Busch Light | Anheuser-Busch

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Brewed by:
Anheuser-Busch
Missouri, United States | website

Style: Light Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.10%

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.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-28-2001

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Reviews: 383 | Ratings: 1,509
Photo of mfnmbvp
2.02/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

12 fl oz. can, bottom of the can reads 22FEB16. My neighbor had a 30 rack of this stuff sitting his fridge so i took one for review. Finally getting around to reviewing this one from Anheuser-Busch, the infamous Busch Light.

Poured into clear tulip-ish stemware. For science.

A - Crisp clear pale yellow water body. Finger or so of frothy fizzy white head that falls to a surface skimming. Appears adequately carbonated; lots of bubbles slowly floating topside. Looks alright for what it is, i suppose.

S - A cheap dusty malty adjunct-laden aroma. Notes of dusty soggy grain / corn. Weak, with poor depth and duration of aromas.

T - Watery, papery, grainy. Subtle notes of cheap dusty grains / corn, and wet cardboard. Weak, with poor depth and duration of flavors.

M - Feel is crisp, smooth, & clean. Light-bodied, easy drinking, and with crisp carb. Easier to drink than shit like Budweiser, in my honest opinion.

Overall, another American light beer. Not the worst option available, and if you are gonna go this route, it probably isn't bad for the price point either. A worthy competitor on 30 racks of Pabst Blue Ribbon. Tick.

Busch Light -----2/5.

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Photo of PUbeer
1.9/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

The best thing about this beer is the low price and it is always available. It doesn't have a whole lot of taste or aroma but if your on a serious budget it's easy enough to choke down a couple of these on a hot summer day.

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Photo of FrozenJoe
3.95/5  rDev +103.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Elixir of the gods. Quite possibly the perfect Light American Adjunct Lager. Wonderfully balanced. Nothing harsh. Affordable. Refreshing. Mild flavor. A hot weather, sweat on your brow kind of beer. Mow the lawn, go fishing, hang at the bbq kind of beer. Easy. Consistent. Very good for what it is. Epitomizes what this style is all about. Why pay more for light beer? Very respectable.

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Photo of Troy-Hawaii
1.85/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Bought a 25oz can from Times Supermarket
Clear light golden color
Light mouthfeel
Medium - light carbonation.
Very watery taste
Overall the only good thing about it is it will not overpower any food you're eating so think of it as a palette cleanser.

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Photo of crabtree426
3.74/5  rDev +92.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I'm an IPA and stout guy but when I'm looking for a crisp lager that I can drink a lot of at a tailgate, camping, etc., I go back to the beer that got me started. Busch Light gives me the least hangover of any beer that I drink in quantity. You can pound these all day and wake up ready to go the next day!

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Photo of dbrauneis
2.1/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

A: Pours a clear pale yellow in color with moderate to heavy amounts of active visible carbonation rising quickly from the bottom of the glass and faint lemon + golden yellow highlights. The beer has a finger tall foamy bright white head that reduces to a medium to large sized patch of thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light aromas of cereal grain malts and grain adjuncts with minimal amounts of sweetness. Hints of grassy hops.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of cereal grain malts with a light amount of grainy adjuncts and a hint of grainy sweetness. There are very light flavors of grassy hops which impart a touch of bitterness which fades away pretty quickly.

M: Light bodied with slightly heavier than moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly thin.

O: Not a lot going on with the aromas and flavors of this beer, though I suppose that is how it was designed to appeal to the largest number of palates. Nothing about this brew is offensive but I would not go out of my way to find it again. Extremely cheap and easy enough to drink with well hidden alcohol.

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Photo of RDubBrews
2.96/5  rDev +52.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Also known as "Blue Yummies" this is the staple beer of the farm shops and garages of Northeast Iowa. This style of baling lager chugs down like water out of the hydrant. The taste is nowhere near as nasty as Miller Lite and slightly tamer than Silver Bullet. The tinny smell makes you wanna crank up some Metallica and change the oil in your Silverado...Get that Ford outta here! The feel is of a highly carbonated barley pop, but how can you belch super loud without all the gas. If you're looking for a world class beer to appreciate and analyze this is NOT your beer. But if you're thirsty after weed whippin' in July, then grab a 30 box and invite your buddies over to lean against the truck bed and fill it up with empties.

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Photo of colbyjackcheese
1.63/5  rDev -16%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Tastes just like college. Beer of choice at Washington State University (Go Cougs!). Not the best but hey it'll get the job done. Gotta drink a fair amount, but it'll do.

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Photo of beerthulhu
1.92/5  rDev -1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

- Can to spiegelau ipa glass. (sic).

A: Pristine fine print clarity with the palest of straw color shows a modest rise of macro-carbonation bubbles. Head coloring was chalky white, with a rather short rate of retention. Very minimal lace coverage leaves not much of standing visual.

S: Fresh dried corn, some grains, very faint aroma, short duration.

T: Corny flavor, dried corn, some dried grains, not much else to report here.

M: Mouthful was a bit crisp, light bodied as expected, turns a bit washy on longer holds. Lightly flowery and dried graininess remains behind.

O: Consumed cold. Overall was not offensive, rather lackluster as to be expected. Some corny flavor, which turned more so upon warming, some crispness, but still found myself struggling to finish about 3/4 of the way through. I have no trouble downing bombers of high abv beers (14-16%), but find it amusing i still sissy sip at times such a light non-offensive beer. I still struggle to try to define what a macro american lager should be, or what it possibly could be as the few mass produced examples there are, are so generic with little distinguishablity between them. Preference aside, not my favorite style, but still think there is plenty of room for improvement without losing identity.

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Photo of AfricanPete14
1.91/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Being in college I end up drinking a lot of light beers due to the cheaper price, and this one was not too great, it has a very metallic and sweet flavor and combined it does not taste very good. On the bright side they're easy to drink fast.

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Photo of thebeerman25
1.68/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

appearance-very clear and very fizzy.

smell-smells like beer is all that comes to mind on this one

taste- tastes very watery and just not good. very sweet though but not in a good way. no hops at all and definatly very smooth even though its bad

feel-watery and fizzy and very smooth

overall-this is the official get drunk beer. it tastes like water and goes down about as easy.

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Photo of SerialTicker
2/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Go from one of the better beers I've had for 800th beer, to likely the worst with number 801.

Probably the worst beer I've ever had, and I've had plenty of shitty beers. Had this at my girlfriend's cousin's wedding since it was the only beer available ... I would have taken anything other than this, honestly. While everyone else thought it tasted like water, it tasted like a piss-poor excuse for a light beer with a fairly significant metallic flavor and smell (this was from a keg). The only flavor outside of that was some corn, and it was faint.

Rarely do I have a beer that I think actually tastes pretty bad -- there's just a tendency that light beers like these just taste like nothing. This one's metallic flavor and smell is off-putting. This gets a 2 overall just because, well... it'll getcha DRUNK!

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Photo of vette2006c5r
1.62/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Busch Light pours a clear golden color, with no head. There is a mellow aroma, very grainy. The taste is very grainy, and is soapy. Surprising, its a little stronger then other similar beers. Very flat feel. Overall its a tough one to drink.

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Photo of hophugger
2.21/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Reviewed from notes. Horrible rice flavor, watery and off putting aroma in this one. Balance is off and seems something was left out of the brewing process. Leaves a bad aftertatste..

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Photo of archyquaffer
2.7/5  rDev +39.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

A friend recently offered me one of these out of his fridge- a leftover from another friend at a recent gathering.

I drank it straight out of the can during my lunch break in the midst of a warm day. The flavor is more or less like regular Busch, very smooth, but with perhaps even less body. It was very drinkable, quenched my thirst, and was definitely watery and light.

I would never buy this beer, but this freebee was drinkable (I will buy Busch in extreme duress, such as when working or traveling through podunk towns in Wyoming). My main beef is the almost total lack of flavor.

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Photo of ordybill
1.91/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This is not a great beer, heck it isn't even a good beer. But it does have a few redeeming qualities: first, it is cheap. Second, it has some alcohol in it and third it can be refreshing on a hot day. Is it chock full of hops and malt. . . . nope. It is a light golden colored water with some alcohol in it. Who should drink this beer? college kids, people on fixed incomes or guys like me. Who occasionally have a need to swill a bunch of beer to "get back to their roots" and relive their youth. LOL other than that, avoid this beer.

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Photo of JLaw55
2/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Tastes like light vomit in a can. Seriously, I am not sure how people drink this stuff. There is nothing pleasant here.

Would Drink Again: No
Would Purchase Again: No

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Photo of MrUse
2.45/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

I have more of these than I'd like to admit. Pretty much flavored alcohol water. For the money, better than Bud or Miller light. For a long golf day or fantasy football draft, not the worst option.

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Photo of PhantomsSpa
2.27/5  rDev +17%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This is a bad beer. But to me it's like watching Plan 9 from outer space, its so bad that it's enjoyable in a weird way. I don't think that it's good but when it's ice cold and its put in from of you it's a great time to exclaim "screw it" and throw one back.

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Photo of Chrissythebeerlover
2.55/5  rDev +31.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.5

The worst beer I've ever had. Tastes just like it costs. So flat and absolutely no flavors other than a little corn. Would only recommend if you didn't have enough money for a better beer.

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Photo of dukeandduke
2.43/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

4/16/15 (Can) - Very pale white pour, minimal head, carbonation or scent. Taste very light, some hops and corn. Feels very easy going down, like ice cold water on a warm summer day. OK offering if you are staying light.

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Photo of ArchimedesSox
1.63/5  rDev -16%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

A: Crystal clear straw color with large white head from aggressive pour no lacing

S: Almost non existent I get a little of the typical lager smell.

T: Very plain almost like a beer flavored water. Little grain and metallic taste.

M: Watery

O: Only reason I gave it a 2 was because it is so cheap and widely available but everything else is poor at best.

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Photo of fps_dean
1.21/5  rDev -37.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Pros: You can get a 30 pack of these at the local gas station for $18. The taste isn't very strong, thus is probably little better than Bud Light.

Cons: You will need to drink all 30 of these before you get any kind of a buzz at all. Hell, you can probably drink all 30 of them on the way home and not hit the legal limit. Then I question what's the point of drinking a light beer at all when one imperial stout has a fraction of the calories as 30 of these...

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Photo of americanbeer_guy96
3.05/5  rDev +57.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Might have overrated it a little but here is why:
Busch Light is cheap as hell
It doesn't have much flavor and isn't too carbonated making it easy to drink fast and get messed up.
Not a good beer but its easy to drink and cheap and I find myself buying it often

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Photo of DrainBamage
3.19/5  rDev +64.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a golden color with thick head thinning to a lace. Smells like fermented corn vomit. Goes down pretty smooth with surprisingly hoppy and bitter, and a little dry. Not bad overall. One of the better light beers.

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