Bud Light | Anheuser-Busch

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1.86/5
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6,065 Ratings
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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:
#46,567
Reviews:
1,476
Ratings:
6,065
pDev:
38.17%
Bros Score:
1.66
 
 
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66
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Ratings: 6,065 |  Reviews: 1,476
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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Photo of ThomasPynchon
3.03/5  rDev +62.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Dude honestly it’s bud light. It is what it is. It’s not disgusting enough to get a bad review. Also i think it taste like cherry

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Photo of BlueTomorrow
2.39/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Bud Light is near universally panned but I don't really see why. Yeah, it's a little bit overpriced, but Bud knows its purpose and it fits it well. I don't grab a Bud Light when I want something flavorful and thought provoking--I grab it when I'm hot, stoned, thirsty, or otherwise in need of a beer that is cool & refreshing. There's nothing to dislike about the flavor just like there's not really anything to enjoy, either. It's about as basic as a light beer can be.

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Photo of BenjaminSilva
1.57/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

Photo of ikidunot
1.29/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Photo of chitoryu12
2.47/5  rDev +32.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Look: Typical pale gold with a foamy white head that quickly disappears.

Smell: Barely there. Corny malt and a tinge of lemon wafting in the breeze.

Taste: Corn, corn, corn. It’s like you took corn-flavored water and held it in a brewery for a few days. Thin and weak.

Mouthfeel: Carbonated water.

Overall: While not disgusting, nothing about Bud Light is enjoyable. It doesn’t even have the alcohol content to make getting drunk viable. That said, I’ve had some overtly bad tasting lagers and this isn’t one of them. It’s just dull.

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Photo of Zyzz
2.6/5  rDev +39.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of PrideofCleveland
1.74/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

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

Bud Light from Anheuser-Busch
Beer rating: 1.86 out of 5 with 6,065 ratings