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Bud Light - Anheuser-Busch

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Bud LightBud Light

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4,966 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,966
Reviews: 1,313
rAvg: 1.85
pDev: 37.84%
Wants: 30
Gots: 532 | 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%

Photo of ckollias
1.6/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Enjoyed this 12oz bottle out of a pint glass.

A: Pours a pale straw hue with a 2-finger fluffy head that quickly dissipates and ends in a minimal lacing.

S: Not much here - mild malts and grains.

T: Again - not much here - mild malt and grains - not much flavor.

M: Light body and medium carbonation.

O: So, like most craft beer drinkers - this just doesn't cut it for me. If there is nothing else - i'll drink it - but it really tastes like a water beer.

Photo of CowsCanBark
2.42/5  rDev +30.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I've had Bud Light countless times, but I'll review it based on having it about an hour ago. It was on-tap at a local bar, served in a standard pint glass. I'm reviewing it compared to other light lagers.

Appearance: Kind of ugly. Just a pale straw yellow with a one-finger head that quickly dissipates. Literally no lacing left on the glass as I drank.

Smell: Also unimpressive. Just smells of adjuncts like rice and mainly corn, with a bit of metallicness. No hops or anything else detected.

Taste: It's a bit better than the smell, I guess, simply because it doesn't taste as metallic as it smells. Other than that, it's pretty bland, with a barely noticeable corn taste. Very watery.

Mouthfeel: An average mouthfeel for a light lager, I suppose. Light/medium carbonation and a very light body makes it an easy drinker. Just average for the style.

Overall: A below average offering of a light lager, but definitely not terrible if you like minimal flavor and easy drinkability.

Photo of dunit697
1.23/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This is the beer you drink when you are already drunk as my friend has said. The taste is only unique in that it has absolutely no uniquness. I found this beer a waste of time, money, and brain cells. I suggest buying a Heineken is your looking for cheaper mass produced beer, stay away from this vacuum of taste.

Photo of robboyd
2.05/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

It's bud light. What do you expect? It serves its purpose from time to time, mainly during or tailgating sporting events and when playing drinking games like beer pong.

For some reason, when I think about what beer tastes like, bud light is immediately what comes to mind. Probably from sneaking sips from my dad's can when I was young and being disgusted by the sharp bitterness that beer is to an untrained palate. In hindsight, that statement seems almost ridiculous as this beer is as close to water as beer can possibly be. There is no taste, no characteristic that defines this beer. It simply is and I'll continue to drink it in the manner I listed above.

Photo of sweett3k
2/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Wazzz Up? Time to review the BUD LIGHT.

We all have had the bud light here is my honest opinion of this beer.

A: Do not blink while pouring this beer or else you will miss her in all her glory. NO HEAD NO LACING. light pale gold in color.

S:Piss and Grain

T: Sweet Grain

M: C'mon it is the most drinkable beer in the world? Pssstttt!

O: I will drink this beer again. I am not going to lie to you.

Photo of DividedAvery
1.73/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured from 12oz can into a pint glass

A: Golden, light and very bubbly. Gives a one finger white head which dissipates quickly

S: Some light faint hops, light malts, nothing really impressive

T: Meh. Carboanted water with a slight taste of hops. Strange finish on this one too.

M: Very carbonated and light. It's kind of embarrassing that they can label this beer. I guess technically it's correct

O: Wouldn't buy it, I guess I would drink it if offered and desperate but not gonna give my money to bud

Photo of perrymarcus
1.83/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

disclaimer:i don't *set out* to review AALs, but occasionally decide to review one if it's leftover after a party (as is the case a present), because, well, it's there... i also figure in order to have a broad beer experience you need to sample from all over the spectrum. that said...

12oz can served in a standard pint glass.

an fairly aggressive pour from the can yields a quickly dissipating finger or so of a spirtzy, fizzy head. body is bell-clear, light golden-yellow in color.

nose is just... absent. the only thing that saves this score from a 1 is it's not outright repulsive - tough to pull off offensive when there's nothing there. (unless of course you consider an odorless beer offensive, in which case you might have a point.) very muted notes of corn.

taste is actually a slight improvement, which still isn't saying much. mostly corn/grainy. no real hops presence to speak of. clean finish. light bodied, crisp mouthfeel.

overall, i am not enjoying this and think it pretty much sucks as a beer. it's not overtly offensive and thus i could conceivable see myself drinking one at say a beach if offered for free.

Bud Light from Anheuser-Busch
47 out of 100 based on 4,966 ratings.