Busch Light
Anheuser-Busch

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Style:
American Light Lager
Ranked #251
ABV:
4.1%
Score:
46
Ranked #48,006
Avg:
1.79 | pDev: 43.02%
Reviews:
439
Ratings:
1,716
From:
Anheuser-Busch
 
Missouri, United States
Avail:
Year-round
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SCORE
46
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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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Photo of jkblr
1.99/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

12oz can BB 7/4/17 poured into a vintage Busch glass at fridge temp 4.1% ABV. The beer is bright and gold in color. The white head is very short lived and there is no lacing. There is very little aroma, just some faint grain and sweetness. Taste is limited as well. Seriously, I can't pinpoint a stand alone flavor. Mouthfeel is thin with sharp carbonation and a slightly oily finish that stops this from finishing dry. Overall, ok, if you're looking for lawn mower beer. I prefer AAL that have no advertising budget hoping just a few more dollars get spent on quality ingredients.

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Photo of Jason
1.59/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Presentation: 12oz can. Stamped born on date. States to be "Born of Natural Ingredients, Smooth, Refreshing Beer" ... "Brewed from water, barley malt, cereal grain, hops and yeast." It does not say natural ingredients only does it?

Appearance: Perhaps the lightest colour beer out there, translucent pale yellow. Thin white lace is what is leftover of the quick foaming head.

Smell: Vague cooked corn, very clean aroma so clean that you can't smell anything else. So clean you can smell the alcohol in this beer.

Taste: Incredibly light body, well manufactured smoothness and a well placed crispness that makes this brew a bit refreshing. Very thin malt flavour, cereal grains are abundant in the flavour but stay clean. Hops seem processed, a lazy bitterness that barely tweaks the scales of taste threshold. Some astringent grain tell you that this brew is quick from start to finish ... by the time you think of swallowing the taste is gone leaving a dryish end.

Notes: Light beer = less calories = less flavour. Why drink beer with less flavour, how much fun is it to eat a diet meal that tastes like nothing?

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.65/5  rDev +103.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Busch Light has a very thick, white, quickly-dissipating head and a clear, straw appearance with lots of active carbonation. The aroma is sweet, beer-oriented, and mild. Taste is also a mild, sweet, beery, grainy flavor, with a slight hop spiciness making an appearance. Mouthfeel is light and watery, and Busch Light finishes crisp, refreshing, and easy drinking. Overall, for a light beer, this one is okay.

RJT

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Photo of cavedave
1/5  rDev -44.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Thanks (I think?) to a great Town of Esopus recycler, who shall remain nameless, for tipping Brian and I of a case of these 16 oz. cans.

A sickly, pale, light straw, topped by a half hearted off white head, which fades quickly, and, with its absence, leaves the pilsner glass appearing to hold the carbonated urine specimen of a terminally ill diabetic.

Smell is an almost non existent aroma of corn and sugar, as lacking in bouquet as the Gobi desert is lacking in rainforest. What smell there is reminds me of bus station bathrooms.

The taste of this is an undersexed, deformed, stunted, alien facsimile of what real beer tastes like. I'd like to describe the malt bill, but there isn't one, or the hop profile, but I think they didn't use hops in this recipe. I mean it, none. I get a very light artificial tasting graininess, and a sort of watery, fizzy thing going on, like someone tried to make beer-flavored soda and only put a quarter of the proper amount of artificial ingredients into the mix.

What is the use of justifying a score for mouthfeel for a beer better suited to use as slug trap than for enjoyment.

Drinkability is... well I just poured the rest of this vile substance down the drain.

This is the first time I have gotten something for free and ended up feeling I overpaid.

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Photo of JLaw55
2/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Tastes like light vomit in a can. Seriously, I am not sure how people drink this stuff. There is nothing pleasant here.

Would Drink Again: No
Would Purchase Again: No

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Photo of OGBusch69
5/5  rDev +179.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Listen here nerds, we all know a beer sold at 66 cents a can isn't the most top shelf beer out there. Fun fact, the year was 1992, somewhere in the vicinity of West Point, Iowa. A child was born and that child was me, raised knowing two things, THE Iowa Hawkeyes are the best team in college sports regardless of record and that hard working men and women and the Great State of Iowa run on Busch Light. We don't need some hipster, IPA drinking, still on the tit, snot nosed vaper to tell us that this beer isn't as good as other beers. We already know and we don't care. God Bless Iowa and God Bless America.

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Photo of AfricanPete14
2.6/5  rDev +45.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Being in college I end up drinking a lot of light beers due to the cheaper price, and this one is pretty solid considering the price, and due to the fact that you have to rate it as it is, which is a cheap light lager. It goes down smooth and has a sweet corn smell with a typical light beer taste with a somewhat unpleasant sweet aftertaste, regardless it's a nice cheap beer to drink.

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Photo of richkrull
3.59/5  rDev +100.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Very pale straw color with a quickly disappearing white head.

S - Light smelling beer, typical lager.

T - Great light taste

M - Light on the tongue. Quite a bit of carbonation.

D - I think this beer is great if you want to drink 20 in an evening. This is a very easy to drink beer and if you're going for volume, the price is right too!

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Photo of KryptonsCock
2.5/5  rDev +39.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

There's worse out there. Anyway, while I prefer a darker bodied bolder brew, I grew up drinking "cheap, red neck piss beer". IE Pabst Blue Ribon, Old Milwaukee light/Best, Coors light etc. Whatever I could steel from Grandma's fridge. Anyway, as cheap light beer goes Busch Light and Miller Light are about as good as it gets. I've been drinking this a couple of weeks because my Father in Law's been at the house more often and I try keep something around that he can drink for health reasons. (He's to avoid carbs) and it's grown on me a bit. Like I said there's a lot worse out there.

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Photo of RonnyDongman
3.67/5  rDev +105%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

These Crispy Bois are the Official Beer of North Scott High School for a reason. Easy to drink. Easy to buy if you have an older brother home on leave from the Marines. They don't leave a beer smell on your breath at the homecoming game and you won't get too messed up shotgunning one or two in the bathroom at the homecoming dance. You drink enough and you'll be the world's best driver of an 89 Chevy CK, drink too many and you'll wrap that sucker around the tree at the corner of 3rd and Franklin, right by the bank and up the street from the police station in Eldridge.

You don't make memories drinking craft beer.

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Photo of Nathan451
3.75/5  rDev +109.5%

Its a cheap beer that doesn't overpower your pallet on a hot day. This is especially true if you're picking up a 30 pack from an Oklahoma gas station (where the beer is 3%). Whether your eating dinner and you don't know what beer to pair with it or on the way to working outside/ playing outside/ playing cards or watching a game, try saying that about your most top rated beer.

Although it will never win a taste contest, based on its "crispness" this one's a staple in my beer diet.

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Photo of MrPilstout
1/5  rDev -44.1%

Ah, the ignorance of childhood. I remember my friend's mom used to buy this in bulk for us when I was in High School. Didn't care then. Just wanted to get drunk. Nowadays, you would not get me drinking this no matter how many other beers I've already had. The slightest taste of watery piss swill makes me nauseous now. Whether it's Natty, Keystone or this A-B abomination doesn't matter. Save your money for half decent beer. Leave this for frat houses and shitty moms to buy for their kids and their friends.

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Photo of Foyle
2.5/5  rDev +39.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Finally tried this beer during a day at the pool. I consumed 2 of them. There is not much to say about the appearance and aroma -- if you have seen a light beer, you know how this smells and what it looks like. The mouthfeel is super light and there is just a bit of malt sweetness. There is just not much going on at all. It is not offensive, just very lacking. The redeeming quality of it was the light body went down well on a very warm day outside.

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Photo of superspak
3.41/5  rDev +90.5%
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 winningwes91
1/5  rDev -44.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

The worst thing I've ever put in my mouth. I'd rather drink piss. Even bud and coors are far better. And that's saying a lot

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Photo of PatrickCT
2.48/5  rDev +38.5%
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 30whales
1/5  rDev -44.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Gives me the shits man.

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Photo of Firefighterjasen
5/5  rDev +179.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Serving Type - In a can, the way high quality easy drinking all American beer should be.

Appearance - Golden yellow similar to the nectar of the gods. As with other things a little head before you get to the good stuff.

Smell - It's the smell of a summer day hanging with your buddies kicking back and having a good time 30 beers at a time.

Taste - Smooth and crisp easy drinking. Let's be honest we drink it to get drunk and it goes down nice and smooth. If I was drinking for taste, I would have a fruit umbrella drink.

This is a great all around beer. No matter what you are doing from working on the car to hanging with friends its the right beer.

Nothing beats a cold Busch Light on a hot day...except maybe a warm Busch light in Death Valley.

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Photo of Thorpe429
1.03/5  rDev -42.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Pours with a bit of color and leaves the tiniest white head. Smells like weak amount of grain--a covered silo from a few miles away. Tastes like a bit of grain but mostly husk. Flavor is almost immediately washed away by the excess carbonation. It's like they don't want you to taste it. Unusual. Drinks like carbonated water with some cardboard and old rice.

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Photo of bbluemzbeer
3.25/5  rDev +81.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This is not a craft.. For a light beer, and price the taste is not bad. I like it. Crisp and light beer. You can get buzz half the price of miller light and coors light. This is a good beer on budget. Nothing offensive about it All lithe beer drinkers should try it would save you some money.

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Photo of nausicaa-taos
5/5  rDev +179.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Beer. With no capital letters. It won't change get your life, but it can sure he'll augment your life. It has taste, people. And it may even have a soul.

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Photo of Djdumont
4.66/5  rDev +160.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

L: Pale yellow, sort of like your piss will be through your first 4 or so cans, since you'll need to drink a lot to get drunk, and you'll be making frequent restroom trips

S: Really nothing going on here, in a good way. No obtrusive scents that sometimes come along for the ride with the cheap, college beers.

T: Again, not much going on here, and again, it's a positive. There's very little hop/corn/anything to hinder speedy consumption, so it goes down smooth. The positive is that it can be pounded quickly because there's little carbonation, and it tastes much less watery than its more commonly purchased Budweiser counterpart.

F: Smooth as fuck.

Overall: A solid cheap beer. Lower ABV so you have to drink more, but it's significantly cheaper than Bud/Rolling Rock/Miller/Coors, and you can pound it easily because of the consistency.

Don't grade based on overall beer type, because this obviously won't compare to your favorite small-batch craft, but that's the point. You don't sip 2 of these over the course of a night, this is a "let's get trashed" kind of beer, and should be judged only in comparison to beers of its kind, of which it is by far the best option.

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Photo of Lazhal
1.42/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Best by or Canned Date, 31 Aug, 2012. Today's date Aug 12, 2016.

Serving Can

Take every beer you've ever sampled, sober or buzzed, and it smells like their feet. The police (wife) seems to think it's hilarious to have a nose full of this ass.

The odor has penetrated the sober people. They are running for their lives. I have been designated responsible for the well being of anyone able to comprehend this.

The fortification is getting crucified. There are just too many of them. We will shortly be overrun by an existence responsible for nose boogers. The boogers invade the finger, then, soon the brain.

DON'T be a booger Busch!

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Photo of life_is_good
2.28/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 3

Busch Light has good bang for your buck. Cheaper than Bud, Miller and Coors (lights) and I can't notice much of a difference in taste quality. Far better than Keystone or Natty for only a few dollars more.
With this in mind, this beer has almost no body. Head disappears almost instantly and is overall very watery. Quenches thirst well but one beer won't leave you satisfied whatsoever.
Pick up a case of if you're hosting the bros for poker night and you're on a budget.

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Photo of petersonnic
3.69/5  rDev +106.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Crisp, light, refreshing, smooth. Must drink this at tooth cracking cold temperatures. I only rate this high because it is my cheap go to beer. By far my favorite light beer. And for $17.92 a dirty thirty, well, you can't beat that. Maybe it is just the Wisconsin in me.

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