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
Ratings:
1,587
Reviews:
401
Avg:
1.96
pDev:
36.73%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
292
For Trade:
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Photo of Timc32
2/5  rDev +2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Urk1127
1.44/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

Photo of MikeyTomorrow
1.02/5  rDev -48%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of cliff1066
1.94/5  rDev -1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of lombs
1.93/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.75

Photo of nickapvikes
1.62/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Photo of HopHunter19
1.93/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A - total piss color - clear straw with no head
S - grain, corn, bread, very light american earthy hops
T - same as smell, but slight bump for it going down like water
M - light light light, no alcohol to speak of, aftertaste is light grain
O - carbonated water. Exactly what is needed for.college beer pong.

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Photo of ahommell
1.39/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.25

Photo of Fabulous
2.74/5  rDev +39.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of vabeerguy
1.92/5  rDev -2%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

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

Photo of Djdumont
4.66/5  rDev +137.8%
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 Kkosh
5/5  rDev +155.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

take off your shoe pour this beer in there and let er eat. favorite beer to consume. Will continue to drink on a weekly basis

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Photo of porters4life
2.65/5  rDev +35.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of ER527
2.44/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

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

Photo of Sam_The_Elder
2.33/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Holderness
2.05/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

L -- Drank out of 12oz can
S -- mild corn, grains
T -- corn, carbonated water
F -- fairly robust for a light lager, but still has that watery finish
O -- meh

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Photo of duvel1979
1/5  rDev -49%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of nausicaa-taos
5/5  rDev +155.1%
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 moodyxc9
2.08/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Photo of mattsucks
1.51/5  rDev -23%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of Jamnt0ast
3.83/5  rDev +95.4%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I don't care what people say. Busch light is the king of light beer. It's light beer. You don't pay a premium for it, so buy the best that is bargain priced. It also happens to have more flavor than its big brother Bud Light. A great beer for watching the game or having some hot dogs in the back yard. A+ for the style.

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Photo of Superheatnsubcool
1.12/5  rDev -42.9%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

Photo of matthewlikesbeer
3.67/5  rDev +87.2%
look: 1 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Busch. I used to despise light beers (but I became a heavy drinker in time). I really love a good beer, but you just can't drink them all day without passing out (which might be a good thing, at home on the couch). I wouldn't normally be attracted to the bottom end of light beers, like Natty and Keystone, but Busch is respectable. I like the mountains on the can. Busch is pretty hard to drink though, it's too thick and you'll gag, so I opted for Busch Light instead of Miller Lite (which has some malt character) and saved some pennies and got more cans (instead of bottles). The new BL is in town, and it's a lot better than the old one. Light body, inoffensive flavor, smells like booze, bubbly, and definitely drink one cold!

Hmm, I thought I bought the light version and it's actually the regular one. And that's fine with me!

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Busch Light from Anheuser-Busch
1.96 out of 5 based on 1,587 ratings.
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