Bud Light Platinum - Anheuser-Busch

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BA SCORE
54
awful

1,583 Ratings
THE BROS
60
poor

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Ratings: 1,583
Reviews: 298
rAvg: 2.21
pDev: 34.84%
Wants: 14
Gots: 226 | 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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1.75/5  rDev -20.8%

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2.25/5  rDev +1.8%

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1.75/5  rDev -20.8%

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1/5  rDev -54.8%

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1.5/5  rDev -32.1%

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1.75/5  rDev -20.8%

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1.75/5  rDev -20.8%

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2.25/5  rDev +1.8%

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1.25/5  rDev -43.4%

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3/5  rDev +35.7%

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3/5  rDev +35.7%

Photo of CFHMagnet
2.83/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A slightly aggressive pour gets me half a finger of bubbly white head that disappears in less than a minute. Body is a clear pale straw color. A multitude of bubbles is noted rushing bottom to top.

Smell is watery adjunct. Sweet corn and pale sweet malts up front. Light grassy hops in there as well.

Flavor is similar to regular Bud Light, but somehow slightly more enjoyable. Sweet corn and malts, vaguely bitter grassy hops, everything seeming rather watery.

Again, I can't help but compare this to the original. Body seems slightly fuller and more sophisticated.

Photo of CircusBoy
1.38/5  rDev -37.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

When pouring this beer it looked clear coming out of the bottle. I was a bit confused, not sure what to expect from here on. Glass filled, there is a bit of color, but mostly looks like water with some bud light splashed in giving a clear slight straw color. An aggressive pour yields a small head that in gone in seconds with no lacing whatsoever.

Aroma is a combination of malt and metallic notes. Thankfully it's very dull.

Taste is similar to the smell, a strong metallic taste which may be why they named it platinum. Has a strange aftertaste which is very hard to describe other than awful.

This beer is very carbonated; has me burping like crazy.

Overall this is one of the worst beers I've ever had. It's extremely hard to finish the bottle. Even the bump in ABV does not make up for it's failures.

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2/5  rDev -9.5%

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1/5  rDev -54.8%

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2.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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2.93/5  rDev +32.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance - Pours a clear golden color with a half inch thick, soapy white head that dissipates instantly. Has a nice lacing to it.

Smell - Slightly sweet with malts, bread, and corn.

Taste - A lot sweeter in the flavor.. with some pale malts, corn, grains, and a bitter alcohol bite in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Light bodied with high carbonation.

Overall - I wouldn't get this again. I don't like the alcohol taste lingering in my mouth. I guess you can't really expect a simplistic, light beer to cover up 6% ABV.. lol

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3/5  rDev +35.7%

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1/5  rDev -54.8%

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2/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Bottle: Poured a clear pale yellow color lager with a small bubbly head with minimal retention. Aroma consists of light sweet malt with well hidden adjunct. Taste is also dominated by sweet malt with no clearly identifiable adjunct but also very limited characteristics. Body is light with average carbonation. I actually drank this side-by-side with a regular bud light and I must say that the platinum is actually better though still quite bland in the grand scheme of things.

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1.68/5  rDev -24%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

This is an interesting one. The most confusing part to me is how they are able to pass this as a light beer. it only has a handful of calories less than regular Budweiser. I think it would have made more sense to simply call it 'Budweiser Platinum'. I think the main purpose was to produce a beer with a slightly boosted ABV. Because that's what it tastes like. A Bud with some more alcohol. That makes it a better choice than Bud or Bud Light if you want to get wasted. It's redeeming qualites stop there i think.

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1.25/5  rDev -43.4%

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2/5  rDev -9.5%

Bud Light Platinum from Anheuser-Busch
54 out of 100 based on 1,583 ratings.