Bud Light | Anheuser-Busch

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48
awful
5,837 Ratings
THE BROS
43
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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
Ratings:
5,837
Reviews:
1,432
Avg:
1.93
pDev:
36.79%
 
 
Wants:
62
Gots:
1,457
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 5,837 |  Reviews: 1,432
Photo of CharlesK
1.52/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.75

Photo of NorthernLightsMN
1.57/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Now I'll throw back watery beers every once in a while to kick back on a hot day or whatever...but I don't even want to kick back with this shit. Tried it cold, straight out of the bottle - not impressed. Not only was it watery piss beer, it had a horrid aftertaste. Overall, I guess it's fine if you're a broke college student looking for something cheap that won't kill you - but might get you drunk (enough) after a few.

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Photo of avanhoeck
3.5/5  rDev +81.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tvenne
2.5/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of caburdette51
1/5  rDev -48.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of Golfontap
2.16/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of petermethot
2.25/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of kitekid
2.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
2.07/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Photo of TerryMills
3/5  rDev +55.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Meh... All light beers suck but i certainly see why so many ppl drink this one..

Its basically water that get you drunk, I can't detect any flavors from malt or hops but there aren't any nasty after flavors either..

Very crushable but obviously no flavor either, this isn't craft, it is what it is..

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Photo of Narthax
1/5  rDev -48.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of jmg480
1.51/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of Ferretferret
1.66/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Photo of GatorB
1.83/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of dtrain24
1/5  rDev -48.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I can honestly say that I wouldn't drink Bud Light if it were the last beer on Earth. Not only does it smell awful, but it manages to taste even worse. It's the one beer I literally can't drink anymore ever since I started drinking better brews. I'll still try to give it a legitimate review.

Look: Thin white head on top of a piss-like yellow color.
Smell: In all honesty, it smells like vomit and urine. It made me not want to drink it, but I did, because it was a frat party and it was the only beer available. Now, I would pass on it.
Taste: Oh, no...Okay. When uninformed people tell beer-lovers like myself that beer is "piss-water," I laugh at them because they've probably only ever tried Bud Light. Very little flavor, and the little flavor that is present is relatively unpleasant. Corn water maybe? That's an insult to corn and water, though...
Feel: Very little carbonation. So, nothing to distract from the gross taste.
Overall: Save yourself. Don't try a Bud Light. I know I sound like a troll, or a rival company employee, but the last time I tried to drink Bud Light was the last time I'll try to drink Bud Light. I'll happily give positive reviews to brews that deserve it, but this ain't one.

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Photo of willskinner
1.15/5  rDev -40.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

Basically this is horse piss in a can. Good marketing doesn't make up for terrible beer. I drank this stuff my freshmen year of college and thought it was amazing. Now as a junior, I can not stand it. There are much better beers in the same price range. Not much to look at, it looks like dirty water. Not much of a smell and a watery taste. I would review the feel but there isn't much of one. Just not enjoyable.

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Photo of ProperGlassesNeeded
1.79/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.75

L- Looks sometimes can't be deceiving. Looks better than it smells and tastes, but looks unwell.
S- smells like old beer at a 1990s frat party, and maybe the bathroom.
T - if you get a very fresh one, it can be almost ok, but usually not even close to good.
F - not sure feel should even be a category for this brew.

Overall. Mass produced -no mass appeal. Beer can get way worse than this. So I would say if it's the only beer
your Uncle has in the fridge, either don't be picky or take the day off. Possibly drinkable but not satisfying.

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Photo of EmeraldMist
2.22/5  rDev +15%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 1.75

Look - Poured from a can, clear straw color, quickly vanishing bubbly white head. Lots of visible carbonation.

Smell - Sour, metallic, rice cake

Taste - Very mild rice, odd and off-putting sweetness, reminds me of a weaker Fosters, no bitterness

Feel - Thin bodied, loads of carbonation. Easy drinking, refreshing.

Overall - I want to like it because of it's price and availability, but I just flat out don't.

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Photo of jsbirnba
1.43/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

Photo of Acat114
2.86/5  rDev +48.2%
look: 1 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of JTomczak
1.37/5  rDev -29%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
1.71/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Photo of MidwestBA
3/5  rDev +55.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of The_Beer_Guru
2.04/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2

Photo of shreead
2.16/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Bud Light from Anheuser-Busch
1.93 out of 5 based on 5,837 ratings.
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