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Bud Light Platinum - Anheuser-Busch

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BA SCORE
54
awful

1,579 Ratings
THE BROS
60
poor

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Ratings: 1,579
Reviews: 298
rAvg: 2.21
pDev: 34.84%
Wants: 14
Gots: 216 | 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 heganhound
2/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of UncleAddie
1.25/5  rDev -43.4%

Photo of JohnLynch
2/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of boilermakerbrew
2.4/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A- Pours just like a bud light. Clear, yellow-golden color. Very fizzy head, but no retention or lacing.

S- Kinda smells like a malt liquor. Very malty and sweet scents on the nose. Mostly cereal malts, rice, corn, etc.

T- Tastes like it smells. Very sweet, and just like a malt liquor. Very light with tons of cereal grains. No hops detectable.

M- Very light and very carbonated. Capitalizes on the word "drinkability." Light and refreshing on such a hot day.

Overall, on hot days where this is ice cold, is about the only use for it. About the same as bud light, just with more alcohol and a little sweeter.

Photo of billbeers
3/5  rDev +35.7%

Photo of JoePQ
2.25/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of dhannes
3.15/5  rDev +42.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Poured chilled into a Perfect Pint and let warmed up to about 50º.

A=Pale and murky...light greenish yellow. Head left quickly but a 1/4" head remained at the end.

S=Pungent smell of hops...more like stale hops left over from a house party. Sour, not appealing.

T=Rather smooth...quite hoppy, with sweetness of corn present and a bit sour. Slightly more flavorful than other light beers, but lacking barley.

M=Very drinkable...cannot detect higher alcohol and minimal carbonation. Designed for msss consumption.

O=A bit better than I anticipated...no longer a fan of light beers...as lights go, this was alright if you like the heavy hops and sweetness.

Photo of tectactoe
1.59/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

This stuff doesn't taste any different than Bud Light. I haven't done a side-by-side to be sure, though, so perhaps there are some nuances and small subtleties that hadn't carried over in my memory.

Pale straw-yellow body, crystal clear with a bone-white "head" that fizzles away quicker than my checking account after BCBS is released each year. Grains on the nose, grains on the nose, smellin' like a BUD with yo' grains on the nose. Grainy, corny, and full of metallic tones, this stuff is not a pleasure to smell, and it only gets more pungent as it warms.

Drink it ice cold, so you numb your taste buds from the poorly laid out grains and sweet, corn-like malts. More metallic in the taste, this stuff couldn't be any more "meh". No alcohol taste present (6% ABV woo!) Crisp, lighter-than-light mouth feel. Stay away from this stuff, unless you're trying to hit that frat boy buzz.

Photo of buschbeer
2.53/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle
Served in a pilsner glass

A - It is straw colored, and I got a giant white head. It quickly vanished. Looks like a lot of carbonation.

S - I get some sweet malt and some soap.

T - It is sweet. I get some grain and a hint of alcohol. It tastes like sweetened Bud Light.

M - Thin

O - The bottle shore is purdy.

Photo of cjac
2.25/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of LCannon4
2.25/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Tnkemist
3/5  rDev +35.7%

Photo of Hyhat
1.75/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of planet_rob
1.03/5  rDev -53.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This is simply terrible....or rather 'terrbul'.

The only nice thing I can say about this beer is that the blue bottle is very pretty.
The foam looks bad. The mouth feel is unpleasant. It honestly smells like urine to me....urine from a chronic drunk.

AB is such a shit company. If you're a typical DUHguy, then you'll probably like this.
If not, go get a nice stout.

Photo of Beastdog75
1.9/5  rDev -14%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Hmmm... another variation of Bud Light. AB seems to keep on churning out different variations of their light beer products (Bud Select, Select 55, Bud Light Lime, Light Wheat, etc.). I guess it is profitable for them, but it seems like market saturation to me. I heard Bud Light Platinum described as a "sweeter tasting Bud Light with a higher alcohol content." That pretty much sums this one up. The blue bottle is pretty eye catching though.

Platinum pours a pale gold color, and a fingers worth of foam forms but disappears in under 30 seconds. The aroma is mostly musty, with a light sweet grain smell underneath. The mouthfeel is thin and fizzy, no surprise there. There is some noticeable sweetness with the first sip, with some hints of green apple present. A light taste of alcohol is also noticeable. The dryness in the finish is very light, and the flavor of the beer is nearly neutral. Some of the green apple and light grains linger on in the aftertaste, but that too is a bit too clean. Even with the increased ABV, I did not experience any alcoholic warmth in this beer.

I'm surprised that this is even considered a light beer. Sure it tastes like one, but its caloric content is only about 8 calories less than a regular Budweiser. Light in taste only, and more alcoholic than a standard American macro means that this is probably meant for beer pong or something of that nature. A decent thirst quencher? Maybe, but not really a decent beer.

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
2.4/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I forget which tailgate, probably Wolfpack baseball, that I got to try this at, but nonetheless, as they say in the commercials, here we go. . .

Pours almost as light as Bud Light. A little more of the dark gold thing going for it. Big head that falls into oblivion. Smell, kind of one of those hybrid lager yeasts and shitty belgian kind of thing going on. The smell stood out here, and not in a good way.

Taste, fairly inoffensive, I think I can actually taste quite a bit of alcohol even though it is only 6%. Barely any hop presence, and that is even up against barely any malt presence.

Look, you know how this beer goes. Light everything, bigger alcohol. Tired of people making fun of you for drinking diet low alcohol beer? Now you're a big man, drinking 6% diet beer. oooh.

Photo of Pbhockey04
1.05/5  rDev -52.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I was at a bar and just wanted to give it a shot since I heard mixed reviews about it. Some of my college friends (who don't know good beer) said it was good. The bartender said people who like AB products don't like it. I took 1 sip of it and 1 word came to mind. YUCK!! It tasted worse then bud light. I couldn't tell if there was flavor in the beer or it was just plain alcohol. If your going to have a light beer put less alcohol in it, not more.

Photo of dreis
2/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of JLaws
3.25/5  rDev +47.1%

Photo of secondtooth
1.53/5  rDev -30.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Clear, pale yellow, with a thick head of white carbonation which dissipates into absolutely nothing at all.

Nose is subtle. I get almost nothing -- a bit of cream corn and maybe a little citrus. Weird.

Taste is sweet and sticky. Hints of fruity citrus are in there, which I'd suppose(?) is the hops, but this one seems way off balance to me. I'm trying to be fair, but this one barely feels like beer, it's so sweet. Awful, and a challenge to finish.

Photo of DasPuma
2.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of gtermi
1.5/5  rDev -32.1%

Photo of Stixjr
2/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of BlurryVisi0n
1.63/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Served in a pint glass.

Appearance: Light golden color, body is flat looking. White head very thin rising to 1/3".

Smell: have you smelled nothing, then you have smelled platinum.

Taste: light hops, ten again it a light beer. NOthing else going on even though it has a 6% ABV level you can't even taste any alcohol.

Mouth: slightly dry, and a little flat.

Overall: spend the extra bucks and get yourself something real, very bland and you will find better out there. Salud.

Photo of EagleTalon
1.13/5  rDev -48.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Pours out to a temporary thin sudsy head and "triple filtered" clear urine color. Aroma is grain and sweet fruit juice. Flavor is bland, grainy, cider-like and has absolutely no discernible hop features. Despite the dry feel, it tastes sweet and corny. Mouthfeel is seltzer and astringency. On the balance this beer comes off as dressed up malt liquor. There are better tasting malt liquors out there that cost less.

Bud Light Platinum from Anheuser-Busch
54 out of 100 based on 1,579 ratings.