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Bud Light - Anheuser-Busch

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Bud LightBud Light

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4,725 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,725
Reviews: 1,294
rAvg: 1.85
pDev: 37.84%
Wants: 19
Gots: 413 | 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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1/5  rDev -45.9%

ParkbrauFan, Mar 28, 2014
Photo of beertaster13
2.38/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Bud Light has the best commercials as far as beer is concerned. So how is the actual beer? No good in fact not good at all. Bud Light you could drink a case in a day because it is like water. It pours a straw yellow where you have to pour the beer hard to get a head, that lasts for only seconds. The smell is hard to put a finger on. A hint of water mixed with cereal. Weird I know but to me that is what it smells like. When in the mouth the tastebuds don't sense much sensation, the drinkability is high because you could drink a million of these, like downing water. Funny how the cheaper Natural Light by AB is better than the more expensive Bud Light by AB. Still both are not what I would call BEER!

beertaster13, Feb 18, 2004
Photo of Erdinger2003
2.9/5  rDev +56.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

It looks see-through, just like water. If you look hard there's a slight yellow tint to it. I poured it like very harshly and the head was 100xs larger then the beer, but it is slowly falling. The lacing is barely even there.

If I smell really hard and breathe deep I can just barely smell the lager, but the first smell is faint and flavorless.

Taste reminds me of water at first and then turns into a sweet off-odor smell. It's hard to get a read on this because it's so flavorless.

Mouthfeel made me cringe the first time, like water, but when it hits the back of my throat it makes me gag.

Not very drinkable, it doesn't have flavor, body, or drinkability. I pray to God I never drink this again.

Erdinger2003, Apr 12, 2006
Photo of lilnicky068
1/5  rDev -45.9%

lilnicky068, Jan 28, 2012
Photo of tjsmith910
1.9/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Boring plain ol jane light beer. No flavor, no exitement, no feeling of taste. I cant explain this beer other than tasteless boredom. I like the commercials though. The beer was pee pee gold in color, no taste and a mouth feel that was lacking some sort of feel in general. Again here, Budweiser has dropped the ball.

tjsmith910, Jul 08, 2011
Photo of StoneTSR
1.1/5  rDev -40.5%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

APPEARANCE: I have to say, the Bud Light does look refreshing. The light color with a tiny, but very bright, white head makes it look pretty appetizing. That said, what little head there is vanishes almost instantly and there is no lacing at all.

SMELL: I could not smell anything at all. I feel bad giving the smell an "awful" rating, because it wasn't. It just wasn't there at all. That said, I do not think it should earn any points on smell at all, so I will stick with awful.

TASTE: This is a very light beer. The small amount of flavor that is present is sweet and has a hint of corn and maybe sugar.

MOUTHFEEL: The Bud Light I had on tap was not well carbonated and it felt more like drinking water than beer. It offers nothing interesting to the palate.

OVERALL: If I've already had six beers, OK, I can manage to drink one of these, but as a first beer of the night it is simply not worth it to me. I drink beer because I enjoy beer, not because I want to get drunk. I know I'll sound like a beer snob saying this, but I enjoy bitter beer, hoppy beer, strong beer. So the Bud Light tasted like water that had been contaminated to me.

StoneTSR, Feb 16, 2011
Photo of unclejimbay
2.9/5  rDev +56.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3.5

Bud Light
Anheuser-Busch, Inc.
Style: Light Lager
ABV: 4.20 % , cals=110

Reviewed ~10/2008 @ home, bottle>dimpled mug
A 2.0, very clear/clean light straw color, 1 finger head gone quick
S 3.0 mild but balanced, not skunky like some macro light beers
T 3.0 not bad, just not much!
MF 1.5 watery very very thin, no body at all, super carbonated
D 3.5 - If a mellow clean watery light beer is what you are after, this is for you! I like it better than a lot of other macro light beers.

unclejimbay, Mar 04, 2009
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2.25/5  rDev +21.6%

jngrizzaffi, Jun 07, 2013
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2.65/5  rDev +43.2%

Hootie159, Sep 13, 2014
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1/5  rDev -45.9%

ALLISON01, Nov 26, 2011
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1.25/5  rDev -32.4%

h4ger, Sep 18, 2014
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1.75/5  rDev -5.4%

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

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

Barnsley, Jul 30, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev +35.1%

KingBiscuit, Jun 13, 2012
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1/5  rDev -45.9%

Kornoms, Mar 12, 2012
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1.75/5  rDev -5.4%

Kevlee722, Aug 06, 2014
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1.25/5  rDev -32.4%

Bustersuess, Sep 20, 2013
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1.75/5  rDev -5.4%

SoCaliC8, Jan 18, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -18.9%

UncleAddie, Feb 29, 2012
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2/5  rDev +8.1%

fivetime, Jan 22, 2013
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2/5  rDev +8.1%

dugly2ugly, Feb 12, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev +48.6%

Andrew041180, Aug 04, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev +21.6%

dankjohn, Aug 16, 2013
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2/5  rDev +8.1%

halo3one, Jun 17, 2014
Bud Light from Anheuser-Busch
47 out of 100 based on 4,725 ratings.