Bud Light - Anheuser-Busch
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2.68/5 rDev +44.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Tallboy can from the LCBO. Listed at an even 4% abv, with 'brewed in Canada' proudly displayed on the label for some reason. I'll preface this review by mentioning that I've never had Bud Light even once until now, so I'm about as unbiased a reviewer as you'll find around here.
Pours a pale straw yellow, topped with a little more than a finger of fizzy, bone-white head that fizzles itself out of existence in a matter of seconds. A thin, wispy cap remains on the surface. Tons of bubbles rushing to the surface... yep, this is a light beer alright; it looks like every other one I've ever had so I can't really knock it too hard in this category. Clean aroma, with faint hints of grain malts, sweet rice, and little else.
I find that with light lagers, it is more important that the flavour be 'not bad' than it is that the flavour be particularly good or memorable. Bud Light meets this prerequisite, because I can't honestly say it tastes like much of anything at all. It's a little grainy, with elements of corn husk and wet straw, but mostly it just tastes diluted and watery. Of course, it's a light lager, so that's kind of the point I guess. Like the rest of its light brethren, it is thin-bodied, highly watery, and possesses a firm bite from the carbonation. I'll pay it this one compliment - it's pretty refreshing for a beer. Almost as refreshing as water.
So what did I think of my first Bud Light? Well, it's pretty much what I expected - like someone took one-fifth of the volume from a can of Bud and replaced it with water. That being said, it's an acceptable light lager, with a bland, inoffensive taste.
Final Grade: 2.68, a low C-. I would take this over Coors Light, but realistically the difference is so negligible that I'd probably just get whichever was cheaper. Or, more likely, something less crappy.
Serving type: can
01-16-2012 08:10:02 | More by thehyperduck
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