1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Bud Light - Anheuser-Busch

Not Rated.
Bud LightBud Light

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
47
awful

4,611 Ratings
THE BROS
42
awful

(view ratings)
Ratings: 4,611
Reviews: 1,292
rAvg: 1.85
pDev: 37.84%
Wants: 16
Gots: 370 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Bud Light Alström Bros
Ratings: 4,611 | Reviews: 1,292 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of KornWallace
1.75/5  rDev -5.4%

KornWallace, Jan 20, 2013
Photo of TonyY
1.25/5  rDev -32.4%

TonyY, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of Bustersuess
1.25/5  rDev -32.4%

Bustersuess, Sep 20, 2013
Photo of uziangis
1.5/5  rDev -18.9%

uziangis, Jan 13, 2012
Photo of od_sf
1/5  rDev -45.9%

od_sf, Jul 08, 2012
Photo of tpaetow
1.25/5  rDev -32.4%

tpaetow, Sep 26, 2013
Photo of Guitars_and_beer
3/5  rDev +62.2%

Guitars_and_beer, Nov 13, 2013
Photo of Samp01
1.53/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Pours clear yellow with a very small shirt lived white head. Very little aroma and little to no flavor. Palate very light body and carbonation. Finish is very bland with virtually no flavor. It was the only beer available at a barbecue. Overall did not like this at all.

Samp01, Nov 24, 2010
Photo of aquatonex
1.08/5  rDev -41.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Uh, it's Bud Light. At least I tried it on tap. I did successfully avoid this beer for a very long time. But, I guess I decided to try it. No head, lightly piss colored. Some carbonation. Tastes like seltzer that you cracked open 4 years after the expiration date. Mouthfeel? Yeah, if you think water has mouthfeel. It's the lightest of light beers I've had, I'm not sure if that's a compliment or not.

aquatonex, Jan 15, 2005
Photo of TexAggie011
1.5/5  rDev -18.9%

TexAggie011, Jan 31, 2012
Photo of wilfonzo
1/5  rDev -45.9%

wilfonzo, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of 100200300
3/5  rDev +62.2%

100200300, Jul 03, 2013
Photo of Luigi
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!

Luigi, Mar 02, 2005
Photo of JIMTRK16
1/5  rDev -45.9%

JIMTRK16, Feb 26, 2014
Photo of Andrew041180
2.75/5  rDev +48.6%

Andrew041180, Aug 04, 2013
Photo of DeFaz
1.7/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Everyone has had this, even those who don't remember doing so. It's a beer for those who don't like beer for those who think they like beer. It's a beer for people who don't know what the "appearance" or "smell" is really like because they don't pour it into a cup because it costs too much money to buy a plastic cup.

This goes down easy, and there's no denying that. It has a metallic taste, and the hops and malt are there but are concealed by adjuncts with names that I cannot pronounce. Better than most of the macro light lagers, this is mostly water with a bit of fake beer flavor to make you think you're drinking a beer. If you're someone who advocates for beer pong to be a professional sport, you probably like that. Anyway, again, it's not as bad as some of the light adjunct lagers out there.

Go a half-day without drinking water and your urine will be darker than this, and probably taste a little better too.

DeFaz, Jul 01, 2013
Photo of GameOfBeers
1.64/5  rDev -11.4%

GameOfBeers, Aug 19, 2014
Photo of zdk9
1.63/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

This beer has a pretty strong smell and flavor for the genre, but it is not a flattering strength. A pale yellow with minimal head. The smell is of sour, almost rotten grain. The taste isn't nearly as sour and instead gives out a bit of bitterness and hops, but mostly the strong grain.

zdk9, Feb 19, 2007
Photo of cyrenaica
1.02/5  rDev -44.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

473ml can
4.0% ABV

Brewed in Canada by Interbrew's Labatt division

I tried this beer (for the first time ever) on April 14, 2008 after purchasing from one of my local LCBO outlets. The beer pours a very translucent pale yellow (almost clear with yellow food colouring added to give it a tinge of colour). The aroma is weakly malty, with nothing else. The mouthfeel was very thin, watery with little carbonation. The flavour was watery as well, again water with a little bit of artificial beer taste added. I have to admit, while there was nothing spectacular about this beer, it went down very fast.

cyrenaica, May 12, 2008
Photo of 21Maestro8
2/5  rDev +8.1%

21Maestro8, Dec 13, 2013
Photo of PhantomVodoo
2.42/5  rDev +30.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Very pale yellow, almost colorless. Clear. White head.
Faint aroma of sweet grainy malts.

Taste is very light. Sweet grainy malt flavor is about the only thing there. Hops almost undetectable. The beer has a bit of a funny taste to it, but it is clean and thirst quenching.

Mouthfeel is thin and watery.
Very mellow, but not desirable.

Overall, this is a clean lager that gives the impression that it's about half beer and half water. Very little character.

PhantomVodoo, Aug 10, 2003
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

stephendr, Mar 21, 2007
Photo of andy1701
2.25/5  rDev +21.6%

andy1701, Jul 28, 2013
Photo of mpenske
1.75/5  rDev -5.4%

mpenske, Jan 27, 2014
Photo of h4ger
1.25/5  rDev -32.4%

h4ger, Thursday at 02:58 AM
Bud Light from Anheuser-Busch
47 out of 100 based on 4,611 ratings.