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Bud Light Golden Wheat - Anheuser-Busch

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Bud Light Golden WheatBud Light Golden Wheat

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623 Ratings

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Ratings: 623
Reviews: 302
rAvg: 2.66
pDev: 26.69%
Wants: 6
Gots: 66 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  4.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 07-28-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Ratings: 623 | Reviews: 302
Reviews by BedetheVenerable:
Photo of BedetheVenerable
3/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: 22oz brown screw-cap bomber; what might be a best-by date, but it's hard to read

Appearance: Hazy medium-dark gold beer; soapy head quickly falls to a meager ring and thin, patchy film. No surprises there really.

Smell: It's like a Blue Moon super-light mixed with your typical adjunct lager sweetness...not offensive, just...not much there

Taste: Tastes just like the aromas...a much, MUCH lighter Blue Moon mixed with some Bud Light. It's crisp and very light with meager hints of orange and coriander. It's definitely better than Bud Light. Does that make it a particularly good Wit? No. But then again, you can't expect it to be; it is what it is.

Mouthfeel: A bit watery, der.

Drinkability: High

Conclusion: Not really surprised by the dullness of this beer, but it's one of the better products AB makes...but that's not exactly high praise. Is there really a niche for a Blue Moon Light? I dunno...

More User Reviews:
Photo of RoyalT
4.05/5  rDev +52.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - This is a beautiful golden wheat in color with a nice head that actually showed some good retention. Best Bud I've seen to date.

Smell - There's an ample wheat aroma here. It's not like a weizen but also not like that nasty American pale wheat ale crap that seems to be all the rage lately. It's raw but very smooth with just a hint of that famous Bud sweetness at the end.

Taste - This has a hearty flavor for a light beer. The wheat is full and again smoothed out like you'd find in a casked ale. I really don't get any spice or even herb flavors but this is good nevertheless.

Mouthfeel - I really enjoyed this aspect of the beer. It's big-bodied for a light beer, not quite medium but hearty for sure. It is incredibly smooth in the cheeks with a modest but velvety carbonation.

Drinkability - This is a great light beer for a cool night. It drinks amazingly well. It's not a hot day thirst-quencher like say the regular Bud Light but more of an easy sipping ale and definitely a good one to pop open when your non-craft beer friends come over.

Photo of brownbeer
2.66/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Exactly what it says it is: but light wheat with citrus peel and coriander.

Not much nose, a little spice. The flavor is the same, not offensive but hard to taste.

The finish is over before it starts.

I'm not really sure if this is Shock-tops nephew or what but I could see some Bud light drinkers getting used to it. It makes Blue Moon seem ballsy.

Photo of Mac19872
2/5  rDev -24.8%

Photo of tohe9384
3/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.03/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #33 (Oct 2009):

Times are a-changing ... the sacred Bud Light has been spun off, again, with a wheat and spiced theme similar to a Witbier, but really this is a Spiced Lager with coriander and citrus peel. Putting all skepticism aside ...

A lot darker than anticipated completely hazed, pale orange amber color with a good two fingers of head. Citrus peel and coriander in the nose, a hint of lemony wheat as well but still all a little faint. Very crisp and smooth with more body that a regular Bud Light--still light, though. Pleasing citrus and coriander with a quick snap of wheat, though the malt is thin throughout. Hops? With the addition of coriander, and the bitterness potential from it, we wouldn't be surprised if there were no hops--or, at the very least, single digit IBUs--but this isn't a hop-centric brew, so it doesn't matter. Exceptionally clean finish, with citric and coriander, that eventually faded away.

Not too shabby, but definitely marketed toward the non-beer drinker, or the light beer drinker, looking for just a bit more than Bud Light. Time will tell if this brand survives in the sea of trendy flavored beers.

Photo of lordofthewiens
2.91/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

After carefully rolling my bottle on the countertop, as shown in the TV ad, I poured the beer into a pint glass. It was a hazy orange color with a small white head. Vaguely sweet aroma. I swear, every Budweiser product I've tried has the same aroma. Mild orange taste, a bit of spice (maybe coriander). Just kind of a bland, ho-hum beer.

Photo of WuAnquo1
2.5/5  rDev -6%

Photo of TimoP
2.5/5  rDev -6%

Photo of Billolick
2.96/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 ounce bottle
Pours medium apricot amber, off white head that tightly knit, decent looking and leaves light scattered lace. Decent enough looking offering brew A.B. Just a hint of fruit and wheat on the nose. Watery brew with a hint of orange, wheat malts. Lawn mower brew, easy drinking, water, lawn mower brew

Photo of tmoreau713
1.5/5  rDev -43.6%

Photo of tigg924
3.4/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: orange/yellow in color, minimal head, medium carbonation, hazy

Smell: citrus with high lemon and some wheat

Taste: orange is the dominant flavor- lemon and wheat are also present

Mouthfeel: smooth, semi-sweet, medium carbonation, light body, very clean

Drinkability:This is a very clean version of a wheat beer and I can see how it would appeal to the masses. Due to its cleaness It is missing a little punch I like to have with this style. Still it is drinkable and I could have three. Not a bad effort, not great either.

Photo of Mora2000
3.5/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a hazy straw color with a white head. The aroma is wheat and lemon with some coriander and orange notes. The flavor is wheat and coriander with a tad bit of orange. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. This is certainly not a great wheat beer, but it is not too bad and certainly much better than regular Bud Light.

Photo of sm0key
3/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of Cavanaghty
2/5  rDev -24.8%

Photo of wattoclone
1.25/5  rDev -53%

Photo of kingcrowing
2.77/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into a tumbler.

Pours a slightly cloudy amber color with no head at all. Nose is a bit fruity and spicy, similar to some belgians.

Pretty impressed here, much less carbonation that other BMC beers, and certainly more flavor. I'm not totally in love with it but it's a good step in the right direction. Much fuller body and warmer mouthfeel than other BMC lagers.

Photo of elBecko
2/5  rDev -24.8%

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.15/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

First off not a bad looking brew we've got on our hands, I have to try everything from the big boys to either keep a healthy level of hate going or appreciate the fact that every once in awhile they can make some decent beer. Pours a beautifully hazed golden orange burst of sunshine with a nice thick off whtie head arising above the rim of my conical shaped glass. Unfiltered wheat beer with decent head retention with Bud Light in the name wow. Aroma is heavy on the citrus peel and takes it pretty easy with the coriander. A nice floral grassiness with the well rounded juicy citrus peel oils flowing, as well as some soft bready yeast notes and sharp citrus sweetness. Flavor is pretty balanced but heavy on the yeast nutty/bready flavor, minimal spices a bit of coriander, with citrus peel and grassy finish. Really not bad a bit of a Blue Moon light. I'm sure this will do okay out there. I can tell there's not actually orange juice in it like Blue Moon this has always been a turn off for me. Mouthfeel is light bodied with a bit more girth due to the yeast sediment, carbonation feels like a bud light some carbonated water with some balls. Drinkability overall is decent very refreshing not something I'd care to keep going back to but I'm glad I didn't pass it by.

Photo of valkyre65
3/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of IchLiebeBierZu
2.5/5  rDev -6%

Photo of frankiepop
2.53/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

The only beer budweiser served that didn't taste like shit. It was all that I could get at the hockey game. I had to drink it out of a paper or plastic cup. I tell you some vendors have no respect for beer. However, the taste was not bitter and refreshing. It had a decent flavor. Mild.

As for music to complement this brew, I suggest ABBA or some disco shit like that. Gettin' caught drinkin' bud is like doing the ugly girl cuz your so horny and your roommate walks in.

I can't remember if they poured the beer from a tap, bottle or can. i doubt it matters.

Photo of goast8127
3/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of sgttibbs
2.5/5  rDev -6%

Photo of richkrull
3.28/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked up on sale for $6 for a 12 pack.

Pours a bit of a hazy straw color. Not much head at all. Smells like wheat with some citrus notes. Taste is pretty much how it smells. Not bad, but leaves a bit be desired. Very easy drinking beer as it's very light-bodied. This beer is alright if the price is right, but there's not a lot to it.

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Bud Light Golden Wheat from Anheuser-Busch
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