Bud Light | Anheuser-Busch

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1.86/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Anheuser-Busch
Missouri, United States
anheuser-busch.com

Style: American 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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#45,388
Reviews:
1,497
Ratings:
6,166
pDev:
38.71%
 
 
Wants:
67
Gots:
1,678
Trade:
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Ratings: 6,166 |  Reviews: 1,497
Photo of GIftofgod4u1
2.79/5  rDev +50%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A good beer just to chill with on a hot summer day or game day beer a little bit overrated not much of a taste or even aftertaste

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Photo of TrisBlair
1.71/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of JimboBrews54
2.4/5  rDev +29%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Kdouble
1.91/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Bsimpson91
4.74/5  rDev +154.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Great beer for back yard get-togethers. Game day and tailgate events. Makes a good rotational beer. The presentation could be much better, I gather that AB has no need of a redesign because of its number one statis as far as sales go. The blue can has become an icon That everyone knows. The smell is of faint white bread. I was expecting to be blown away by a pungent aroma but to much of my surprise, very little if any smell at all. The taste is very light. A nice white bread and yeasty top note, quickly turns to a seltzer water taste with a very clean and dry finish. There is a light to some-what medium body, is stress the "some-what". The feel is typical for a light beer. What can i say? This is a well done beer with many middle road characters and flavor. Bud light is not offensive to anyone and its made with social drinking in mind. Would I buy this beer again? Not really. You can get much cheaper beer for a way better price. Milwaukee's best light tastes a tad better and is cheap as chips.

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Photo of Abe_Froman
1.98/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

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

It’s wet, ain’t it?

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Photo of soundaurora
2/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of jakedaniel
1.2/5  rDev -35.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

Look: Hardly has any color to it. Highly carbonated
Smell: Hardly any smell, Very faint "beery" smell but very faint.
Taste: Hardly any taste. Not able to discern any individual flavors in it, not even whatever adjunct they're using. I damn sure don't taste even a hint of hops. There's just nothing there
Feel: It's like a Perrier. That's really what it reminded me of.
Overall: As a beer, it's horrible. As sparkling water it's actually pretty good.

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

Photo of alexsergio
2.54/5  rDev +36.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Sabtos
1.86/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.75

Obviously I've had this shimmering, urine-yellow brew with its large, bright white foam head in the past, and more than I'd have cared to, but I'm not above revisiting even the most offensively pedestrian and bland beverage that I'd never taken the time to make note of until now.

Sitting and pondering this "beer" for only slightly more than the briefest moments I may have before, it's shocking how super sweet it is. Notes of sweet yellow corn guide a crisp effervescence into sweet white grapes as the LIGHT (derp), tinglingly bubbly body finishes semi-wet. This beer brings to mind the fruit juice boxes of the 90s with their indiscernible flavor profiles.

Aside from a faint breadiness, this damn near maltless wonder really is as forgettable and pointless a beer as one can produce, aptly targeting the sugar-conditioned American palate with laser precision and causing bloat around the world due to the need to compensate in quantity for what it lacks in ABV, straight from the container. There's no other reason to drink this beer than to get a buzz or to look like an active participant at a party by holding something in your hand.

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Photo of Ander420
2.25/5  rDev +21%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of John-Richey
4.02/5  rDev +116.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

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

Photo of Jakem883
1.08/5  rDev -41.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

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

Photo of lfeinauer
2.68/5  rDev +44.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Photo of BustaBeerGut
1.15/5  rDev -38.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.75

Its bud light!..not terrible but not beer... nothing offensive about it except the fact that some people consider it beer! just fizzy water with alcohol!..im rating this as a beer and not just a drink.

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Photo of rsteeves97
2.47/5  rDev +32.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of jaxon53
1.78/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Photo of CisPiece88
1.37/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

Photo of natzalot
3.13/5  rDev +68.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bud Light from Anheuser-Busch
Beer rating: 1.86 out of 5 with 6,166 ratings