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Busch Light - Anheuser-Busch

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1,299 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,299
Reviews: 360
rAvg: 1.8
pDev: 37.78%
Wants: 8
Gots: 81 | 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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Photo of markallmon
5/5  rDev +177.8%

markallmon, Mar 18, 2012
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5/5  rDev +177.8%

uziangis, Jan 13, 2012
Photo of zaparzynski
5/5  rDev +177.8%

zaparzynski, Aug 19, 2013
Photo of Firefighterjasen
5/5  rDev +177.8%
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.

Firefighterjasen, Apr 06, 2012
Photo of purpletape
5/5  rDev +177.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

mmm.never forget your roots. really tasty beer. no taste or flavor tastes like corn almost. really dry. as stone would say its a yellow fizzy beer. good when low on funds. gets the job done as far as just having a couple of brews. price is good. 2 for 2.29 great deal. various sizes available wish it was on tap.

purpletape, Oct 27, 2009
Photo of Iamjeff6
5/5  rDev +177.8%

Iamjeff6, Apr 10, 2014
Photo of buh
4.83/5  rDev +168.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I don't know why this gets such lousy reviews - it's extremely easy to drink, refreshing and crisp.

I supposed there aren't a lot of bragging rights associated with Busch light but it's usually the first case to be finished up when I throw parties at the lake or any other big get-together.

It's a superb summertime beer - you can drink these all day long and not get tired of it.

It's light, it's extremely drinkable and doesn't have a heavy feel.

buh, May 24, 2010
Photo of Mtooman
4/5  rDev +122.2%

Mtooman, Sep 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev +122.2%

Rocksteady1002, Jul 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +122.2%

TrojanWheels, Jan 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev +122.2%

dkeav, Dec 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +122.2%

Mda1078, Aug 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +122.2%

iMilky, Jan 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev +122.2%

KC9LDB, Nov 21, 2011
Photo of RyanBelle
3.85/5  rDev +113.9%
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.

RyanBelle, Sep 12, 2009
Photo of Robert_14
3.8/5  rDev +111.1%

Robert_14, Sep 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +108.3%

buckfever5, Jul 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +108.3%

Zjenn90, Aug 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +108.3%

ShreddedThumb, Mar 20, 2013
Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.65/5  rDev +102.8%
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.


RonaldTheriot, Feb 22, 2011
Photo of drinktoomuch
3.65/5  rDev +102.8%
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.

drinktoomuch, Jul 04, 2011
Photo of DarkerTheBetter
3.6/5  rDev +100%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Why can’t I look at this color and not think of urine? Maybe I should say it’s a washed-out, pale gold… and my urine isn’t carbonated… most of the time. There’s a little film of white that stinks around too. Not too bad for the style.

Well, the smell made me wretch a little, seriously. Smells like mold… and hops. Come on, guys, try harder. This is truly disgusting.

(DTB goes in for a sip with his nose plugged…) Tastes of a powdery barley with a load of crisp corn on top. Finishes very nicely with a sour tang that wonderfully accents the flavor.

Feels terrifically clean and fresh with an electric flurry of carbonation that disappears as quickly as it’s known.

Not so bad at all. I’d do something about the smell though.

DarkerTheBetter, May 10, 2007
Photo of richkrull
3.58/5  rDev +98.9%
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!

richkrull, Jan 13, 2011
Photo of DrinkinBoy
3.58/5  rDev +98.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Busch Light appears a very faint and transparent gold. It had a pillowy head which dissipated quickly, but left a nice white rim around the top.

The smell is slightly above average in intensity, but smells like any other macro lager.

Busch Light's taste is surprisingly good. There is just something about its little kick of flavor that makes it much better than other wallet friendly brews. So although the taste is nothing to write home about, it still is a nice surprise.

The mouthfeel is extremely watery, with nothing more felt then the large amount of carbonation.

Busch Light is easy to drink, and is good for the consumption of large quantities of beer (as it is not very filling). To me it is a good alternative if you are willing to spend a buck or so more than AB's Natural Light.

DrinkinBoy, May 20, 2007
Photo of mpkenneally
3.55/5  rDev +97.2%
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.

mpkenneally, Jul 22, 2011
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Busch Light from Anheuser-Busch
46 out of 100 based on 1,299 ratings.