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Busch Light - Anheuser-Busch

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Busch LightBusch Light

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1,339 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,339
Reviews: 362
rAvg: 1.81
pDev: 38.67%
Wants: 9
Gots: 90 | FT: 0
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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Ratings: 1,339 | Reviews: 362 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by CurtFromHershey:
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2/5  rDev +10.5%

CurtFromHershey, May 27, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of RyanLaCount03
2.9/5  rDev +60.2%
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.

RyanLaCount03, Feb 20, 2013
Photo of RoyalT
2.73/5  rDev +50.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance – This is a nice, deep yellow in color and strangely seems darker than the regular Bush. The head was typically bright light, full, and quick to fade.

Smell – The grain here is actually not so bad, again better than I remember the non-light version of this beer. It’s not stale or overly sugared and has a lot of length.

Taste – The grain manages to be non-corny although it is a little stale.

Mouthfeel – This ultra-light lager isn’t bad in the mouth but I didn’t get the rich carbonation that I remember from his big brother.

Drinkability – Overall this is a refreshing example of the style that doesn’t offend.

RoyalT, Aug 26, 2011
Photo of cam477
1.75/5  rDev -3.3%

cam477, Oct 01, 2013
Photo of tectactoe
1.29/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

I'd be hard pressed to find any differences between this and Bud Light. I'd be hard pressed to find any differences between this and basically any other AAL. I'd be hard pressed to find any real differences between this and a bottle of Aquafina. When the dollar price of a beer is almost half the number of cans you're getting, something's not right.

A 30-pack of Busch Light is $15.99.
That is 53 cents per can.
That is about 4 cents per ounce.

Don't trust a beer that cheap. There's a reason that you're paying mere pennies each time you take a sip. I'm not the kind of dick who always goes to the store and buys Heinz ketchup or Glad garbage bags - I typically settle for the Walmart alternative (except when it comes to toilet paper, I always use Charmin). But this is a different story. Cheaper is not always better. It's just.... cheaper.

Busch Light is the beer that bitch slapped your liver for the first time back when you were a sophomore in high school trying to impress that blonde from math class who showed up to your friend's bonfire. "Toss me another one, bro!" The Boone's Farm of beer.

At least it comes in camouflage cans.

tectactoe, Aug 09, 2012
Photo of tohe9384
2/5  rDev +10.5%

tohe9384, Sep 12, 2012
Photo of wesbrownyeah
1.6/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Busch light.

A- Very pale yellow fluid..very pale and uninviting looking with minimal head that leaves mild lacing... nothing special.

S- Nothing but small scents of corn and light alcohol sugars.

T- Bland flavors of corn, sweet barleys and i mild kick of somthing that reminds me of yeast.

M-D- Mouthfeel is forced smoothness...artifical.
Drinkablity is a very questionable idea. Poor college student? Go for it. Other than that don't do it.

wesbrownyeah, May 18, 2009
Photo of tbryan5
1.5/5  rDev -17.1%

tbryan5, Jan 05, 2013
Photo of SkiBum22
1/5  rDev -44.8%

SkiBum22, Jul 21, 2014
Photo of MikeC144
1.25/5  rDev -30.9%

MikeC144, Apr 09, 2014
Photo of markallmon
5/5  rDev +176.2%

markallmon, Mar 18, 2012
Photo of BeerDreadz
1.25/5  rDev -30.9%

BeerDreadz, Nov 12, 2014
Photo of WuAnquo1
1.5/5  rDev -17.1%

WuAnquo1, Jan 08, 2012
Photo of chip26
1/5  rDev -44.8%

chip26, Jul 12, 2014
Photo of twi1609372
2.48/5  rDev +37%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

What to sya about this one. sad fact is there isnt a whole lot to say. The term been there done thta comes to mind but yeah. This is a generic light lager, astringent clean taste, light bodied, little malt. It's just like a cheaper slightly different bud light. the 4,2 is not bad for it;s class especially when it's parent busch regular is only like 4.6,

twi1609372, Aug 10, 2007
Photo of CaeserTits
1.5/5  rDev -17.1%

CaeserTits, Feb 06, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -17.1%

H8B8, Apr 04, 2013
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2/5  rDev +10.5%

ValpoExpo, Jun 17, 2013
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2/5  rDev +10.5%

TimoP, Nov 25, 2011
Photo of Chappyjason
2.5/5  rDev +38.1%

Chappyjason, Aug 07, 2014
Photo of Guden
1.85/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

A- Typical light adjunct lager but even clearer and with more carbonation bubbles than most. Big head fades immediately leaving no lacing.

S- Lots of green apple and sulfur, not bad in a "it smells like a Budweiser" kind of way.

T- Vegetative and bland with a bit of sweetness. I imagine this is a bit what drinking the water out of a pot of peas tastes like.

M- Like carbonated water, extremely thin and with just a medium carbonation level.

D- Well this beer probably is drinkable, I just don't know why someone would want to. It smells like Budweiser but tastes worse and feels like water.

Guden, Dec 15, 2011
Photo of Jason
1.6/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Presentation: 12oz can. Stamped born on date. States to be "Born of Natural Ingredients, Smooth, Refreshing Beer" ... "Brewed from water, barley malt, cereal grain, hops and yeast." It does not say natural ingredients only does it?

Appearance: Perhaps the lightest colour beer out there, translucent pale yellow. Thin white lace is what is leftover of the quick foaming head.

Smell: Vague cooked corn, very clean aroma so clean that you can't smell anything else. So clean you can smell the alcohol in this beer.

Taste: Incredibly light body, well manufactured smoothness and a well placed crispness that makes this brew a bit refreshing. Very thin malt flavour, cereal grains are abundant in the flavour but stay clean. Hops seem processed, a lazy bitterness that barely tweaks the scales of taste threshold. Some astringent grain tell you that this brew is quick from start to finish ... by the time you think of swallowing the taste is gone leaving a dryish end.

Notes: Light beer = less calories = less flavour. Why drink beer with less flavour, how much fun is it to eat a diet meal that tastes like nothing?

Jason, Sep 17, 2002
Photo of Billolick
2.23/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Thanks to my son's increasing interest in beer, we seem to have lots of Busch light cans around our house at all times, ah teenage, I remember it well (well at least I remember some of it) Anyway this classy product pours very clear, very light and very piss like in color. It shows off a quickly leaving white head, and has next to no aroma. Light, bland stuff. Minimal hops, malt, flavor, and interest. But it does go down easy and if you drink several and your girlfriend drinks several you have a decent chance of having some fun.

Billolick, Mar 05, 2006
Photo of badbeer
1.5/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

I really tried to review this with an open mind, honestly I did. I maybe even tried to hard to find things I enjoyed about this beer, but I still couldn't find them. Beer pours a yellowish color, with a decent but not really attractive head. Smell is of alcohol and straw. Tastes a bit like wet straw, alcohol is present, weird in a 3.2 beer. Mouthfeel is watery and a lot of people give this a high drinkability, but I didn't really enjoy this going down. This is for a party of disrespecting beer, because nobody who respects it would drink this with intentions to enjoy.

badbeer, Dec 20, 2005
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3/5  rDev +65.7%

BeerHusk99, Jul 02, 2014
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Busch Light from Anheuser-Busch
46 out of 100 based on 1,339 ratings.