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Bud Light Platinum - Anheuser-Busch

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Bud Light PlatinumBud Light Platinum

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1,542 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,542
Reviews: 293
rAvg: 2.21
pDev: 34.84%
Wants: 14
Gots: 199 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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 Drk93TT
1.25/5  rDev -43.4%

Drk93TT, May 20, 2012
Photo of JCurry
5/5  rDev +126.2%

JCurry, May 20, 2012
Photo of bluejacket74
1.9/5  rDev -14%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

12 ounce bottle. Served in a nonic pint glass, the beer pours a clear straw gold color with a half inch white head that fizzled away quickly. There's a small amount of lacing left on the glass. Aroma is bready malt/grain, sweet malt and some vegetables/corn/adjuncts. Taste is similar to the aroma, but the vegetable/creamed corn flavor is stronger. Ugh, not good so far. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it's a bit slick with low/moderate carbonation. It just seems to get worse the longer I drink it. The only bright sides to this brew is that the mouthfeel isn't bad, and that the 6% ABV isn't very noticeable. Bought this as a single at Liquor Barn. I won't be trying this again anytime soon. Give me a regular Bud Light any day over this, I'm not joking.

bluejacket74, May 20, 2012
Photo of javi10653
3/5  rDev +35.7%

javi10653, May 19, 2012
Photo of colbster92
2.25/5  rDev +1.8%

colbster92, May 19, 2012
Photo of Mikecap
2.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Mikecap, May 18, 2012
Photo of Stevie_Janowski
2.75/5  rDev +24.4%

Stevie_Janowski, May 18, 2012
Photo of daniel27
2.5/5  rDev +13.1%

daniel27, May 16, 2012
Photo of Katerade
4/5  rDev +81%

Katerade, May 16, 2012
Photo of gutbuster
2/5  rDev -9.5%

gutbuster, May 15, 2012
Photo of BeerMane
1.88/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a pale yellow, very fizzy and settles quick with no head or lacing. The scent of rice, grain and a sweet note come from this beer. I felt it has a very limited flavor, it almost seems to taste like it's high alcohol cousin Bud Ice. It carries a smooth feel with a heavy carbonation. Overall I felt the concept of this beer was to produce a high alcohol Bud Light to get you drunk quicker. I wouldn't recommend this unless you want to get smashed fast without spending a lot.

BeerMane, May 14, 2012
Photo of ck132286
3.75/5  rDev +69.7%

ck132286, May 13, 2012
Photo of Irish7r
3/5  rDev +35.7%

Irish7r, May 13, 2012
Photo of Stinkypuss
1.95/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Bud Light Platinum

LOOK: Blue bottle poured into a clear plastic cup. Palest of yellows bordering on white. Almost looks like a witbier , but with a bit more clarity. Head crackles and fizzes to nothing.

SMELL: Aroma of cereal grains, rice wine, with mild vegetal notes. A bit stronger smell than most light lagers, bordering on malt liquor territory.

TASTE: cloying sweetness, twang of spent hop, rice and cereal grain soda with a small hint of alcohol. Light overall flavors but the flavors that do remain are not very tasty.

FEEL: Light bodied, watery, lingering creamed corn flavor, well carbonated.

OVERALL: Imagine the palest maibock in the world devoid of all traditional flavors. Take this and add sugar and rice, and you have the platinum. Swill that will surely catch some amateurs off guard. Avoid this beverage if you can, otherwise you will be engulfing sub par quaffs.

Stinkypuss, May 13, 2012
Photo of mfigueroa713
2.5/5  rDev +13.1%

mfigueroa713, May 13, 2012
Photo of ZachRusk
2.5/5  rDev +13.1%

ZachRusk, May 13, 2012
Photo of Maximusmaximus
2.95/5  rDev +33.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bud Light Platinum cannot be judged as a craft beer because it's not and it's not trying to be. What it is trying to be is a high alcohol content light American lager with mass appeal. In this, they have succeeded. It's a approachable beer that requires less work to get drunk (and I think that's the whole point). It has most of the distinguishing characteristics of regular Bud Light; refreshing smell, crystal clear and fizzy, faded gold color. The higher alcohol content is masked by a sweetness that is muted and vague but surprisingly pleasant. If I ever find myself at a frat party again, however unlikely that may be, I just might bring this one along.

Maximusmaximus, May 13, 2012
Photo of Bigtimmy
3/5  rDev +35.7%

Bigtimmy, May 13, 2012
Photo of ArsenalBB
3.5/5  rDev +58.4%

ArsenalBB, May 12, 2012
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2/5  rDev -9.5%

Chisfinest84, May 12, 2012
Photo of robertaddis
2.75/5  rDev +24.4%

robertaddis, May 12, 2012
Photo of atr2605
2.23/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A-pours a crystal clear yellow with a white head that has very poor retention.
S- slight sweet aroma, pretty faint
T-not a lot going on in the flavor. Seems more balanced than normal bud light and doesn't have as much form in the flavor
M-light bodied
O- an improvement from bud light, but that's also not saying a lot. Won't seek it out but could drink it if it was available.

atr2605, May 10, 2012
Photo of Leschber
2.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Leschber, May 09, 2012
Photo of jettjon
2.53/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bud Light Platinum for my 600th review? Fuck yeah! Bar pour into a pint glass yields zero head with tiny bits of foam. Super clarity with great carbonation. Nose is sweet with artificial fruity flavors, a bit bready, and grassy. Taste is sweet and bready, with “malt beverage” written all over it. Mouth is crisp and bubbly.

Overall: Not bad. Budweiser has hit a home run with this product I think, for it does precisely what (some) consumers want: Deliver an assload of alcohol in a light, inoffensive, and even trendy-wicked-cool package. Touché, Inbev.

jettjon, May 09, 2012
Photo of BigTrubble
3/5  rDev +35.7%

BigTrubble, May 08, 2012
Bud Light Platinum from Anheuser-Busch
54 out of 100 based on 1,542 ratings.