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Bud Light - Anheuser-Busch

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47
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4,325 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 4,325
Reviews: 1,276
rAvg: 1.85
pDev: 36.76%
Wants: 15
Gots: 246 | 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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jpgoodin

Kentucky

4.7/5  rDev +154.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

one of my fav beers...i see a bud light i think of cookouts,horseshoes,great times with family and friends.a fresh bud light the taste is great not over powerin and drinks so smooth..and dosent give u a hang over the next day ilike some other beers...bud light for the win!!!

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2009 22:42:04 | More by jpgoodin
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TheStones727


4.5/5  rDev +143.2%

07-29-2014 21:02:02 | More by TheStones727
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lalakers24

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +143.2%

08-19-2012 15:27:18 | More by lalakers24
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Cody552

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +143.2%

04-08-2012 01:15:11 | More by Cody552
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Srecko

Serbia

4.5/5  rDev +143.2%

03-28-2014 00:29:24 | More by Srecko
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Josiah


4.5/5  rDev +143.2%

03-11-2012 01:30:52 | More by Josiah
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StangT5

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +143.2%

07-19-2014 20:29:16 | More by StangT5
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keytonic


4.5/5  rDev +143.2%

03-14-2012 23:38:17 | More by keytonic
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soonerlight

Oklahoma

4.5/5  rDev +143.2%

01-08-2012 20:09:13 | More by soonerlight
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kdawg105

Georgia

4.4/5  rDev +137.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I love bud light talk about a light beer with an exceptional drinkability this is you beer. It pours to a nice yellow darker that bud ice it has a good smell not over powering of anything just right. The taste to me is better than good it is not super light like most light beers. The mouth feel works just right. The drinkablility is perfect I mean not as much abv% but its drinkability makes up for it I mean you can slam one in no time. To me it is all around the best light beer I have had to this date!

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2010 06:49:21 | More by kdawg105
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Broh-ha


4.38/5  rDev +136.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Bud light is what it is ,a great clean tasting ,looking,and smelling American Beer. It has actual flavor that the silver can doesnt It doesnt have the nasty tripple brewed filtered through sweaty gym socks taste that the other one has. Face it any american wants pilsner they're at very least reaching for a micro-brew I wish no ill fate on any American owned brewery BUT good thing for M/C that theyre alot of dummys out there who are sold on color changing lable and twisted bottle shapes :0-)

Serving type: on-tap

03-13-2012 15:49:27 | More by Broh-ha
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RyanLaCount03

Wisconsin

4.34/5  rDev +134.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2013 18:51:01 | More by RyanLaCount03
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JamesMcCauley93

New York

4.25/5  rDev +129.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75

It really is easy to see why this is the best selling beer in the world. The stuff goes down easier than water, but brings all the feeling of a pleasant buzz. If you're a hop head or someone that only drinks craft, you have no business here, but if you like to spend a few hours enjoying a refreshing beer with your friends bud light does it as well as any other macro light. Also, like most of us I am the proud owner of a decent sized beer gut, a light beer once and while makes me feel like i've made healthy choice. Yes, theres nothing outstanding about bud light, but there is also absolutely nothing wrong with it. Thats what makes it the best selling beer in the world.

Serving type: can

08-03-2013 03:06:48 | More by JamesMcCauley93
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sharlie

Michigan

4.19/5  rDev +126.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is my all time favorite beer, for a everyday drink. Whether its after a long day of work or even a tailgate day where you are out drinking all day in the sun, this is the beer for you. It is a light beer that is nothing special. Served cold out of the bottle is best for this beer. It's look is light and carbonated with little aroma this beer is good for any occasion.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2013 12:49:24 | More by sharlie
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hophunter

Michigan

4.18/5  rDev +125.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz can poured into a pint glass.

Aroma: faint green apple, low hop aroma. Mild sweetness from the corn.

Appearance: very pale straw color and very clear. White frothy head that doesn't last.

Flavor: very crisp and refreshing. Low hop and malt flavors but are balanced.

Mouthfeel: light body and highly carbonated.

Overall, a very light, crisp and refreshing beer. It adheres to all the guidelines of what a Lite American Lager should be. It's a very drinkable beer. Personally, not always in the mood for it but great for when I want something really light. But then again i'm not always in the mood for an Imperial stout either...

Serving type: can

09-02-2011 02:57:41 | More by hophunter
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PsychoJedi

Alabama

4.13/5  rDev +123.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I chose this beer as my first review because it is so popular. Of course, popular is what it is in say the lemming population and that makes popular not such a good thing. The category is "American Light Lagers" and is reviewed as such. Otherwise, it would be asking who is better Dan Marino or Tony Gwynn? Michael Jordon or Wayne Gretzky? Also, some seem to review the most popular with extra low remarks as if being different is being cool. To the contrary, some review with too high remarks because it is the most popular beer. I have been trying out new beers as a hobby before it was cool. I would look all over though displays for singles that I have never tried because for the simple fact I was curious. I will never try to go out of my way to be bias on way or another or even try to be too un-bias.

This is my review based on "American Light Lagers": Appearance seems normal for a light beer except a little lighter than most beers which is not a negative for light beers because it suppose to be light in color. The lighter the better for light beer. A light beer with a Guinness color would make no sense and vise versa. Smell is dull. Nothing to write home about with the smell since it is practically odorless. Drinkability? It is quite possibly the most drinkable beer in the world. Great for parties and tailgating like I would even need to say that. Mouthfeel is good based on the fact it is an "American Light Lager" which it goes down smooth though I have drank smoother. Really nice taste. It is the benchmark that other American Light Lagers should be based on for better or worst.

Judging apples to apples and oranges to oranges it is the best American Light Lager to drink. Other reviews will be kiwis to kiwis based on its gender of course. This is my review and I am sticking to it!

Serving type: on-tap

06-07-2009 14:02:18 | More by PsychoJedi
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0runkp0s

Colorado

4.05/5  rDev +118.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

on-tap at home.

It's kind of funny how all these ppl on here cry cause this beer is watery? What do you expect from a light beer?

This beer is the king of drinkability. Pours a light yellow, smells grainy like all american lagers and goes down super smooth.

I know all the craft beer ppl hate this beer and blame its popularity on marketing but you all know a top craft beer wouldn't sell like bud light with a huge marketing campaign. People like easy to drink non bitter beer and something thats low on calories. I enjoy craft beer as well but I like my american adjunct the best.

We all enjoy beer and it would be a boring world if everyone had the same taste buds.

Serving type: on-tap

12-05-2010 20:54:36 | More by 0runkp0s
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JDizzle124

Colorado

4/5  rDev +116.2%

11-17-2011 05:23:57 | More by JDizzle124
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DeeJay


4/5  rDev +116.2%

07-06-2014 23:07:48 | More by DeeJay
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nicholas2121

Ohio

4/5  rDev +116.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bud Light is a Light Beer. This beer is brewed by Anheuser Busch. with an abv of 4.2. Light Amber Color lighter than Budweiser. Taste is smooth not much here just smooth. The smell is a light beer smell not much here. Over all a good drinking beer on a hot day.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2014 05:18:00 | More by nicholas2121
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Thejoe1027


4/5  rDev +116.2%

06-22-2014 20:45:34 | More by Thejoe1027
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zachturner39

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +116.2%

12-01-2011 06:29:10 | More by zachturner39
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Mrose78

Arizona

4/5  rDev +116.2%

08-13-2013 14:46:08 | More by Mrose78
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Jemenhiser

Indiana

4/5  rDev +116.2%

07-24-2012 21:07:50 | More by Jemenhiser
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of_unknown_brew-ligion


4/5  rDev +116.2%

06-12-2012 04:21:57 | More by of_unknown_brew-ligion
Bud Light from Anheuser-Busch
47 out of 100 based on 4,325 ratings.