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Busch Light - Anheuser-Busch

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BA SCORE
46
awful

1,246 Ratings
THE BROS
42
awful

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Ratings: 1,246
Reviews: 358
rAvg: 1.81
pDev: 37.57%
Wants: 5
Gots: 58 | 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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browniewithnuts

Pennsylvania

1.25/5  rDev -30.9%

08-23-2014 04:34:26 | More by browniewithnuts
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mhsmall84

Wisconsin

2.75/5  rDev +51.9%

Ha! Classic college cheap beer. Buy this by the 30pk and hope it lasts the night. Good for drinking games!

08-21-2014 04:17:32 | More by mhsmall84
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cfrobrew

Texas

1.25/5  rDev -30.9%

08-20-2014 22:03:10 | More by cfrobrew
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sweemzander

Illinois

1/5  rDev -44.8%

08-18-2014 16:14:14 | More by sweemzander
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jkoch7

Ohio

1.6/5  rDev -11.6%

08-18-2014 02:41:41 | More by jkoch7
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The-Adjunct-Hippie

South Dakota

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 Keystone Light is actually more drinkable, probably because of the smoothness. Busch Light is not the worst light beer in the world, but it's not far from it. If you're a Busch Light drinker reading this, congratulations - you've made the first step to beer recovery - THIS SITE!!! Try something else. Busch Light is quite awful. Busch Beer is smooth, palatable, and finishes great - while Busch LIGHT takes the fun out of enjoying a good beer. Skip this one if at all possible and go get yourself a Miller High Life (same price $$$).

08-17-2014 04:14:19 | More by The-Adjunct-Hippie
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JLSIV

Georgia

1.6/5  rDev -11.6%

08-16-2014 13:05:21 | More by JLSIV
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Beardo

Washington

1.75/5  rDev -3.3%

08-16-2014 07:20:25 | More by Beardo
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Wobbly

Missouri

1/5  rDev -44.8%

08-15-2014 01:10:48 | More by Wobbly
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stumac

Texas

2.75/5  rDev +51.9%

08-14-2014 16:03:47 | More by stumac
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Dicers

Texas

1.5/5  rDev -17.1%

08-13-2014 22:06:46 | More by Dicers
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PVMT

New York

1/5  rDev -44.8%

08-12-2014 18:42:20 | More by PVMT
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LukeGude

Iowa

3/5  rDev +65.7%

08-12-2014 01:10:59 | More by LukeGude
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Canada_Dan

Illinois

1.5/5  rDev -17.1%

08-11-2014 20:03:26 | More by Canada_Dan
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stealth

Minnesota

3/5  rDev +65.7%

08-10-2014 06:01:46 | More by stealth
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AmeriCanadian

Tennessee

1.25/5  rDev -30.9%

08-09-2014 13:08:45 | More by AmeriCanadian
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Stephen_Woods

Missouri

1.75/5  rDev -3.3%

08-09-2014 04:54:25 | More by Stephen_Woods
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codyb1991

Washington

1/5  rDev -44.8%

08-08-2014 21:10:48 | More by codyb1991
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jshusc

South Carolina

2/5  rDev +10.5%

08-08-2014 14:32:22 | More by jshusc
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FrozenJoe

Alaska

3.04/5  rDev +68%

Judged to style (as all beers should be).

Appearance
Large fizzy head that dissipates rapidly. No lacing. Very clear body. Very light straw colored. Looks watery. Active carbonation.

Smell
Light and sweet. Maybe some malt. Not harsh at all.

Taste
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.

Mouthfeel
Watery. Average for the style.

Overall
There are better light beers out there.

08-08-2014 04:45:42 | More by FrozenJoe
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Chappyjason

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev +38.1%

08-07-2014 21:52:00 | More by Chappyjason
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Johnct

Connecticut

1.32/5  rDev -27.1%

08-07-2014 15:02:47 | More by Johnct
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insearchofhops

Massachusetts

1.25/5  rDev -30.9%

08-07-2014 14:13:33 | More by insearchofhops
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Sergioelijah

Illinois

1.5/5  rDev -17.1%

08-07-2014 05:57:04 | More by Sergioelijah
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green_plastic

Wisconsin

1/5  rDev -44.8%

08-05-2014 12:48:43 | More by green_plastic
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Busch Light from Anheuser-Busch
46 out of 100 based on 1,246 ratings.