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Bud Light - Anheuser-Busch

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Bud LightBud Light

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4,514 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,514
Reviews: 1,285
rAvg: 1.85
pDev: 37.3%
Wants: 15
Gots: 321 | 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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1.15/5  rDev -37.8%

Ordered a Miller Lite at some rat hole in East Dubuque and was given this by mistake. Can you believe they charge a buck more a bottle for this over ML? Well, that’s supply and demand for you.

Appearance: near nothingness. Palest yellow possible unless you are perhaps Green Light or Ultra. No head, extremely aggressive, coca-cola like carbonation.

Aroma: Nothing, maybe a little grain.

Taste/MF: Light bodied. Very dry, crisp, and carbonated similar to gaseous water. Mild bitterness. Nearly no malt. Perhaps a hint of corn. Very repugnant feel overall. Too carbonated. Burns the back of the throat.

Drinkability: As bad as it gets. Drinking one is very, very trying.

08-02-2006 19:39:42 | More by DaPeculierDane
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3/5  rDev +62.2%

Nothing special here, we all can agree. But with 0 fat and minimal calories, it does make it the "water" of choice.

08-28-2014 19:42:51 | More by lslifkin
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3.75/5  rDev +102.7%

08-28-2014 08:09:18 | More by Derrill
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2.32/5  rDev +25.4%

08-28-2014 03:45:11 | More by KLW2008
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1.44/5  rDev -22.2%

08-28-2014 03:23:18 | More by pjhawker
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2/5  rDev +8.1%

08-28-2014 01:09:48 | More by misternebbie
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New York

3.6/5  rDev +94.6%

08-27-2014 21:05:13 | More by FrostyFoster72
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2/5  rDev +8.1%

08-27-2014 19:38:37 | More by Caddant
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1/5  rDev -45.9%

If there were a soda fountain for beer, this would be the product.

Color: Paler than the corn it is made from
Flavor: Dry, Corn water that was exposed to one flower of Willamette hops at 50 yards
Carbonation: Notice the aforementioned Soda Fountain
Smell: Sulfides and a hint of Grain

Overall Impression: Drink something else

08-27-2014 18:47:27 | More by Thothamon
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1.5/5  rDev -18.9%

You may never complain about the quality of free beer. Temperature of said beer remains an open subject.

08-27-2014 18:44:27 | More by One1Asterisk
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2.25/5  rDev +21.6%

Far from the best tasting beer, I feel guilty admitting that this beer has a special place in my heart when I have to play a concert - I can drink a few without getting truly drunk, just perpetually buzzed. Obviously not the brew of choice for beer snobs...

08-27-2014 12:22:24 | More by JSaulWelter
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2/5  rDev +8.1%

08-27-2014 01:23:47 | More by Bierleichen
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Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev +62.2%

08-27-2014 01:21:32 | More by JasonThaler
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1.75/5  rDev -5.4%

08-26-2014 20:58:39 | More by NorCalAussie
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2/5  rDev +8.1%

08-26-2014 18:08:25 | More by WoostaBia
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2/5  rDev +8.1%

08-26-2014 01:50:20 | More by Lovethemhopps
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New Hampshire

1.5/5  rDev -18.9%

08-25-2014 20:07:48 | More by keating603
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2.48/5  rDev +34.1%

08-25-2014 13:42:06 | More by ChaseG12
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1.25/5  rDev -32.4%

08-25-2014 08:29:56 | More by craft_is_king
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Alberta (Canada)

1/5  rDev -45.9%

08-25-2014 05:21:32 | More by bulldogops
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1.5/5  rDev -18.9%

08-25-2014 04:39:12 | More by a_beckman25
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South Dakota

2.13/5  rDev +15.1%

Bud Light. Bud Light. It's so popular I said it twice. Ask me again, I won't be so nice.

Bud Light is the #1 brewski around these parts, and also in most of the US I assume. What's so great about it? What's so not great about it? I'll crack a bottle and hash out the details...

Serving style : 12 oz glass bottle, poured into Miller Fortune glass (there's an idiosyncrasy)

Appearance (1.5) : Pale straw-like color with minimal head that disintegrates rapidly. Lots of bubbly carbonation.

Smell (2.5) : Rice malts, A little floral, faint copper. Lots of sweetness. Clean water. Reminiscent of Budweiser. A good bouquet.

Taste (2.5) : Smooth and crisp. Fairly delicious. Super carbonated, belches come almost immediately. Nothing specific pops out in the flavor, so I'm reaching a little when I say I taste corn, husks, a little malt, and some residual grain sweetness. A smokey metallic penny flavor wraps it up in the finish. So there's nothing really offending here.

Bud Light is hard to hate because there's so little to it. There's no flavors to point at and say "that's not right". Without much there, there's not much to criticize. All's well that ends well.

Mouthfeel (2) : Carbonated and smooth. That's it. No awards here. Leaves a slightly pasty dry finish.

Overall (2.13) : I know why people buy this stuff, it's because there's almost nothing to be offended at and it drinks like a soda. When you have no taste, there's less chance of bitterness or off-notes. The longer you brew a beer, the more broken down it gets, and thus you have "light" beer. I far prefer the full taste of Budweiser over a Bud Light, about 10 to 1, but Bud Light isn't half bad if you're looking for a refreshing drink for the crowd that no one will object to. Best beer ever? That would be ludicrous. Best beer for frat parties? That might even be stretching it. Best beer for beer-ignorant taste-challenged rowdy boys and girls who sit around the bonfire sharing prepubescent humor and chasing tail - now that's more like it.

08-25-2014 04:15:20 | More by The-Adjunct-Hippie
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2.5/5  rDev +35.1%

08-25-2014 03:44:00 | More by ribpy
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Alberta (Canada)

1.25/5  rDev -32.4%

08-25-2014 02:53:44 | More by Corson
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2.52/5  rDev +36.2%

08-24-2014 20:07:02 | More by Keithgalley
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Bud Light from Anheuser-Busch
47 out of 100 based on 4,514 ratings.