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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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586 Ratings

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Ratings: 586
Reviews: 303
rAvg: 2.68
pDev: 26.12%
Wants: 5
Gots: 17 | 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:
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 JohnFatAss

New Jersey

3.13/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Better than most light beers, but not as good as the Wheat beers I have had in the past.

Considering this is a Bud Light product, it is actually pretty good.

It has a slightly hazy orange color. The head faded away to nothing very quickly and left no lacing.

Not much of a smell, I had a hard time smelling anything.

For a light beer, it has a little flavor. Some orange comes through.

It is lightly carbonated, and has a watery mouthfeel.

I just had another one of these and need to re-evaluate my review.

This is one damn refreshing brew. Goes great with spicey food. I know there are better beers out there than this, but what a step up from the regular Bud Light.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2011 01:57:58 | More by JohnFatAss
Photo of DUBinMIA


2.93/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Served in a pub glass from a bottle.

Very pale straw yellow color, hazy but filtered look

no aroma noted

water like very light bodied

taste and looks like water.... however better than most would give credit to seeing how its bud. no head... i hear its very hard to make though and they get it the same every time... i guess that is one positive... oh and they do have good commercials!!!

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2011 00:07:45 | More by DUBinMIA
Photo of tjsmith910


2.48/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A lot better than just Bud light but still lacking the rest of the competition for this style of product. The mouthfeel was a bit on the refreshing side but not the smoothest wheat beer Ive had. The taste was only a small hint of orange. The apperance was a golden wheat in color with a quick releasing head and no real lacing.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2011 21:08:33 | More by tjsmith910
Photo of CamuMahubah


2.73/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

You know how tv dinner meatloaf kinda tastes like meatloaf...well this don't even really kinda taste like a wit...

I dunno maybe it ain't supposed to but...dang if it ain't refreshing on a hot day though...

It's got a fake chemical citrus taste or something...I dunno...I should have never expected this to be anything like a wit and I might maybe could have understood it better...

I'd rather have Shock Top over this beer any day...

That said it is purty! Refreshing! Light! And not much else...

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2011 03:22:02 | More by CamuMahubah
Photo of champ103


3.1/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

All right, had a bottle left over from a BBQ at my place. Lets see how this goes...

A: Pours a transparent golden/orange color. At first a two finger white head forms and recedes in a second. Some very light lace is left behind.
S: Not bad at all, actually. Lots of honey sweetness up front. Some earthy wheat aromas. Grassy as well.
A: Follows the nose. Lots of sweetness. Honey and sugar. A bit of sourness as well. One dimensional, but not bad.
M/D: This is the bad part. Just way to thin, watery and even under carbonated. Not hard to drink at all. An easy quaffing outdoor beer.

Give this a little more body and some more carbonation, and this will be a decent beer. Nothing wrong with this as a good summer beer, and kind of surprised me. Don't get me wrong, there are plenty of other wheat beers that blow this away, but at least as good as Blue Moon.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2011 22:45:05 | More by champ103
Photo of Natural510


2.38/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle, no freshness dating.

Pours a light copper color with bone-white head which dissipates to a fairly residual lacing on the glass.

Scent composed mostly of a faint wheat and sweet orange citrus aroma.

Flavor is a weak wheat with coriander spice. There is a very, very mild sweet citrus in the background before everything completely fades to oblivion.

Body is thin and watery, nothing I would expect from a quality wit/wheat beer.

Purchased as a single on a whim, I wanted to like this AB offering going in. It did not exceed my already lowered expectations.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2011 16:29:59 | More by Natural510
Photo of Wasatch


2.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a hazy yellow color, nice carbonation, nice little fizzy white head, with some sticky lacing left behind. The nose is grainy, kinda ricy, with some coriander, grassy, slight bananna. The taste is kinda malty, sweet, with some grassy, coriander, bananna notes. Light Body. Not too bad, but still would not buy again.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2011 23:54:20 | More by Wasatch
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2.15/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Odd duck. Poured with a large, sudsy, off white to cream colored head that quickly faded to almost none and a tiny bit of lace. Color is a slightly hazy orange hued amber with a few bubble trails. Aroma is kind of bitter, yeast,spice and a bit of grain. Flavor is orange, grain and a bit of spice. Body is thin and carbonation is ok. Finish is short to medium in length and like the flavor. Won't finish this.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2011 03:09:28 | More by drpimento
Photo of derekmorris7


3.58/5  rDev +33.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

This to me was rather bland but decent. The appearance was an orange gold but nice head. Smell was almost not there nothing really to say. Taste was very average the late flavor had a citrus taste to it. Mouthfeel was very clean there was no linger, almost a there and gone way about it. You can drink a hundred of these as there is little alcohol and lite.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2011 00:13:13 | More by derekmorris7
Photo of aasher


2/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This is probably the worst wheat beer I've ever had. It pours this strange murky orange that makes me thing of Tang. The smell is of light, light yeast, coriander, and oranges. It's overly generic. The taste is of light yeast, coriander, and citrus. This drinks between light and medium in body but it's not in a good way whatsoever. This is an awful wheat and not worthy anyone's time. It's just a Budweiser gimmick.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2011 16:55:03 | More by aasher
Photo of richkrull


3.28/5  rDev +22.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2011 23:13:22 | More by richkrull
Photo of Rayek


3/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bought for me by a friend at a biker bar. On-tap and served in the ubiquitous shaker pint glass.

A: Cloudy straw with a hint of gold. A foamy eggshell head sticks around longer than I was expecting. Leaves no lace.

S: Smells like a light beer that's had the usual corn and/or rice adjuncts replaced with wheat. The wheat gives the nose a touch of interest, but other traditional wheat beer aromas of banana and clove are absent. A light sweetness rounds things out.

T: More flavorful than normal light beer fare. The wheat adds a light dry bread flavor out of the gate. A light malt sweetness is hanging out too. Bitterness is very light and completely tasteless. Finishes quite clean.

M: The light body is grainy and could stand a bit more fizz.

D: I'll admit that I didn't go into this with high hopes. If I had to drink a Light Beer, I would actually choose this.

Serving type: on-tap

02-14-2011 02:18:03 | More by Rayek
Photo of mattkoon

South Carolina

3.9/5  rDev +45.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

if you gotta go bud- golden wheat is the way to go. it is clearly a knockoff of bluemoon. i love wheat beers, i was surprised to see bud come out with a beer that has a unique taste(for bud) such as this. all in all i dont mind the golden wheat at all. i mean im not gonna be knockin anyone over to get to this, but im not gonna kick it out of bed either. its a ok effort from a big box.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2011 14:52:15 | More by mattkoon
Photo of kwjd

Ontario (Canada)

2.17/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Had this on tap in New York City, mostly as a dare. Pours a pale orange colour with thin white head. Head retention isn't bad, traces of lace on the glass. Smells of mild wheat malt, with some grains. Very mild flavour. This is pretty much like a typical light beer, with some added wheat. I guess that makes this better than a light beer though. Really big carbonation made this harder to drink, but this wasn't awful or anything. I certainly don't plan to have another though.

Serving type: on-tap

01-10-2011 03:08:28 | More by kwjd
Photo of JayS2629


2.63/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A- cloudy, grainy orange amber color with frothy foam that fades quickly and leaves minimal lace.

S- Faint hints of wheat, coriander, citrus, lemon peel, and muted spices

T- Watered down. Again the wheat profile is lacking, the spice is muted, but orange and citrus tastes do stand through.

M- Watery and grainy, highly carbonated

D- Its ok, but watery, lacking flavor, and boring.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2011 17:47:41 | More by JayS2629
Photo of FreshHawk


2.95/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Light amber color with an orange hue. Average sized, foamy, light, bubbly white head. Average retention leaving almost no lace.

S - Slightly grainy aroma with a hint of coriander and citrus. Very subtle lemony aroma. Vague wheat aroma. Overall it is a little lacking.

T - Like the aroma there is some grainy and wheaty flavors along with a subtle spice kick. Not overly spiced or bitter, but the wheat does not take over nor is it very strong.

M - Light body with above average carbonation. Thin feel with a more crisp feel.

D - Easy to drink. Since the spiced flavors are pretty subtle it won't kill your taste buds. Not really inspiring me to get another though.

Notes: Not a bad beer for just grabbing a macro beer. This is a little too watered down for my taste though. It's essentially Bud Light with a slight spice and wheat kick for flavor.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2010 21:12:42 | More by FreshHawk
Photo of HammsRocks


3.73/5  rDev +39.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a beer glass.

A-had a murky appearance from the added orange peel, but was a nice golden color.

S-smelled a lot like Blue Moon and other Belgian Wheat style beers. Had a notably citrus aroma. Very pleasant mixed with the spices in it.

T-a very citrus taste to it. Could definitely pick out the orange and coriander flavors in it. Tasted a lot like Blue Moon, which was perfectly fine with me. No unpleasant aftertastes

M-a good mix between the carbonation and the flavor. Felt very crisp and refreshing to me.

D- For me it was a very drinkable beer. I had 3 of these in a row and wasn't left feeling full.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2010 14:56:22 | More by HammsRocks
Photo of nniicckkww


3.68/5  rDev +37.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a pint glass. Hazy and amber appearance. Nice 1/2 inch head that quickly disappeared. Citrus orange aroma. Fizzy mouthfeel with good carbonation. Pretty dry but more flavor than i had expected. No real bitterness. My wife LOVED it when she had a sip. Not a bad offering. I'd put this in the same boat with blue moon. I think I've averaged a couple per year since it was released.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2010 21:07:44 | More by nniicckkww
Photo of Derranged

New York

2.9/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass.

A- A decent orange/amber color

S- Smells a little a little like a pina colada with bud light.

T- Much like a bud light, but with some wheat and sweetness, almost like a malibu breeze cocktail.

M- Thin, watery, not much carbonation.

D- I guess because its light its easy to drink, but I wouldn't want to drink 12 of these, too much artificial flavoring.

Not bad, but not that good.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2010 20:19:39 | More by Derranged
Photo of bigrzman


2.38/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

It did not look bad or smell bad. It was an amber color and hazy like a wheat beer. You can smell the taste the coriander and citrus flavors that were force injected into this steaming pile of trash. No real hop flavor but that is not wheats are for. The malts missed the banana bread taste of a good wheat and it was more of a spiced beer. No I will not drink another unless I am completely plowed under and nothing else is available. Mouthfeel is thin and watery no surprise. Pass on this.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2010 20:28:51 | More by bigrzman
Photo of mdfb79

New York

2.75/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From 11/25/10 notes. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

a - Pours a ligh,t murky, pale orange yellow color with two inches of white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of citrus, orange peels, coriander, wheat, pepper, and spices.

t - Tastes of citrus, orange, wheat, and spice/coriander.

m - Light body and moderate to high carbonation.

d - Surprisingly not awful. I was apprehensive when I saw this at my Uncle's house but out of the normal BMC beers, Bud Light is actually my favorite, so figured I'd give it a try. Definitely a light beer that is dominated by the orange/citrus and coriander in the nose and taste. I think I would personally not be able to drink too many of them, but if you're looking for a light BMC beer and enjoy Bud Light, worth trying one of.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2010 15:14:48 | More by mdfb79
Photo of stingrayvr6

New Jersey

2.95/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a pint glass. Showed a hazy yellow/gold with frothy white head, good retention and clung to the glass the whole time. Smell from some spice and citrus. Taste very light up front with the coriander present and some citrus notes in the finish. Not bad, very simple, refreshing. Nothing wrong with it, nothing really right though.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2010 05:41:42 | More by stingrayvr6
Photo of BeerAdvocate


3.03/5  rDev +13.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2010 21:42:49 | More by BeerAdvocate
Photo of bourbonbock

New York

3.1/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

I picked up a 24 pack on clearance for $8.99 so I'm assuming this stuff is out of date or didn't sell all that well. I poured most of a 12 oz bottle after swirling into a clean flute.

A. Golden yellow with a hint of orange. The beer was clear until swirling the bottle to re-suspend the yeast. Overall not a bad looking beer.

S. Slightly spicy and fruity with a faint yeast aroma. Wheat malts and some malty sweetness.

T. Light and refreshing with a little hint of orange and a very faint hop presence.

M. Light, smooth and maybe a little under-carbonated for the style but not bad overall. Slight aftertaste which could be a little more pleasing to the palate.

D. I am not disappointed with this purchase. Its some of the cheapest beer I've bought and about half the price of regular buzz light.

I would definitely pick this up again for a baseball game or something.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2010 22:45:12 | More by bourbonbock
Photo of jrock85


3.15/5  rDev +17.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2010 21:02:27 | More by jrock85
Bud Light Golden Wheat from Anheuser-Busch
64 out of 100 based on 586 ratings.