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Bud Light Platinum - Anheuser-Busch

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Bud Light PlatinumBud Light Platinum

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1,578 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,578
Reviews: 297
rAvg: 2.21
pDev: 34.84%
Wants: 14
Gots: 215 | 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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2/5  rDev -9.5%

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3/5  rDev +35.7%

Photo of burnerfinger
2.35/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

had been looking forward to this since I saw the ad on the super bowl in 2012 - bought it 1st time I saw it in June. poured from the 12 oz bottle into my new belgium goblet

A:pours TOO light, like watery lemonade. a bit more golden in the glass - very very clear a maybe a dark yellow. develops a great bigt 3+ finger head on the pour that you can actually hear as it settles super quick and leave no lace at all. a sip of the head gave me the 1st impression of: "watery"

S: corn, metallic corn I guess. not really offensive but not attractive either

t: honestly I had big hopes for this becuase first time I saw about it was a super bowl ad. not as bad as it might be is the best I can say. farily tasteless - but a bit on the bad side, leaving a slightly rancid aftertaste.

M: watery and fizzy

D: only good marks will be here. for sure this is session beer.

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3/5  rDev +35.7%

Photo of ckollias
2.73/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Enjoyed this 12oz bottle out of a large snifter glass.

A: Pours a clear golden hue with a thick white head that slowly dissipates down the glass leaving a nice trail and ending in a soild lace.

S: Mild aromas of grains and malt with a hint of creaminess.

T: Smooth and slightly tart flavor and again like the aroma there is a creaminess here

M: Medium body and medium carbonation.

O: I was not looking forward to drinking this beer – but it was a decent brew. Defintely better than a regular Bud light with a little more alcohol - but nothing I would grab again.

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2.75/5  rDev +24.4%

Photo of mdfb79
2.38/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

From 05/23/12 notes. Poured from a 12 oz. can into a pint glass.

a - Pours a bright, pale straw yellow color that is very transparent, one finger of fluffy white head that only lastsfor a minute or two, and high carbonation evident. Looks like Bud Light.

s - Smells of corn, grains, wheat, and light sweet pale malts. Not much going on at all, but not skunky light some other light lagers. VERY similiar to Bud Light.

t - Tastes of corn, lightly sweet, grains, bread, and wheat. Again, not offensive but nothing going on. Not skunky at all.

m - Light body and low to moderate carbonation. Light, watery mouthfeel.

o - Overall this is pretty much the same exact beer as Bud Light, with slightly less taste and less calories. Might as well drink this if you're drinking Bud Light as at least you'll save half the calories.

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2/5  rDev -9.5%

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2/5  rDev -9.5%

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2.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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1.25/5  rDev -43.4%

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2.25/5  rDev +1.8%

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1.75/5  rDev -20.8%

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1.75/5  rDev -20.8%

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2.25/5  rDev +1.8%

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.

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1.5/5  rDev -32.1%

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1.25/5  rDev -43.4%

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..

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1/5  rDev -54.8%

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3/5  rDev +35.7%

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1.75/5  rDev -20.8%

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2/5  rDev -9.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +92.3%

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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.

Bud Light Platinum from Anheuser-Busch
54 out of 100 based on 1,578 ratings.