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Bud Light - Anheuser-Busch

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Bud LightBud Light

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4,731 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,731
Reviews: 1,296
rAvg: 1.85
pDev: 37.84%
Wants: 19
Gots: 417 | 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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1.5/5  rDev -18.9%

Thullin187, Mar 12, 2012
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1/5  rDev -45.9%

danharrington99, Mar 12, 2012
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2/5  rDev +8.1%

Chugs13, Mar 12, 2012
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2/5  rDev +8.1%

HoneyLamb, Mar 12, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -18.9%

thegerm87, Mar 11, 2012
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1/5  rDev -45.9%

jsboates, Mar 11, 2012
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1/5  rDev -45.9%

gilbert, Mar 11, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev +48.6%

Keegan, Mar 11, 2012
Photo of intensify
2.18/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

I am not a "beer racist" and I judge every beer as it is, not as how the "others" view it. Fluffy soapy head which sticks around long enough to smoke half a cigarette and is gone by the time you take a sip. Wet corn, yeast and a slight skunky aroma. Taste? Well, corn, artificial flavors and it seems as the main ingredient is water but is rather easy to drink and goes down smooth.
I drink these with ease at a tailgate party or at a get together. Rich or poor everybody has had a bud light. The price is cheap, the quality is border line between okay and bad, but it brings along a good time at events and that alone is worth bragging about.

intensify, Mar 11, 2012
Photo of shoeinc
1/5  rDev -45.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I do not understand why this beer is so popular...I know its cheap, but you can get better tasting beer that is cheap.

The appearance, smell, and mouthfeel is probably the same for every macro brew light, but the taste of this beer...

I dont know if its the hops, too much salt, or just bitter, but this beer just does not taste good.

shoeinc, Mar 11, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +143.2%

Josiah, Mar 11, 2012
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1/5  rDev -45.9%

Chewie, Mar 11, 2012
Photo of acevenom
2.08/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours the color of yellow straw with an abundant white head. The head dissipates after a few sips, but it leaves some head lacing on top. Not much lacing is left on the glass. There are plenty of streaming bubbles coming from the bottom of the glass, indicating abundant carbonation. It looks like a typical American adjunct lager. The aromas are not very strong, but I pick up some sweetness. I don't pick up much else.

I had this ice cold. There isn't much of a hops presence in this beer, but it is there. I pick up flavors of adjuncts that tend to override the taste of the light barley malt, which is there. It's slightly sweet and the flavor is pretty clean and crisp overall if not a bit thin. This is about what you'd expect from a light lager because you know you're not getting a full flavored beer. Some of the flavors homogenize as it warms up, so you want to drink this pretty quickly. The mouthfeel is very light and somewhat watery. It's the sort of mouthfeel you'd expect with a light lager.

Light lagers are not my favorite style, but every beer deserves a fair review. It's not an awful beer by any means, but it's not a good beer either. It's below average and there are better, less expensive brands of light lagers. If you like light lagers, you could do better than Bud Light.

acevenom, Mar 10, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev +21.6%

Drinking_Milkshakes, Mar 10, 2012
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1.75/5  rDev -5.4%

Jim_DemonDeacon, Mar 10, 2012
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3/5  rDev +62.2%

StaindProject86, Mar 10, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +75.7%

RobMor, Mar 10, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev +21.6%

RobGronkowski, Mar 09, 2012
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1.25/5  rDev -32.4%

OldTime, Mar 09, 2012
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2/5  rDev +8.1%

iL0VEbeer, Mar 09, 2012
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2/5  rDev +8.1%

GZGMX, Mar 09, 2012
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2/5  rDev +8.1%

HaydenBryant, Mar 08, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev +21.6%

dhep16, Mar 08, 2012
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2/5  rDev +8.1%

JVan, Mar 07, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +89.2%

Rabidsmurf01, Mar 07, 2012
Bud Light from Anheuser-Busch
47 out of 100 based on 4,731 ratings.