Bud Light Platinum - Anheuser-Busch
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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
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.
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
Bud Light Platinum from Anheuser-Busch
54 out of 100 based on 1,406 ratings.