Bud Light | Anheuser-Busch

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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:
5,870
Reviews:
1,441
Avg:
1.93
pDev:
36.79%
 
 
Wants:
63
Gots:
1,479
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Photo of Stimack
1.66/5  rDev -14%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Had this beer today when my stuff ran out at the family Easter dinner. The brew poured to a clear light yellow color with a fair sized bright white head that actually had some retention but left absolutely no lacing. The aromas of this brew are minimal at best; some malt and grain like characteristics but that would be all. The taste goes right along with the aroma, not much there. I cannot pick up any hint of hops and it has a somewhat sweet flavor. To be truthful it has the feel of soda water. Over all IMO this is a real bad beer but they do sell a lot of it.

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Photo of Blanco
2/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of ChipChaight
2.25/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Photo of MrDave
2/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Leftofthedial
1.5/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of Sanchezrox23
2.5/5  rDev +29.5%

Photo of gspeer711
1.25/5  rDev -35.2%

Photo of MasterRigger
2.13/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

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

Not much difference from regular Budweiser, but does taste a little bit better. Again though, if you are drinking light beer, you might as well save a few bucks and go get some Nattie, because there isnt much difference. And who are you kidding, you are only using it for beer pong or funneling anyway.

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Photo of Reaper16
1.68/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

served on-tap @ The Houndstooth, Tuscaloosa, AL, into a smallish plastic cup

Pours a crystal-clear pale, pale yellow color. Plenty of spritzy white head. Lots of carbonation bubbles. This looks fine (note: I rate to style).

Smells like fucking nothing. Sorry for the curse word. But I am angry at this beer. This "beer." It barely, barely has an aroma of faint grain husk. This is water.

Bud Light actually has some flavor going on. Too bad it is terrible. Past the general waterness of it all, Bid Light has a sickly-sweet cotton candy note to it. This beer tastes like someone invented candied rice and then took that invention and submerged it in water.

The mouthfeel is fine for the style. It is light but refreshing. Carbonated water, basically. Overall, this is, well, carbonated water. It's La Croix. Every bit as bad as La Croix.

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Photo of sleazo
1.5/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Bud light

A-same as any other dilluted urine coloured macro lager. 1.5

S-slightly of corn. Not much smell at all.

T-does this taste like anything? I am getting a slightly sweet mineral water type of thing here. Very mild bitterness.

M-watery and thin with a medium high level of carbonation

D-i guess people drink Heineken because at least skunk tastes like something. This doesn't taste like beer. Maybe watered down beer. Once again I am bored at the airport. My assumption as to why people drink this? People don't like the taste of malt or hops.

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Photo of DuffDaddy
3/5  rDev +55.4%

Photo of badmotorgrunge
2.75/5  rDev +42.5%

Photo of MrHungryMonkey
2.94/5  rDev +52.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Had one of these at a friend's gathering yesterday and I was surprised it wasn't unpleasant like I remember Miller Lite or Budweiser being. So, for the sake of science, I went off to the grocery store to review me some Bud Light. This is what the American people asked for, and so this is what we have.

Born on 03JAN09.

Nose is sweet-smelling and grainy. Toasty apple sweetness, mild nut/biscuit notes, and some floral hop notions. Smells pretty good.

Pours a very pale straw color, excellent clarity, mild head with a short lived frothy crema. Looks okay - kind of like a watered down sparkling apple juice.

A little dry toasty warmth, and a little fruity sweetness. Somewhat grainy - notes of corn (especially in aftertaste). Fairly clean palate overall and highly drinkable. Almost no unpleasant flavors or sensations. Thin body, lots of carbonation. Tastes pretty good for a Light Macro Lager. Feels pretty good. Good drinkability.

It's not offensive, it just lacks any interest. It's refreshing and only slightly filling. I'm surprised it doesn't cost less than it does. I paid about 8.7c/oz. for a six pack. Miller High Life 24 packs were on sale for 7.0c/oz, and the SamAdams/SierraNevada ran about 11.1c/oz at my local Tom Thumb. Cheaper, yes, but does it taste 8.7/11.1ths (78%) as good? Not to me. If you don't like Sam or Sierra, then Bud Light might taste better. Lucky you, I guess.

Drinking Bud Light is like test driving a Kia after having owned a real car.

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Photo of IDABEERGUY
2/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Walkerjgt
1/5  rDev -48.2%

Photo of JakeDebus
2/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of MaxOhle
2/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of nitter
3/5  rDev +55.4%

Photo of mitch3114
1.5/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of WickedBeer
1.1/5  rDev -43%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of billybob
2.18/5  rDev +13%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

only good thing I can say was the beer was cold.

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Photo of BrewNoob1
1.46/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Photo of hero27
1.65/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A free beer at a dive bar, so I figured what the hell..
Reminds me of high school...drinking whatever alcohol we could get our hands on. Oh..many years went by when we drank this type of beer (Busch or Bud Light) just in order to get inebriated enough to make some bad decisions... Kinda depressing that legal adults still drink the same piss-water just to get drunk.. Clear pale yellow, grainy aroma and not much else. Nearly nothing for complexity, and the mouthfeel is so ridiculously light..I'm convinced that this beer is engineered for frat houses and nothing more.

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Photo of CloudStrife
1.99/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

12oz can poured into a tulip. Born on July 8, 2013.

A: Pours a very pale light yellow. Crystal clear. Some visible carbonation. Head fizzles away after 30 seconds or so.

S: Light malts come across as sort of a stenchy bread. Not very complex just feels off.

T: Goes back like water, not much flavor gets in the way between your lips and your throat. If you're looking to avoid flavor for this is for you. Does a good job at being nondescript.

M: Light body, average carbonation. Certainly the sessionability they tout.

Overall if you havent had it I'm surprised you're on this website.

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Bud Light from Anheuser-Busch
1.93 out of 5 based on 5,870 ratings.
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