish boil. I always picture that because as far back as I can remember, that is all I have EVER seen anyone drink at these things. There's never even Miller or Coors for the sake of changing it up. It is ALWAYS Budwieser. I always figured this was because it was cheapest, or because people in charge didn't know any better or whatever.

Then I started thinking, what would I pick to pair with boiled crawfish? It has to be light and drinkable, because you're going to need alot of it to wash down that spice and keep cool in the heat of the outdoors. Low abv helps in that department as well. And what about flavor? What plays well with crawfish? Well, corn actually was the first thing that came to mind. Crawfish and corn have such a natural affinity for eachother that having one without the other is like having peanut butter without jelly. Its ok without, but why cheat yourself?

So if I'm looking for a beer with light body, low abv, and lots of corn flavor, and I can drink gallons without feeling full or drunk, it turns out Budwieser is damn near perfect! Factor in that its price is condusive to feeding the five thousand and you have a winner on your hands. Don't fight it. Besides, wrapping your gut-goobered, orange-stained fingers around a tulip glass to quaff your IPA really just wouldn't be right.

JudgeRoughneck, Apr 28, 2006
Photo of Mac19872
1/5  rDev -45.9%

Mac19872, Nov 17, 2011
Photo of tohe9384
2/5  rDev +8.1%

tohe9384, Sep 12, 2012
Photo of wesbrownyeah
1.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Bud Light 24oz. tall boy can.

A- Pours a ultra pale straw colored fluid with a mess of active carbonation that slowly falls to a quarter inch head. Little to none lacing.

S- Faint corn, grain and metallic scent on the nose.

T-M- Taste is heavily watered down corn and grains. Not even a touch of hop noticable. Has a sweet grainy aftertaste. Mouthfeel is of lightly carbonated stale water that taints the tongue.

D- Not my kind of light beer but if its all there is I'd drink it.

wesbrownyeah, Feb 17, 2010
Photo of tbryan5
1.5/5  rDev -18.9%

tbryan5, Jan 05, 2013
Photo of GameOfBeers
1.64/5  rDev -11.4%

GameOfBeers, Aug 19, 2014
Photo of Shakerman
2/5  rDev +8.1%

Shakerman, Jan 08, 2012
Photo of BenTherHppedThat
1/5  rDev -45.9%

BenTherHppedThat, Dec 09, 2011
Photo of ajkiser12
1.25/5  rDev -32.4%

ajkiser12, Nov 27, 2012
Photo of SkiBum22
1/5  rDev -45.9%

SkiBum22, Oct 23, 2013
Photo of BubalooBrewMaster
1/5  rDev -45.9%

BubalooBrewMaster, Dec 26, 2013
Photo of Dmann
1/5  rDev -45.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This is one of the worst beers I have ever consumed. I was invited to a party tonight and knowing full well that the beer selection would suck, I prepared myself. The only saving grace was that it was out of a keg and not cans or bottles, so it could have been worse! The pour was almost transparent at expected, with a slight head that subsided quickly. The smell was of light grain and that's about it. The taste was grain at the very beginning, then the seltzer water taste set in with the slightly dry carbonation making up the rest of the "flavor". This beer is just wrong.

Dmann, Jan 25, 2004
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Bud Light from Anheuser-Busch
47 out of 100 based on 4,869 ratings.