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Bud Light | Anheuser-Busch

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48
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1,411 Reviews
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Bud LightBud Light
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Anheuser-Busch
Missouri, United States | website

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
Reviews:
1,411
Ratings:
5,704
Avg:
1.92
pDev:
74.48%
 
 
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Reviews: 1,411 | Ratings: 5,704
Photo of kevin3046
2.53/5  rDev +31.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

No smell. No head or lacing. Light sweet taste with very little hops bitterness. Nothing offensive. Nothing great either. You could do worse with a light AAL. I think this is the best of the American light beers.

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Photo of BloodSoakedAleMug
2.41/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

From a can.

Pours a very pale translucent yellow with a half finger, fizzy white head.
Smells of sweet corn, green apples and mild sugar.
Ice cold this isn't half bad, but as it warms it's charm quickly disappears. I get flavors of sugary cereal, bread, red and green apples and just the faintest notion of bitterness.
Feel is light and extremely well carbonated, akin to seltzer water.

Pretty bland, but not necessarily "bad". There's nothing here thats really offensive or repugnant to the palate. If you get this fresh and not sunstroked it's really not terrible. The great thing about this beer is that you can drink a lot of it without getting wasted or having to worry about your caloric intake. I believe there's a time and place for beers like this during the summer when the weather gets really hot.

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Photo of Tripp655321
1.21/5  rDev -37%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Look is beautiful... Let's be realistic, lagers are suppose to be crystal clear. This is more clear than most drinking water. In fact everything about this beer is more water than water. Smells like skunky water. Tastes like well water. Feels like carbonated water. Great for cooking pasta and rice in. Great for giving away. Great washing out your growler. Terrible for drinking

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Photo of J_T_Arlington
2.2/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Bud Light, the King of non-descript party beers. Taste gets a 2, because at the least it is no offensive. I hate this shtuff, I really do. But, credit where credit is do, it easy to power drink the hell out this. 8 beers in twenty minutes is not undoable (I just need a few ant-acids before hand). Overall, I give this a three, because it is drinkable and I can drink a lot of it.

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Photo of DWeavie
3.41/5  rDev +77.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This beer is not bad at all to be so cheap. The color has a very light golden look to it. its smells light and feels a little watered-down but the taste and feel of it going down is amazing and refreshing. It also has a sweet taste unlike and other light beer I've tried so far. No hangover noticed at all the next morning which was a plus. Overall, great beer for parties or hanging out with friends at home. Its also good to have by your self. And as I found out, its a great beer to marinate beef steak or flap meat with.

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Photo of SHDoyle
1.22/5  rDev -36.5%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

A - Similar to urine after you drink a gallon of water. A bit of white head/foam.

S - Nothing. I got absolutely nothing.

T - Red Solo cups, failure and regret.

M - Almost flat seltzer water.

O - To borrow a term from modern day pundit, commentator and all around philosopher Charles Barkley, this beer is "turrible". It's reputation for being awful is well deserved. Drink at your own peril. The only redeeming aspect of drinking this beer is that it'll remind you of how bad beer can be, thus allowing you to recalibrate your palate and truly appreciate all the great beers out there.

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Photo of jkoogler
1.61/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.75

A- Bight yellow but not as fluorescent as piss when taking vitamin B supplements.

S- A faint hint of hops.

T- Some hop bitterness at the finish.

M- Llght mouthfeel with a fizzy finish. Watery texture covered up by the fizz at the finish.

D- Some hop bitterness, but in a bad way. No malt qualities.

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Photo of yesterdayfaraway
3.56/5  rDev +85.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

L: clear yellow, tons of carbonation. White head
S: raw ingredients, barley, yeast, malt.
T: very sweet. Think sugar water with barley.
F: super drinkable for which it's known for. Very refreshing on a hot day.
O: perfect session beer for being outside on a hot day.

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Photo of Rock_Glenn
1/5  rDev -47.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I told myself I wouldn't rate this. But I've been drinking (Not this beer, though I have had it) and I took some notes on this one time as a joke. It tastes absolutely terrible, smells terrible, feels bad in my mouth, taste is reminiscent of a fake apple granola bar mixed with water and left to rot. Seriously, this is the only beer that I flat out refuse to drink.

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Photo of TinyRicks
1/5  rDev -47.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This stuff is absolute garbage. I'm a college kids who drinks his fair share of cheap light beers but Bud Light is an absolute joke. This stuff is about as boring as it gets.

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Photo of Sconnie25
2.57/5  rDev +33.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Bud Light pours a straw colored hue with a thick head and a nice lacing. The aroma is very weak with only hints of some corn and other adjuncts. The flavor comes out a bit better as this gets a little warmer and I can notice some corn and I think rice but it still feels very watery overall. This is definitely not the greatest beer I have ever had but at least it is refreshing I guess.

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Photo of larryarms847
2/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a clear golden yellow with a finger of white foam.

Smells like musty grains.

Grain soaked water.

Light-bodied, high carbonation.

Overall, nothing there.

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Photo of PhilsPils
2.75/5  rDev +43.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

In tasting and reviewing this beer, one has to remember we are rating a light adjunct lager. To be fair, we have to compare how it stacks up against other beers in the same category. It has an entirely appropriate color, carbonation and mouthfeel and is crisp and refreshing. No off flavors, none of that canned-corn sweetness of corn beers, no perceptible yeastiness. As a brewer, I am keenly aware of how hard it is to make this beer style this well, whether you like the style or not. Don't get me wrong...I don't buy this stuff unless I have certain friends or family coming over, but I don't think it's quite as bad as some of the haters make it out to be. Just don't expect it to taste like "real" beer!

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Photo of h0wdy
1/5  rDev -47.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Let's all be honest, Budweiser is a pretty good commercial beer. Now remove some of the kick and water it down more... What do you have left over? Bud Light.

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Photo of yankee2195
1.8/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Bud Light is a perfect beer for a college kid with literally no taste buds. This beer tastes very water down and that's basically all to it. Didn't really get much from the aroma but the taste of the beer was all I needed. I would definitely recommend other light beers instead.

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Photo of q33jeff
1.28/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

**
01/28/2012
Smells Awful. Looks like Yellow-White Pissy piss water. Taste is musty grass. The only saving grace is that it is watered down and ice cold.
**

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Photo of jackterry28
1.73/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

This is a light beer. I understand that. The expectation for this drink was very low and it did not impress. The best way to describe this beer is with this idea. The brewmaster had a vat of hot water and then they poured a syrup with the label "beer flavour" on it into the water. It is the most bland, watery, and uninteresting beer there is. It is not at all ambitious. Having said that the beer is drinkable. I mean, so is tap water. It looks a light yellow. Moderate carbonation. Moderate head. Very dry beer in fact (leaves you thirsty). This is just a bare bones cheap beer and hey, it's tolerable but anyone wanting a decent beer will not find that in bud light.

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Photo of Best_Enjoyed_In_Texas
1.23/5  rDev -35.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Ive drank craft beer (and mostly exceptional craft beer, at that) for SO long that my tastebuds literally needed to "adjust" to this swill.

One BA member said it best that if you like this; "get the picture- you are not a real beer drinker!"

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Photo of Tripel_Threat
2.53/5  rDev +31.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Everyone here that's looking up Bud Light knows what they're getting. At some point in your beer drinking life, you're gonna have a Bud Light. I've had it more than I know, but I haven't had it in years. Someone left a can in the in-laws fridge so I grabbed it since they don't drink. Right from the can, Aroma and taste are identical: cool filtered water and subtle sweet creamed corn. It's not bad, but it's not much. Drinks like water.

Look, I'm not gonna shit on Bud Light. It's mower beer. It is what it is and it is. It's not bad, it's not good, it just exists. And, that's enough.

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Photo of davidperez
1.83/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.75

Served in a seidel, it pours a light yellow, clear, with a one-finger head, frothy, with some retention.

Faint sweet malts, corn. Almost nonexistent.

The taste follows the nose, barely. Actually, there is almost no flavor whatsoever, and that almost absent flavor fades almost instantly. Watery mouthfeel, a lot of carbonation.

So, this is only a choice if you are hot and thirsty and have no interest in flavor or aroma, at all.
However, this is the kind of beer that stained the pride and honor of all beers in the mainstream opinion. Not cool, budlight, not cool.

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Photo of BlakeA85
1.94/5  rDev +1%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Had it from the can because it was free.
Smelled of light grains and corn. That's a stretch.
Tasted like corn water.
Went down like water, essentially.
Overall. It's Bud Light. Read the other reviews. I prefer a Coors Light.

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Photo of st26326
4.87/5  rDev +153.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I really enjoy this flavorful beer! The smoothness and taste of this light beer excels all other domestic light beers. Just enjoy the flavor and superior taste to this quality beer.BL outstanding!!

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Photo of Foyle
2.1/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

On tap in pint glass.

Appearance: color is standard pale straw, small white head dissipates quickly. Moderate streaming carbonation and virtually no lacing.
Aroma: not much here (as with all light beers), some faint barley and other grains, no real hops that I pick up.
Mouthfeel: light and crisp with a too-dry finish. This is a beer that is so dry that it leaves me thirsty.
Flavor is so very mild. A bit of barley malt sweetness along with a maybe a slight hint of citrus in the middle and finish.
Overall: it is what it is. Loved by hundreds of millions, hated by millions. Personally I would never buy it (had this sample in a ’bottomless’ pint at a banguet. That being said, it’s not awful. Many say it tastes like piss, but I have never consumed piss so I don’t know whether that is true or not.

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Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
2.77/5  rDev +44.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Never before has the taste of cardboard, raw grain, and rice been so delicious. We all know what this beer is: lawnmower football-watching dive bar no-thinking thirst quencher. Except for the fizzy head it actually looks good in a glass, too, and the light body is second to none in terms of crushability. This beer also has a special ability: exposing people who take beer too seriously.

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Photo of floridadrift
2.55/5  rDev +32.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

L: Golden body, long-lasting GMO head
S: Slight citrus, nothingness
T: Bitter metallic rice beer
F: Watery, sessionable
O: Drank my own piss, whats new?

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