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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

1,449 Ratings
THE BROS
60
poor

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Ratings: 1,449
Reviews: 287
rAvg: 2.21
pDev: 34.39%
Wants: 14
Gots: 147 | 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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1.5/5  rDev -32.1%

MWilcox20, Sep 05, 2014
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1/5  rDev -54.8%

camarocrazy67, Sep 05, 2014
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3/5  rDev +35.7%

demonspeed, Sep 05, 2014
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3.04/5  rDev +37.6%

Hammer28, Sep 04, 2014
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1/5  rDev -54.8%

The marketing makes the company rich and the blue bottle makes it look cool but that all ends when you crack it open and take a swig. Typical of most American beers, not worth drinking and a joke to beer drinkers worldwide. Question is, why is it popular and still on the market?

ronbro55, Sep 04, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev +1.8%

samtrillo, Sep 04, 2014
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2/5  rDev -9.5%

Slowpony97, Sep 03, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev +24.4%

dark3d0, Sep 02, 2014
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1.75/5  rDev -20.8%

ckr1451, Sep 01, 2014
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2.72/5  rDev +23.1%

conrad90, Sep 01, 2014
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2/5  rDev -9.5%

LutherBrau, Sep 01, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev +13.1%

malfunxion, Aug 31, 2014
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2/5  rDev -9.5%

diverite, Aug 31, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev +71.9%

mavrick, Aug 30, 2014
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1.16/5  rDev -47.5%

MikesnoHSL, Aug 29, 2014
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2/5  rDev -9.5%

atlbravsrno1, Aug 29, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +103.6%

Derrill, Aug 28, 2014
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1.4/5  rDev -36.7%

JayNat, Aug 27, 2014
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1.75/5  rDev -20.8%

crob3888, Aug 27, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Lawless, Aug 27, 2014
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2.6/5  rDev +17.6%

Lovethemhopps, Aug 26, 2014
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1.38/5  rDev -37.6%

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 (2) : 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 (1.38) : 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.

The-Adjunct-Hippie, Aug 25, 2014
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2/5  rDev -9.5%

a_beckman25, Aug 25, 2014
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1.84/5  rDev -16.7%

ShutdownKings, Aug 24, 2014
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1.84/5  rDev -16.7%

ahalset, Aug 24, 2014
Bud Light Platinum from Anheuser-Busch
54 out of 100 based on 1,449 ratings.