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Bud Light - Anheuser-Busch

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Bud LightBud Light

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4,873 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,873
Reviews: 1,303
rAvg: 1.85
pDev: 37.84%
Wants: 28
Gots: 485 | 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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2/5  rDev +8.1%

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2/5  rDev +8.1%

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3/5  rDev +62.2%

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Photo of AaronTheBearded
2.7/5  rDev +45.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Let's not beat around the busch here. This beer isn't here to win ribbons or gold medals. It certainly isn't here to turn the hop-heads of beer geeks across the world. It is what it is. It's Bud Light.

A - Well, it's piss yellow, crystal clear, and has plenty of carbonation streaming up to a finger of white head that sticks around long enough for you to maybe say the alphabet, like if you're fast and haven't already had any more than a couple drinks.

S - Just don't smell it. Don't get all sophisticated with this one. Nothing to see here. Move along.
Okay fine I'll tell you what I picked up from accidentally hovering my face over the glass while I was contemplating my existence. Grass. Corn. Rice. That smell that is ingrained in my memory from high school parties and football games. What can I say? It's nostalgic.

T - Have you ever had Perrier? Or maybe just decided to chug a bottle of club soda out of pure boredom? It was kind of like that, only distilled in adjunct grain juice for a while. It sounds bad, but if you're expecting it, then it's tolerable. In the right mindset, you can even quite enjoy it.

M - This is what I actually like about this beer. It's refreshing, crisp, and has plenty of carbonation. Good for a hot day when you don't want to do anything, including thinking about the beer you're drinking. Very light bodied. Reminiscent of water.

O - I'm not saying this is a bad beer. I'm saying this is the beer that I keep on hand in case someone who isn't my friend asks for a brewski while I'm hosting a party. I'm not going to turn one away if it's the only thing available.

My advice? Grab some buds and go somewhere that serves a proper brew.

AaronTheBearded, Jan 11, 2014
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1/5  rDev -45.9%

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1.5/5  rDev -18.9%

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2.94/5  rDev +58.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Pale, clear and golden. Lots of carbonation with no head. Minimal lacing.

S- Pale malts with a rice backbone. No hops.

T- Typical light lager. Not much different from the rest. But I like to drink beer. And every beer has a right time. This lager has mild flavors and is basically carbonated flavor water with a little bit of alcohol in it. It tastes good after a hard fought volleyball or baseball game in the summer heat when a water would be better but a beer sounds great. Or when you want to sober up. This light lager is ok. No better no worse...

M- Goes down easy and classy. A little too carbonated and not enough aftertaste for me.

O- Well as most young people I also started drinking beers like this, and enjoyed them. Recently I have experimented with all sorts of different types of beer and discovered that I prefer a more complex flavor. But at the same time I think this beer has a time and place. Not my favorite but its ok.

Emnmarko, Jan 06, 2014
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2/5  rDev +8.1%

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Bud Light from Anheuser-Busch
47 out of 100 based on 4,873 ratings.