Bud Light Platinum - Anheuser-Busch
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Reviews by ThisWangsChung:
1/5 rDev -54.8%
Poured into a frosted mug. From memory; normally, I'd never do a review in this manner, but holy shit, I can still vividly remember what this tastes like.
A: Pours a textbook light straw color with perfect clarity and intense carbonation trails. Even with the frosted mug, the head is hilariously pathetic. Typical nasty-looking swill.
S: Almost non-existent. A touch of grain here, a dab of artificial sweetener there...wait a minute, a dab of artificial sweetener?
T: Hatred. Sickness. Vitriol. Insanity. Depression. No, these aren't the flavors BL Platinum exhibit - these are the emotions that run through my neural synapses when this liquid immediately hits my tongue. No joke, about 4 oz. of this made me sick. This is basically Bud Light (itself pretty awful) but with a nasty cotton candy sweetness to it. The cloying factor seems necessary to balance the additional alcohol...but holy crap, this just comes across as woefully under-attenuated and artificial. Did I mention the aspartame-esque finish is long and lingering, too?
And y'know, I can vaguely see the point of this. A low calorie yet high strength light beer for the masses to easily get drunk off of. Only thing is, they forgot to make it inoffensive and tasteless. Oops.
M: Who cares, this sucks ass.
O: I've always wanted to give something all 1's, so here it is in all its hideous glory. Normally, this kind of score represents the absolute bottom of the barrel, and without a doubt, BL Platinum is a foulest, most disgusting beer ever to grace my palate and should be avoided by any person who may lay claim to working taste buds. Hilariously, though, this may not be the worst beer AB InBev makes...if anything, Budweiser Chelada may make me wish negative scores were possible. Simply put, the malt beverage equivalent of frontal lobotomy performed with a rusty knife.
05-22-2012 05:37:25 | More by ThisWangsChung
More User Reviews:
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
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
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
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
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
Bud Light Platinum from Anheuser-Busch
54 out of 100 based on 1,397 ratings.