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Bud Light Platinum - Anheuser-Busch

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BA SCORE
54
awful

1,341 Ratings
THE BROS
60
poor

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Ratings: 1,341
Reviews: 282
rAvg: 2.22
pDev: 33.78%
Wants: 12
Gots: 100 | 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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EZE123

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev +35.1%

04-03-2012 03:51:32 | More by EZE123
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mikepcarney

Ohio

2/5  rDev -9.9%

04-03-2012 02:01:33 | More by mikepcarney
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knowledge

New York

3.13/5  rDev +41%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This particular brew is uneventful. Slightly sweeter mouthfeel than the original Bud Light, and has a sharper acidity. It is not a bad beer, but the smell is reminiscent of bad, stale bread. I would try it once to get it out of your system, then to other brews it is...

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2012 00:09:49 | More by knowledge
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rderedin

Maine

2.25/5  rDev +1.4%

04-01-2012 23:30:00 | More by rderedin
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Alldayson734

Michigan

2.25/5  rDev +1.4%

04-01-2012 17:09:12 | More by Alldayson734
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iD9

California

1.5/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Appearance: Thin white foam dissapates quickly ou of the bottle. Leaves a few trace elements of residual foam on he surface, looks more like an oil slick than lacing. Hyper carbonated. Medium yellow, crystal clear body - looks like concentrated urine (the dehydrated type).

Smell: Slightly stronger smell (with the same profile) as Bud Light. Odor of earthy-wheaty maybe rice(y) grains with definite strong, malty overtones (like malt liquor).

Taste: Slightly, malty sweet on the front end. Tastes like a cross between the dry, acrid taste of Bud Light and Mickeys. Hrrrggh... Kinda throws me off.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Slightly heavier than a regular bud with a sort of buttery smoothness.

I would say its not an improvement over Bud Light but its definitely stronger. I'll be enjoying that later tonight at Lazer Tag.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2012 03:07:55 | More by iD9
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TylerDYoung


1.5/5  rDev -32.4%

04-01-2012 02:07:14 | More by TylerDYoung
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notchucknorris

California

2.5/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: Very pale and clear golden color with a thin white head that recedes pretty quickly.

S: Kind of gross. Nothing but sweet malt and grain. Very malt liquor-ish.

T: Again, the sweetness is a bit much with nothing else in there to stand up to it. Some boiled corn, grain and bready yeast on the finish that grows as it warms. This is far from being the worst thing out there, but it's still not good.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2012 22:29:28 | More by notchucknorris
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mgroothuis

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev +46.4%

03-30-2012 21:23:44 | More by mgroothuis
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ErikW


2.25/5  rDev +1.4%

03-30-2012 00:24:18 | More by ErikW
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Aclapp


1/5  rDev -55%

03-29-2012 18:20:28 | More by Aclapp
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

2.28/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

A-Pours golden and clear. Slight head with not much lacing.

S-Smells like a boozier BL. Grains and a lack of other smells. Just that unmistakble BL smell but more intense.

T-Bud Light with more intensity. Boozier. Grainier. Still light andwatery. Would have expected it be grosser. It is gross but not as gross as I was expecting it to be.

M-Light still. Bubbly. A bit boozy. Watery. Still has a light fee.

O/D-Thought it would be worse but it still blew.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2012 22:54:51 | More by VelvetExtract
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Schumatrix

District of Columbia

1.5/5  rDev -32.4%

03-28-2012 20:09:26 | More by Schumatrix
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Falynn

Kentucky

3/5  rDev +35.1%

03-28-2012 15:30:11 | More by Falynn
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

2.35/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Appearance: Pours out a clear, yellow body with a small, fizzly, white head that doesn't stick around for long. A few trails of effervescence fail to support the head.

Smell: Just a small sniff of husky bland barley and booze.

Taste: Faintly grainy with a scant cereal sweetness. A little booze. It's akin to a baby malt liquor. Sweetish, lightly husky, lightly astringent finish.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Overall: It's bad when a beer makes you want a Bud Light.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2012 19:47:29 | More by ChainGangGuy
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codynevels

California

2/5  rDev -9.9%

03-26-2012 03:47:01 | More by codynevels
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Bob6518

United Kingdom (England)

3/5  rDev +35.1%

03-25-2012 02:21:20 | More by Bob6518
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JonSzakelyhidi

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev +12.6%

03-25-2012 01:35:00 | More by JonSzakelyhidi
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EMPotter


2.5/5  rDev +12.6%

03-24-2012 17:43:41 | More by EMPotter
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yecklmj05

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Anheuser-Bush sure can market a product! This beer accomplishes the goal of what I believe many of the drinkers who buy this product want to accomplish, get a buzz faster. I was suckered into purchasing this beer from the marketing campaign and the electric blue bottle. This beer tastes much like its Bud Light roots a rice/corn blended taste with an almost malt-liquor mouth feel. Many people who enjoy Bud Light will probably enjoy this as well.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2012 16:11:50 | More by yecklmj05
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scottfrie

California

3.35/5  rDev +50.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into SA perfect pint.

A: Pours an extremely clear, pale yellow hue with a humungous, billowing, pillowy bright white head that slowly fizzed away into a faint scum. Sparse soapy lace.
S: Not much. I get a hint of some yeast and peppery spice. Very light.
T: Sweet and doughy notes of lightly bready malt and a hint of peppery, spicy, hops and lager yeast. Not much to the taste but it seems sweeter and breadier than normal BL.
M: Body is fuller than regular BL and the mouthfeel is less watery. Carbonation is definitely fuller as well although I would say its fuller when drinking straight out of the bottle than poured into the glass.
O: I find Coors to be better than Budweiser in general because I get a nasty aftertaste in AB products. This however, was actually quite clean and crisp. Given the choice, this trumps regular BL. Pretty drinkable actually, and not terrible as it warms.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2012 03:47:14 | More by scottfrie
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budgood1

Minnesota

1.98/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

pours out of the blue bottle a pale straw yellow colour with a quickly dissipating snow white head leaving no lace. corny, cereal aroma...a bit of a highly attentuated malt liquor aroma. the taste is also reminiscent of malt liquor...sweet adjunct taste, sort of unpleasant actually. i like the occasional malt liquor, but mostly stick with miller products as A-B varieties just mostly taste bad to me. and this one is really no different. shallow body and a semi-cloying, carbonated mouthfeel. drinakability really isn't that good either. i drank this after a long walk when i knew i would be thirsty, and it did not hit the spot, as say, regular Budweiser often does for me.

overall a disappointment, and i wasn't expecting much. i hope my wife wants to drink the rest of six pack.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2012 22:22:19 | More by budgood1
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ObeMaltKinobee

Illinois

2/5  rDev -9.9%

03-23-2012 10:29:55 | More by ObeMaltKinobee
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emerge077

Illinois

2.05/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Felt bad to ask for a glass. So I didn't. It was free, thanks Valencio.

Smelled like apple and wet cardboard. Soggy grains, wet cereal.
Tasted similar, more apple and soggy graininess. It has a touch more malt flavor than standard issue Bud Light. Mild taste, flaccid feel, utterly dull and insipid flavor wise. Biting astringent carbonation, watery aftertaste. Pretty much bullshit any way you slice it... whee, liquid garbage.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2012 02:51:57 | More by emerge077
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bpop23

Georgia

2/5  rDev -9.9%

03-22-2012 17:08:06 | More by bpop23
Bud Light Platinum from Anheuser-Busch
54 out of 100 based on 1,341 ratings.