Busch Light
Anheuser-Busch

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From:
Anheuser-Busch
 
Missouri, United States
Style:
Light Lager
Ranked #159
ABV:
4.1%
Score:
48
Ranked #30,874
Avg:
1.93 | pDev: 42.49%
Reviews:
480
Ratings:
1,341
Status:
Active
Rated:
Yesterday at 10:34 PM
Added:
Nov 28, 2001
Wants:
  17
Gots:
  352
SCORE
48
Awful
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Notes: Busch and Busch Light are both brewed with a blend of premium American-grown and imported hops and a combination of malt and corn to provide a pleasant balanced flavor. Additionally, Busch Light undergoes a longer brewing process that produces a lighter body and fewer calories.
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Rated: 2.93 by Rainintheface from Florida

Yesterday at 10:34 PM
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Reviewed by dirkdigles from Illinois

3/5  rDev +55.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
My local wing place has these for $1 a can, 24/7. Love drinking a couple while eating wings and fries and such. Perfect pairing.

I wouldn't drink at home, but when had at a bar with friends and good food, can't beat it.
Jul 19, 2022
 
Rated: 2.3 by not2quick from Missouri

Jul 09, 2022
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Reviewed by Ashglee83

3.73/5  rDev +93.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I see all the low ratings and then some of the higher ratings since this is a cheaper beer.
Butttt….. for those people who are trying to watch their carb intake, have you seen Busch Light has only 3.2g carbs???? When comparing it to Corona Premiere and Yuengling Flight at 2.6g, and then comparing the price… Busch Light is a steal!!! And truly, the flavor is pretty good!!
Jun 30, 2022
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Rated by CaptainMac from Pennsylvania

2.93/5  rDev +51.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
Honestly, for a light beer it isn't too bad. I most definitely have other light beers I would choose over this one, but if its around I'll have it.
Jun 06, 2022
 
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Reviewed by Irish_Lush

2.09/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25
Pretty bad. It's appropriately light, but has a grain profile that tastes like they used expired materials. There's no reason to drink this crap when Hamm's exists. Don't do it to yourself.
May 29, 2022
 
Rated: 2.05 by raust from Texas

May 08, 2022
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Reviewed by chikinhammr from Arkansas

1/5  rDev -48.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
Terrible beer but not the worst I’ve ever had. I broke down and bought two 25oz cans on the suggestion of a trusted friend who has a similar taste in beers and food as I do. I still trust him but I have no idea what he sees in this beer other than it’s rock-bottom price. He told me that he buys this beer to give to house guests that refuse to bring their own beer due to its cheapness and that it’s a great lean mowing beer that “tastes like nothing” and doesn’t ruin the palate for drinking craft beer later. Well. It doesn’t taste like nothing. It tastes like aluminum. It tastes like the damn can it’s in. Next time I’ll go with Bud Light.
May 07, 2022
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Reviewed by daitanna

2.53/5  rDev +31.1%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
It's better than Bud Light. This is as close to sparkling water as a beer can get, barely any flavor but still edges out some of the other light beers out there just due to how chuggable it is. If you just want to get drunk this will do.
May 05, 2022
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Rated by Jmsteff77

1/5  rDev -48.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
Has a watery taste with a terrible after taste
Apr 16, 2022
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Rated by Austin15l

5/5  rDev +159.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Looks and tastes great
Apr 11, 2022
 
Rated: 1.96 by Ox8840bo from Illinois

Apr 04, 2022
 
Rated: 2.75 by Samichtime

Apr 01, 2022
 
Rated: 5 by Spencer96 from Ohio

Feb 16, 2022
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Rated by Mindcrime1000 from South Dakota

2.25/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5
Perhaps my favorite lite AAL. For whatever that is worth. Within the style guidelines, it's tolerable. On its own merits....?
Jan 29, 2022
 
Rated: 3.53 by BrScho2

Jan 19, 2022
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Rated by Florida-man

1.16/5  rDev -39.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
Yikes
Jan 03, 2022
 
Rated: 1.75 by smcel371 from New York

Dec 31, 2021
 
Rated: 2.06 by swierczt from Connecticut

Dec 13, 2021
 
Rated: 3.03 by cdub70085 from Connecticut

Dec 02, 2021
 
Rated: 1.47 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

Nov 18, 2021
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Reviewed by BroBobby70 from Texas

3.78/5  rDev +95.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
16 oz. Can poured into Imperial Pint
Look: Nearly transparent straw, Heavy carbonation, 2-finger creamy head which quickly dissipated, some lacing
Aroma: Bready, crisp, pleasant but one-note
Taste: Malt forward, not as watery as I expected, some complexity
Feel: Excellent mouthfeel, flavor lingers.
Overall: Straight forward light beer, has enough flavor to make it drinkable.
Pair with fried food, pasta, pizza and light cheese.
Oct 18, 2021
 
Rated: 3.14 by Rhetion from Florida

Oct 10, 2021
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Reviewed by Danzifer from Ohio

1.48/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5
It tastes good only after you brush your teeth with mint toothpaste. Other than that, it's pretty bad. There's certainly worse beer out there, but not many.
Sep 06, 2021
 
Rated: 2.5 by mattjp03 from Alabama

Aug 14, 2021
 
Rated: 2.74 by GingerFinn from Canada (ON)

Aug 09, 2021
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Reviewed by jimmah120 from Minnesota

2.17/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25
12oz can

I really hate this one. The regular stuff I can srink fine, but this one bothers me. It's still drinkable, but has a lot of metallic and funk off-flavors
Jul 31, 2021
 
Rated: 2 by DownyIsHungry from Minnesota

Jul 11, 2021
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Reviewed by TedHead from Illinois

2.83/5  rDev +46.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 5 | overall: 3
Pours a standard straw yellow with a huge fluffy head. It smells faintly of sweet corn and not much else. The taste is near non existent with a slight sweetness. Its a serious slammer and refreshing. Overall a good cheap beer.
Jun 28, 2021
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Reviewed by Tacoma223 from New York

4.02/5  rDev +108.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Okay off the rip it’s extremely light colored, like the lightest yellow I ever seen in my life in a glass. Foamy head goes away extremely quickly. But here is the good part, the beer is very carbonated and goes down so refreshingly smooth. Second it has a nice taste very smooth/ lightly floral . ( beer has to be ice cold to enjoy) . Extremely cheap beer and super refreshing in nice weather not even necessary for a hot day. Beer is super drinkable this “awful” rating it has is not deserved at all. Not a bad beer but you pay for what you get. I was very surprised how easy it is to drink/ nice taste not a bad beer at all I buy this regularly along with other craft beers/ mass produced .
Jun 16, 2021
 
Rated: 1.87 by MillyLite from Michigan

Jun 13, 2021
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Reviewed by Sabtos from Ohio

2.11/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2
Pale white gold with a thick fluffy white blanket settling to a fine film and creamy collar leaving wavy lace.

I've not had many of these in my life--it might even be zero--but sitting at the Busch facility in St. Louis, I feel it's only right.

I get an actual hint of banana skin, a little tang and even slight sting--initially surprised that it's somewhat relatable to Miller Lite. However, it's a bit sweet and has a hint of ricey wax in the exhale, which is always a turnoff to me in these "Light" lagers.
Jun 10, 2021
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Reviewed by IPAs_for_days_13 from Texas

2.25/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.25
Pours horse piss pale yellow with a two-finger white head. Smells of hay barn funk, horse piss, & corn; also just a faint amount of beer. Taste is like water with just a hint of beer, but actually drinkable. High carbonation, light bodied, very crushable, worthy of a session. A bang for your buck is an overstatement.
Jun 02, 2021
 
Rated: 1.75 by MouldyCrow from Pennsylvania

Jun 02, 2021
 
Rated: 1 by BEZMEZ

May 29, 2021
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Reviewed by Mdog from Minnesota

2.8/5  rDev +45.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75
From a 16oz can:

Appearance: Clear, light yellow, ok head, fizzles out.

Smell: Mild corn aroma.

Taste: Mild corn, fizzy fell, definitely a light beer. No off flavors.

Overall: Wanted some light beer for a slightly warmer weekend so picked up a 6er of Busch Light. Nothing offensive here, not a lot of flavor but better than Bud Light. I understand why it's the most common beer at ISU tailgates, easy drinking stuff.
May 16, 2021
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Reviewed by Rwkelly04

4/5  rDev +107.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
If you’re looking to beeradvocate to help you decide if Busch Light is worth trying, it’s probably not the beer for you. It’s not going to have any of the qualities that make for a good review. The flavor is somewhat like if you took Pilsner Urquell cut it 1:1:1 with tap water and tonic water with a dash baking soda. There aren’t any high notes. There aren’t any low notes. I can’t imagine anyone that regularly drinks Busch Light even knowing what the term ‘mouth-feel’ means. And that’s kind of the point. It’s a beer made for sharing a 30 pack with a friend, maybe 2, while sitting around a bonfire. I’m pretty sure if you talked to anyone in Busch’s marketing department and told them there were internet reviews of their product, the response would be “why?” If you’re the type to drink Busch Light it’s not because you trust reviews, and if you’re the type that reads about beer, you ain’t drinking Busch Light.
As for the rating, looks like beer, smells like beer, tastes like beer, feels like beer. Overall, I’d say it’s beer.
May 08, 2021
Busch Light from Anheuser-Busch
Beer rating: 48 out of 100 with 1821 ratings