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Bud Light - Anheuser-Busch

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Bud LightBud Light

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5,015 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,015
Reviews: 1,350
rAvg: 1.85
pDev: 37.84%
Wants: 35
Gots: 613 | 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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2.2/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

What can I say, this is a classic macro light beer. It is very contested between Coors Light and this beer to which is the better one. I definitely believe the Bud Light is a better beer with more flavor and body. It has a dark yellow color and formed like a half inch head when served on the glass. The taste is somewhat strong similar to the Budweiser Lager, but much more smoother. It leaves a very bitter taste as aftertaste and is very carbonated. Overall it is a good light beer if that's what you enjoy.

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3/5  rDev +62.2%

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1.75/5  rDev -5.4%

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2.8/5  rDev +51.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from the can into a pint glass.

A - Pours light-amber yellow, small head, little lacing.

S - Wheat, corn, sugar, the usual.

T - Pretty standard for an adjunct. Minimal hops and malt, same stuff listed under smell, alcohol.

M - Medium carbonation, kind of a bitter finish. Guess that goes without saying.

O - Probably the most overrated beer I've ever had. It's not any more special than Busch Light, Keystone Light, etc., so why waste your money on this overpriced and overrated version? I wouldn't refuse one, but I don't remember the last time I bought this. Here, Weego!

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1.75/5  rDev -5.4%

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2/5  rDev +8.1%

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2.75/5  rDev +48.6%

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2/5  rDev +8.1%

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1.58/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

There isn't much to say about Bud Light that hasn't already been said. It's not that it's a BAD beer - it doesn't have a BAD taste, or a BAD smell.... but rather it LACKS just about everything. There is almost no flavor, no smell, the beer is extremely pale (even for a pilsner - I've seen darker champagnes). You can taste some slight corn, grains, and malt, but it really all gets overpowered by the extreme carbonation. Hops are basically irrelevant and almost completely unnoticeable. The beer is about as thin as they come.

Having had many of these throughout my college years, I've come a long way. Bud Light gives you exactly what you pay for - a "beer" to drink when you really don't care about what beer you're drinking. With a nearly absent flavor and smell, there are MANY better options than Bud Light, even at comparable prices.

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2/5  rDev +8.1%

Bud Light from Anheuser-Busch
47 out of 100 based on 5,015 ratings.