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Bud Light Platinum - Anheuser-Busch

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BA SCORE
54
awful

1,597 Ratings
THE BROS
60
poor

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Ratings: 1,597
Reviews: 308
rAvg: 2.21
pDev: 34.84%
Wants: 16
Gots: 253 | 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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1.5/5  rDev -32.1%

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1.75/5  rDev -20.8%

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2.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of Michigan
1.75/5  rDev -20.8%

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2.25/5  rDev +1.8%

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3/5  rDev +35.7%

Photo of ZEB89
1.75/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of Reecesterful
2.25/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Kelsiemoeller
3.96/5  rDev +79.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours an extremely clear, pale yellow

Smell: Not much of a smell at all. Slight hint of yeast, but just barely. Very light.

Taste: You can definitely taste the yeast and the slight flavor of the hops. Not much to the taste but it seems sweeter and a bit breadier than plain Bud Light

M: Body is definitely fuller than regular Bud Light and the mouthfeel is less watery than bud light. Carbonation is more prominant.

O: I good tasting light beer. I would recommend this beer to people who do not drink beer very often because it is easy to drink and it is not awful as it begins to warm.

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2.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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2/5  rDev -9.5%

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2.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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1/5  rDev -54.8%

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2/5  rDev -9.5%

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2/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of ChadJAMES
1/5  rDev -54.8%

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2.75/5  rDev +24.4%

Photo of mactrail
2.52/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.25

This does seem to have more in common with the cheap malt liquors, and the ABV is actually getting close to that range. It looks nice enough, just very pale. Sudsy with impeccable bubbles and nice lacing. These industrial guys really know their carbonation. I didn't quite get the bottle until I held it in front of the computer screen-- the cobalt blue is quite stunning.

Very light but a touch of wheaty maltiness. The flavor is grainy, even slightly boozy. Maybe that's the hook. It's drinkable enough if you like this kind of stuff. But, as usual with Anheuser, Miller-Coors, SAB, In-Bev ,and all the rest-- it's all about marketing. If they could come up with a Marlborough Man for beer, it would make the advertising so much easier.

Photo of NorthernSoul
3.5/5  rDev +58.4%

Photo of spinrsx
1.87/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.75

12oz Bottle from the Ottawa LCBO for 2.55$

Appearance - Clear light yellow colour with an average size fizzy white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there isn't much lacing. The head lasted for around 2 minutes.

Smell - breads/grains, honey(or some sort of fruit?), booze

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste breads/grains and a bit of a fruit sweetness. There is also some corn and I can taste the booze. It ends with a corn/bready aftertaste.

Overall – I knew this was going to be bad.. but I still had to give it a try. I don't think beer will be around for much longer, I don't see the need for it.

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2.25/5  rDev +1.8%

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2/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of griffinn
1.77/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 1.75

Reminds me less of "platinum" and more of the smelly liquified silver leftover from film development that photo labs pay money to get rid of.

Appearance: The bright blue bottle is pretty enough. The beer itself, once poured, looks just like any other hopless light lager. What little head it had quickly disappeared into the yellow fizz.

Smell: Sour, vaguely grainy and alcoholic. A smell that says, "do not drink this."

Taste: Starts bad, invokes a mental image of drinking a glass of saliva. As it warms, it only gets worse - slightly sour, a sweetness that can only be described as "sickly," like a diet soda. No hop character whatsoever. Slight alien maltiness.

Mouthfeel: Slightly too fizzy, feels like a glass of Sprite. Alcohol leaves no warmth but rather a strange sensation of stark emptiness, like a cheap vodka.

Overall: Crap beer, barely a step up from the typical macro-swill. A good choice if you hate all beers anyway, and liquor is too strong for you, and you don't want to buy coke to make rum-and-cokes, but you want to get drunk as fast as possible. That's about it.

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2.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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2/5  rDev -9.5%

Bud Light Platinum from Anheuser-Busch
54 out of 100 based on 1,597 ratings.