Busch Light - Anheuser-Busch
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2/5 rDev +10.5%
Time to review a very, very popular beer in northeast South Dakota. Busch Light. Ranked #2 (next to Bud Light at #1) as the most sold beer in this city, county, and probably state. Now I have to confess, I always have liked Busch beer - the regular kind. But I haven't had Busch Light in a good while, so I bought a single and here we are...
Serving Style - 12 oz glass bottle
Appearance - not going to bother pouring this one.
Smell (3) - Rich, roasted barley; creamed corn; a little floral. A little chlorine that lends itself positively to the smell of clean water. I'm actually surprised that this beer doesn't smell like total junk. A surprising 3 out of 5.
Taste (1.5) - It doesn't start off bad with a split second of barley flavor, (Busch, anybody?) but then it's ripped away almost immediately with a nasty, tin, seltzer adjunct that finishes off with rotting cornbread. Man, what a disappointment. I just want to pound this one as fast as I can and start drinking something else.
Mouthfeel (1.5) - Strong biting seltzer ending with a watery wash. Ends with a slightly pleasant smokey feel.
Overall (2) - I've had worse - but man, I've sure had better. Believe it or not, in comparison the abominable Keystone Light is actually more drinkable (probably because of the smoothness.) I find most folks will drink this brew or Bud Light because Keystone or Hamm's or Natural Light is just a "trailer trash beer", when in fact they are all detestable in one way or another. Busch Light is not the worst light beer in the world, but it's not far from it. It is truly quite awful. Busch regular is a smooth, palatable beer, and finishes great - but Busch LIGHT takes the fun out of it. It's like cooking noodles too long. Skip this one if at all possible and take the second step in beerdom - a full flavored macro like Busch regular or Coors Banquet.
08-17-2014 04:14:19 | More by The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.04/5 rDev +68%
Judged to style (as all beers should be).
Large fizzy head that dissipates rapidly. No lacing. Very clear body. Very light straw colored. Looks watery. Active carbonation.
Light and sweet. Maybe some malt. Not harsh at all.
Very different from regular Busch. This is a very light bodied, light flavored beer. Tastes like there is a little bit of malt. But then you taste rice adjunct, which is the main flavor of this beer. There is also a little bit of corn adjunct flavor in there. No hops are detectable. Watery. There is something faintly chemical-like to the flavor. Tastes okay when ice cold. Do yourself a favor and drink this while it is still ice cold.
Watery. Average for the style.
There are better light beers out there.
08-08-2014 04:45:42 | More by FrozenJoe
Busch Light from Anheuser-Busch
46 out of 100 based on 1,251 ratings.