Bud Light | Anheuser-Busch

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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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Ratings: 5,934 |  Reviews: 1,451
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 heddar33
1/5  rDev -46.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of mmmbeerNY
2/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of OldhouseRecs
1.75/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of ahommell
1/5  rDev -46.2%

Photo of hustlesworth
2.61/5  rDev +40.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5

this is the king of beers' pansy little brother that everyone likes because they feel like they're supposed to. everything about this beer is like budweiser minus 1 point. the truth is, beer is an acquired taste that can only be accepted by a small amount of the population. this might be the only light beer i ever review simply because it's the most popular beer in america and a marketable beverage for those who want to relieve the pressures of modern life, or just get drunk. some folks require more taste, and i'm one of them.

A- completely transparent straw yellow, typical AB head. the bubbles, they rise.

S- not much, rice, barley, grass, hay

T- corn, grass, grains, WATER

MF- less syrupy than budweiser, lots of carbonation, maybe makes it go down better, don't ever let it get warm

D- despite its lack of flavor and character, this beer is near ultimate drinkability on a hot day IF you like drinking half beer half water. the best choice if you're having a party and providing the beer.

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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 Guitars_and_beer
3/5  rDev +61.3%

Photo of nzerbe
2/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of bmurray10
1.5/5  rDev -19.4%

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 Loveyourbeer
1.59/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of redsoxjim
1.21/5  rDev -34.9%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

The worst of the three (Miller, Coors, bud) main American lights .

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Photo of brutalist
2.5/5  rDev +34.4%

Photo of Icemann383
2.25/5  rDev +21%

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

Photo of Cavanaghty
2.45/5  rDev +31.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a pint glass from can.

Appearance: Clear Yellow with a foamy white head that lasted only about thirty seconds. No lacing on the glass.

Smell: Sweet, Sugary, Rice, Malts, and other adjuncts.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Watery light bodied and smooth. Taste sweet with almost a sour taste at the end.

Overall: Not on of my favorites, but I end up drinking this a lot because most of my friends don't drink anything but. Its ok for when you are outside doing some yard work or washing your car, but that is about it.

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Photo of stirgy
2.61/5  rDev +40.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

Had to go with the draft special here because I was low on cash. This beer was served close to freezing temperatures and was nearly giving me brain freezes as I drank. Of course this beer poured out a very clear and light pale yellow color. The head was thin. Tons of carbonation. Slight whiffs of grains and rice from the aroma. Hard to tell since I was drinking yellow liquid nitrogen. It was hot outside and it paired very well with the hot wings I was eating. Left a slight oiliness on the tongue. I didn’t let it get warm. I don’t know if that’s a good thing or not.

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Photo of Gregaroo
2.25/5  rDev +21%

Photo of Pecan
1.5/5  rDev -19.4%

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 mitch3114
1.5/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of robertjskelton
1.5/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of Winter
1.27/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I can't believe I'm wasting my time reviewing this. Free at a wedding I attended. Served in a pilsner glass. Even on draft it was bad. Color is an extremely pale yellow. I think most olive oils have a deeper shade of yellow. Thin white head. Mouthfeel was fizzy and unbelievably thin. Tasted like... well, there was no taste. Hint of crispness in the finish.

I can't stand Budweiser and Bud Light is more of the same garbage with even less redeeming qualities. This is a beer for people who don't like the taste of beer, so they choose something that lacks any and all flavor characteristics. If you're watching calories drink water or certainly find a light beer with some kind of flavor.

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Photo of valianes
1.25/5  rDev -32.8%

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