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Bud Light Lime - Anheuser-Busch

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Bud Light LimeBud Light Lime

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2,259 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,259
Reviews: 538
rAvg: 2.16
pDev: 37.04%
Wants: 9
Gots: 374 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Light Lager |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-27-2008

Bud Light Lime is brewed using a combination of barley malts, non-malted cereal grains, subtle hopping and natural lime flavor.
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Ratings: 2,259 | Reviews: 538
Photo of techfed87
2.3/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 3

Pours a effervescent head, although it is quick to implode upon itself. Color is a clear pale yellow.

Smell is very sugary-citrus. That and a very sterile smell that's kind of offsetting.

First sip is very lime-like, but still, I'm amazed that that's the overriding flavor. Is it offensive? No. Do I like the taste of lime? Yes. Should I expect something more than slightly malted water with lime water added in? Absolutely!.

If you want something easy to drink with a citrus flavor, then by all means, this beer is for you. Those of you who are interested in actual beer, than I'd recommend something else.

Photo of JesseP09
1.48/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Well, well, well, Bud Light Lime! Here must be the AB marketing meeting discussion: "People like Corona with lime, despite the fact that Corona is glorified Natty Light. So, let's put the lime flavor right in the beer!"

This beer smells rank, is nothing special to look at, feels like hoppy water in your mouth, is not remotely drinkable, and most importantly, has a gross taste that seems to scream: "I am generic and lame!"

Photo of Wasatch
2/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a light yellow color, nice carbonation, small white head, with some sticky lacing left behind. The nose is malty, with some hops, slight caramel. The taste is slightly sweet, malty, slight hop note, some citrus. Light body. Not drinkable, would not buy again.

Photo of GeneralZod
3.14/5  rDev +45.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Clear gold color. Has poor head retention.

Smells just about right, a LIME.

Taste like carbonated lime juice or a corona on lime steroids.

Slippery. very watery and very carbonated.

It's actually drinkable if you like alcoholic lime juice. Probably the best Anheuser product because the lime taste covers up the nasty bud recipe.

Photo of wahhmaster
1.54/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured from a 1 pt. 6 oz. bottle into a Pilsner Urquell pilsner glass.

Appearance: Pours a clear, pale, yellow color with tons of carbonation bubbles. It also has a large, fizzy, white head that dissipates slowly and leaves spotty lacing.

Smell: Barely smells like beer. Smells a lot like lime flavoring and seltzer water. Has a very smell hint of malty sweetness under all the artificial smells.

Taste: Tastes like sparkling lime water. Has a nasty, metallic, lime aftertaste. Blehh...

Mouthfeel: Like really highly carbonated water.

Drinkability: Tastes almost nothing like beer and has very little taste anyway besides metallic lime. This might be nice outside on a hot day but there are still many, many better choices...

Photo of OnThenIn
1.67/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: It is a pale yellow. The beer pours with a finger of white head that dissipates really quickly. Just by looking at it you can tell it has a lot of carbonation.

Smell: It is almost straight lime with the straw smell I associate with light lagers.

Taste: A great deal of fake lime flavor balanced out with a little bit of sweet malt flavor. The finish and lingering flavor was painful.

Mouthfeel: It is medium bodied solely due to the massive amount of carbonation.

Drinkability: This beer was just a total failure. Even the drinkability was shitty due to the heavy amount of carbonation.

Photo of franktheman
3.45/5  rDev +59.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This beer is ok, for a budlight. It has a nice little lime taste to it, that makes it easy to drink! I did not mind it at all! I would have this one before any of the macrobrews, probably because the lime taste covers what really is under! haha Would not recommend this to a friend!

Photo of FreshHawk
1.58/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

A - Light yellow, nearing clear. Little head that disappears quickly.

S - Similar to most other Macros but with a lime scent overpowering it.

T - Similar to other Macros with sweet corn grainy/maltiness with the obvious addition of the lime. The lime is artificial tasting and a bit overly sweet (almost sickly sweet).

M - Light and thin. Lime gives it kind of a stickiness.

D: The lime and sweetness makes it less drinkable than normal Macros.

Notes: Not a big fan of the lime flavor. I don't really like it, but at least it adds some kind of flavor to the traditional Macro. (Whether that's a good thing or not, I'm not sure)

Photo of WwRGSwW
2.37/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Apper- Clear Golden with short lasting head
Smell- Cheap lime flavoring
Taste- Carbonated water with lime juice, and a hint of beer
Mouthfeel- Dry feeling, nothing to pleasant.
Drinkability- you could knock a few of these back if nothing else was available.

Photo of cratez
1/5  rDev -53.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

330ml bottle from my parents' fridge. They had some friends over and Bud Lime was the beer of choice (sigh). Light, clear yellow with almost no head, despite an aggressive pour. Aroma is lime, adjuncts, and Canada Dry Ginger Ale. Uh-oh! I'm in for a soda pop beer! Taste is lime, low calorie club soda, water, and a hollow, contrived sweetness that often appears in soft drinks flavoured with Aspartame. Thin-bodied mouthfeel with lots of carbonation, a sharp bite mid body, and some lime dryness to finish. I can't say this is 'refreshing' because it doesn't taste good. Really just a pop-like beverage that shamefully uses the word 'beer' in its name. A drain pour, and therefore an 'F' in my books.

Photo of kdawg105
3.48/5  rDev +61.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The color is a real light yellow color with medium carbonation. The smell at first is not really that great. The taste is good although the lime does over power the beer. The mouthfeel is good it is light in the mouth and goes down smooth. Drinkablility is decent it goes great with some chips and dip!

Photo of pnkHoody
1.17/5  rDev -45.8%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

At our liquor store, which is situated in a not-so-prosperous part of town, we use a case of Bud Light Lime to prop open the back door. It has never been stolen to date. Empties are regularly stolen. That's all pretty much all the review you need...

Photo of mnrider
2.41/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz. Green Can.

A: Pours a clear light yellow. The head pours large but then turns to nothing as it fizzles out.

S: Does not smell of beer. Lime aroma is not even that fresh smelling.

T/M: Does not taste like beer. I thought I was drinking a soda. Very fizzy and lime is most dominant. Hops and Malts are not there.

D: Not very good at all. Corona and lime i'd much prefer. Although this brew is very easy to drink. not a future purchase for me.


Photo of Luk13
2.69/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

Golden color. Well balanced lime and beer flavor. The aroma is pretty much the same but less enjoyable. Very light body and easy drinking. Pretty good for what it is, beats off corona with or without the lime. I guess this one will be pretty popular, nice job.

Photo of elgiacomo
1/5  rDev -53.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Jun 20, 2009

12oz. bottle. Pours fizzy yellow with a while head. Fake, nasty lime flavor mixed with cheap, nasty light beer. I'd rather drink regular Bud Light, and I hate Bud Light. I'm sure it's a top-notch beer for those that really don't like beer, but really love artificial fruit flavoring.

Photo of Cubsfan1087
2.9/5  rDev +34.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Bud Light Lime isn't anything that is too special. It is simply a very light beer with a strong lime flavor. It's not a terrible beer, it just isn't special. Bud Light Lime is very easy to drink and is something a little different. You would probably be better of just drinking a Mexican beer with a lime in it (Corona, Modelo, ect.).

Photo of kingcrowing
1.95/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle poured into a tumbler.

Pours a very clear yellow with no head at all. Nose is like lots of lime extract, pretty unappealing.

Taste is like corona with a lime in it. But a lot of lime.

This might be good with mexican food, but it's really not good at all.

Photo of realbama
2.33/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3.5

this one, im not so sure about this one. id rather have this than a bud light. the lime taste is just so artificial. but, its drinkable. when it comes to breaking down appearance, smell, blah, blah,.. just not gonna waste my time with it. its a bud light with artificial lime taste.

Photo of MrDanno96
2.48/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours a pale yellow - typical macro beer color. Poured with less than a finger of head that quickly dissipated to almost nothing.

S: Lots of lime and macro malt. That's about it. Smells like a bad margarita.

T: Malts, biscuits, and corn mixed with a large dose of lime. Maybe just a hint of hops in the finish. It's really not that bad, but there is no balance to the flavor. Just an explosion of lime in the midst of macro lager.

M: Light feel with lots of carbonation. A little watery.

D: Despite what lots of fellow BAs say, I don't mind this brew. It's great on a hot summer day. It's by no means a finely crafted brew, but it can be very refreshing. The way I see it, this is a girly drink that men can get away with drinking without getting jeers from our buddies.

Photo of Sammy
1.89/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Bottle pours pale yellow, with some detergent white head, soon dissapearing. Unpleasant cheesy beer aroma, with some lime. Taste is on lighter side, astringent taste, with some lime. Could not get down more than a couple of sips. Nasty, but was expecting even worse.

Photo of Billolick
2.57/5  rDev +19%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

$8.88 for a cold sixer at my local gas station. What is that saying on the back of one of my tee shirts? something about "Fizy yellow beer is for wussies" Well this 12 ounce bottle pours and the first thing that comes to mind is Fizzy yellow beer! Light yellow, clear, near white heat that quickly departs, no lace, no film, no nada of interest...artificial lime smell, thin taste of lightest of malts, faint hop dryness in the finish. Goes down easy, moderate citrus note...would work as a quaffer on a hot day...best I can say is "lawn mower beer"

Photo of AdvocateFan
1.96/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

The short story is that this beer tastes almost exactly like Fruit Loops cereal. The lime flavor does not feel "natural" but instead very extract-like. Really one of the worst beers I've ever tasted, and evidence of a disturbing trend--and I've actually warmed up to having a regular BudLight here and there. Not snobbery, this is just gross.

Photo of twi1609372
2.07/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Not good. Thats the simple summary. The carbonation is soda like and is not reminiscent of beer. The lime is again not lime like and is flagrantly artificial tasting. The artificial lime overpowers the weak flavor of the bud light. This is far from the worst beer ever made, it can be drank, but I see little reason anyone would really want to.

Photo of rfgetz
2.47/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Light, but clean golden straw color. Smells a very light bread scent with a hint of lime. Taste is watry, lightly white bready with a hint of real lime. Sprtizy and light. Meh... doesnt do anything for me, but doesnt offend.

I dont want to hijack my own review with a
comparison to other lime beers, namely Miller Chill, but i feel i must. While Miller Chill actually does a litle something for me with its somewhat confectionary and artificial salty/limey taste, this beer is just a weak light beer with a hint of lime. Id almost rather pull the faux pas of putting a lime wedge in a slightly more flavorable beer.

Photo of natelocc787
2.63/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5

Pale golden pour with a white spritzy head. All lime and faint hops in the aroma. The taste is very limey. Minimal hop presence and by that I mean look real hard and you might detect them. Some alcohol and lime soda character. Very much like a lime ginger ale. I found this beer to be too sweet, to the point of eroding ones teeth enamel. Still it was very refreshing and went down fast and easy. If nothing else was around I wouldn't mind throwing a whole six of these back. Not the type of beer you look forward to, but very drinkable and I believe that was Budweiser's intention. Just drink it cold because all desire for this one is gone when it warms up.

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Bud Light Lime from Anheuser-Busch
53 out of 100 based on 2,259 ratings.