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Bud Light Platinum - Anheuser-Busch

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BA SCORE
54
awful

1,615 Ratings
THE BROS
60
poor

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Ratings: 1,615
Reviews: 318
rAvg: 2.21
pDev: 34.84%
Wants: 16
Gots: 284 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Light Lager |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: DarthKostrizer on 12-31-2011

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Photo of jsisko01
3/5  rDev +35.7%
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

Photo of lalakers24
3/5  rDev +35.7%

Photo of bobojuice
1/5  rDev -54.8%

Photo of Phyl21ca
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.

Photo of jeffbrister
1.63/5  rDev -26.2%
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.

Photo of GntSquid
1.25/5  rDev -43.4%

Photo of pooogy
2/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of kevmcdin2003
3.25/5  rDev +47.1%

Photo of womencantsail
2.98/5  rDev +34.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a pale golden color with a short lived white head. Nose reveals a striking similarity to Bud Light. Corn, sweet cereal, no hops, faint yeast, and minimal esters. Maybe not quite as watery. Flavor does have a touch of hop character, but otherwise your typical light/pale lager. Cereal and grain sweetness, mild yeast, and some water. Very high carbonation and very light body. I actually like it better than Bud Light.

Photo of GoatRoyal
1.5/5  rDev -32.1%

Photo of craigmj7
1.25/5  rDev -43.4%

Photo of GossageBrewery
2.03/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Poured a clear pale yellow color, produces a small amount of head and no retention. Aroma of this Light Lager consists of bread and grain. Light in body, this brew has some slight grain flavor, mild hop bitterness and a warm finish. I'm not sure where AB is going with this beer, what category they are trying to fill, but i think it has less to do with beer style and more to do with trying to fill up shelf space. This will be another short lived failure by AB/INBEV.

Photo of Thecasehead
1.5/5  rDev -32.1%

Photo of primrose54
1.5/5  rDev -32.1%

Photo of BeerMeBrah
2/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of Doyle
2.25/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Tpitty23
3/5  rDev +35.7%

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

This is my second review of Bud Light Platinum. Comparing this to my new found love of IPA's, Let's see what we get. Poured from a mini keg into a lager glass. Pours a piss yellow with half a finger's worth of foamy head, Leaving absolutely no lacing. The smell was horrendous. Rotten corn, Vomit, and some stale rice. The taste wasn't much better. Some chemical grain, the faintest amount of malt, and perhaps some rubbing alchohol? Tasted horrendous compared to crafts. The mouthfeel was a heavy metallic flavor with even more of what seemed like burning chemicals coming through. This beer is not smooth whatsoever. Overall, This is absolute garbage, And I am glad that I had finally made the choice to start exploring REAL beer. I cannot believe I used to drink this slop and enjoy it.

Photo of Zaku
2/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of Danobold
2.25/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of tjacobs610
2.02/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Very clear straw yellow color, had a small head about one finger thick after pouring

Smell: Typical light lager aromas. Grainy and corny aroma with a cereal odor to it as well

Taste: Very crisp but also very plain. Has the cheapness taste that regular Bud Light has

Mouthfeel: Very light, watered down. Very thin as well, not much of a feel to really speak of.

Overall: This beer has no real flavor to speak of, with a poor feel and not a great smell this beer ranks very low for me. I would rather drink Bud Light even with the lower ABV.

Photo of sanitarium16
1.75/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of mccleandr1
2.75/5  rDev +24.4%

Photo of Shasty
3/5  rDev +35.7%

Photo of tomasher
1.5/5  rDev -32.1%

Bud Light Platinum from Anheuser-Busch
54 out of 100 based on 1,615 ratings.