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Busch Light - Anheuser-Busch

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Busch LightBusch Light

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1,277 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,277
Reviews: 359
rAvg: 1.81
pDev: 37.57%
Wants: 6
Gots: 69 | 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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Photo of alee42
2/5  rDev +10.5%

alee42, Dec 11, 2011
Photo of CaptJackHarkness
3/5  rDev +65.7%

CaptJackHarkness, Dec 10, 2011
Photo of PaBeerLover
2/5  rDev +10.5%

PaBeerLover, Dec 09, 2011
Photo of Dirtyrat91740
2/5  rDev +10.5%

Dirtyrat91740, Dec 09, 2011
Photo of tbeq00
3/5  rDev +65.7%

tbeq00, Dec 07, 2011
Photo of Brown120
2/5  rDev +10.5%

Brown120, Dec 07, 2011
Photo of JohneHoodlum
1/5  rDev -44.8%

JohneHoodlum, Dec 06, 2011
Photo of Rochefort10nh
1/5  rDev -44.8%

Rochefort10nh, Dec 06, 2011
Photo of zoso1967
2/5  rDev +10.5%

zoso1967, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of leinie13
2/5  rDev +10.5%

leinie13, Dec 04, 2011
Photo of fuzzcherry
1/5  rDev -44.8%

fuzzcherry, Dec 03, 2011
Photo of bigred89
1/5  rDev -44.8%

bigred89, Dec 03, 2011
Photo of BucktheProp
2/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

To be honest the only reason this beer has even come to my attention is because I told my buddy to buy me some beer and he must have some sort of personal vendetta against me.

It smells like pisswater, it look's like pisswater, it tastes like pisswater.

In summary Busch Light= Pisswater

BucktheProp, Dec 02, 2011
Photo of pavpav12
2/5  rDev +10.5%

pavpav12, Dec 02, 2011
Photo of tdm168
2.7/5  rDev +49.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a pale gold with some loose, bubbly, white head that quickly fades. There is some heavy carbonation coming to the top. It smells grainy and a little metallic. The taste is rather smooth with some grains, but with a decent hop bitterness. It's even a little grassy. The mouthfeel is very light, heavily carbonated, and a little dry.

For the style, this isn't bad. I could drink this. The taste doesn't have that awful metallic taste that macros often have, and there's enough bitterness here to let the palate know it's beer.

tdm168, Dec 01, 2011
Photo of Duff27
1.8/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Another "Bottom of the List" tick.

Born On Date: 24OCT2011

A- Half-inch fizzy white head that is gone within 20 seconds. One of the palest beers I've ever seen. A few streams of effervescence. Pretty dead looking overall, an etched bottom would do wonders.

S- Cereal grains.

T- More pale malts. Some hops characteristics if you focus but nothing in the way of "ohh love those hops!".Nasty aftertaste, blah.

M- Thin mouthfeel...even the carbonation is on the weak side.

D/O- Normally I have a plus rDev on these light lagers/adjunct lagers for whatever reason (see: other reviews for them) but this one I really do not care for. Funny, because growing up (early twenties until now) I assumed there was no difference between the major "light" beers. It took sitting down and reviewing them to disprove that notion. Note: "Drinkability" is there so I beefed up the 'overall' score a tad.

Duff27, Dec 01, 2011
Photo of DiffuseTheBob
1/5  rDev -44.8%

DiffuseTheBob, Dec 01, 2011
Photo of Microbrewtaster
3/5  rDev +65.7%

Microbrewtaster, Nov 30, 2011
Photo of phenomenologian
1.02/5  rDev -43.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

why have I chosen to pick this beer up again and actually try at imbibing it? its not a pleasant experience and why I have chosen to go through it again is not something I can explain.

The appearance is of an off gold dull color. Bubbles rise to the top. The head is minimal and...now nonexistent. It just looks really dull and unpleasant to me.

The smell is of water. I may smell a bit of hops but my nose deceives me as Im trying to be optimistic.

My family knows this beer really well and describe it as "cold pisswater". this is not wrong as I kind get the tone of urine.

The taste gives the taste of water and the tone, again, of urine.
The mouthfee is harsh. its pretty carbonated and not too drinkable.

I really dislike it. The only taste there is is of urine and water and carbonation. The people this beer is for is those who just want to get drunk for cheap, but still there are better cheap beers out there than this crap. I hate to be blunt but I cannot get over the dislike I have for it.

If you want a cheap light lager, go to keystone light, miller light, or even bud light. Avoid this one as well as Coors light. Sorry thats just as blunt as you have to be about these two. Avoid Busch light.

phenomenologian, Nov 30, 2011
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1/5  rDev -44.8%

ALLISON01, Nov 30, 2011
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1/5  rDev -44.8%

xnicknj, Nov 29, 2011
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1/5  rDev -44.8%

codon2004, Nov 29, 2011
Photo of ZenAgnostic
2.4/5  rDev +32.6%
look: 1 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

24oz can poured into a Guiness pint glass. Bottom of the can
stamped born on 20sept11.

Appearance - Pale gold body with a white 1 finger head with low to no retention and no stick.

Smell - Bubble gum and corn. Probably the sweetest smelling american light lager I've had to date.

Taste - Short lived bitter/spicy hop astringency up front. Quickly fades away into a dull sugar water concoction.

Mouthfeel - Somewhat effervescent. Mostly watery.

Overall drinkability - Best chilled and about 2 seconds after being poured. Probably best just to drink this straight from the can to preserve the ethereal carbonation.

ZenAgnostic, Nov 29, 2011
Photo of ScrimshawFan
2/5  rDev +10.5%

ScrimshawFan, Nov 29, 2011
Photo of pas2315
2/5  rDev +10.5%

pas2315, Nov 29, 2011
Busch Light from Anheuser-Busch
46 out of 100 based on 1,277 ratings.