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Bud Light - Anheuser-Busch

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Bud LightBud Light

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4,733 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,733
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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Photo of Rayek
2.03/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A: Pale straw with great clarity and little carbonation. A foamy white head comes and goes quickly. Leaves no lace.

S: Not much going on here. A bit of straw and rice is all I picked up.

T: A rice dominated graininess provides 90% of the flavor. I know that there's barley in here, but it's hard to find. Bitterness is hinted at, but flavorless. Finishes very dry and clean.

M: The light body is thin and dry. Could stand more carbonation.

D: Just a step above seltzer water. There's nothing off-putting about this beer, but nothing to enjoy either. It's a perfectly innocuous alcohol delivery device for the beer drinker who doesn't really like beer.

Rayek, Aug 13, 2010
Photo of VietPong
2.73/5  rDev +47.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

An average american beer. Cheap enough to be affordable to anyone, and the taste suits everyone. Not too watery, and nothing distinguishable about it. Definitely should only be used as a 30 rack. Light carbonation, just a completely normal beer. Lacking heavily in creativity.

VietPong, Aug 12, 2010
Photo of Bitterbill
1.53/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

24oz can. Born on date of June 13, 2010.

A very pale straw yellow with lots of foam and lively bubbles.

Grainy smell with kind of a rotten something nose to it. I wish I could describe the rotten more clearly...

Light grain, a little sweetness, bitter notes that don't suggest anything useful. Grainy in the finish. Yuck. I thought Coors Light was bad.

Even on the cheapo, I'd never think about buying this again. I wish the serving was, like, 8oz or less instead of 24. No worries, my sink is getting a treat!

Bitterbill, Aug 11, 2010
Photo of uhhhaaron
1.98/5  rDev +7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

consumed 02-22-2009, 12oz can into pint glass.

appearance: pours a light golden color with bubbles quickly streaming up to create a head that doesn't last very long. basically, your typical adjunct lager look.

smell: almost no aroma. metallic notes with a barely noticeable grain nose. little on the nose but nothing offensive.

taste: bland.. cereal & grains.. closer to water.

mouthfeel: light bodied with loads of carbonation.

drinkability: its easy to drink, probably because it tastes almost like water.

uhhhaaron, Aug 11, 2010
Photo of jsprain1
2.42/5  rDev +30.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- Appearance is pale golden. On tap this guy actually seems to hold something of a head. Albeit not much of one.
S- Very little smell. Some grain/cereal. But generally, rather clean.
T- Relatively flavorless. There is some grain/cereal flavor, with just a faint bitter marking.
M- A little bit fuller and well carbed on tap. For a light lager, it actually holds its own, oxymoron aside.
D- Better on tap, and better than some light lagers.

jsprain1, Aug 10, 2010
Photo of irishking1977
2.9/5  rDev +56.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Your typical macro lager look: Bright clear gold, practically no head, and zero lacing. I'd imagine that 98% of regular Bud Light drinkers don't even consider these attributes such as appearance, mouthfeel and taste.

S: Almost nothing. Faint adjuncts. Corn, water, if it had an odor.

T: Practically non-existent. Hints of corn and rice, virtually no hops and a faint metallic finish.

M: Middle of the road carbonation, which helps the drinkability of average or below average beers such as this one.

D: Well, I wouldn't drink this for the taste, but for drinkability, it's okay. If I'm not thinking about what I am drinking, or I really don't care (or am desperate to drink) then I'd be okay with this. Otherwise, I'd pass 100% of the time if there are (craft or imported) other options.

irishking1977, Aug 01, 2010
Photo of purpletape
3.75/5  rDev +102.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 5

First beer i had. Im not gonna say i went straight to craft. I will remember my roots. When sam adams, stone, or sierra are the only beers available i can count on bud light to keep me going. Perfect for any activity without getting to crazy and respecting beer at the same time. Cheers.

purpletape, Jul 31, 2010
Photo of Dodt
3.43/5  rDev +85.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

poured from the 16oz can into a mug
appearance clear straw yellow with a thin
smell slight grain with no other noticeable smells
taste crisp
drinkablilitly very drinkable beer
all in all this is solid beer if you want to knock back a few on a hot summer day for me if its a good beer if there isn't any craft available

Dodt, Jul 31, 2010
Photo of Dorian
2.15/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 4

I have two feelings about this beer if beer is what you want to call it. My opinion is this beer is extremely drinkable because of the fact that it has probably no ingredients to it but water and a bit of alcohol so it goes down really easy on a really hot socal day. Now if your looking for a beer with any kind of flavor or satisfaction id say look elsewhere because this beer offers nothing.

Dorian, Jul 30, 2010
Photo of thagr81us
2.42/5  rDev +30.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served from tap into a 32oz Quaker Steak & Lube Tanker mug. Pours golden yellow with a minimal white head. The lacing was very minimal at the best. Aroma was of wheat and skunk. The flavor was of grain, slight skunk, and water. It was light on the palate with mild carbonation. Overall I have drank this as long as I can remember. It goes down very easy. However it lacks all of the aspects that I enjoy about craft beer (robust aroma and flavors). This one is very generic to put it nicely. The drinkability as far as quantity is good, however I do not usually anticipate the next sip so that hurts the drinkability score. So now I usually only drink this when I'm aiming for mass consumption, because as we all know, the ladies love the stud who can drink the most... Haha

thagr81us, Jul 28, 2010
Photo of Careerinbeer
3.2/5  rDev +73%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

Bud Light is far from being a great beer but it is very easy to drink. It is pretty watered down but still somewhat enjoyable. Its got a yellowish color to it. Its not my favorite beer but one that I typically buy quite a bit for its descent price and pack size.

Careerinbeer, Jul 20, 2010
Photo of spinrsx
2.48/5  rDev +34.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

355ml can poured into a pint glass

A - Pale yellow, small white fizzy head that dissipates quickly

S - smells of fruity notes, grainy

T&M - lots of carbonation, watery beer taste (like every other light beer) and I am picking up a slight sweetness..

D - It's a light beer... it is what it is. It has a decent amount of flavor, and is pretty refreshing.

spinrsx, Jul 20, 2010
Photo of newcastleme
1.98/5  rDev +7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

It's delightful if you're a broke 20 year old college kid serving to your underage guests. Regardless, it's an easy beer to drink over a cheap meal, like a burger, or to drink in order to get smashed. I wouldn't recommend this to any experts. Don't forget the terrible smell.

newcastleme, Jul 20, 2010
Photo of beergambit
2.08/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

Generic thats as much as I can say. Nothing huge as what everybody says, its something you can drink like 15 in one night, but just mainly to get your self drunk. Taste is like horrid, smell cant stand it, color like if a dyhdrated donkey pissed in a glass...!!! To top it off they call it the beer of TEXAS please I would rather have a shiner.

beergambit, Jul 20, 2010
Photo of bigrzman
2/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

This is America's best selling beer. It used to be regular Budweiser but since we no longer like carbs and we a are fat Bud light has taken its place. See my review on Labatt Blue Light. They are very similar. They are not completely horrible but they are designed for the American/Canadian working man. Good for refreshing yourself after mowing the lawn or other yard work.

bigrzman, Jul 18, 2010
Photo of ebin6
1.65/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2.5

A - Looks like piss

S - Smells like piss

T - Tastes like piss (not that I would know)

M - Feels like piss (not that I would know)

D - Really doesn't do anything for you and is boring as hell. If it has one redeeming factor it is that it is...great for drinking games!!

ebin6, Jul 14, 2010
Photo of AleWatcher
2.88/5  rDev +55.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had this on vacation--- recorded notes into my iphone and I am typing them up now. Central MO isn't known for its craft beer selection-- had a shit beer showdown one night...

This is a pale, straw colored brew. Nothing bright or vibrant about it. The head is pure sugar white. One finger of a sticky head with surprisingly decent lace.
Smells of some sweet malt and then boiling corn. Not really in a pleasant way.
Taste is bland. More or less, just inoffensive. Not enough there to get a negative remark, but certainly not impressive.
This is sweet up front with a hint towards bitterness... but never actually gets to being bitter.
This is fuller than miller lite, but no where near medium.
The drinkability is decent. This beer is so inoffensively bland, that I could easily drink it all night... I choose not to though.

AleWatcher, Jul 14, 2010
Photo of nrbw23
1.45/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

A- Pours a bright golden yellow color with a thin white head. Not too much lacing either.

S- Smells of grain, corn, and metal. Not really anything good at all.

T- A bit like ceral, grains and corn. That's about it.

M- Light in body and carbonation is pretty high.

D- I guess this one's easy to drink. I just don't enjoy it. Used to be my go to beer, but then I started trying craft beer. Well, the rest is history then.

nrbw23, Jul 11, 2010
Photo of djbreezy
2.63/5  rDev +42.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

appearance - pale golden, frothy head, no lacing

smell - corn, some metallic hints

taste - some sweetness, corn

mouthfeel - highly carbonated, watery, light

drinkability - it's easy to drink, although not very flavorful, pointless in most cases when you can grab a light pale with equivalent abv and more flavor, good for drinking games

djbreezy, Jul 09, 2010
Photo of yuenglingfan101
1.25/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

The classic beer my parents drink when I was first growing up. I expected a whole lot from this beer. It seemed like a good beer when I first tried it 10 years, but realize how awful it is. Almost like piss water. After drinking Yuengling, Sam Adams, Leininkugel and a slew of others this beer ranks towards the bottom of the list

yuenglingfan101, Jul 08, 2010
Photo of gratedjuice
1.9/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

this is a party beer plane and simple. It doesn't taste great. It doesn't look great. It works great for party games such as beer pong, flip cup, quarters, anchorman, or whatever but it is definitely not a beer to be savored hence i will not do a full review of it. I can only say that as a poor college student it has graced my fridge on multiple occasions.

gratedjuice, Jul 04, 2010
Photo of jporf911
2.1/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Bud Light is not a beer for respectable, serious aficionados of beer; however, if you're on a budget, on a diet, or just hate the taste of beer, this is the brew for you.

Poured from a 12oz bottle.

Appearance- Extremely pale yellow, almost to the point of being colorless. Pours with a large but thin white head that quickly dissipates. Very slight lacing.

Smell- There is hardly any smell to speak of. Slight grain and corn aromas reach the nose, but that's it.

Taste- Very slight tastes of malt and corn; overall, a very tasteless beer that goes down like carbonated water.

Mouthfeel- Bud Light feels quite carbonated but is thin and dry otherwise.

Drinkability- I must reiterate that this is a beer for people who dislike the taste of beer. Due to the fact that it hardly has any taste at all, it goes down easily and can be consumed in mass quantities.

jporf911, Jul 03, 2010
Photo of zach8270
1.63/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

[can - 12 oz] Not much of an aroma. Not much of a taste. Not much of a body. No after taste. Pale yellow color with some light carbonation. Little lacing. Very light sweet and corn aroma. Small head. Kind of reminds me of tonic water. Too thin and watery to really get anything out of.

zach8270, Jul 03, 2010
Photo of smithza9
3/5  rDev +62.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

It works.

Of the three generic beers (Coors Light, Bud Light, Miller Light) this is the worst, but it still gets the job done. It is very drinkable, and you could spend a weekend with a 24 pack of this and have a good time.

P.S. Does this even come in a bottle?


smithza9, Jul 01, 2010
Photo of RedSpecial1
1.83/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Not exactly the best beer in the world here. If you do happen to pour it out of the can, you get a bit of white head that can take quite a while to dissipate. The beer itself is a pale yellow, very clear. This beer smells faintly of corn, and that's about all you'll taste too. A lot of carb in this beer which I feel ruins the mouthfeel, making it feel more like drinking soda than a beer. A favorite session beer for many, but not for me.

RedSpecial1, Jun 26, 2010
Bud Light from Anheuser-Busch
47 out of 100 based on 4,733 ratings.