Bud Light | Anheuser-Busch

Bud LightBud Light
BA SCORE
1.86/5
5,946 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:
#44,165
Reviews:
1,452
Ratings:
5,946
pDev:
38.17%
Bros Score:
1.66
 
 
Wants:
64
Gots:
1,536
Trade:
1
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Photo of Jhavoc03
4.4/5  rDev +136.6%

Photo of Toddymac17
4.38/5  rDev +135.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jack74
4.37/5  rDev +134.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of kdawg105
4.37/5  rDev +134.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I love bud light talk about a light beer with an exceptional drinkability this is you beer. It pours to a nice yellow darker that bud ice it has a good smell not over powering of anything just right. The taste to me is better than good it is not super light like most light beers. The mouth feel works just right. The drinkablility is perfect I mean not as much abv% but its drinkability makes up for it I mean you can slam one in no time. To me it is all around the best light beer I have had to this date!

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Photo of Broh-ha
4.37/5  rDev +134.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Bud light is what it is ,a great clean tasting ,looking,and smelling American Beer. It has actual flavor that the silver can doesnt It doesnt have the nasty tripple brewed filtered through sweaty gym socks taste that the other one has. Face it any american wants pilsner they're at very least reaching for a micro-brew I wish no ill fate on any American owned brewery BUT good thing for M/C that theyre alot of dummys out there who are sold on color changing lable and twisted bottle shapes :0-)

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Photo of RyanLaCount03
4.35/5  rDev +133.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bud Light is one of my favorite beers that is not going to break the bank when you go out, or just want some beer around the house. The taste of Bud Light is good,while the smell is just average. I have always liked the texture of it as well. It is a good and relieble beer.

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Photo of anthonyingram
4.3/5  rDev +131.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I can drink this beer at anny occasion, love it with a burger or a pizza, good all round beer if you ask me but that said I like beer

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Photo of ladyjess
4.26/5  rDev +129%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of desireonrepeat
4.25/5  rDev +128.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sometimes you happen to like consistency...

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Photo of Sir_Ranupichek
4.21/5  rDev +126.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Call me an alcoholic and all what you will but look folks... name me a better beer that you would stuff your book bag with when your going fishing for a few hours. This beer will give you the taste of beer without feeling like your stomach is full. This beer is low on calories so you will look great and guess what. I haven't met a girl that won't drink a cold bud light. There's plenty of young GOOD LOOKING girls that will drink this but not an IPA. Don't get me wrong I love all beer but this should be higher rated hands down. Number one selling beer in the world and for good reason. I'll cheers everyone to this bud light.

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Photo of SpencerS91
4.2/5  rDev +125.8%

Photo of hophunter
4.2/5  rDev +125.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz can poured into a pint glass.

Aroma: faint green apple, low hop aroma. Mild sweetness from the corn.

Appearance: very pale straw color and very clear. White frothy head that doesn't last.

Flavor: very crisp and refreshing. Low hop and malt flavors but are balanced.

Mouthfeel: light body and highly carbonated.

Overall, a very light, crisp and refreshing beer. It adheres to all the guidelines of what a Lite American Lager should be. It's a very drinkable beer. Personally, not always in the mood for it but great for when I want something really light. But then again i'm not always in the mood for an Imperial stout either...

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Photo of theBIRD
4.18/5  rDev +124.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Only light beer I enjoy. Great session beer especially during summer. Pour some V8 in it and it's delicious.

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Photo of JamesMcCauley93
4.15/5  rDev +123.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75

It really is easy to see why this is the best selling beer in the world. The stuff goes down easier than water, but brings all the feeling of a pleasant buzz. If you're a hop head or someone that only drinks craft, you have no business here, but if you like to spend a few hours enjoying a refreshing beer with your friends bud light does it as well as any other macro light. Also, like most of us I am the proud owner of a decent sized beer gut, a light beer once and while makes me feel like i've made healthy choice. Yes, theres nothing outstanding about bud light, but there is also absolutely nothing wrong with it. Thats what makes it the best selling beer in the world.

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Photo of BowWowWowYippyYoIPA
4.12/5  rDev +121.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Rating to style. You think it tastes like water? What AAL/light lager doesn't? And if you think it tastes like piss I have no perspective because that is a flavor profile I'm not familiar with.

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Photo of mavrick
4.12/5  rDev +121.5%

Photo of TaterTots77
4.12/5  rDev +121.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of sharlie
4.1/5  rDev +120.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is my all time favorite beer, for a everyday drink. Whether its after a long day of work or even a tailgate day where you are out drinking all day in the sun, this is the beer for you. It is a light beer that is nothing special. Served cold out of the bottle is best for this beer. It's look is light and carbonated with little aroma this beer is good for any occasion.

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Photo of adwband
4.07/5  rDev +118.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HamdenHector
4.07/5  rDev +118.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: crystal clear; pale straw in color; less than a 1 finger white head that receded quickly to a thin collar; no lacing;

S: bready, light malts;

T: pale malt and corn sweetness all the way; very mild bitterness on the finish;

M: light bodied; medium to high carbonation; dry finish;

O: I don't personally like the style, but for what this is, it's well made;

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Photo of AJ_Lowers
4.04/5  rDev +117.2%

Photo of Tangoletta
4.04/5  rDev +117.2%

Photo of PsychoJedi
4.03/5  rDev +116.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I chose this beer as my first review because it is so popular. Of course, popular is what it is in say the lemming population and that makes popular not such a good thing. The category is "American Light Lagers" and is reviewed as such. Otherwise, it would be asking who is better Dan Marino or Tony Gwynn? Michael Jordon or Wayne Gretzky? Also, some seem to review the most popular with extra low remarks as if being different is being cool. To the contrary, some review with too high remarks because it is the most popular beer. I have been trying out new beers as a hobby before it was cool. I would look all over though displays for singles that I have never tried because for the simple fact I was curious. I will never try to go out of my way to be bias on way or another or even try to be too un-bias.

This is my review based on "American Light Lagers": Appearance seems normal for a light beer except a little lighter than most beers which is not a negative for light beers because it suppose to be light in color. The lighter the better for light beer. A light beer with a Guinness color would make no sense and vise versa. Smell is dull. Nothing to write home about with the smell since it is practically odorless. Drinkability? It is quite possibly the most drinkable beer in the world. Great for parties and tailgating like I would even need to say that. Mouthfeel is good based on the fact it is an "American Light Lager" which it goes down smooth though I have drank smoother. Really nice taste. It is the benchmark that other American Light Lagers should be based on for better or worst.

Judging apples to apples and oranges to oranges it is the best American Light Lager to drink. Other reviews will be kiwis to kiwis based on its gender of course. This is my review and I am sticking to it!

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Photo of 0runkp0s
4.02/5  rDev +116.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

on-tap at home.

It's kind of funny how all these ppl on here cry cause this beer is watery? What do you expect from a light beer?

This beer is the king of drinkability. Pours a light yellow, smells grainy like all american lagers and goes down super smooth.

I know all the craft beer ppl hate this beer and blame its popularity on marketing but you all know a top craft beer wouldn't sell like bud light with a huge marketing campaign. People like easy to drink non bitter beer and something thats low on calories. I enjoy craft beer as well but I like my american adjunct the best.

We all enjoy beer and it would be a boring world if everyone had the same taste buds.

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Photo of JDizzle124
4/5  rDev +115.1%

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