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Bud Light - Anheuser-Busch

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Bud LightBud Light

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4,617 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,617
Reviews: 1,292
rAvg: 1.85
pDev: 37.84%
Wants: 16
Gots: 374 | 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 JeffTheJuice
2/5  rDev +8.1%

JeffTheJuice, Jun 23, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev +21.6%

Mart1, Jun 22, 2012
Photo of BostonHops
1.83/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

disclaimer: i don't necessarily set out to review AALs, but occasionally decide to review one if it's there. i also figure in order to have a broad beer experience you need to sample from all over the spectrum. that said...

12oz can served in a standard pint glass.

an fairly aggressive pour from the can yields a quickly dissipating finger or so of a spirtzy, fizzy head. body is bell-clear, light golden-yellow in color. nose is just... absent. the only thing that saves this score from a 1 is it's not outright repulsive - tough to pull off offensive when nothing is there. (unless of course you consider an odorless beer offensive, in which case you might have a point.) very muted notes of corn.

taste is actually a slight improvement, which still isn't saying much. mostly corn/grainy. no real hops presence to speak of. clean finish. light bodied, crisp mouthfeel.

overall, i am not enjoying this and think it pretty much sucks as a beer. it's not overtly offensive and thus i could conceivable see myself drinking one at say a beach if offered for free.

BostonHops, Jun 22, 2012
Photo of metter98
1.73/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A: The beer is crystal clear very light yellow in color and has a moderate amount of carbonation. It poured with a finger high bright white head that quickly died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles on the surface and a thicker collar around the edge of the glass.
S: There are light aromas of rice adjunct malts in the nose.
T: The taste is very similar to the smell and is filled with flavors of rice. No bitterness is perceptible.
M: It feels very light-bodied and also quite watery on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer goes down easily but I wouldn’t consider it to be that drinkable unless you have this ice cold. As the beer begins to warm up, the taste doesn’t make this beer that palatable.

metter98, Jun 22, 2012
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2/5  rDev +8.1%

Brandon_Friend, Jun 21, 2012
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2/5  rDev +8.1%

TDintino, Jun 21, 2012
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2/5  rDev +8.1%

hiphopj5, Jun 20, 2012
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2/5  rDev +8.1%

carteravebrew, Jun 19, 2012
Photo of Jeff22
3.25/5  rDev +75.7%

Jeff22, Jun 19, 2012
Photo of Danielplanview77
1.03/5  rDev -44.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This is one of the worst beers I've ever tasted. I cannot understand the obsession with this beer. I'm often forced to drink it at certain venues such as concerts where they only offer Bud Light and each time I'm reminded just how awful it is. There is not a single redeeming quality about this Beer.

Danielplanview77, Jun 19, 2012
Photo of UCLABrewN84
1.6/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Pours a clear light yellow with an off-white head that fades to nothing. No lacing on this one. Smell is of grain, corn flakes, and metal. Taste is the same with a corn-like aftertaste that sticks around the palate. This beer has a low level of carbonation with a pretty flat mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty horrible beer with no real redeeming qualities.

UCLABrewN84, Jun 19, 2012
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1/5  rDev -45.9%

DruC4, Jun 18, 2012
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2/5  rDev +8.1%

DaveOB, Jun 18, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -18.9%

Jweethee, Jun 17, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev +21.6%

zbooks, Jun 17, 2012
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1.25/5  rDev -32.4%

NeverSettle, Jun 17, 2012
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1/5  rDev -45.9%

elguapo57, Jun 17, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev +48.6%

mweso2000, Jun 17, 2012
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2/5  rDev +8.1%

BrazilianAussie, Jun 16, 2012
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2/5  rDev +8.1%

dreis, Jun 15, 2012
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2/5  rDev +8.1%

Gww1864, Jun 13, 2012
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1.25/5  rDev -32.4%

IrishGermanAmerican, Jun 13, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev +35.1%

KingBiscuit, Jun 13, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -18.9%

Carissa, Jun 13, 2012
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1.25/5  rDev -32.4%

commune, Jun 13, 2012
Bud Light from Anheuser-Busch
47 out of 100 based on 4,617 ratings.