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Bud Light | Anheuser-Busch

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5,980 Ratings
Bud LightBud Light

Brewed by:
Missouri, United States

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

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Photo of spedprof
2/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Sanchezrox23
2.5/5  rDev +34.4%

Photo of Myotus
2.31/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 4 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Poured from a 12oz bottle (bottled 12May15) into a pilsner glass.
LOOK: Pour with two finger's worth of white foam that dissipates into a half finger's worth after two minutes. Straw yellow in color. Ascending bubbles are in excess. Lacing is high and thick.
SMELL: Has subtle aromas of bitter hops with hints of car exhaust and spicy hops. Where are the malts???
TASTE: Initial taste consists of mild water flavors with hints of bitter hops. Mild water flavors enter immediately after along with subtle spicy hops and hints of corn adjunct flavors. Finishing off this disappointing symphony, strong water flavors enter as all previously flavors fail to push through except for spicy hops, which remain subtle.
FEEL: Light-bodied and overly carbonated. Carbonation stings the tongue. This does go down somewhat smooth, despite the high levels of carbonation. This finishes crisp.
NOTE: Still better than Coors Light.

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Photo of KevChiTown
3/5  rDev +61.3%

Photo of marine1975
2.5/5  rDev +34.4%

Photo of riotontheroad
3/5  rDev +61.3%

Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
2.77/5  rDev +48.9%
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 Tripel_Threat
2.53/5  rDev +36%
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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2/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of edchicma
1.88/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Saw this in the fridge and decided to drink down. Appearance was very light yellow with minimal head...carbonation very evident. Smell was like corn, but very faint. Taste was almost non-existent, but there was a light corn syrupy feel. Mouthfeel is light and dry. Drinkability is ok, but so is water.

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Photo of ManapuaMan
2.15/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I'll take a Bud over a Bud Light any day of the week. Unless I was dying of thirst, because this beer is all water with very little taste. It's the beer created for reflex-drinking. Of all the characteristics for which beers are rated here it falls flat across the board. If you're drinking one it's probably because you want a beer and it's the only one available or you don't feel like drinking a beer but want something in your hand to help you through whatever event you happen to be at.

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Photo of brutalist
2.5/5  rDev +34.4%

Photo of scottyshades
2.55/5  rDev +37.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

I think I would have to say that BL mite be my favorite Macro. When I cannot afford good beer, I always end up running to the supermarket and grab these. Also, since alot of my friends dont drink good beer, they usually buy this. It IS good for BBQs, the beach, and parties because its cheap and plentiful

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Photo of ruckus232
2.38/5  rDev +28%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 Ounce Can poured into a mug

Appearance: Very pale yellow color with very little head retention and lacing

Smell: Very little smell but a little bit of an apple smell (very little)

Taste: Very little taste but a little bit of a doughy flavor with no bitterness

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Photo of Khaack
2.9/5  rDev +55.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of MasterRigger
2.13/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of beaulabauve
1.5/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of mitch3114
1.5/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of ThinkAgain
1.5/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of chrisjws
2.2/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of billybob
2.18/5  rDev +17.2%
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 Goliath
1.56/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Pours a crystal clear pale yellow color with a thin foamy bright white head. Terrible retention and no lacing.

The aroma is really pretty bad. It's slightly sweet, with some pale pils malt that are kind of bready. It's got a bit of a odd sour grain thing going on too.

The taste is really not very good. It's slightly sweet. It's indistinct at best, I suppose corn husk could be said. But there's nothing to it. Once you swallow, there is no finish, your palate is clean. A little bit of a musty grain kind of presents itself here and there.

The mouthfeel is terrible. Thin and watery with extreme carbonation. Very fizzy.

Drinkability is low. You could argue sessionability because of low alc etc, but I can't see drinking these in bulk anymore unless I'm trying to get hammered. There's more flavorful ways to do that anyway, so I think next time I'll leave Bud Light on the shelves.

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Photo of Kromes
2.48/5  rDev +33.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A: Very light, clear straw color with a finger's width fluffy white head.

S: sweet honey and bready malts with some grainy aromas.

T: Sweet honey malt and some grainy flavors with a bit of hop bitterness in the finish.

M: Light and soda-like. Leaves a weird almost buttery sweetness and stickiness on the palette.

O: Not the worst beer ever, but still not one I would turn to if I was looking for a tasty beer. And you have to drink it fast before it warms up, because once it does, you might as well dump it down the drain.

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Photo of Strix
1.93/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Well, what can you say? It is what it is. Fairly watery. Not much like beer. Dominated by weak grainy flavors, like wet cheerios. Sadly, this is the only beer that many people drink. It may quench your thirst, but I can't say I find it particularly enjoyable. Even in the light lager category, search elsewhere.

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Photo of OldhouseRecs
1.75/5  rDev -5.9%

Bud Light from Anheuser-Busch
Beer rating: 1.86 out of 5 with 5,980 ratings
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