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Bud Light Platinum - Anheuser-Busch

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Bud Light PlatinumBud Light Platinum

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1,406 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,406
Reviews: 283
rAvg: 2.21
pDev: 33.94%
Wants: 12
Gots: 123 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Light Lager |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: DarthKostrizer on 12-31-2011)
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Reviews by MusicaleMike:
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3.75/5  rDev +69.7%

Poured into a tulip, don't ask why.

Initially this beer looks kind of amazing. The body is a light straw color with unbelievable brilliance. You could read through this beer. There is a constant stream of bubbles supporting an egg-shell white head that starts sizable, however that head goes away after a minute or two and completely disappears. I'm not entirely sure if a sustaining head is a quality normally found in light beers or not, but I would rank this much higher if it did last.

When served chilled there is hardly much aroma to speak of, however let this warm up, and you start to smell the sweet grain. Not much more, but I will say that the sweet grain/corn aroma (is there corn in this?) is actually not a bad thing.

Sweet malt up front, almost candy-like, that is very light on the palette and then followed by a cereal huskiness in the exhale. Residual sweetness is there. Much sweeter than typical Light Beers. Though it is not cloying at all. It still is very very light in comparison to any other standard Helles or Pilsner. Pretty good flavor here.

The body is light, with brisk carbonation, which slowly becomes softer throughout the glass. Finishes smooth. Leaves a little saccharin sweetness behind. Not a fan. Reminds me of the sensation of drinking diet soda.

There is still a lot that this beer could do in order to score high marks, but for the style, I think this one is pretty good. Unoffensive, has some flavor, really well made.

03-24-2013 05:03:32 | More by MusicaleMike
More User Reviews:
Photo of tectactoe


1.59/5  rDev -28.1%

This stuff doesn't taste any different than Bud Light. I haven't done a side-by-side to be sure, though, so perhaps there are some nuances and small subtleties that hadn't carried over in my memory.

Pale straw-yellow body, crystal clear with a bone-white "head" that fizzles away quicker than my checking account after BCBS is released each year. Grains on the nose, grains on the nose, smellin' like a BUD with yo' grains on the nose. Grainy, corny, and full of metallic tones, this stuff is not a pleasure to smell, and it only gets more pungent as it warms.

Drink it ice cold, so you numb your taste buds from the poorly laid out grains and sweet, corn-like malts. More metallic in the taste, this stuff couldn't be any more "meh". No alcohol taste present (6% ABV woo!) Crisp, lighter-than-light mouth feel. Stay away from this stuff, unless you're trying to hit that frat boy buzz.

07-03-2012 06:44:17 | More by tectactoe
Photo of RyanLaCount03


4.29/5  rDev +94.1%

This Bud Light creation was very good in my opinion. The taste was good and similar to regular Bud Light. The mouthfeel was very smooth and very easy to drink. The appearance and the bottle the beer came in was the best part of this beer. I believe Bud did a great job at coming up with a new beer.

02-22-2013 01:42:46 | More by RyanLaCount03
Photo of RoyalT


2.68/5  rDev +21.3%

Appearance – Light yellowish-orange in the body with a moderate head.

Smell – This is a nice, light grainy nose without anything offensive.

Taste – There’s a little mold in that grain at the taste but not so much that you can’t drink through it. Of course the hops are completely absent.

Mouthfeel – This is light as it should be with a mild carbonation, not too fizzy like some poor macro examples of the style.

Drinkability – If you’re eating something salty this isn’t bad but as with most Buds it can’t stop up on its own.

09-27-2013 22:27:52 | More by RoyalT
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Newfoundland (Canada)

2/5  rDev -9.5%

08-26-2013 01:25:17 | More by cam477
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Ontario (Canada)

2/5  rDev -9.5%

07-23-2013 21:54:18 | More by beerhunter13
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1.5/5  rDev -32.1%

05-03-2014 19:04:47 | More by Hoppin_mad
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2/5  rDev -9.5%

09-11-2012 23:51:18 | More by tohe9384
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2.5/5  rDev +13.1%

01-05-2013 02:38:05 | More by tbryan5
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Rhode Island

2/5  rDev -9.5%

04-09-2014 15:56:16 | More by MikeC144
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3.75/5  rDev +69.7%

03-17-2012 00:40:19 | More by markallmon
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1.25/5  rDev -43.4%

06-21-2014 23:53:28 | More by jonny1138
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Alberta (Canada)

1.25/5  rDev -43.4%

09-15-2013 23:07:54 | More by FadetoBock
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2.75/5  rDev +24.4%

09-25-2013 16:22:56 | More by beaversfan12
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2.25/5  rDev +1.8%

07-10-2014 03:54:31 | More by chip26
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2.75/5  rDev +24.4%

06-16-2013 04:10:26 | More by ValpoExpo
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1.25/5  rDev -43.4%

04-21-2012 20:15:02 | More by EROCK83
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1/5  rDev -54.8%

09-13-2013 06:01:26 | More by dgfool
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North Carolina

1.5/5  rDev -32.1%

02-13-2012 15:17:43 | More by Britton
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2.25/5  rDev +1.8%

11-21-2013 04:27:34 | More by TimoP
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Rhode Island

1/5  rDev -54.8%

08-01-2014 14:40:00 | More by Doomcifer
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2.5/5  rDev +13.1%

12oz twist-off cobalt blue bottle, no freshness date. Labeling looks sort of cheap looking or at least the design is not so appealing to me.

LOOK: Crystal clear pale yellow, head crackles a bit but does stay.

SMELL: White flour, cooked cereal, carbonic, muted

TASTE: Crisp, warming alcohol, plain porridge, faint hop bitterness, light maltiness, slightly cloying

It's basically a light malt liquor. Lacking any real malt flavor and the cloying character it less resembles a beer and more of a very watered down cheap whiskey. There are clearly better light beers out there if you are into that. Now we all just have to wait for the half dozen fruit varieties that will follow it is does well.

02-09-2012 01:14:18 | More by Jason
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New York

2.65/5  rDev +19.9%

My 21 year old son left a few bottles of this in the fridge, so...what the hell...lets see what we've got here.

Pour super clear and super light. Minimal head to speak of

Next to no nose, just perhaps a light wiff of malt.

Nexto to know malt flavor, next to no hop character.

Platinum? Please..very little going on here..

05-31-2012 03:54:13 | More by Billolick
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New Hampshire

1.75/5  rDev -20.8%

01-31-2013 20:37:22 | More by tmoreau713
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1.5/5  rDev -32.1%

07-07-2014 20:16:49 | More by Pat_McWilliams
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Bud Light Platinum from Anheuser-Busch
54 out of 100 based on 1,406 ratings.