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Bud Light Platinum - Anheuser-Busch

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Bud Light PlatinumBud Light Platinum

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1,314 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,314
Reviews: 282
rAvg: 2.22
pDev: 33.78%
Wants: 11
Gots: 88 | 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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2.25/5  rDev +1.4%

07-14-2012 18:51:31 | More by yokken
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2.25/5  rDev +1.4%

07-14-2012 15:53:19 | More by RTHKI
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2.75/5  rDev +23.9%

07-14-2012 01:37:16 | More by Jman_01

5/5  rDev +125.2%

07-13-2012 23:30:32 | More by PENISBEER
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2/5  rDev -9.9%

07-12-2012 18:29:43 | More by EigenBeer
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2.25/5  rDev +1.4%

07-11-2012 00:45:48 | More by rolltide8425
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2.03/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Well, what can I say? I was thirsty as all-get-out, and it’s hotter than a Wookiee’s temper here in Atlanta. I decided to give it a try. Guess what - it exceeded my expectations. Crisp aroma is better than what I expected. It’s called Light, but it actually smells like beer! OK, not an outstanding aroma, but at least it doesn’t smell like water. It pours a rather typical clear, wan straw yellow with not much head. Flavor is nothing special - but as I said, better than what I expected from a mega-brewed light beer. Crisp, malty with a hint of fruit. Texture is fairly fizzy, smooth, average body. For a light beer, and a megabrewed pale lager, not half bad.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2012 02:38:56 | More by Cyberkedi
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3.5/5  rDev +57.7%

07-09-2012 22:30:01 | More by iAcknowledge
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1.88/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Not at all what I exepected from this beer.

Poured from bottle into a pint glass;

Appearance: Light amber in color, the head was about 1 finger with nothing for lacing on the glass.
Smell: I found it to have a old musky smell, what I would describe as a very old book in a very old house.
Mouthfeel: Definatly a lighter beer, could not detect any real flavors of hops, it had a stale taste to it. After taste was just alcohol.
Overall: I actually thought I might enjoy this beer with all the hype put into it. I was disappointed with it. If I drink any thing like this, I will stick with regular Bud Light.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2012 20:16:32 | More by Cavanaghty
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2/5  rDev -9.9%

07-08-2012 12:04:56 | More by Dizzy242
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2/5  rDev -9.9%

07-08-2012 01:51:48 | More by heganhound
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1.25/5  rDev -43.7%

07-07-2012 23:51:17 | More by UncleAddie
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2/5  rDev -9.9%

07-07-2012 21:14:13 | More by JohnLynch
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2.4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A- Pours just like a bud light. Clear, yellow-golden color. Very fizzy head, but no retention or lacing.

S- Kinda smells like a malt liquor. Very malty and sweet scents on the nose. Mostly cereal malts, rice, corn, etc.

T- Tastes like it smells. Very sweet, and just like a malt liquor. Very light with tons of cereal grains. No hops detectable.

M- Very light and very carbonated. Capitalizes on the word "drinkability." Light and refreshing on such a hot day.

Overall, on hot days where this is ice cold, is about the only use for it. About the same as bud light, just with more alcohol and a little sweeter.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2012 20:37:35 | More by boilermakerbrew
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3/5  rDev +35.1%

07-07-2012 06:56:05 | More by billbeers
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2.25/5  rDev +1.4%

07-04-2012 21:45:40 | More by JoePQ
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3.15/5  rDev +41.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Poured chilled into a Perfect Pint and let warmed up to about 50º.

A=Pale and murky...light greenish yellow. Head left quickly but a 1/4" head remained at the end.

S=Pungent smell of hops...more like stale hops left over from a house party. Sour, not appealing.

T=Rather smooth...quite hoppy, with sweetness of corn present and a bit sour. Slightly more flavorful than other light beers, but lacking barley.

M=Very drinkable...cannot detect higher alcohol and minimal carbonation. Designed for msss consumption.

O=A bit better than I anticipated...no longer a fan of light beers...as lights go, this was alright if you like the heavy hops and sweetness.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2012 18:57:51 | More by dhannes
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1.59/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

This stuff doesn't taste any different than Bud Light. I haven't done a side-by-side to be sure, though, so perhaps there are some nuances and small subtleties that hadn't carried over in my memory.

Pale straw-yellow body, crystal clear with a bone-white "head" that fizzles away quicker than my checking account after BCBS is released each year. Grains on the nose, grains on the nose, smellin' like a BUD with yo' grains on the nose. Grainy, corny, and full of metallic tones, this stuff is not a pleasure to smell, and it only gets more pungent as it warms.

Drink it ice cold, so you numb your taste buds from the poorly laid out grains and sweet, corn-like malts. More metallic in the taste, this stuff couldn't be any more "meh". No alcohol taste present (6% ABV woo!) Crisp, lighter-than-light mouth feel. Stay away from this stuff, unless you're trying to hit that frat boy buzz.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2012 06:44:17 | More by tectactoe
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2.53/5  rDev +14%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle
Served in a pilsner glass

A - It is straw colored, and I got a giant white head. It quickly vanished. Looks like a lot of carbonation.

S - I get some sweet malt and some soap.

T - It is sweet. I get some grain and a hint of alcohol. It tastes like sweetened Bud Light.

M - Thin

O - The bottle shore is purdy.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2012 00:54:32 | More by buschbeer
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2.25/5  rDev +1.4%

07-02-2012 23:06:54 | More by cjac
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2.25/5  rDev +1.4%

07-02-2012 01:46:27 | More by LCannon4
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3/5  rDev +35.1%

07-01-2012 00:23:36 | More by Tnkemist
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1.75/5  rDev -21.2%

06-30-2012 20:45:37 | More by Hyhat
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1.03/5  rDev -53.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This is simply terrible....or rather 'terrbul'.

The only nice thing I can say about this beer is that the blue bottle is very pretty.
The foam looks bad. The mouth feel is unpleasant. It honestly smells like urine to me....urine from a chronic drunk.

AB is such a shit company. If you're a typical DUHguy, then you'll probably like this.
If not, go get a nice stout.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2012 01:11:01 | More by planet_rob
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New Jersey

1.9/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Hmmm... another variation of Bud Light. AB seems to keep on churning out different variations of their light beer products (Bud Select, Select 55, Bud Light Lime, Light Wheat, etc.). I guess it is profitable for them, but it seems like market saturation to me. I heard Bud Light Platinum described as a "sweeter tasting Bud Light with a higher alcohol content." That pretty much sums this one up. The blue bottle is pretty eye catching though.

Platinum pours a pale gold color, and a fingers worth of foam forms but disappears in under 30 seconds. The aroma is mostly musty, with a light sweet grain smell underneath. The mouthfeel is thin and fizzy, no surprise there. There is some noticeable sweetness with the first sip, with some hints of green apple present. A light taste of alcohol is also noticeable. The dryness in the finish is very light, and the flavor of the beer is nearly neutral. Some of the green apple and light grains linger on in the aftertaste, but that too is a bit too clean. Even with the increased ABV, I did not experience any alcoholic warmth in this beer.

I'm surprised that this is even considered a light beer. Sure it tastes like one, but its caloric content is only about 8 calories less than a regular Budweiser. Light in taste only, and more alcoholic than a standard American macro means that this is probably meant for beer pong or something of that nature. A decent thirst quencher? Maybe, but not really a decent beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2012 04:28:26 | More by Beastdog75
Bud Light Platinum from Anheuser-Busch
54 out of 100 based on 1,314 ratings.