Bud Light Platinum - Anheuser-Busch
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2.25/5 rDev +1.8%
Almost a half finger of head, big bubbles and quickly (5 seconds) gone to nothing. Clear, golden colored body.
Faint grain smell.
Fairly sweet overall. The mildest bitterness at the beginning.
Medium body, good for a light lager. Moderate carbonation.
While this is better than normal Bud Light, it's still a Bud Light. The blue bottle probably looks amazing in the clubs though.
11-21-2012 01:52:47 | More by Fatehunter
1.98/5 rDev -10.4%
Oy. This is not a good beer. Like a slightly more bitter and funky Bud, which takes it from regular Bud's watery inoffensiveness into something more sinister and unappetizing.
Bud is trying to position it as some sort of "premium" beer, but once the novelty wears off really the only people buying it will be die-hard Budweiser loyalists who just want to get smashed without having to drink so many beers to get there. Or possibly the same loyalists who buy it for something more "upscale".
Either way it's just not worth the money, the headache, or the shame of buying it to experiment. Not even close.
11-11-2012 20:10:48 | More by polyester
1.88/5 rDev -14.9%
The deli next door began stocking it last week, so I bought a six-pack to try. It looks very bubbly, like pale cider or dark champagne. Smells like bready malt liquor with a distant hint of fermenting apples. Tastes slightly sour, like stale raisins or a shot of cheap wine poured into a glass of watered-down whisky. Feels brightly carbonated with a clean, quickly dissipating aftertaste.
Overall: I judge a light lager on whether or not I'd want to drink a bunch of it with my friends. Bud Light Platinum is a bit too sour and is priced too high for that, but it has 1% to 2% higher ABV than most light lagers, so I could see it being an okay second or third pitcher at the bar, if it ever made it to the tap.
11-10-2012 07:06:24 | More by danreitz
1.75/5 rDev -20.8%
I don't know. Temporary insanity. I am so conditioned to buy new singles at the supermarket that I don't think about the implications. Only after pouring that I even realized the bottle is blue glass like it's selling Zima or something. Can you even get Zima anymore? Anyhoo, yeah, this beer looks like apple juice, smells like nasty seltzer, and tastes like rusty carbonated water. It's terrible, but you knew that already. Just another gimmick to keep an old idea fresh for a minute.
11-05-2012 03:03:00 | More by daliandragon
1.4/5 rDev -36.7%
12oz bottle poured into a tumbler.
Appearance: Pale straw yellow, thin white head - barest level of lacing noted.
Smell: Practically none, maybe a hint of grain.
Taste: At first nothing, then a bit of crispness following by a really bad sweet finish. It's like the hops were left out or were not dosed properly. The sweetness isn't even enjoyable...it's quite unpleasant like something else off has been mixed in there. I thought maybe it was the food I had with this (cheese and crackers) but drank some water and tried again. Nope - not good.
Mouthfeel: Watery, but not fizzy. Otherwise nothing special.
Overall / Drinkability: I could not finish this because of the taste. I'm not sure what they were thinking behind this one but this is not a good lager nor is it a good beer. Appearance is probably the only thing this beer has going for it. To the best of my knowledge, the first time I was unable to finish a beer to date. I don't like to be down on beer at all, but this one is poorly put together - at least to my tastebuds anyway.
10-27-2012 15:23:00 | More by damndirtyape
Bud Light Platinum from Anheuser-Busch
54 out of 100 based on 1,397 ratings.