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Bud Light Platinum - Anheuser-Busch

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1,618 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,618
Reviews: 318
rAvg: 2.21
pDev: 34.84%
Wants: 16
Gots: 289 | FT: 0
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Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Light Lager |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: DarthKostrizer on 12-31-2011

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3/5  rDev +35.7%

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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
1.88/5  rDev -14.9%
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
2.38/5  rDev +7.7%
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
1.06/5  rDev -52%
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
1.58/5  rDev -28.5%
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
1.15/5  rDev -48%
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.

Photo of egrace84
2.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of TBOZ524
4.16/5  rDev +88.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I sense deep pilsner aromas coming from the front to back of my palate. This craft experiment has launched Anheuser-Busch into a new position in the marketplace. You can taste all of these tones in one sip. If you are looking for a session beer, look no further.

Photo of Zorro
2.05/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Blue glass bottle.

In the glass it is a pale clear yellow fizzy beer with next to no head.

Smell is grains and corn with some sweetness. Some malt and a detectable noble hop scent. It has a scent mostly soda crackers and corn.

Starts out sweet with a corn and crackers taste. Has a strange taste like that of a sorghum beer, sort of a cardboard taste. Tastes like there was some Oxidation in the grains used. Gets sweeter as you drink it, a bit annoying.

Mouthfeel is light.

Overall it is inferior to regular Bud lite. Too sweet and it has that annoying sorghum taste to it.

Photo of duceswild
2/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of hiphopj5
2/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of dubmax
1.75/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of Jeff22
4.75/5  rDev +114.9%

Photo of Tron
1/5  rDev -54.8%

Photo of oriolesfan4
2.28/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Tried this earlier this afternoon at a crab feast on the eastern shore in MD. Remember seeing the commercials during the Super Bowl, finally get a chance to try it (woohoo). Can't say i was too impressed, I'd actually prefer a Bud Light over this one. Has a musty smell and an odd sweetness to it, awkward finish as well. An odd tasting beer, and definitely not good tasting or refreshing by any means. Comes in a fancy blue bottle and has higher ABV, but I'll pass in the future.

Photo of aminobutyricacid
2.75/5  rDev +24.4%

Photo of tone77
2.83/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a blue 12 oz. bottle. Has a bright yellow color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of corn,an unusual somewhat musty odor.Taste is light, a bit musty, alcohol is present, some grains. Feels light in the mouth and overall this is a mediocre beer.

Bud Light Platinum from Anheuser-Busch
54 out of 100 based on 1,618 ratings.