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Bud Light - Anheuser-Busch

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Bud LightBud Light

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4,335 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,335
Reviews: 1,276
rAvg: 1.85
pDev: 36.76%
Wants: 15
Gots: 252 | 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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Photo of RedChrome


1.93/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Crystal clear light golden colored beer. Quarter inch frothy white head faded to a thin coating on top. A handful of carbonation bubbles can be seen rising.

An extremely sharp rice aroma. No bittering effect of any hops noticeable. A very strong plastic scent finishes up the nose full. No balance to scents.

Crisp taste of gains has a dominant rice presence but does have a slight bit of malt show through. A bit of a hops bitter comes through without much accompanying flavor.

Watery overall mouth feel. Large carbonation burst. Taste does cling a bit to the tongue.

Overall an unimpressive brew. Good for washing food down on a hot day. Best thing to say is, it could be worse.

Serving type: can

07-13-2008 05:51:01 | More by RedChrome
Photo of ILikeGoodCider


1.38/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Enjoyed (and I caution to use the word here) on a Saturday afternoon. It was offered to me with no other option.

A: Light to clear yellow, with even a green tinge. Fizzy white head that pours huge & disappears even quicker.

S: Very light. Somewhat grainy.

T: As light American macros go, this one is my least favorite (and in case you're wondering, out of the 3 kings...gun to my head: 1. Miller Light, 2. Coors Light, 10. Bud Light

M: Yup, feels like a watery beer-like substance.

D: Gave this a 2.5 based on the sheer ounces I've had in my lifetime. Gosh dang college...

Serving type: can

03-04-2009 22:57:54 | More by ILikeGoodCider
Photo of anhigdon


1.5/5  rDev -18.9%

04-29-2014 13:54:04 | More by anhigdon
Photo of TheDM


1.53/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

This brew poured a medium head of fine to medium sized white bubbles and produced a has a rice beer aroma. The head quickly disappeared before I could take my first taste. Its body is a transparent urine yellow color with carbonation rising in the mug. Very little taste to this brew of mostly fizz. What little taste there is is that of rice and water.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2003 16:16:35 | More by TheDM
Photo of cnally


1.48/5  rDev -20%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

clear, yellow, bubbly body. very transparent. the head falls quickly into a thin ring around the glass. unspectacular.

sweet, grainy scents. adjuncts come through. no hop scent, at least one you could tell.

sour and grainy flavor. the water tastes bunk, like rusty tap water was used here. did they even use hops in this brew? bland aftertaste, which is good considering the lackluster flavor.

carbonation explosion on this one. absolutely distracting on the feel. terrible.

the difference is drinkability? the difference is a mouthfeel like a soda. the difference is flavorless content. the difference is we can just fill up the troughs with this one, and americans will slip up on all fours to lap it up. christ.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2009 01:44:28 | More by cnally
Photo of Franziskaner


2.76/5  rDev +49.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Alright. Finally had it after I've started rating. Was hoping to try 100 beers first. Pours with a light white head of foam that gradually dissipates entirely. Crystal clear clarity and a light gold color. Aroma of rice and just a faint bit of buttering hops. Very light and crisp body. Flavor is rice, light malt and very faint bitterings hops.

Serving type: on-tap

09-20-2013 17:54:50 | More by Franziskaner
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3.58/5  rDev +93.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a new slim aluminum 16oz bottle into a mug.

Appearance/Smell - Appeared ultra clear, straw yellow with medium carbonation and a quarter inch of fizzy, soda pop like head that dies down very quickly. Effervescent or, seltzer like. Leaves no lacing as well. Smells of faint fruity apple, pair, and grape aromas, coupled by a lite but evident malt, rice & grain aroma. Overall lite aromas, with nothing dominate, but mostly just grain & rice aromas.

Taste/Mouthfeel - Tastes of ultra lite grain & rice, some evident malt that actually lingers on the tongue a bit. Some slight hop bitterness on the finish, very clean & lite, thirst quenching actually. Crisp! Mouthfeel is crisp, thin, lite & a little smooth with a small bite of carbonation on the tongue. Lite bodied.

Drinkability/Final thoughts - Well first off, Ill start by saying, not bad at all. Iv been meaning to pick up some BL and review it, I just thought that it wasn't going to be a pleasurable experience. I really like the drinkability of this, and the flavors don't get boring or tiring, just enough flavor to be thirst quenching and leave you wanting more, and pairs well with any food, especially Mexican! Decent lite beer in my opinion, Id say give it a try, you just might like it. Cheers!

Serving type: can

04-25-2009 22:00:40 | More by PintOHops
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1/5  rDev -45.9%

01-28-2012 05:47:22 | More by lilnicky068
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1.25/5  rDev -32.4%

09-03-2013 21:20:02 | More by sneezye
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North Carolina

1.4/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

I am sure everyone in the entire world has had Bud Light. Every time I go to a bar it is the beer I see most consumers drinking. Okay -- on to the review.
Pours a slight yellowish color with a sickly white head and vast carbonation.
Smells boozy and light.
Tastes of corn and slight barley.
Mouthfeel is very thin as with many mass produced beers.
Drinkable if you are drinking just for the buzz.

Serving type: on-tap

10-02-2010 03:56:51 | More by TheKingofWichita
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1.5/5  rDev -18.9%

04-01-2012 02:23:36 | More by rogerthegill
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New Hampshire

2.5/5  rDev +35.1%

06-12-2014 03:30:36 | More by mjstacker
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North Carolina

2.25/5  rDev +21.6%

12-04-2011 06:24:30 | More by cantfindme
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1/5  rDev -45.9%

04-13-2014 05:29:22 | More by Notacraftdrinker
Photo of HoustonTX


1.43/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Poured from can into pint glass.

A - Yellow, fizzy, and highly carbonated.

S - Smell has a slight malt taste, not much else.

T - Taste is of water, maybe a hint of malt. This is water in a can. Slight alcohol flavor also comes through, but not much, not much at all.

M - Mouthfeel is offensive and leaves almost a layer of residue on your tongue.

D - Since it tastes like water, this may be drinkable for some. Not for me, however.

An awful light beer, can't see how people drink these. Going to have to say - "Avoid, at all costs".

Serving type: can

06-28-2006 19:54:41 | More by HoustonTX
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2/5  rDev +8.1%

11-26-2011 06:51:43 | More by DannyDan
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1.5/5  rDev -18.9%

01-21-2012 20:51:44 | More by MammothTarantula
Photo of BeanBone


2.28/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: The standard crystal-clear, pale straw-yellow body with a fizzy white head that recedes rapidly.

Aroma: Sweet and grainy with a somewhat fuller body than you usually get in this style (still firmly in the thin territory). In place of hops, a handful of crisp fruitiness.

Taste: A thin, grainy malt body with the barest hints of hops, but no bitterness to speak of. Compared to other American macro light beers, Bud Light has perhaps a little fuller flavor profile and is not as plagued with skunkiness.

Mouthfeel: A little fuller than average, but still very thin compared to most beer. Fizzy with a dry finish.

Drinkability: The usual Light Lager Catch-22; it goes down easily but there's not much desire to keep going.

Verdict: This tastes like college to me. A somewhat fuller body and more pronounced flavor profile than many in this style, but still amazingly bland and shallow. If faced with a choice between a Bud Light, Miller Lite, or Coors Light I suppose this is would be my second choice.

Serving type: can

03-05-2009 19:08:42 | More by BeanBone
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South Carolina

1/5  rDev -45.9%

12-10-2013 04:48:40 | More by Alex5
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1.5/5  rDev -18.9%

06-04-2013 11:25:36 | More by DemoniChris
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New York

2/5  rDev +8.1%

11-25-2011 17:16:15 | More by Goobastic
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2.25/5  rDev +21.6%

12-09-2013 00:14:00 | More by cjac
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3/5  rDev +62.2%

07-03-2013 03:21:28 | More by 100200300
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2.5/5  rDev +35.1%

06-13-2012 02:07:32 | More by KingBiscuit
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2.03/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

This is a favorite among friends and family who I am trying to convert to better beer.

A. Looks like carbonated water with a bit of mountain dew tossed in. Small white head that recedes quickly.

S. Maybe a little corn, but fairly week.

T. Mild bitterness with a lot of carbonation.

M. Thin and watery as expected.

D. Very drinkable. Thanks to the lackluster aspects of this beer, it goes down like water. It's hard to tell you're even drinking beer.

This is a great beer for beer pong since it is cheap and much easier to chug than some of the other macro lackluster beers.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2007 05:29:07 | More by BeerAndBourbon
Bud Light from Anheuser-Busch
47 out of 100 based on 4,335 ratings.