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:
#44,108
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 hydrantinco
1/5  rDev -46.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Whiskey tango, cheap, will only drink if free, and maybe not even then.

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Photo of Sk8sean86
3.02/5  rDev +62.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of RichieSledz
3.81/5  rDev +104.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Very easy to drink and has a good taste.

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

Photo of tucson_brewson
1.36/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

I mean, it's somehow the beer I'm choosing to drink from my dad's fridge because I want something light, and I realize I haven't rated it yet.

L - 12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass. It comes out near clear, a hint of yellow, an inch of head that disappears and leaves little to no lacing. Nothing special to look at.

S - Nothing to the smell, either. Some usual corn, grass, rice, cereal grain, metal.

T - A little barley sweetness, some cereal grain, a watery finish that tastes more like seltzer than beer.

F - I put it in the freezer so it'd be at its most drinkable. Drinks like any other lager--light-bodied, high carbonation, very drinkable when it's ice cold. I can see why bros shotgun these.

O - I just don't get it, I guess. Bud Light is the most popular beer in the U.S. yet it has more calories, more carbs, and is equally-priced to Miller or Coors Light. Rolling Rock is $4.99 for a 6-pack ($2 cheaper in AZ) has more flavor and character, and worth the extra beer belly. I once went to a trendy restaurant with Bud Light on tap and the menu described it as having "a hint of orange peel" in the flavor. So, it's really a stretch when trying to sell this stuff to anyone who's drank pretty much anything other than Bud Light in their life. Yes, it's a simple beer with four ingredients. But you can barely taste anything but the water. Continue to baffle me and be the most popular beer in the country, but I'm avoiding it at all costs.

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Photo of Chip_Hazard
3.79/5  rDev +103.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of insouciantx
1.83/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Photo of BeerSnobsAreUglyLibs
2.66/5  rDev +43%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of ale_addin
2.36/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Rboudreaux85
3.9/5  rDev +109.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

I drink it because it is high quality mass produced under quality control you would expect from a big producer.

i like the color it is light like dee sun

love you all xoxoxoxo

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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

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