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Bud Light Platinum - Anheuser-Busch

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BA SCORE
54
awful

1,453 Ratings
THE BROS
60
poor

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Ratings: 1,453
Reviews: 287
rAvg: 2.21
pDev: 34.39%
Wants: 14
Gots: 150 | 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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Photo of ahentz
2.25/5  rDev +1.8%

ahentz, May 27, 2012
Photo of jesus808
2.5/5  rDev +13.1%

jesus808, May 27, 2012
Photo of biboergosum
2.15/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

12oz, neon blue bottle (it's been done), from some random convenience store on the Big Island; it took up precious luggage space, only because I tried damned near every good beer on the islands whilst there on my honeymoon over the past few weeks.

After the twist and hiss, this beer pours a clear, pale golden straw colour, with one skinny finger of fizzy, loosely foamy white head, which bleeds away at hemophiliac speed, leaving zilch in the manner of lace.

It smells, well it smells of damned near nothing - a void, wherein only the slightest of mineral and fruit ester notes burble to the surface - could be that it's too cold, slave to the marketing that I am. The taste is very sweet breakfast cereal grain, cloying at best, fake-tasting and plastic-like - are there actually aspartame kiddie cereals out there? Very little else comes through, hop or alcohol, or, well, best leave it at that.

The carbonation is zippy, and fairly prickly, but is soon subsumed by the medium-heavy weight (style-wise), palate-coating body, which is smooth, of course, that being the sole successful attribute of this ilk. It finishes like concentrated Bud Light - sweet, quasi-grainy, and soul-reaping.

A weird science experience wrought veritable. Ugh. This is the beer equivalent of that perfect Hollywood, surgically enhanced, personality-deficient starlet. Looks good, has some intangibly attractive trait, and whose attempts at edginess are calculated and cold. Funny, a Nickelback song suddenly came on the cacophony blaring from the bar across the street - ok, no more analogies. Avoid, unless you just want to get trashed, though I can't imagine the hangover possible with this.

biboergosum, May 27, 2012
Photo of K1NGP1N
2/5  rDev -9.5%

K1NGP1N, May 26, 2012
Photo of sh00ky
2.5/5  rDev +13.1%

sh00ky, May 26, 2012
Photo of ncbucknut
2.5/5  rDev +13.1%

ncbucknut, May 25, 2012
Photo of DustinPurvis
1.25/5  rDev -43.4%

DustinPurvis, May 24, 2012
Photo of hardy008
1.48/5  rDev -33%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Pale gold color with a small foamy white head which fades quickly leaving no lacing. Smells like cooked grain, probably rice. Very bland.

Taste is much the same as the aroma. Cooked grain, very little in the way of hops or malt flavor. Blah.

6.00 % abv is a light beer? Since when? Well carbonated, and light bodied. I was curious enough to try one of these, but I should have known better. Avoid at all costs.

hardy008, May 24, 2012
Photo of Jmick28
2/5  rDev -9.5%

Jmick28, May 24, 2012
Photo of Shineonsolar
3.25/5  rDev +47.1%

Shineonsolar, May 24, 2012
Photo of ThisWangsChung
1/5  rDev -54.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Poured into a frosted mug. From memory; normally, I'd never do a review in this manner, but holy shit, I can still vividly remember what this tastes like.

A: Pours a textbook light straw color with perfect clarity and intense carbonation trails. Even with the frosted mug, the head is hilariously pathetic. Typical nasty-looking swill.

S: Almost non-existent. A touch of grain here, a dab of artificial sweetener there...wait a minute, a dab of artificial sweetener?

T: Hatred. Sickness. Vitriol. Insanity. Depression. No, these aren't the flavors BL Platinum exhibit - these are the emotions that run through my neural synapses when this liquid immediately hits my tongue. No joke, about 4 oz. of this made me sick. This is basically Bud Light (itself pretty awful) but with a nasty cotton candy sweetness to it. The cloying factor seems necessary to balance the additional alcohol...but holy crap, this just comes across as woefully under-attenuated and artificial. Did I mention the aspartame-esque finish is long and lingering, too?

And y'know, I can vaguely see the point of this. A low calorie yet high strength light beer for the masses to easily get drunk off of. Only thing is, they forgot to make it inoffensive and tasteless. Oops.

M: Who cares, this sucks ass.

O: I've always wanted to give something all 1's, so here it is in all its hideous glory. Normally, this kind of score represents the absolute bottom of the barrel, and without a doubt, BL Platinum is a foulest, most disgusting beer ever to grace my palate and should be avoided by any person who may lay claim to working taste buds. Hilariously, though, this may not be the worst beer AB InBev makes...if anything, Budweiser Chelada may make me wish negative scores were possible. Simply put, the malt beverage equivalent of frontal lobotomy performed with a rusty knife.

ThisWangsChung, May 22, 2012
Photo of Drk93TT
1.25/5  rDev -43.4%

Drk93TT, May 20, 2012
Photo of JCurry
5/5  rDev +126.2%

JCurry, May 20, 2012
Photo of bluejacket74
1.9/5  rDev -14%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

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.

bluejacket74, May 20, 2012
Photo of javi10653
3/5  rDev +35.7%

javi10653, May 19, 2012
Photo of colbster92
2.25/5  rDev +1.8%

colbster92, May 19, 2012
Photo of Mikecap
3/5  rDev +35.7%

Mikecap, May 18, 2012
Photo of Stevie_Janowski
2.75/5  rDev +24.4%

Stevie_Janowski, May 18, 2012
Photo of daniel27
2.5/5  rDev +13.1%

daniel27, May 16, 2012
Photo of Katerade
4/5  rDev +81%

Katerade, May 16, 2012
Photo of gutbuster
2/5  rDev -9.5%

gutbuster, May 15, 2012
Photo of BeerMane
1.88/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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.

BeerMane, May 14, 2012
Photo of ck132286
3.75/5  rDev +69.7%

ck132286, May 13, 2012
Photo of Irish7r
3/5  rDev +35.7%

Irish7r, May 13, 2012
Photo of Stinkypuss
1.95/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

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.

Stinkypuss, May 13, 2012
Bud Light Platinum from Anheuser-Busch
54 out of 100 based on 1,453 ratings.