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Bud Light Platinum - Anheuser-Busch

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BA SCORE
54
awful

1,550 Ratings
THE BROS
60
poor

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Ratings: 1,550
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 BenWei
1.88/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Just bought my first pack of this. The 6.0% alcohol caught my attention on the commercials but overall this beer is pretty disappointing. Less taste than Bud Light but more alcohol... interesting. You can really taste the booze in this, it's almost like a weak mixed drink. No real beer taste tho. Disappointing.

BenWei, Mar 15, 2012
Photo of jeffs713
1.5/5  rDev -32.1%

jeffs713, Mar 15, 2012
Photo of Jim_DemonDeacon
2.25/5  rDev +1.8%

Jim_DemonDeacon, Mar 15, 2012
Photo of voidrunner
2.5/5  rDev +13.1%

voidrunner, Mar 14, 2012
Photo of ygtbsm94
1/5  rDev -54.8%

ygtbsm94, Mar 14, 2012
Photo of wiegs4life
3.5/5  rDev +58.4%

wiegs4life, Mar 14, 2012
Photo of ehammond1
1.45/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Bottle (2012)

Big thanks to Alucard4 for the gift!

A very light straw color. No head, even after an incredibly aggressive pour. Leaves the glass nearly clean.

Very little aroma whatsoever. Smells a bit like bread or corn but that might be my imagination. There certainly isn't much.

The taste follows the nose which means there isn't much here at all. No bitterness, very little malt, and corn. This is awful.

The mouthfeel is similar to water.

Worse than Bud Light. Better than Bud Light Chelada. There you have it.

ehammond1, Mar 14, 2012
Photo of Kromes
2.45/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A: A crystal clear pale straw color with a fizzy white head.

S: Sweet grain/rice/corn aromas with a touch of earthy hop.

T: A big sweet grainy corn/rice flavor with a tiny bit of hop in the finish.

M: soda

O: Well, it's better than plain Bud Light. It's got that going for it...which is nice.

Kromes, Mar 13, 2012
Photo of jamesrange62
4.75/5  rDev +114.9%

jamesrange62, Mar 13, 2012
Photo of bakerm3
1.75/5  rDev -20.8%

bakerm3, Mar 13, 2012
Photo of 2378GCGTG
1.75/5  rDev -20.8%

2378GCGTG, Mar 12, 2012
Photo of kylehay2004
1.73/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

A half finger head forms. The smell is of barely. Taste is sweeter than bud light with a less bitter aftertaste.The beer tastes and looks watered down but really its just lack of hop flavoring. Far more watered down than its non-light version just like bud light.

kylehay2004, Mar 12, 2012
Photo of vicsju1991
3/5  rDev +35.7%

vicsju1991, Mar 12, 2012
Photo of alexgash
1.95/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

12 oz. cobalt blue bottle.

Exceedingly clear and clean light straw body. Small, thin, fizzy, eggshell white head. No lacing. Sweetish nose with notes of honey, corn Chex cereal, and a little singed caramel. Faint hop skunkiness.

Light malt sweetness up front. Some honey, but turns to sugar-dusted corn cereal pretty quick. Light graininess near the finish, along with a hint of ethanol and a blip of peppery hops. Light-bodied, with a fizzy, soda-y feel. Corny overall. I don't really understand why this beer exists (marketing and niche wise--light malt liquor might be a better "style"), and I also don't understand why anyone would try it again. Not terrible, but not good.

alexgash, Mar 10, 2012
Photo of buddyvelt
2.75/5  rDev +24.4%

buddyvelt, Mar 10, 2012
Photo of JoLight
2.9/5  rDev +31.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance - Light yellow, and a stark-white soapy that dissipates into a small ring.

Aroma - Sweet, adjuncts. A lot like Natural Ice, but much less pleasant.

Taste - Grains, a little alcohol, sweetness, a slight bit of barley malt, and lots of adjuncts.

Finish - Clean, crisp, refreshing, dry.

JoLight, Mar 10, 2012
Photo of Kirby
2.25/5  rDev +1.8%

Kirby, Mar 10, 2012
Photo of bluHatter
1.48/5  rDev -33%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

A: Interesting blue bottle. Don't see that too often. Pours golden yellow. Very clear. Light white foamy head that disappears almost instantly.

S: Corn, lots of sweet corn.

T: Malts, more of that sweet corn. This stuff is really sweet.

M: Watery, flat. Almost no carbonation here. A long lingering sweet aftertaste

O: It's kind of bad... I think I prefer a normal bud light, this is just too sweet for my taste.

bluHatter, Mar 10, 2012
Photo of RobGronkowski
2.25/5  rDev +1.8%

RobGronkowski, Mar 09, 2012
Photo of LostTraveler
1/5  rDev -54.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Poured this "beer" from is blue bottle into my Sam Adam's perfect pint glass. Bought it because I had to try this platinum beer, the guy at the store really tried to sell me a whole 6pack since "its really good. It tastes like Bud Light with a kick, kinda boozy but good" The same guy who has watched me come in and go straight to the craft and only purchase craft.

A- Pours perfectly urine yellow with no head, no lacing. Has an odd bright, almost florescent color in the glass. Definately brighter than a normal BL. Maybe the extra corn syrup.

S- Smells like stale swill that is a day old in a bar mat, with some cheap Popov vodka spilled over too. Is there even hops in there?

T- Tastes like a Bud Light that was frozen then thawed out, poured into a glass and served ice cold(just like left over beers in college that were hidden in your trunk in the winter)

O- Wow. Thiis is exactly what you would expect if Belgium and Missouri had inbred love child with too many chromosomes. BL, you have solidly made another horrible overpriced beer that needs to "enjoyed" ice, ice cold for it to even be remotely palatable. Im glad you poured millions of dollars to shove it down peoples throats as the next great thing. Good job, Im glad you know your audience- Kanye's "Runaway" for the commercial. Great lyrics too.
Let’s have a toast for the douchebags!
Let’s have a toast for the assholes!
Let’s have a toast for the scumbags
Every one of them that I know
Let’s have a toast for the jerkoffs

Another swing and a miss. Now to decide to pour it down my throat or the sink....

LostTraveler, Mar 09, 2012
Photo of adamant1912
3.25/5  rDev +47.1%

adamant1912, Mar 08, 2012
Photo of Rhubarbsss
1.53/5  rDev -30.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Appearance of Bottle: made me want to immediately hop on my private jet and say to the pilot emphatically "To Beirut, son."

Apperance of Beverage: dehydrated potty but on the edges gold bars under a fantastically large and dim microfiche reader. I saw one lace but perhaps it could have been saliva from savagely drooling over what I had been told from several reputable sources was outstanding.

Smell: nose was pungently undisturbing with slight tinges of the straw that served as the floor of Affirmed's bed.

Taste: 60 year old pillow stuffing from Estonia, depleted uranium and cigarette filters. I can detect slight undertones of mercury but it fades fast... or it makes me percieve that it does.

Overall: i would drink this over bud light. Would use as the foil in a mystery cooler.

Rhubarbsss, Mar 08, 2012
Photo of srandycarter
3/5  rDev +35.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Very light, very clear straw. Near white, small head, some cling lace. Lots of cascading bubbles.

S - Corn mash, mostly , hidden malt and hops.

T - Like a watered down 'malt liquor'. Personally, that is an improvement.

M - Light body, good carb, balance is whatever.

D - Hot day, or a quick buzz, not a bad option for ABV and lightness.

srandycarter, Mar 08, 2012
Photo of brokentee
1.5/5  rDev -32.1%

brokentee, Mar 08, 2012
Photo of kynap55
2.5/5  rDev +13.1%

kynap55, Mar 06, 2012
Bud Light Platinum from Anheuser-Busch
54 out of 100 based on 1,550 ratings.