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.

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look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

You know, After drinking quite a few terrible light lagers, I'm inclined to re-review Bud Light.

A - Drank from the bottle so I don't know.

S - Creamed corn, Slightly malty, Rice adjunct, A bit hoppy as well.

T - Follows the nose almost completely. Creamed corn and lots of it, Rice in the middle, Some decent malt as well and some slight hops in the finish.

M - Medium body with medium carbonation.

o - I know a lot of people bash this because it's an InBev product, But realistically this is one of the best Light Lagers you will find. I've had some terrible light lagers that are rated far higher than this simply because they are from another brewery. Easy drinking, Not offensive at all and actually has some flavor, Which is rare for the style. It isn't a craft beer, And it doesn't pretend to be a craft beer. You can do MUCH worse for the adjunct style.

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look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Poured from 24oz tall can into a pint glass.

Appearance: light yellow hue with a haze-free body and strong effervescence. Head poured a thin layer of frothy white foam and dissipated almost instantly. Blah.

Smell: light plastic-like aroma which is mostly inoffensive but doesn't smell like beer should. It smells much more chemical than biological, you know?

Taste: bland malty flavor, really quite watery. I haven't let it heat up to the point where it gets offensive yet, though. It's actually a bit too dull to be truly off-putting. Bland, boring, mostly tasteless, but not overtly revolting. So there's that.

Mouthfeel: extremely light-bodied, but bubbly and refreshing. Certainly adequate for a light beer.

Overall: I don't hate this beer. I just don't happen to like it very much. It can be said, however, to be refreshing on a hot day when served cold. Still, there are much better beers in the cheap-swill class which do a better job under those circumstances than Bud Light.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on January 18, 2013.

Wow! I thought I had reviewed this one. But what can I say? It pours straw yellow with a lot white fizzy head. That gets a higher grade because that's the way these beers are supposed to look.

Aromas of corn, light malts, and even a little apple if I stretch it.

The body is light, which is the way it should be for a light lager.

The taste is very typical of an adjunct light lager like this with a pale grainy malts and a clean hop finish. It makes sense that this beer is popular among the masses. As a craft beer it is weak but for its style it is right where it is supposed to be.

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I used to go to a now defunct pizza joint in Greenville, n.c., they had this on tap, warm for $1/pitcher. No flavor, no nothing. I am no aficionado, but this is the beer of college students and people who hate their kidneys. Avoid at all costs, please.

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Bud Light from Anheuser-Busch
1.93 out of 5 based on 5,908 ratings.
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