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Bud Light | Anheuser-Busch

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5,979 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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1.81/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

This Light American Adjunct Lager is brewed in industrial complexes all over the U.S.A. It is 4.2% ABV and brewed with rice, corn and barley.

Pours crystal clear, very light straw color with one finger of fizzy, brief head.

Aroma is very subtle, corn, cooked vegetables (DMS), hints of green apple (acetaldehyde), and a hint of pilsner malt. A very mild aroma but the components that are present are not good.

Taste is almost non-existent. It follows the nose a bit with corn, slight vegetal flavor and a hint of barley sweetness. Overall it isn't TERRIBLY offensive... but it's not good at all.

Mouthfeel is very light bodied with medium/high carbonation.

All-in-all this beer has some glaring flaws (DMS, really?) But it does what it was designed to do: delivers alcohol in a nearly tasteless form that most people won't take offence to. This is about the 3rd time I've had Bud Light in my life, I don't plan on having it again anytime soon.

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1.5/5  rDev -19.4%

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2.5/5  rDev +34.4%

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1.75/5  rDev -5.9%

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1/5  rDev -46.2%

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1.1/5  rDev -40.9%

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1.94/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 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  rDev +7.5%

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2.25/5  rDev +21%

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1/5  rDev -46.2%

I'd rather drink urine.

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1.2/5  rDev -35.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

Not a good beer at all

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2.1/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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1.9/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Bud light, gotta be my least favorite of the macro bunch, but last night it was the cheapest.

Pours a sun-bleached straw color, finger of perfectly white head on it.

Doesn't really smell like much of anything, grains and grass, maybe a faint recollection of something that could be hops...

Taste is kind of a mixed bag. It didn't really taste bad at the time, but that's probably because it just doesn't have a very overwhelming taste of anything.

Ironically, this does make the 'drinkability' higher than some, just because it doesn't punish you with a taste of any sort.

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2/5  rDev +7.5%

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1/5  rDev -46.2%

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2.32/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Great beer if your a person looking to drink a large amount and want to scrub out on a case. Good beer compared to other light beers such as miller or coors, yet nothing I would ever bring up in conversation with someone who knows anything about a good true beer with character.

Again... if your in college looking to drink a good amount for a cheap price then maybe, but in retrospect, nothing special by any means. Just another watery type brew thats sold at gas stations.


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1.7/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

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2.63/5  rDev +41.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Little lit of grain and some citrusy notes too. Other than than, this is a pretty bland light beer. Little to no head retention and the aroma is only noticeable from about an inch away. Given, it is a light beer so I can't bash it too much. I guess it's alright for a beer in this category. Nothing special but not a terrible choice.

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1.5/5  rDev -19.4%

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2.75/5  rDev +47.8%

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2/5  rDev +7.5%

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1.64/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Bud Light from Anheuser-Busch
Beer rating: 1.86 out of 5 with 5,979 ratings
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