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Bud Light Platinum - Anheuser-Busch

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BA SCORE
54
awful

1,415 Ratings
THE BROS
60
poor

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Ratings: 1,415
Reviews: 283
rAvg: 2.21
pDev: 33.94%
Wants: 12
Gots: 127 | 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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bluejacket74

Ohio

1.9/5  rDev -14%

12 ounce bottle. Served in a nonic pint glass, the beer pours a clear straw gold color with a half inch white head that fizzled away quickly. There's a small amount of lacing left on the glass. Aroma is bready malt/grain, sweet malt and some vegetables/corn/adjuncts. Taste is similar to the aroma, but the vegetable/creamed corn flavor is stronger. Ugh, not good so far. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it's a bit slick with low/moderate carbonation. It just seems to get worse the longer I drink it. The only bright sides to this brew is that the mouthfeel isn't bad, and that the 6% ABV isn't very noticeable. Bought this as a single at Liquor Barn. I won't be trying this again anytime soon. Give me a regular Bud Light any day over this, I'm not joking.

05-20-2012 00:18:12 | More by bluejacket74
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javi10653


3/5  rDev +35.7%

05-19-2012 22:22:53 | More by javi10653
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colbster92

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev +1.8%

05-19-2012 22:18:59 | More by colbster92
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Mikecap

Rhode Island

3/5  rDev +35.7%

05-18-2012 20:56:03 | More by Mikecap
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Stevie_Janowski

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev +24.4%

05-18-2012 08:17:49 | More by Stevie_Janowski
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daniel27


2.5/5  rDev +13.1%

05-16-2012 21:43:48 | More by daniel27
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Katerade


4/5  rDev +81%

05-16-2012 00:29:45 | More by Katerade
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gutbuster

Kentucky

2/5  rDev -9.5%

05-15-2012 11:49:57 | More by gutbuster
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BeerMane

North Carolina

1.88/5  rDev -14.9%

Pours a pale yellow, very fizzy and settles quick with no head or lacing. The scent of rice, grain and a sweet note come from this beer. I felt it has a very limited flavor, it almost seems to taste like it's high alcohol cousin Bud Ice. It carries a smooth feel with a heavy carbonation. Overall I felt the concept of this beer was to produce a high alcohol Bud Light to get you drunk quicker. I wouldn't recommend this unless you want to get smashed fast without spending a lot.

05-14-2012 12:05:23 | More by BeerMane
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ck132286

West Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +69.7%

05-13-2012 21:38:53 | More by ck132286
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Irish7r


3/5  rDev +35.7%

05-13-2012 20:27:12 | More by Irish7r
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

1.95/5  rDev -11.8%

Bud Light Platinum

LOOK: Blue bottle poured into a clear plastic cup. Palest of yellows bordering on white. Almost looks like a witbier , but with a bit more clarity. Head crackles and fizzes to nothing.

SMELL: Aroma of cereal grains, rice wine, with mild vegetal notes. A bit stronger smell than most light lagers, bordering on malt liquor territory.

TASTE: cloying sweetness, twang of spent hop, rice and cereal grain soda with a small hint of alcohol. Light overall flavors but the flavors that do remain are not very tasty.

FEEL: Light bodied, watery, lingering creamed corn flavor, well carbonated.

OVERALL: Imagine the palest maibock in the world devoid of all traditional flavors. Take this and add sugar and rice, and you have the platinum. Swill that will surely catch some amateurs off guard. Avoid this beverage if you can, otherwise you will be engulfing sub par quaffs.

05-13-2012 19:35:49 | More by Stinkypuss
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mfigueroa713

New York

2.5/5  rDev +13.1%

05-13-2012 19:28:07 | More by mfigueroa713
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ZachRusk

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev +13.1%

05-13-2012 18:19:50 | More by ZachRusk
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Maximusmaximus

Massachusetts

2.95/5  rDev +33.5%

Bud Light Platinum cannot be judged as a craft beer because it's not and it's not trying to be. What it is trying to be is a high alcohol content light American lager with mass appeal. In this, they have succeeded. It's a approachable beer that requires less work to get drunk (and I think that's the whole point). It has most of the distinguishing characteristics of regular Bud Light; refreshing smell, crystal clear and fizzy, faded gold color. The higher alcohol content is masked by a sweetness that is muted and vague but surprisingly pleasant. If I ever find myself at a frat party again, however unlikely that may be, I just might bring this one along.

05-13-2012 15:24:56 | More by Maximusmaximus
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Bigtimmy

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev +35.7%

05-13-2012 13:21:15 | More by Bigtimmy
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ArsenalBB

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev +58.4%

05-12-2012 18:57:23 | More by ArsenalBB
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Chisfinest84

Illinois

2/5  rDev -9.5%

05-12-2012 04:37:31 | More by Chisfinest84
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robertaddis

Georgia

2.75/5  rDev +24.4%

05-12-2012 01:22:01 | More by robertaddis
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atr2605

New York

2.23/5  rDev +0.9%

A-pours a crystal clear yellow with a white head that has very poor retention.
S- slight sweet aroma, pretty faint
T-not a lot going on in the flavor. Seems more balanced than normal bud light and doesn't have as much form in the flavor
M-light bodied
O- an improvement from bud light, but that's also not saying a lot. Won't seek it out but could drink it if it was available.

05-10-2012 02:54:33 | More by atr2605
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Leschber

Texas

2.5/5  rDev +13.1%

05-09-2012 17:06:57 | More by Leschber
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jettjon

Florida

2.53/5  rDev +14.5%

Bud Light Platinum for my 600th review? Fuck yeah! Bar pour into a pint glass yields zero head with tiny bits of foam. Super clarity with great carbonation. Nose is sweet with artificial fruity flavors, a bit bready, and grassy. Taste is sweet and bready, with “malt beverage” written all over it. Mouth is crisp and bubbly.

Overall: Not bad. Budweiser has hit a home run with this product I think, for it does precisely what (some) consumers want: Deliver an assload of alcohol in a light, inoffensive, and even trendy-wicked-cool package. Touché, Inbev.

05-08-2012 23:17:26 | More by jettjon
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BigTrubble

North Carolina

3/5  rDev +35.7%

05-07-2012 23:40:43 | More by BigTrubble
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Brenden

Ohio

1.6/5  rDev -27.6%

Eventually, you just can't put it off any longer. As much as I hate stupid BMC gimmicks, I feel the need to get this one out of the way. From what I understand, it's Bud Light with more alcohol in a sleek blue bottle; that's class.

It's about the same color as BL, extremely pale and light. A pure white head actually does develop to over a finger, even if it doesn't stay, but it does leave foam when it fades. There's very little lacing.
The nose isn't so bad; typical grains, corn husk, cereals, etc., with perhaps a little more green apple skin tartness.
Bud light didn't make me gag; it's just lame. This makes me gag. It's the same stuff in the foundation with more cooked vegetable, creamed corn, and rubbing alcohol. A puppy was just brutally murdered somewhere. A crow calls out to the dark night sky. Nobody hears. Really, though. I may vomit. From one sip. It's just sitting there.
What compounds the unholy terror of the flavor is what I would consider part of the mouthfeel: there's actually a burning sensation in my throat as soon as it hits. Minutes later, it still stings. WTF just happened? For this, I was not prepared.
Coming into this, I was expecting a (barely) boozier BL, not Bud Light Battery Acid & Turpentine.
I'm fairly certain I just developed diabetes (types 1 AND 2), ALS, and AIDS, and possibly chlamydia.

05-07-2012 20:28:09 | More by Brenden
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odbjs735

New York

1.5/5  rDev -32.1%

05-07-2012 06:54:30 | More by odbjs735
Bud Light Platinum from Anheuser-Busch
54 out of 100 based on 1,415 ratings.