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Bud Light Platinum - Anheuser-Busch

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Bud Light PlatinumBud Light Platinum

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BA SCORE
54
awful

1,491 Ratings
THE BROS
60
poor

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Ratings: 1,491
Reviews: 289
rAvg: 2.21
pDev: 34.84%
Wants: 13
Gots: 171 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Anheuser-Busch visit their website
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by puboflyons:
Photo of puboflyons
3.15/5  rDev +42.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

From a bottle stamped 12015BK83. Sampled on January 31, 2012. The pour was pale yellow with a short lived fizzy white head. The aroma was better than most lights with a decent combination of grains, malts, sugars, and a clean hop note. The body fell in the medium range but also had a smooth creamy character. The taste was also on the grainy side with a clean hop bite and something almost fruity. A light beer with 6% ABV. This is better than some folks give it credit for.

puboflyons, Feb 01, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of ThisWangsChung
1/5  rDev -54.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

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.

ThisWangsChung, May 22, 2012
Photo of Reanime
1/5  rDev -54.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Tastes like the nastiest medicinal synthetic chemical I've ever imbibed. How on earth did their R&D dept let this one slide thru. I love bud light and bud light ice, but I almost hurled on first sip. Seriously??? I emptied all 6 bottles down the drain without hesitation. Even if I were soif'in' in a desert I wouldn't drink this crap.

Reanime, Jul 10, 2013
Photo of RyanLaCount03
4.29/5  rDev +94.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

RyanLaCount03, Feb 22, 2013
Photo of RoyalT
2.68/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

RoyalT, Sep 27, 2013
Photo of cam477
2/5  rDev -9.5%

cam477, Aug 26, 2013
Photo of beerhunter13
2/5  rDev -9.5%

beerhunter13, Jul 23, 2013
Photo of tectactoe
1.59/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

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.

tectactoe, Jul 03, 2012
Photo of Hoppin_mad
1.5/5  rDev -32.1%

Hoppin_mad, May 03, 2014
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2/5  rDev -9.5%

t2grogan, Oct 05, 2014
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2/5  rDev -9.5%

tohe9384, Sep 12, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev +13.1%

tbryan5, Jan 05, 2013
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2/5  rDev -9.5%

MikeC144, Apr 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +69.7%

markallmon, Mar 17, 2012
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1.25/5  rDev -43.4%

jonny1138, Jun 22, 2014
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1.25/5  rDev -43.4%

FadetoBock, Sep 16, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev +24.4%

beaversfan12, Sep 25, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev +1.8%

chip26, Jul 10, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev +24.4%

ValpoExpo, Jun 16, 2013
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1.25/5  rDev -43.4%

EROCK83, Apr 21, 2012
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1/5  rDev -54.8%

dgfool, Sep 13, 2013
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1.5/5  rDev -32.1%

Britton, Feb 13, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev +1.8%

TimoP, Nov 21, 2013
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1/5  rDev -54.8%

Doomcifer, Aug 01, 2014
Photo of Jason
2.5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

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.

Jason, Feb 09, 2012
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Bud Light Platinum from Anheuser-Busch
54 out of 100 based on 1,491 ratings.