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Bud Light - Anheuser-Busch

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Bud LightBud Light

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5,012 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,012
Reviews: 1,347
rAvg: 1.85
pDev: 37.84%
Wants: 35
Gots: 611 | 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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2/5  rDev +8.1%

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1.25/5  rDev -32.4%

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1.75/5  rDev -5.4%

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1.25/5  rDev -32.4%

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1.25/5  rDev -32.4%

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1.72/5  rDev -7%

Photo of afinepilsner
1.93/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

12oz can

Bud Light was very light yellow in color with a white fizzy head that disappeared very quickly. The taste and smell were nearly nonexistant. the finish is dry. The mouthfeel is very light with a medium-high level of carbonation. This is a very watery, nearly tastless, fizzy beverage; but I guess that's what it's designed to be. Avoid.

Photo of danielharper
3.23/5  rDev +74.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Purchased from the gas station by my apartment, Huntsville, AL.

Dated 25 JAN 06 on the bottom of the bottle -- less than a month old, and in a can. Should be pretty fresh.

Poured from the 16 oz can into my favorite pint glass, using "proper" pouring method and a beer straight from the ice. Creates a nice thick head that dissipates quickly. Almost perfectly clear body, looks like slightly yellowish-tinged water. The head sticks around for awhile, but leaves no lacing.

Very sweet corn malt in nose. No hops present, slight yeastiness in the back of the aroma. Not a whole lot there, but what's there isn't precisely unpleasant.

Flavor is, again, a slightly corn on the tip of the tongue, with a grainy texture as the beer is washed around the palate, and an astringent "yeasty" aftertaste. Aftertaste passes quickly, leaving the palate ready for more.

Mouthfeel is thin here, but this is very much to-style, making the beer easier to drink for long periods. Could be a bit more pleasant (astringency gets in the way), but the mouthfeel here isn't half-bad.

This tastes like nothing, which makes it very drinkable -- nothing to get in the way of pouring it straight down the gullet. Consumed as a BA would consume it, the beer gets very astringent and unpleasant as it warms, so drink it while it's cold. It's not my cup of tea, but there's a reason why it's the most popular beer on Earth, and I'll take it before a lot of craft beers in a heartbeat.

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1/5  rDev -45.9%

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2.5/5  rDev +35.1%

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2/5  rDev +8.1%

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

Quite possibly one of the worst beers ever

Photo of diablo14
1.75/5  rDev -5.4%

I've had worse, and it serves its purpose at times. The issue for me here is not that it's a mass produced, nothing beer, more that I question if this is really beer at all? People drink it with ice ffs!

I'll turn my nose up at it for sure, but at a pinch, I'll drink it.

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2/5  rDev +8.1%

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1.25/5  rDev -32.4%

Photo of shbobdb
3.15/5  rDev +70.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Ahhhh, the flagship of the Big Three -- the light lager.

It isn't offensive, it is just terribly boring. The taste is light and nondescript. There is the faintest whisper of grain (mostly adjunct), and a pleasant bubbly fizz that helps this beer go down.

Yeah, it isn't bad, just terribly boring. If I wanted the same sort of experience, but good, I'd hit up a Helles. I can see where they were going with this beer, but, man, just not that well executed.

Photo of Stockfan42
1/5  rDev -45.9%

Photo of Matthew607
1.48/5  rDev -20%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Atron67
2.85/5  rDev +54.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

A- kinda looks like straw colored water, no head
S- smells like staleness, a lil corn and no hops
T- i dont taste anything maybe a little corn, a little malt, definitely not anything which adds good flavors to the beer
M-had a crisp carbonation though light even for the style
D- high only because it has no bad flavors, no flavors at all, to make it worse

Photo of djbreezy
2.63/5  rDev +42.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

appearance - pale golden, frothy head, no lacing

smell - corn, some metallic hints

taste - some sweetness, corn

mouthfeel - highly carbonated, watery, light

drinkability - it's easy to drink, although not very flavorful, pointless in most cases when you can grab a light pale with equivalent abv and more flavor, good for drinking games

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2.25/5  rDev +21.6%

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1.5/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of obrike
1.68/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

(From vivid memory, as this was probably my most consumed beer ever)

The staple beer of the majority of my friends, and one i used to drink a ton of just a few years ago.

Drinking it now, i notice how bad it really is. The power of advertising is strong with this one.

Looks like bubbly urine.

Tastes like, well, it doesn't really have much flavor at all...kinda sour.

Very easy to drink as the alcohol is low and can be gulped down like water.

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2.25/5  rDev +21.6%

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1.75/5  rDev -5.4%

Bud Light from Anheuser-Busch
47 out of 100 based on 5,012 ratings.