Bud Light - Anheuser-Busch
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2.1/5 rDev +14.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2
Pours from the blue can into the globe glass and immediately a huge three-finger head forms. This tops a clear, golden light-yellow lager, but only for a while. The foamy head reduces to just a thin bubble-cap over the next couple minutes. This beer has amazing clarity, which is augmented by the light color; as close to colorless as beer gets. The first sniff is slightly sweet, and the second brings light alcohol and stale grains with a bit of that sourness typical of adjunct lagers. Tastes a tiny bit sweet and lightly malted. Feels refreshing and crisp.
By now the head has left the beer naked. Very little hop character is present to offset the mild corny flavor. The extremely understated pale and bready malts allow bland adjuncts to leave Bud Light quite watery in the mouth. Seltzer watery, specifically. It reminds me bit of dry sparkling cider because of the light body, tingly carbonation, and very weak aftertaste of tang.
I guess I prepared myself for even worse, but BL pretty much sucks. I cannot imagine how poorly it would taste if it weren't super chilled. Even Bud Light Platinum is significantly better, at least according to my review. Get me an ale! Or at least a real lager...
Serving type: can
03-13-2013 03:10:18 | More by sam_bliss
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