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Bud Light Platinum - Anheuser-Busch

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Bud Light PlatinumBud Light Platinum

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1,492 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,492
Reviews: 289
rAvg: 2.21
pDev: 34.84%
Wants: 13
Gots: 172 | 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 bmwats
2.45/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a handglass.

A: Light hay. Pours a 1 finger, bubbly white head. Quickly dissipates. Tons of carbonation clings to the sides of the glass. No lacing.

S: Hay and yeast.

T: Sourdough bread, grass, an indistinct sweetness, some pungent wood, and a little soap.

M: Light body. Synthetically sweet aftertaste.

D: Session.

Atmosphere is unexciting. Washed-out hue, bubbly head, a bit over carbonated, no real lacing. Yeasty hay nose. Flavor is sourdough bread, with a bit of a soapy sweetness. Overall, this is not such a great quaff.

bmwats, Jun 25, 2013
Photo of Sweffin
2.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Sweffin, Jun 25, 2013
Photo of Danimal1101
1.5/5  rDev -32.1%

Danimal1101, Jun 24, 2013
Photo of ZombiesAteMyDog
2.25/5  rDev +1.8%

ZombiesAteMyDog, Jun 23, 2013
Photo of Kempski
2/5  rDev -9.5%

Kempski, Jun 23, 2013
Photo of Mackbekeza
2/5  rDev -9.5%

Mackbekeza, Jun 22, 2013
Photo of Alextricity
2.29/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 1.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Regretfully poured into my Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass. 22oz bottle bought for something like $2.19 at the liquor store.

Appearance: That infamous beer piss yellow. Finger or two of head fizzles away very fast. No lacing. Serious carbonation coming from the etching on the bottom of the glass. Probably the worst beer I've ever seen.

Smell: Sweet. Corn aromas. Just very sweet. Doesn't smell bad, but it does smell cheap ... which I guess is bad. I don't know. Not much going on.

Taste/feel: Again, really sweet... this really just. Doesn't taste like beer. It tastes like a beer flavored pop/soda/whatever you want to call it. I guess it sort of does have an apple sort of flavor after reading some reviews... kind of does taste like watered down apple juice. It goes down easy, there's nothing off about it with any weird notes, it's cheap... but this isn't a beer aficianado's beer.

I probably wouldn't buy it again just because I was embarrassed enough the first time. Any self-respecting brewmaster should know that beer doesn't really belong in anything but a brown bottle. Very little flavor, but nothing offensive about it. A little better than Bud Light.

It would be fine if it was considered cider or a wine cooler or something like that, but how the hell is this considered a beer? Sure as hell doesn't taste much like one to me.

Alextricity, Jun 22, 2013
Photo of rabiddawg
1.75/5  rDev -20.8%

rabiddawg, Jun 21, 2013
Photo of Sludgeman
2.75/5  rDev +24.4%

Sludgeman, Jun 21, 2013
Photo of warpedrevolution
2.25/5  rDev +1.8%

warpedrevolution, Jun 21, 2013
Photo of jwc215
1.85/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Pours golden with a thin head that struggles to be a slight wisp for a little while before disappearing. No real lacing sticks.

The smell is of cheap malt liquor - some grain, some alcohol.

The taste is sweet and slimy. Alcohol shows. Not much in the way of flavor.

It is slick in an oily way with some carbonation and a lingering alcohol taste.

This is ridiculous. A boozy, light beer.

Someone gave me this. I'm glad I didn't buy it.

jwc215, Jun 19, 2013
Photo of BubbleBobble
1.25/5  rDev -43.4%

BubbleBobble, Jun 18, 2013
Photo of MikeyC37
3/5  rDev +35.7%

MikeyC37, Jun 18, 2013
Photo of Jersh67
2.75/5  rDev +24.4%

Jersh67, Jun 16, 2013
Photo of ValpoExpo
2.75/5  rDev +24.4%

ValpoExpo, Jun 16, 2013
Photo of b1515152004
2.25/5  rDev +1.8%

b1515152004, Jun 15, 2013
Photo of djre4orm
2/5  rDev -9.5%

djre4orm, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of MPSTARR
1/5  rDev -54.8%

MPSTARR, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of Huntor0
1/5  rDev -54.8%

Huntor0, Jun 12, 2013
Photo of I_BYE_MI_BEER
2.25/5  rDev +1.8%

I_BYE_MI_BEER, Jun 11, 2013
Photo of pjkelley82
1/5  rDev -54.8%

pjkelley82, Jun 11, 2013
Photo of Fargrow
2.25/5  rDev +1.8%

Fargrow, Jun 11, 2013
Photo of neckbeered
2.25/5  rDev +1.8%

neckbeered, Jun 11, 2013
Photo of Jedi8625
2.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Jedi8625, Jun 08, 2013
Bud Light Platinum from Anheuser-Busch
54 out of 100 based on 1,492 ratings.