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Bud Light Platinum - Anheuser-Busch

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Bud Light PlatinumBud Light Platinum

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1,506 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,506
Reviews: 292
rAvg: 2.21
pDev: 34.84%
Wants: 13
Gots: 176 | 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 KLAYNE87
2.25/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Back in November when a fellow female craft drinker told me about BL Platinum I wanted to try it. Then I read an article and saw the Zima-ish blue bottles and I HAD to try it. Boasts a 6% ABV. WOW! A whole 1% more than Bud "Heavy". Try an IPA you macro so-called macho men. This 5'0 115lb girl can handle some Barleywines. But enough of the trash talk. Let's go for the heart of the issue; the review.

Twist off bottle and into a Coors shaker glass (I like a little rivalry). Wow does this stink. Sweet and boozy like a Hurricane. Who pours malt liquor unless for a dead homie? But this isn't supposed to be a malt liquor, right? Tastes very sweet and corny. Like...you guessed it, a watered down Hurricane. It's not bad for what it is: A beer for people that don't like beer and want to get tanked quicker. If you're in this category just stick with the Jungle Juice.

KLAYNE87, Feb 17, 2012
Photo of kclegends03
3/5  rDev +35.7%

kclegends03, Feb 17, 2012
Photo of bigbeers84
1.5/5  rDev -32.1%

bigbeers84, Feb 17, 2012
Photo of RickWesterfield
3/5  rDev +35.7%

RickWesterfield, Feb 16, 2012
Photo of plaid75
2.5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured a medium straw hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was decent retention and lacing.

The smell featured sweet adjuncts and a light herbal hop.

The taste consisted of the same sweet malts with a neat light hop.

The mouthfeel was toward the fuller side of the style.

I really don't understand the point of this beer. If someone wants a heavier Bud Light then, well, try a Bud.

plaid75, Feb 16, 2012
Photo of silversumo
2/5  rDev -9.5%

silversumo, Feb 16, 2012
Photo of TheManiacalOne
1.55/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a very light straw yellow color, with a short white head that fades very quickly and leaves very little lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains very light malts along with adjuncts and a very faint bit of hops.

T: The taste starts with a mild breadiness from adjuncts and a thin malt character, Then some malt sweetness quickly follows. The hops presence is almost non-existent but brings a least a little bit of balance. The after-taste is slightly bready.

M: A little crisp and a little smooth, light body, medium-to-heavy carbonation, finish is clean.

D: There isn’t much flavor to it, goes down very easily and not filling at all since there's not much substance to the beer, mild kick, I’m not really picking up much of any difference between this and the regular Bud Light.

TheManiacalOne, Feb 16, 2012
Photo of streetcommander
1.35/5  rDev -38.9%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

This is an abomination.

Smells like bud light spiked with a nice single malt Scotch. Taste like it smells. Cheap and tawdry. The way they souped it up during the Superbowl, I was anticipating a serious attempt at a respectable beer. Could have been brewed in a prison toilet...

streetcommander, Feb 16, 2012
Photo of jaidenjb
3/5  rDev +35.7%

jaidenjb, Feb 15, 2012
Photo of Bierwolf
1.63/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

I bought a 6 pack and had them over a few days. They were born in Januaryof 2012.

Appearance: A pale gold or straw color. Poured into a pilsener glass and achieved about a finger of foam which quickly disappeared leaving no lacing. Fair carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass.

Smell: I am not being mean here. This smelled like detergent. Thought my glass may not have been rinsed completely but all six of them smelled the same.

Taste: There is very little taste. Slight hops but mostly nothing.

Mouthfeel: Thin. You can feel the alcohol on your tongue which at 6% you should. Finishes smooth and semi-dry.

Overall: This is disappointing. Even as a light lager this leaves a lot to be desired. There was a great deal of hype building up to this product being released but for me I won't be having this again. AB offers other light lagers that more pleasing than this one.

Bierwolf, Feb 15, 2012
Photo of jeremy13586
1.88/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

12 oz bottle that was given to me by a bar owner which was given to him by his beer rep.

The beer poured a clear piss-yellow with pretty much no head to speak of, just a tiny ring of bubbles. A very sweet aroma with some grain. Sweet corn is the predominant taste with a slight grainy finish. There is also an artificial taste to the sweetness that I can't quite put my finger on. This beer is pretty carbonated as well.

I guess the beer is drinkable because it's pretty unoffensive, and by unoffensive I mean that there isn't much to it. It is basically a sweet carbonated water.

If you're out on the town and bro-ing it up, then I guess this stuff would be perfect. It goes down pretty easy and gets you drunk faster without having to pee as much as you would if you were drinking regular Bud Light. With enough of this beer, you'll be hitting on sorostitutes in no time at all!

jeremy13586, Feb 14, 2012
Photo of tvv375ia
2.4/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Got this one froma "friend" thanks, I think Wayne

poured from 12oz bottle into pint glass

A-straw yellow with about a 1 finger head that fades quickly

S-about what you would expect from a light lager, not much of anything a little cereal grain but not as much corn and maybe a little more rice

T-nothing to speak of like drinking water with something that may remind one of malt

M-Holy carbonation batman, lots of carbonation that fills you right away and the belching begins

O-If you wanted beer with flavor you shouldn't even consider this, but for the style it is better than some it is only for someone looking for some cheap BMC. Very tough to rate, style wise I would say 3 across the board average run of the mill light, as a beer probably 1s across the board, so I tried to grade a little more towards style. It is just another way for BMC to get more shelf space, they are definitely in the business to make money not beer

tvv375ia, Feb 14, 2012
Photo of wilfonzo
1/5  rDev -54.8%

wilfonzo, Feb 13, 2012
Photo of BeerTaster727
3/5  rDev +35.7%

BeerTaster727, Feb 13, 2012
Photo of Amp
1.5/5  rDev -32.1%

Amp, Feb 13, 2012
Photo of FosterJM
1.68/5  rDev -24%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

1107th Review on BA
Bottle to Pint glass
12 oz

Thank to my bowling team for buying this FN thing and for the headache for the next six hours later.

App- It's a very pale yellow with no head to speak of and no carbonation. Its stagnant like a pond no one goes to anymore and the wind doesn't blow.

Smell- I smelled so hard that the damn beer almost went in my nose like I was doing liquid blow. It was a touch malty, a touch sweet. It wasn't non-offensive just had no backbone to it.

Taste- I don't want to finish it. But I did since it was a gift. Slightly sweeter than a normal BL and thats kinda impressive in of itself. The booze is maxed but just had this weird butter/malty/sweet flavor that as I mentioned gave me a six hour headache. I was trying to see if it was that bad and it was. I don't understand how BMC sells so many beers?

M- Its slick and watery and had no body. It just left a bit of residual sweetness like a bad piece of corn.

D- No, I dont recommend this beer. Its a novelty act for a company trying to make more billions. It wasn't as offensive as Bud Light Lime, which isn't saying much but this was just not good.

FosterJM, Feb 13, 2012
Photo of Britton
1.5/5  rDev -32.1%

Britton, Feb 13, 2012
Photo of mattsbeerlist
3.5/5  rDev +58.4%

mattsbeerlist, Feb 12, 2012
Photo of Schweaintrain
3/5  rDev +35.7%

Schweaintrain, Feb 12, 2012
Photo of Bonis
1.88/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

A - Watered down light golden (basically piss colored) with lots of active carbonation bubbles. Half inch of white soap-like head fades at the speed of light to a thin ring. Lightest colored beer I have seen in some time... Is there malt in there?

S - Not much here, a very faint sweet malt, some rice/corn/grainy mixture. Some metallic (?) notes.. I'm really not sure. It's pretty bad, not as bad as the look though. I don't think we're supposed to smell Bud Light (Platinum) anyways... That's just weird.

T - Lots of sweet adjuncts in the flavor. Sweet corn is dominant with a faint sweet malt. Extremely bland and one dimensional as I expected, but not AWFUL. No hop bitterness (which I had read in others' descriptions). To me, the carbonation overload has really screwed up what decent flavors could be in this beer.

M - This is where all Bud Light beers piss me off. They claim to be all "less filling" and shit like that. Then I start drinking it, it's so fucking carbonated that it's nearly unbearable to drink. It's basically a mediocre beer with shitloads of bubbles, not to mention the sweetness leaves some grittiness on the teeth. Awful.

O - This was just a bland beer overall. It was so heavily and unnaturally carbonated that it gave me a bit of a stomach ache. A very tough beer to drink, luckily my kitchen drain gladly accepted the final 6 oz. Nice try AB...

Bonis, Feb 12, 2012
Photo of Cubsfan1087
2/5  rDev -9.5%

Cubsfan1087, Feb 12, 2012
Photo of dugly2ugly
1.5/5  rDev -32.1%

dugly2ugly, Feb 12, 2012
Photo of Tone
2.68/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a clear, straw color. 1/4 inch head of a white color. Slight Retention and poor lacing. Smells of citrus hops, slight alcohol, hint of pale malt, rice, and a hint of sweet malt. Fits the style of a Light Lager. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of citrus hops, pale malt, slight alcohol, slight metallic, and rice. Overall, weak in appearance, aroma, and body. Blend and feel are the best qualities.

Tone, Feb 11, 2012
Photo of troobie
2/5  rDev -9.5%

troobie, Feb 11, 2012
Photo of TheSarge
2.53/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Oh snap... A cobalt blue bottle just like SN Triple Bock!

Poured into a standard pint, and made a lot of fizz noise. The finger thick white head vanishes quickly before the eye, into an astonishing nothingness. The body is pale straw in color and not one hint of haze at all.

The aroma is wet hay sweet, some cardboard, and a light citrus character.

Taste wise it's got a light cream of wheat flavor, with a touch of lemon.

Feels thin, but with mild alcohol warmth. Pretty much a BL on roids, but still doesn't give off the overall Budweiser feel, even though this one has more alcohol.

TheSarge, Feb 11, 2012
Bud Light Platinum from Anheuser-Busch
52 out of 100 based on 1,506 ratings.