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Bud Light Platinum - Anheuser-Busch

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BA SCORE
54
awful

1,491 Ratings
THE BROS
60
poor

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Ratings: 1,491
Reviews: 289
rAvg: 2.21
pDev: 34.84%
Wants: 13
Gots: 171 | 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 canders0927
2.25/5  rDev +1.8%

canders0927, Jun 02, 2012
Photo of olbubba
1.75/5  rDev -20.8%

olbubba, Jun 02, 2012
Photo of avisong
1.75/5  rDev -20.8%

avisong, Jun 02, 2012
Photo of Oddment
2.25/5  rDev +1.8%

Oddment, Jun 02, 2012
Photo of Suds
2.33/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Although not a fan of light American lagers, I'll try to be as open minded as possible. From a cobalt blue bottle, the beer is a very clear, very pale yellow color...utterly transparent. It has a white head for maybe 40 seconds, after which it is completely foam-less. The beer is less carbonated than other light lagers that I recall. It's aroma is clean, and a little fruity (surprisingly). It doesn't smell much like a beer...not much malt of hops...just some graininess and distant, undiscernible fruit. The taste is sweeter than expected as well. It's not exactly malty, but rather very sugary. No hop flavor or balance. Finish is clean, but a lingering cotton-candy-like flavor pervades the aftertaste. Light in body, but not as watery as expected. Not my kind of beer, for sure.

Suds, Jun 02, 2012
Photo of jstein89
1.5/5  rDev -32.1%

jstein89, Jun 01, 2012
Photo of SaxmanRick
1.25/5  rDev -43.4%

SaxmanRick, Jun 01, 2012
Photo of Billolick
2.65/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

My 21 year old son left a few bottles of this in the fridge, so...what the hell...lets see what we've got here.

Pour super clear and super light. Minimal head to speak of

Next to no nose, just perhaps a light wiff of malt.

Nexto to know malt flavor, next to no hop character.

Platinum? Please..very little going on here..

Billolick, May 31, 2012
Photo of brock146
1/5  rDev -54.8%

brock146, May 30, 2012
Photo of snocntry
3/5  rDev +35.7%

snocntry, May 30, 2012
Photo of nheinzie57
1.75/5  rDev -20.8%

nheinzie57, May 30, 2012
Photo of herring556
2/5  rDev -9.5%

herring556, May 29, 2012
Photo of JDavidF
4.25/5  rDev +92.3%

JDavidF, May 29, 2012
Photo of MoreThanWine
2.2/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Let me start by saying although I'm hard on BMCs I do like to be fair and that includes pointing out when one of their products is marginally better than another of theirs. That being said, Bud Light Platinum is marginally better than Bud Light. The latter is basically water, the Platinum though a pumped up version with more alcohol and such at least has more substance to it.

Poured an 1/8" white foam head but it held a pretty good length of time and didn't seem artificially induced like the bulk mainstream stuff. The body is the standard clear pale straw yellow of BMCs. Same with the smell, the standard sort of grass and corn. And the taste, fairly watery, grass and corn, but a creamier body than the Bud Light, and a slight bitter aftertaste that reminds you it was a beer and not just a cold anything.

MoreThanWine, May 28, 2012
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
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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 Drk93TT
1.25/5  rDev -43.4%

Drk93TT, May 20, 2012
Bud Light Platinum from Anheuser-Busch
54 out of 100 based on 1,491 ratings.