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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

1,418 Ratings
THE BROS
60
poor

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Ratings: 1,418
Reviews: 283
rAvg: 2.21
pDev: 33.94%
Wants: 12
Gots: 132 | 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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tectactoe

Michigan

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
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dark3d0

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev +24.4%

09-02-2014 02:08:39 | More by dark3d0
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ckr1451

Georgia

1.75/5  rDev -20.8%

09-01-2014 21:07:16 | More by ckr1451
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conrad90


2.72/5  rDev +23.1%

09-01-2014 20:01:04 | More by conrad90
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LutherBrau

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -9.5%

09-01-2014 14:16:11 | More by LutherBrau
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malfunxion

New York

2.5/5  rDev +13.1%

08-31-2014 17:30:47 | More by malfunxion
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diverite

Connecticut

2/5  rDev -9.5%

08-31-2014 15:01:17 | More by diverite
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mavrick


3.8/5  rDev +71.9%

08-30-2014 16:41:39 | More by mavrick
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MikesnoHSL

Florida

1.16/5  rDev -47.5%

08-29-2014 20:37:14 | More by MikesnoHSL
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atlbravsrno1

Tennessee

2/5  rDev -9.5%

08-29-2014 20:32:55 | More by atlbravsrno1
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Derrill

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +103.6%

08-28-2014 08:16:53 | More by Derrill
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JayNat

Mississippi

1.4/5  rDev -36.7%

08-27-2014 21:59:10 | More by JayNat
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crob3888

California

1.75/5  rDev -20.8%

08-27-2014 21:56:06 | More by crob3888
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Lawless


2.5/5  rDev +13.1%

08-27-2014 01:17:26 | More by Lawless
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Lovethemhopps

Illinois

2.6/5  rDev +17.6%

08-26-2014 01:50:39 | More by Lovethemhopps
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The-Adjunct-Hippie

South Dakota

1.42/5  rDev -35.7%

So considering I just reviewed Bud Light, I figured I might as well crack the single of Bud Light PLATINUM I have sitting in my fridge. This is the FIRST time I've ever had this beer so you're going to get the full force of whatever I have to offer. It may not be pretty. You stand warned.

Serving Style : pretty 12 oz blue glass bottle, poured into a Miller Fortune glass.

Appearance (1.5) : I love the blue bottle. I'll keep it to put in my man cave. I think the appeal is the jewel blue bottle and the higher alcohol content. I digress.

Pouring...

So, could this beer could get any paler? Crystal transparency. I could read a book through it! I've seen Chardonnay more opaque! Even lighter colored than regular Bud Light (I have a good comparison as I just poured it moments ago), and the head is about the same - minimal and recedes rapidly. Dud city.

Smell (3) : Slightly boozy, much like bud light but with a larger bouquet; granola, corn, clean swimming pool, leather... something that smells good and is reminiscent of a good time in life but I can't quite put a finger on. I'm just gonna say I like the smell better than regular Bud Light.

Taste (1) : Whoa. Hold everything. This is like an unwanted kiss from an ugly girl. Corn lager explosion with heavy booze and a finish of artificial chemical awfulness I'm not even gonna try to describe. This is horrible. Cough syrup...I'm getting freaking cough syrup here. Faint faint fruit loops. What the hell? What were you thinking A/B?!

Mouthfeel (1) : Heavy, I mean HEAVY carbonation and a oily mouthfeel. Dry rubbing alcohol on the finish. I don't think it can get much worse.

Overall (1.42) : This is like sophisticated malt liquor that finishes like rubbing alcohol. It has taste but it's totally off in every flavor it tries to present. It's like I'm drinking bleach. Or straight antiseptic. The scores weren't so bad until I tasted it. It all went downhill from there. Quite possibly the worst tasting american beer I have EVER had. My natural, unblushed reaction is "holy s**t this is bad". Who could stand to drink this sewer water? I'll try to finish it, but man what a poor beer. Shame on you A/B. The only thing saving it is that it is beer.

08-25-2014 05:05:27 | More by The-Adjunct-Hippie
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a_beckman25

Michigan

2/5  rDev -9.5%

08-25-2014 04:44:43 | More by a_beckman25
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ShutdownKings


1.84/5  rDev -16.7%

08-24-2014 05:21:22 | More by ShutdownKings
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ahalset

California

1.84/5  rDev -16.7%

08-24-2014 05:14:43 | More by ahalset
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Phigg1102

New York

1.5/5  rDev -32.1%

08-23-2014 16:48:05 | More by Phigg1102
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Packard

Colorado

2.25/5  rDev +1.8%

08-23-2014 06:57:46 | More by Packard
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browniewithnuts

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev +1.8%

08-23-2014 04:38:28 | More by browniewithnuts
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cfrobrew

Texas

1.5/5  rDev -32.1%

08-20-2014 22:03:07 | More by cfrobrew
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TheWiredDJ

Indiana

2.25/5  rDev +1.8%

08-20-2014 20:19:19 | More by TheWiredDJ
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tdraben

Indiana

2/5  rDev -9.5%

08-20-2014 00:05:06 | More by tdraben
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Bud Light Platinum from Anheuser-Busch
54 out of 100 based on 1,418 ratings.