Bud Light Platinum - Anheuser-Busch
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Reviews by schematix:
3.75/5 rDev +69.7%
Disclaimer: I am an avid home brewer who is currently on a short hiatus due to a move (to St. Louis) so I've had to resort to buying beer.
A: I've only ever consumed it directly from a can. I would ASSUME it's like light straw based on taste (or lack of). Would also assume little to no head. I don't feel right pouring this beer.
S: Very little. A little yeast and a little grain. I don't detect hops. 0 off odors. Not great not bad.
T: Honestly I didn't think a 6% beer would have so little taste. I've been told by a brewery employee that this beer is 'nano-filtered' to remove much of the color and flavor. However, while there is a lack of flavor, there is absolutely 0 off flavors. It's really clean and refreshing.
M: Thin but highly carbonated.
O: At 137 calories for 6% this isn't much more than carbonated alcohol water. If you consider what is is though I think it's a technically excellent brew. Perhaps not everyone's cup of tea, but something with no flavor can't taste bad. I like it since on occasion i do prefer a dry beer with a kick. Drinking it side by side with Bud Light I don't find a strong resemblance. If only they added strawberry or lime flavoring to this stuff... just kidding.
EDIT: I learned a few interesting things about this beer from a former AB employee who worked on the production floor in STL: This beer is brewed with HFCS to bump the gravity without adding flavor. Also, it is packaged with a small amount of HFCS (mere grams) to give it a subtle sweetness. Also it is filtered with diatomaceous earth, and not a 'nano' filter.
EDIT 2: The more I drink this beer the more it grows on me. It is now my go-to light beer. I'd like to see more people on here review it for its style, rather than just giving it a 2 because it's made by AB. DON'T HATE!
09-18-2013 05:25:32 | More by schematix
More User Reviews:
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
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
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 1,411 ratings.