Busch 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): 4.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-28-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#46,615
Reviews:
414
Ratings:
1,636
pDev:
39.46%
Bros Score:
1.59
 
 
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Photo of cardfan212
1.61/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

Drank from a 12 ounce can. Ratings are based on the style.

Look - The logo is respectable, and the mountain backdrop for everything is fairly pleasing. A good looking can.

Smell - Like a river. Dirty water, plants, fish.

Taste - Sickly sweet, very watery. Tastes like the mountain stream pictured on the can. Doesn't linger in the least bit, the taste disappears instantly.

Feel - Paper thin body with a sparkly carbonation. Like drinking La Croix or similar.

Overall - Don't fall for the siren song of the appealing packaging, this is a real waste of a "beer." If this was my only exposure to beer, I would hate beer.

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Photo of Chilmer
1.82/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of PatrickCT
2.48/5  rDev +34.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

One finger white, fuzzy head. Dissipates quickly. Straw body, crystal clear, lots of bubbles.
Grainy nose. Corn, white rice, very faint malts.
Hints of beer in the flavor. Slight malts and even less hops.
Grainy and prickly mouth feel from the high carbonation. Extremely light mouth feel.

This beer is so light taste-wise I'm not sure how anyone could really be offended by it, aside from ones sensibilities. I have had worse craft beers.

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Photo of DigitGrowler
1.78/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Photo of depechemode1983
2.24/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

Light clear yellow. Head white and soda pop like. It disappears quickly. Tons of bubbles that you can hear popping.
The Smell is very metallic and not much else.
Again metallic tasting but not as offensive as I thought.
Easy drinking. It has a mineral water like mouthfeel.

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Photo of dizneedave
2.5/5  rDev +35.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Urine complexion with a quickly disappearing head. Smell is negligible. This is not a beer to sip and enjoy, it is a beer to guzzle because it is easy to drink. The advertising seems to focus on how to enjoy it "Mountain Stream Cold", to the point of having color changing dye on the packaging to let you know when it's "cold enough". It's not bad advice, though. Busch Light is better cold. Very cold. It reduces the impact of the corny sweet taste and for a brief moment might taste like beer or at least some corn that was washed in a cold mountain stream for a moment.

If you like interesting, well crafted, tasty beer this is not the beer for you. But if you want to drink 18 of something as cheaply as you can Busch Light is the perfect beverage. I don't find the taste offensive. I just don't find the taste appealing. It's just there. And you can have 18 of them for $10. That's the only real selling point I can think of. Chug chug chug.

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Photo of superspak
3.41/5  rDev +84.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

25 ounce can into lager glass, best before 6/25/2018. Pours crystal clear pale golden yellow color with a 1 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of cracker, corn, white bread, light biscuit dough, and mild herbal/grassy earthiness. A bit of fruity aromas, but not overwhelming. Okay aromas with pale malt/corn and mild earthy hop notes; with decent strength. Taste of cracker, corn, white bread, light biscuit dough, and light herbal/grassy earthiness. Mild herbal, grassy, spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of cracker, corn, white bread, light biscuit dough, and light herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice robustness of pale malt/corn and light earthy hop flavors; with a nice malt/bitterness balance, and zero cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Moderately crisp/clean finishing. Perfectly clean on lager flavors, with zero yeast notes present. Lightly increasing dryness from lingering bitterness and carbonation. Medium-high carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is good. A bit thin, but not watery finish. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.1%. Overall this is a very solid pale adjunct lager. All around good robustness of pale malt/corn and light earthy hop flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink. Very flavorful for the low ABV. Clean pale malt/corn flavors, and light earthy hop balance. Not too heavy on the corn, with nice barley presence. An enjoyable and well made offering. Tastes identical to regular Busch. 0.2% less alcohol isn't making a noticeable difference to me.

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Photo of USMC2012-2016
3.55/5  rDev +91.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chuckles21
2.55/5  rDev +37.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Westerner
1.02/5  rDev -44.9%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of matt12356
4.04/5  rDev +118.4%
look: 5 | smell: 1 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of my favorites! Really good looking with the new cans that came out last year. Reminds me of all of the good times with my friends in college. Still with a great taste. However, it is not pleasant smelling. Still a 5 in my book. A true classic.

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Photo of Dovers
2.25/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of mothmanscott
1.86/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Eptar
2.48/5  rDev +34.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Iowan here. Absolutely a staple beer for football season here. Regardless, it's not that great of a beer. Safe to say this one is a porch pounder. Cheap 30 packs, so perfect for you and a buddy during a football game.

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Photo of Nobel96
2.29/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

It's cheap. What did you expect.

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Photo of Kadekuz
3.34/5  rDev +80.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Foxman27
1.84/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Photo of SB2017
1.82/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.75

This beer is, inexplicable, a regional favorite where I live, and it pains me that this is such a go to. Upsetting carbonation, utter lack of distinguishable care as far as mouthfeel is concerned, and just tastes like if you left water on the windowsill and it somehow went bad.

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Photo of Rostie
3.25/5  rDev +75.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Ulysses_A2Z
4.78/5  rDev +158.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Best domestic light beer. Drink A BEWSHHH

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Photo of Rtwood95
5/5  rDev +170.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Much taste
So dank
Das day BBBBUUUUUUUSSSSSCHHHH

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Photo of jspooner
3.17/5  rDev +71.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

It's beer. Drink it

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Photo of lilnardey
5/5  rDev +170.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Beerbuddha
2/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Rootriverbeerguy
5/5  rDev +170.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Seriously good beer! If you want to drink a case on a hot day this is the beer!

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Beer rating: 1.85 out of 5 with 1,636 ratings