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Bud Light Lime | Anheuser-Busch

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Bud Light LimeBud Light Lime

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Missouri, United States | website

Style: Light Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

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.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-27-2008

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Photo of jaredtp
3.75/5  rDev +62.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The bud light lime is actually a good beer. It is like a bud light with lime flavor added to it. Tou can actually taste the lime flavor on the beer. The color is like a clear golden color. The smell pf the beer is actually pretty good as well. For an every day beer this is a good beer.

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Photo of hophugger
2.94/5  rDev +27.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

This is your typical taste, look and aroma. What I think sets this one apart is the lime flavor that is added. The line is more natural than fake and adds great improvement to the bud lite itself. I would recommend drinking this beer very cold because as the temperature rises, the flavor becomes slightly skunky and undesirable. Keep it cold and this is a nice refreshing beverage

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Photo of MSUEmilie
2.96/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Though I wouldn't call this a quality beer, I'd never turn one of these down out on a boat on a sunny day.

It's extremely light in color as you'd expect from Bud Light with little to no head and no lacing.

It smells like someone took a bud light and squeezed lime juice into it... because someone probably did.

The taste isn't bad. I like lime and think it's a very refreshing flavor and this isn't a bad lime beer.

The mouthfeel is watery and nothing to write home about.

This is an okay summer boating beer that's watery mouthfeel actually lends itself to it's drinkability. On a hot summer day out on the boat I think this is a nice alternative to a fuller bodied beer would fill you up. Though any other time... not the greatest beer.

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Photo of phartman133
2.49/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

Pours a small head. If you are a fan of drinking beer with a lime in it, you may enjoy this beer. It is an alright alternative than actually cutting a lime and sticking it into your beer. I would say it is more for the summer, so crack one open on a hot summer day

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Photo of DavidGross
1/5  rDev -56.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

A - very light yellow, almost clear
S - gagging fake lime
T - horrible, mix of artificial lime and bud lite
M - very watery
O - glad i only had a drink of this. It was horrible.
My buddy drinks this for breakfast at the Spring Bristol race and I took a hit. was gut wrenching, no matter what time of day. I would rate this less than 1.0 if available.

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Photo of TheOneCleanHippy
1/5  rDev -56.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This barely qualifies as beer to begin with. What little taste there is to be had is a disgusting slightly lime taste that leaves a horrible tangy feeling in your mouth afterwards. The rest is just watery. The massive carbonation attempts to hide the fact that this beer literally tastes like urine but fails completely to do so. Everything about this beer is unpleasant and I am genuinely amazed that anyone buys it.

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Photo of Fatehunter
2.65/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Pours one finger of head on a one clear, light yellow colored body.
The aroma is lots of lime. Like a lime Slurpee.
The taste is quite limey too. Not a hint of a beer flavor in there. It's not too sweet either.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
It doesn't taste bad, it just doesn't taste like beer. It's an alcoholic lime drink.

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Photo of nicholas2121
2.49/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Bud Light Lime brewed by Anheuser-Busch. This brew pours out a nice amber color. There is little to no head to this brew, but it is white head. This beer smells like 7 UP or other lemon lime pop or soda on the market. The taste is the same as the smell but flat lemon lime pop or soda. I thought there would be more to this brew but there is not. If you like lemon lime soda or pop you my like this. Nothing special about this brew. Over all I'm giving this brew a 2.5 out of 5.

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Photo of Retroman40
2.84/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I bought this in a 25 ounce (one extra ounce promotion) can that AB/InBev is selling right now for my beer can collection. Poured it into a chilled pint glass.

A - Pretty standard macro lager pale yellow with a big but fleeting head that retreated to slight lacing throughout.

S - The lime dominated the smell with a faint hint of cereal.

T - This is closer to Sprite or 7-Up than beer. Surprisingly it is quite refreshing.

M - Very sweet and watery - like a soda.

O - Had this with homemade Mexican food and it wasn't that bad. I could see this (at the right price of course) as being a great "lawnmower" or other manual labor on a hot day type beer. The low alcohol content certainly makes it a candidate for mass consumption but I have to wonder if you'd tire of the lime flavor.

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Photo of epim00
1.71/5  rDev -26%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.75

Is lime that hard to cut? This just doesn't seem like much of an added value. I've lived in cold climates, and lime is still available pretty much year round. No matter how awful the fruit looks, it's gotta be better than what Bud or InBev synthesizes.

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Photo of a0lbudman
3.21/5  rDev +39%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A-pale gold color with a white head that leaves some lace
S-lime and sweet grain smell
T-sweet grain with lime that leaves a slight tart lime aftertaste
M-light body
O-tonight is light lager night. I like the idea that real limes are used with this beer. So it is a Bud Light that has real limes in it. I have to say it taste better with e lime in it.

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Photo of angrybabboon
2.16/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Received a bottle of this from someone who was cleaning/closing up a lake house for the winter. Cheers?

Review adapted from notes taken 11/2/13

Appearance: Crystal clear golden yellow - might even have some more color than Bud Light - unexpectedly low carbonation (shocking for an A-B) product, fades to virtually no head, no lacing

Smell: More or less smells exactly like the label of the beer would suggest - this is Bud Light with some sweetened lime juice - extremely pale, extremely light malts and grains at the base, not much going on - the lime aroma is far from subtle, it's very much in your face (or up your nose, whatever) - kind of like real, sweetened lime juice, and kind of artificial, like some kind of sugary, fake lime syrup you'd dump on a snow cone or lime Jello- regardless of the characteristics of the "lime," it's decidedly sweet - not terrible, assuming you like lime

Taste: Bud Light with a squirt of lime syrup - not much else to say - extremely pale malts, light corn, light grains, and some sugar - tons of lime - sweetened lime juice and artificial lime syrup, as the smell suggested - somewhat candy-like overall, but unexpectedly not disgusting (I wouldn't call it "good" though)

Mouthfeel: Legitimately better than Bud Light - light body, mostly clean and crisp - reasonable amount of carbonation - drinkable if you can handle the lime

Overall: Considering how many things are wrong with this beer, it could definitely be worse

This is not an abomination. In some ways, it's actually more interesting than Bud Light. While Bud Light has no flavor, this at least has some lime. Above all, I'm curious why this beer still exists. Does this appeal to people looking for that "OMG drinking Corona with lime is like I'm really on the beach" demographic? I wish that demographic didn't exist. On a related note, I would rather drink this than Corona (lime or not). Or does this appeal to the "I'm underage and I don't like beer but this doesn't taste like beer LOL" crowd? Whatever. One thing is certain: I now really need to review the masterpiece known as Bud Light Lime-A-Rita.

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Photo of BucannonXC5
3.37/5  rDev +45.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Frosty pint glass
From: Walmart in Fayetteville, N.C.
Price: N/A
Purchased: N/A
Consumed: Oct. 15, 2013
Misc.: My younger brother bought a 12-pack

Poured a honey golden clear color with 1-to-2 fingers of off-white head. Minimal lacing on the sides of the glass. Almost no retention, but lots of bubbles.

Smelled lime zest, pine, soapy, honey and some caramel malts.

Tasted similar to the nose, not too potent. Lime zest, pine, less soapy than the smell, kiwi, light tropical notes and faint caramel.

Light body. Thin texture. Average-to-soft carbonation. Abrupt, clean, refreshing finish.

I’ve had this beer many times but this was my first time rating it. It wasn’t too bad I have to say. Dare I say I enjoyed it?

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Photo of rjcohen
2.95/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Like many other people here, I won't give a detailed review, but I will share some of my general thoughts on this beer.

Bud Light Lime is one of my primary guilty pleasure beers. I don't enjoy Bud Light or Budweiser or most of the other mass-produced cheap beers, and BLL is not a great beer either. What makes it moderately enjoyable is that it really doesn't even taste like beer at all (and I enjoy the flavor of beer of course, but if BLL did taste like beer, it would be Bud Light, and nobody wants that.)

The lime flavor in BLL is overpowering, and it's not too bad - it does taste like lime, not too artificial. Drinking BLL is definitely not a deep beer-drinking experience, but if I ever do want something cheap, or something to just get me a little drunker, it is one of the first things I will reach for, although because the flavor is so strong, it's tough to have a lot of it in one go, but I suppose once you're drunk enough you can get a regular cheapo lager and not tell the difference.

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Photo of mikethebeerguy
2.59/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

When you pour milk in your fruitloops and eat all the fruitloops, you have fruity milk left over to drink. When you pour bud light in your fruitloops and eat all your fruitloops you have bud light lime left to drink. I know a lot of very smart and respectable people who really like this brew, but I'm not one of the. I would not recommend this beer.

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Photo of anon
1/5  rDev -56.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Well, it was in a can, so couldn't see much! I'd expect it to pretty much be average piss color.

Not much to say about the smell; average, some sort of lime-ish scent. Nothing special at all. Taste was okay (at first), but seemed very artificial, and became far too overpowering after a few drinks. Was expecting a subtle lime taste, but definitely not the case here. Awful. Not sure if the can had something to do with this, but I'll possibly have to review this again later after trying it in a bottle.

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Photo of BeerWithMike
2.61/5  rDev +13%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Sampled on 9/1/13. Chilled down to 36 degrees in my beer cooler. Poured into a pool ball pilsner glass.Pours a golden-yellow with a small foamy head. Very little lacing was seen. LOTS of bubbles were seen rising up from the bottom of the glass, due to excessive carbonation. The aroma is of some grain and lime. The taste is of mostly lime, which covers up the grain flavor actually. A bit much and more so that the 'Miller Chill" that I had earlier. Was water-down and doesn't taste like real lime.

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Photo of yeastlovehoppiness_greg
1.67/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

This beer is pretty terrible. if you can call it beer. It smells like laundry soap. Seriously, that is the first thing i thought when I smelled it. It's light and fizzy like most other american mass produced beers. It's about as smooth as water if you call that smooth

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Photo of KYGunner
2.1/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Poured into a pint it had excessive carbonation around the glass and a strange green tint in color. The head was strong, thick and mounted well but was lost quickly in the pop of carbonated bubbling.

The scent is somewhat artificial but all sweet lime. Almost unnatural in aroma it's a lot like the lime shaped lime juice dispensers you get at the grocery store.

The taste is a lot of lime and holds no real beer qualities. Absent of malt, grain or even adjuncts this is a lot of lime.

The feel is very crisp from all the carbonation and is super easy. The problem on feel is that it carries the unnatural lime sourness through the taste.

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Photo of Gmann
2.6/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Pours an extremely pale straw color with a short wispy white head that settles into mere nothingness

The aroma is of sweet lime. Similar to what you would find in a powdered lime-aide mix. Some light grain aroma as well.

The taste is of lime. It's quite strong and not as sweet as in the aroma. The lime covers up a lot of the flaws in the base beer. The vegetal flavors seem masked and only a light grainy flavor comes through. Tastes like a lime spritzer.

The feel is light with fizzy carbonation. Sweet on the palate but finishes a tad dry. Might work well as a palate cleanser.

I like it better than Bud Light. The lime does add a refreshing character to it. The lime flavor can get cloying so I would only drink as a palate cleanser.

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Photo of ricchezza
2.35/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

The beer pours a very transparent straw yellow; almost no visible carbonation and leaves no lacing in the glass.

This drink is all lime in aroma and flavor. Almost candy-like as it doesn’t have a natural lime tartness/sourness; it’s a touch syrupy. No malt or hop character at all.

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Photo of Eddie_Padilla
2.94/5  rDev +27.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Since when did miller lite change their name to bud light lime? Was there suppose to be lime flavor in it? Because it had not even a hint of lime. But enough about that, it's not bad, but I'll just order a miller lite next time I go to that restaurant.

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Photo of jngrizzaffi
2.4/5  rDev +3.9%

Appearance - 2.75
Aroma - 2.5
Taste - 2.25
Mouthfeel - 2.5
Overall - 2.5

Pours clear yellow color with 2 finger width carbonated head. Head retention and lacing are virtually non-existent. Lime predominates the aroma. Nothing special there. Very light malty taste up front followed by a watered down limeade aftertaste and spicy bitterness. Light and refreshing for a hot summer day by the pool, but there are literally thousands of better beers for this.

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Photo of Beric
2.73/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Serving: Can, from the can
Served: April 2013

Going from memory on this one.

Appearance: I had this from the can, but a friend of mine poured three into a German Maßkrug and went to town. Looks like a sort of sickly pale yellow. Not very appealing. No head to speak of (but is it even supposed to have a head?).

Smell: Smells heavily of lime, with a bit of 'beery' bitterness mixed in for good measure.

Taste: This one isn't supposed to taste like 'beer' so I won't even go there. For what it is, it isn't bad. It's basically like a cheap version of Corona and Lime, with the cheap beer and lime already mixed together. Except you don't need to pay import prices on this one! Yay! Tastes like lime juice with some beer bitterness thrown in to keep you sucking down on those cans.

Mouthfeel: Mega-carbonated, kind of like a soda. Makes you forget that you're drinking something pretty thin.

Overall: For what it is, this does the job. I'd rather be drinking one of these than the traditional Corona and Lime during a party or something, primarily because the effect is basically the same, and this one is cheaper. A good party drink if you're having lots of people over who don't like beer-beer. Not something I'd pick up on my own, but for what it is, it's refreshing and dangerously drinkable (but not in a traditional 'beer' kind of way- more like a soda or hard-lemonade that's bitter sort of way).

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Photo of gtp537
2.74/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Overall, a well crafted beer for what it is. It is a very refreshing beer. THe balance of sweet malt and lime is good. Neither overpower. The aftertaste of lime is also a nice touch. I was happily surprised by the brew. It will be good on a very hot summer day.

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Bud Light Lime from Anheuser-Busch
56 out of 100 based on 545 ratings.