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Bud Light Platinum - Anheuser-Busch

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BA SCORE
54
awful

1,615 Ratings
THE BROS
60
poor

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Ratings: 1,615
Reviews: 318
rAvg: 2.21
pDev: 34.84%
Wants: 16
Gots: 284 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Light Lager |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: DarthKostrizer on 12-31-2011

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2.75/5  rDev +24.4%

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2.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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2/5  rDev -9.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +69.7%

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2.25/5  rDev +1.8%

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2.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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1/5  rDev -54.8%

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1.25/5  rDev -43.4%

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3/5  rDev +35.7%

Photo of kcr357
2.1/5  rDev -5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

It IS slightly less bad than regular bud light; however, the reason for BLP is not for drinking enjoyment, it is to impress random bar skanks and give the impression you're too well off and sophisticated to be drinking regular swill like the commoners. Needs to have "It'll getcha laid" below the bud light logo.

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1.75/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
1.94/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 1.5

Pours a clear gold with a foamy bone head that settles to tiny wisps of film on top of the beer. No lacing on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, and some fruity but vegetal aromas. Taste is much the same with fruity, grassy, and corn-like flavors on the finish. There is a very mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very poor beer that is slightly better than regular Bud Light but that isn't really hard to do.

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2.25/5  rDev +1.8%

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1.75/5  rDev -20.8%

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1.75/5  rDev -20.8%

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2/5  rDev -9.5%

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1/5  rDev -54.8%

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1.75/5  rDev -20.8%

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1.5/5  rDev -32.1%

Photo of digitalflood
1.61/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Budweiser Light Platinum (2013) - At 6% ABV a Sam Adam's Light grade beer is expected if not more. With some 130 calories I'm saying to myself this has to have more flavor than Bud Light regular. On both counts I was wrong. A thick foamy head reduces too mild lacing. Very active carbonation. Think wheat aromas abound. Crystal clear yellow body with very wet mouthfeel. On the front of the palette there is very little taste to be had. Faint wheat and grass taste if that. Lots of water mid-palette. Very weak malt flavor. Back palette there is very faint hops and rice. I think weak Natty Ice. This is Bud Light alright and not much more. Actually it's horrible when you really think about it because as far as light beers go this has more calories than it should. Since a Guinness has less calories I'm at a loss why I'd even think to buy this over regular Bud Light since it's cheaper or Guinness since it's better tasting. Hell I could get Third Shift or Sam's Light for around the same price. If ABV is your thing-- Natural Ice or Milwaukee's Best has more taste, higher ABV, and is cheaper. So again-- what's the point. With Bud Black Crown I get it-- pay better for good Bud. But with this I don't get it. Pay more for a potent Bud Light with more calories? It's an ill place and no purpose beer. I rarely say this but 1 out of 5 stars. Pretend it's not even on the shelf.

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2/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of StonedTrippin
1.37/5  rDev -38%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1

take the watery extract flavors of a bud light and add the burning stomach churning effect of grain alcohol, and you have a bud light platinum. as much as I hate the politics, marketing, and desired demographic (see my black crown review), I also hate the beer. it just tastes awful, metallic and boozy, yet somehow still diluted. its a mess from top to bottom. if it had no taste it would have a passable mouthfeel, that's about it. upbeat carbonation and a lighter body, but it cant save a beer that tastes more like a caustic chemical reaction than an honest brew for human consumption. I have no interest in ever consuming one of these again. it had the profound effect of bringing me from craving a beer badly to instantly not wanting to drink anymore, they should treat alcoholics with this wash, might turn them off too. id honestly rather drink any dirty 40 from the gas station than have another one of these. steer clear.

Photo of Gmann
1.96/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Pours a pale straw color with a fizzy pure white head that settles into a slight cap. Fizzy yellow beer.

The mason jar seems to collect and amplify the odor of the beer. Very grainy and sulfur like; grassy and veggies. Kind of a musty alcohol vapor. Quite unpleasant.

The taste is better but not much. Its light and has a sweet corny straw flavor. Some sulfur.

The feel is light with fizzy carbonation. Sweet on the palate. Perhaps a shade heavier than normal bud light.

A boozier marketing driven beer. What's the point.

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2.25/5  rDev +1.8%

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2.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Bud Light Platinum from Anheuser-Busch
54 out of 100 based on 1,615 ratings.