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Bud Light - Anheuser-Busch

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Bud LightBud Light

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BA SCORE
47
awful

4,858 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 4,858
Reviews: 1,303
rAvg: 1.85
pDev: 37.84%
Wants: 28
Gots: 478 | 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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Photo of nickfl
2.7/5  rDev +45.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Poured with one finger of white head into the appropriate glassware (a shaker pint, of course). The foam settles quickly and leaves no lace. The body is a pale, straw yellow and perfectly clear.

S - Light, grainy sweetness. Otherwise, very clean.

T - Some slightly sweet, husky malt up front... and then nothing else. Finishes clean with a slight graininess and maybe the vague ghost of a hop leaf.

M - Light body, moderately high carbonation, and a slightly dry finish.

D - This is very easy to drink, possibly easier to drink than water. It has a remarkable lack of flavor. Bud heavy has some grainy malt and green apple off flavors, but this is a truly clean beer. This beer is the equivalent of some mad scientist managing to create an actual army of zombies; the sheer wrongness of its existence is abhorrent, but at the same time one can't help but marvel at the technical achievement. And in the end, that is really what this beer is, an empty, soulless, horrifically drinkable, zombie of a beer.

nickfl, Oct 22, 2009
Photo of DaPeculierDane
1.15/5  rDev -37.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Ordered a Miller Lite at some rat hole in East Dubuque and was given this by mistake. Can you believe they charge a buck more a bottle for this over ML? Well, that’s supply and demand for you.

Appearance: near nothingness. Palest yellow possible unless you are perhaps Green Light or Ultra. No head, extremely aggressive, coca-cola like carbonation.

Aroma: Nothing, maybe a little grain.

Taste/MF: Light bodied. Very dry, crisp, and carbonated similar to gaseous water. Mild bitterness. Nearly no malt. Perhaps a hint of corn. Very repugnant feel overall. Too carbonated. Burns the back of the throat.

Drinkability: As bad as it gets. Drinking one is very, very trying.

DaPeculierDane, Aug 02, 2006
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1/5  rDev -45.9%

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1.5/5  rDev -18.9%

torwart68, Yesterday at 06:49 PM
Photo of MrPilstout
1.75/5  rDev -5.4%

This swill is just above Natty Light. And I mean JUST. Only because I don't feel like I just drank old well water after it goes down. Don't understand how it's so popular. Would never buy.

MrPilstout, Yesterday at 08:32 AM
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1/5  rDev -45.9%

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1.96/5  rDev +5.9%

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2.75/5  rDev +48.6%

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1.75/5  rDev -5.4%

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3/5  rDev +62.2%

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2.5/5  rDev +35.1%

scuttlebutt21, Saturday at 07:28 AM
Photo of Villiam
1/5  rDev -45.9%

I marked this as want... I can't find this ANYWHERE. It's so polarizing that I've got to try it. If only momma could lend me the keys to her mini van so I could drive into town to find it.... looks like it's toilet wine again

Villiam, Saturday at 01:27 AM
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1.31/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

StevenC, Friday at 05:45 AM
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1/5  rDev -45.9%

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1/5  rDev -45.9%

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2.16/5  rDev +16.8%

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2.36/5  rDev +27.6%

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1.36/5  rDev -26.5%

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1/5  rDev -45.9%

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1.56/5  rDev -15.7%

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1.5/5  rDev -18.9%

lillitnn92, Wednesday at 02:06 PM
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Bud Light from Anheuser-Busch
47 out of 100 based on 4,858 ratings.