Busch Light

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Missouri, United States
Lager - Light
Ranked #145
Ranked #30,021
1.93 | pDev: 42.49%
May 08, 2022
Nov 28, 2001
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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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Ratings by hoppytobehere:
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3.56/5  rDev +84.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
by hoppytobehere from District of Columbia

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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2.05 by raust from Texas on May 08, 2022
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1/5  rDev -48.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
by chikinhammr from Arkansas

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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2.53/5  rDev +31.1%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
by daitanna

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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1/5  rDev -48.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
by Jmsteff77

Has a watery taste with a terrible after taste

Apr 16, 2022
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5/5  rDev +159.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by Austin15l

Looks and tastes great

Apr 11, 2022
1.96 by Ox8840bo from Illinois on Apr 04, 2022
5 by Spencer96 from Ohio on Feb 16, 2022
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2.25/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5
by Mindcrime1000 from South Dakota

Perhaps my favorite lite AAL. For whatever that is worth. Within the style guidelines, it's tolerable. On its own merits....?

Jan 29, 2022
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1.16/5  rDev -39.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
by Florida-man


Jan 03, 2022
1.75 by smcel371 from New York on Dec 31, 2021
2.06 by swierczt from Connecticut on Dec 13, 2021
3.03 by cdub70085 from Connecticut on Dec 02, 2021
1.47 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota on Nov 18, 2021
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3.78/5  rDev +95.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by BroBobby70 from Texas

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
3.14 by Rhetion from Florida on Oct 10, 2021
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1.48/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5
by Danzifer from Ohio

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
2.5 by mattjp03 from Alabama on Aug 14, 2021
2.74 by GingerFinn from Canada (ON) on Aug 09, 2021
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2.17/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25
by jimmah120 from Minnesota

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
2 by DownyIsHungry from Minnesota on Jul 11, 2021
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2.83/5  rDev +46.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 5 | overall: 3
by TedHead from Illinois

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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4.02/5  rDev +108.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
by Tacoma223 from New York

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
1.87 by MillyLite from Michigan on Jun 13, 2021
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2.11/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2
by Sabtos from Ohio

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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2.25/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.25
by IPAs_for_days_13 from Texas

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
1.75 by MouldyCrow from Pennsylvania on Jun 02, 2021
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2.8/5  rDev +45.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75
by Mdog from Minnesota

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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4/5  rDev +107.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Rwkelly04

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
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5/5  rDev +159.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by Kaminski888

They don’t call it God’s nectar for nothing. Good tasting beer, perfect for any occasion.

Subtle taste of corn. Just the right amount of carbonation. Incredibly easy to drink, a 30 pack will disappear quickly

Apr 27, 2021
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2.7/5  rDev +39.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by Detour12 from Massachusetts

Good basic light beer Not much flavor but still has a nice light flavor! Nice and refreshing!

Apr 22, 2021
3.26 by Hazey92 from New York on Apr 17, 2021
3.01 by MatthewJW from Wisconsin on Mar 29, 2021
2.17 by ivanpadron from Venezuela on Mar 03, 2021
2 by ArztZiegler from Ohio on Feb 25, 2021
Busch Light from Anheuser-Busch
Beer rating: 48 out of 100 with 1814 ratings