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Bud Light - Anheuser-Busch

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Bud LightBud Light

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BA SCORE
47
awful

4,528 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 4,528
Reviews: 1,284
rAvg: 1.85
pDev: 37.3%
Wants: 15
Gots: 333 | 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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bulldogops

Alberta (Canada)

1/5  rDev -45.9%

08-25-2014 05:21:32 | More by bulldogops
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a_beckman25

Michigan

1.5/5  rDev -18.9%

08-25-2014 04:39:12 | More by a_beckman25
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The-Adjunct-Hippie

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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ribpy

Georgia

2.5/5  rDev +35.1%

08-25-2014 03:44:00 | More by ribpy
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Corson

Alberta (Canada)

1.25/5  rDev -32.4%

08-25-2014 02:53:44 | More by Corson
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Keithgalley


2.52/5  rDev +36.2%

08-24-2014 20:07:02 | More by Keithgalley
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zachpaschal

Indiana

2.25/5  rDev +21.6%

08-24-2014 19:50:36 | More by zachpaschal
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Steve_Trick

Ohio

1.92/5  rDev +3.8%

08-24-2014 19:33:54 | More by Steve_Trick
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pbrplease


3.4/5  rDev +83.8%

08-24-2014 17:18:25 | More by pbrplease
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funkel81

California

2.75/5  rDev +48.6%

08-24-2014 16:43:40 | More by funkel81
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prumme


2.16/5  rDev +16.8%

08-24-2014 13:44:44 | More by prumme
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SylarHRG

Alberta (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev +35.1%

08-24-2014 10:18:55 | More by SylarHRG
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Gilbert80


1.5/5  rDev -18.9%

08-24-2014 00:57:08 | More by Gilbert80
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KrissyKat6

New York

2/5  rDev +8.1%

08-24-2014 00:27:19 | More by KrissyKat6
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Beerbuddy21

California

2/5  rDev +8.1%

08-23-2014 21:04:00 | More by Beerbuddy21
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jaredtp

Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev +75.7%

08-23-2014 17:35:44 | More by jaredtp
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Trevor030169

Georgia

1.08/5  rDev -41.6%

08-23-2014 13:37:24 | More by Trevor030169
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Shawnxa3

Florida

1.5/5  rDev -18.9%

08-23-2014 04:52:01 | More by Shawnxa3
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browniewithnuts

Pennsylvania

1.5/5  rDev -18.9%

08-23-2014 04:34:40 | More by browniewithnuts
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Grodd87

Pennsylvania

1.5/5  rDev -18.9%

08-23-2014 02:17:59 | More by Grodd87
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ccdp


1/5  rDev -45.9%

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ilija


1/5  rDev -45.9%

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Will18


2.72/5  rDev +47%

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Boro83


2.08/5  rDev +12.4%

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Dakota_Sagnelli

New Jersey

1.75/5  rDev -5.4%

08-22-2014 14:09:12 | More by Dakota_Sagnelli
Bud Light from Anheuser-Busch
47 out of 100 based on 4,528 ratings.