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Bud Light Platinum - Anheuser-Busch

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BA SCORE
54
awful

1,493 Ratings
THE BROS
60
poor

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Ratings: 1,493
Reviews: 289
rAvg: 2.21
pDev: 34.84%
Wants: 13
Gots: 173 | 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 Hanzo
2.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Hanzo, Mar 03, 2012
Photo of Nikki
3/5  rDev +35.7%

Nikki, Mar 03, 2012
Photo of dogfishandi
2.28/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

12oz twist off, blue bottle. split with my dad poured into a snifter.

extremely clear watery yellow color with a thin pure white colored head. it did keep a somewhat retentive thick white ring and showed some lace as well. i was constantly swirling the glass... a good amount of carbonation bubbles.

mineral water is mostly what i get out of the aroma. hints of sweet corn and maybe the slightest bit of rotten egg.

the taste is almost identical to regular bud light. lagery mineral water, sweet corn like grains and hints of yeast. maybe even slight hints of pickle juice? but very clean.

very light bodied with a rather watery feel. over carbonated at first, but steady swirling brings it to about the right level.

as far as light lagers go, this really isnt bad. bud light is prolly my favorite out of all the macro light lagers, but thats not saying much as its one of my least favorite styles. this is hardly any different than regular bud light, maybe the slightest bit more taste, but still not something i would ever buy and even avoid drinking if it was free. and i really dont understand the whole concept behind this beer, all i can make of it is a ploy to alcoholics.

dogfishandi, Mar 03, 2012
Photo of onetodave
2.5/5  rDev +13.1%

onetodave, Mar 03, 2012
Photo of aval89
2.1/5  rDev -5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A: clear light gold with half finger head. Head settles quickly.

S: sweet veggie like aroma. Some grain. Smells like budlight.

T: sweet corn upfront. Then you get some more cooked veggie flavors with a sweet aftertaste. You do get a slight hint that there is a bit more alcohol.

Mf: light-medium with prickly carbonation. Leaves a creamy feel after its down.

O: pretty much what I expected. Meh.

aval89, Mar 03, 2012
Photo of tsulli
2/5  rDev -9.5%

tsulli, Mar 03, 2012
Photo of ngingras
3/5  rDev +35.7%

ngingras, Mar 02, 2012
Photo of jriggins6
2/5  rDev -9.5%

jriggins6, Mar 02, 2012
Photo of Sean9689
2.18/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Bottle into pint glass...not sure why but I at least wanted to give this a try.

A - Pours yellow, fizzy, looks like water.

S - Smells like a grain mill, pond water, and metal.

T - Tastes like a grain mill, pond water, and metal.

M - Light body, fizzy carbonation, drinks like water.

O - Why did I do this? Oh well, at least now I know I won't have to worry about ticking this any longer. Below average light lager.

Sean9689, Mar 02, 2012
Photo of undeadozzy
1.55/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

A - Drank directly out of the bottle, but from what I could gather by looking at it through the blue bottle (which is pretty cool, but doesn't make the beer any better), looks like the regular, run of the mill light beer.

S - Smells like beer. A little more beery than the usual light beer, but nothing special. Can't pick up on the "high ABV" this beer claims to have at all.

T - Bud Light. That is what this tastes like. Bud Light with a little more beer in it maybe...

M - Thought I was drinking water for a few moments. Has no carbonation really, and doesn't have that beer feel most beers have.

O - It's a good idea for people who like light beer and want to get drunk, but for those of us who actually have taste buds and a functioning brain, I'd definitely avoid this beer.

undeadozzy, Mar 02, 2012
Photo of sukwonee
2.5/5  rDev +13.1%

sukwonee, Mar 02, 2012
Photo of Antonius08
3.25/5  rDev +47.1%

Antonius08, Mar 02, 2012
Photo of Darkmagus82
2.93/5  rDev +32.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from bottle into pint glass

Appearance – Pours a light golden color with a billowy white head. The head fades fast giving just an ever so light bit of lacing.

Smell – Sweet corn aromas are big and bold. The lightest bit of citrus seems to be present as well, but is light in comparison to the sweet corn aroma.

Taste – The taste is as the nose suggests. It gives a big hit of sweet corn taste. Just as in the nose, there is the slightest bit of lemon citrus that bitters the flavor ever so slightly toward the end (still quite sweet however) and rounds out the taste.

Mouthfeel – Medium bodied with a very appropriate level of carbonation. It is also much less watery then the normal light beer.

Overall – This is actually much more flavorful then the average light beer and its mouthfeel blows the normal light beer out of the water. It still is very one dimensional however with its taste consists nearly entirely of corn. Better than the average light beer, that is for sure, but not something to pine for.

Darkmagus82, Mar 02, 2012
Photo of kdawg105
3.88/5  rDev +75.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into glass it looks like its counter parts, but very carbonated. Smell was like Bud but with a little bit more behind the smell maybe an extra sniff of hops, it taste pretty good to me it is very smooth and easy to drink. Overall I think its one of Anheuser-Busch's coolest creation lately I mean more alcohol than bud and less calories I mean can't go wrong there.

kdawg105, Mar 01, 2012
Photo of cwelder
2/5  rDev -9.5%

cwelder, Mar 01, 2012
Photo of Beerboi1123
5/5  rDev +126.2%

Beerboi1123, Mar 01, 2012
Photo of NastyT
2.5/5  rDev +13.1%

NastyT, Mar 01, 2012
Photo of shealoftus14
3.23/5  rDev +46.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Didn't know what to expect when I was about to try this. Certainly has a unique bottle that stands out. I actually didn't mind this. They bumped it up to a 6.0% which I thought was smart. Went down alot easier than I anticipated which could be trouble for people who throw back a lot at a time. Pretty smooth bitter aftertaste. Wasn't too high on the smell but overall didn't mind it.

shealoftus14, Feb 29, 2012
Photo of jsh420
1.25/5  rDev -43.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

pours light yellow with a big fizzy white head that faded fast and left no lacing

smells of sweet grains/corn/rice and alcohol

taste is those same sweet watered down grains and the aftertaste that it left in my mouth was horrid

mouthfeel is watery thin with decent carbonation

overall - whats the point of this beer? its bud light with a higher abv

jsh420, Feb 29, 2012
Photo of captainbearcat
1.5/5  rDev -32.1%

captainbearcat, Feb 29, 2012
Photo of Spiekerbox
1.98/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

A- Pale yellow-clear with a large but thin head that goes away as coke does.

S- Like my college house after we had a kegger the night before, almost cider-ish but some bad grain in there too.

T- A little sweet and watery. Not much flavor at all, others say it has more flavor than normal BL but I would say it is considerably less. Not bad, but not really anything there.

M- Like carbonated water, no body and very crisp finish.

O- If I wanted to get hammered this would be easy to do it with. Has little flavor and is extremely easy to drink, however if I want to enjoy a cheap beer then this isn't it. This gimmick of a beer is definitely the 6% abv and that its "platinum".

Spiekerbox, Feb 29, 2012
Photo of randall7942001
3/5  rDev +35.7%

randall7942001, Feb 28, 2012
Photo of JoeSchmoeIsDigital
1.78/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A - light yellowish or golden, very transparent... slight head at the conclusion of the pour but only lasts about 20 seconds... bottle is very cheap looking, poor marketing if you ask me

S - porridge, reminds me of a stale box of Cheerios... not too much going on here

T - very similar to Bud Light, little bitter though, the 6.5% is very unassuming so if you're just looking to get drunk quickly, this is certainly the beer for you... very watery though, not my style whatsoever

M - very smooth but it should be due to its style so don't read much into that... goes down pretty easily

O - good college dorm room beer, I'm sure it'll be a big hit in that age bracket... for beer enthusiasts though, it's probably not even worth trying, honestly...

JoeSchmoeIsDigital, Feb 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev +81%

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1/5  rDev -54.8%

Marty91, Feb 27, 2012
Bud Light Platinum from Anheuser-Busch
54 out of 100 based on 1,493 ratings.