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Bud Light - Anheuser-Busch

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BA SCORE
47
awful

3,885 Ratings
THE BROS
42
awful

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Ratings: 3885
Reviews: 1257
rAvg: 1.85
pDev: 36.22%


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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xXTequila

Massachusetts

1/5  rDev -45.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

In my opinion "ALL" Anheuser-Busch products taste exactly the same. The differences between them are only more watery or less watery.
In this instance I think that price does reflect the product and at $14.99 a 30 pack it shows it's worth.
If i wanted something that tasted like Corn Flakes in water, i would have a bowl of Corn Flakes in water.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2001 13:04:46 | More by xXTequila
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beerluvr

Ontario (Canada)

1/5  rDev -45.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Tastes like wet air...popularity goes to show the power of advertising. Try something with SOME flavor at least!

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2001 20:46:20 | More by beerluvr
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sponberg

New York

1/5  rDev -45.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Does one heck of a job at killing slugs when poured into a pie tin in the garden. Has a born on date. Shoulda been aborted.

Fun at the bar: Get the tallneck bottles and cut out the letters from one of the labels to give it new names while you're lamenting the fact you drank five of 'em in the first place. Bug Light - The Beer for Backyard Barbecues! Bubu Light - Great Taste in a Yogi Beer! Butt Light! Bud Blight! There's just no end.

Nearly colorless, nearly flavorless. Starts out fizzy carbonated, with a distinct fermented rice sweet/sour flavor that's rather unpleasant if you've had any malt beers in the past day or so. It sweetens slightly over the sip, while the finish is, well, not there at all. It's a "clean, crisp" alcohol delivery device with some vague resemblance to beer. Is that worth spending money on?

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2002 23:43:00 | More by sponberg
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psugrad98

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -45.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This is one of the worst beers I have ever tasted. I have had beers that I didn't like, but that didn't mean this is bad. This beer is so lacking in flavor, that if it were skunky, it would make it more tasty. This beer is very light in color, almost no head. First impression of taste is of...bitter seltzer water. When the beer warms up the corn adjunts shine further commiting this beer to be destined to be dumped down the drain. Alternately try a Miller Light, MGD light, or even Coors Light.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2002 19:58:06 | More by psugrad98
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cokes

Wisconsin

1/5  rDev -45.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This ties with it's big brother as my least favorite beer of all time.
I made the mistake of having both of these at a Graduation party...it had been a while....for good reason.
Just horrible all around. Diluted pissy yellow. Fizzy, artificial head. Faint skunked aroma. Adjuncts on the taste buds.

Bud products are the only beers I have every encountered that give me near-instant headaches.
Stupid of me to even try, I will continue to avoid like the plague.

Serving type: on-tap

05-26-2002 00:21:19 | More by cokes
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Dogbrick

Ohio

1/5  rDev -45.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Truly a beer for people who don't like the taste of beer. Why waste your time unless you are trying to add to your tiotal of beers that you have tried.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2002 08:03:38 | More by Dogbrick
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bewareOFpenguin

Massachusetts

1/5  rDev -45.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I was having a feud with neighbor and I bought a six pack of these to empty and then throw on his yard. Definite "white trash" beer. People who like this are into stock car racing and hunting. I personally think it has no taste. I once tried to steam mussels in it, but that didn't even produce a taste. Will go with out before I drink this.

Serving type: can

09-30-2002 10:17:59 | More by bewareOFpenguin
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francisweizen

Arizona

1/5  rDev -45.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

ahhh bud light. Had in a can at a picnic at my girlfriends family reunion in Knoxville, Tennesee! This stuff was bad, I drank it straight from the can, so the appearance is null and void. the smells was of rice, corn, adjuncts, and sugar. The taste: more of the same. the mouthfeel light, and horrible. The drinkability: disturbing! This may be even worse than coors light, and that is saying a hell of a lot!
stay away, please!
do it for me, do it for yourself, and do it for your country!
cheers!,
F.

Serving type: can

02-04-2003 05:36:09 | More by francisweizen
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bierman2000

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -45.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

How can I review a beer so horrible, It's macrogarbage at its worst. I don't even care to think about how bad this is, one taste will tell you, damn what am I thinking and drinking. Stick to WATER as with all AB products, it doesn't matter which beer it is Dry, Ice, Original, or Light. They are all lousy and of poor quality and that born on date doesn't matter if you drank it from the brewery itself.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2003 15:03:20 | More by bierman2000
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Dmann

California

1/5  rDev -45.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

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.

Serving type: on-tap

01-25-2004 11:44:16 | More by Dmann
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Hunter

Arizona

1/5  rDev -45.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Absolute piss. Tried two, one in the can and one in a glass (BIG mistake).
Looks like a frothy urine sample, smells like rancid corn, tastes like Courtney Love after a bender. Coca-cola has more body. Thank the gods the frat boys love this crap, as it saves the real beer for the rest of us.

Why, oh why isn't there a ranking lower than "1"?

Serving type: can

05-22-2004 00:13:31 | More by Hunter
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walleye

Michigan

1/5  rDev -45.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

had this at a graduation party, from the can. I guess if you like water from a can with a hint of flavor to it this would do. aroma hardly any. flavor corn and as it warmed up it just got bad I do have to say it was better than busch light by a slight margin.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2004 15:06:41 | More by walleye
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beerguy04

Illinois

1/5  rDev -45.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Not much to say that already hasn't been said about Bud Light. pale yellow, no aroma to it. The taste is water mixed with corn juice and then refrigerated. Bud Light is just another sad product of the carb craze. Bud Lght and all the other light lagers are the saddest syle of a beer ever made.

Serving type: can

11-02-2004 02:35:00 | More by beerguy04
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Sycodrummer

Massachusetts

1/5  rDev -45.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Have had many a time at many a party and the only way to tolerate this is to be already drunk (very drunk) and even then its hard to swallow. Cheep, piss water, lucid appeareance that has less color than cream soda and tastes worse too. Smell resembles beer but lacks the rich flavors of even quasi-better lagers. Taste is lacking altogether, a bit like carbonated water with a hint of malt. Feels like water on the palate, very thin and meek. Would never sit down and have one, or order one out, strictly for the most drunken of occasions and even then i wish there was something else. Truly only a beer of last resort that im even ashamed to review and thus admit that i have consumed.

BAD!!

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2004 14:45:35 | More by Sycodrummer
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sachsich

South Carolina

1/5  rDev -45.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

what a waste of anyones money or time to drink this beer. any light beer should be taken off of the market. i am glad that the rest of the world doesnt believe in these light beers and discrace themselves by making them. sparkling water with a drop of food coloring

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2004 03:46:51 | More by sachsich
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Luigi

North Carolina

1/5  rDev -45.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Pours a pale yellow color! Fizzy head at first, then nothing after that! Smells like old cooked rice and way to much of fake carbonation.The body is very thin. No hop flavor, just a little bit of grain and rice. There is nothing to it but a cheap buzz!

Serving type: can

03-02-2005 08:07:54 | More by Luigi
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jewski

Michigan

1/5  rDev -45.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

One of the few beers that I will flat out turn down.

No redeeming qualities whatsoever. More expensive than drinkable cheap beers macro swill like High Life, OML, and PBR.

Pale yellow and fizzy with no head. Smells like musty, rancid water and tastes about the same. Mouthfeel is fizzy water. Drinkability is non-existent. Some seem to find it easy to drink, but I can't stomach it.

Avoid at all costs.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2005 01:03:40 | More by jewski
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mesofat

Florida

1/5  rDev -45.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

asprin takes away headaches. bud light gives them. i can taste the marketting more than the hops, if there are any. at $15 for a 30 pack it's no wonder why it shows up at every poker party, bbq, wedding, etc. my brother loves it. he also puts his steaks on the grill straight from the freezer.

Serving type: can

06-08-2006 20:14:17 | More by mesofat
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TechMyst

Illinois

1/5  rDev -45.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Container Volume: 355ml

Container type: bottle

Fresh: y

Purchased @: anywhere

Cost: cheap

Head: none

Lace: none

Color: pale yellow

Aroma: tinny

Mouthfeel: light

Palate: curls the tongue

Taste: why is this one of the most popular beers in the world?

Conditions:
Mowing/Working on car- n
With Friends- n
Sipping- n
Get my buzz on- n

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2006 00:49:59 | More by TechMyst
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TheWhaleShark

New York

1/5  rDev -45.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This beer is a straight "1," in the sense that I would not consider anything worse than this to be safe for human consumption. I've heard that there are beers worse than Bud Light, but I will not drink them even for the sake of completeness. On to the review:

A: An unpleasant yellow color, with virtually no head.

S: Absent, except for a hint of alcohol.

T: Godawful. What little flavor it does have is terrible, and it actually made me slightly nauseous.

M: Might as well be water.

D: 1/3 of a bottle made me feel somewhat nauseos. I would say that this beer can't really be drunk at all.

I really try not to just pan beers, but there is nothing positive I can say about this brew. Avoid it. If you need to drink something, get some water.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2007 03:52:41 | More by TheWhaleShark
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BeaBeerWife

Michigan

1/5  rDev -45.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I drank a bottle of corn syrup, chased it down with some rice. I then went on to a chemical laboratory and proceeded to consume every unnatural preservative I could find. I then began to spend multi-millions of dollars on showing half naked girls on TV raving about how my beer is tops. After my really bad indigestion, I went to the toilet to bottle my processed beer.

By this time, everyone's brains had been washed thoroughly and they went to Walmart to buy my bottled pee.

Serving type: on-tap

12-26-2007 21:46:00 | More by BeaBeerWife
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Jaguar

Massachusetts

1/5  rDev -45.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This is the best selling beer in America? I recently read that somewhere. The only conclusion I can come to is, on the whole, the majority of American beer drinkers have no taste. It has to be dumbass college kids driving sales of this dreck. This is putrid. I guess it's true: if you repeat a lie long enough, people will believe it.and with their commercials they repeat it ad nauseam.

Appearance- watery yellow
smell- awful
taste- awful
mouthfeel- watery/gassy
drinkability- why would you want to?

I recently picked up a number of different macros looking for one to stretch the budget in times of rediculously inflated beer prices.
this was one. bad choice. I also said in a past review of one of them : 'numerous horrible reviews to follow'. not so. I'm not reviewing anymore of these over hyped, over carbonated, nasty tasting cans of rancid dog piss. so there.
Take that anheuser- busch, and shove your gazillion dollar advertising budget up the south end of a north bound clydesdale.

don't waste your money, they'll just spend it on more stupid commercials,and you'll feel like you've been had.
and you'll be right.

Serving type: can

05-17-2008 22:38:11 | More by Jaguar
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BoSox5902

Michigan

1/5  rDev -45.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

this beer kind of burns my esophagus due to all the carbonation and lack of flavor. if i'm at a party and its free i might drink it but i would not pay for it. i can go without drinking if this were my only choice. this beer is not even good for beer pong, i would rather use busch light but definitely never natty light (both brewed by budweiser) so if your gonna buy any budweiser beer buy busch light, if its almost frozen its delicious (to a degree)

unfortunately this was my first beer and i almost swore away all of beers goodness because if all beer tasted like this, i couldn't handle it. i would probably be thinner and have more money, but i wouldn't be happy :-P

Serving type: can

08-12-2008 04:54:12 | More by BoSox5902
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Mauerhan

California

1/5  rDev -45.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

this beer blows...
it blows out loud...
and it will give you an upset tummy, and a wicked case of th beer shits...
if this is a beer of choice you might want to consider drinking a wine cooler now and then...
i would rather drink a six pack of corona, piss that out and drink that...
bud light sucks ass...
thats all i have to say about that...
end of story

Serving type: can

09-05-2008 06:55:16 | More by Mauerhan
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PerzentRizen

Mississippi

1/5  rDev -45.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This beer is absolutely horrible. I will never place this beer in my mouth again. The color is like piss and the taste is not much far removed. The carbonation and corn flavanols give this beer a horrible beginning, middle, and disguisting after taste that was only ended by my Samuel Adams Boston Ale.

Serving type: can

10-25-2008 02:34:11 | More by PerzentRizen
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Bud Light from Anheuser-Busch
47 out of 100 based on 3,885 ratings.