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Bud Light - Anheuser-Busch

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Bud LightBud Light

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5,098 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,098
Reviews: 1,402
rAvg: 1.85
pDev: 37.84%
Wants: 38
Gots: 742 | 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:
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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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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Appearance- Don't ever see it cause this is a beer you never pour! This beer my friends is drunk only out of a can or bottle!

Smell- Cold and refreshing (as long as it is not skunked) This is not a beer to smell or savor.

Taste- As is in the name. Light and one step above carbonated water.

Mouth-feel- Carbonation and cold

Overall- This is the beer of my youth and of Golf and after hockey with the boys or a night out when you want to drink a few beers socially and the good stuff can not be drunk in that quantity.

There is a place and time for Bud Light and it should be judged on that scale not on those of the craft beers, stouts and porters of the world!

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Bud Light from Anheuser-Busch
47 out of 100 based on 5,098 ratings.