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Bud Light - Anheuser-Busch

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Bud LightBud Light

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BA SCORE
47
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4,324 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 4,324
Reviews: 1,276
rAvg: 1.85
pDev: 36.76%
Wants: 15
Gots: 246 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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ReebShorts

Washington

2.03/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

Ok, I've had plenty of macro-us beer, from the high school days on, and Bud Light probably more than any other as it's what many of my friends drink and it's just always around. It's easy to drink about a million of these and still maintain decent sobriety, as it's barely a level above n/a. This beer pours light yellow, and looks watered down, has a soapy looking head that leaves almost immediately leaving a substance that looks like piss.

Smell is faint, slight hops, kind of a mildewed wheat/grain odor, that's about it. Smells (and tastes) far worse the warmer it gets.

The best way to drink these is ultra-cold and fast (shotgun or beer-bong approach works well), as this thing warms up and the carbonation fades, it starts to get a bit sour, although keep in mind it's so watered down that all of these charateristics are mild. Aso, this beer is definately better in the bottle, as the can adds some metallic taste as well.

Drinkability is a high as I could drink more of these in a session than anything else i've encountered. Drinking Bud Light is as easy as drinking water, unfortunately it's just a boring.

Note: I was surprised to see this listed as a 4.2, I've always been under the impression it was 3.2%. Couldn't find anything on the can to verify this though.

Serving type: can

08-14-2005 23:40:47 | More by ReebShorts
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biggmike

Mississippi

2.03/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

Goes to show you what a brilliant marketing campaign and a deep advertising budget can do for a beer. If you make it tasteless enough it will only offend people searching for taste. Pours pale yellow with little head that leaves quickly. Almost no aroma nor taste. Lacing is minimal. Overly carbonated. Drinkability is high, because of the inoffensiveness.

Serving type: on-tap

09-29-2007 18:24:07 | More by biggmike
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davemarc87

Indiana

2/5  rDev +8.1%

03-25-2014 03:49:40 | More by davemarc87
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Turbo

Minnesota

2/5  rDev +8.1%

10-13-2013 23:58:45 | More by Turbo
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tohe9384


2/5  rDev +8.1%

09-11-2012 23:50:00 | More by tohe9384
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Shakerman

Florida

2/5  rDev +8.1%

01-08-2012 16:05:33 | More by Shakerman
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MikeC144

Rhode Island

2/5  rDev +8.1%

04-09-2014 15:15:39 | More by MikeC144
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beaversfan12

Minnesota

2/5  rDev +8.1%

09-25-2013 16:22:37 | More by beaversfan12
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csmartin6

New York

2/5  rDev +8.1%

03-16-2013 14:15:15 | More by csmartin6
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TTripp725

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev +8.1%

05-01-2013 22:15:02 | More by TTripp725
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TimoP

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev +8.1%

11-25-2011 07:14:42 | More by TimoP
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tjthresh

Indiana

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

12 oz bottle at The Last Round Up in Stillwell, IN. You can imagine the beer selection they might have in Stillwell, IN. It was cold and wet. Bud Light finishes pretty dry. It has a mostly grainy aroma. Clear and bubbly. Bud light has its place. I'm glad to say that most of us think its in somebody else's fridge.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2005 12:29:57 | More by tjthresh
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tmoreau713

New Hampshire

2/5  rDev +8.1%

01-31-2013 20:36:35 | More by tmoreau713
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nothunder

Texas

2/5  rDev +8.1%

05-24-2012 02:51:47 | More by nothunder
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Byeast

Florida

2/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Drinking budweiser is one thing , but bud light? Why? Well it was the only beer in my fridge ( left by someone) . Poured a watery , crystal clear and oh so pale yellow. Large head as a result of me takening out my aggression , (caused by no better beer) by pouring as fast and hard as possible! Smell is lightest of malt and adjunct. Taste is same , not much of anything to describe. Mouthfeel like water with a shot of beer in it. It is very drinkable... out of a funnel.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2006 23:45:37 | More by Byeast
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sm0key

Michigan

2/5  rDev +8.1%

11-17-2011 13:41:35 | More by sm0key
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jakester

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

I had this on tap at a party. I drank it in a pint glass.

Taps an incredibly light straw with a one finger head of white bubbles. The head evaporated quickly to a ring aroung the glass. There was no lacing. Looks fizzy.

I cam smell light DMS and faint raw grain. No hops whatsoever. That's about it.

The flavor is, well, it's wet and carbonated! A very slight raw grain flavor comes through late. The aftertaste is very short and chalky dry.

The only thing you can feel in your mouth is fizz. It's almost like there's nothing else there. Finish is very dry.

I guess I just don't get it. This is the #1 selling beer in the U.S. It has no smell, no taste, no nothing none neither! Fizzy, watery and thin, and those are the good points.

Serving type: on-tap

09-05-2005 12:33:16 | More by jakester
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ChrisHartz

Illinois

2/5  rDev +8.1%

06-03-2013 03:35:43 | More by ChrisHartz
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ChaseBacon

New York

2/5  rDev +8.1%

08-10-2013 20:57:33 | More by ChaseBacon
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bpfrush

Wisconsin

2/5  rDev +8.1%

11-14-2011 15:49:14 | More by bpfrush
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mte1972

Tennessee

2/5  rDev +8.1%

11-07-2013 14:48:12 | More by mte1972
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Golden32

Alabama

2/5  rDev +8.1%

01-02-2014 20:19:59 | More by Golden32
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

2/5  rDev +8.1%

07-30-2013 11:45:32 | More by Cynic-ale
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KevBearcat529

Ohio

2/5  rDev +8.1%

05-01-2012 03:11:51 | More by KevBearcat529
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JMSiefer

South Dakota

2/5  rDev +8.1%

06-26-2012 17:59:30 | More by JMSiefer
Bud Light from Anheuser-Busch
47 out of 100 based on 4,324 ratings.