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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:
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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2/5  rDev +8.1%

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1.38/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

A: Very pale straw color. Head disappears quickly. Lots of small bubbles throughout the serving.

S: Not much here to distinguish itself with. If anything, a slight metallic scent. That again might be due to expectations.

T: Not terrible. Not even bad. Slight metallic taste. Almost like slightly bitter carbonated water. You can tell it is beer though.

MF: Cold and clean feeling. Good carbonation.

Overall: It is perhaps the best of the three big American light beers. OK for a party with lots of people. Not great as a beer to drink while grilling out.

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2/5  rDev +8.1%

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1.25/5  rDev -32.4%

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2/5  rDev +8.1%

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2/5  rDev +8.1%

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1/5  rDev -45.9%

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3/5  rDev +62.2%

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2/5  rDev +8.1%

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1/5  rDev -45.9%

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5/5  rDev +170.3%

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2/5  rDev +8.1%

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1/5  rDev -45.9%

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2/5  rDev +8.1%

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1/5  rDev -45.9%

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1/5  rDev -45.9%

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1/5  rDev -45.9%

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2/5  rDev +8.1%

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2/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of dankster
2.68/5  rDev +44.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A- clear and fizzy

S-clean but definently adjunct all the way. some barely noted on the back.

T-light beer is a light beer but does have a cleaner taste than coors ever will.

M- does not exist- Alcohol water purifed

O- cheap bar beer with a couple friends at the local neighborhood bar. nothing to buy outside of that.

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1/5  rDev -45.9%

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1/5  rDev -45.9%

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1/5  rDev -45.9%

Photo of Siriusfisherman
1.73/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

From a can and poured into a pilsener glass

Appearance: Very clear, no haze by any degree. There is a very thin head on top, slightly bready on the edges. Vanishes quite rapidly.

Smell: As with a lot of other beers of this style, it is very hard to detect the individual ingredients that are present in the aroma. It is pretty dry, some bready notes and no detectable hop character. It does smell like a beer though.

Taste: Quite similar to the experience I received when analyzing the aroma, very little in the way of diversity and detectability. However there is some flavor, most notably the rather single-faced malt flavor. I would describe its flavor as having been bleached, you can tell its there, but seems to have been intentionally weakened.

Mouthfeel: Good carbonation, and when combined with ice cold temperatures does an effective job covering up any other features of the beer. When let raise to slightly higher temperatures though, the mouthfeel does develop some more texture, very light be it at that.

Overall: I found it very hard to review this beer, I could not distinguish any individual ingredients. It is so light and so blended that it really does mask itself from being thoroughly identified. I really do not find the appeal of this beer in flavor, I can only see it in terms of price.

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2/5  rDev +8.1%

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