Bud Light - Anheuser-Busch

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Bud LightBud Light

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BA SCORE
47
awful

5,244 Ratings
THE BROS
43
awful

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Ratings: 5,244
Reviews: 1,492
rAvg: 1.85
pDev: 38.38%
Wants: 42
Gots: 915 | 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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Ratings: 5,244 | Reviews: 1,492
Photo of Chinaskifan1
2.23/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Nothing really stands out with this beer. Not impressed. There are a lot of cheaper beers I would drink before this.

Photo of theCanadian
3.12/5  rDev +68.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

nothing special about the looks or smell, good crisp mild taste and smooth going down with no bad aftertaste. Don't understand all the bad ratings.

Photo of LaneMeyer
1.41/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

Just not a good beer in every sense possible

Photo of Matty412
1/5  rDev -45.9%
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?

Photo of Senatorweims16
1/5  rDev -45.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I'd rather not drink than drink this.

Photo of fredmugs
1/5  rDev -45.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

When it comes to a macro lite beer this is the worst of the worst.

Photo of theBIRD
4.18/5  rDev +125.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Only light beer I enjoy. Great session beer especially during summer. Pour some V8 in it and it's delicious.

Photo of mlockman
1/5  rDev -45.9%
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"

Photo of burdman69
3.83/5  rDev +107%
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?

C'MON MAN!

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.

Photo of StoutHobbit
1.1/5  rDev -40.5%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1

Just god damn awful, no taste, no flavor, nothing to write home about, just about weak as you can get. without beign PBR.

Photo of FrostyStephen15
1.03/5  rDev -44.3%
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.

Photo of Edv1819
2/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

no flavor. it better than heineken

Photo of BayernMunchen3113
1/5  rDev -45.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Worst beer ever. Completely tasteless. I would never even think about wasting my money on this.

Photo of nick_english
1/5  rDev -45.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Awful, shit, bad, terrible, shit

Photo of ralph-pine
1.82/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

poor taste, looks like water. The "bouquet" leaves a lightly toasted texture, which becomes not nice, it's disgusting.

Photo of Mhowsley
1/5  rDev -45.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

It's a sucky beer Yuck

Photo of DanielCrow
1/5  rDev -45.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Looks like piss. Smells like college parties and regret. Tastes like stagnant water. Feels like club soda.
Think piss beer. That's Bud Light.

Photo of Gorilla_Biscuits
1.54/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Piss water essentially, however I've had worse.

Photo of LeonardFournette
3.75/5  rDev +102.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Good light beer. Much better than COors or Miller

Photo of nbrio85
1/5  rDev -45.9%
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.

Photo of PhantomWolf
1.41/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

Water with a hint of color and rice/corn flavor. Imagine Cheetos without the cheese being dissolved in club soda, only with alcohol.

Photo of Risenhower
1.35/5  rDev -27%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Not great. But it's alcohol

Photo of jafoinflorida
3.4/5  rDev +83.8%
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!!!

Photo of MikeDL
2.78/5  rDev +50.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

nothing to write home about at all

Photo of Chadwick0811
1/5  rDev -45.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Taste like a horrible watered down beer

Bud Light from Anheuser-Busch
47 out of 100 based on 5,244 ratings.