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Bud Light Platinum - Anheuser-Busch

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Bud Light PlatinumBud Light Platinum

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1,506 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,506
Reviews: 292
rAvg: 2.21
pDev: 34.84%
Wants: 13
Gots: 176 | 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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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 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 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 Lavonnq
1.25/5  rDev -43.4%

Lavonnq, Yesterday at 12:49 AM
Photo of ThomasT
2.5/5  rDev +13.1%

From the bottle.
Smell: Very faint malt.
Taste: Sweet and that's it. Like drinking watered down vodka (which is basically what this is). Body: None, moderate carbonation.
Overall: Flavourless brew. Drinkable, but only because it tastes like sweet water.

ThomasT, Thursday at 11:42 PM
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2.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Tyler1986, Thursday at 05:43 AM
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1.5/5  rDev -32.1%

Beef_Curtains, Thursday at 04:32 AM
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3.08/5  rDev +39.4%

DuffMan23, Thursday at 02:22 AM
Photo of DHarv
1.5/5  rDev -32.1%

I do not enjoy this beer, very sweet, almost tastes like regular bud light had a baby with Sweet & Low. The red bull like cans are a turn off as well, I think.

DHarv, Thursday at 12:04 AM
Photo of Jeff_ODell
1.75/5  rDev -20.8%

Jeff_ODell, Wednesday at 01:08 AM
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2.8/5  rDev +26.7%

zachlink720, Tuesday at 10:44 PM
Photo of PatrickKellyCT
2.05/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

A go to if I want to get drunk, or have a quick couple of brews while watching sports on the couch.

I think Bud Light is a little better flavor-wise but Platinum has the higher ABV. Nothing wrong with drinking these, cheap and easy to drink. Take Bud Light over Corona or Heineken ten times out of ten.

PatrickKellyCT, Tuesday at 09:23 PM
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1.6/5  rDev -27.6%

LoganMc, Tuesday at 05:17 PM
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1/5  rDev -54.8%

WestHam973, Monday at 03:02 AM
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5/5  rDev +126.2%

JahnaMendez, Oct 26, 2014
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1.76/5  rDev -20.4%

IreRican, Oct 26, 2014
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1.56/5  rDev -29.4%

Beardo, Oct 25, 2014
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3.92/5  rDev +77.4%

RBrosi, Oct 24, 2014
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2.08/5  rDev -5.9%

maddhat, Oct 22, 2014
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2/5  rDev -9.5%

invalid665, Oct 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +58.4%

Chrislovesbacon, Oct 21, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -32.1%

Kevin_Young, Oct 21, 2014
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1/5  rDev -54.8%

MichaelDonnie44, Oct 21, 2014
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2.1/5  rDev -5%

Brewben_James321, Oct 20, 2014
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Bud Light Platinum from Anheuser-Busch
54 out of 100 based on 1,506 ratings.