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Busch Light - Anheuser-Busch

Busch LightBusch Light

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46
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1,101 Ratings
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Ratings: 1101
Reviews: 351
rAvg: 1.82
pDev: 37.91%


Brewed by:
Anheuser-Busch visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Light Lager |  4.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Busch and Busch Light are both brewed with a blend of premium American-grown and imported hops and a combination of malt and corn to provide a pleasant balanced flavor. Additionally, Busch Light undergoes a longer brewing process that produces a lighter body and fewer calories.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-28-2001)
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gogreen99

Michigan

1.93/5  rDev +6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Small head making the beer very easy to drink. In essence you get what you pay for. It has a a watery taste characteristic of cheap beers. Only drink it as a last resort. Very little smell at all. Make sure it's ice cold - a beer much more prevalent on college campuses.

Serving type: can

04-23-2014 18:13:21 | More by gogreen99
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hoffhin2

Michigan

2.08/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Appearance: light gold color with a very small head that doesnt last.

Smell: sweet? not a whole lot of smell

Taste: Very watery beer, some hops but not much.

Overall: Best drank cold and is a very easy beer to drink in a sense. Not a great beer because there isnt a whole lot to it, very little smell or taste. As a college student it is very popular amongst my peers probably because of the price and how light and easy it is to drink. Once I am out of college I do not think I will drink very many more of these.

Serving type: can

04-14-2014 19:43:49 | More by hoffhin2
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nicholas2121

Ohio

3.4/5  rDev +86.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Busch Light is a Light Beer Made by Anheuser Busch. 4.2 abv. This beer taste like water. Light Amber color. Not much of a head to this beer. Natural Light and Busch have a much better taste to them. I will drink this beer if there is nothing else to drink.

Serving type: can

02-09-2014 03:36:21 | More by nicholas2121
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Retroman40

Kentucky

1.94/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Bought this in a 25 oz. "one extra ounce" for my breweriana collection. Poured into a chilled pint glass.

A - A very light yellow with a huge head that is short lasting.

S - Tough to make a judgment since it essentially has no smell.

T - Hardly any, but what taste it has is mostly metallic with just a hint of grain.

M - Like drinking carbonated water with a slight (very slight) hint of beer flavor.

O - I can see it being very easy to blast a case of this stuff on a hot day since it is closer to water for rehydration than beer. I did like the Ice Cold Easy" indicator on the can and recommend anyone drinking this stuff to make sure it is as close to freezing as possible,

Serving type: can

01-25-2014 11:16:43 | More by Retroman40
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RingoBro

Massachusetts

1.63/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Oh Busch light. You remind me of being horribly poor and picking up 30 packs of these during college. While this beer will "get the job done," I suggest you don't purchase it. No flavor whatsoever and clearly mass-produced swill.

There's a reason college students drink this beer...

Serving type: on-tap

12-12-2013 19:05:11 | More by RingoBro
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flagmantho

Washington

2.4/5  rDev +31.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Poured from 16oz tall can into a pint glass.

Appearance: pale straw hue with no haze and a very strong effervescence. Head is a thick layer of white foam which dissipates almost instantly. Not great; not the worst, either.

Smell: sweetish, plasticy smell. Not good, but pretty inoffensive.

Taste: extremely light and largely inoffensive. A little bit grainy and a tiny hint of fruitiness, but mostly tasteless.

Mouthfeel: extremely light bodied, but lots of effervescence to try to juice it up. Pretty much par for what this beer should be.

Overall: highly drinkable, and so tasteless as to be completely inoffensive. Probably a great tailgating beer. Not something I'd normally go for, but for a light lager you could do a lot worse.

Serving type: can

11-27-2013 16:40:54 | More by flagmantho
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

1.76/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1.75

truly inferior beer, even for budget crap. offensive yellow soda water that tastes more like licking a battery than anything containing grain or hops. extract all the way here, I just don't taste any grain at all, none. metallic in the finish, more aluminum than I care to taste. its only asset (if you can call it that), is its refreshment capacity. when its freezing cold, a good chug can quench a thirst. this is so because the beer has essentially no flavor, so like a massively carbonated water. I don't mind a regular busch, but this low cal offering is brutal, even as the 30 pack stuff goes.

Serving type: can

11-03-2013 22:11:54 | More by StonedTrippin
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BucannonXC5

California

1.81/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Type: 12-oz. can
Glass: Pint glass
From: Walmart in Fayetteville, N.C.
Price: N/A
Purchased: N/A
Consumed: Oct. 15, 2013
Misc.: Born on date of June 14, 2013; My younger brother bought an 18-pack

Poured a light golden clear color with one finger of thin off white head that disappeared quickly. No lacing on the sides of the glass and very poor retention on the top.

Smelled corn, cereal, honey and faint grass.

Tasted watery, corn, some honey and bread. Not flavorful at all.

Light body. Thin texture. Soft carbonation. Abrupt, watery finish.

My go-to beer in high school, thankfully not my go-to beer now.

Serving type: can

10-21-2013 03:33:08 | More by BucannonXC5
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GrizzleFist

New York

1.54/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Busch holds a special place in my heart since it was the go-to beer for my Brother and I when we both went to college. It was the cheapest thing the store sold.

It was unique among all the other cheap beers (Bud, coors, miller, ect) in that it had no taste what-so-ever. So we could easily chug these things down fast, great to use for playing beer pong, beruit, or any other beer party game.

Besides that though, its still a bad beer. If your looking to buy a beer to enjoy by yourself or with other people in a non-college party environment, I would pick pretty much anything else before I pick this.

Serving type: can

10-21-2013 00:19:24 | More by GrizzleFist
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Hergestridge

Illinois

2.98/5  rDev +63.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Same as Busch in a 95 calorie watered down version.
MOR adjunct that was one of the 1st Non-Stroh beer's I drank as a youth.
1st tasted after a 10 hour drive from Nowhere Indiana to even more nowhere Missouri.
After the drive the cold Busch, at the time, was the best beer I ever tasted. It was perfect.. now that I'm not 19, don't smoke ,and my taste buds and smell have returned...
Not so perfect.. but a sentimental favourite nonetheless!
sMc
Carry on Citizens!

Serving type: can

09-28-2013 15:58:02 | More by Hergestridge
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TMoney2591

Illinois

2.6/5  rDev +42.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Served in a chilled mug at The Tombs.

Killing time before my arms control class, I just couldn't resist ordering one of these. I have no idea why. Anyway, this stuff pours a clear pale straw topped by a half-finger of short-lived off-white foam. The nose comprises stale barley, hard water, and astringent grass. The taste generally follows suit, with the hard water really taking over. The body is pretty light, with a light moderate carbonation and a watery feel. Overall, I knew what I was getting: a watery, light, mildly-fizzy alcohol delivery service. It's not very good at all, but I have still had much worse...

Serving type: on-tap

09-08-2013 06:18:17 | More by TMoney2591
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yeastlovehoppiness_greg

Iowa

1.91/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

This beer is pretty watery looking. When you actually drink it you aren't suprised. it's about as thick and smooth as water. But it does have a hint of beer lol. It does have a slightly grainy smell. This is a pretty common cheap college party beer so what do you expect?

Serving type: can

08-21-2013 02:03:30 | More by yeastlovehoppiness_greg
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philbe311

Pennsylvania

1.76/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Left over from a bachelor party that found its way into my cooler... Why not...

A - A fizzy pours yields no retention or lacing... A moderate bit of rapid paced carbonation rises throughout... Carbonation bubbles can be seen bursting through the surface of the liquid... The color is a mix pale gold and pale straw... In other words, its exceedingly pale in color... Super clear and 100% translucent...

S - A very limited aroma... A bit of wheat... Lots of cereal grains... A touch of corn... A slight metallic tinge... Not much else...

T - The palate is even more subdued than the almost non-existent nose... A slightly off putting mix of cardboard, wafer, and cotton mouth...

M - On the fuller side of light bodied... Thin... A good carbonated bite...

D - This is a very poor light lager... A notch down from the typical BMC offerings... Not something I think I would ever find reason to drink again even at bachelor parties, tailgating or mowing the lawn...

Serving type: can

08-11-2013 19:58:58 | More by philbe311
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Bill_Murray

Louisiana

1.4/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Trying to make my way through the A-B line up ( as I am an A-B delivery driver) and was a little cash strapped, so Busch Light it was for this day of grass cutting...

Appearance: very light, clear, very watery. I drank my first from the can, and thought it was clear, but I poured the second into a glass and there is a slight yellow tint to it. Fizzed up with an aggressive pour, but dissipated quickly, no lacing

Smell: not much, very water like

Taste: the weakest beer I have ever tried, no taste at all. the scent from the grass on my feet is leaving a stronger taste in my mouth than this beverage

Mouth feel: bubbly, decently carbonated, thin and water like

Overall: Not good at all. Busch original is probably as light of a beer as I would drink, but at least I have another "had" under my belt. If cold enough, it is only a slightly slightly better alternative than water for a grass cutting day.

Serving type: can

08-06-2013 22:05:03 | More by Bill_Murray
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Ryan_Graham

Iowa

2.05/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

The old reliable college beer. As far as cheap domestic beers go, this is probably the best. It's better than Ice House, Keystone and the like. It has a clear yellow appearance with little to no head. Tastes metallic and watered down. Goes down without much resistance. Great for beer bongs, if you're in college and into that type of thing. If you're above the age of 25, you should not be drinking this beer.

Serving type: can

07-31-2013 02:45:28 | More by Ryan_Graham
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BeerZack

North Carolina

1.9/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Very faint nose, can barely pick out some apple and a sour smell. Taste is also faintly apple with a bit of sour trashiness. If drunk cold enough and chugged fast enough, the sourness can pass for a weird sugary flavor until the soda water-like carbonation scrubs everything off.

Overall, this Light beer has actually got a bit of flavor to it. Unfortunately, the flavor isn't quite beer, as there is no real malt or hop character to be found.

Serving type: can

07-12-2013 05:28:30 | More by BeerZack
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Tricked into drinking this one. Poured into a beer bong.

A - Color of bright pee yellow underneath the neon blue tube of the bong itself. Surprising amount of head for a light beer.
S - Corn, lager yeast, painkillers, pure hate, no hops.
T - Well for a watery beverage it sure does go down acidic. I gagged a bit when it went down, didn't puke because I am a man. Still it doesn't have enough corn for me to really enjoy it so starchy water not great.
M - Light like water from my local river light and by that I mean full of chemicals, heavy mud and sediment, and kills all new life introduced to it.

Overall Dear GOD avoid if you can this beer has gained some interest in my brother but it's not a good step up from natural ice. Not one bit.

Serving type: can

06-27-2013 04:39:55 | More by DrDemento456
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bbluemzbeer

California

3.25/5  rDev +78.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This is not a craft.. For a light beer, and price the taste is not bad. I like it. Crisp and light beer. You can get buzz half the price of miller light and coors light. This is a good beer on budget. Nothing offensive about it All lithe beer drinkers should try it would save you some money.

Serving type: can

06-12-2013 04:03:54 | More by bbluemzbeer
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

2.38/5  rDev +30.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

12oz can bottled on 4/30/13. poured into a pint glass.

Pours a clear yellow color with a inch inch white head. Smell is corn...maybe. It's offputting. taste is pretty much water with a tad of hops thrown in. Not horrendous but definitely not enjoyable. Not so easy to drink, taste is too harsh to guzzle this one.

Overall this is a run of the mill light beer that is not remarkable in any way.

Serving type: can

06-08-2013 23:45:33 | More by Axnjxn
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hoosiersapper27

Indiana

2.48/5  rDev +36.3%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Appearance- The usual straw, corn yellow that you expect from this light lager style. 1 finger head, dissipates fast, very very light lacing.

Smell- Adjuncts, corn?

Taste- Adjunct taste but not very strong of it. Not sweet nor bitter

Mouth Feel- Carbonation, very thin and light.

Overall- Well its bland, but nothing off putting about it. It's almost like carbonated water. I really get almost no flavor from it. For just getting drunk it works well, at least I get drunk and don't have to cringe with each drink. This beer has a time and place.

Serving type: can

04-18-2013 01:15:22 | More by hoosiersapper27
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Wildcatz69

Kentucky

2.59/5  rDev +42.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Busch Light is a classic, easy drinking, and low priced beer(<$18 a 30 pk in KY). Similar to other anheuser busch products in drinkability. I was amused by the "Ice Cold Easy Indicator" thermometer graphic on the can that changes color when cold. It does go down a bit harder than expected, just to be honest. Cheers!

Serving type: can

04-06-2013 23:24:12 | More by Wildcatz69
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GreesyFizeek

New York

1.03/5  rDev -43.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1

At the local bar at my college, you could buy 14 drafts of these for 3.50. Quarters night was great. Of course, it wasn't 16oz drafts, more like 6-8 oz, it did cost a quarter, but that was a serious amount of beer for a seriously low amount of money. Of course, it tasted good, right? It had to have tasted good, because me and my friends would have races to finish the entire tray of 14 beers.

Pale, clear yellow. Fizzy. Insipid looking.

Smells kinda musty/musky.

Tastes like dirty water. A sad puddle. I never really ever let this beer warm, because it's horrible when you do. You know a beer is great when the only palatable way to drink it is 14 in a minute.

It's light bodied, Captain Obvious. There's a lot of carbonation. It isn't drinkable.

Great memories.

Serving type: on-tap

03-06-2013 00:41:59 | More by GreesyFizeek
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RyanLaCount03

Wisconsin

2.9/5  rDev +59.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

I was not very fond of Busch Light, but it is a cheap beer for any college student. The taste of the beer was average, while the smell was below average. Overall the average and below average characteristics of the beer made it a below average beer in my opinion. It is not one that I would buy.

Serving type: can

02-20-2013 19:11:40 | More by RyanLaCount03
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boilermakerbrew

Missouri

2.69/5  rDev +47.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

A- Light golden, straw color. Medium head that retains ok but no lacing. Continuous carbonation rising the whole time.

S- Very light grassy notes and corn flavors. Nothing very distinct, and no malt, just corn, other grains, and some skunk flavors.

T- Just like the scent, light and inoffensive. Not a lot of flavor here, but light grains and lots of corn notes. Hint of a skunky bitterness towards the end.

M- Light, highly carbonated and watery. Easy to pound, and not filling at all.

Overall, not a bad beer for its purpose; getting you drunk. Light and inoffensive, yet still tastes like a beer, even if it's not necessarily a good beer.

Serving type: on-tap

01-20-2013 22:37:44 | More by boilermakerbrew
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Chalkhead


1/5  rDev -45.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I used to go to a now defunct pizza joint in Greenville, n.c., they had this on tap, warm for $1/pitcher. No flavor, no nothing. I am no aficionado, but this is the beer of college students and people who hate their kidneys. Avoid at all costs, please.

Serving type: on-tap

01-17-2013 16:54:07 | More by Chalkhead
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