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Bud Light Platinum - Anheuser-Busch

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BA SCORE
54
awful

1,551 Ratings
THE BROS
60
poor

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Ratings: 1,551
Reviews: 294
rAvg: 2.21
pDev: 34.84%
Wants: 14
Gots: 203 | 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 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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, Feb 27, 2012
Photo of Marty91
1/5  rDev -54.8%

Marty91, Feb 27, 2012
Photo of whynot44
2.18/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Clear straw yellow color with a fizzy white head that doesn't stay around.

The aroma is very light - almost non-existant but vaguely like steamed rice and corn.

The taste is also very light sweet, carbonic, not really malt and hops are almost undetectable.

Very easy to drink - no flavor or body to interfer. Does a good job of washing down barbecue if very cold.

Not sure if this is really beer just diluted alcohol, begs for a twist of lime or something to give it more flavor.

whynot44, Feb 27, 2012
Photo of brez8791
1/5  rDev -54.8%

brez8791, Feb 26, 2012
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
Bud Light Platinum from Anheuser-Busch
54 out of 100 based on 1,551 ratings.