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Busch Beer - Anheuser-Busch

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1,446 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,446
Reviews: 416
rAvg: 1.98
pDev: 36.36%
Wants: 6
Gots: 100 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Anheuser-Busch visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Todd on 11-20-2000

Busch and Busch Light are both brewed with a blend of premium American-grown and imported hops and a combination of malt and corn to provide a pleasant balanced flavor. Additionally, Busch Light undergoes a longer brewing process that produces a lighter body and fewer calories.
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Reviews by Phatz:
Photo of Phatz
1.1/5  rDev -44.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

This was worse than just a beer that was les than good. This was actually nasty. Really gross. Thanks a lot 'A' you're a great friend ;/ There is a reason some of my friends never got around to getting on BA. Oh well. In all fairness we did go out to the Tavern and drink a Bud light then we came home and smoked a cigar. A friend of mine had these cans in his truck all day. When we got to my house he through them in the freezer to get cold while we smoked a cigar. Now usually I wouldn't review a beer after smoking a cigar but I will never drink this again so here it is. I don't think the cigar is what made this beer taste so awful.

Appearance: I poured it from the can into a glass to see a clear yellow beer that looks like the typical macro. (what a surprise;/)

Smell: It smelled like my trash can after weeding the garden and throwing away a few wet cardboard boxes. I guess you could call that wet sour cardboard malt but it was just a bad smell that made me turn my head away.

Taste: The taste was as bad as the smell. There maybe a hint of grain in that awful cardboard taste that makes me think of dirty laundry. The aftertaste is just strange. ewe

Mouthfeel: Carbonated water; period.

Drinkability: I said I would have one to amuse my friend who brought it for his girlfriend (she won't drink my Fat Dog or SN Porter) but I couldn't finish this crap. I said I was going to dump it and get a real beer she said "oh now that is alcohol abuse you can't dump it." My comment was doing this to beer is the real abuse. Nonetheless, she drank the rest of my beer and I went for a Fat Dog Oatmeal Stout from Stoudt's instead.

Hope this is helpful.

More User Reviews:
Photo of tectactoe
1.49/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Once upon a time, I lived next door to a kid my age named Brett. We used to be really good friends. When we were 16 or 17, we used to always try and get alcohol and beer and drink in his backyard. He was a big-time hunter and a redneck through and through, and his beer of choice was always Busch. I was young and only cared about getting drunk, so I had no problems with it.

There was one night when him and I alone finished a thirty pack. He may have had one or two more than I did, but he's a much bigger guy than me, too. I tried jumping over a fence without touching it with my hands and ended up smashing my face into the ground. At one point, Brett was laying on his back and pissing straight up into the air. I'm pretty sure the girls we were with were gone by this point, or at least I hope so.

Brett dropped out of college, moved a few hours away and ended up getting engaged to the first girlfriend he's ever had. Every time I see pictures of him, he gets bigger and bigger, balder and balder. He still takes pictures of himself holding a Busch in his hand every now and then. Whenever I see them, I remember the time he walked into 7-Eleven and filled a Double Gulp with pop and put a tall boy of Four Loko inside of it. He got away with it and we got drunk off of one Four Loko.

This beer sucks, but it's pale-straw body, metallic, grainy aroma, and corny, residual sugar-filled taste reminds me of some of the best (and most stupid) times of my life.

I miss Brett.

Photo of Todd
2.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Presentation: 12oz can. Stamped born on date. Claims to be "Born of Natural Ingredients, Smooth, Refreshing Beer" ... "Brewed from water, barley malt, cereal grain, hops and yeast. There is nothing artificial in this product."

Appearance: If this beer was any clearer, it'd be called Zima. Extremely pale/straw, clear with a tighly carbonated foam lace.

Smell: Kind of funky smelling. Like cold raw meat. Some grain notes too.

Taste: About the thinnest mouthfeel I've ever tasted. A very watery beer. Malt flavour is very light. Dextrin and corn sweetness, especially as the beer warms. Hops are present, only lending a mild floral flavour and touch of lemon bitterness. DMS flavours (cooked veggies) as the beer warms. Finishes slightly dry with grain notes. All I can think of is "corn" ... you really pick-up on the addition of corn adjuncts. It changes everything from the flavour to the alcohol, chemically. Plus ... it's a cheap addition.

Notes: Whatever.

Photo of Retroman40
2.39/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Extremely pale in color with a fleeting head and minimal head retention and lacing. The smell is dominated by adjuncts with some grains. The taste is extremely light and the moutfeel quite thin with essentially no finish. This is perhaps a great beer fishing or some other outdoor activity since everything tastes better outdoors. Not as "bad" as some would have you believe, but even within its class there are better choices.

Photo of JoeM79
5/5  rDev +152.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

When you plop a 30 pack of this nectar of the Gods down on the counter and your local swill proprietor says $15, what exactly are you expecting? Get off your high horses with all these 1's and 2's.
A-looks like a beer
S-smells like a beer
T-wouldn't you know it tastes like a beer
M-feels like a beer in there
O-if you're expecting this to be a world class beer you need to get out more. It's a beer you can drink all day and night. While I'm a huge fan of dark heavy strong beers I always have me some Busch on hand.

Photo of Phyl21ca
1/5  rDev -49.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Bottle: This is very similar to other macro beers except maybe a bit sweeter. I sometime wonder if people notice that macro beers all taste very similar in the end. Anyway, my uncle seems to really enjoy this last time I went to his place and I had this for a drink.

Photo of SteveJeremy
1.44/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

If this beer mimmicks the qualities of moutain air, then fuck mountains.

Photo of RyanLaCount03
1.9/5  rDev -4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

I really was not a big fan of this beer the first time I tried it. This was one of the first beers I ever tried. The taste was not one of a good beer with very little hops. While it may not have much taste, it seems to have a little higher alcohol content thanother beers. I know this is a cheap beer, but the mouthfeel wasn't even that good.

Photo of RoyalT
1.73/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Appearance – Extremely light yellow body with a thick, shaving cream head that dissipated quickly and whiped the glass clean on its way down.

Smell – Faint malt and sweetness, like a beer-flavored lollipop.

Taste – Light as can be. A sliver of malt is complimented by half a sliver of sweetness and a funky aftertaste.

Mouthfeel – I know the style is supposed to be well-carbonated, but this just exploded in my mouth.

Sinkability – The only reason to take another gulp is to wash away the nasty finish from the previous belt. It’s a vicious circle.

Comments – Serve this to your pop-in mother-in-law or the guy that steals change out of your desk at work. This is on the low end of the macro brews.

Photo of tohe9384
1.75/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of wesbrownyeah
1.9/5  rDev -4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Busch is a beer that i tried when my younger brother came back from college. That being said i asked him what he was drinking in these frat parties... i figured what the hell i'll try one...

A- Light straw color with a soda like foam that quickly leaves you with no head. Light bubbly look.

S- Corn musk with very little else.

T- A flat corny bite at first with very subtle malty flavor, no hop notes at all.

M- Stale corn and barley bubbles make the mouthfeel almost unbareable.

D- When in need for cheap beer go for it if power drinking is a need. I would rather drink natty light for mass drinking occations.

Photo of tbryan5
1.5/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of SkiBum22
1.8/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Dmann
1.75/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Avoid at all costs, get a Mickey's instead! Pours a straw yellow with a fizzy head that leaves as quick as it came. Smell is of corn and sweetness and that is pretty much the flavor as well. Super thin mouthfeel and the flavor of sweet corn prevail. Like I said, stick to Mickey's if you want a decent beer at budget price.

Photo of SuomiHobbit
1.5/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of markallmon
3.25/5  rDev +64.1%

Photo of BeerDreadz
1.75/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of SD-Alefan
1.5/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of SoxFan1982
2.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of sponberg
1.38/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

A friend puts it best: Busch - The short curlies of beer. The problem is, it's his only good line and he keeps bringing 12packs of this crap to my house so he can use it again and again...

Take Budweiser. Now, send it down a line without beechwood chips but with corncobs, possibly freshly retrieved from the A-B boardroom throneroom. That's Busch.

Photo of twi1609372
1.83/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

busch beer, i do not know how to describe it, but the taste says CHEAP. "natural aging" isnt all aging natural? this beer has a pretty light taste for a non-light beer, less flavor than bud.the appearance and odor of this are nothign to brag about. the soul thing this beer had going for it is it's cheapness, which the flavor projects

Photo of grynder33
2.25/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured a blondish color, quickly disappearing head, slightly detectable hop aroma, a very light almost watery taste, but aftertaste was sweet, not really unpleasant. Not a beer you'd sit and savor, but better than water, if your digging a ditch. Cheap and thirst quenching.

Photo of TurboChief
5/5  rDev +152.5%

Photo of H8B8
2.5/5  rDev +26.3%

Photo of TTripp725
1.5/5  rDev -24.2%

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Busch Beer from Anheuser-Busch
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