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Bud Light Lime - Anheuser-Busch

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Bud Light LimeBud Light Lime

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BA SCORE
53
awful

1,912 Ratings
THE BROS
61
poor

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Ratings: 1,912
Reviews: 497
rAvg: 2.16
pDev: 36.57%
Wants: 7
Gots: 125 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Anheuser-Busch visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Light Lager |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Bud Light Lime is brewed using a combination of barley malts, non-malted cereal grains, subtle hopping and natural lime flavor.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-27-2008)
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DarkerTheBetter

Pennsylvania

2.6/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5

I must say, the neon green pull tab is a nice touch. Makes me feel like I'm drinking some sort of energy drink! Hmmm... The beer itself is surprisingly dark for a light beer as it's a sandy, washed-out gold color. There is no head at all to speak of, but there are a bunch of huge bubbles clinging to the inside of my pint glass, slowly growing only to break free and shoot up to the surface. Looks more soda-like. But again, the color is pretty nice.

As I take a sniff, I get that first hint of ambiguous, sweet adjunct lager, but before it fully registers in my noodle, it is pounced upon by lime and CO2. I'll get to this in the flavor, but this reminds me EXACTLY of lemon or lime seltzer water. No exaggeration. As I look for it, I can get a little cream corn and musky basement yeast to reassure me that I am drinking a beer. So, I think it smells rather nice, but for a beer? Not so much.

The same cheap light lager/ seltzer water tension is prevalent in the flavor, but the two flavors are a bit more distinct. One the one side, there's a touch of corn chips and college basement that is really not too bad, but on the other side, we have the seltzer. I'm getting very distinct memories of cracking the top off a bottle of some carbonated, lime-flavored water; the kind that was popular in the early 90s. I mean, this is spot on. But what's this doing in a beer. Again, this tastes pretty darn good by my standards, but is it beer? Sadly, no. It isn't.

Feels very clean and crisp with a rush of carbonation that erupts, much like in... oh... seltzer water. The limey bits and the CO2 leave my tongue a bit numb after the first few sips. Again, this is actually a pretty fun drink experience, but this is supposed to be a beer. Isn't it? I'm beginning to wonder...

Yup, this "brew" is pretty tasty, but, not to sound like a broken record, this isn't really beer in my book. If I were a bettin' man, I'd say they just blended a high octane version of their Bud Light with seltzer water. Whatever sorcery is at work behind this product, I'll say that they hit some sort of nail on the head. This is a very tasty, easy to drink beer/lime seltzer water that I look forward to drinking this summer and in summers to come.

Serving type: can

08-12-2009 19:07:54 | More by DarkerTheBetter
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Bud Light Lime from Anheuser-Busch
53 out of 100 based on 1,912 ratings.