Bud Light | Anheuser-Busch

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48
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5,891 Ratings
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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
Ratings:
5,891
Reviews:
1,443
Avg:
1.93
pDev:
36.79%
 
 
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63
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1/5  rDev -48.2%

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3.08/5  rDev +59.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of aaronh
1.55/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Bud Light. I can't believe I drank this. Pours a very pale yellow color with a loose, artificial looking head. The head fades quickly into oblivion. Smell, what smell? Maybe a hint of graininess. Taste: Metallic water. Not all that much here. Mouthfeel is very harsh, with gargantuan bubbles rasping at my tongue and throat. Drinkability, poor. I'd rather drink water. I suffered through this one in the name of Beer Advocacy. Maybe the worst light macro I've had.

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Photo of tronester
1.52/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

I was given a can of Bud Light at a Thanksgiving party. I did not want to be rude so I accepted it. The beer smells of corn. There is a sickly sweet taste, highly carbonated, with only a hint of bitterness from the hops. Mouthfeel is very thin. Drinkable due to how light it is, but not very enjoyable. I personally do not like the taste of this beer (or just about any light lager for that matter).

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2/5  rDev +3.6%

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1.5/5  rDev -22.3%

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1.75/5  rDev -9.3%

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3/5  rDev +55.4%

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1.8/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 3

I ran out of beers and some chicks gave me one of these. Needless to say i took it, but as far as beers go, this is towards the bottom of the barrel. If you were going to drink anything for this company, bud heavy should be the only thing you consider. Not worth buying.

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1/5  rDev -48.2%

Photo of BostonHops
1.81/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

disclaimer: i don't necessarily set out to review AALs, but occasionally decide to review one if it's there. i also figure in order to have a broad beer experience you need to sample from all over the spectrum. that said...

12oz can served in a standard pint glass.

an fairly aggressive pour from the can yields a quickly dissipating finger or so of a spirtzy, fizzy head. body is bell-clear, light golden-yellow in color. nose is just... absent. the only thing that saves this score from a 1 is it's not outright repulsive - tough to pull off offensive when nothing is there. (unless of course you consider an odorless beer offensive, in which case you might have a point.) very muted notes of corn.

taste is actually a slight improvement, which still isn't saying much. mostly corn/grainy. no real hops presence to speak of. clean finish. light bodied, crisp mouthfeel.

overall, i am not enjoying this and think it pretty much sucks as a beer. it's not overtly offensive and thus i could conceivable see myself drinking one at say a beach if offered for free.

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1/5  rDev -48.2%

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2/5  rDev +3.6%

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2.31/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Poured from a 12oz bottle (bottled 12May15) into a pilsner glass.
LOOK: Pour with two finger's worth of white foam that dissipates into a half finger's worth after two minutes. Straw yellow in color. Ascending bubbles are in excess. Lacing is high and thick.
SMELL: Has subtle aromas of bitter hops with hints of car exhaust and spicy hops. Where are the malts???
TASTE: Initial taste consists of mild water flavors with hints of bitter hops. Mild water flavors enter immediately after along with subtle spicy hops and hints of corn adjunct flavors. Finishing off this disappointing symphony, strong water flavors enter as all previously flavors fail to push through except for spicy hops, which remain subtle.
FEEL: Light-bodied and overly carbonated. Carbonation stings the tongue. This does go down somewhat smooth, despite the high levels of carbonation. This finishes crisp.
NOTE: Still better than Coors Light.

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3/5  rDev +55.4%

Bud Light from Anheuser-Busch
1.93 out of 5 based on 5,891 ratings.
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