Bud Light Platinum - Anheuser-Busch

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BA SCORE
54
awful

1,681 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,681
Reviews: 346
rAvg: 2.21
pDev: 34.39%
Wants: 16
Gots: 386 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Light Lager |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: DarthKostrizer on 12-31-2011

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Ratings: 1,681 | Reviews: 346
Photo of priwen
3.68/5  rDev +66.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Clear, pale-yellow appearance. Thin, white head that vanishes quickly. Grainy aroma with a bit of apple, and maybe the slightest hint of hops. The taste is mellow and kinda fruity. Crisp and refreshing. The finish is dry with a touch of sweetness. Overall, I enjoy this one. I will buy it again, but not often given the price it goes for in my area. Worth a try if you enjoy this style of beer.

12 oz can
Code on can: 14355 CZ33
Served in a Pilsner glass

Photo of BB1980
2.92/5  rDev +32.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Better ABV than other Bud products, but has a different after taste.

Photo of CameronWolff
3.62/5  rDev +63.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer is pretty good.

Photo of WhiteHillsStore
1.49/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

Pours a thin yellow with a fizzy head. Smells slightly metallic with a lot of alcohol. The taste is just bud light with a bit more alcohol on the finish. Not a fan of the beer but I can see why it's popular.

Photo of Pezz1985
2.05/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

This is a good once in a while beer

Photo of archyquaffer
2.73/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

My beer quaffing has not been good for the old waist line, and I'm actually growing a little weary of dense, heavy brews, so I thought I'd try some light beer for a change up. This stuff struck my curiosity, with the high ABV but low calories.

Poured from the blue bottle into a shaker pint. A moderate pour produces about an inch of froth, which proves sticky enough. The beer is a pale straw color with high carbonation.

You can really smell the adjuncts- plenty of DMS, suggesting cooked corn, along with a bite of alcohol fruitiness. The overall flavor is a quite a bit more reasonable, but quite watery as you might expect. Just a tiny little bit of earthy bitterness. Watery mouth feel with a clean finish.

This is basically a light malt liquor, and rather unique as it is. It's not very flavorful but it's also not terrible. This beer would be good for someone who likes light lagers but wants a bit more kick.

Photo of Ranger337
3.55/5  rDev +60.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Better than regular Bud Light. A little more body, and flavor. I guess the little extra alcohol content helps it. Don't let the low ratings fool you. It a pretty good drink.

Photo of HaydenP
3.4/5  rDev +53.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Finally found a cheap beer that is decent enough to border on enjoyable. Smooth on the front, slightly sweet and ever so slightly spicy on the finish. Almost as if they made a 50/50 mix of club soda and duvel. For a dollar more for a 12 pack then regular bud light, thus definitely will be my go to party session beer.

Photo of CJNAPS
1/5  rDev -54.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Their they go again.....keeping horrible beer alive

Photo of mrlafay
1.91/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Better than bud light, still bud. Drinkable.

Photo of crafty_01
1.73/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 2.25

Pouted from a 12 oz bottle. Pours very pale straw color, crystal clear. There is ZERO head, and no lacing. There is more smell than most lagers, mostly grain and small flecks of citrus. No hops to speak of. Taste is much of the same, malted grain flavor, no alcohol on the palate, no hoppy bitterness. Fair for this style of beer. Feel is a bit odd. Feels much like tonic water, thin, wispy with loads of cola carbonation. This is the second Platinum I've tried, and it is my last.

Photo of Mnmich7662
3.51/5  rDev +58.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Taste is smooth and completely better than any other Budweiser beers

Photo of Tripel_Threat
1.68/5  rDev -24%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

If you drink it fast enough, it doesn't taste like much and gets you buzzed. Usually can be found for a buck at Kroger.

Photo of Bp123
1/5  rDev -54.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

W/e and won't drink again...

Photo of Mairano
1.18/5  rDev -46.6%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Beer for college chicks looking to get drunk faster. Putrid...

Photo of WholeLottaTricks
1/5  rDev -54.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I don't understand why this exists. just buy good beer, folks.

Photo of CIBoy10
2.75/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Solid sessionable macro. It is what it is.

Photo of frinknasty
1.83/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

wasn't sure it was possible to be worse than bud light, but you pulled it off!

Photo of MickeyTheHead
3/5  rDev +35.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Looks great, but not a lot of taste but very drinkable and pretty much everyone will drink it. Basically a stronger version that taste almost the same as bud light but for a more stressful day.

Photo of finndiesel
3.75/5  rDev +69.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Does not taste bad at all

Photo of predikit
3/5  rDev +35.7%

Very light clear straw color, pours with almost no head, but does leave some lacing behind.

Smells slightly skunky, with some barley.

Taste is mainly barley, a little sweet. Really not too bad.

Light bodied, thin and watery, rather high carbonation.

Actually surprised it wasn't worse.

Photo of RobTheReaper87
4/5  rDev +81%

Not an IPA but not bad.

Photo of nessylunatic
3.75/5  rDev +69.7%

I feel most of the poor reviews come from people comparing this to craft beers. This is not a craft beer and it isn't trying to be one. This is a beer for BBQs and hot days. It's crisp, clean, easy to drink and doesn't weigh you down. It also is good for night life because is doesn't make you as tired as other heavier beers. For it's purpose I feel this is a pretty decent beer.

Photo of kevofficiel
1.85/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Bud Light Platinum : Yes I give it a try to the Bud Light name.
So the look of it is really light. Nothing much to say about it. Very clear, light carbonation.
The smell of it? like a budweiser
The taste of it? Like my dishwasher with more sugar and more alcohol. Personally I drunk only 1 can and it was already enough. My head start to feel heavy. Very chemical beer.
So overall would I recommend it ? Fuck NO,

Photo of Beerwolf666
3.15/5  rDev +42.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Jeeez! you would think this stuff is brewed with toxic waste and camel piss from so many of the ultra Poor reviews here on "Beer SNOB Advocate" ...why is it that so many of you yuppie scumbag morons have to slag EVERY single American made "Macro Lager" there is? hey,I am NOT a "Light Beer" guy,and I drink ALL kinds of Beers/ales,in fact in my fridge right now I have ,"Ballast Point Sculpin & Big Eye IPA,Sierra Nevada Pale ale,Torpedo,and Celebration,Porter & stout,also have some olde English 800,colt 45,Schlitz malt liquor" OML" and a bunch of Macro Lagers too~ Bud/Coors/Pabst/Schlitz...I LOVE all kinds of beer is my point, but reading some [most] of the reviews here about "Bud Light Platinum" it makes me really hate all you "Beer Snobs" even more,so it is not a gr8 beer,but for a light American made Macro lager,it is not bad @ all,I would 4sure serve this beer @ BBQ's,with steamed shrimp/Crabs,or any sort of get together where all you want is a cold ,crisp,refreshing beer that does not weigh you down or fill you up,and as far as "Light Beers" go..I actually like this one quite a bit, STOP rating beers the WRONG way yuppie scum,rate them for their style,and do not compare them to your favorite Craft Beer that cost 20 bucks a 6er! hope all yer BMW's blow a piston~whiny clowns...

Bud Light Platinum from Anheuser-Busch
54 out of 100 based on 1,681 ratings.