Busch Light

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Lager - Light
Ranked #258
Ranked #49,229
1.8 | pDev: 43.89%
Missouri, United States
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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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Akinder20 from Ohio

2.36/5  rDev +31.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Water is the first listed ingredient for a reason, this beer tastes like water throughout the whole process for me, the aroma is faint smells of grains, the initial taste is water with some grain but mostly water, mouthfeel is light again water for the taste, finish is dominated by water with faint grain flavors, it’s a easy drinking beer that will get you drunk fairly easily, don’t expect much flavor I don’t think that’s what it was made for.

Yesterday at 10:54 PM
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MK41 from Ohio

5/5  rDev +177.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

First let's start by saying Busch light or any mass produced light beer you can get in a 30 rack is for ACTUAL beer drinkers. This is not some froo froo hipster man bun pumpkin spice latte ale you sip on a picnic blanket. This is for a hot day a cold day or any day you want ice cold delicious refreshment. This is a mowing beer, a tailgating beer, a golfing beer or a shower beer. You stick these in ur coveralls when ice fishing and u slam them while watching football... Go to any local watering hole or REAL bar and most likely will find it on tap and will probably even have a night dedicated to half off cans of this sweet ice cold nectar. This is a beer that offers that kind of refreshment that makes you say ahhhhh wow that's cold. I can't imagine having some IPA on a hot summer day or with a burger or wings??... Up at the ol bar by my factory u can see men in there every night slamming these babies down while calling the one craft beer on tap monkey piss. These are men, equipment operators, laborers, union guys farmers factory workers etc... This is what they drink they wouldn't drink an IPA if you paid them. They count there beer in cases not cans. To all the soy boys that love craft beer so much and nurse one with dinner this is a proper man's beer of choice. It goes great with grease and dirt on your hands after a long days work. The sound of the first one being cracked just puts a smile on your face whether after a long day or right at the first tee shot at a 7am tee time. Truly a beer for Americans. Most beers with high ratings here wouldn't get touched by anyone I know. This in my opinion is the definition of a beer drinker's beer. God bless America.

Saturday at 06:37 PM
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BJB13 from Maryland

1.96/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

12 ounce can poured into a tumbler.
Best by: 04 November 20

Pouring clear and very light yellow with a fizzy, white head that manages to last for almost a minute. I get some faint herbal and grain-like aromas but the nose disappears with the head. There is a distinct lack of flavor, it starts with a hint of malt then finishes with some carbonation bite which fades into a mild bitter aftertaste. The body is thin and finishes watery with the only feel coming from the medium-high carbonation.

While low flavor is a trait of the style this has almost zero and the aforementioned hints of malt that I did perceive were not forthcoming on every drink. This seems like a poor example of the style to me. My 23 year old son calls it a "chugging beer" which is perhaps what AB was going for.

Jun 22, 2020
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LincolnDude from Nebraska

1.06/5  rDev -41.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Very cheap corn beer. No one in their 30s and up should drink this garbage. If you are used to more expensive and higher quality ingredient lagers, IPAs, stouts or ales, it will be hard to keep this down. You get what you pay for.

Jun 18, 2020
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beerguy04 from Illinois

2.52/5  rDev +40%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Pours a straw yellow with a finger width head, with many bubbles and lacing. Smell is faint hops, barley, and also some rice. Taste is the watered down version of the smell. Mouthfeel is water, making it easy to drink. Hence, the Busch Latte nickname. Overall, it’s one of the better work beers.

Jun 16, 2020
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Cork705 from Illinois

2.33/5  rDev +29.4%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Honestly, I don’t mind having this beer on a very hot day when mowing/grilling. Obviously very easy drinking beer (like all light beers) and very refreshing, but in no way am I going to chose this beer when sitting around the house or when drinking with company when I have choices such as Boston lager or anti-hero.

May 27, 2020
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ToledoDan from Ohio

4.24/5  rDev +135.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

So basically this "college beer" has the carbonation every beer drinker wants, doesn't break the wallet, and has some of the best marketing out there.
It's a fun brand with collectable cans and interactive social media. The beer stands up to any premium light Lager around, with it's mild yet fizzy taste. If you like IPA's and didn't tailgate a bunch, I can see why you wouldn't appreciate this. But I do, and for the buck, you can't beat it.

May 27, 2020
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defunksta from Illinois

3.43/5  rDev +90.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

*Rated relative to within the style*
Appearance: Pours a clear, light pale golden color with a medium to large white head. SRM of 6. Lighter than most light beers. (3.75)

Aroma: Aromas of light yeast and carbonation. Really no malt. Just yeast, but without the bread. Yeast lite. (3.25)

Flavor: Light yeast upfront followed by faint cereal malt flavors. Only a touch of honey. No bread malt. Finishes clean. (3.25)

Body: Actually quite a full body here. Good carbonation and finishes smooth and not too prickly. (4.25)

Compared to Miller Lite 5/14/20: Pours a slightly lighter color. Milder aromas and flavors. More dry yeast. Less corn and malt liquor. It's smoother, but also lighter.

Overall: A light-drinking light beer. Lots of dry yeast flavor, a trace of honey, while maintaining a smooth body. Not terrible for a light beer. (Final Rating: 3.43 Pretty good)

May 15, 2020
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LT5 from Georgia

5/5  rDev +177.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Call me odd but I love this beer. Smooth to drink and makes for a fun night at home grilling and chilling. This and Miller Lite are my go to budget beers, but this one sets really well after a night of drinking. Wish I could find it on tap locally!

May 08, 2020
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Tadwinks from Virginia

1.63/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

They say you never forget your first beer. I won't, because my first was a Busch Lite and I assumed I just hated beer. Spoiler: I just hate crap beer.

Mar 17, 2020
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UristMcBrewer from Florida

1.88/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 1.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

The beer is near transparent and very pale. The white foamy head is dissipates quickly. The smell is that of sweet corn with some malt and no hops. It smells stale. The taste is very similar to the smell. The taste is cornier. The mouthfeel is very watery but bubbly. Overall, it is Busch Light.

Feb 09, 2020
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3/5  rDev +66.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Honestly don't mind it compared to the other cheap beers. In my opinion, one of the best cheap beers that is out there. Could certainly be better, but not bad.

Jan 23, 2020
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dd53grif from Michigan

1.77/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

What's to review. A typical American light lager. No better or no worse than the other mass-produced beers on the market. Positives are that it is readily available and, if it's cold, it goes down easy.

Jan 01, 2020
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mooseisloose from Florida

1.7/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Budweiser’s skinny little brother. Let’s give it a whirl. Popping the top I get a skunky adjunct waft. Pours to a light straw color with a big bright white foamy head. Taste is kind of watery and flat with a hint of hopping. Nothing here. This might be good to boil your brats in but that’s about it.

Dec 26, 2019
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3.09/5  rDev +71.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I can't help but twist some nipples here... Most of you picky buggers couldn't make a clean American Premium Lager if you bet your next paycheck on it. This is a low carb lawn mower beer....that has to be cold, real cold. Aside from that, the price point is right for a seat next to my campfire anytime... You are too, as long as you lower your standards to a "commoner" beer that you couldn't make on a homebrew system on your best day...

Nov 20, 2019
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hoppytobehere from District of Columbia

3.56/5  rDev +97.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz can "big buck hunter" edition, expiration date in december.

This is a 95 calorie adjunct lager that's great for a session of heavy drinking with your old college friends. The only other mass produced light lager I prefer is Miller Lite. For about $0.50 a can, you really can't beat this though. It certainly has its time and place.

Nov 01, 2019
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1.69/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Look - I do have to say, I enjoy some of the can designs Busch beer creates such as the camo cans and fish cans.
Smell - Not pleasant. Not much there.
Taste - Carbonated water with a little funk!
Feel - Not good.
Overall - Beer pong. Flip cup. Maybe riding in the woods, all in all. If i'm broke i'd rather go natty.

Oct 23, 2019
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1.31/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 1.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

Tried one at a party in college and instantly regretted it. Straw-yellow color, not much carbonation, and no taste to really speak of. Light is right, you might as well drink water. Avoid unless you absolutely can't afford anything else.

Oct 23, 2019
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beergoot from Colorado

3.3/5  rDev +83.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Incredibly clear soft and light yellow body; excellent looking carbonation; head is very thin yet lasting, somewhat creamy for what's there. Decent smell if low-key; soft grain with a bit of corn robustness. Nice flavor; light cereal grain; very light white bread crust; not much hop bitterness; slight metallic-like note at the finish. Light body but with a soft creaminess; light corn sweetness and finishes with a mild dryness.

For a light adjunct lager, this one is pretty much middle of the road. It's pleasant enough for what it is and will do in a pinch if you need a beer. And it would be a fine hot weather thirst quencher. But if you're looking for something meatier, with more malt and hop presence, this certainly isn't the beer you would want. But if you do need light and refreshing with little in the way of strength and character in your beer, this one will do just fine.

Oct 22, 2019
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4.66/5  rDev +158.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Classic light beer. Might be the best beer to drink to get drunk, and there's no better way to do it. Taste is actually full for a light beer. Goes down pretty smooth. Cheap. Worth it

Oct 08, 2019
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Beerbadger55 from Wisconsin

2.66/5  rDev +47.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

The Busch Latte! This is my go to beer for weekend afternoons while working in the yard. Keep it cold, it gets a bit hard to drink if too warm.

Pours a nice light gold color, white head with little to no retention
taste is corn and barley - a slight bitterness
Good carbonation, this brew will quench your thirst. Plus it is light enough with a low ABV so you can enjoy a few and still be able to function accordingly.

Oct 07, 2019
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Bouleboubier from New Jersey

3.44/5  rDev +91.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

(12 oz can, 27SEP19NF1933; purchased cold sixer... poured into fluted goblet)

L: polished-clear, pale yellow-gold liquid; dimpled crest of foam builds then dies... surprising amount of lace (though not much)

S: extra-pale, dry pils malt in front; bland white bread roll crumb; faint apple-fruity ester... most forward aromas are slight malt sweetness and fruity essence; overall intensity low

T: the apple becomes a bit green apple upon first sip, dry finish, lightly metallic tinge... something about it gives the impression of low-sugar cream soda, or like the naked base brew for a fruited malt/pop beverage - does the bitter, lightly acid bite of the CO2 give it that impression?... little aftertaste (and taste overall) aside from an ultra-subtle essence of dough and bubblegum

F: light-bodied, satiny-soft texture, fair amount of carbonic prickle and sting with each sip... gotta say, it's rather refreshing and could possibly improve by being even a little drier and sharper

O: a tick-on-my-ass, just-review-it thing that I'm glad to have finally tossed off... several small notches less flavor definition compared to its heavy namesake (of which, as far as AALs go, I enjoy), but relatively cracking for a mass-produced light lager; glad to have it as my burner beer for the next few days (1538)

Oct 03, 2019
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Kmkace from Michigan

1/5  rDev -44.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Busch Light took some massive leaps down into the abyss of beverages that truly never make sense to buy or imbibe. I remember this beer being a little heartier. When you actually felt like you were drinking a beer and got the enjoyment from that. Now, it tastes like straight chemical concoctions formed to create "BIERE-PROJECT X9444". There is no enjoyment from this product.

Look (1/5) - Let's be honest here. This product is not meant to be poured into any type of glass, and is meant to be chugged with your buddies while listening to classic rock and shooting shotguns up into the Heavens. This looks like the piss you leave in the morning after drinking it.

Smell (1/5) - The smell brings strong notes of stale Captain Crunch cereal and urinal cakes. Truly does not draw one in.

Taste (1/5) - The taste is best described as this. You notice that a bartender has taken away mugs from actual beer. You go over and use a file to scrape the remnants from the table. That best describes the enjoyment you will get from this product.

Feel (1/5) - It feels like I am drinking actual gasoline, but with no burn. It feel's like I made a horrible choice in buying this beverage, which has about as much enjoyment as drinking Saurkraut juice mixed with 1/10th of a beer. It felt like badness when I visited the toilet the next morning after drinking ten of them. Explosive diarrhea, and cramps.

Overall (1/5) - This is not a beer worthy of getting for "the cheap" as it has amped up in price. This is in no way enjoyable, going to give anybody a buzz, or be of any enjoyment. Don't buy this product, get PBR, Rolling Rock or virtually anything over this. It tastes like absolute shit, and I can drink just about anything.

Sep 16, 2019
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5/5  rDev +177.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is without a doubt the greatest beer ever made. Greatest taste, price, and packaging. Jesus literally personally crafted the original formula for Bbusch light

Sep 07, 2019
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robed from California

2/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I remember this beer from TV commercials that featured a fisherman in some remote western location. If I recall correctly, he pulled the beer out of a rolling stream after having caught a fish. The fish should be lucky it caught the bait not this beer

Jul 15, 2019
Busch Light from Anheuser-Busch
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