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Bud Light Platinum - Anheuser-Busch

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BA SCORE
54
awful

1,459 Ratings
THE BROS
60
poor

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Ratings: 1,459
Reviews: 287
rAvg: 2.21
pDev: 34.39%
Wants: 13
Gots: 152 | 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)
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Photo of tfsimpkins
1/5  rDev -54.8%

tfsimpkins, Apr 25, 2013
Photo of NickThePyro
2/5  rDev -9.5%

NickThePyro, Apr 24, 2013
Photo of J_Dub
3/5  rDev +35.7%

J_Dub, Apr 23, 2013
Photo of ChadJAMES
1/5  rDev -54.8%

ChadJAMES, Apr 23, 2013
Photo of Gregg_Kawakami
2.75/5  rDev +24.4%

Gregg_Kawakami, Apr 21, 2013
Photo of mactrail
2.49/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.25

This does seem to have more in common with the cheap malt liquors, and the ABV is actually getting close to that range. It looks nice enough, just very pale. Sudsy with impeccable bubbles and nice lacing. These industrial guys really know their carbonation. I didn't quite get the bottle until I held it in front of the computer screen-- the cobalt blue is quite stunning.

Very light but a touch of wheaty maltiness. The flavor is grainy, even slightly boozy. Maybe that's the hook. It's drinkable enough if you like this kind of stuff. But, as usual with Anheuser, Miller-Coors, SAB, In-Bev ,and all the rest-- it's all about marketing. If they could come up with a Marlborough Man for beer, it would make the advertising so much easier.

mactrail, Apr 21, 2013
Photo of NorthernSoul
3.5/5  rDev +58.4%

NorthernSoul, Apr 17, 2013
Photo of spinrsx
1.86/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.75

12oz Bottle from the Ottawa LCBO for 2.55$

Appearance - Clear light yellow colour with an average size fizzy white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there isn't much lacing. The head lasted for around 2 minutes.

Smell - breads/grains, honey(or some sort of fruit?), booze

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste breads/grains and a bit of a fruit sweetness. There is also some corn and I can taste the booze. It ends with a corn/bready aftertaste.

Overall – I knew this was going to be bad.. but I still had to give it a try. I don't think beer will be around for much longer, I don't see the need for it.

spinrsx, Apr 16, 2013
Photo of Hophead420
2.25/5  rDev +1.8%

Hophead420, Apr 13, 2013
Photo of DoctorBob
2/5  rDev -9.5%

DoctorBob, Apr 13, 2013
Photo of griffinn
1.73/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 1.75

Reminds me less of "platinum" and more of the smelly liquified silver leftover from film development that photo labs pay money to get rid of.

Appearance: The bright blue bottle is pretty enough. The beer itself, once poured, looks just like any other hopless light lager. What little head it had quickly disappeared into the yellow fizz.

Smell: Sour, vaguely grainy and alcoholic. A smell that says, "do not drink this."

Taste: Starts bad, invokes a mental image of drinking a glass of saliva. As it warms, it only gets worse - slightly sour, a sweetness that can only be described as "sickly," like a diet soda. No hop character whatsoever. Slight alien maltiness.

Mouthfeel: Slightly too fizzy, feels like a glass of Sprite. Alcohol leaves no warmth but rather a strange sensation of stark emptiness, like a cheap vodka.

Overall: Crap beer, barely a step up from the typical macro-swill. A good choice if you hate all beers anyway, and liquor is too strong for you, and you don't want to buy coke to make rum-and-cokes, but you want to get drunk as fast as possible. That's about it.

griffinn, Apr 12, 2013
Photo of TomG2751
2.5/5  rDev +13.1%

TomG2751, Apr 11, 2013
Photo of ManMoosePig
2/5  rDev -9.5%

ManMoosePig, Apr 11, 2013
Photo of HollyHops
1.5/5  rDev -32.1%

HollyHops, Apr 11, 2013
Photo of Arsenal0328
2.75/5  rDev +24.4%

Arsenal0328, Apr 11, 2013
Photo of Bockrules
3.33/5  rDev +50.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

poured from the blue bottle into a pilsner glass

A - Pours a perfectly transparent straw with few bubbles rising to the rapidly dissipating white head.

S - Light cereal grains and a pervasive mustiness/sourness upon opening the bottle. In the glass, the slight sourness becomes stronger. Head is reduced to ring almost immediately, which is gone by at least half way down the glass. Leaves maybe one splotch of lacing.

T - A light graininess and slight alcohol upfront. The body is driven by sweet malt that isn't overpoweringly cut with cheap grains, and a bit of happiness even manages to sneak in. Crisp almost lemony flash as the beer passes over the back of the tongue transitions into a dry grain and lemon finish.

M - Medium bodied with decent carbonation. Very full compared to other light lagers and may be the best i've had to date.

Make no mistake, although this looks and smells like ordinary bud light, it tastes like an imperial version of the original. Surprisingly, this is actually a good thing, and the beer is decent overall. I would pick this over any other light beer I have had to date.

Note - The scores in this review have been scaled to reflect the style and other beers in its category

Bockrules, Apr 10, 2013
Photo of bckayaalp
2.75/5  rDev +24.4%

bckayaalp, Apr 06, 2013
Photo of Asics
2.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Asics, Apr 05, 2013
Photo of McStagger
2.04/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 2

A: pale straw. Medium to heavy carbonation. Large bubbles. Transparent. Minimal head. Minimal retention.

S: super clean. Rice dominant. Borderline sake notes. Beyond that, non description cereal. Fairly comparable to regular bud light in this category.

T: fresh apple. Again, rice dryness. Minimal complexity. Very thin and simple.

M: very light. Even considering the pedigree.

O: a shot below mediocre. Easy to drink, but lacking any flavor., even compared to the regular AB products.

McStagger, Apr 05, 2013
Photo of Pegasus
2.14/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Clear, straw-colored body, crowned by a modest, coarse white head, which dissipates rater quickly. The carbonation is sparse, and fast-rising.

Aroma: Modest aroma of cooked corn and mineral water, and a faint hop presence.

Taste: Begins with cereal and cooked grain, these carry throughout. Modest hop notes appear late in the taste. Finishes dry with a faint metallic bitterness.

Mouth feel: Thin, with somewhat harsh soda-like carbonation.

Drinkability/notes: Rather mediocre, to say the least. It seems like little more than mineral water.

Presentation: Packaged in a standard twelve-ounce cobalt blue long-neck bottle with a twist-off crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

Source: Purchased at Wal-Mart in Texas as a selection of a Brewmaster's Choice build-your-own six-pack for $8.99.

Pegasus, Apr 05, 2013
Photo of sweemzander
1.25/5  rDev -43.4%

sweemzander, Apr 03, 2013
Photo of bacasnax
2/5  rDev -9.5%

bacasnax, Apr 02, 2013
Photo of JDizzle
2/5  rDev -9.5%

JDizzle, Mar 28, 2013
Photo of Bill235
1.25/5  rDev -43.4%

Bill235, Mar 28, 2013
Photo of YardmanFTB
2.39/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

"Fancy" Bud Light. Bud has to come up with a gimmick to make Bud Light somehow new. It is the same old beer with a little extra added alcohol and gravity. It tastes almost like malt liquor. They even package the beer in a bright blue bottle for maximum Bud Light gimmick. It will be gone soon and they'll have come up with some other way to package bud light in a way to make it cool.

YardmanFTB, Mar 26, 2013
Bud Light Platinum from Anheuser-Busch
54 out of 100 based on 1,459 ratings.