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
Ranking:
#46,660
Reviews:
414
Ratings:
1,636
pDev:
39.46%
Bros Score:
1.59
 
 
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13
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Ratings: 1,636 |  Reviews: 414
Photo of choll
3.09/5  rDev +67%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Went down like water. Drink and enjoy.

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Photo of armock
2.75/5  rDev +48.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of DeanAmbrose
2.46/5  rDev +33%
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 -18.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of petersonnic
3.69/5  rDev +99.5%
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 -29.7%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

Photo of life_is_good
2.28/5  rDev +23.2%
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 +8.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of NickFry9
1.1/5  rDev -40.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of Jlabs
1.32/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Photo of Stinkypuss
1.8/5  rDev -2.7%
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 -45.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of jkblr
1.99/5  rDev +7.6%
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 +43.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of daliandragon
2.27/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

I have been on a macro kick and this one has fond memories from two plus decades ago. I have a close buddy I used to drink this with and he still swears by it.

Looks like super pale ginger ale,, but comparatively flat. Almost no nose, even for light beer. Delivers muted malt and a whiff of hops. It is quaff-able and very cheap. Sometimes you can go home. You want to pound, it's not too bad.

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Photo of SaisonRichBiere
1.25/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Photo of 94rocker1
3.1/5  rDev +67.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of chriswjr
1.6/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of jeffreyhill021
1.82/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Photo of ThugNicka
5/5  rDev +170.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

dis ber is sweg as hack

it good

beer flavor

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Photo of LWagoner
2.83/5  rDev +53%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of nater919
1.04/5  rDev -43.8%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1

Photo of BeerBeast
2.32/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of CobraDC23
1.28/5  rDev -30.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Photo of Timc32
2/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Busch Light from Anheuser-Busch
Beer rating: 1.85 out of 5 with 1,636 ratings