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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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BA SCORE
64
poor

615 Ratings
THE BROS
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okay

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Ratings: 615
Reviews: 303
rAvg: 2.67
pDev: 26.59%
Wants: 5
Gots: 38 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Anheuser-Busch visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  4.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 07-28-2009)
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Photo of spazx
5/5  rDev +87.3%

spazx, Apr 09, 2014
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5/5  rDev +87.3%

Beerboi1123, Mar 01, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +68.5%

jaredtp, Sep 19, 2014
Photo of Mitchster
4.3/5  rDev +61%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours out to a cloudy light amber forming a tall white head with excellent retention and nice lacing. Medium carbonation. The aroma is quite nice actually...orange and coriander, with a very light pale malt, wheat and rice background, some faint spicy hops, and an exceptional clean ferment. The mouthfeel is crisp and clean with a very light body. The taste is quite good. Orange and coriander with very mild bitterness. Exceptionally drinkable....slam-able even.

I actually really enjoyed this beer. I think it's a perfect thirst quencher, very light, tasty and clean. I don't care that it's not complex. It's not supposed to be. I could see myself drinking a pitcher of this stuff. Recommended.

Mitchster, Oct 09, 2009
Photo of emwild12
4.25/5  rDev +59.2%

emwild12, Aug 09, 2013
Photo of jrock85
4.2/5  rDev +57.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Smells slightly spicy, citrus and corriander scent lingers slightly. Tastes good for a budweiser product, my favorite bud beer for sure. Has slight spiciness and easy drinkability to it, good for colder days when you want to drink more than a few. Goes down smooth and has no after-taste to speak of. Very light in color for a wheat beer/witbier. I would recomend this beer. Good when wanting to just catch a buzz and drink 8 or 10 beers.

jrock85, Nov 06, 2010
Photo of cgstarry
4.2/5  rDev +57.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This is a very good light beer. Especially for fans of wheat beers who are planning to be standing at the end of the night or are watching their caloric intake.

A - Very good. Just what it should be. Hazy copper with a 3/4" head that fades to a nice skim and leaves some lace as you go.

S - Fresh and citrus. Light and refreshing.

T - Light, but very good for what it is intended to be. A light beer with some flavor and character.

M - Smooth and pleasant. Carbonation is just right.

D - Awesome. Had six of these last night over the course of three hours while watching Favre and the Vikings pound the Packers. Got up at the end of the game and felt great. The residual yeast in the bottle also helps your body metabolize the alcohol out of your system so woke up feeling great as well.

Overall this is a very nice light beer. I will definitely have some around for the times when I want a decent beer but don't want to be too aggressive with the booze.

cgstarry, Oct 06, 2009
Photo of davidaubrey
4.13/5  rDev +54.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

Poured into a pint glass. The color is orange and the taste is sweet. The coriander balances the fruit flavors well and keeps the malt from allowing the flavor from being too sweet. The only criticism I have is that the carbonation was lacking; for a light beer like this I would expect strong carbonation. That said, for a macro brew & a light-beer: this beer is disappointingly delicious.

davidaubrey, Aug 21, 2010
Photo of snlvry33
4.13/5  rDev +54.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Tried this beer for the first time at a bar. Wasn't sure what to expect from another AB bud light extension.

A: Poured into a glass this beer had a nice golden color, cloudy from being unfiltered, with a healthy white foam that slowly settled to provide lacing on the glass. Impressed. It looks good.

S: Aroma of citrus (orange peel) and spice with slight wheat character.

T: Slightly sweet with a well rounded light bitterness, trace citrus tartness, clean finish that is slightly drying. It makes you want to take another sip.

M: This is definitely a light beer. Keeping that in mind I was satisfied with the body. For 118 calories there is a lot of taste.

D: I could definitely drink 6 of these in one sitting. This is a session beer, not for a sipper.

Overall I was very impressed with this offering from AB. For a mainstream product this could definitely convert some "macro" drinkers to enjoy heavier crafts. If I was in the mood to drink 10 beers in a night (which I do on occasion), this would definitely be in the line-up.

snlvry33, Oct 07, 2009
Photo of hockeyhead
4.1/5  rDev +53.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

bought for 5.99 cant go wrong new here we go
poured into standard pint glass
A: pours copper orange hazy hugh with a fasti dissipating large bubbly head
S: lots or corriander and orange come through maybe little bit of wheat malt but not much not bad smell though
T: not bad stats off little bit of orange than strong corriander taste and finishes like budlight with a lingering wheaty taste not bad for A.B. though
M: besides the taste the mouthfeel is the same as regular budlight very watery and carbinated
D: this is good for the macro and unique cause i can pound alot of these and not get full and thats why im going to get these instead of regular budlight

hockeyhead, Oct 15, 2009
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4.1/5  rDev +53.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Ah, I knew beer snobs would fall all over themselves to slam this beer. We all need to be open minded. This is a well crafted beer. Light but a little tangy. Subtle and tastefully done. I'll bet the quality control at A-B beats any microbrew, so you can count on every one tasting the same.

I might be nice to get a stonger flavor, but they hit a very good balance between hops, malt, citrus, etc. This is a very good light beer. Recommended. Good breakfast beer (tailgating).

schoolboy, Nov 21, 2009
Photo of RoyalT
4.05/5  rDev +51.7%
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.

RoyalT, Dec 01, 2009
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4/5  rDev +49.8%

lumpy1126, Dec 14, 2011
Photo of jod24
4/5  rDev +49.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at a wild buffalo wings....

Appearence- Light Orange color

Smell- light sense of a pale ale

taste- awesome taste once the beer settles

mouthfeel- once its goes down my mouth, it grabs my attention

Drinkabilty- goes down smooth and easy to enjoy the flavor

jod24, Jul 01, 2010
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4/5  rDev +49.8%

PJHARRISON, Dec 07, 2011
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4/5  rDev +49.8%

Jared-Gustin, Jun 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +49.8%

randall7942001, Feb 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev +49.8%

StaindProject86, Mar 10, 2012
Photo of BEERME528
4/5  rDev +49.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I have never really had a desire to try this, but I saw it on tap at a bar, and gave it a shot. The appearance was not too shabby. A nice little head of foam that stuck around for a while, and a pretty orange-ish color. I took my first sip and was stunned, "is this really a bud light brand?" After not caring too much for Bud Light Lime, I wasn't sure what to expect. I had no idea that it would offer the orange/citrus flavor. The golden wheat name and bottle do not really hint at these flavors. I think it tastes great and I plan to keep some in my fridge at all times. The flavor actually reminded me of another AB product, that being Shock Top. It smelled fresh and went down smooth.

BEERME528, Aug 08, 2011
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4/5  rDev +49.8%

touchmeimsac, Nov 20, 2011
Photo of Beerislife652854
4/5  rDev +49.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Translucent orange body with a 1/2 inch thick head that lasts for a while before fading to a ring.

S - Citrus, some sweet spice notes.

T - Very crisp and mild. More hops than malt.

M - A good amount of carbonation, not watery like other light beers.

D - This one has a bit more density than other light beers. Still, very drinkable.

If I had a choice of any light beers, I would probably choose this one.

Beerislife652854, Mar 01, 2010
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4/5  rDev +49.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The other reviews are all dead on. To sum, it is a very good product compared to bud light....has some flavor and a little bite at least....It's not a very good beer but for it's category of macro brew, it's better than normal Bud Light...

The A+ for it is that my girlfriend will drink it....She hates beer....so if you are in the same boat as me, try feeding her some of this one...even if you feel like like less of a man in the check out line with this one...

Adamthome1, Dec 18, 2009
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3.95/5  rDev +47.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer is unique to wheat beers I have tasted before. While a slight level below the average, it is better than expected from a Bud Light line. Maybe this is the benefit we have been waiting for after the sale to IBEV. NO visible lacing on the glass but a nice head. Something I wasn't expecting from a Bud Light. The smell is close to that of Blue Moon. I enjoy this beer compared to availability in a small town and pricing due to it mot being a craft or import. Maybe this beer will broaden the horizon of beer drinkers with a previously narrow mind. After all, isn't that our final goal!

cokeomo, Oct 03, 2009
Photo of HockeytownBrew
3.95/5  rDev +47.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass.

A: Pours a hazy amber color. Nice two finger width head that fades before too long, leaving behind pretty minimal lacing.

S: A pleasant grainy scent with hints of citrus and coriander with hints of wheat.

T: Very similar to the scent. Flavors of grain and wheat with citrus. A nice hint of spice as well. Pretty similar to Blue Moon.

M: Light body. Pretty moderate carbonation.

D: This is an easy one to drink. A step above Bud Light.

Pretty good choice. Better than what I was expecting.

HockeytownBrew, Oct 30, 2011
Photo of CheckMate
3.9/5  rDev +46.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz brown bottle obtained at Hannaford's Supermarket in Derry, NH. pours a murky dark golden liquid with a half inch of off white head. scents of citrus, wheat and malt. tastes of malt, spice, and citrus. ample carbonation. light and refreshing, and it actually tastes like something (IMO). I am impressed.

Cheers!

CheckMate, Oct 02, 2009
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Bud Light Golden Wheat from Anheuser-Busch
64 out of 100 based on 615 ratings.