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Bud Light - Anheuser-Busch

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Bud LightBud Light

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1,358 Reviews

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Reviews: 1,358
Hads: 5,373
Avg: 1.92
pDev: 73.44%
Wants: 46
Gots: 1,033 | 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:
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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Reviews: 1,358 | Hads: 5,373
Photo of K-Dog
1.56/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Smells terrible, taste worse, was at a family graduation party and it's all they had. I'll admit I'm a craft beer snob and proud of it. I very rarely drink regular beer and this beer is one of the reasons why.

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Photo of Vylo
2/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Should probably be considered a crime to brew, sell, buy, or drink this beer. About the only pros were that it didn't literally kill me, and that might have been a downside, since it didn't end the suffering in my mouth.

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Photo of Lahoi
1.88/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

I do my best to avoid unnecessary criticism. I don't want to be a beer snob. But this isn't a very good beer. In all honesty, maybe it is as good as some other macro lagers. Maybe it is the hype that turns me off. Plus I grew up with all these loyal Bud Light drinkers. People who scoffed at what they deemed to be lesser beers such as Miller Light, Coors Light, etc. Those people are obnoxious. And so are the never ending Bud Light commercials. So in a blind taste test maybe I would rate this beer a little higher. Many times I go back to $$$. If this beer was priced like The Beast Light or even AB/InBev's Busch Light maybe I would rate it higher. But it's not, so I wont.

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Photo of Matty412
1/5  rDev -47.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Purely and simply a mass produced "beer" no quality. Bad taste , extremely filling. Over -carbonated, and low abv. Anheuser Busch can hate on craft beer all it wants but its still picking up craft breweries? I don't get it. Don't drink this unless its free. Please?

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Photo of mlockman
1/5  rDev -47.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

"If water could go bad, this is what it would taste like."
"tastes like the ghost of a dead lemon"
"tastes like water strained from a gutter full of dogs teeth"
"tastes like a liquid John Mayer song"

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Photo of burdman69
3.83/5  rDev +99.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Listen. I may be breaking the rules here but I'm rating this not as a beer in general but for what it's worth.

For a beer snob (90% of BA) why would you even review this?


Seriously, yes it has no taste or smell. But isn't that better than a bad taste and smell?

It has MORE flavor than a coors light.

It has less flavor than a miller lite, which is great because miller lite tastes like warm shit even when it's cold.

If this is at a bar for 1$ pints, this is a 10/10 beer. If you can get a 6 pack from any establishment for 8$ after 2am, this is a 10/10 beer. If you're throwing a kegger it's still okay when it's not.ice cold (unlike miller lite or budweiser)

In.general, a 3/10 at best

For what it's worth, what it's being sold for, it's target audience, and the limited options you have when there's only 2-5 beers and that's one of em, fuckin bud light gets a 7.89/10.

Don't be such pretentious cunts, call.a spade a spade and rate the shit beers on a bell curve.

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Photo of FrostyStephen15
1.03/5  rDev -46.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Had this at a baseball game most recently, but obviously I've had it before. I actually got this by mistake at the game, as I'd ordered a budweiser but the person behind the counter misheard me. Anyway, this doesn't taste anything like beer. It's carbonated water that someone dipped some barley in. Waaayyyyy too carbonated and what taste is there is awful. Cannot understand the appeal of this beer when the original budweiser, while not great, is miles better and just as cheap.

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Photo of nbrio85
1/5  rDev -47.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

In my humble opinion these type of micro light lagers have just become undrinkable anymore. No flavor, no body, no aroma, just a drink for the sake of drinking kind of beer. To each their own.

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Photo of jafoinflorida
3.4/5  rDev +77.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I have been around the World quite a few times, and I've had beers from just about every country. However, I'm still an American Patriot that loves cookouts here in the Sunny State of Florida.

Drinking a heavy beer in hot heat doesn't sit very with me or my guests. So this is why, I normally insist on buying and drinking either Bud Light or Coors Light at my BBQs. Both of them are highly refreshing on a hot summer day. Hence the word, refreshing!! You will not get that from a full bodied beer. The only thing you'll get, is a bona fide drunk at your BBQ ready to fight the guests. This is one purpose listed for Bud Light, and I'm sure other purposes exist.

As for taste, It's like drinking a slightly watered down Budweiser. And that's all it is in retrospect.

Heck, I got the grill going now and I've had 4 already. Were having a heat wave, a tropical heat wave. Try living in Miami, you Yuppie Yankees!! Drinking your Samuel Adams at 80% humidity with 96F on the heat index that lists the high really at 110.

Now if I lived up north, I would drink something heavy from a micro brew. My favorite beers in the World: XXXX from Australia, Cafferys from N-Ireland, Gueiness from Ireland, Heineken from Amsterdam, and London Pride from London. You'll see a night and day different when you visit these countries and have their brew fresh on tap. Eventually, you'll feel cheated here in the USA when you buy their beer in the bottle that's been packaged and sent to a warehouse for distribution without a born on dates. Hence, the skunky after taste!!!

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Photo of nucloid
4.81/5  rDev +150.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This is another one of the few types of beers i've had. Not much to really say about it. It tastes quite good and goes down smoothly. So far this is my third favorite beer.

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Photo of pkalix
3.07/5  rDev +59.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

okay, look..... it's, like, 86 degrees with low humidity and some sweat dewin' up on the brows..... got the Budweiser Christmas Horsey mug mom gave me years ago before she passed and it is chilled to frozen. Ice cold Bud Lite, poured softly, guzzled quickly, is really a damned fine brew. THAT is what bud lite is for!!! wish i had another one! all i have left are Jai Alai, Crooked Tree, Citra Showers and Tongue Tickles.... oh, and some Surly and some Resin..... hey the crummy stuff has its place! scores reflect the hot day, chilled mug and ice cold bud lite. i haven't had one of these in years.... like 20..... special thanks to Dethmtl scoring this outdated prize for me! he really didn't wanna give it to me; i had to twist his arm. beer number 1231 on BA!!!!!!!

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Photo of BigMFDaddy
2.36/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

If you want To have something to drink after cutting the grass on a hot day, that quick refreshment this could be suitable. Personally think there are other light beers that do it better

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Photo of losthusker
2.51/5  rDev +30.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Okay I grew up on this swill so to me its all kind of an apples and oranges kind of deal when I reflect on my days of pounding this beer exclusively and repentlessly. Because of my history with it and its smoothness/quenchability on a hot day I won't hate on it. Fortunately I've outgrown this American classic but it is comforting to know it's there if need be. Yeah, yeah, yeah, it's watery, gross and tasteless. Perfect situational beer.

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Photo of RonJensen
1/5  rDev -47.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

What a piece of shitty beer this is and I hate AB for advertising it so fucking much. What a bunch of degenerate retards their customers are, for drinking this crap.

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Photo of Pumpkin-Head
2.42/5  rDev +26%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Pours a straw colored blonde with minimal head. Smell is very bland with the only notable whiff being grains. Tastes more robust than nose (not saying much) and is one of my favorite domestic light beers (not saying a lot). Feels like carbonated water with "light beer" aftertaste.

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Photo of DevAJ
3/5  rDev +56.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I decided to revisit Bud Light because I decided to do a side by side by side taste test of 16 ounce aluminum bottles of Bud Light, Coors Light, and Miller Lite. Bud Light is by far the best of the 3 big names. It has by far the most malt and hops flavor, but it was surprisingly the easiest to drink. Of course you have to keep in mind that it is still a light beer, so if you are wanting a lot of hops, this isn't for you, but for the style, Bud Light wins hands down when it come to the "Big Three".

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Photo of Comrailfan
1/5  rDev -47.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I am amazed that anyone could and would drink this and call it beer? There are many other session beers for hot days that actually taste like a beer. The only thing good about AB is the Clydesdales and their beer commercials.

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Photo of MarvinSnyder
4/5  rDev +108.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm sorry, but i just cannot help being a little sentimental with this rating... So...

To my faithful friend,

Thanks for all the memories!

Yours truly,

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Photo of kkleu357
1.39/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.25

Out of all the big macro beers, this is easily my least favorite. Least amount of flavor, and what flavor there is is pretty terrible. The colder you drink this the better.

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Photo of Michelleluw
2.08/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

If you're looking for a beer that's super "bongable", buy Bud Light. The taste and appearance are light and acidic. I don't recommend this unless you're looking to reminisce from your college days.

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Photo of cbh0028
3.13/5  rDev +63%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

I rated this in comparison to other light beers. Obviously it tastes like piss water compared to stouts and pale ales. But as far as the pretty new light beers go, this one isn't the worst.

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Photo of BowWowWowYippyYoIPA
4.12/5  rDev +114.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Rating to style. You think it tastes like water? What AAL/light lager doesn't? And if you think it tastes like piss I have no perspective because that is a flavor profile I'm not familiar with.

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Photo of EmperorBevis
1.64/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

It is exactly as you would imagine
all your favourite big macro lager aspects but even more muted
Golden body with not much head then everything else watery fizzy and supremely dull in flavour

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Photo of AngusOg
1.34/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

I thought maybe drinking this by the pool in the hot Florida sun might make this beer a little bit tolerable. (The choice was this or Corona without a lime (if it had been w/lime I would have opted for it)). I was wrong. I honestly felt like I wanted to puke after finishing my 16 Oz blue aluminum bottle. If I never drink another one of these for the rest of my life, I will definitely be cool with that.

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Photo of SenorElRaz
1.71/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

It looks like beer, but it tastes like liquid cardboard. I have no idea why so many people choose this over the many better (and cheaper) alternatives.

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Bud Light from Anheuser-Busch
48 out of 100 based on 1,358 ratings.