Bud Light | Anheuser-Busch

Bud LightBud Light
BA SCORE
1.86/5
5,943 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:
#44,101
Reviews:
1,452
Ratings:
5,943
pDev:
38.17%
Bros Score:
1.66
 
 
Wants:
64
Gots:
1,536
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 5,943 |  Reviews: 1,452
Photo of DanielEgusquiza
2/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Jesterr44
1.53/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

This beer tastes like none other ... I mean like nothing else ... I mean like nothing. Yeah that's it. Nothing. Well, that's when it's cold as ice. Then I let it warm up a bit. And it tastes a tiny bit malty. But like the floor of a bar smells if your job is to go in on a Sunday morning & mop it. Not good.

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Photo of Vinman29
2.9/5  rDev +55.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bud Light is a high quality mass produced beer. It has a purposeful and unique flavor among other light beers. Personally that flavor is too sweet for my taste. It does not taste cheap, but it does not taste particularly good, although there is no aftertaste to it relative to some other light beers out there. Bud Light has some character, but not much. To summarize, it is kind of like drinking a watered down Budweiser. So it's like buying a decent car but getting the base model. It is okay if that's what they have at the concession stand. It is okay in a cooler at a party. It is okay in a keg. If it was a girl, she would be an okay girl to date. She would be like one of those girls everyone else thought you should marry but for some reason you just didn't want to go there. But maybe on reminiscing you might still think about her sometimes, because she was nice. Bud Light is a "it's not you, it's me" kind of beer. As a car, Bud Light is a contemporary Volkswagen Passat. It looks nice, gets the job done, doesn't cost too much, and blends in while being a little different from the others, but not in a way that's interesting or fun. It's an upgrade from really cheap light beer. I want to like it but can't.

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Photo of Mike_Smelly
1.71/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Photo of thampel09
1/5  rDev -46.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of WhackoMillah93
2.25/5  rDev +21%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of datpingao
1.06/5  rDev -43%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1

Photo of eifster82
1.91/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

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

Bud Light from Anheuser-Busch
Beer rating: 1.86 out of 5 with 5,943 ratings
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