Bud Light | Anheuser-Busch

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Bud LightBud Light

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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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Ratings: 6,093 |  Reviews: 1,487
Photo of psugrad98
1/5  rDev -46.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This is one of the worst beers I have ever tasted. I have had beers that I didn't like, but that didn't mean this is bad. This beer is so lacking in flavor, that if it were skunky, it would make it more tasty. This beer is very light in color, almost no head. First impression of taste is of...bitter seltzer water. When the beer warms up the corn adjunts shine further commiting this beer to be destined to be dumped down the drain. Alternately try a Miller Light, MGD light, or even Coors Light.

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Photo of jackndan
1.43/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Hard to believe this is the best selling beer in the US, if not the world. It is an adjunct lover’s idea of heaven. It has that bad A-B adjunct after bite. No redeeming values, whatsoever. Treat yourself instead: Get a 30 pack of PBR.

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Photo of jreitman
1.1/5  rDev -40.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Ack, can't believe people are giving this beer good reviews. As my one friend puts it: "Drinking bud light is like drinking yak ****". Don't know how he would know that, but I always take his word for it. Never thought I liked beer because I was always presented with stuff like this.

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Photo of packetknife
1.6/5  rDev -14%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I still don't get the light beer market. Add more water. A little bit of beer to clean out the urinary tract. Ohhhh... it's medicinal. In any case this is another poor light beer (if there is a good one). Take Budweiser (which is tolerable, more-so with NASCAR) and add dirty water.

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Photo of frank4sail
1.38/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Slightly yellow, clear and way over force carbonated. no real head or smell. Plain and watery tasting. The selzer of beers...

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Photo of IrishRedRock
2.5/5  rDev +34.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Not much difference from regular Budweiser, but does taste a little bit better. Again though, if you are drinking light beer, you might as well save a few bucks and go get some Nattie, because there isnt much difference. And who are you kidding, you are only using it for beer pong or funneling anyway.

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Photo of Murph
1.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I really don't like A-B products. This is like alcoholic water. Translucent yellow without the slightest hint of any kind of head. I've had water with more flavor than this. The only reason I rate this beer as high as I do is because it doesn't taste bad. It just doesn't taste at all. I will drink one of these if it is offered by a friend and there isn't anything else besides its peers, but that is the only time. If this isn't free then I'm not drinking it.

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Photo of budgood1
2.71/5  rDev +45.7%
look: 1 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

clear pale yellow, hardly any color at all. no discerning aroma at all which is good because i really despise that corn adjunt smell in a lot of other macro lagers. light body with a certain crispness that dances on the tongue a bit. nothing offending here. goes down crisp and clean. better than most light beers as far as i'm concerned.

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Photo of proc
1.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Like all light beers, this is fairly easy to rip on, but that has been done, ad nauseum, so instead, I'll offer up some alternative thoughts. If it weren't for this beer, how many people would drink beer at all? Think about it. From young woman to old men, you see every age group and demographic drinking this. Sure, they advertise like crazy, which I am sure lends itself to the masses, but it does have mass appeal. It is what it is...a very, very, very mild tasting beer. Not much in terms of hops, malt or balance, but something to chug while standing on an asphalt pavement after a softball game on a 90-degree day (water is good in this situation too) Eventually, people who start to appreciate beer move on from this to better beer. Not much different than Miller Lite, Coors Light, Busch Light, Michelob Light, or any other light. In its class, Amstel Light is better as is Sam Adams Light.

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

Does one heck of a job at killing slugs when poured into a pie tin in the garden. Has a born on date. Shoulda been aborted.

Fun at the bar: Get the tallneck bottles and cut out the letters from one of the labels to give it new names while you're lamenting the fact you drank five of 'em in the first place. Bug Light - The Beer for Backyard Barbecues! Bubu Light - Great Taste in a Yogi Beer! Butt Light! Bud Blight! There's just no end.

Nearly colorless, nearly flavorless. Starts out fizzy carbonated, with a distinct fermented rice sweet/sour flavor that's rather unpleasant if you've had any malt beers in the past day or so. It sweetens slightly over the sip, while the finish is, well, not there at all. It's a "clean, crisp" alcohol delivery device with some vague resemblance to beer. Is that worth spending money on?

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Photo of drizzam
1.18/5  rDev -36.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Have you seen American Pie 2 when Shifler was laying back blindfolded and the girl was going to feed him champagne but was knocked out by a falling flower pot...and then the guy on the balcony relieves himself all over shiflers face?? Well, I think that drinking Bud Light is a similar experience. The taste is of a mild urine quality (I'm guessing that's what urine tastes like) with a twang of aluminum can for an aftertaste. The only nastier beer I have drank is Skol somewhere overseas. A good inbred hillbilly beer though...

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

Tastes like wet air...popularity goes to show the power of advertising. Try something with SOME flavor at least!

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Photo of jdhilt
1.32/5  rDev -29%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Pale and insipid. After adding a shot of Sambuca it became a very driunkable beverage.

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

Are you serious? To call this stuff "wet air" (thank you, William Least Heat Moon) is being too kind.

10/10/01 update: This is now officially the most popular beer in America. I'm moving to Canada.

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

In my opinion "ALL" Anheuser-Busch products taste exactly the same. The differences between them are only more watery or less watery.
In this instance I think that price does reflect the product and at $14.99 a 30 pack it shows it's worth.
If i wanted something that tasted like Corn Flakes in water, i would have a bowl of Corn Flakes in water.

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

A watered down version of a watered down version.......

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

Presentation: 22 oz brown wide mouth bottle, “born on date” on the label for freshness. This sample was pour into a frozen mug to bring it to optimum temperature.

Appearance: Palest yellow that a beer could be you would guess, almost colourless to a point. Exceptional clarity with a faint wispy white lace.

Smell: Very clean aroma, nearly nothing there. Cereal grains and a light whiff of filtered grain reaches the nose.

Taste: Very light bodied, close to bone dry. Thin seltzer like mouth feel. Virtually no hops noticeable to the tongue until the crispness kicks and subsides … bitterness seems to only ride the wave of seltzer like carbonation, but little at that. Malt is extremely thin and scant to the palate. Touch of grain and husk in the flavour but that is about it. Bone dry finish comes to no surprise.

Notes: This beer is for the tasteless beer drinker that thinks there is only ONE beer out there. You may as well drink some seltzer water with alcohol added to it … get the picture, you are not a real beer drinker!

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Photo of Brent
1.36/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Had one the other night because that was all that was available. I'd forgotten how watery a beer can be, and yet not be water. Mild and slightly sweet, a beer designed for mass consumption by the masses.

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