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Bud Light - Anheuser-Busch

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Bud LightBud Light

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5,071 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,071
Reviews: 1,384
rAvg: 1.85
pDev: 37.84%
Wants: 36
Gots: 696 | 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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Photo of DrainBamage
2.23/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.25

Used a Pilsner glass. Pours a light golden color with super thick head that thins to a quarter inch. Smells like chemicals and corn. Goes down really smooth, but dry. Not much flavor what so ever. For a light beer it's not too bad.

Photo of IwuvBEER
2.23/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 4

Not a good beer. Has a bland flavor and feels like it is water with a little beer added to it. Not a good beer to sit and enjoy. About the only thing it is good for was back in the college days using it for beer pong, or beer bonging it. Girls seem to love the stuff, but I guess that is because it is like water.

Photo of Barraclou
2.22/5  rDev +20%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Presentation: 341ml can, Brewed in Canada by Labatt.

Appearance: Very clear yellow. Not much head.

Smell: A light mix of cooked rice, fruits and veggies.

Taste: Light beer, light taste. Not much flavor. Bud light tastes like watered down Bud!

Mouthfeel: Almost water.

Drinkability: It is ok if you want to drink a bottle or two without getting loaded fast . Otherwise, if I want to drink beer, I will buy a real beer.

Photo of Cadyfatcat
2.22/5  rDev +20%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Found these in the fridge, must be one of my roommates and what better way to punish an uninformed beer choice then with theft.

Healthy pee yellow, big bubbled head dies quickly, dull.

smells metallic, ripe, corny sugary, vodka.
Corn husk flavors, a little grape. Some slight acidity. Watery. Little bitterness. Not much alcohol presence not much alcohol. I don’t want to take a reach here and describe some flavors that don’t exist so I will leave it at that.
Not any horrible tastes, but then again not many tastes at all. So nothing that would prevent me from drinking this given it was free and the only thing available. So I give it an average for drinkability.

Photo of treehugger02010
2.21/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Bud light gives me a splitting head ache. Not in the morning, but rather while I am drinking it, and that prevents me from drinking it that much. The smell and the mouthfeel are kind of offensive, but the appearance isn't that awful for a mass produced brew. Don't drink and review.

Photo of jooler
2.21/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Great for micheladas but meh

Photo of Offa
2.21/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

This is obviosuly not good stuff, but it is drinkable and inoffesnive, better than a lot of "light beer" out there and even a number of other beers.

Very pale yellow, it has a decent, large white head that steadily shrinks but never vanishes, leaving a decent thin foamy top.

The aroma is very light grain, a faint hint of grassy hops, and a little soapiness. The taste is similar, with very light but noticeable grain-grassy flavour, a faint hint of apple, and a faint hint of dishwater. It's also rather watery, but less so than some, and is rather easy to drink.

Compared to Coors Light or even regular Coors, it looks, tastes, and feels better.

Photo of rockidr4
2.2/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

This is what you get when you pee in miller lite. A somehow more disappointing beer. At least the extreme carbonation is a little less harsh, but otherwise... there's just nothing here. It's like alcoholic water. It's... just... sooo.... blah. I really don't understand the extreme fanaticism of the fans of this beer.

Photo of Mnmich7662
2.2/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2

Photo of TheSarge
2.2/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Figured I'd get this on tap since it's on special at B Dubs. Came out with a thin film of white foam, and the body is pale golden with distinct clarity.

The aroma is light corn and husk.

Taste wise it's basically un buttered un salted corn.

Feels extremely thin in body and thirst quenching.

Photo of freditoj
2.2/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

What can I say, this is a classic macro light beer. It is very contested between Coors Light and this beer to which is the better one. I definitely believe the Bud Light is a better beer with more flavor and body. It has a dark yellow color and formed like a half inch head when served on the glass. The taste is somewhat strong similar to the Budweiser Lager, but much more smoother. It leaves a very bitter taste as aftertaste and is very carbonated. Overall it is a good light beer if that's what you enjoy.

Photo of wallaceandvomit
2.2/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

a- clear carbonated urine appearance with a rapidly forming and dying head
s- smells like corn water
t- tastes like corn water with a hint of rice
m- feels like carbonated water, maybe just a tad thicker than water
d- fine for chugging, nothing else

Photo of michiganman48846
2.2/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Let's face it, this beer has very little taste (more like flavored water), and is marketed for girls who don't like the taste of beer. You are paying for the name and marketing. If you paid for taste, this stuff would be almost free. This is basically an image beer.

Photo of Andreji
2.2/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Cristal clear headless pale golden tone with not very much to it....Slight hoppy smell not very elaborate or strong. Brutal taste, terribly weak and watery with some carbonation and some perception of hops at the end, but rather like dirty water than beer. I just wish there weren't so many in my fridge right now....

Photo of Tone
2.2/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

A light amber color (almost too pale) that appears clear. A light head with little if no lacing. Weak lager flavor that is bitter in the aftertaste. Light, crisp mouth-feel and is a little too carbonated. Overall a beer the might be good for getting drunk but not too quickly. Not a beer too enjoy for flavor - would not recommend.

Photo of Frozensoul327
2.2/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

I guess this is beer... I can't really tell. Not much color, basically a light yellow. High carbonation, and a weak head when poured does not speak well for this brew. Flavor of... watery corn, and watery hops, with a hint of watery malt. Very watery, if you get my drift. Finished weak, with literally no aftertaste, except that of, you guessed it, water. Nothing good here, go with a Miller light if you must.

Photo of marc956
2.2/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

The official beer of Winter Texan hockey, sometimes before, and seemingly always after. Not as strong a smell as regular Budweiser and significantly less calories. Tastes better in bottles than in cans (which is saying a lot) I don't find the metallic aftertaste good at all.

Photo of stephendr
2.2/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 oz. bottle- color of pale dark yellow , with a medium white short lasting head - sweet nose of sweet corn , hay , straw , and melon – crisp taste of melon , straw , mild bitterness , and xxx - body is crisp , dry , and medium to high carbonation – aftertaste of sweet yellow corn , and melon it is so unfortunate that this is one of the worlds best selling beers

Photo of pschul4
2.2/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Poured from 12oz can into pint glass (dirtiest my pint glass has ever been)

A- Very light yellowish with pale white bubbly head that doesn't stick around very long

S- It smells like.. Shitty water? Not a lot of aroma but the ones I am smelling aren't good

T- Pretty bad but it could be worse. Honestly the watery-ness helps this beer out a lot. I'd much rather have a watered down beer than a beer that "has more [shitty] taste"

M- It feels like drinking a pop which is fine with me

O- Bad yes but it could be much worse (see miller lite)

Photo of jodmike2000
2.2/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bud Light what can I say this is a beer i have enjoyed many of times.
A. had a 12 ounce can poured into a pint glass.
color is very dull and clear a slight golden

S. not much here in the way of smell.

T. watered down taste maybe a hint of cereal.

M. slight carbonation but very easy to drink

O. Bud light is what it is a great beer to grab
a case and head to the lake.

Photo of lawman834
2.2/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A: Clear, Pale and Watery. Foamy head.

S: Weak. Kinda corny.

T: Real weak. Why bother? What little taste there is, taste like corn, not beer.

M: Watery. No character at all. Kinda fizzy.

D: Everyone else says that drinkability is the only strong suit in a Domestic Macro. I don't even find this stuff very drinkable. I always end up feeling crummy, especially the next day (do they put laxative in this stuff?).

Overall: Seriously, why bother? I'm not just being mean. If your just trying to get hammered, drink a few shots or something. Maybe drink one of those flavored malt beverages, at least it has some flavor.

Photo of spointon
2.2/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I had this one on tap at the Auld Dubliner pub in Bolingbrook, IL. It was $1 draft macro night...

A= This one poured a very clear pale yellow color with a faint skim of white head that quickly disappeared.

S= Almost the absence of aroma. Very clean with a slight sweetness.

T= Malt presence was barely detectable. Hops were not detectable at all. Faint sweetness in the light graininess.

MF= Crisp, watery and thin, light bodied.

D= Easily drinkable in the sense that there are no "bad" flavors to slow you down. In fact, there aren't really any flavors to get in the way.

Photo of WYVYRN527
2.2/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 4

This is the beer of choice of my friends. It pours pale yellow, almost looking like fizzy piss. All I smell is water with a faint hint of beer flavor. The taste is crisp, yet bland. There is not much to say about this beer. The mouthfeel is non-existent. It's there and gone before you know it. Drinkability is good though. If you want to watch a ballgame, get it, you can actually stand the agony of defeat if you have enough of these...

Photo of ElCommodoro
2.2/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

This beer is more watery than Busch. I really couldn't discern a taste from it. It poured a transparent bright yellow with a bone white head that disappeared quickly. It smelled like carbon dioxide with a hint of cereal malt. When it came to taste, I couldn't taste a damn thing. I grabbed a bag of Cheezy poofs since I didn't want to sit around drinking what appeared to be yellow carbonated water. It went well with the Cheezy Poofs.

Photo of mbratt93
2.19/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Bud Light from Anheuser-Busch
47 out of 100 based on 5,071 ratings.