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Bud Light - Anheuser-Busch

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Bud LightBud Light

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5,065 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,065
Reviews: 1,381
rAvg: 1.85
pDev: 37.84%
Wants: 36
Gots: 693 | 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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Photo of Corson
1.25/5  rDev -32.4%

Photo of bboven
2.02/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Rated to style.

It's come to this. My bud light review.

Appearance is extremely pale yellow, crystal clear with no head or lacing.

Aroma is cooked sweet corn. Odd, because rice is the adjunct used.

Taste is just not there. I can't taste this beer. The only reason it's a 1.5 is because it doesn't taste awful. It just has no taste.

Mouthfeel is highly carbonated and drying, as it should be.

Big pass. No flavor, barely any color, there's just nothing here.

Photo of ILikeGoodCider
1.38/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Enjoyed (and I caution to use the word here) on a Saturday afternoon. It was offered to me with no other option.

A: Light to clear yellow, with even a green tinge. Fizzy white head that pours huge & disappears even quicker.

S: Very light. Somewhat grainy.

T: As light American macros go, this one is my least favorite (and in case you're wondering, out of the 3 kings...gun to my head: 1. Miller Light, 2. Coors Light, 10. Bud Light

M: Yup, feels like a watery beer-like substance.

D: Gave this a 2.5 based on the sheer ounces I've had in my lifetime. Gosh dang college...

Photo of slitherySOB
1.46/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Another billiard tournament, another crappy beer sponsor. Poured into a frozen mug. Usually I don't use frozen mugs, but this calls for an exception. Even with proper pour, the head was pathetic. About half a thumb widths of foam that lasted less than a minute. Some ice particles started to form on the surface. Pale, and I do mean pale, yellow. Very faint smell. Mostly adjuncts so weak I couldn't tell what they were. Light taste. It isn't water, but it's close to it. Some rice is on the tongue. No bitterness, sweetness, nor aftertaste. Mouthfeel is thin. It feels thinner than water. Is that possible? For a liquid to be thinner than water? Drinkable as swill. Drinkable like tap water. Which doesn't mean a thing. Not a good beer.

Photo of emwild12
1.75/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of santoslhalper
1.96/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 1 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Sampled (hah) at my friend's house from a 22 oz. bottle. Piss yellow with no head. Typical. Smelled fainlty of hops and malts, more-so than any other light lager I've head. Taste respectably balanced, with strong hops shining through, and a lingering malt back. The only problem is that it tastes artificial. Nothing tastes real. The best "macro" light beer, possibly the best "macro" in general, I've had to date. But not good.

Photo of Magpie14
1.9/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A: yellow, bleached straw color with lively carbonation. Looks washed out in the glass, no head.

S: grains, corn. Overall not much (i smell metal and wet cardboard)

T: hulking grainy taste, dry, and thin...extremely carbonated

M: watery and super light

D: I suppose ice cold this beer will work. For me it is instant headache if I consume more than two. A real frowzy beer. For the money I can hit the Strohs, High Life, or PBR and get a winner, sorry bud.

Photo of TrojanWheels
2/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of oldedog
1/5  rDev -45.9%

Photo of Tuck_leepulin
1.5/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of Higravity
1.03/5  rDev -44.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I have had this many a time but during a boring wedding reception I had time to taste and do a review.

Apperance: Yellow food coloring added to water, little white head no lacing at all.

Smell: Almost no smell at all, just a slight smell I associate with concetrated urine.

Taste: Water mixed with poorly distilled vodka some. Yuck

Mouthfeel: Water

Drinkabability: My stomach was threatening a rebellion so I left this nasty beer on the table.

Photo of Peyton5410
2.5/5  rDev +35.1%

Photo of TonyY
1.25/5  rDev -32.4%

Photo of JC333
1.75/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of ssgunbond
2/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of DeadWalkerAir
1.25/5  rDev -32.4%

Photo of jngrizzaffi
2.86/5  rDev +54.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Pours a very clear golden color with a 2 finger width carbonated head. Head quickly dissipates with little to no lacing on the side of the glass. Has more of a sour fruit aroma, but there is a slight hint of banana at the end. A little sweeter there. Bready, malty taste with a slight hop edge at the end. There is a hint of cloves and banana at the end. To be honest, as far as the type of beer goes, it isn't bad. It is fairly representative. I won't mistake it for a good beer, though. There is still more of a watered down flavor.

Photo of mlefebvre7
1.25/5  rDev -32.4%

Photo of Chris77McGrath
2.5/5  rDev +35.1%

Photo of JRBecks
1/5  rDev -45.9%

Photo of Noxious26
2.25/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

341ml bottle poured in a white plastic glass. This is the Canadian version brewed by Labatt.

Clear, pale, pale yellow in colour. Frothy, soap-bubble white head is voluminous on the pour, but quickly recedes to a thin ring.

Mild aroma is dominated by grains and adjuncts with a vague off-veggie aspect.

Mild flavour, like watered down Bud. Grains throughout with weak petrol notes in the middle and an off-veggie aftertaste. Not really offensive, but not pleasing either.

Thin bodied and fizzy, almost like 7-up.

This isn't the worst light beer available in this area, but it's far from the best.

Photo of Bobhoya
1.5/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of fosters9
1/5  rDev -45.9%

Photo of EF4
1/5  rDev -45.9%

Photo of Afroman
1/5  rDev -45.9%

Bud Light from Anheuser-Busch
47 out of 100 based on 5,065 ratings.