Bud Light - Anheuser-Busch

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Bud LightBud Light

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47
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5,199 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,199
Reviews: 1,461
rAvg: 1.85
pDev: 38.38%
Wants: 43
Gots: 871 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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: 5,199 | Reviews: 1,461
Reviews by EGledhill:
Photo of EGledhill
1.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 4

Big thanks to the Official BA gutter slut Patronwizard for this extra in our trade received today. You suck.

Poured into Hamms pint glass. (I didn't want to stain any of my good glasses by pouring this into them)

A. Poured it straight down the middle of the glass. It looks like there was a bit of dish soap in the glass, and then someone pissed into it. foamy head and a yellow body. looks like piss

S. Smell? What smell? smells like watered down corn maybe. What you can smell is horrible. I'd rather sniff hot garbage

T. HEY!!! Someone poured water in my glass. This shit sucks. No flavor, moderate carbonation. I think... No wait I know I'd rather drink pickle juice

M. Mouthfeel like water, but carbonation tells you otherwise.

D. I dunno why you'd wanna drink this. A bet maybe. But drinkability has gotta be pretty fucking awesome. I've crushed a can of this since starting this review and don't feel shit. In fact I think I'm still thirsty.

Vic, you're an a$$hole for sending this. I'm sure your fridge is stocked full of it. I hope all your relatives buy you a case of this for Christmas.

More User Reviews:
Photo of nickfl
2.71/5  rDev +46.5%
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.

Photo of DaPeculierDane
1.18/5  rDev -36.2%
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.

Photo of Villiam
1/5  rDev -45.9%

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

Photo of tectactoe
1.58/5  rDev -14.6%
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.

Photo of Jobin_24
1.25/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

its awful, cheap tasting beer

Photo of hippolover22
1/5  rDev -45.9%
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

Photo of REEK
2.32/5  rDev +25.4%
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

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 DucksFan16
1.27/5  rDev -31.4%
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?

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 RyanLaCount03
4.35/5  rDev +135.1%
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.

Photo of mojohawk21
1.25/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

omg...this is ridiculous so much

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

Photo of eduque14
2.45/5  rDev +32.4%
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.

Photo of JudgeRoughneck
2.13/5  rDev +15.1%
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.

Photo of wesbrownyeah
1.83/5  rDev -1.1%
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.

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.

Photo of tuckevalastin
2.31/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 5

A: Very translucent amber with a light white head

S: There isn't much aroma to speak of. The smell that does exist is grainy.

T: Extremely light flavor. Slightly sweet grain flavor but extremely watered down

M: Crisp, carbonated, and as light as water.

D: If you can drink one you can drink 24.

Overall, it's Bud Light!

Photo of Outchillen
1.83/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

not gonna bother with serving type,
Im not the type to bash beers, for a company so successful, they can be given at least a respectable unbiased review, true beer drinkers are quick to bash american light lagers, but some are good for certain times, i cant sit at a game and throw back IPAs, or bourbon aged beers, but a light lager with a hot dog and peanuts on a hot day isnt so bad. Im a big beer pong fan, wont play with a $20 bottle of brooklyn black ops, now a review

Very pale yellow, white foamy head that can fade quick, light body mostly cause of using sugar and rice to keep the ABV up, the only way i can descibe the aroma is "beer" hops are faint just to make it enough to call it beer, This beer is only good for a real hot day at the game, or cheap to use for games to drink fast.Bud Light is not my favorite of cheap american beer though

Photo of newcastleme
1.99/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

It's delightful if you're a broke 20 year old college kid serving to your underage guests. Regardless, it's an easy beer to drink over a cheap meal, like a burger, or to drink in order to get smashed. I wouldn't recommend this to any experts. Don't forget the terrible smell.

Photo of lordofthewiens
1.91/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

We're driving back from Boston on a bus, and one of our seatmates is drinking a beer. Even better, he's offering it to his fellow riders. The only catch is that it's Bud Light he's passing around. The beer is a pale yellow color with a moderate sized white head. It had virtually no aroma. Not much more in the taste, but there was a hint of hops at least. I can't imagine people who like beer would want to drink this, since it's not much better than water.

Photo of BeerDreadz
2.4/5  rDev +29.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 onz brown bottle with freshness date on the back

This is almost a "no beer", got a very pale yellow look with a small head, this beer got almost no taste, more water than beer taste,you can almost fill that there's ice cubes in the beer,very easy to drink (but water is also very easy to drink),miller lite and bud light light are always fighting in there ads about taste and carbs , do someone really cares about the carbs when your beer taste like water,if you have to select your beer by the carbs on it , you should drink water.

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

One of the few beers that I will flat out turn down.

No redeeming qualities whatsoever. More expensive than drinkable cheap beers macro swill like High Life, OML, and PBR.

Pale yellow and fizzy with no head. Smells like musty, rancid water and tastes about the same. Mouthfeel is fizzy water. Drinkability is non-existent. Some seem to find it easy to drink, but I can't stomach it.

Avoid at all costs.

Photo of BlitzShadow
2.06/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Presentation: 12 oz bottle, "born on date" on the label for "freshness". I poured it into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Pours yellow but very pale... almost water-like. It's almost completely transparent with a 1/4" head.

Smell: Almost a grainy smell, but you really need to try hard to find it.

Taste: Light... very light. You can slightly taste the grain which presents itself and then backs away. Very dry finish and almost no hoppiness present at all. I will say that Bud does a great job of consistency for such a light beer. Nothing impressive to taste, though.

Mouthfeel: Nothing too impressive. Most of the action is due to the carbonation dissolved within.

Drinkability: Easy to drink, but not very fun. I got bored after number 2. I really want something with substance.

Notes: I'd pass on this.

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Bud Light from Anheuser-Busch
47 out of 100 based on 5,199 ratings.