Bud Light Radler | Anheuser-Busch

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Bud Light RadlerBud Light Radler

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Missouri, United States

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 2.40%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by mrcasual on 04-14-2017

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Ratings: 11 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of buschbeer
3.73/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

473 mL can
Served in a teku glass

This beverage pours a hazy yellow hue. It is topped with an inch of off white head that disappears quickly and leaves no lacing.

It has a big grapefruit aroma. At least is doesn't smell overly sweet like a lot of these grapefruit infusions that are not IPAs. It smells more tart and bitter.

It tastes like carbonated grapefruit juice. I like that it is not a sugar bomb. The bitterness of the grapefruit comes through.

Thin and highly carbonated mouthfeel

I'm not gonna lie. I find this thing very refreshing on a 90 degree day. I like the fact that it is a little bitter and not super sweet like drinking a can of Squirt.

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Photo of kevofficiel
3.94/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bud Light Radler from Anheuser-Busch for about 3$

Look: Pale yellow golden.

Smell: Like the soda Fresca.

Taste: Grapefruit juice, with a little bit sugar on it. The sour is really minimal because of that taste of sugar.

Feel: a bitterness on the side of the tongue. Very light. medium carbonation, light to medium body, easy drinking.

So overall would I recommend it ? Absolutely, good beer overall, just don't look at the ingredient list, that will drop ur pants off.

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Photo of schopenhauerale
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of OneTuffPony
3.29/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Can: Poured an opaque pale yellow color beer with a medium foamy head with light retention and minimal lacing. Aroma of grapefruit juice with light residual sugar notes. Taste is pretty close to grapefruit juice with light residual sugar notes. Body is full with medium carbonation. Closer to grapefruit juice then beer but still work nicely on a hot summer day.

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Photo of cknoch
3.65/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of biboergosum
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

355ml can - thanks to an old friend for the hookup (heh) in indulging my far-reaching reviewing needs.

This beer pours a murky, pale golden yellow colour, with three fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and fizzy off-white head, which leaves zilch in the way of lace anywhere near the glass as it takes a surprising amount of time to fade away.

It smells of (sort of) fresh-squeezed white grapefruit juice, grapefruit pith, grapefruit rind, and sure, maybe a hint of watered (or is that 'grapefruited') down and generic cereal graininess. The taste is more grapefruit juice in all its morning glory, only slightly tainted by what I presume to be Bud Light (as they merely specify 'beer' as the first ingredient on the label), maybe a bit of chalky flintiness, and yeah, pretty much nothing else.

The carbonation is adequate in its soda-adjacent frothiness, the body a decent medium weight, and mostly smooth, as the citrusy essences do well to restrain their natural bitterness (unlike some people I know). It finishes off-dry, with perhaps a touch of indistinct graininess helping all that grapefruit juice validate its current career path.

Overall, I can't say that I don't like this, in the same manner that I can't aver that grapefruit juice isn't grand as a daybreak picker-upper (I'm not a coffee guy) - and I guess that I don't have to say why. What I don't like is all the additives and stabilizers found in this offering that are absent in my local grocery store's juice aisle, not to mention the paltry ABV, which I suppose is standard, and certainly made for a pleasant 'hair of the dog' experience recently, I must say.

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Photo of jcubz
3.51/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ConnorG
3.62/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of toddsschneider
3/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of thehyperduck
3.6/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Tallboy from TBS; dated Mar 9 2016 and served well chilled. Reviewed on my phone.

Pours a muddy pale straw-yellow colour, capped with one finger of dish-soapy foam that dissipates over the course of the next several minutes. A thin collar remains, but not much else. White grape sugar and grapefruit juice are the only things I can pull out of the aroma. Smells juicy.

Surprisingly serviceable, and not exactly a bad radler. Quite citric and acidic, with grapefruit juice and pithy bitterness overlapping with some sugary grape and OJ sweetness. Light bodied and refreshing, with moderate carbonation levels comparable to those of a grapefruit soda. Somewhat crisp, and ridiculously easy to gulp back.

Final Grade: 3.6, a B. I would much rather drink this than Bud Light itself. It mostly just tastes like grapefruit juice - in fact, that's probably why I like this more than the original: it actually tastes like something. Not like a beer, of course - but as far as radlers are concerned, that's par for the course. Decent enough to repeat, particularly on hot summer days, though still not my first choice in the category.

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Bud Light Radler from Anheuser-Busch
Beer rating: 3.55 out of 5 with 11 ratings