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Bud Light Platinum - Anheuser-Busch

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BA SCORE
54
awful

1,312 Ratings
THE BROS
60
poor

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Ratings: 1,312
Reviews: 281
rAvg: 2.22
pDev: 33.78%
Wants: 11
Gots: 87 | 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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I_BYE_MI_BEER

Michigan

2.25/5  rDev +1.4%

06-11-2013 17:53:50 | More by I_BYE_MI_BEER
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TheSixthRing

California

2.43/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Appearance - Pours a crystal clear, pale gold with a white, half finger head. Sub-par retention. Traces of microbubbles left on the surface. Spotty lacing with poor stick.

Smell - Sweet, syrupy aroma. Not much else.

Taste - Some initial grain and a corn syrupy sweetness gives way to a slight alcohol burn near the end before an abrupt, clean finish. Fairly Bland.

Mouthfeel - Light in body with fair crispness. Semi-dry finish.

Overall - About what I expected, though I did think there was going to be a little more bite from the alcohol. To me, the only redeeming factor this has going for it is the incredibly beautiful cobalt blue bottle. It gives off an eye popping, trance inducing glow that's very calming. I just might hang on to it for a while. The verdict? Better than Bud Light, but nothing I'll spend my money on again.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2013 01:00:19 | More by TheSixthRing
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civicm87

New York

1.25/5  rDev -43.7%

05-14-2013 23:23:59 | More by civicm87
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calcnerd

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev +12.6%

05-16-2013 01:18:03 | More by calcnerd
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DelicateDelirium

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -9.9%

09-04-2012 21:25:10 | More by DelicateDelirium
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Eaglefan344

Missouri

1.5/5  rDev -32.4%

10-22-2012 23:29:05 | More by Eaglefan344
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CGMLS3

Florida

2/5  rDev -9.9%

07-14-2013 22:40:14 | More by CGMLS3
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tfsimpkins

Florida

1/5  rDev -55%

04-25-2013 14:25:56 | More by tfsimpkins
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jkball01

Kentucky

3/5  rDev +35.1%

05-13-2013 16:14:48 | More by jkball01
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kevgod

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev +12.6%

02-25-2012 16:24:04 | More by kevgod
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grahamboudreaux

Tennessee

2.5/5  rDev +12.6%

12-17-2012 14:35:38 | More by grahamboudreaux
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Shaw

Florida

2.68/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Bottle provided by my friend Brian, thanks!

Pale yellow with a white head that vanished also instantly.

Grape-like fruity aroma. Weirdly wine-like.

The flavor, strangly, is also wine-like, with notes of white grape juice. Better than most beers in this style, with more flavor. Though see my final graf for my thoughts on it being a light lager. No hop flavor at all.

At 6 percent, I'm not really sure you can call this a light lager, especially considering it has more alcohol than Budweiser. It's better than I expected.

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2012 03:39:08 | More by Shaw
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irishkyle21

Ontario (Canada)

1.75/5  rDev -21.2%

09-08-2013 20:44:33 | More by irishkyle21
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ThreeWiseMen

California

2/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

I saw this during the Superbowl and recall finding it to be the most hilarious and entertaining commercial. Probably not what they intended.

Appearance: I poured this into a high class snifter; I usually reserve this for my good beers like Bourbon County Brand Stout or §ucaba. With a viscous pour I got a nice one inch thick virgin white head. The body is actually a nice looking golden hue. Looking back at the head and it's already gone. Like it was never there at all. I watch a bubble stream float it's way to the surface.

Smell: From a foot and a half away suddenly I'm not sitting in my home. I'm back in the action. My last cup still on the table with a ping pong ball in it. My partner already missed his one rebuttal. I bounce the ball on the table and look at my two opponents mocking me with various distracting poses. Shouts telling me to hurry up impede my focus. I bounce the ball again on the table and envision victory. My arm cocks back in a way that will be drilled into muscle memory for all time and I release... I take their cups from their side and raise it to my face in defeat.... that smell.... brings me back.

Taste: It's a "more flavor" bud-light. But is it a flavor you want? No. Well actually I've had worse beers. This beer taste bad in a blah way and now that there is more flavor you get that "Blah" taste even more.

Mouthfeel: I drank this beer very cold and very fast.

Overall: If I could go back in time and have the money I'd only play beer pong with this beer. It really hides the 6.0% very well.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2012 00:12:52 | More by ThreeWiseMen
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VonZipper

New York

1/5  rDev -55%

07-10-2013 21:14:26 | More by VonZipper
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ObeMaltKinobee

Illinois

2/5  rDev -9.9%

03-23-2012 10:29:55 | More by ObeMaltKinobee
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Mattyb79

Virginia

1.5/5  rDev -32.4%

01-02-2013 02:06:18 | More by Mattyb79
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HRamz3

Pitcairn

1/5  rDev -55%

12-20-2013 14:09:07 | More by HRamz3
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dertyd

California

1.75/5  rDev -21.2%

01-18-2013 21:12:06 | More by dertyd
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carteravebrew

Colorado

2/5  rDev -9.9%

01-02-2014 16:46:24 | More by carteravebrew
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Spikester

Oregon

3/5  rDev +35.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours clear pale gold with one finger of white head. There are specks of lace here and there.
Smell is rather forward apple juice.
Taste is sweet apple juice that is watered down. No detectable bitterness whatsoever.
Kind of reminds me of those sweet apple juice based champagne substitutes people drink to avoid alcohol only less sweet. No hint of alcohol either.
Mouthfeel is crisp and light. Very slight drying effect in the finish.
Overall a tasty carbonated ultra light beverage. Well recommended for those who hate the taste of beer and want to get happy rather quickly. Keep this stuff away from little kids please. I think they would guzzle it down thinking it was some type of child beverage like carbonated apple juice! The can is strange too, my son says it looks like an energy drink, tall and skinny.

Serving type: can

06-28-2013 02:39:12 | More by Spikester
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NickThePyro

Washington

2/5  rDev -9.9%

04-24-2013 19:44:17 | More by NickThePyro
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crbnfbr

Kentucky

1.5/5  rDev -32.4%

08-12-2013 07:07:44 | More by crbnfbr
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jimmah120

Minnesota

1.85/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

I'm not going to review this like a 'real' beer. I'm not one of those people who unfairly blast beers like this, but this beer is too simple to spend much time on. If you've had bud light, you've had this. It's the same thing, but with a heavier feel and a metallic tinge (the alcohol showing up, I guess). That said, it's well done for what it is: piss-water.

If you enjoy Bud light and want to pay more, but drink less to get drunk: try this.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2012 04:54:25 | More by jimmah120
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Lemke10

Wisconsin

2.3/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

I bought a 6pk of this from Woodman's in Janesville, WI for $6.39 in early 2012.

Pours a very pale yellow color almost like it is a glass of tainted water. A slight head but it disappears quickly. Not too strong of a scent, mostly just hints of cheap earthy grains. The taste isn't too bad. It has a sweet, easy, drinkable texture. Only a slight reminisce of beer in the after taste. Definitely would take this over a Bud Light or MGD 64.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2012 05:26:16 | More by Lemke10
Bud Light Platinum from Anheuser-Busch
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