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Bud Light - Anheuser-Busch

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Bud LightBud Light

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4,508 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,508
Reviews: 1,284
rAvg: 1.85
pDev: 37.3%
Wants: 15
Gots: 317 | 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)
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Reviews by naireland:
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1.49/5  rDev -19.5%

Served from a chilled can into a snifter

A: pale piss yellow with slight fix

S: Staunchy and weak, smells of sweet yeast and corn

t: Yeast flavored water with no admirable or desirable taste.

m: cold and slightly carbonated, no detection of alcohol or bitterness

I consider Budlight to be "training beer". It's beer for people who don't really like beer but want to think they do. Ill admit that I spent my teen years being brainwashed into thinking this is what a brew was meant to be. I went on the tour in St. Louis twice, visited the tasting room, pet the Clydesdale, and heard the spiel about premium this, and age old technique that, got the t-shirt, etc. Well for years I have been drinking the stuff out of ignorance and finding that I didnt really care for beer.

I ended up only buying it or drinking it when I had to. Baseball games, Festivals, Casual lunches, etc but never once did I look forward to it or crave it. It was more less an mandated activity among friends. I could end this story by saying Anheuser ruined beer for me but I have have happier story in progress. One fine day I stopped into a bar for a lunch date only this wasn't just any bar, it was a premium beer only bar. Now up until this point I have only had PBR's, Coors, Miller, Bud, what have you and assumed that because they were the most popular that had to be the best. Boy was I stupid and the bartender was quick to point out that Macro brews were banned and that if I wanted a similar taste I could get a good draft beer and pour it into a pitcher of water. On that note I decided to make the rounds and went on a tour of all the finest micro brews that they had to offer. I settled on Morelien OTR as my favorite and to this day I have yet to touch a Bud Light.

I don't wan't to come off as a snob since there is an evident majority that prefers the Market beers but there is also a growing minority of beer lovers who demand a better beverage and I'm so thankful that the craft beer community is exploding and raising the bar. I can only hope that the Macro's take the hint and rejoin the competition.

08-20-2013 20:05:15 | More by naireland
More User Reviews:
Photo of DaPeculierDane


1.15/5  rDev -37.8%

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.

08-02-2006 19:39:42 | More by DaPeculierDane
Photo of RyanLaCount03


4.34/5  rDev +134.6%

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.

02-20-2013 18:51:01 | More by RyanLaCount03
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2/5  rDev +8.1%

03-25-2014 03:49:40 | More by davemarc87
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Newfoundland (Canada)

1.75/5  rDev -5.4%

08-26-2013 01:24:16 | More by cam477
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2/5  rDev +8.1%

10-13-2013 23:58:45 | More by Turbo
Photo of tectactoe


1.63/5  rDev -11.9%

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.

09-25-2012 03:53:52 | More by tectactoe
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1/5  rDev -45.9%

05-03-2014 18:18:27 | More by Hoppin_mad
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2.42/5  rDev +30.8%

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.

01-04-2012 01:16:45 | More by eduque14
Photo of JudgeRoughneck


2.1/5  rDev +13.5%

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.

04-28-2006 20:59:16 | More by JudgeRoughneck
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1/5  rDev -45.9%

11-17-2011 02:57:28 | More by Mac19872
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2/5  rDev +8.1%

09-11-2012 23:50:00 | More by tohe9384
Photo of wesbrownyeah


1.85/5  rDev 0%

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.

02-17-2010 04:33:42 | More by wesbrownyeah
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1.5/5  rDev -18.9%

01-05-2013 02:38:31 | More by tbryan5
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1.64/5  rDev -11.4%

08-19-2014 00:51:39 | More by GameOfBeers
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2/5  rDev +8.1%

01-08-2012 16:05:33 | More by Shakerman
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North Carolina

1/5  rDev -45.9%

12-09-2011 05:25:11 | More by BenTherHppedThat
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1.25/5  rDev -32.4%

11-27-2012 19:39:38 | More by ajkiser12
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New York

1/5  rDev -45.9%

10-23-2013 00:28:29 | More by SkiBum22
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1/5  rDev -45.9%

12-26-2013 16:38:28 | More by BubalooBrewMaster
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1/5  rDev -45.9%

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.

01-25-2004 11:44:16 | More by Dmann
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1.5/5  rDev -18.9%

07-28-2013 15:03:16 | More by SuomiHobbit
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2.35/5  rDev +27%

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!

01-20-2010 02:27:58 | More by tuckevalastin
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Rhode Island

2/5  rDev +8.1%

04-09-2014 15:15:39 | More by MikeC144
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3.5/5  rDev +89.2%

03-17-2012 00:38:36 | More by markallmon
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Bud Light from Anheuser-Busch
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