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Bud Light - Anheuser-Busch

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Bud LightBud Light

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5,072 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,072
Reviews: 1,384
rAvg: 1.85
pDev: 37.84%
Wants: 36
Gots: 699 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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4/5  rDev +116.2%

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2/5  rDev +8.1%

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2/5  rDev +8.1%

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2/5  rDev +8.1%

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2/5  rDev +8.1%

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2/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of DavoleBomb
1.56/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

In an effort to lower my average rating, I purchases a single of this from the ghetto mart down the street along with some energy drinks for my brutal week of exams. Tallboy poured into a Beck's pils glass.

2.5 A: Holy fuck this is light in color. I had no trouble reading a note that I left myself when looking through the beer from a top-down perspective. Faint yellow, similar to the way your piss looks at the end of a frat party binge fest. One finger of frothy white head. Retention was a bit below average and no lacing was left.

1.5 S: It looks almost like water and it smells almost like water as well. There's just about nothing going on here save for the lightest touch of graininess. About as boring as you can get.

1.5 T: It looks almost like water, it smells almost like water, and it tastes almost like water as well. Obviously nearly no hop bitterness or flavor. Again, slightest touch of graininess that distinguishes this from water. However, there is that slight corny vegetal flavor in there that grows in strength after each additional can that you beer bong, shotgun, or straight up chug.

1.5 M: Lightest of bodies. Way too fucking much carbonation. No creaminess.

1.5 D: What can I say? This beer has served it's purpose. My average score is going to take a hit from this. Like the people who make a habit of purchasing this, this beer is simple and boring.

Photo of Hophead717
1.41/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Poured into a frosted pint glass. Trying to be as generous as possible, serving it as cold as possible.

A: A super light straw yellow with a foamy three finger head. There's some lacing and the head is somewhat impressive after an aggressive pour. The color is hideous, though.

S: Super light grain, with that unique adjunct lager sweet smell that always seems odd. Not a lot going on, but what is is not pleasant.

T: Eww. After a sip, all I can comment on is the unsettling aftertaste. It's somewhat bitter and sour-all around disgusting. Through the sip, there is little flavor-some hints of grain, but nothing from the hops and no hints of complex malts. It's a sweet graininess, but not in a pleasant way.

M: Super thin, somewhat carbonated. Not good.

O: It's not my least favorite adjunct lager, but it's close. I'll reiterate what I said before, eww.

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1/5  rDev -45.9%

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1.75/5  rDev -5.4%

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2/5  rDev +8.1%

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2/5  rDev +8.1%

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2/5  rDev +8.1%

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2/5  rDev +8.1%

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3/5  rDev +62.2%

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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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2/5  rDev +8.1%

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3/5  rDev +62.2%

Photo of Vashtar
2.02/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

It looks good, but the foam looks fake. All of the bubbles are uniform and aren't very small.

The smell is like popcorn. It smells cheap.

The taste is lacking.

There exists no mouthfeel.

Overall, it sucks.

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Photo of dasenebler
1.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a pale yellow-gold with lots of fizz. Incredibly clear. The head was short-lived and fizzy, though there's some decent lacing.

Aroma is faintly grainy, and a bit metallic after a few whiffs.

Clean and watery beer spritzer. Cooked rice. No hops, no malt flavor. No redeeming qualities really other than that it quenches. Thin, seltzer-like carbonation. If you must drink it, make sure it's as cold as possible.

This is not beer by my standards. However, it is remarkable how consistently bland, clean and sterile the Anheuser-Busch products are.

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1/5  rDev -45.9%

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2/5  rDev +8.1%

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1.25/5  rDev -32.4%

Bud Light from Anheuser-Busch
47 out of 100 based on 5,072 ratings.