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Bud Light - Anheuser-Busch

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Bud LightBud Light

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5,104 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,104
Reviews: 1,404
rAvg: 1.85
pDev: 37.84%
Wants: 38
Gots: 748 | 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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Graded Purely According to Style (though the word "style" might be offended...)

A: The only thing that might be lighter and fizzier is urinating after the 3rd or 4th one (Sorry to be so crude, but I thought it to be true). That said:

S: Salt, Seaweed, Campfire, Lowtide... I had this at the beach so even with my nose stuffed into the can - that's how it smelled - good times!

T: Completely inoffensive. Grain flavored, bubbly mineral water. No better, no worse - inoffensive.

M: Completely to style. Again - grain flavored mineral water, Very clean, very much Perrier. Very easy to session.

O: Very according to style, this is this common denominator, this is inoffensive, this is cheap, this is FREE with Mexican food at the after race party; so I can't bash it too much!! ;-)

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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.

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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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Bud Light from Anheuser-Busch
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