Bud Light Apple
Anheuser-Busch

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From:
Anheuser-Busch
 
Missouri, United States
Style:
Fruit and Field Beer
Ranked #484
ABV:
4%
Score:
67
Ranked #30,505
Avg:
2.64 | pDev: 25.76%
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
22
Status:
Active
Rated:
Mar 24, 2021
Added:
Apr 25, 2015
Wants:
  7
Gots:
  9
SCORE
67
Poor
Bud Light AppleBud Light Apple
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Rated: 2 by Scott17Taylor from Iowa

Mar 24, 2021
 
Rated: 1.32 by Quadethebeerman from Canada (MB)

Oct 25, 2020
 
Rated: 2.84 by aklavall from Canada (AB)

Aug 07, 2020
 
Rated: 3.22 by Zaphog from Michigan

Jul 18, 2020
 
Rated: 2 by BEER88 from Washington

May 25, 2020
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Reviewed by LocalBeerGuy from Canada (SK)

3.24/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
crisp and dry does not taste like apple cider taste more light beer with apples in it. not fan of Aneuser-Busch beers but found it in my bag someone must put in my bag.
Mar 09, 2020
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Reviewed by Phyl21ca from Canada (QC)

1.53/5  rDev -42%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5
Can: Poured a light golden color lager with a medium foamy head with limited retention and no lacing. Aroma of fake apple notes with some adjunct notes also perceptible. Taste is also a mix of sweet adjunct notes with apple syrupy notes and bland aftertaste. Body is about average with good level of carbonation. Closer to Breezer then actual beer.
Jul 16, 2019
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Reviewed by buschbeer from Ohio

3.46/5  rDev +31.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25
473 ml can
Served in a Bud Light pint glass

This beverage pours a brilliant golden color. It is topped with an inch of fleeting white head that leaves no lacing.

The smell is sweet apple all day long. I get a biscuit aroma after a bit. It kind of smells like an apple dumpling.

The taste is sweet apple up front. The finish is somewhat dry.

Thin mouthfeel

It is not as sweet as Redd's. It reminds me of a cider more than a beer.
Jun 30, 2018
 
Rated: 2.75 by DbbC from Illinois

Feb 26, 2018
 
Rated: 3 by paulish from New York

Jul 10, 2017
 
Rated: 2.76 by MallardDrake from Canada (NL)

Mar 05, 2017
 
Rated: 3.43 by StevenMilligan from Florida

Feb 27, 2017
 
Rated: 3.81 by SportsGuy33 from Canada (ON)

Jun 30, 2016
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Reviewed by Rock_Glenn from New York

2.36/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25
Is this real life? My neighbor brought me one of these from Georgia, and it's drinkable. The Apple flavoring tastes neither fake or overpowering but succeeds in covering up the usual bud light taste. I'm not rushing out of state to buy one, but I wouldn't turn it down at a party.
Jun 01, 2016
 
Rated: 2.32 by JordanlikesAles from Georgia

May 01, 2016
 
Rated: 2.01 by tyronegangsta from Canada (ON)

Apr 02, 2016
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Reviewed by tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.27/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a very pale yellow color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is strong of apple juice. Taste is apples, some grains, a light tartness, surprisingly not much sweetness. Feels light in the mouth and overall, while I won't be needing another, it isn't that bad of a beer.
Mar 02, 2016
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Rated by TLogan from Ohio

3.88/5  rDev +47%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
I'm not generally a light beer or a fruit beer drinker. This beer tastes pretty natural and makes me feel like I'm drinking a red delicious apple.
Feb 06, 2016
 
Rated: 1.87 by ajdemma from New York

Jan 29, 2016
 
Rated: 2.75 by fortyfield from Canada (ON)

Jan 20, 2016
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Reviewed by mynie from Maryland

2.87/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Well, fuck... this is where my life is at right now.

Pours beer-like. There's fizz. Looks more like beer than a typical cider.

Tastes... like apple juice. Not like a well-made hard cider, nor like an unnecessarily sweet American hard cider, but also not like beer. Just like a very, very light beer with some mild apple flavoring added, and my cider pallet isn't developed enough for me to say whether it's natural or artificial.

It's not bad, really. Unlike Redd's Apple Ale, this doesn't have a horrendous aroma that weighs down an otherwise drinkable alcopop. I will never understand where BA draws the line between malternative and beer, and if this counts as beer I think Zima probably should as well, but for what it is it's really surprisingly okay.
Jan 17, 2016
 
Rated: 1.86 by Beertao from Georgia

Jan 12, 2016
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Reviewed by Danny_Brewstein from Georgia

2.56/5  rDev -3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5
Super pale yellow color.
Nose of artificial candy apple.
Tastes like a cheap cider, can't taste the bud light base at all.
Ciderery mouthfeel.
You could get wrecked on these, but the hang over would probably kill you.
Jan 09, 2016
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Reviewed by ordybill from Georgia

3.36/5  rDev +27.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a a clear, pale golden straw color, with a medium sized white head. The aroma is full of apple concentrate and grain. The taste is a sweet apple juice and beer mix. It is not bad, bed better than their Bud Light Lime.
Dec 21, 2015
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Reviewed by Zach136 from Georgia

3.31/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Sales rep brought it. Tickers gonna tick.

Clear piss water appearance, smells like green apple and cotton cigarette filters. Actually doesn't taste that bad as a drier cider alternative. But the finish is almost as bad as the aroma.
Nov 10, 2015
 
Rated: 3.15 by MJ63 from Canada (ON)

Oct 06, 2015
 
Rated: 2.29 by CurtisD from Canada (NB)

Oct 01, 2015
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Reviewed by Raime from Korea (North)

2.95/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Bud Light Apple.

On a week long work trip to Canada, I found a tall boy of this in one of the convenience stores sitting right over the border through Detroit. Honestly didn't even know this stuff exists so I figured fuck it, let's give it a shot.

Look - Pours a typical see through golden with a frothy white head that brims to the top and overflows a bit on the pint glass. Carbonation appears to be about moderate and there is no lacing left to mention.

Smell - Initially hit by the usual adjunctyness that regular Bud Light is known for with a moderate grain bill and just a touch of apple peel. I usually pick up apple peel in some adjuncts anyway so..

Taste - The apple becomes more pronounced here though it is met oddly by the malt and makes it a bit weird tasting. Like imagine taking cardboard and wrapping it around an apple and taking a bite.

Feel - Body is sweet, watery and chock full of carbonation though not cloyingly sweet and easily drinkable.

Overall - It was easy drinking and didn't have much flavor to mention, like the original. Not too bad, But nothing worth going out of the way for as expected.
Sep 07, 2015
 
Rated: 2.19 by Cycle69 from Canada (ON)

Aug 21, 2015
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Reviewed by jcubz from Canada (SK)

1.1/5  rDev -58.3%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1
Tastes like watered down Bud Light (seriously) with green jolly rancher. One of just a few beers that I have dumped down the sink. I actually like bud light lime and apple flavored beers but this was just not drinkable... ugh
Aug 06, 2015
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Reviewed by kevofficiel from Canada (QC)

2.37/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25
Bud Light Apple from Labbat here in Canada

So the look of it. Yellow golden color. No head at all. Medium carbonation.

The smell of it: Apple. Very strong on the nose.Sweetness, and sour. Smell good tho.

The taste of it: Apple sour. This is completely different from the smell. Its just the corn and the apple doesn't mix well and the finish it's just a bad sour.

So overall would I recommend it ? Absolutely not ! Last time that I am drinking it ....
Jul 28, 2015
 
Rated: 1.75 by Pmicdee from Canada (ON)

Jul 23, 2015
 
Rated: 1.76 by Whatup14 from Canada (QC)

Jul 20, 2015
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Reviewed by Borbly from Canada ()

3.26/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
A: Considering it's a Bud Light Base, this at least looks like beer. Surprisingly thick, foamy head and straw-golden colouring.
S: Almost entirely cider. Would be excellent if this were a true cider, however, that is not the case.
T: Cider up front, then a lightly beery aftertaste on the end.
F: Enjoyable, carbonation is well balanced and aftertaste not too strong.
O: Might as well be Bud Light with apple juice mixed in. Was hoping for something a little more interesting from the combination of the two. That being said, it is still enjoyable, and a possible buy-again for me should I ever feel like indulging in a cider with less sweetness.
Jul 04, 2015
 
Rated: 3.25 by Socialiste from Canada (QC)

Jun 06, 2015
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Reviewed by Svingjo from Canada (BC)

2.85/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
Pours a crystal clear straw colour with a finger thick white head. The nose is apple juice, not even Apple cider but apple juice. There is almost a chemically concentrated sweet apple smell as I go to take a sip. Surprisingly it's not as sweet as I was expecting and I actually can taste some malt (crystal??) behind the apple. I don't think a hop has been within a kilometer of this though. The carbonation isn't overpowering like you usually get with this style of beverage. Recently I've had the opportunity to try both Madjack and Redd from the competition and this one toned down sweetness brings it forward. Still something about that chemical smell though.
May 23, 2015
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Reviewed by thehyperduck from Canada (ON)

2.88/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
Tallboy can picked up at TBS; packaged Apr 16 2015 and served ice cold.

Pours a bright golden-yellow colour - not unlike a glass of apple juice, although this beer is much more effervescent than that. At the surface, one finger of bone-white head is generated, proceeding to fizzle away over the next sixty seconds or so. A modest collar survives, but that's it. The aroma is overwhelmingly dominated by tart Granny Smith apples... smells like a Somersby crossed with a green Jolly Rancher.

This one pretty much tastes the same way it smells - green Jolly Rancher sweetness and Granny Smith apple tartness are the only facets of any real significance. It finishes with that dull, grainy corn husk flavour that is featured in most Bud Light products; just enough to convince me that I am drinking a beer, and not a mere malt beverage. Leaves a weird, green apple flavour behind on the palate; if it finished more cleanly (like a typical light beer) I'd be inclined to bump the score a little. Light-bodied; the carbonation is lively and fizzy, giving this beer a crisp, mostly refreshing mouthfeel.

Final Grade: 2.88, a C grade. Bud Light Apple delivers on all of its promises - that is to say, it's a light beer with apple flavouring, I guess. While I doubt I'll ever purchase this again, I will bestow upon it some faint praise by saying that I'd probably take this over regular Bud Light, as well as over Molson's Mad Jack Apple Lager - which is the closest competitor I can think of for this also-unnecessary product. The question for me remains the same - why would I want to drink any of these pseudo-beers when I could just go get some cider instead?
Apr 28, 2015
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Reviewed by biboergosum from Canada (AB)

2.84/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
355ml can - this might be another one of those Canada-only Bud products, as it is made at Labatt, their Inbev brewing kissing cousins.

This beer pours a clear, pale golden straw colour, with two fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and bubbly bone-white head, which leaves a few minor instances of sea plume lace around the glass as it quickly blows off.

It smells of reduced, yet sharp apple juice, a subtle pale graininess, a hint of nail polish remover, and faint earthy, untethered bitter notes. The taste is again dominated by the almost real boy seeming pressed apple fruitiness, with a still wan and gritty, um, sweetness, I guess, as this is Bud Light, after all, and a soft, cheap perfumed floral bitterness.

The carbonation is rather involved in its airy, mouth-expanding frothiness, the body on the light side, duh, that convincing fruity essence not really aiding and/or abetting here, but it's smooth enough. It finishes mostly sweet, the mushy apple persisting, because, well, there's much more of it than anything else in this offering.

Well, if Molson/Coors runs off of a cliff, then you can be certain that A-B/Inbev will only be a few aping steps behind. That said, I think I like this more than Mad Jack, which was more like a crappy cider, where Bud Light Apple is all apple, pretty much all the time, like you still tried to eat that slice of Wonderbread after having soaked it in Sun-Rype.
Apr 26, 2015
Bud Light Apple from Anheuser-Busch
Beer rating: 67 out of 100 with 38 ratings