Bud Light | Anheuser-Busch

Bud LightBud Light
BA SCORE
1.86/5
5,945 Ratings
Bud LightBud Light
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Anheuser-Busch
Missouri, United States
anheuser-busch.com

Style: Light Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-22-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,129
Reviews:
1,452
Ratings:
5,945
pDev:
38.17%
Bros Score:
1.66
 
 
Wants:
64
Gots:
1,536
Trade:
1
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Photo of jkblr
2.62/5  rDev +40.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

12oz can bb 10/24/17 poured into a pint glass at fridge temp 4.2% ABV. The beer pours bright pale straw yellow with white head. Head is gone in 60 seconds with no lacing (this pint is even nucleated). The aroma is a muted sweetness along with a beer smell that could come from the yeast. Taste is minimal with some barely there sweetness and a hint of tartness. Mouthfeel is thin bodied, well carbonated and dry in the finish. There is just a hint of butter in the aftertaste but it is not overwhelming. Overall, OK for an AAL. I don't remember this beer being this clean in the past. I wonder if the recipe change to barley & rice only has paid some dividends?

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Photo of J-Bonus
5/5  rDev +168.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of chicagoish
1/5  rDev -46.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of wmcgar01
1.1/5  rDev -40.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Photo of rob-mac
2.47/5  rDev +32.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of matcris
3.01/5  rDev +61.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

For the style. A very light golden or straw, in color. Pours a thin white head that recedes, immediately. The aroma has a very faint grain smell, and, to me, that is literally it. The taste is a bit more impressive, with a mild grainy, light malt flavor; slightly sweet. Body is light, dry, and full carbonation. Overall, it's made this way for a purpose, but, I think there are beers in the same caloric range that have more flavor. For light beers, I'd put this at the lower end of a B.

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Photo of jmay9753
1/5  rDev -46.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Id rather drink sewer water.

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Photo of MVanTryke
1.24/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

Low calories. Ok, I said someting positive. But, it is all crapperville from thereon. Rubbing alcohol and bongwater may taste better.

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Photo of sethcroisant
2.18/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Photo of dubnation
1.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1.75

Photo of dwarren1969
1.5/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of heerboth
1.75/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of fjdelvalle
1.92/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Photo of briandschorr
1.89/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I have this in bottles and on tap. I know, the old GM thought this was a good idea. Anyway, I have to say... why? So you get an opaque straw yellow. The head is a nice color but dissipates quickly. Minor lacing. The nose is almost non-existent. You get the corn, the metal and that's basically it. The taste is corn and some sweet fruit but the water kills it from there. The feel is watery and light in body. So, if you can't afford a Chimay... save up. That is a beer. This, well, it's a beer but it's just too weak overall.

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Photo of Zopiac
1.88/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Qu1nt0n
1.09/5  rDev -41.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of rkunken
2.19/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Jamesfincher
1.44/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of mrcraft
2.25/5  rDev +21%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Khaack
2.9/5  rDev +55.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Parmesan
1.77/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

L: Hazy straw yellow color with a fizzy white head that dissipates quickly.

S: Light corn, grain, some cooked vegetable. Not a strong aroma.

T: Sweet apple, corn, some astringent vegetable, watery.

F: Light watery mouthfeel.

O: Better than some light lagers but still poor.

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Photo of Nace4
1.87/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of WangFire
2.94/5  rDev +58.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of iawaska
1.59/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Photo of kevindp9
2/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Bud Light from Anheuser-Busch
Beer rating: 1.86 out of 5 with 5,945 ratings
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