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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

1,541 Ratings
THE BROS
60
poor

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Ratings: 1,541
Reviews: 293
rAvg: 2.21
pDev: 34.84%
Wants: 13
Gots: 197 | 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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2.5/5  rDev +13.1%

jngrizzaffi, Jun 07, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Ant4711, Jun 06, 2013
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3/5  rDev +35.7%

hnandez, Jun 05, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev +24.4%

dsnyder61, Jun 04, 2013
Photo of ChrisHartz
2.75/5  rDev +24.4%

ChrisHartz, Jun 03, 2013
Photo of maxwelldeux
1/5  rDev -54.8%

maxwelldeux, Jun 03, 2013
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3/5  rDev +35.7%

ssimpson89, Jun 03, 2013
Photo of chasmandocharles
2/5  rDev -9.5%

chasmandocharles, Jun 03, 2013
Photo of dvmin98
2.4/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Was at a BBQ and ran out of my Sculpin, so I was given this. Never had it, so what the heck, right? Other friend told me to turn in my man card. Found out this was in his fridge for close to a year (improvement?)

Drank it from bottle, so no clue about the appearance.

Not much of a smell here.

Bland front, with a sweetish back. Nothing major.

Carbonated, but not overly

Overall, it really wasn't THAT bad. Best of all the Bud products I've ever had, which isn't saying much. I would say one and done on this one.

dvmin98, Jun 02, 2013
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2/5  rDev -9.5%

hochief, Jun 02, 2013
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2/5  rDev -9.5%

marine1975, Jun 02, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev +13.1%

dren74, Jun 02, 2013
Photo of bump8628
1.88/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Truly the lightest colored beer I've ever seen, damn near colorless. Faint whiff of diluted husky grain. Literally nothing else going on in this beer, except a light canned corn aftertaste. All marketing, and clearly it has been successful since this stuff seems to be gaining a foothold.

bump8628, May 31, 2013
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2/5  rDev -9.5%

kguyty, May 31, 2013
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2/5  rDev -9.5%

drummermattie02, May 31, 2013
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1/5  rDev -54.8%

Luiz0930, May 31, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev +1.8%

ConsumerOfBeer, May 31, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev +1.8%

Johnnyv310, May 29, 2013
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1.25/5  rDev -43.4%

oline73, May 28, 2013
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2/5  rDev -9.5%

mendvicdog, May 28, 2013
Photo of Haydn-Juby
2.5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Served from a 12oz metal bottle and consumed directly from it. Honestly I felt no need to serve it in a glass and did not have one on me anyways.

A: I cannot give an exact appearance because it was drank from the bottle. But I'm assuming pale straw color from all the other advertisements I've seen.

S: From the bottle it's pretty scentless. If one wanted to really delve into specifics some rice could perhaps be detected.

T: Rather watery and tasteless. The only real memorable taste separating it from water is wet white rice. Even then it is not very evident and could easily slip past someone who doesn't have an affinity for sampling craft. Bitterness is really not present but neither is it to sweet so I will give it that.

M: Fizzy but clean and leaves little aftertaste. This could be because there was no real initial taste.

O: Not my kind of beer. It was offered to me by a friend and to me free beer is good beer. One should never be a big enough snob to turn down a new and free beer.While I would never purchase this it was inoffensive and I could see a lot of Bud regulars buying it for the cool looks and higher alcohol. I should also add that "Bud Light" and the beer being 6% is intriguing. I was able to drink two and could easily drink a few more but that does not make a beer good IMO.

Haydn-Juby, May 27, 2013
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1.25/5  rDev -43.4%

prof_dynamite, May 26, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev +1.8%

kuhndog, May 26, 2013
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1/5  rDev -54.8%

mulliwater, May 25, 2013
Bud Light Platinum from Anheuser-Busch
54 out of 100 based on 1,541 ratings.