Busch Light | Anheuser-Busch

Busch LightBusch Light
BA SCORE
2.2%
Liked This Beer
1.83 w/ 1,597 Ratings
Busch LightBusch Light
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:
#43,729
Reviews:
403
Ratings:
1,597
Liked:
35
Avg:
1.83/5
pDev:
38.8%
Alströms:
1.59
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
297
Trade:
0
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Photo of miwestcoaster
1.63/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Photo of WhackoMillah93
2/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of JWT3
1.4/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

This is not good beer. Nasty if not ice cold to mute flavor. Not too great cold either.

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Photo of kylehay2004
2/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of dwarren1969
1/5  rDev -45.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of UCLABrewN84
1.97/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 1.5

Photo of BenMaalouf
1.65/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Photo of TPZEM
1.74/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a very translucent color with a hint of pale yellow. Nice firm creamy head that dissipates within minutes of pouring. Absolutely no lacing whatsoever. Smells of generic corn malt with some sweet notes, but no discernible hops or other flavoring factors. Tastes almost exactly like it smells - lightly sweet, mostly heavily carbonated corn. Has a somewhat greasy feel towards the end of the swallow; leaves you feeling like you've just drunk some unfiltered city water. Overall, what you would expect from a standard AAL. Nothing to really feel good about drinking, but at a cheap price tag, it's decent. Wouldn't recommend.

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Photo of kojevergas
2.4/5  rDev +31.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Took me awhile to get around to this...cost was $3 for a 25 fl oz can in Brooklyn, NY.

"Light beer." 4.1% ABV. Nutritional facts are included on the label.

Pours a dull yellow-copper with a thin off-white cap atop. Head retention is good - ~8 minutes. Obviously filtered; clear, clean, transparent/translucent.

AROMA: Corn adjunct, 6-row, generic malty sweetness. No hoppy notes - not even grassiness. Very generic, evoking a drinkable simple brew with no off-flavours. Inoffensive.

Aromatic intensity is mild.

TASTE: Matches the aroma. On the sweet side, but though it's imbalanced it isn't cloying or undrinkable, and I like that it doesn't have any overt off-flavours. Still, some graininess or grassy hop flavour would lend needed bitterness and give it some complexity. Very simple shallow fare as-is, but not bad by any stretch.

TEXTURE: Light to medium-bodied. Has too much heft and weight on the palate for a light lager, even flirting with a thick syrupy feel but not quite crossing the line. Unrefreshing. Smooth. Wet. Overcarbonated.

Not buttery or astringent or anything, but certainly far from ideal for the style.

OVERALL: I'd sooner stick to regional competitors in terms of budget light lagers (e.g. Genessee Light). This is drinkable and inoffensive, and it's tough to say anything more positive than that about it. Wouldn't be bad for pairing with spicy food (e.g. atomic wings) or something greasy like fried chicken, but it's by no means a stand-out brew and even amongst the usual suspect macrolagers available in the United States I don't think it's upper tier. Cheap swill that should be more refreshing than it is. Can't complain about the price by New York standards, I guess.

D+ (2.40) / NOT RECOMMENDED

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Photo of jpsizzls
2.11/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Photo of StormAles
2.19/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of choll
2.94/5  rDev +60.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Went down like water. Drink and enjoy.

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Photo of armock
2.75/5  rDev +50.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of DeanAmbrose
2.46/5  rDev +34.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

16 ounce pint can purchased from a local convenience store for $1.08 Drunk straight from the can. Golden yellow with no detectable aroma. Tasted like a typical mass produced beer. No after taste what so ever. Went down smooth but a little watery which was to be expected. Over all not bad for what it is. I don't know why people rag on this beer. I'm not normally an Anhauser-Bush drinker but I made the rare exception for this one. The low alcohol content leaves you a little buzzed but not drunk. I would drink this again and reach for it over Bud.

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Photo of Spoda1983
1.5/5  rDev -18%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of petersonnic
3.69/5  rDev +101.6%
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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Photo of poisoneddwarf
1.3/5  rDev -29%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

Photo of life_is_good
2.28/5  rDev +24.6%
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 Julian_Hayden
2/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of NickFry9
1.1/5  rDev -39.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of Jlabs
1.32/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Photo of Stinkypuss
1.8/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Pours a shade towards gold but nearly clear. Smells faintly of stale, cheap grains.
The flavor has very little malt and some corn that combine for a subpar drinking experience. Faint stewed hop flavor, corn, generic sweetness, with a very slight tang and bitterness from the hops.
Light, watery body with fizzy carbonation that does well to mask some of the flavor.
Overall, this is just more working man's cheap beer. Not very good at all.

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Photo of caburdette51
1/5  rDev -45.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of jkblr
1.99/5  rDev +8.7%
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 Rollmeaway2loadout
2.66/5  rDev +45.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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Beer rating: 2.2% out of 100 with 1,597 ratings
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