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Bud Light Platinum - Anheuser-Busch

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1,617 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,617
Reviews: 318
rAvg: 2.21
pDev: 34.84%
Wants: 16
Gots: 287 | 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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Photo of Brenden
1.7/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Eventually, you just can't put it off any longer. As much as I hate stupid BMC gimmicks, I feel the need to get this one out of the way. From what I understand, it's Bud Light with more alcohol in a sleek blue bottle; that's class.

It's about the same color as BL, extremely pale and light. A pure white head actually does develop to over a finger, even if it doesn't stay, but it does leave foam when it fades. There's very little lacing.
The nose isn't so bad; typical grains, corn husk, cereals, etc., with perhaps a little more green apple skin tartness.
Bud light didn't make me gag; it's just lame. This makes me gag. It's the same stuff in the foundation with more cooked vegetable, creamed corn, and rubbing alcohol. A puppy was just brutally murdered somewhere. A crow calls out to the dark night sky. Nobody hears. Really, though. I may vomit. From one sip. It's just sitting there.
What compounds the unholy terror of the flavor is what I would consider part of the mouthfeel: there's actually a burning sensation in my throat as soon as it hits. Minutes later, it still stings. WTF just happened? For this, I was not prepared.
Coming into this, I was expecting a (barely) boozier BL, not Bud Light Battery Acid & Turpentine.
I'm fairly certain I just developed diabetes (types 1 AND 2), ALS, and AIDS, and possibly chlamydia.

Photo of odbjs735
1.5/5  rDev -32.1%

Photo of dougmiller112
1/5  rDev -54.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Although Dos Equis is not the greated beer, I will paraphrase The World's Most Interesting Man, "I'm sorry, you lost me at 'Budweiser'". Honestly, this beer serves no purpose to anyone who understands beer. Maybe this one would do well on "beershitvocate.com"

Photo of zac16125
1.58/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

12oz bottle poured into a pilsner glass

A: Pours a translucent light straw/urine color, with 1.5 fingers width of white head, which dissipates down very quickly to effectively nothing.  Leaves trace amount of spotty lacing. Tons of carbonation bubbles can be seen rising to the top of the glass, which would help the appearance if not for the completely unappealing base color.

S: Generic sweetness, some hop spice, lots of corn, a hay like characteristic, skunk/road kill (seriously).  Pretty gross.  

T: Not much going on here.  A big generic sweetness, and traditional pilsner malt/ AAL flavors.   Not terrible at first but gets worse with every sip as the generic sweetness and adjunct flavors become more and more offensive.  

M/D: Not as thin as I anticipated.  Medium bodied, with heavy carbonation.  The mouthfeel is somewhat syrupy, but not in a good way.  Drinkability is exceedingly low for the style.  

O: I'm not really sure where this beer fits in the scheme of things.  I get that the point was to make a higher ABV bud light, but this seems to accentuate the negative qualities of both light beer and higher ABV beer.  It has the flavor profile of a heavy light adjunct lager, with the drinkability of a thicker, bad, high ABV beer.  If the goal is 'beer to get you drunk', it doesn't really work since the drinkability is so low. I could easily drink multiple coors lights before I would drink one of these.  If the goal was to make a more flavorful light beer, again it misses the mark as it does have MORE flavor, but the flavor is just plain bad.  This is a complete miss for me, and something I do think I would ever buy, no matter what the occasion.  

Photo of WaterCzar
2/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of georgiafire
4.3/5  rDev +94.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

It tastes good and gets you hammered quickly. Any other qualities aside, what else constitutes a good beer? Get over yourself. It's an American beer that puts the desired effect above complex snobby flavors. It is what it is. Good for beer pong and getting lucky on a week night. Unpretentious and gets the job done.

Photo of DavidFord89
5/5  rDev +126.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance - Has a crisp, raw look to it. The bottle itself conveys a more sleek energy as compared to the standard Bud Light appearance and when poured in a glass it comes off as an exceedingly approachable nectar.

Smell - The uniform, mellow-like aroma that we have come to be familiar with from the Budweiser kin of beers. No one fragrance is overpowered but you can tell there is a quality mingling of sensations here.

Taste - Refreshing and effortless to drink, quintessential for sultry months, casually drinking or when looking to pace oneself. A lighter flavor compared to other beers of analogous alcohol content. Taking a sip the beer is very punctual with it's flavors and becomes acutely enjoyable.

Mouthfeel - First-rate and undemanding to take on. An almost glassy yet distinct punch manifests itself within every swig.

Overall - This has to be the hands down selection between light beers and even compared to "heavy" beers or craft selections depending on what the affair is. A magnificent middle ground is found between the higher alcohol content common with craft beers or even other types of alcohol while still remaining "light", crisp, and fortifying. The ideal beer for any occasion.

Photo of closisinthehouse
2/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of GannonCamper
3/5  rDev +35.7%

Photo of HangingJohnny
2/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of Rocketman8911
1.5/5  rDev -32.1%

Photo of tenacioustomato
2.25/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of RockOnKatie
2.25/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Rabidsmurf01
3.75/5  rDev +69.7%

Photo of briiguy
2.25/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of ShadyJay
1/5  rDev -54.8%

Photo of Batmitestar
2/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Appearance: Looks like Bud Light, maybe a tiny bit more color, but nothing special. Inoffensive perhaps?

Smell: Smells like Bud Light which is to say like a tiny bit of corn or maybe wheat along with some metallic tones.

Taste: It certainly is more rewarding than Bud Light -- but that's not to say it's good. It has very little flavor, little bit of corn, little bit of wheat, not much substance at all. Again, inoffensive to the point of being empty. Which I believe is the point of Bud Light in general.

Mouthfeel: This stuff is carbonated like a soda. Thin and watery otherwise. Perfect for frat boys who've not yet learned to appreciate a beer with fewer bubbles.

Overall: I would choose this over Bud Light, Coors Light, Miller Light etc. But I would choose Bud regular or PBR if I'm somewhere with nothing but macro brews.

I predict it will be a fart in the pan like lots of other Bud products. Wish they would trade it for Bud Dry Reprise. Of course, I may have been too young to know that Bud Dry was just another crappy macro the last time it was available!

Photo of bfjochim
3.45/5  rDev +56.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Its budlight with a little more kick. Considering budlight is one of if not the top selling beer in america....it can't be that bad. I would like to know what this triple filtered idea is all about. Obviously it has to do with putting more alcohol into the beer, but are they fortifying it with alcohol or furmenting it further?

I really like it!

Photo of FriedGold2112
1/5  rDev -54.8%

Photo of beerme626
1.25/5  rDev -43.4%

Photo of ejh06752
1.5/5  rDev -32.1%

Photo of 4Socialanxiety
2.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of StoicBeast
2/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of BigT0406
2.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of djbow
2.03/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A- Pours a very clear piss yellow with a 1 finger white head that fades instantly.

S- Almost no aroma. What there is smells of corn, sweet malts, booze and skunk. Thanks stupid blue bottle.

T- Sweet corn, malt an booze. No bitterness at all and a strange sweet metallic after taste.

M- VERY thin, watery texture and body. Smooth. Too much carbonation.

O- This beer is sort of baby malt liquer poorly done. Another crap product from Anheuser-Busch. This is one that I will avoid and would choose most other beers over this one.

Glass: Dimpled Mug

Bud Light Platinum from Anheuser-Busch
54 out of 100 based on 1,617 ratings.