Bud Light | Anheuser-Busch

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Average: 1.78 | pDev: 40.45%

Reviews: 1,518 | Ratings: 6,275

Ranked #247 American Light Lager and #47,514 overall.

ABV: 4.20% | Availability: Year-round

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Missouri, United States

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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Photo of robed
1.5/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

I'll be a geezer and say that this beer served many a good night at the University of Missouri and the bars of Columbia. When they sell it for $1 a pitcher, you gotta know it's going to be a ripe drink. It's best served room temperature, to a friend who isn't really a friend

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Photo of jrc1093
1.57/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Best by 8/7/19

Pours a crystal clear body of about the palest straw can be; topped with a towering head of white foam that recedes quickly to a thin cap and slightly frothy collar; virtually no lacing.

Aroma’s first impression is an undertone of boggy skunk, with an offensiveness approaching that of an empty dumpster sitting in the sun; following are light tones of corn/grain teamed with sugar water.

Taste shows something vaguely floral/fruity off in the distance, but it soon fades, and it’s all rice water and thin grain from there. I really can’t say much else here, other than it seems to take the borderline-offensiveness of the aroma and water it down.

Mouthfeel has a thin body, mostly watery, but with a pleasant enough crispness from an over-amplified carbonation; fades to nothing once that short punch of the carbonation fizzles out around the mid-palate; a finish so watery you find yourself questioning if it’s even beer anymore.

I like to think I went in with an open mind, but this was simply not good, and that's being civil; it brings next to nothing to the table, and even when it does, it’s just not appealing. I’d really prefer to avoid this one, as there are better adjunct/light lager options out there.

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Photo of Tweezerjam
2.94/5  rDev +65.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

By far the best light beer- for what it is. Budweiser has an unfair poor image in this relm. You have to complare apples to apples, and when doing so, Bud Light is victorious vs. coors light, miller lite...

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Photo of puck1225
2.34/5  rDev +31.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.5

It has been years, but a special occasion made it readily available.

Poured from a can into a fluted glass. Clear yellow color with a good initial head which faded quickly, a bit of lacing. Slightly lemony sweet smell and taste. Thin feel, of course. Not the worst beer I have had, but it will probably be another special circumstance where I will have another.

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Photo of Texan61
1.28/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

Like the regular Budweiser, it was originally brewed from Clydesdale horse piss. And like the regular Budweiser, it is diluted with dog piss now days to save money, That's why you see them in the commercials. All they do to make Bud Light is to water down the original beer.

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Photo of mvanaskie13
1.53/5  rDev -14%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Poured from can into a half pint glass: color is near clear, seriously one of the lightest beers i've ever poured; presents with extreme carbonation touching on sparkling wine. head that presents is bright white but dissipates in seconds.

Smell is so feint, but definitely raw grains and thin sweet water.

Taste is slightly fruity, some malt, some rice water, no hops.

Mouthfeel is extremely carbonated, biting at first, then softens some.

It literally is carbonated barley/rice water, limited flavor, and highly carbonated. American marketing genius at its finest.

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Photo of Bouleboubier
3.98/5  rDev +123.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Odd-ish day... powering out some tasks around the abode... 3p rolls around, looking for a snack of sorts, plus refreshment... local bar had wing special, plus this jawn for 1.75 draft... f' it, I bit... draft served first, obviously... clear yellow gold juice, white bread aroma, barely any foam... first sip (and mind you first time having this), clean, animal cracker cereal flavor, light brushing of grassy hop, moderate back blast of seltzer-y carbonation... wings arrived, dry (garlic-parm) and greasy (drenched bbq)... this drop held its own, cut through the baked meatiness... would never feel compelled to buy a 30-12-6, let alone a tallboy amongst the malt-licks, but this wasn't half bad, and worlds better than than f'n swine pus natty ice... tbh, swine pus got more body than NI, and you bet more flava

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Photo of therealmattyb11
1.15/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.25

You could pay me and I still wouldn't want to drink these on the regular. I've got buddies who swear these are the pinnacle of cheap beer since they taste like water. I still think you can do better.

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Photo of Longhorn08
3.19/5  rDev +79.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

L- straw yellow with one finger fizzy white head that quickly fades.

S- sweet straw. Grains.

T- very subtle straw and grain. Not a lot going on good or bad.

F- fizzy. Goes down pretty easy.

O- if the rating of 3 really means not good, and not bad, then Bud Light deserves my score. Greasy cheap option to satisfy my friends when I throw a bbq that I can also drink with ease.

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Photo of michaelrupin3434
1.49/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

My kickass Uncle Mark sent me this beer halfway across the country and I was very excited to test it out. So hard to find; I was stoked he was able to get his hands on one, much less send it to me! Needless to say, this beer outshined all my expectations. To be honest I was expecting a 0.5 star beer, and this blew the doors off that coming in at a strong 1.5 stars. Looked and even kind of smelled like beer. Can't wait to see what he has in store next.

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Photo of DaveyCream
1.46/5  rDev -18%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

If you are looking for a unique beer, Bud Light is not your choice. It is one of the most well-known beers out there and is overrated in my mind. I can get if people are trying to drink light, but there are many cheaper options out there. Natty Light is literally way less and not that much worse if at all than Bud Light. Based on its price, Bud Light does not come close to delivering.

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Photo of abnormal
1.03/5  rDev -42.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1

Appearance: Poured into pilsner glass. Crystal clear straw color, a fizzy and crackling bone white head instantly vaporizes before my eyes. No lacing.

Aroma: Hard water and stale cheerios.

Taste: Like the aroma, dry and stale, incredibly bland cereal taste reminiscent of rice krispies and sulfur.

Feel: Light body, watery and heavily carbonated. Exactly like a seltzer.

Overall: A great gift for people you don't care about.

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Photo of Labattfan
1/5  rDev -43.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Overall total crap smells bad looks bad taste bad. Only regular Budweiser is worse natural light is way better and cheaper too expensive for garbage like this

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Photo of Buckeye55
2.5/5  rDev +40.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Have drank alot of this one, but not in 5 years or so. Was a decent tasting light bodied beer that went down easy. I grew tired of the lack of taste, switching to Yuengling Black and Tan which became my go to over the last 5 year. Not a bad beer, below average, leading to the 2.5 rating.

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Photo of Harrison8
3.38/5  rDev +89.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a nearly completely translucent straw with a finger of white foam. Head retention is poor. Aroma is straw, barley, grain, and play ground pebbles. Flavor profile is straw, barley, lemongrass, herbal hops and corn grain. It's smooth with very little to throw off the balance, then again, there is very little here. Mouth feel crisp with a light effervescence. It has a thin consistency. Overall, a smooth and refreshing beer, but not super flavorful. It makes for a flavorful enough session beer.

Served in a 15.5oz Speigalau from a 12oz can.

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Photo of jlindros
2.8/5  rDev +57.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Part of my BJCP training, wouldn't normally drink this but it's a style 1A. American light lager
Pours a decent fizzy bubbly head, mild retention, crystal clear watery light pale color

Nose almost nothing, hint of corn and maybe malt

Taste is somewhat fruity which is somehow not supposed to be there, very little malt and some corn notes, no hop bitterness, otherwise pretty much no flavor, a little bitter but corn or DMS like aftertaste

Mouth is thin watery, plenty of carb

Overall almost flavorless useless beer, but it does basically hit the style

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Photo of Colt_E_Rathbun
1.35/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

12 ounce can into a sturdy solo plastic cup. Urine yellow in color. Zero aroma which in this case a good thing. Overly carbonated with lots of streaming bubbles. Not much of a head and surprisingly some lacing. Taste is almost non existent. Mouthfeel is very watery and a odd aftertaste. Bud Light has a funny whang to it. The only redeeming qualities are the low abv and low calories. Overall this is a horrid beer. I'd rather drink week old Coors than this. Difficult to believe that Bud Light was ranked the most popular beer in the country. Oh and for some reason it says this beer was brewed in Houston rather than Saint Louis. Go figure.

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1/5  rDev -43.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This is not beer yet its beer flavored water. I dont drink this unless its given to me and I'm already drunk. It's not even bud. It's piss. Warms really quick and has nothing to it.

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Photo of GaryG7
1/5  rDev -43.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Look: carbonated piss
Smell: nonexistent
Taste: not much
Feel: gassy

this is the beer people start with as kids when somebody's older brother buys it when you give him money to keep it a secret. Then as adults we develop taste buds and move on to real beer.

The first thing that happens when I drink this swill is I have to burp. I mean burp as in repeatedly. The taste isn't any better the second time.

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Photo of VoxRationis
3.42/5  rDev +92.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Decanted from a 12 oz (355 ml) bottle into a conical pint glass; bottled on 12/12/2018.
A: Pours a crystal clear, bright golden color with a one inch, white head, low retention, and limited lacing.
S: Floral, grainy with light melon and citrus notes.
T: Dry. Generally flavors follow the nose. Very minimal bitterness. Very refreshing.
M: Light bodied with low effervescence.
O: Not really designed as a "big flavor" beer, eminently drinkable. Frankly, more flavorful than I though it would be. It is what it is.

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Photo of Nate623
3.69/5  rDev +107.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

You can pound these like no tomorrow...not much taste to it. It is pretty light in appearance; almost transparent when poured into a glass. A beer one can enjoy any time of day, month or year...if you're into light beers of course.

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Photo of mothmanscott
1.87/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1.75

From notes 12/26/11: Pours a pale straw producing a couple of fingers of white loosely bubbled head that leaves little lacing as it recedes. Aroma is grain/cereal, white bread, some grassy and lemon hop hints. Taste is a slightly more robust version of the nose. A good choice if you want a beer, are forced to cut calories and can not get Yuengling Light, or if its free.

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Photo of GoStars
1.28/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Why do so many people love this beer?
Is it just to fit in with the crowd? Is it to look cool? This "beer" is barely drinkable. Only way I'll drink it is if it's given to me. You can buy cheaper beers that taste better. Hell, Keystone and Busch are better than this. Overrated swill.

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Photo of Nass
1.25/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

This is awful & I am not a beer snob I'm just telling how it is. An overload of corn syrup comes to mind as I drink this this. This is close to undrinkable. Cheers! D-

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Photo of JimboBrews54
3/5  rDev +68.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I drove all the way here and all you have for me is light beer! I like it and it once again a welcome break from all the overwhelming variety of craft brews! Still not as good as Hamm's though!

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