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Bud Light Platinum - Anheuser-Busch

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BA SCORE
54
awful

1,449 Ratings
THE BROS
60
poor

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Ratings: 1,449
Reviews: 287
rAvg: 2.21
pDev: 34.39%
Wants: 14
Gots: 147 | 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 Jerid
1.75/5  rDev -20.8%

Jerid, Aug 25, 2012
Photo of ScubaSteve00
2.25/5  rDev +1.8%

ScubaSteve00, Aug 24, 2012
Photo of Keith_R
1.25/5  rDev -43.4%

Keith_R, Aug 23, 2012
Photo of StevenH
3/5  rDev +35.7%

StevenH, Aug 23, 2012
Photo of Ceballonegro
3/5  rDev +35.7%

Ceballonegro, Aug 22, 2012
Photo of CFHMagnet
2.83/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

CFHMagnet, Aug 22, 2012
Photo of CircusBoy
1.38/5  rDev -37.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

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.

CircusBoy, Aug 22, 2012
Photo of JimmytheSaintPSU
2/5  rDev -9.5%

JimmytheSaintPSU, Aug 21, 2012
Photo of lauran24
1/5  rDev -54.8%

lauran24, Aug 20, 2012
Photo of VirtueVsVice
2.5/5  rDev +13.1%

VirtueVsVice, Aug 20, 2012
Photo of jsisko01
2.93/5  rDev +32.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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

jsisko01, Aug 20, 2012
Photo of lalakers24
3/5  rDev +35.7%

lalakers24, Aug 19, 2012
Photo of bobojuice
1/5  rDev -54.8%

bobojuice, Aug 16, 2012
Photo of Phyl21ca
2/5  rDev -9.5%
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.

Phyl21ca, Aug 15, 2012
Photo of jeffbrister
1.68/5  rDev -24%
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.

jeffbrister, Aug 14, 2012
Photo of GntSquid
1.25/5  rDev -43.4%

GntSquid, Aug 11, 2012
Photo of pooogy
2/5  rDev -9.5%

pooogy, Aug 09, 2012
Photo of kevmcdin2003
3.25/5  rDev +47.1%

kevmcdin2003, Aug 08, 2012
Photo of womencantsail
2.98/5  rDev +34.8%
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.

womencantsail, Aug 07, 2012
Photo of GoatRoyal
1.5/5  rDev -32.1%

GoatRoyal, Aug 07, 2012
Photo of craigmj7
1.25/5  rDev -43.4%

craigmj7, Aug 07, 2012
Photo of GossageBrewery
2.05/5  rDev -7.2%
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.

GossageBrewery, Aug 07, 2012
Photo of Thecasehead
1.5/5  rDev -32.1%

Thecasehead, Aug 06, 2012
Photo of primrose54
1.5/5  rDev -32.1%

primrose54, Aug 06, 2012
Photo of BeerMeBrah
2/5  rDev -9.5%

BeerMeBrah, Aug 05, 2012
Bud Light Platinum from Anheuser-Busch
54 out of 100 based on 1,449 ratings.