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Bud Light Platinum - Anheuser-Busch

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Bud Light PlatinumBud Light Platinum

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1,491 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,491
Reviews: 289
rAvg: 2.21
pDev: 34.84%
Wants: 14
Gots: 171 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Light Lager |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: DarthKostrizer on 12-31-2011)
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Photo of mkondor8
2.5/5  rDev +13.1%

mkondor8, Feb 26, 2012
Photo of DannyDan
1.45/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Pours out a light yellow straw hue with a thick foamy white head that quickly disappears. Very little retention, no lacing and high carbonation. Can hardly smell anything in this beer, even though I get hints of the typical old corn and old rice smell of the typical american light beer. The taste starts out with some rice, some sweet syrups, followed by alcohol and finishes off with hints of sweet malts. If there is any hops in this, I can't taste them. The mouthfeel is a very light bodied and watered down beer that is smooth and easy to drink. This beer is good if you want a light beer to try to get drunk off of and don't care for taste, but if you care about taste and quality this beer is not for you and it is not for me.

DannyDan, Feb 26, 2012
Photo of DexterP236
1.5/5  rDev -32.1%

DexterP236, Feb 25, 2012
Photo of Beerme09
2/5  rDev -9.5%

Beerme09, Feb 25, 2012
Photo of kevgod
2.5/5  rDev +13.1%

kevgod, Feb 25, 2012
Photo of RockinRob925
1.5/5  rDev -32.1%

RockinRob925, Feb 25, 2012
Photo of haddyhustle302
3/5  rDev +35.7%

haddyhustle302, Feb 25, 2012
Photo of Star80
2.18/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Weird blue bottle, reminds me of a "malternative" drink. Pours out a very pale yellow color, fizzy.

Wow, smell is sulfuric, acetone and some faint off phenolic aromas. Overall not very pleasant!

The taste is actually a bit better than the smell, a tinge of tart apple, some bready malt aftertastes, but I am trying hard to pick up much, and add some alcohol warming if you want to include that in the taste category.

Mouthfeel is prickly like most american macro beers.

Overall this beer is designed to pack more punch than your average light beer all the while delivering the same llittle flavor. The scientists at AB have successfully done this for those beer drinkers who hate the taste of beer.

Star80, Feb 25, 2012
Photo of BTFU
1.85/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

A - Poured with a bubbly head that disappeared immediately. Golden/straw colored

S - Very sharp and pungent compared to regular BL, I can't put a finger on the exact smell but it reminds me of concentrated beer

T - Finishes sweet but there's no malt or hops to speak of

M - Much more bubbly than regular BL and it reminded me more of sparkling grape juice than beer

O - You can't taste the additional alcohol (6% vs 4.5%) but I would take a normal BL over this any day

BTFU, Feb 25, 2012
Photo of Metal4Breakfast
3/5  rDev +35.7%

Metal4Breakfast, Feb 25, 2012
Photo of Lang44
2/5  rDev -9.5%

Lang44, Feb 24, 2012
Photo of bootsandbeer
2/5  rDev -9.5%

bootsandbeer, Feb 22, 2012
Photo of Celtics76
1.75/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Bottle poured into a Crate & Barrel bar glass. No head to speak of. Pale yellow, similar in appearance to a standard Bud Light.

Not sure what the purpose of this beer is, other than to give fans of Bud Light and other macro lagers a quicker path to a buzz. Really doesn't have a pleasant flavor at all. Brought back memories of my days bar hopping on Thames St. Newport when I drank any cheap beer I could get my hands on.

My advice - if you want a decent light beer, spend a couple extra bucks and pick up some Sam Adams Light.

Celtics76, Feb 22, 2012
Photo of byrnemi
3/5  rDev +35.7%

byrnemi, Feb 22, 2012
Photo of cjgator3
2.38/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle

A- Poured into a pint glass. Pours a clear golden yellow color, the same color as my good wedding ring. 

S- The aroma is grainy malts and an ever so slight note of hops.

T- The taste has a bit more flavor than your standard bud light. The taste starts out with some sweetness from the grain and finishes with just a touch of hops. The alcohol was next to non-existent when I first opened the bottle but it creeps up fast as the beer warms up a little which is a detriment to the beer.

M- The mouthfeel is light bodied with a high amount of carbonation.

O- Overall, this is definitely a step up from Bud Light in the flavor department but lacks in the drinkability department due to the higher ABV. I would definitely take this over a Bud Light, but it is not something I would buy on a regular basis especially if there is a better craft option available.

cjgator3, Feb 21, 2012
Photo of bubseymour
3/5  rDev +35.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Let me start by saying I sampled one of these after trying a Southern Tier Choklat. This high ABV Bud is very similar to Bud Light but you get more alcohol and well disguised to boot. I really don't taste anything bad, different etc. from any other BMC Light products. If you want the mediocre flavors of a BMC but don't want to down a 6 pack before you get a buzz...then this is your beer. Nothing good/nothing bad...enjoy!

bubseymour, Feb 21, 2012
Photo of Mark4prez20
1.5/5  rDev -32.1%

Mark4prez20, Feb 21, 2012
Photo of ltdantheman
2.5/5  rDev +13.1%

ltdantheman, Feb 20, 2012
Photo of jordanmckell
2/5  rDev -9.5%

jordanmckell, Feb 20, 2012
Photo of AleWatcher
1.7/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Rather spiffy looking blue bottle into pint glass.

Very clear, only slightly golden tinted.... Kinda yellow in color actually. Half finger white head settled quickly. A half dozen spots of lacing hang back, taunting me with their soulless presence.

Smells surprisingly decent-- a little cider-like quality comes across as airy and light. The boiled corn sneaks in as this warms up though.
The "flavor" is virtually nonexistent, sans the abundance of alcohol on the finish. A light grainy sweetness up front. No bitterness.

Feel is about medium, and has a ton of carbonation-- par for the BMC course.

Overall-- not sure exactly what the demographic for this one is meant to be, but I like the reversal of the trend to make "light lagers" come in under 3% ABV.
Calorie to alcohol ratio has to better here than if some one drank 3 of the Bud Select 55s!

Still, not a beer I'll be drinking again. Way too much alcohol and too little flavor. You're better off with some Malt Liquor.

AleWatcher, Feb 20, 2012
Photo of blackcompg
2.48/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from what I have to admit is a pretty cool looking blue bottle...

Appearance - Never seen this before - really didn't pour any head at all, poured the last half "really rough", and it fizzed for a moment which immediately disappeared. No head at all here - NONE. Color is a perfectly transparent light yellow/gold.

Smell - Hmmmm, light biscuits, faint sweet apples and pears.

Taste - Same as the nose, very light apples and pears, some crispy biscuit is in there too. You can taste alcohol at the end of the sip. Flavors are very light and watered down. Almost tastes like watered down sparkling apple juice with a shot of vodka added.

Mouthfeel - Very thin and watery, medium+ carb adds some nice tingle and crispness, but all of this is very light.

Overall - It's better than bud light, and the flavor really isn't all that bad for what this is. I don't get the corn/adjunct flavors in this at all, it's actually quite light and crisp, and the flavors are definitely pear and apple - but again they are Very light. Ultra drinkable, almost goes down like water. If you want a cheap, lo-cal buzz that has very light crisp apple n biscuits flavor, then try this.

blackcompg, Feb 20, 2012
Photo of WinoSapien
1.78/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Poured into a pint glass and showed a little head and lacing to my suprise.

APPEARANCE --- Clear, pale yellow

SMELL --- Can barely smell anything at all, sweet alcohol?

TASTE --- This is really hard to describe other than it has virtually no flavor at all. It tastes like sparkling water with a drop of sugary Jack Daniels.

I only paid $5.99 for the sixer but nonetheless I still felt overcharged. This "beer" is only good for people who want to catch a quick buzz and not really savor a good brew.

WinoSapien, Feb 20, 2012
Photo of AndrewMichael
3/5  rDev +35.7%

AndrewMichael, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of barnzy78
1.98/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

12oz blue bottle, pours extra pale with a white, fizzy head that dissipates to nothing in a minute or so. It's paler than I expected, but the clarity is stunning. Aromas are weak with some corn & grain. Tastes are weak and watery, not much more in flavor compared to it's original, Bud Light. Mild grain, cereal, and a sugary sweetness are about it here. It's sweeter than Bud Light and the extra alcohol leaves a slight prickle on the tongue. Mouth-feel is thin and highly carbonated; it does go down smoothly though. Overall, I guess I was hoping for more here with the sleek packaging and extra ABV, even though expectations were set low to begin with. Glad a friend bought this for me. Not worth buying yourself.

barnzy78, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of wowbagger
1.6/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

I don't normally review beers I'm sure I won't enjoy, but since a friend already made the mistake of paying money for this stuff, I gave it a whirl.

Pale clear yellow, like yellowish water. The only thing I smell is yeast, smells like the trub you leave behind in your brewing pail.

I'd love to say that it tastes nasty, offensive or terrible, but the truth is that it really doesn't have a taste. It's like bubbly water with some corn extract flavor. I've had worse tasting beers, but at least they tasted like beer. This is nothing. Not worth the time at all.

wowbagger, Feb 19, 2012
Bud Light Platinum from Anheuser-Busch
54 out of 100 based on 1,491 ratings.