Bud Light | Anheuser-Busch

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Bud LightBud Light

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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: 6,098 |  Reviews: 1,488
Photo of chiefz1
1/5  rDev -46.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

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1.75/5  rDev -5.9%

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2/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of frothy_80
3.31/5  rDev +78%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Look- Pale straw. White fizzy head.
Smell- Nothing, well maybe a little sweet malt.
Taste- When ice cold there is a fruity sweetness to it at the end. Minimal to almost non existent amounts of malt or hop presence. However, as this beer warms up it becomes undrinkable.
Feel- Fizzy carbonated water
Overall- The perfect beer to take on float trips.

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Photo of Basshooker
1.5/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of th3d1ck
1.75/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of ReverendJon
1/5  rDev -46.2%

Photo of 12packpoet
2.5/5  rDev +34.4%

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1.75/5  rDev -5.9%

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2.25/5  rDev +21%

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1.25/5  rDev -32.8%

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

Photo of coalcracker
1.97/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

Not a horrible beer, just lacking in about all facets. Poured a yellow just a shade darker than that of water. Smelled of corn adjuncts and not much else. Taste was indeed light. Again,cooked corn the primary component with extremely little malt backbone. Hops also in very short supply. Mouthfeel is watery. Drinkability- very drinkable if you don't mind a general lack of taste in your beer- this brew was certainly created for effortless mass-drinking. This beer is drinkable, not terrible...just really nothing there. Perhaps a tad better than Coors light. There are much better macro options out there.

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Photo of isualum12
3.59/5  rDev +93%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

pours flat with a yellow clear look. You can visually see the carbinization. Not a ton of taste but is good for the casual drinker.

Goes down smooth with zero after.

drinkablity is easy and smooth...You can drink all night long with zero taste change.

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Photo of Lang44
1/5  rDev -46.2%

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2/5  rDev +7.5%

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1.5/5  rDev -19.4%

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1.75/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of DesertFox24
1.84/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Photo of Spidey13
2.48/5  rDev +33.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

So, my wife got a promotion today and we decided to celebrate by going to whatever restaurant she wanted. Of course, a nice beer list is not one of her priorities so we ended up at a place with no craft beers at all. So, on a whim, I decided to order a Bud Light, which I used to drink before I was into craft beer to see what I thought about it now. Here are the results:

This Bud Light was served to me in a 25 oz. mug. It was yellow and fizzy, as the good folks at Stone Brewing would say. Absolutely no head on top. Not much odor on the nose except some grainy corn. I was surprised to detect a slight hint of sweetness at the beginning of each sip. However, that was quckly overtaken by the corny graininess and then that, too, was quickly washed away by the high, fizzy carbonation. The carbonation actually created a decent mouthfeel. Overall, Bud Light wasn't as bad as I expected it to be this time but I doubt I will be drinking it again any time soon unless it is free at a party or something.

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1/5  rDev -46.2%

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1/5  rDev -46.2%

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1.5/5  rDev -19.4%

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2.25/5  rDev +21%

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2.5/5  rDev +34.4%

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