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Bud Light - Anheuser-Busch

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Bud LightBud Light

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4,336 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,336
Reviews: 1,276
rAvg: 1.85
pDev: 36.76%
Wants: 15
Gots: 252 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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 srandycarter


2.85/5  rDev +54.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Had some of these in the fridge for buddies that come by and I thought, why not? Darn close to clear, lightest straw ever. Not much carbonation coming up through any bubbles. The lightest spotty disk of head, light lace. Light malty lager smell. Light lager taste, a little twangy too. Not pleasant. Mouth is light, balance is easy when there isn't much there. I still use the 'overall' as drinkability. Fuck new rules. Drinkability is high, though. Easy to quaff when you need a glass of water. NOTE: my reviews only use drinkability as a factor, not overall. Overall would be more like 2.5 or 3, but it is very easy to session on a hot day.

Serving type: can

02-05-2012 08:05:36 | More by srandycarter
Photo of AgentZero


2/5  rDev +8.1%

02-05-2012 04:24:46 | More by AgentZero
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North Carolina

3/5  rDev +62.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From the "king of beers" I'd say this is probably the most consumed beer in the states and thats a sad fact that most us yanks have to admit.

Taste- Drank directly from the can so that might have started it out on the wrong foot but I don't see how it can get any better. Taste was watery with a corny aftertaste.

Appearance- Cant say much about this as I had it directly from the can

Overall- I drank this beer to get drunk as a teenager but have now developed a more sophisticated taste. Great for college parties and teenagers looking to have a good time, bad for an experienced palate.

Serving type: can

02-05-2012 03:38:23 | More by usafboy
Photo of BrewCaveDweller


1/5  rDev -45.9%

02-05-2012 00:01:52 | More by BrewCaveDweller
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1/5  rDev -45.9%

02-04-2012 23:46:39 | More by redoak075
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1.5/5  rDev -18.9%

02-04-2012 23:34:09 | More by BenWool
Photo of PintPal


1/5  rDev -45.9%

02-04-2012 21:41:24 | More by PintPal
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3/5  rDev +62.2%

02-04-2012 21:05:55 | More by Jonesyc13
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1.9/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured with vigour into a shaker.

A: Extremely pale yellow, produced a bright white, soapy two finger head that receded very quickly. Tons of carbonation streaming up the glass.

S: Very faint aroma but what is there is sweet pale malt, sour, grainy funk a bit of metal. Not to inviting to say the least.

T: Sweet grains, corn, a bit sour like finish. Pretty sure rice is the adjunct used. Really doesn't taste like much to be honest.

M: Super highly carbonated, very light, very watery and fizzy. Refreshing on a hot day when a thirst quencher is needed and drinkability is just unreal at 4.2 abv.

O: It's drinkable. Not very good but drinkable and works really well for drinking games if that counts for anything.

Serving type: can

02-04-2012 20:13:13 | More by Dools9
Photo of smakawhat


2.3/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Yup, I grabbed one from your fridge there during poker night when you weren't looking, somehow I think you wouldn't have mind. When was the last time I had one of these?!? Yikes ages, and since I am on the Light lager... off we go. Why not throw this sucker into a shaker pint, sure why not!

A very foamy and very white head is made off the pour and falls rather normally. Body color is a text book straw yellow and hay. However, this glass is swarming with cola carbonation, it is stuck on the sides everywhere. It rises fast. It looks like a swarm of bees are in my glass. Crystal clear.

Nose, pure and total corn. Very sweet smelling. Really not pleasant, truly light, nose seems to disappear after awhile leaving next to no aroma later on.

Taste overall a bit better than the nose but not by much. sugary malt sweet, light bodied. Feel is slightly syrupy but surprisingly with a faint tight carbonated fizz quality that leaves a real sense of metallic aftertaste (no it's not because it's in a can).

Overall it is what it is.

Serving type: can

02-04-2012 19:28:43 | More by smakawhat
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North Carolina

2/5  rDev +8.1%

02-04-2012 17:57:42 | More by PuckPuck
Photo of CHickman

New York

1.7/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Pours clear yellow with a two finger foamy white head that had tons of bubbles in it and faded quickly, leaving a little foam on top and zero lacing. This was as clear as club soda with yellow food dye – looked like a cup of pee.

Smelled of husk, sweet malt, corn and some faint caramel – that’s it, a very basic nose that barely lets grains come through.

Tastes of light grains, sweet malt, caramel, corn or vegetables and some sweet fruit, which is perhaps from the minimal amount of hops used. Tasteless and basically the training bra or beers for novice beer drinkers.

Mouthfeel is very light, crisp and refreshing, with a watery feel, a light body and very low fizzy carbonation.

The only reason to dink this beer is if you have no other beer to drink at a summer party.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2012 05:41:07 | More by CHickman
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2/5  rDev +8.1%

02-04-2012 00:15:47 | More by L1NH
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Rhode Island

2.25/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Poured into a 16 oz. Pint Glass.

Aroma - almost non-existent. Slight smell of harvested corn.

Appearance - its a bud light... very clear. large white head that quickly dissipates.

Taste - watery and alcoholic

Mouthfeel - very thin body. a lot of carbonation.

Overall, its a light american lager. There's not much else to say, its party beer.

Serving type: can

02-03-2012 23:56:33 | More by gaahvey
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2/5  rDev +8.1%

02-03-2012 15:27:31 | More by JohnBeerRun
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2.5/5  rDev +35.1%

02-03-2012 01:59:40 | More by abelikewha
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1.5/5  rDev -18.9%

02-03-2012 01:32:30 | More by mjh5397
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2/5  rDev +8.1%

02-03-2012 01:32:11 | More by Yummmmiller
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1/5  rDev -45.9%

02-02-2012 23:31:15 | More by dmorgan310
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1.5/5  rDev -18.9%

02-02-2012 22:48:37 | More by nrs207
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1.5/5  rDev -18.9%

02-02-2012 22:29:57 | More by McJeebie
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1/5  rDev -45.9%

02-02-2012 22:02:01 | More by jonathaniler
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1.5/5  rDev -18.9%

02-02-2012 20:12:32 | More by UAyeroc2425
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2.25/5  rDev +21.6%

02-02-2012 20:03:00 | More by cbcrunch
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1.5/5  rDev -18.9%

02-02-2012 06:12:32 | More by jtnelson40
Bud Light from Anheuser-Busch
47 out of 100 based on 4,336 ratings.