Busch Light - Anheuser-Busch

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BA SCORE
51
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371 Reviews
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Reviews: 371
Hads: 1,439
rAvg: 2.04
pDev: 35.78%
Wants: 11
Gots: 175 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-28-2001

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.
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Reviews by wmtxbb:
Photo of wmtxbb
1.64/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Can poured into pint glass

Appearance: bright yellow. Head fizzes into nothingness. Looks like soda pop.

Smell: rice malts? I'm not sure, it's a very light scent.

Taste: Decent body for a light beer, sort of "twangy" after taste. This is getting poured out.

Drinkability: This isn't something someone should have to drink. (326 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.65/5  rDev +78.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Busch Light has a very thick, white, quickly-dissipating head and a clear, straw appearance with lots of active carbonation. The aroma is sweet, beer-oriented, and mild. Taste is also a mild, sweet, beery, grainy flavor, with a slight hop spiciness making an appearance. Mouthfeel is light and watery, and Busch Light finishes crisp, refreshing, and easy drinking. Overall, for a light beer, this one is okay.

RJT (414 characters)

Photo of richkrull
3.59/5  rDev +76%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Very pale straw color with a quickly disappearing white head.

S - Light smelling beer, typical lager.

T - Great light taste

M - Light on the tongue. Quite a bit of carbonation.

D - I think this beer is great if you want to drink 20 in an evening. This is a very easy to drink beer and if you're going for volume, the price is right too! (344 characters)

Photo of Firefighterjasen
5/5  rDev +145.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Serving Type - In a can, the way high quality easy drinking all American beer should be.

Appearance - Golden yellow similar to the nectar of the gods. As with other things a little head before you get to the good stuff.

Smell - It's the smell of a summer day hanging with your buddies kicking back and having a good time 30 beers at a time.

Taste - Smooth and crisp easy drinking. Let's be honest we drink it to get drunk and it goes down nice and smooth. If I was drinking for taste, I would have a fruit umbrella drink.

This is a great all around beer. No matter what you are doing from working on the car to hanging with friends its the right beer.

Nothing beats a cold Busch Light on a hot day...except maybe a warm Busch light in Death Valley. (754 characters)

Photo of drinktoomuch
3.6/5  rDev +76.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I'm not particularly fond of light beers, but sometimes I just want something smooth and refreshing, so judging this against other light beers, it has a crisp, clean taste, is very drinkable, and is not offensive in any way. I do have to wonder what other reviewers are comparing it to when rating it so low. It is not a flavorful craft beer nor is it intended to be. I will probably keep a few in my fridge for when I am thirsty and want something light and refreshing on a hot summer day. (490 characters)

Photo of RyanBelle
3.8/5  rDev +86.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

There is nothing wrong with this beer on a hot day, I actually tend to reach for it. A thick, chocolately stout type beer has no place in that kind of situation. Even just relaxing at home or with any given bread-based meal, this beer does with it perfectly. I'm giving this review a higher rating for the reason that it is actually one of the better tasting light beers I have tasted, and I have tried many. For the category (Canadian Light Lager), this beer deserves more respect than it gets in my opinion. True, it is like a fizzy water, but when cold...you'd be hard pressed to find a beer that is more satisfying to quench your thirst. (641 characters)

Photo of winningwes91
1/5  rDev -51%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

The worst thing I've ever put in my mouth. I'd rather drink piss. Even bud and coors are far better. And that's saying a lot (124 characters)

Photo of 30whales
1/5  rDev -51%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Gives me the shits man. (23 characters)

Photo of mpkenneally
3.5/5  rDev +71.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

In judging this remember, this is not a craft beer. This is a beer that tastes mighty good after a long hard day working in the heat. For a light beer, the taste is refreshing, crisp, and enjoyable. The appearance, smell, and mouthfeel are average for beers of its type. (270 characters)

Photo of RyanLaCount03
2.89/5  rDev +41.7%
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. (295 characters)

Photo of RoyalT
2.75/5  rDev +34.8%
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. (646 characters)

Photo of cam477
1.75/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of tectactoe
1.31/5  rDev -35.8%
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. (1,146 characters)

Photo of tohe9384
2/5  rDev -2%

Photo of wesbrownyeah
1.6/5  rDev -21.6%
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. (447 characters)

Photo of tbryan5
1.5/5  rDev -26.5%

Photo of SkiBum22
1/5  rDev -51%

Photo of MikeC144
1.25/5  rDev -38.7%

Photo of markallmon
5/5  rDev +145.1%

Photo of BeerDreadz
1.25/5  rDev -38.7%

Photo of WuAnquo1
1.5/5  rDev -26.5%

Photo of chip26
1/5  rDev -51%

Photo of twi1609372
2.45/5  rDev +20.1%
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, (355 characters)

Photo of CaeserTits
1.5/5  rDev -26.5%

Photo of H8B8
1.5/5  rDev -26.5%

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Busch Light from Anheuser-Busch
51 out of 100 based on 371 ratings.