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Bud Light Lime - Anheuser-Busch

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Bud Light LimeBud Light Lime

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2,015 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,015
Reviews: 501
rAvg: 2.16
pDev: 36.57%
Wants: 8
Gots: 172 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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Photo of dangerpint


1.08/5  rDev -50%

The Smell or the taste can't decide which one is more offensive.I no way to describe this beer except offensive adjuct filled Skunky beer meets artificial lime,my god,just its like an accident on my palate!!! and no i dont think that real lime could save this beer anyway !!!. undrinkable at best. Clear glass, Yikes!!!! how come beers that come in clear glass almost always get some type of lime? do they really think that will improve it? No lime, will not improve a poorly made adjuct filled beer thats been sitting in clear glass. and no, the canned version did not taste any better when poured in a pint glass. Sorry buds this one is better left alone. lifes short do your self a favour and drink somthing better.

01-04-2011 07:33:56 | More by dangerpint
Photo of JayS2629


2.45/5  rDev +13.4%

A- Clear, pale golden yellow with thin white bubbly head that fades fast. Fizzy, and watery with little lace.

S- Lime, and hints of corn and grain

T- Like 7-up with hints of grain. Bitter, citrus tones with a sweet corn based bottom end.

M- Fizzy, effervescent. Refreshing, watery, and overcarbonated.

D- For a hot day, not bad, but might as well drink a watered down 7-up. Not well balanced, artificial tasting, and its only saving grace is its refreshing quality.

01-02-2011 02:34:36 | More by JayS2629
Photo of newcastleme


2.8/5  rDev +29.6%

this is not a good beer. This beer is made to be drunk in large quantities. It might be good for chicks or beer bong. I wouldn't be caught dead with this beer again at a party. Also, I wouldn't be too open to pair this with any types of food except wings.

01-01-2011 01:26:33 | More by newcastleme
Photo of larrytm56


1.25/5  rDev -42.1%

This is another beer to mow and play golf with. I usually have this in cans when i do have it. Putting the lime in saves a step, but does not improve the taste. It smells and tastes awfull. There is nothing more good to say about it. I would not drink it again.

12-25-2010 10:30:58 | More by larrytm56
Photo of SteveoNY

New York

3.03/5  rDev +40.3%

Presentation: deuce deuce clear bottle. BL embossed on upper 3rd. nice clear labeling, no freshness date, but 9 digit code date reversed in black on back label.

Appearance: crystal clear golden color, with bright white bubbly head and wattery lacing.

Smell: fruity citrus limes

Taste: crisp dry bitterness with a lime finish

Mouthfeel: champange like bubbly, not smooth

Notes: good bitch beer @ 4.2% priced more than BL regular.

12-13-2010 03:25:49 | More by SteveoNY
Photo of mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

2.08/5  rDev -3.7%

Poured into pint glass.

Pours 1/2 finger of fizzy white head that fades down fast. Color is a clear golden yellow. Active carbonation in the glass.

Aroma: Lime soda aroma. It really doesn't smell like beer. Maybe some grains. Really not a lot here.

Taste: It pretty much tastes like lime. There just isn't a lot here. I really don't know what else to put here. Lime with a side of lime.

Mouthfeel: Crisp and surprisingly refreshing. Light bodied medium to high amount of carbonation. Ends with more lime.

Overall, this beer is pretty straightforward. Doesn't really tastes too much like beer. Drinkable if this is your thing, but not for me.

12-11-2010 21:43:28 | More by mothman
Photo of Mora2000


2.9/5  rDev +34.3%

The beer pours exactly like regular Bud Light, with a very clear yellow body and a white head. The aroma is very heavy on the lime with a little bit of grain mixed in. The flavor is a mix of lime, along with a lot of sweetness from the malt and grain. Thin body and medium carbonation. Not near as bad as I expected.

12-11-2010 07:40:20 | More by Mora2000
Photo of woodychandler


2.1/5  rDev -2.8%

When I am presented with a crystal-clear bottle, I cringe. This must have been pasteurized past the point of (no deposit) no return. R.I.P., beer inside.

I got an initial finger of foamy, bone-white head with low retention off of the pour. Nose smelled like an artificial lime, like something in a dessert or a cocktail. Color was a light lemon-yellow with NE-plus quality clarity. Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium with a faint effervescence on the tongue along with a mild lime citrusiness. Finish was pretty boring, even for the style. Bland, slightly citrusy, but overall pedestrian.

12-11-2010 03:21:53 | More by woodychandler
Photo of OregonPaul


3.85/5  rDev +78.2%

Please lets all remember to review a beer with its style in mind. I hate buds and most all other junk even remotely close. I'm embarresed to even carry any Anheuser-Busch product in my fridge. HOWEVER when rolling out of a tent on a warm saturday morning at a weekend festival, this beer can not be beat. I've turned soooo many beer drinkers onto this. Do you really want to start your day off with a fat tire? Instead of hydrating yourself with water... reach for the BL lime. In a junk cooler filled with 30 BLL's and 30 regular Buds you run out of the BBL's way before the buds. Almost a 5.0 morning drinkability. Almost.

12-02-2010 05:54:31 | More by OregonPaul
Photo of marty21

Manitoba (Canada)

2.1/5  rDev -2.8%

A: Pours a pale yellow with a white soapy head.

S: A very light and sweet lime scent.

T: I get a mixture of water and lime. No malt or hops present.

M: A light bodied beer with very fizzy carbonation.

D: As much as I don't consider this really beer I could still have a few if it was a hot summer day and I wanted something cold and refreshing. That being said there are a lot better attempts at lime beers out there. For example Moosehead Light Lime actually has a more beer taste to it with just hints of lime.

12-01-2010 18:31:25 | More by marty21
Photo of JLeege


1.53/5  rDev -29.2%

A Thanksgiving leftover, thank you to whoever left this TICK behind.
Poured into a snifter- I like to keep it classy!
Also, what is 100% natural lime flavor? Lime juice is natural, lime flavor??? lets see...

Appearance- Pours clear with a hint of flesh tone coloring. I wish my urine was this clear! Small fizzy head, dont blink, you might miss it.

Smell- Smells like a combination of artificial sweetner, 7 up, and grains (not of paradise). Along with these great aromas, there are hints of water!

Taste- Sweet imitation lime juice. Followed by the OG bud light. The finish is sugar, like eating granuals of sugar.

Mouthfeel- Thin, like Ally McBeal thin. High carbonation, about three ounces in and you can't stop burping.

Overall- WTF is this? Miller Chill literally blows this out of the water! Yes, this is a serious review, this is a seriously terrible "beer". I will be honest, I don't mind Bud Light, but this is hellacious!

My first "F" rating.

11-26-2010 07:15:44 | More by JLeege
Photo of beertunes


1.38/5  rDev -36.1%

Tried as part of losing a bet. Clear bottle poured into straight pint glass. The beer was a clean, clear, urine-yellow with a tall, white, fluffy, head that had surprisingly good retention and no lacing.

The aroma was bland, benign and unremarkable. I didn't pick up any lime in the scent. There was just a trace of lime on the tongue, but I actually got more lime taste a few minutes later when I burped.

The beer basically had no body whatsoever. In one aspect drinkability was good because the beer went very easy, but the lack of flavor and body means this virtually an undrinkable brew. Try only if you lose a bet as well.

11-23-2010 03:15:54 | More by beertunes
Photo of mattgreger


3.28/5  rDev +51.9%

The pour on this beer isn't anything extraordinary. It poured the AB typical yellow/golden color. With not much of a head or any lacing.

The aroma on this one is pretty weak too. It does have a small hint of a malt and some lime flavor, but nothing tht just hits the nose.

The taste on this brew is pretty good. Its very refreshing light lager AB. It very simply put is bud light with a touch of lime. The flavor has a small touch of a malt profile, and some nice lime flavor.

The mouthful isn't anything spectacular, but its decently refreshing. The carbonation pushes the lime flavors forward to give it a nice crisp refreshing flavor.

The drinkablity on this brew is decent. I consider myself a person who trys and enjoys beers from all sides of the spectrum. While this isn't one of the normal craft beers I seek, this brew is a great brew for a hot summer night, that you can session super easy.

11-21-2010 05:01:30 | More by mattgreger
Photo of Radome


2.13/5  rDev -1.4%

Served from can into a snifter.

A - Light straw color, no green that I can see. Beer is very clear and has large bubbles rising through it. The head is white and about 1/8" thick and solid.

S - I don't smell anything from a normal beer profile. No malt, no hops, no yeast, no alcohol. It smells like lemon-lime soda with a strong chemical or metal note.

T - Initially very little taste at all, then the lime or citrus flavor arrives, but again it has an artificial or chemical edge. There is a bit of malt flavor, almost imperceptible, right at the end of the swallow.

M - The body is very light and is lightened even more by high carbonation. There is some acid bite from the citric flavors and the CO2.

D - This is drinkable like a lime wine cooler and I can see what the appeal would be on a hot day, but I wouldn't call it beer.

11-14-2010 04:33:27 | More by Radome
Photo of Brent


2/5  rDev -7.4%

I keep this stocked in the bar fridge as it always seems popular with non-beer geek visitors. I have no problem with lime and beer -I've enjoyed many the Corona and lime at the beach, where availability and refreshment trump quality for the moment. But, this is no beer-and-lime, this is a concoction mimicking, rather poorly, that combination. Aroma was a chemical lemon-lime, like Sprite. Flavor had very little beer attributes - just an artificial lime flavor with some malt in there, somewhere. Much more like a flavored malt beverage than beer. Not bad, just not beer.

11-12-2010 14:46:59 | More by Brent
Photo of scott451

Ontario (Canada)

2.63/5  rDev +21.8%

Poured from a clear bottle (bah!) into a pint glass. One finger bubbly head immediately diminished to nothing. Vigorous carbonation. No lacing.

Medicinal lime smell. Not unpleasant, just not beer like at all. A hint of malt far off in the distance? Strong limeade taste. Again not unpleasant, just not much of any beer qualities.

Ligt, refreshing. The mouthfeel is the most "beery" quality od this drink. Not much of a beer, but beats the pants of any of the "cooler" style of drinks.

11-07-2010 02:55:14 | More by scott451
Photo of roddwolff


2.88/5  rDev +33.3%

Light beer with lime in a huge can. Poured in a Bayern-Pilsener glass. Looks like piss, no foam, no lacing, golden color. Smell: Didn't know if it was beer or sprite, few scents of lime and fructose. Taste: the same, but with much lime. Mouthfeel: Off-thirsty, something crunchy at the finish, no body and little carbonation. Drinkability: Very good the lime taste, better than lemon, but sometimes cloying. Very good for a light beer.

10-30-2010 16:02:41 | More by roddwolff
Photo of Domingo


2.42/5  rDev +12%

Had this on the strip in Las Vegas. Why? I figure if I'm going to rag on a beer, I should at least try it.
It's very light colored and foamy...but thin. Nothing wrong, though.
The nose is spot on for the powdered lime salt some restaurants use on margaritas. Is there a beer in there? You can't really tell from the smell.
The taste mirrors the nose. Pretty much just like margarita mix with only the faintest hint of a beer buried in there. It's along the lines of a margarita-mix radler, only with WAY too much mix flavoring and a bland beer to start with.
There's no real reason you couldn't drink a bunch of these except for the needlessly foamy beer base making you feel bloated. Probably a great beach drink since there are no real hops to skunk and even people who hate beer can drink it.
It isn't disgusting or anything, but there's next to no beer flavor in there. Would I take it over a normal light beer? Probably. At the very least it has *some* flavor!

10-28-2010 21:15:42 | More by Domingo
Photo of jadejaws


1.2/5  rDev -44.4%

Drank straight from the bottle because unfortunately I was out of anything I could all respectable beer.

Appearance: Pretty much like every other see-through beer that AB makes. Water mixed with a slight bit of urine.

Smell: Couldn't smell hardly anything. I admittedly haven't been able to smell any AB beers in quite some time.

Taste: Water with a splash of lime-aid. Honestly if you are down to this type of beer, it is time to start just drinking water.

Mouthfeel: None. There is no different texture between this and when a weak gas station fountain soda runs out of syrup.

Drinkability: Lesser palates attribute to this brands success. Personally, I will never drink this again unless it is at gunpoint. Absolutely terrible representation of "beer".

Overall: This is pure swill. Water with Lime Koolaid. There is absolutely nothing redeeming about this beer and no one should be drinking this. Credit the terrible prohibition for the rise of this crap.

10-27-2010 04:45:00 | More by jadejaws
Photo of EmericaMoon


2.88/5  rDev +33.3%

Appearance- Its a yellow clear color that doest look that good.

Smell- The smell of this beer isnt to bad. its got that regular light beer smell with a hint of lime.

Taste- Its really not to good. pretty bland with a little taste of lime.

Drinkability- I think that this beer is real easy to drink it just doesnt taste that good.

10-18-2010 04:17:23 | More by EmericaMoon
Photo of beerprovedwright


2.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Poured out of a clear bottle into my chilled pub glass resulting in a two finger head of white foam which bubbled down to a minimal lace. Color is yellow-light amber, rating a 3 on the SRM chart. Smell of lime over corn and malt. Taste much the same as the smell, lime, corn, wheat, malt, and yeast; balance mostly on the lime. Feels watery - flat in my mouth. Not all that impressed with lime juice poured into light beer, but does have a refreshing taste that is welcome when coming in from a hot day. Still for the price there are better beers out there.

10-11-2010 20:32:25 | More by beerprovedwright
Photo of Thorpe429


1.25/5  rDev -42.1%

Pours a bright straw color with visible carbonation and little to no head or lacing. Nose brings forth artificial lime and that's about it. Taste is even worse, and there's no real resemblance to beer. Feel is way overcarbonated and spritzy. Just awful in general. Downright awful

10-08-2010 00:39:31 | More by Thorpe429
Photo of TheKingofWichita

North Carolina

1.55/5  rDev -28.2%

More decent than Bud Light. Poured out of a bottle into typical beer glass.
Straw color, white head, no lacing.
Smells boozy, and of Bud Light (sickly and somewhat disgusting.)
Tastes of booze, watered down beer, and artificial lime additive.
Mouthfeel much too thin even for a light beer.
Drinkable for the unwashed masses.

10-05-2010 02:18:05 | More by TheKingofWichita
Photo of TMoney2591


2.4/5  rDev +11.1%

Served in a Chicago Bears shaker pint glass.

Beer #8 during Swill Tour 2010. It pours a clear pale straw topped by a weak-ass white foamy head. The nose has more fake lime in it than the worst margaritas available on the free market (black market drinks are very nice...I hear...). The taste is limey seltzer water (imbued with fake lime, not British) with a hint of corn syrup. Boo this. The body is too light for its own good, with a light moderate carbonation and a sickly feel. I'm pretty sure there's no good reason to add this kind of lime to any beverage, much less "premium light lager". To reiterate something I've said many times already, boo this.

09-27-2010 21:20:02 | More by TMoney2591
Photo of thagr81us

South Carolina

2.23/5  rDev +3.2%

This one was free! Served from can into a shaker. Poured a golden straw yellow (don't they all?) with a minimal pure white head. There was no lacing evident during this one. The aroma was comprised of lime zest, malt, and pale wheat. The flavor was of malt, wheat, lime juice, and a slight metallic hint. It was light on the palate with mild carbonation. Overall this was wasn't that interesting. Pretty much tastes the same regardless if it was out of a can or a bottle. However, the flavors are a little more pronounced out of the can (this isn't a good thing by the way). I would drink this again, but only if it were given to me or I needed to sober up some...

09-27-2010 12:03:37 | More by thagr81us
Bud Light Lime from Anheuser-Busch
53 out of 100 based on 2,015 ratings.