Bud Light | Anheuser-Busch

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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:
#46,889
Reviews:
1,481
Ratings:
6,079
pDev:
38.17%
Bros Score:
1.66
 
 
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66
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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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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

Bud Light from Anheuser-Busch
Beer rating: 1.86 out of 5 with 6,079 ratings