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Bud Light - Anheuser-Busch

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Bud LightBud Light

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4,607 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,607
Reviews: 1,292
rAvg: 1.85
pDev: 37.84%
Wants: 16
Gots: 370 | 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  rDev -45.9%

IdrinkGas, Jan 20, 2012
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2/5  rDev +8.1%

Jinxxor, Jan 20, 2012
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1/5  rDev -45.9%

BJasny, Jan 20, 2012
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2/5  rDev +8.1%

Rlombardi75, Jan 20, 2012
Photo of Clowerweb
2.58/5  rDev +39.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from 12oz. can into a pint glass.

Bear in mind that I am reviewing this on a curve for what it is, an adjunct lager, so it is being compared to other adjuncts rather than craft beers.

A: Pale straw yellow, looks identical to Coors Light, Miller Lite, and other popular "light" adjuncts. Finger of solid white fake soda-like head fizzes up and quickly disappears. Some lacing, I suspect a bit of alchemy at play here. Gets an average 3/5 because it looks like an average adjunct.

S: Not a lot going on here. Smells like boiled corn with maybe a light note of some hops, too faint to determine for sure.

T: Has a lighter flavor than other comparable adjuncts. Tastes very much like lightly beer flavored carbonated water designed for drinkability for the masses. Doesn't have an offensive taste, just doesn't have much of one at all.

M: Overly carbonated with fake carbonation, feels like drinking Sprite or something. Crisp and refreshing, nothing special, feels like a standard "big three brand" adjunct.

O: This is below average, even for an adjunct beer. There really isn't anything good or bad to say about it, but it's probably the least appealing compared to Coors Light and Miller Lite where flavor is concerned.

Clowerweb, Jan 20, 2012
Photo of lccrunchy
1.5/5  rDev -18.9%

lccrunchy, Jan 19, 2012
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2/5  rDev +8.1%

alcoholinside, Jan 19, 2012
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2/5  rDev +8.1%

RKel888, Jan 19, 2012
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1/5  rDev -45.9%

Socramahis, Jan 19, 2012
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1.25/5  rDev -32.4%

acurtis, Jan 19, 2012
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3/5  rDev +62.2%

AWS2111, Jan 19, 2012
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1/5  rDev -45.9%

schopenhauerale, Jan 19, 2012
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1/5  rDev -45.9%

mame722, Jan 19, 2012
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2/5  rDev +8.1%

TrojanWheels, Jan 18, 2012
Photo of C2H5
1.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

I've had this beer served every way possible
A clear yellow gold, a white head that fades very quick

smells "non-offensive and/or pleasant" as noted by many test subjects during consumer testing; light malt and faint hops

Tastes great and is less filling.. weak beer flavoring, carbonated water, lemon, hops

mouthfeel is fine, very carbonated, crisp if very cold, could drink a crapload of these...and will need to for a buzz.

These are made for college parties, girls, beerbongs and the like. I am not convinced that miller lite and bud light aren't exactly the same, but I'm sure that no one cares either way.

C2H5, Jan 18, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -18.9%

strongaf, Jan 17, 2012
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1/5  rDev -45.9%

nmeiborg, Jan 17, 2012
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1/5  rDev -45.9%

edwardkersh, Jan 17, 2012
Photo of jsisko01
3.55/5  rDev +91.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

I've done so many reviews now that I figured why not do Bud Light?

Appearance - Pours a clear golden-straw color with an inch thick head that dissipates instantly. Has pretty nice lacing.

Smell - Strong scent of corn, grains, and bread.

Taste - Pretty sweet with grains and corn. A slight bit of citrus. Light malts.

Mouthfeel - Light body with high carbonation.

Overall - I've always liked Bud Light but I just don't like the carbonation in it.. Having acid reflux it gives me gas and heartburn compared to other beers. Almost like the carbonation has a different effect.

jsisko01, Jan 17, 2012
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2/5  rDev +8.1%

fluidmotion, Jan 17, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -18.9%

LGF, Jan 17, 2012
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1/5  rDev -45.9%

roastbeefdinner, Jan 17, 2012
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1/5  rDev -45.9%

Lang44, Jan 16, 2012
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2/5  rDev +8.1%

MaxOfMetal, Jan 16, 2012
Photo of thehyperduck
2.68/5  rDev +44.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Tallboy can from the LCBO. Listed at an even 4% abv, with 'brewed in Canada' proudly displayed on the label for some reason. I'll preface this review by mentioning that I've never had Bud Light even once until now, so I'm about as unbiased a reviewer as you'll find around here.

Pours a pale straw yellow, topped with a little more than a finger of fizzy, bone-white head that fizzles itself out of existence in a matter of seconds. A thin, wispy cap remains on the surface. Tons of bubbles rushing to the surface... yep, this is a light beer alright; it looks like every other one I've ever had so I can't really knock it too hard in this category. Clean aroma, with faint hints of grain malts, sweet rice, and little else.

I find that with light lagers, it is more important that the flavour be 'not bad' than it is that the flavour be particularly good or memorable. Bud Light meets this prerequisite, because I can't honestly say it tastes like much of anything at all. It's a little grainy, with elements of corn husk and wet straw, but mostly it just tastes diluted and watery. Of course, it's a light lager, so that's kind of the point I guess. Like the rest of its light brethren, it is thin-bodied, highly watery, and possesses a firm bite from the carbonation. I'll pay it this one compliment - it's pretty refreshing for a beer. Almost as refreshing as water.

So what did I think of my first Bud Light? Well, it's pretty much what I expected - like someone took one-fifth of the volume from a can of Bud and replaced it with water. That being said, it's an acceptable light lager, with a bland, inoffensive taste.

Final Grade: 2.68, a low C-. I would take this over Coors Light, but realistically the difference is so negligible that I'd probably just get whichever was cheaper. Or, more likely, something less crappy.

thehyperduck, Jan 16, 2012
Bud Light from Anheuser-Busch
47 out of 100 based on 4,607 ratings.