Bud Light Lime - Anheuser-Busch

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Reviews: 530
Hads: 2,349
rAvg: 2.38
pDev: 30.25%
Wants: 11
Gots: 485 | FT: 0
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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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Photo of anon
1.37/5  rDev -42.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

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. (505 characters)

Photo of BeerWithMike
2.61/5  rDev +9.7%
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. (499 characters)

Photo of yeastlovehoppiness_greg
1.67/5  rDev -29.8%
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 (268 characters)

Photo of KYGunner
2.1/5  rDev -11.8%
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. (641 characters)

Photo of Gmann
2.6/5  rDev +9.2%
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. (745 characters)

Photo of ricchezza
2.35/5  rDev -1.3%
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. (286 characters)

Photo of Eddie_Padilla
2.94/5  rDev +23.5%
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. (252 characters)

Photo of jngrizzaffi
2.4/5  rDev +0.8%

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. (461 characters)

Photo of Beric
2.73/5  rDev +14.7%
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). (1,408 characters)

Photo of gtp537
2.74/5  rDev +15.1%
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. (261 characters)

Photo of Kelsiemoeller
3.4/5  rDev +42.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A- Yellow and fizzy as expected with an overly tall 3" pure white head which quickly fades to a tiny layer. Lots of little carbonation bubbles and brilliantly clear make this beer look somewhat appetizing.

S- Definitely sweet sugar and lime, like a margarita and a beer. Overall it smells like a lime beer, as it should...

T- Light in flavor, there's a little lime taste when drinking, then the lime flavor is more present in the aftertaste. The beer character had a bit of sweetness in the middle.

M- Very thin and watery. Lots of carbonation make it a quick and easy drinker, like it should be, but it feels like drinking lime water more than lime beer in some ways.

D- This beer certainly surprised me. I am not a fan of bud light but this seems to cover up the off flavors with a moderately enjoyable lime characteristic. If I was going to drink a lot of beers on a summer day I wouldn't mind this being one or two of them. (932 characters)

Photo of GreesyFizeek
1.31/5  rDev -45%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

Pours a pale golden yellow, with a small fizzy head and no lacing.

Smells like lime juice and a frat room basement.

Tastes pretty similar. Just too artificial and fake tasting of a lime flavor. Cloying and shitty.

Light bodied, high carbonation.

This isn't good, but you probably expected that. (298 characters)

Photo of dopehousex3
2.06/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This beer is just plain nasty, the taste is just horrible. The beer taste its kinda sour in my opinion and it has a bitter taste at the same time. I do not recommend this beer to anyone, Bud Light is bad enough but who ever decided to add lime should be fired. My advice avoid and save your money. (297 characters)

Photo of Serick507
1.77/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Served from a bottle into an 11oz tasting glass.

A: clear, light yellow/ golden with a few bubbles, white head dissipated quickly

S: artificial citrus lime, tiny amount of bread and grain

T: artificial citrus lime flavor up front, crisp bud light type dry finish

M: Light and watery

O: For light beers it's an interesting spin, very drinkable, maybe nice for hot weather or a barbeque. For the style I would say it's maybe a bit above avg. For all beer it's just a bit to artificial and dull. I feel like I've tasted it before in other light beers. (558 characters)

Photo of djjacobsen
1.93/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Piss colored appearance. Smell is over the top of pale lager and artificial lime juice. No complexity and has adjunct pale lager written all over it. Mouthfeel is so quick and bubbly and dry in the worst way. This is one for the women. Stay away at all cost (257 characters)

Photo of NovoAleMan
2.39/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Probably the best selection from the Bud family. That's not saying much though.

Appearance: light, yellow, pale. Like most light beers.

Smell: the lime is very noticeable. It is actually a decent smelling beer, nothing to write home about, but it's acceptable.

Taste: the lime overpowers the beer, normally a crying shame, but since it is Bud Light, it works to the beer's favor. It also is acceptable.

Mouthfeel: It goes down very well for a Budweiser beer.

Overall: an average beer, good for social occasions, but I wouldn't drink this for the taste. Very "meh". (569 characters)

Photo of Quanz_Kitty
3.62/5  rDev +52.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On a budget, this is my pick! I understand it goes against what I believe a beer should be made out of or even taste like, but I am obsessed with lime, so this was my choice at bars! Otherwise, I'd rather not choose an Anheuser-Busch beer at all. The only beef I have about this beer is it is more than likely processed with high fructose corn syrup. =/ (353 characters)

Photo of hdf561
3.67/5  rDev +54.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Don't know why but I LOVE THIS BEER!!!! Was very reluctant to try it as I looked at it as a "chick" beer. Tried it at a friends house and have been hooked ever since.

Now that's its winter have back off it a little but this is a great summer beer refreshing not filling and the lime taste is just right. Most hate on all American adjunct lagers but if they just judged this beer on what it is a light refreshing summer beer made to get you drunk then this beer would have an entire different rating.

Give it a shot especially on a hot summer day, ball game or other out door event (584 characters)

Photo of BarryMFBurton
1.92/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

I really don’t know why I’m reviewing this…I know I won’t like it. Still, it’s free beer, so what the hell.

A: Very pale yellow with a fizzy, white head. Looks a little greasy, the body sucking down the foam to leave no retention; very thin lacing. Typical BMC look.

S: Fake lime and vegetable grains, more like an air freshener than something I’d like to drink. Wheaty, corn-like aromas without an ounce of hops, just that Sprite-like fruit character maintaining the brightness. About what I expected.

T: Hell, the lime actually tastes fresh, even though it really doesn’t fit with a light lager. Leafy grain, like green tea, but mostly chewy corn and vegetal for the body (just like you’d expect from Bud). Finishes with some mineral/chemical aftereffects, not totally unappetizing. Not good, but pretty drinkable.

M: Thin and noticeably greasy – feels like a Bud. Settles with a little sour pucker from the lime, but it’s mostly just dull, frothy wateriness.

O: Fruit in beer seems to be something people do whenever they “don’t like beer” because all they’ve ever had is the fizzy yellow stuff; nothing against them (I feel like most beer geeks were BMC consumers first), but I’m not a fan. Imagine that? (1,243 characters)

Photo of JamesHenjum
2.69/5  rDev +13%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: Very pale see though gold. Soapy white head.

S: Smells like bud light with lime in it. Nothing surprising.

T: This was surprising. It doesn't have the offensive bitter taste regular Bud has. The sweet and sour from the lime balance out the beer nice. It is actually a very nice refreshing light beer.

M: Very carbonated. Watery.

O: Much better than regular bud light. Im not sure why I liked it as much as I did. Probably because I was super thirsty, but it hit the spot. (478 characters)

Photo of BEERMILER12
2.38/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This has been in the fridge for a while after being left over from a party. Figured why not. So here it goes.

A: Pours a clear yellow color with a small head that fizzles out within seconds

S: Citrus, lime, sweetness. Not too bad actually

T: Starts off sweet with a pronounced lime citrus kick. Goes into some bready malts with more adjunct sweetness. Finishes like water

M: Light bodied with high carbonation. Is this beer or lemon-lime soda with beer in it?

O: For what it is, this is actually not bad at all. No real adjunct flavors or aromas (probably masked by the lime) which makes this rather easy to drink especially given the fact that it is 4.2% and doesn't have too many beer-like qualities. I guess that might be the problem though... no BEER qualities (769 characters)

Photo of Lemke10
2.69/5  rDev +13%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

I got a 12pk can of this at Woodman’s in Janesville, WI. Don’t judge me, it was damn near free after rebate lol.

Pours a clear pale yellow hue with an average head mainly because I pour this as viciously as possible to get a head. Some cheap grains and lime are evident in the scent. Drinks fairly weakly with very little volume or texture. At least it lives up to the “lime” name and has a decent lime flavor. Leaves a slight lime after taste and that’s about it. A glorified version of what I refer to as “beer flavored water.” (545 characters)

Photo of Bierwolf
2.33/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

12 ounce bottle poured into a pilsener.

Appearance: Clear, pale yellow however there were some very small particles of something floating around in the glass. Fizzy foam that leaves a very thin fizzy layer on top of the beer. Some nice bubbles rising up from the bottom.

Smell: Lemon lime kind of like a 7-Up. A little fruity; a little like the inside of a wet barn.

Taste: Lemon lime again like a 7-Up excepy with a little alcohol bite.

Mouth Feel: Thin, dry with a bite on the tongue.

Overall: Good drink for a hot summer day if you want something fruity with a slight kick. (581 characters)

Photo of DavoleBomb
2.08/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured into a pils glass from a 24 oz. can.

2.5 A: Clear, pale yellow color. Three fingers of fizzy white head that falls quickly and leaves no lacing. It crackles like soda too.

2.0 S: Wow, this has a lot more lime than I was expecting. It smells more like ginger ale with lime than beer with lime. That's about all I can say about it. That said, I like the smell more than Bud Light, but that's probably because it doesn't smell like Bud Light.

2.0 T: Tastes like lime ginger ale as well. Really, this is missing all taste of beer. As a drink overall, it isn't bad, but it's a horrible beer. I wasn't sure how to score it, so I think what I'm giving it is fair.

2.5 M: This has a decent mouthfeel for ginger ale, so it works on that front. Otherwise it is light bodied with too much carbonation and reasonably smooth.

2.0 D: Calling Bud Light a beer is a stretch, but this can and never should be called beer. It shouldn't even be allowed to be reviewed on this site. Drink this if you are burnt out on beer I guess. (1,023 characters)

Photo of TheRealBigC
2.17/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Surprisingly, a better alternative to bud light. At least this one tastes like SOMETHING. The lime flavor is very obviously artificial, like a diet soda, so it's maybe not as "tasty" as a Corona with lime added, but it's something you can stomach. The carbonation has a nice bite which really helps the style. If you're stuck between bud light or bud light lime, and the water is bad, this is the obvious choice. (412 characters)

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