Bud Light
Anheuser-Busch

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Style:
Lager - Light
Ranked #262
ABV:
4.2%
Score:
46
Ranked #50,682
Avg:
1.79 | pDev: 40.78%
Reviews:
1,570
Ratings:
6,471
From:
Anheuser-Busch
 
Missouri, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  72
Gots
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SCORE
46
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Bud LightBud Light
Notes: Bud Light is brewed using a blend of premium aroma hop varieties, both American-grown and imported, and a combination of barley malts and rice. Its superior drinkability and refreshing flavor makes it the world’s favorite light beer.
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Killgora

1.3/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

The worst Lite beer out there. To me it taste like someone took a shot of bee then added water to it. First beer I ever had and almost made me want to never drink beer again since it tastes like moldy bread. It is the weakest tasting beer I have ever had. I once got made fun of by a bunch of old rednecks in bar for ordering a Blue Moon. They were almost all drinking Bud Lite. Michelob Ultra tastes less watering that the stuff yet they were joking how that's not what they would order despite drinking a slight step above a had seltzer. It might as well not even be considered a beer if I'm being honest. If you like it that's fine, just please don't be a jerk when someone drinks a beer that actually tastes like beer.

Jun 07, 2021
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md3kcn from Ohio

1.17/5  rDev -34.6%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

Purchased as a twelve-pack from Walmart for $12.99. Poured into a pils glass.

L - Bright, clear straw with a quick-to-fizzle-out one-finger ivory white head.
S - Corn, assorted grain, and a bit of ethanol. Somewhat sweet.
T - Corn flakes, barley, and an almost mineral flavor. Not really much else. On the sweeter end of the spectrum.
F - Very carbonated. Refreshing and very watery. Simple.
O - Default Bud Light is pretty terrible overall, but not offensive in flavor. There's a reason you see people getting the flavored editions of Bud Light - the "original" Bud Light is a near-flavorless can of nothing. It's not filling, it's refreshing, and it tastes almost like nothing. Bud Light has the recipe for being the perfect party beer, but lacks actual drinkability. This is where the flavored editions (Orange, Lemonade, Lime, etc.) outshine it. Probably will buy again for parties, but I have no other excuse to purchase it.

May 28, 2021
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Pilsguy

5/5  rDev +179.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bud Light is a “go to” beer for people who actually like beer. I like all kinds of beers, but do lean toward Pilsners, for the crisp flavor. There are times when I would prefer a Bud Light over a Pilsner Urquel, and vice versa.

I do admit to some inconsistentency with Bud Light. Sometimes you get a perfect one that has just the right sweetness and nutty background flavor, and sometimes...not. But that could be more on the drinker than the beer.

May 07, 2021
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Dathon

3.5/5  rDev +95.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not good, not bad, not terrible but also not great. I don’t know? It’s bud light. No glory drinking this beer. If you’re at a party with a blue can in your hand, your family probably feels sorry for you, but your wallet doesn’t. The hops are cheap, just like you if you buy it. The smell is bad and color is similar to my morning pee after a long night of drinking this cheap beverage. Don’t be that guy that brings this to a party, don’t be cheap. Don’t kill your liver with this beer have some class. Thanks for reading this

Apr 30, 2021
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PipeKnight9

1.06/5  rDev -40.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Beer that tastes like regret. The taste is like dry sand, and it looks like bunny pee. The smell is nothing special. Honestly, I can't really smell anything. Finally, the feel is a little greasy. This was a beer that I've drunk when I was a broke Airman and didn't know any better. I don't understand how people over the age of 40, think that drinking this beer is still "cool".

Apr 29, 2021
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flyingpig from Scotland

1.95/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

300ml bottle from Morrisons:
Ridiculously light & clear, it's topped with a thin, bubbly head that's white & stays longer than I'd have thought. The nose is light, there's some faint skunk, hay & very light grassy notes but there's not much to it really. Slightly sweet & sugary, there's some grassy flavours but again it's really light. It's very lightly carbonated & clean, a little bland & pretty poor but not as bad as expected to be honest.

Mar 21, 2021
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LucaDiCriscio from Pennsylvania

1.06/5  rDev -40.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1

This is the world's worst beer. Not because it's the world's worst beer, but because people actually drink this crap. Tastes like water, eventually get you drunk I guess? Not really enjoyable unless you are the type of person who doesn't like the taste of good beer. If that is the case. Why are you here??

Feb 17, 2021
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rlsmith1994 from Illinois

3.56/5  rDev +98.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This is my 2nd favorite domestic light beer (after Michelob golden). It has a crisp and light, but complex flavor. The rice gives it a distinctive flavor. I particularly enjoy this beer on a hot day while bicycling or mowing the lawn.

Predictably, a lot of people on the beer advocate site are going to give it low reviews. That’s fine - I enjoy a $16.99 four-pack, pecan-infused juicy extra hazy, twice pressed 90 minute whatever brewed somewhere in Colorado or Serbia as much as the next person. But as far as domestic lagers go, this one is my favorite.

Feb 13, 2021
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dingers from England

1.49/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 1.25

i dont know why the abv here is 4.2% in the uk its a good 3.5... i remember when this nats piss of a beer came to sainsburys, the anticipation of trying such a prestigious beer from across the pond had me riddled with excitement. little did i know what was in store..

hmm.. light i thought... too light.. one beer.. two beer... three beer.. nothing?

i was prompted to inspect, i'd had three bers but yet .. no buzz?

3.5% amazing, when i read light i assumed it was low calorie, is this the truth? maybe (yes). but come on i mean 3.5% i was suprised when i saw the price in the first place but a total waste of money - spend the same amount and get yourself some white ace, you'll never go back.

Feb 12, 2021
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guckymeister from Ohio

1.66/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.75

One of the better domestics, but that really not saying much. The classic adage of "urine and motor oil" rings true here. It's hard to really call this a "beer" in my mind. It doesn't taste like one (really sorta tastes like someone tried to make beer out of a soda-stream), it kind of smells like one, but to its advantage, it DOES look like one. I can give it that. Not much else though.

The experience lives up to the legacy: cheap domestic beer

Feb 03, 2021
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dunkel_weizen from Oregon

1/5  rDev -44.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Can you even call this beer? It tastes more like cheap soda with beer flavor injected into it, and it might as well be.

Cheap yellow color, generic corny nose and taste, zero hop. Terribly thin and watery mouthfeel.

Out of all the cheap commercial American lagers, this is my least favorite. I wouldn't drink this if you gave me one for free.

Jan 15, 2021
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IPAs_for_days_13 from Texas

1.68/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

L: Pours straw yellow with a two-finger white head with decent retention.
S: Smells of corn, hay barn funk, faint amount of malts from the barley, no hop aroma.
T: Taste follows the nose, very grainy, nothing really stands out.
F: Light-bodied, high carbonation, thin & watery.
O: Nothing special here, you know what you're getting into when you buy some bud light. It is a crushable & affordable beer that is widely available.

Jan 13, 2021
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xander10 from England

1/5  rDev -44.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Look: light straw/piss colour
Smell: none
Taste: It tastes of dissapointment
Feel: Watery.
Overall: If you are desperate to drink a beer, then this might just beat drinking your own piss, otherwise even Corona Extra is a better approximation of Pilsner than this is.

Jan 07, 2021
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Winbed from Indiana

2.72/5  rDev +52%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Surely everyone on here has drank a bud light at sometime in their life. The only reason I did a review. I buy beer in kegs and Bud light has the shortest life before going sour, of any beer I have tried. Dark beers can go 6-9 months and still taste fresh. Bud light starts tasting sour after 3 months??

Jan 02, 2021
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Beershaker from Canada (ON)

2.84/5  rDev +58.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Look: Golden clear. White head. Head went away rather quickly.

Smell: Only a hint of malt. Nothing else. That says, no unpleasant smells either.

Taste: Light malt taste, ends with mild bitterness. No obvious sourness. More flavourful than water.

Feel: Light-body. Medium carbonation. Doesn't leave Anthony in your mouth after you swallow it. Watery.

Overall: It’s an OK beer. Easy to drink. No unpleasant aroma or smell. Good substitution for water.

Dec 30, 2020
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GMoneyMagic from Michigan

3.3/5  rDev +84.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Look, Bud light is for 20 year olds!
Don't listen to those guys giving it a 1. It's the #1 selling beer in America!
I honestly wish I had a dollar for every one of these I drank in my life.
I probably would be close to having $100,000.00! I mean it; [I literally just did some math and it's more like $35,000.00]but you get the picture.
It served it's purpose; and when I was drinking way more then I should have, most likely kept me out of trouble by allowing me to keep my wits about me after 20 or so beers.
Ice cold on on a hot summer day... Yep! Every time!

Dec 30, 2020
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LT5 from Georgia

5/5  rDev +179.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My first pitcher of beer was this in Chicago. Good memories, but as my beer pallet has expanded it doesn't fit the same niche it once did. Prefer Miller Lite over this....

Dec 29, 2020
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rover4844 from Massachusetts

2.25/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

Look: Like dirty water with some carbonation.
Smell: Rice and salt.
Taste: Like water, not very tasty.
Feel: Here is Bud Light's saving grace. It is an excellent party beer because it goes down easy and is very crushable. It is relatively light and great for games like beer pong and beer ball. No one cries over spilt Bud Light.

Nov 25, 2020
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Caldwan123 from Iowa

1.92/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Overrated all I got to say, compare this to many of the various budget beers out there and it does not justify the price tag. Around where I live you can get a 24 pack for like 19-24 dollars. way over priced considering you can get some premium beers for cheaper. One saving grace of Bud Light and Budweiser is if you have to bring beer to a party not many people are going to turn there nose up to it just due to the name.

Nov 24, 2020
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Beer-Tanker from Taiwan

1.43/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

(Review for 12FL.OZ. beer can)
Pour out like a Japanese green tea. Zero head and zero carbonation. Smell like water, taste like water and feels like water. It is literally water with colouring

Oct 25, 2020
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Tugman53 from Missouri

3.15/5  rDev +76%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

It’s OK, for a mass produced beer. Looks like a light beer, smells like a light beer, tastes like a light beer. With that said, ice cold on a hot day might increase the likability, in the end it’s just a light beer.

Oct 16, 2020
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TedHead from Illinois

2.2/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a pretty piss yellow with a nice white head. Smells like rice and a wet saltine. Taste is essentially nothing save for the small amount of maltiness that's on par with lacroix flavoring. It's the most heavily carbonated light beer I've had, but I wouldn't say it detracts from the experience. Overall not the best but I killed 16 pints of this at my cousin's wedding so it's drinkable.

Oct 07, 2020
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Singlefinpin from North Carolina

1.67/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Poured from a can into a pint glass.
Appears light golden yellow with a white foamy head that dropped quickly to nothing, with no lacing.
Smells lightly malty, ricey.
Taste follows the nose with a dry finish.
Mouth feel is thin which is medium for the style.
Overall, free, at a party? Hot day? Good to drink.
Otherwise I would go with a different beer.

Oct 01, 2020
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Zoseph from Missouri

1.33/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

This is a horrible beer. Taste and smell are inseperable, somewhere between wet cardboard and Raid and the smell of newly-treated black leather jackets. Joyless. It tastes too bad to quench the thirst. It makes the back of my neck burn when I drink it. It is the worst-tasting major brand beer. A Bud Light night is a sober night for me.

Sep 17, 2020
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Robert34510 from Massachusetts

4.62/5  rDev +158.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Ok so granted it is not the best beer if you are looking for taste or something fancy. But IMO, out of all the beers out there, the popular, or the most manufactured, this is the top one. Because it has a way better taste than Miller light and Coors Light, I will also review those, but Coors light is more watery than most. And miller light is disgusting.

So Bud light, is the best if you want to get drunk in a way that you somewhat enjoy the taste, and it goes down smooth.

Sep 15, 2020
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Beer rating: 46 out of 100 with 6471 ratings