Bud Light | Anheuser-Busch

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6,039 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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Ratings: 6,039 |  Reviews: 1,469
Photo of avitallo
1.75/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of donmonkey1
3/5  rDev +61.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours straw yellow with a decent head that recedes too quickly. there is some lacing on the glass, and the carbonation is quite lively.

Smell: Sweet corn, but not as strong.

Taste: A little sweet, maybe artificial sweetner, fresh corn beginning to ferment.

This beer is light and easy to drink. It's not good but it's really not bad. It would be refreshing on a hot day. It's about perfectly average and would be a good starting point to rate other beers against.

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Photo of ramseye4
2.09/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 4

A=Very thin, wispy. straw colored, minimal head, no lacing
S=Light malt and corn
T=It's not repulsive, but its just not...really much taste to speak of. A bit of malt and some bitterness, but its very bland.
M=Light bodied, gets flat near the end.
D=The high point of the beer, it is easily downable.

Pretty bad, even for a BMC. Miller lite is far superior

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Photo of Misfit2209
2.5/5  rDev +34.4%

Photo of FortKnox15
1/5  rDev -46.2%

Photo of DuffDadddy
1/5  rDev -46.2%

Photo of mmellow12
1.5/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of holder1422
1.5/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of Neehan
1.45/5  rDev -22%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Pours a very pale yellow with minimal head. The beer smells and tastes just like what it is made from-- inferior products. Mainly grains and weak flavoring of alcohol mixed with water The mouthfeel is very heavily carbonated. If a friend offers and this is what they have, I'll be polite and drink it... that's about it.

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Photo of jjkatter
1.5/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of backbaybrewer
1.5/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of Bamarooster
1.75/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of VinceMig
2.07/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.25

Photo of wesley777
1.75/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of rodney45
2.12/5  rDev +14%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I'll tell you, this beer isnt the worst beer ive tried in my life. In fact it doesnt even taste all that much different than water... I will here, in part, describe the differences between this beer and regular tap water. Smells like nothing, in fact it smells a lot like corn, plus sugar? Very Yellow, and very not carbonated. It tastes a whole lot like cardboard mixed with a small bit of corn, plus a small bit of malt roastedness at the end. Its very easy going down, and almost, but not entirely drinkable. However, im sure at $1.95 a 24 ounce can, its acceptable for the american macro... Dont drink this, unless you're forced at knife point. however if you're out of any sort of good beer, and this beer is within walking distance.... and its the only beer sold at the store, go ahead and pick up one.... but dont drink it, unless you're already very drunk, like me.

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Photo of jokemon
2/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Exeggutor
2.26/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of TerryMills
3/5  rDev +61.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Meh... All light beers suck but i certainly see why so many ppl drink this one..

Its basically water that get you drunk, I can't detect any flavors from malt or hops but there aren't any nasty after flavors either..

Very crushable but obviously no flavor either, this isn't craft, it is what it is..

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Photo of DoctorStrangiato
1.76/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Poured a 355-ml can into a pint glass.

Appearance - very pale tint of yellow. Head vanishes quickly, as does a soda poured. A few lingering bubbles at the surface of the beer.

Smell - very faint, almost musty, tinny scent. Even if I concentrate, I can't smell much.

Taste - almost no taste. Honestly, some de-alcoholized beer has more flavour.

Mouthfeel - not as carbonated as club soda, but it has a little bit of smoothness (i.e. not popping carbonation)

Drinkability - I suppose if it were a very very hot night and you were very very thirsty and one or two of these were ice cold, well... there are still lots of better options.

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Photo of 11millsown113
1/5  rDev -46.2%

Photo of traumaqueen
1.25/5  rDev -32.8%

Photo of JohnLynch
1/5  rDev -46.2%

Photo of frozenjogurt
1.75/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of CDubbs75
1.5/5  rDev -19.4%

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

This is my least favorite beer in the world. I can go into descriptions all day long but if you're on this site you have more than likely had a bud light. The best way I can communicate the true awfulness of this beer is to say that it is single handedly the reason I didn't really start drinking beer until I was 26. I had it and loathed it so much that beer was out of the question for me until I realized there was a whole wonderful world of beer I never knew about.

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