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Busch Light - Anheuser-Busch

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Busch LightBusch Light

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1,383 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,383
Reviews: 376
rAvg: 1.81
pDev: 38.67%
Wants: 9
Gots: 127 | 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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Photo of rfgetz
1.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a fizzy yellow straw color, plume of froth gone quickly. Scent is muted and contains little in the way of anything... maybe a splash of corn and mustyness. Taste again is pale and clean, only note appears to be the adjunct taste of faintly sweet corn and some mineral like qualities. Light, fizzy, watery and lacking crispness. Another BMC light product that I would have a hard time distinguishing from anything else.

Photo of bubseymour
2.91/5  rDev +60.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - poured from can into glass. Had 2 finger nice head and very nice clear yellow color. No lacing.

Smell - Urine smell. Animal urine.

Taste - Goes down very easy and decent flavor although very light in flavor.

Mouthfeel - watery.

Overall - Very easy, cheap drinker but some lingering weird aftertaste makes it not quite as refreshing as other macros.

Photo of Jesse13713
1/5  rDev -44.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Appearance - Inexcusably watered down with a bubbly faint apple-juice or urine hue. No head and very little lacing. This looks awful.

Smell - What smell? Just smells bad, man.

Taste - This is the most watery-tasting beer I have ever had in my entire life. I don't taste anything that resembles a quality of a beer at ALL. This reminds me of unfiltered water from an impoverished country. Disgusting. I'm pouring the rest of this out.

Mouthfeel and Drinkability - For some reason, I decided that I just had to try this. Never again. What an awful beer. ZERO lager characteristics, let alone beer properties in general.

Photo of TippySelenoid
1.65/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured into a pint glass.

Busch Light is pale yellow with foamy white head that immediately disappears into nothingness.

It smells like....not much really, some adjunct sweetness perhaps?

It tastes like...not much, a bit of corn?

It's very watery and almost has a soda level of carbonation.

For this beer I wish there was a 6th scoring category, Ability to Drink 18. If that was a way to give this beer points I would have assuredly given it a 5. There is nothing to this beer. It is low on flavor and appeal, but I sure can put a ridiculous amount of these away.

Photo of Chico1985
1.53/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Another free beer from work...good for bringing down that average.

Pours very, very pale yellow, so much clarity it may as well be water. Big white head quickly shrinks to a thin ring.

Next to nothing for the scent. Maybe the faintest, faintest hint of trash or something.

Amazingly, more tasteless as it is scentless...the minuscule amount of flavor is not bad, there really isn't enough flavor for it to be offensive. It's hard to believe this is beer, seriously. Watery mouthfeel to match, but at least there's not much off-tastes.

Easy drinking light beer indeed. I'm not sure if I've ever come across a beer that tasted so close to water. If you're looking to drink a bunch of beers really quickly without any pesky flavors to get in your way, this may be the best route.

Photo of biboergosum
2.15/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

24oz can, a one dollar gas station special (cheaper than soda, my mind reels) in the off-ramp splendour of downriver SE Michigan.

This beer pours a crystal clear, very pale golden straw colour, with one finger of frothy, foamy, and fizzy (the 'F' trifecta!) dirty white head, which leaves some mere island speck lace around the glass as it quickly gets outta dodge.

It smells of rather mild and yet sweet breakfast cereal grain (yer rice, yer corn, yer, um, well, that's it), sanitized hard water, a bit of cold melted plastic, and ethereal weedy, skanky hops. The taste is a reduced gritty adjunct graininess, sweet and sour as ever was, and gently contaminated well water.

The carbonation is quite sedate, just a feeble fizziness throughout, the body light, dilute, and having benefited from the many marketing cycles of its parent brewer and their ilk, consequently smooth. It finishes with the expected paltry amount of faint corn and rice pithiness, and lingering anemic laboratory bitterness.

Not too hard to drink, not too hard at all, if you need a palate (and maybe a soul) cleanser, that is. Not much to say otherwise, not too much at all. Ok, ok - light macro-lager 101 (auditing, only - this crap could never make it to school - oh, wait, it does - stupid college kids).

Photo of bluejacket74
2.73/5  rDev +50.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

24 ounce can, "born on date" of July 8, 2011. The "Ice Cold Easy" indicator on the can is still blue, so it must be good to drink right now! Served in a nonic pint glass, the beer pours a clear straw gold color with about an inch white head that went away quickly. Good amount of lacing left on the glass. Aroma is sweet malt and adjuncts, it doesn't smell bad at all. It's not exactly an appealing aroma, but it doesn't smell awful either. Taste is mostly like the aroma, it tastes like sweet malt, adjuncts, and has a bit of a vegetal taste too. Mouthfeel/body is light, it's actually a little bit slick, and it's also easy enough to drink. Moderate/high carbonation. Overall it's not great, but it's not horrible either. For $1.49 a can, I can't complain. I wouldn't make a point to buy this, but I've had worse. For the style of beer this is, it's not bad.

Photo of mcoh1030
2.71/5  rDev +49.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

How many companies make light beer?

I read one reviewers comments about this light beer being appropriate for a hot summer day. I would totally agree. Light beer, (American mass produced) are fit for just that, a hot summer day.

That said, this one would certain rank closely behind Miller light and for 25% less. Should be drank ice cold, when extremely thristy for best results.

Photo of RoyalT
2.75/5  rDev +51.9%
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.

Busch Light from Anheuser-Busch
46 out of 100 based on 1,383 ratings.