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Bud Light Platinum - Anheuser-Busch

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Bud Light PlatinumBud Light Platinum

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BA SCORE
54
awful

1,339 Ratings
THE BROS
60
poor

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Ratings: 1,339
Reviews: 282
rAvg: 2.22
pDev: 33.78%
Wants: 12
Gots: 100 | 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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schopenhauerale

British Columbia (Canada)

2/5  rDev -9.9%

01-30-2013 07:34:40 | More by schopenhauerale
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KillaB

Illinois

1.75/5  rDev -21.2%

01-29-2013 08:04:27 | More by KillaB
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Drew966

Florida

2.1/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Bud Light Platinum pours a pale gold with a thick white head from a twelve ounce cobalt blue bottle. The aroma is a bit sweet and grainy. There is more flavor than I expected, apple like flavor pops out at me. Maybe a touch of alcohol even. The aftertaste is unpleasant. Not one I particularly care for, I'd avoid this one.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2013 00:44:10 | More by Drew966
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NeoZaZ

Pennsylvania

1.25/5  rDev -43.7%

01-27-2013 22:29:56 | More by NeoZaZ
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lumpy1126

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev +12.6%

01-27-2013 22:22:16 | More by lumpy1126
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cfinch2

Virginia

1/5  rDev -55%

01-26-2013 16:11:55 | More by cfinch2
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dpage27

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev +23.9%

01-26-2013 03:58:09 | More by dpage27
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beernads

Florida

2.25/5  rDev +1.4%

01-25-2013 10:27:30 | More by beernads
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JackSkerry

New Brunswick (Canada)

2.6/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Anticipating a light tasting ice beer... not expecting too much. Thinking this beer is all about the clever marketing gimmicks from the powers that beer.

Picked up a bottle, aluminum bottle... bottle was stupidly cold, not very comfortable to hold for a very long time. Poured bottle into a gobblet...

Liquid flowed from the bottle, poured a very, very pale yellow... almost a very light tan. Smell of sweet corny malts lit up my personal space. Bit of head sat on top of the beer, but quickly dissipated. Bubbles ablaze, reminiscent of a typical American macro lager.

Taste was sweet, almost corny... Couldnt get past the sweetness- from the touch of the tongue, to the moments after the swallow. Not much of an after taste, little bit of malty/ corny sweetness sitting on the back of my tongue.

Overall, sweeter than anticipated- didn't expect much, didn't get much.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2013 22:00:45 | More by JackSkerry
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

2.88/5  rDev +29.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

I had a bottle of this, it was pretty average for the style, the only thing going for it really is an increased abv threshold. I think for the price it isn't bad, but it really doesn't have much in the way of flavor beyond a corn pop type sweetness. I can't say it is really a flawed beer meaning having noticeable flavor deficiencies unless you consider lack of flavor one, then it is pretty bland which is why I gave it a below average score

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2013 18:01:48 | More by Slatetank
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xShoWTeKx

South Carolina

1/5  rDev -55%

01-21-2013 04:25:35 | More by xShoWTeKx
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T-money

New Jersey

2.25/5  rDev +1.4%

01-21-2013 02:49:06 | More by T-money
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ryrad23

Tennessee

2.25/5  rDev +1.4%

01-21-2013 01:41:04 | More by ryrad23
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JustinSamuelson

New York

2.5/5  rDev +12.6%

01-20-2013 20:06:47 | More by JustinSamuelson
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WoodBrew

Illinois

3/5  rDev +35.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I was at a 40th soiree tonight and there wan't much choice so I went with something I had not tried...the budlight platinum. The beer poured a clear solid yellow with initial fizzy head that disipated quickly and left no lace. The smell was typical of most light lager....hints of wheat and grass. The taste was a bit fuller than typical bud light which is an improvement. The mouthfeel was still lighter with big carbonation. Overall it was drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2013 05:31:13 | More by WoodBrew
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dertyd

California

1.75/5  rDev -21.2%

01-18-2013 21:12:06 | More by dertyd
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Nolen12

Kentucky

2.5/5  rDev +12.6%

01-18-2013 17:58:07 | More by Nolen12
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Stoshua

Missouri

2.25/5  rDev +1.4%

01-17-2013 23:11:28 | More by Stoshua
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Aaron_Ramson

California

2.54/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

I really tried to judge this beer on its own merits and not as an AB product, but even in a blind taste test this would be awful. Appearance wise, it has the typical, inoffensive pale golden color of a light lager. The smell was somewhat sweet and malty, if very faintly so. The taste is what killed it for me. Light malt-liquour is what comes to mind. Sweet, cloying, yet watery; no dimension or complexity, not even a discernible taste of malts or hops. Over carbonated and thin. I realise that ajunct light lagers have their place in the market and some are even drinkable, but this is a truly awful beer that would appeal to NO ONE. The taste would be a turn off to most light beer drinkers, I would assume. If someone is looking for a higher ABV beer to get drunk on, but doesn't want to stray from the recognised Budweiser name, then I suppose that would be the only market buying this stuff repeatedly. As for me, one bottle was plenty enough, and a second tasting holds zero appeal at all.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2013 16:37:28 | More by Aaron_Ramson
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spycow

Illinois

1.75/5  rDev -21.2%

01-17-2013 16:11:33 | More by spycow
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Hoshymoto

Virginia

1/5  rDev -55%

01-16-2013 19:12:20 | More by Hoshymoto
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EersandBeers

West Virginia

2/5  rDev -9.9%

01-16-2013 17:42:48 | More by EersandBeers
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bismarksays

Iowa

2.25/5  rDev +1.4%

01-15-2013 10:23:53 | More by bismarksays
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sam_bliss

Washington

2.75/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

12oz bottle into pint glass.

A- The color is similar to piss on a somewhat well-hydrated day. A two inch white fizzy head similar to that of sprite or 7up lasted about a minute. Carbonation continued to bubble to the surface as the beer sat. Better looking than most adjunct garbage.

S- Smells of slightly sour dry grass/hay. Biscuity malts and bland adjuncts dominate with a bit of sweet corn and very little hop aroma.

T- Much sweeter tasting than a typical Budweiser. White bread with honey and a bit a caramel. Good maltiness. This actually tastes much better than the Coors Light I drank before.

M- Not thin! Lots of carbonation, as is the custom with American cheap lagers. Good body for a light beer.

O- Platinum far exceeds my expectations. That is not to say it is a great beer

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2013 06:55:05 | More by sam_bliss
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ChaosKittyXJ9

Texas

1.75/5  rDev -21.2%

01-13-2013 05:04:06 | More by ChaosKittyXJ9
Bud Light Platinum from Anheuser-Busch
54 out of 100 based on 1,339 ratings.