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Bud Light Platinum - Anheuser-Busch

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Bud Light PlatinumBud Light Platinum

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1,396 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,396
Reviews: 282
rAvg: 2.21
pDev: 33.94%
Wants: 12
Gots: 122 | 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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Photo of Ceballonegro


3/5  rDev +35.7%

08-22-2012 20:12:57 | More by Ceballonegro
Photo of CFHMagnet


2.83/5  rDev +28.1%

A slightly aggressive pour gets me half a finger of bubbly white head that disappears in less than a minute. Body is a clear pale straw color. A multitude of bubbles is noted rushing bottom to top.

Smell is watery adjunct. Sweet corn and pale sweet malts up front. Light grassy hops in there as well.

Flavor is similar to regular Bud Light, but somehow slightly more enjoyable. Sweet corn and malts, vaguely bitter grassy hops, everything seeming rather watery.

Again, I can't help but compare this to the original. Body seems slightly fuller and more sophisticated.

08-22-2012 15:08:56 | More by CFHMagnet
Photo of CircusBoy


1.38/5  rDev -37.6%

When pouring this beer it looked clear coming out of the bottle. I was a bit confused, not sure what to expect from here on. Glass filled, there is a bit of color, but mostly looks like water with some bud light splashed in giving a clear slight straw color. An aggressive pour yields a small head that in gone in seconds with no lacing whatsoever.

Aroma is a combination of malt and metallic notes. Thankfully it's very dull.

Taste is similar to the smell, a strong metallic taste which may be why they named it platinum. Has a strange aftertaste which is very hard to describe other than awful.

This beer is very carbonated; has me burping like crazy.

Overall this is one of the worst beers I've ever had. It's extremely hard to finish the bottle. Even the bump in ABV does not make up for it's failures.

08-22-2012 00:12:38 | More by CircusBoy
Photo of JimmytheSaintPSU


2/5  rDev -9.5%

08-21-2012 21:29:19 | More by JimmytheSaintPSU
Photo of lauran24


1/5  rDev -54.8%

08-20-2012 20:17:22 | More by lauran24
Photo of VirtueVsVice


2.5/5  rDev +13.1%

08-20-2012 04:12:28 | More by VirtueVsVice
Photo of jsisko01


2.93/5  rDev +32.6%

Appearance - Pours a clear golden color with a half inch thick, soapy white head that dissipates instantly. Has a nice lacing to it.

Smell - Slightly sweet with malts, bread, and corn.

Taste - A lot sweeter in the flavor.. with some pale malts, corn, grains, and a bitter alcohol bite in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Light bodied with high carbonation.

Overall - I wouldn't get this again. I don't like the alcohol taste lingering in my mouth. I guess you can't really expect a simplistic, light beer to cover up 6% ABV.. lol

08-20-2012 03:06:00 | More by jsisko01
Photo of lalakers24


3/5  rDev +35.7%

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


1/5  rDev -54.8%

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

Quebec (Canada)

2/5  rDev -9.5%

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.

08-15-2012 17:08:37 | More by Phyl21ca
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1.68/5  rDev -24%

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.

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

1.25/5  rDev -43.4%

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


2/5  rDev -9.5%

08-09-2012 01:06:01 | More by pooogy
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3.25/5  rDev +47.1%

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


2.98/5  rDev +34.8%

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.

08-07-2012 20:25:48 | More by womencantsail
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1.5/5  rDev -32.1%

08-07-2012 14:42:57 | More by GoatRoyal
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1.25/5  rDev -43.4%

08-07-2012 00:49:06 | More by craigmj7
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2.05/5  rDev -7.2%

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.

08-07-2012 00:07:01 | More by GossageBrewery
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1.5/5  rDev -32.1%

08-06-2012 23:59:31 | More by Thecasehead
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1.5/5  rDev -32.1%

08-06-2012 01:40:53 | More by primrose54
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2/5  rDev -9.5%

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


2.25/5  rDev +1.8%

08-05-2012 03:07:04 | More by Doyle
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3/5  rDev +35.7%

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


1.4/5  rDev -36.7%

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.

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

2/5  rDev -9.5%

08-03-2012 02:22:14 | More by Zaku
Bud Light Platinum from Anheuser-Busch
54 out of 100 based on 1,396 ratings.