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Bud Light Platinum - Anheuser-Busch

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BA SCORE
54
awful

1,549 Ratings
THE BROS
60
poor

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Ratings: 1,549
Reviews: 294
rAvg: 2.21
pDev: 34.84%
Wants: 14
Gots: 202 | 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 K1NGP1N
2/5  rDev -9.5%

K1NGP1N, May 26, 2012
Photo of sh00ky
2.5/5  rDev +13.1%

sh00ky, May 26, 2012
Photo of ncbucknut
2.5/5  rDev +13.1%

ncbucknut, May 25, 2012
Photo of DustinPurvis
1.25/5  rDev -43.4%

DustinPurvis, May 24, 2012
Photo of hardy008
1.48/5  rDev -33%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Pale gold color with a small foamy white head which fades quickly leaving no lacing. Smells like cooked grain, probably rice. Very bland.

Taste is much the same as the aroma. Cooked grain, very little in the way of hops or malt flavor. Blah.

6.00 % abv is a light beer? Since when? Well carbonated, and light bodied. I was curious enough to try one of these, but I should have known better. Avoid at all costs.

hardy008, May 24, 2012
Photo of Jmick28
2/5  rDev -9.5%

Jmick28, May 24, 2012
Photo of Shineonsolar
3.25/5  rDev +47.1%

Shineonsolar, May 24, 2012
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
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2.25/5  rDev +1.8%

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

Mikecap, May 18, 2012
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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
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2.5/5  rDev +13.1%

mfigueroa713, May 13, 2012
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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
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3/5  rDev +35.7%

Bigtimmy, May 13, 2012
Bud Light Platinum from Anheuser-Busch
54 out of 100 based on 1,549 ratings.