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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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3/5  rDev +66.7%

Derrill, Aug 28, 2014
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1/5  rDev -44.4%

kjkinsey, Aug 26, 2014
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1/5  rDev -44.4%

a_beckman25, Aug 25, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev +52.8%

Packard, Aug 23, 2014
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1.25/5  rDev -30.6%

browniewithnuts, Aug 23, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev +52.8%

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

mhsmall84, Aug 21, 2014
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1.25/5  rDev -30.6%

cfrobrew, Aug 20, 2014
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1/5  rDev -44.4%

sweemzander, Aug 18, 2014
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1.6/5  rDev -11.1%

jkoch7, Aug 18, 2014
Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
2/5  rDev +11.1%

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, in comparison the abominable Keystone Light is actually more drinkable (probably because of the smoothness.) I find most folks will drink this brew or Bud Light because Keystone or Hamm's or Natural Light is just a "trailer trash beer", when in fact they are all detestable in one way or another. Busch Light is not the worst light beer in the world, but it's not far from it. It is truly quite awful. Busch regular is a smooth, palatable beer, and finishes great - but Busch LIGHT takes the fun out of it. It's like cooking noodles too long. Skip this one if at all possible and take the second step in beerdom - a full flavored macro like Busch regular or Coors Banquet.

The-Adjunct-Hippie, Aug 17, 2014
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1.6/5  rDev -11.1%

JLSIV, Aug 16, 2014
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1.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Beardo, Aug 16, 2014
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1/5  rDev -44.4%

Wobbly, Aug 15, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev +52.8%

stumac, Aug 14, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -16.7%

Dicers, Aug 13, 2014
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1/5  rDev -44.4%

PVMT, Aug 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev +66.7%

LukeGude, Aug 12, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -16.7%

Canada_Dan, Aug 11, 2014
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3/5  rDev +66.7%

stealth, Aug 10, 2014
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1.25/5  rDev -30.6%

AmeriCanadian, Aug 09, 2014
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1.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Stephen_Woods, Aug 09, 2014
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1/5  rDev -44.4%

codyb1991, Aug 08, 2014
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2/5  rDev +11.1%

jshusc, Aug 08, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +80.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Light aroma. Some malt. Some adjunct. Mildly sweet.

One of the better AB / INBEV light adjunct lagers. Mild malt. Mild adjunct. Mildly sweet. Very mild smokiness. Yeasty, grainy flavor. Somewhat stale. Watery, light, and drinkable. Inoffensive. Still manages to have some character. No hops. Drink ice cold. Really not that bad. Does not taste high quality. But easy to drink and goes down smooth.

Light bodied. Lots of carbonation.

A top 10 American beer in terms of sales. Goes down smooth. Hard to hate. Hard to love. Boring, cheap, inoffensive beer.

FrozenJoe, Aug 08, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev +38.9%

Chappyjason, Aug 07, 2014
Busch Light from Anheuser-Busch
46 out of 100 based on 1,299 ratings.