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: 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:
#47,560
Reviews:
1,491
Ratings:
6,110
pDev:
38.17%
Bros Score:
1.66
 
 
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67
Gots:
1,641
Trade:
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Photo of achepil
1.28/5  rDev -31.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

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

Photo of LarrysDeerGut
2.06/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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

Photo of superspak
3.41/5  rDev +83.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

25 ounce can into lager glass, best before 6/27/2018. Pours fairly crystal clear pale golden yellow color with a 1 finger fairly dense and rocky white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of cracker, white bread, light biscuit dough, and mild herbal/grassy earthiness. A bit of fruity aromas, but not overwhelming. Okay aromas with pale malt/grain and mild earthy hop notes; with poor strength. Taste of cracker, white bread, light biscuit dough, and mild herbal/grassy earthiness. Very mild herbal, grassy, spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of cracker, white bread, light biscuit dough, and mild herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice robustness of pale malt/grain and light earthy hop flavors; with a nice malt/bitterness balance, and zero cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Moderately crisp/clean finishing. Perfectly clean on lager flavors; with zero yeast notes present. Lightly increasing dryness from lingering bitterness and carbonation. Medium-high carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, fairly bready/grainy, and lightly sticky balanced mouthfeel that is good. A bit thin, but not watery. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.2%. Overall this is a very solid pale adjunct lager style. All around good robustness of pale malt/grain and light earthy hop flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink. I liked that they don't use corn, so you don't get much fruitiness. Very clean barley/grain flavors and decent earthy hop presence/balance. An enjoyable offering, and very well made style example as expected. For a light beer expectation, it nails it. A bit lighter bodied than regular, but just as flavorful for the most part.

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Photo of patre_tim
3.06/5  rDev +64.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Straw filtered with a little carbonation and 3 fingers of white head.

Smells of skunk, card board, beer.

Light and watery with hints of pale, toasted malts, and bread.

Light body, and moderate carbonation.

There's a first time for everything, and at age 44 having tasted and reviewed more than 2,000 different craft beers, I'm tasting this icon. Its all you'd expect, no more.

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

Photo of deonreds
2.13/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 1.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of rdoggg
1.41/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.25

Photo of jripley97
2.14/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Photo of USMC2012-2016
3.35/5  rDev +80.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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

How bad does a "light beer" get? When Kirkland's variation (Costco) gets better ratings on here, tastes better, AND is cheaper per can than this crap!

Someone seriously needs to get a large class action (as in hundreds of thousands of people) suit together and sue Anheiser-Busch for 168 billion dollars in damages for making and selling such a shitty product.

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Photo of Chuckles21
2.34/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Photo of QuentinDishaw
1.68/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of beersampler6
2.26/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Nice safe beer that’s ubiquitous and associated with parties, bars and lounges - drinks smooth and easy but without much flavor, intensity or complexity. Quenches the thirsty when you’re in a pinch but not much else. Faint grain and biscuit notes. Starts off decent carbonated but goes flat by the time you’re done. Slightly sour mouthfeel.

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Photo of Samburr22
1.66/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Taste like water. No flavor I guess it’s ok if your a ninny

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Photo of Kyle1234
1.7/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Photo of GeorgiaBeerMoose
1.82/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Phoenix95
1.67/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of NodakEric
1.71/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of SmokeABeer
2.15/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

What's to say about Bud Light? You drink it when it's offered to you, its on sale at Wally World, or you're hanging with some buds (lol). It's really carbonated and doesn't have the most pleasant taste/smell, but its consistent and decent cold.

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Photo of joeywheeler
1.5/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

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

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

America's pisswater...drink it fresh

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Photo of LoveGame
1.2/5  rDev -35.5%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.25

Sigh. I don't know what to say about this stuff that hasn't been said already. I'm not trying to hate on this stuff to look cool or be a hipster. Hell, I actually like some other mainstream brands like Hurricane and Heineken.

The absolute most accurate way to describe Bud Light is "The reggie of beers", if you know what I mean. It's backed by an expensive and persistent ad campaign, and it probably needs it due to how subpar this stuff is. During my earlier drinking days, I'd occasionally have one because this and Natty was literally all my friend's dad kept in his garage fridge. Why he loved it so much I have no idea. There's still a video of me drinking one on YouTube and you can tell how much I hated it. I thought this was because I was just inexperienced at the time, but now I remember how bad it tasted.

Like pretty much everyone else said, there's barely any color, it's super watery, carbonated af, and mostly tastes of old, bitter corn. I don't even understand buying this stuff as a party beer considering how weak it is. Like other beers of this style, it's almost always served ice cold to mask the taste. The most astounding thing about it is that despite what you might think, it's actually not all that cheap. They still demand about 9 dollars for a friggin' six pack of Bud Light, like seriously? If you want cheaper stuff that tastes way better, just get Rolling Rock for 5. Better yet if you like the brand, try Bud Light Platinum, which is surprisingly much better. Hell, if you've got 9 bucks to burn, do yourself a favor and get Sam Adams or Tarantula Hawk. I can't think of a single reason to actively choose Bud Light over other beers. Sorry fam.

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Bud Light from Anheuser-Busch
Beer rating: 1.86 out of 5 with 6,110 ratings