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Bud Light Platinum - Anheuser-Busch

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Bud Light PlatinumBud Light Platinum

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BA SCORE
54
awful

1,599 Ratings
THE BROS
60
poor

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Ratings: 1,599
Reviews: 310
rAvg: 2.21
pDev: 34.84%
Wants: 16
Gots: 254 | 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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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%

Photo of SlaughteredWolf
1.25/5  rDev -43.4%

Photo of bifrost17
1.75/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of Zaphog
2/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of mothman
1.5/5  rDev -32.1%

Photo of KuehneBe
1.58/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Appearance
Poured from a pretty blue bottle, which successfully hides the "watered-down apple juice" look. It almost reminds me of apple wine mixed with carbonated water, a popular drink in Frankfurt, Germany. The complete lack of head completes the picture.

Smell
Typical macro-lager smell: corn, grains, and canned mushrooms. Nothing else to smell here, move along.

Taste
There is a slight hint of cheap beer up front, then a sweetness reminiscent of (again) apple juice, a split-second of slight bitterness, and then nothing. One of the most forgettable and un-beery taste profile's I've ever tried. But it lacks the urine-flavor many BMCs tend to have. That's good, right? Right?

Mouthfeel
I honestly can't stop comparing this to watered down apple juice. If someone told me that this was in fact 75% carbonated water and 25% apple juice, I'd believe it in a heartbeat.

Overall
Imagine Keystone Light, with a hint of apple juice and water from a can of canned corn. It's fizzy, forgettable, forthright fraudulent. This doesn't even go well with pizza.

Photo of TypsiYpsi
2.25/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of harpus
2.75/5  rDev +24.4%

Photo of PeterOrlando92
2.25/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of angrybabboon
2.41/5  rDev +9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I would like to publicly blame Goblinmunkey7 for my possession of this beer. Or perhaps thank?

Appearance: Reluctantly poured this out of its neon blue, non-refundable bottle - clear, golden straw - looks like a typical light lager (a dull, pale yellow) - starts with and retains a small, fizzy white head - surprisingly, leaves some lacing

Smell: Water, with some sweet corn and alcohol - kind of smells like a remarkably clean malt liquor that has been watered down - some hints of light, pale grains

Taste: Seltzer water blended with corn, with a touch of white bread - inoffensive and clean - a touch of grain, some corn husk - not much else, I'm afraid

Mouthfeel: Light, fizzy, smooth, easy to drink on a night filled with bad decisions

Overall: BL NUMS PLZ

I can't decide whether to be amused or to be concerned that the existence of this beer is a legitimate sign that the world is ending. Regardless, I think I prefer this to Bud Light. As Bud Light is nothing short of a watery alcohol-delivery system, I guess if you're in the market for this type of beverage, you might as well go for something with 6.00% ABV.

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2.25/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of bumchilly25
2/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of Jemenhiser
2.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of Resuin
1.5/5  rDev -32.1%

Photo of 5lat5ive
1.5/5  rDev -32.1%

Photo of McSully
2.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of Stinger80OH
1.25/5  rDev -43.4%

Bud Light Platinum from Anheuser-Busch
54 out of 100 based on 1,599 ratings.