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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: 255 | 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 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.

Photo of Mdadvoc
3/5  rDev +35.7%

Photo of mdaschaf
2.41/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours a clear straw golden color with a small white foamy head, quickly reducing to a thin cap on top. Lots of bubbles released from the bottom.

S: Mineraly, slightly sweet, cereal grains. A little bit of apple actually, but kind of muted overall.

T: Similar to the aroma in that there really isn't much going on. More grainy malt, biscuit, a little corn, and an extremely faint citrus presence.

M: Light bodied with high carbonation which you can feel as you drink it.

O: Nothing really bad, but not something I want to drink again. Not really sure why anyone would.

Photo of jimmah120
1.83/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

I'm not going to review this like a 'real' beer. I'm not one of those people who unfairly blast beers like this, but this beer is too simple to spend much time on. If you've had bud light, you've had this. It's the same thing, but with a heavier feel and a metallic tinge (the alcohol showing up, I guess). That said, it's well done for what it is: piss-water.

If you enjoy Bud light and want to pay more, but drink less to get drunk: try this.

Photo of chinchill
2.58/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12oz blue bottle served in a snifter.

Th aroma is both faint and not entirely pleasant, having a bit of a metallic note. The flavor is considerably better, with well balanced malt and hops. Still, the flavor is quite mild and lacks complexity or richness.

M: light body is somewhat watery but better than expected. Some crispness from well-chosen level of carbonation

O: Better than expected since this beer had no obvious production flaws. It worked fine as a thirst=quenching beverage after some summer yard work.

P.S. I note this is a rare beer in generating BA ratings all the way from 1 to 5.

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2.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of B967ierhunter177
1.56/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

This beer pours a clear, sparkling yellow with no head or lace. The aroma is lemons and corn. The flavor is mainly lemony with cake and sweet corn notes. It's mouthfeel is thin and it sours as it warms. Bud Light Platinum is okay in a pinch, barely recommended.

Photo of dlin0sbb
2.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of SmokeyDaVillain
2.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of A_Phrance
2/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of dbrauneis
2.09/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours a crystal clear pale straw yellow in color. The beer has a thin soapy white head that quickly reduces to an extremely thin film covering the entire surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Not offensive but there is almost no smell to this beer whatsoever. Very faint hints of sweet corn adjunct malts and some apple juice.

T: Quite sweet with flavors of apple juice, corn adjunct malts, and a hint of rice adjunct malts.

M: Light bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Thin and watery.

O: The best part of this beer is the semi-transparent blue bottle that it comes in. Not surprising but it is not too much different from regular Bud Light. Drinks like water but I don't have any desire to have more than one of these... ever.

Photo of wtighe03
3/5  rDev +35.7%

Photo of Jsmitty1967
2/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of metter98
2.23/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

A: The beer is crystal clear light yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin head that quickly died down, leaving lacing on the surface and a thin ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: There are light aromas of Concord grapes in the nose along with some hints of grainy malts.
T: The taste is not very flavorful and has some hints of corn and rice malts.
M: It feels light-bodied and a bit thin on the palate with a moderate to high amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink but doesn’t taste much more that slightly flavored water.

Photo of NStaggerion
2.25/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of bigchiefa
1/5  rDev -54.8%

Photo of vrbulldog22
2/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of OSUBucksfan09
3/5  rDev +35.7%

Photo of burnerfinger
2.34/5  rDev +5.9%
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%

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