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Busch Light - Anheuser-Busch

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374 Reviews

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Reviews: 374
Hads: 1,461
Avg: 1.94
pDev: 72.16%
Wants: 11
Gots: 196 | 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: 374 | Hads: 1,461
Photo of Firefighterjasen
5/5  rDev +157.7%
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.

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Photo of purpletape
5/5  rDev +157.7%
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.

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Photo of jlsims04
5/5  rDev +157.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Oh College. What was I thinking. Seriously this is gods gift to man. What a wonderfully delicious can of golden suds. Never forget your roots. Im pretty sure ive had several thousand of these so you can totally trust my rating.

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Photo of Christopher_Hoagie
4.98/5  rDev +156.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

The finest of historical lagers, found myself a 2007 vintage that my wife surprisingly cellared for me. She made the pour perfectly with just the right amount of light head.

Notes of the Smoky Mountains, and so cold my nipples could cut glass.

Would highly recommend on a special occasion.

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Photo of buh
4.8/5  rDev +147.4%
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.

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Photo of TeamSeinfeld
4.6/5  rDev +137.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Busch light draft, what can I say, this is a mass consumption beer. It's not a saturday afternoon beer, unless you are in college (like me). This beer is cheap but its very good. Busch light is extremely smooth and good ice cooled in a snow bank. This beer is much better than the trendy bud light, that is much more expensive.

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Photo of Alestorm4069
4.5/5  rDev +132%

Buy this at the gas station. It isn't expensive, and still beats bud light in my blind taste test, buddy gave me both of them. Ice cold this is really refreshing. goes down like water. I see all the ones and twos on here, and i kind of wonder what its being compared to. The price is right and when you go fishing or are at a barbeque its really good for those occasions.

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Photo of RyanBelle
3.8/5  rDev +95.9%
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.

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Photo of Nathan451
3.75/5  rDev +93.3%

Its a cheap beer that doesn't overpower your pallet on a hot day. This is especially true if you're picking up a 30 pack from an Oklahoma gas station (where the beer is 3%). Whether your eating dinner and you don't know what beer to pair with it or on the way to working outside/ playing outside/ playing cards or watching a game, try saying that about your most top rated beer.

Although it will never win a taste contest, based on its "crispness" this one's a staple in my beer diet.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.65/5  rDev +88.1%
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.


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Photo of drinktoomuch
3.6/5  rDev +85.6%
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.

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Photo of richkrull
3.59/5  rDev +85.1%
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!

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Photo of DrinkinBoy
3.52/5  rDev +81.4%
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.

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Photo of mpkenneally
3.5/5  rDev +80.4%
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.

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Photo of nicholas2121
3.46/5  rDev +78.4%
look: 4 | 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.

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Photo of anthonyd643
3.46/5  rDev +78.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A great college beer, but that is about it. Great on hot days or when you plan on drinking 15 of something. Quite inexpensive.

The beer has an unfortunate knack of picking up the scent of the can that it sits in. However, it does have a greater flavor than Bud light or Natural light, which are both relatives of the same brewery.

Best served as cold as possible, better if it has been sitting on ice rather than in a cool fridge.

If you are short on cash and want to pick up beer, this is not your worst choice

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Photo of DarkerTheBetter
3.45/5  rDev +77.8%
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.

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Photo of Spikester
3.44/5  rDev +77.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pale clear gold with one half inch of bone white head. Some minor spots of lacing.
Smell is mild grains some earthy hops. Really don't smell the corn everyone refers to. This was a very fresh can. Less than a month from canning date. Taste is fizzy beer water but that is what most light beers remind me of. Light grain with just a kiss of herbal grassy hop bite at the back of the tongue. It has a crisp dry finish with bold carbonation. Mouthfeel is light and resembles soda water. An above average Summer swiller. If you are alright with the A-B family flavors give this a try. I think it is one of the better Light beers readily available. Great value too.

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Photo of marc956
3.4/5  rDev +75.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

As far as light beer goes, this actually isn't bad. Little aftertaste, not bitter or skunky, when ice-cold quenches your thirst (I usually have it after playing hockey) and cheap. Think of it as excess Bud Light which AB couldn't label as being BL, like Keystone Light is excess Coors Light.

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Photo of pumarocks
3.4/5  rDev +75.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is the essential "lawnmower", "garage", or "session" beer in my casa. You can get a 30-pack for 12.99!!! It goes great with just about any food. I prefer drinking it with Lay's potato chips. It has a nice crispness and a refreshing taste that can be enjoyed on any occasion. It has little to no smell, looks terrible and has a head that disapears within seconds. But who cares! It is cheap and drinkable!

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Photo of matty
3.38/5  rDev +74.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very light yellow colored beer with a rapidly fading head.Aroma and taste both have the macro cereal taste.No caramel malts??No exotic hops??No complexity??Oh yeah that right it's in the style of light lager it's not supposed to.What it is is refeshing and light.Perfect beer for any outdoor outings!

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Photo of MarzenMan
3.35/5  rDev +72.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 5

Very pale yellow color with a small and quickly disappearing head. Lots of carbonation.

Very subtle flavor but smooth and clean. It has a grainy flavor (cereal). Obviously no hops but the grain flavor is clean and once you get used to it a little addictive.

This might not be a real beer but I can appreciate it for what it is.

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Photo of Bonedaddy
3.3/5  rDev +70.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

OK, everyone that really loves beer goes for an IPA, ESB, etc. This beer is cheap, yes. But it is also low carb. People with blood sugar issues (like me) still want to drink beer. What to do? Once you get used to this style, it's OK. Grab a Pale Ale when out on the town. This, for me, is everyday.

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Photo of jsisko01
3.3/5  rDev +70.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I grew up on this stuff.. so I thought why not actually give it a review? Never tried this from a bottle until now.

Appearance - Pours a clear golden color with a very small, frothy head that dissipates instantly. Looks VERY crisp. Almost no lacing.

Smell - Has a sweet, citrus like aroma upfront. Almost like lemon zest. Along with corn and grains.

Taste - Has a spicy/herbal taste at first with mild bitterness. After a few sips I can taste corn, grains, and breadiness. Maybe a feint citrus flavor as well.. Tastes pretty cheap

Mouthfeel - Light body with high carbonation. Very crisp.

Overall - I honestly think this tastes better from the can.. The only time I ever get this beer is when I'm drinking with friends and trying to be cheap haha.

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Photo of schwanda
3.27/5  rDev +68.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

My wife and I have decided to lose a few pounds so we have started doing blind taste test to find a light beer that has a little flavor. First off I will not drink beer out of a can, so we lined up our first 3 competitors, Busch light , Rolling Rock Light and Michelob Golden draft Light all in bottles. To our surprise The Busch light was the only light beer that had flavor all the way down. the other 2 were good up front but then turned watery. For a light beer this is so far the one we will buy, I do like Sam Adams light, and will save that one for special occasions , but for now Busch light will continue to be the one we will taste test against.

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Busch Light from Anheuser-Busch
49 out of 100 based on 374 ratings.