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Bud Light Platinum - Anheuser-Busch

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BA SCORE
54
awful

1,314 Ratings
THE BROS
60
poor

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Ratings: 1,314
Reviews: 282
rAvg: 2.22
pDev: 33.78%
Wants: 11
Gots: 88 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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lalakers24

Virginia

3/5  rDev +35.1%

08-19-2012 15:28:08 | More by lalakers24
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bobojuice

Florida

1/5  rDev -55%

08-16-2012 16:46:28 | More by bobojuice
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

2/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Bottle: Poured a clear pale yellow color lager with a small bubbly head with minimal retention. Aroma consists of light sweet malt with well hidden adjunct. Taste is also dominated by sweet malt with no clearly identifiable adjunct but also very limited characteristics. Body is light with average carbonation. I actually drank this side-by-side with a regular bud light and I must say that the platinum is actually better though still quite bland in the grand scheme of things.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2012 17:08:37 | More by Phyl21ca
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jeffbrister

Hawaii

1.68/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

This is an interesting one. The most confusing part to me is how they are able to pass this as a light beer. it only has a handful of calories less than regular Budweiser. I think it would have made more sense to simply call it 'Budweiser Platinum'. I think the main purpose was to produce a beer with a slightly boosted ABV. Because that's what it tastes like. A Bud with some more alcohol. That makes it a better choice than Bud or Bud Light if you want to get wasted. It's redeeming qualites stop there i think.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2012 16:58:58 | More by jeffbrister
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GntSquid


1.25/5  rDev -43.7%

08-11-2012 19:32:59 | More by GntSquid
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pooogy

Missouri

2/5  rDev -9.9%

08-09-2012 01:06:01 | More by pooogy
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kevmcdin2003


3.25/5  rDev +46.4%

08-08-2012 02:10:36 | More by kevmcdin2003
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womencantsail

California

2.98/5  rDev +34.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a pale golden color with a short lived white head. Nose reveals a striking similarity to Bud Light. Corn, sweet cereal, no hops, faint yeast, and minimal esters. Maybe not quite as watery. Flavor does have a touch of hop character, but otherwise your typical light/pale lager. Cereal and grain sweetness, mild yeast, and some water. Very high carbonation and very light body. I actually like it better than Bud Light.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2012 20:25:48 | More by womencantsail
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GoatRoyal

Texas

1.5/5  rDev -32.4%

08-07-2012 14:42:57 | More by GoatRoyal
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craigmj7

Kansas

1.25/5  rDev -43.7%

08-07-2012 00:49:06 | More by craigmj7
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GossageBrewery

Missouri

2.05/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Poured a clear pale yellow color, produces a small amount of head and no retention. Aroma of this Light Lager consists of bread and grain. Light in body, this brew has some slight grain flavor, mild hop bitterness and a warm finish. I'm not sure where AB is going with this beer, what category they are trying to fill, but i think it has less to do with beer style and more to do with trying to fill up shelf space. This will be another short lived failure by AB/INBEV.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2012 00:07:01 | More by GossageBrewery
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Thecasehead

Ohio

1.5/5  rDev -32.4%

08-06-2012 23:59:31 | More by Thecasehead
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primrose54

Ohio

1.5/5  rDev -32.4%

08-06-2012 01:40:53 | More by primrose54
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BeerMeBrah

Florida

2/5  rDev -9.9%

08-05-2012 19:14:42 | More by BeerMeBrah
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Doyle

Minnesota

2.25/5  rDev +1.4%

08-05-2012 03:07:04 | More by Doyle
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Tpitty23

Virginia

3/5  rDev +35.1%

08-05-2012 00:11:25 | More by Tpitty23
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SometimesIfart

Michigan

1.4/5  rDev -36.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

This is my second review of Bud Light Platinum. Comparing this to my new found love of IPA's, Let's see what we get. Poured from a mini keg into a lager glass. Pours a piss yellow with half a finger's worth of foamy head, Leaving absolutely no lacing. The smell was horrendous. Rotten corn, Vomit, and some stale rice. The taste wasn't much better. Some chemical grain, the faintest amount of malt, and perhaps some rubbing alchohol? Tasted horrendous compared to crafts. The mouthfeel was a heavy metallic flavor with even more of what seemed like burning chemicals coming through. This beer is not smooth whatsoever. Overall, This is absolute garbage, And I am glad that I had finally made the choice to start exploring REAL beer. I cannot believe I used to drink this slop and enjoy it.

Serving type: on-tap

08-04-2012 20:34:12 | More by SometimesIfart
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Zaku


2/5  rDev -9.9%

08-03-2012 02:22:14 | More by Zaku
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Danobold

Texas

2.25/5  rDev +1.4%

08-03-2012 00:13:46 | More by Danobold
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tjacobs610

Ohio

1.98/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Very clear straw yellow color, had a small head about one finger thick after pouring

Smell: Typical light lager aromas. Grainy and corny aroma with a cereal odor to it as well

Taste: Very crisp but also very plain. Has the cheapness taste that regular Bud Light has

Mouthfeel: Very light, watered down. Very thin as well, not much of a feel to really speak of.

Overall: This beer has no real flavor to speak of, with a poor feel and not a great smell this beer ranks very low for me. I would rather drink Bud Light even with the lower ABV.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2012 16:10:01 | More by tjacobs610
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sanitarium16

New Jersey

1.75/5  rDev -21.2%

08-01-2012 02:13:25 | More by sanitarium16
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mccleandr1

Maryland

2.75/5  rDev +23.9%

07-31-2012 17:11:02 | More by mccleandr1
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Shasty


3/5  rDev +35.1%

07-30-2012 17:54:35 | More by Shasty
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tomasher

New Jersey

1.5/5  rDev -32.4%

07-29-2012 16:38:56 | More by tomasher
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SlaughteredWolf

Virginia

1.25/5  rDev -43.7%

07-29-2012 00:32:42 | More by SlaughteredWolf
Bud Light Platinum from Anheuser-Busch
54 out of 100 based on 1,314 ratings.