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Bud Light - Anheuser-Busch

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Bud LightBud Light

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4,842 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,842
Reviews: 1,301
rAvg: 1.85
pDev: 37.84%
Wants: 27
Gots: 470 | 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 agreenman19
1.25/5  rDev -32.4%

agreenman19, Apr 02, 2012
Photo of BeerKangaroo
2.5/5  rDev +35.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

In a pint glass and a pilsener:

A: pale gold body with a thin soapy head that quickly fades

S: corn, rice, dull vegetable-ness

T: sweet but gets sour and bland as it gets warm

M: light (lives up to its style, right?), no aftertaste but a light sweet mostly watery finish, harsh all over the mouth

O: just not much there, I'm trying to understand why this is the best rated beer in America. Hmmm . . . I'm hoping the economy will get better so people can try better stuff.

BeerKangaroo, Nov 26, 2011
Photo of Matthew607
2/5  rDev +8.1%

Matthew607, Nov 16, 2012
Photo of BBM
1.63/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Well I've drank this beer many times before, but I figured I would sit down with one and give it a fair shake in the review process. That didn't help it in the least. The beer pours a bright yellow/straw color with a small white head that dissappears quickly. It smells of many things, none of which are appetizing in the least. Vegetables, corn, sweet... candy? Odd set of smells.

It doesn't taste any better. Besides being watered-down and over-carbonated, there are flavors of corn, some kind of cheap grain, and maybe some bitter (albeit neutered) hops. It feels like a sour soda pop in your mouth and is drinkable in large doses only if it's accompanied by ping-pong balls and plastic cups. There's really no other reason to drink this beer if you have any interest at all in "flavor" or "quality."

BBM, Oct 24, 2006
Photo of Goldndomer
1/5  rDev -45.9%

Goldndomer, Feb 09, 2014
Photo of jhartley
2/5  rDev +8.1%

jhartley, Oct 21, 2013
Photo of DemoniChris
1.5/5  rDev -18.9%

DemoniChris, Jun 04, 2013
Photo of slowdaddy
1.5/5  rDev -18.9%

slowdaddy, Aug 10, 2012
Photo of Bustersuess
1.25/5  rDev -32.4%

Bustersuess, Sep 20, 2013
Photo of kobeer
2/5  rDev +8.1%

kobeer, Jul 30, 2012
Photo of Mortarforker
1.5/5  rDev -18.9%

Mortarforker, Sep 08, 2012
Photo of badbeer
1.35/5  rDev -27%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Poured a pale straw color with a foamy head that leaves some lacing around the glass. Smell is clean but like most macro lagers has a slight smell of creamed corn, just really bland. Taste is much of the same, no pronounced flavor, nothing that I could get enjoyment out of, I would like to see some hops come through, just a little at least. Mouthfeel, overly carbonated and intended to serve ice cold, perhaps to hide flavors, good or bad, within? Drinkability, I could imagine this is drinkable for many, but I could maybe have one in a sitting, and then not have anymore again, ever.

badbeer, Feb 09, 2006
Photo of tyleeis
3/5  rDev +62.2%

tyleeis, Dec 16, 2011
Photo of ACB
2.25/5  rDev +21.6%

ACB, Sep 08, 2014
Photo of Chuffbomb
1.75/5  rDev -5.4%

Chuffbomb, Jul 23, 2014
Photo of MMAJYK
2.4/5  rDev +29.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A- Light golden color, with rapidly diminishing head.

S- Smell of faint hops.

T- Tastes bland and watered down. That is about all you can say about it. Nothing standout-ish what so ever.

M- Very carbonated and just watered down. NO backbone.

D- Drinkable beer with a minimal shelf life. Drink these with your boys while camping or fishing, but if you have a choice, stay away. Not good.

MMAJYK, Oct 26, 2007
Photo of baos
1.23/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

12 oz into glass

A: Head disappears quickly. Very pale and bunk looking.

S: Metallic grain.

T: Slight grain and malt that gives way to metal and I hate to say bile.

M: Yay I'm water.

D: I've drank many of these in one sitting, but now I can hardly stomach one. Tastes like bitter metal.

baos, Dec 26, 2007
Photo of pavpav12
2/5  rDev +8.1%

pavpav12, Dec 02, 2011
Photo of Chriscrundwell12
1.68/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A- Very light yellow appearance, almost ginger ale like with less color, well carbonated one finger head dissipates completely.
S- Very mild, almost no aroma, slight notes of barley, corn, very unappealing.
T- Watered down like crazy, very plain, only taste that comes out is corn, barley, rice, slight sweetness.
M- Light mouthfeel, carbonated, watery, fizzy.
O- The only good thing I can say about this beer is that on a really hot day this is a little refreshing when really cold. Other than that it’s very un enjoyable to drink, no taste or aroma really nothing to this beer, incredibly plain.

Chriscrundwell12, Jun 09, 2011
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1.25/5  rDev -32.4%

h4ger, Sep 18, 2014
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1/5  rDev -45.9%

Beefytits4, Nov 25, 2011
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1.5/5  rDev -18.9%

nodder, May 02, 2014
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1/5  rDev -45.9%

jonathaniler, Feb 02, 2012
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3/5  rDev +62.2%

JeffSuttonTX, Mar 11, 2013
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1/5  rDev -45.9%

420Rick, Jun 28, 2013
Bud Light from Anheuser-Busch
47 out of 100 based on 4,842 ratings.