Bud Light | Anheuser-Busch

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Bud LightBud Light
BA SCORE
1.86/5
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6,080 Ratings
Bud LightBud Light
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:
#46,903
Reviews:
1,481
Ratings:
6,080
pDev:
38.17%
Bros Score:
1.66
 
 
Wants:
66
Gots:
1,620
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 6,080 |  Reviews: 1,481
Photo of Velivolus
1.75/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of JakeSIX75309
1.06/5  rDev -43%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This beer is pi$$ poor. Nothing good about it. Ive had some GREAT lagers but this is far from anything you could even consider good. Not worth trying. Avoid. Its just carbonated rice water.

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Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
1.93/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 2

Photo of JeffH_SC
1.1/5  rDev -40.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

The beer for the masses that don’t like beer. Only a hint of beer flavor in a watered down version of a lager making it palatable for people that don’t like malt and hop. The only redeeming quality is that these beers are less filling if you plan on eating a big meal. There is nothing off putting about this product, it just lacks flavor.

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Photo of Fading2black
1.5/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.25

Photo of Fsparverius
1.27/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Beermaster8730
1.08/5  rDev -41.9%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This piece of shit should never exist

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Photo of HotOpinions
1.56/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

One of those beers almost everyone knows is trash, and yet I meet people all the time who make it the only beer they’ll even buy. I’m convinced they’re putting addictive cactus juice or something in there because it’s truly awful. Watered down swill that goes flat by the time you’ve gotten to half the bottle/can. It’s not the ABSOLUTE worst you can do, but it’s certainly no good.

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

Photo of Foxman27
2.68/5  rDev +44.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Buffettman2018
1.79/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Photo of SB2017
1.46/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

bad Bad BAD. Looks like piss water. Smells like piss water. Nothing redeemable. Could barely get through one. This was a truly painful experience but I'm glad I did it as a way to better understand the mistakes we've made as the American people.

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

Photo of Screilly22
4.18/5  rDev +124.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of TheBrewsky
2.78/5  rDev +49.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

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

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

I picked up a 24oz tallboy at Walmart for $2. The only reason to drink this is if you’re looking for a light beer. It doesn’t have much flavor and it’s kinda watery. But as far as cheap light beers go, it’s pretty decent.

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

piss

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

Photo of AndrewAK
1.3/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

Photo of JdubsNY
1.65/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.25

Good thing they have a great ad campaign to help sell this watered-down tasteless beer. Dilly Dilly.

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Photo of emerge077
2.25/5  rDev +21%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 2.5

Anemic pale gold, crystal clear. Some foam initially, that fades away to a still glassy surface and thin ring of skim.

Aroma is bland but fairly inoffensive, faint traces of cracker an apple, and wet soggy grain.

Taste is similar, bland apple ester and feeble "malt beverage" character, gross silage aftertaste. Sharp astringency and aggressive carbonation, watery and insipid, this is where it becomes sourish and offensive.
Just about any Euro pale lager is better than this, there's zero hop presence whatsoever.

I'd never buy it since there are almost always better alternatives. On a hot day, in a situation where there wasn't any good beer to be had, I wouldn't be ashamed to drink this on ice for rehydration purposes. When Uncle Bob leaves one in the fridge after a party...I guess that's when it finally gets reviewed on BA.

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Photo of Curbfeeler26
2.07/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

The Wifes brew...

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Photo of Strohm
2.27/5  rDev +22%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Bud Light from Anheuser-Busch
Beer rating: 1.86 out of 5 with 6,080 ratings