Bud Light Orange | Anheuser-Busch

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2.77/5
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98 Ratings
Bud Light OrangeBud Light Orange
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Anheuser-Busch
Missouri, United States
anheuser-busch.com

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed with real orange peels for a clean and crisp taste that highlights natural citrus flavors.

Added by woodychandler on 03-15-2018

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Ranking:
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Reviews:
38
Ratings:
98
pDev:
29.24%
 
 
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Photo of redsoxjim
4.32/5  rDev +56%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of dirtyharry2489
3.02/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

Photo of LarrysDeerGut
2.54/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of tgdavis
1.98/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of huthuty
2.07/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

twist off top, classy. pours golden with a mild head that quickly dissipates, good carbonation
smell is, in classic bud fashion, of a rotten version of what its supposed to be. in this case it smells like rotting orange soda
taste is extremely sweet with the mentioned-on-the-label orange peel very detectable adding a bitter quality. i love mixed flavors usualy but this one simply doesnt work, its like someone put orange peel essential oil in sprite, which may sound good, but its not, i had to chug it to avoid tasting it more than three times

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Photo of Ricochet
3.22/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

L: Very light yellow. No head and slight lace, Soda like carbs.
S: As advertised. Orange peel, not a fake orange "baby aspirin". Maybe a little on the sweet "pop" style.
F: Creamy at the start. Watery swallow. No bitter to speak of other than a bit from the flavor added.
T: Okay. Baby aspirin it does have. It's got the grainy aftertaste of cheap adjunct beers but the sweet dryness from the orange keeps that under control well enough. I do get the bit of bitter from the peel and the artificial of orange soda.
O: Actually, I'd prefer this to the lime version just for the stronger taste of the orange overpowering the beer flavor under it. This isn't bad, it was worth a try. It came out better than I expected.

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Photo of jprudhomme7
2.75/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of GOBLIN
2.91/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of mbwalker
2.98/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Troy-Hawaii
2.71/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Bought a 6-pack bottles Don Quiojte $6.99
Smells like fresh oranges
Light clear golden color
Light mouthfeel
Medium carbonation
Tastes of orange, light malt flavors
Overall not bad. It's definitely not a craft beer, but it is refreshing and kind of like a palette cleanser after drinking heavier beers. I would drink this once in a great while.

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Photo of AngEo
2.88/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Dreynolds1808
2/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of hoosierhyphenate
2.54/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

lol. What is this? It tastes like orange soda after it’s been sitting in ice for a few minutes. It has flavor but beer isn’t one of them. I actually enjoyed it because I like orange soda and this delivers on that but before the first taste the expectation was obviously that it’d taste like beer which isn’t doesnt.

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Photo of M_chav
1.31/5  rDev -52.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.16/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Anheuser-Busch "Bud Light Orange"
12 fl. oz. clear glass bottle, coded "18163 WC0821"
$2 @ Giant, Havertown, PA

Notes via stream of consciousness: It's poured a crystal clear golden-orange body beneath a short head of bright white that simply faded away. It looks like a glass of soda pop. It also smells like an orange soda pop. It says it's "brewed with real orange peels" on the neck label but it also mentions "natural citrus flavors" on the body label and I'm assuming that's where most of it comes from. I guess it smells alright but it doesn't smell like beer. I can't remember, does Bud Light Lime smell like Sprite? I thought it was better than that. On to the flavor... it also tastes like orange soda, albeit it watered down. Apart from the fact that it's already been mixed and packaged I'm not sure why you wouldn't just take a can of orange soda and add some vodka to it instead. Of course this has less calories, and it's less sweet, you'd also have to have some plain seltzer on hand to mix this up so maybe that would be a hassle. So, OK, this doesn't look like beer as it doesn't have any head and doesn't leave any lace, and it doesn't smell or taste of malt or hops so it doesn't smell or taste like a beer either, and thus it's simply a "malternative". I guess that's alright if that's what you want but I'm not sure why the Bud Light moniker is on there unless it's just for name recognition. I don't really remember it too well as I haven't had one in some time but I do remember liking it more than this. As far as alternatives go, there are better examples out there.
Review# 6,160

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Photo of puboflyons
2.81/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

From the can stamped 18152-WA2208. Sampled on July 21, 2018.

The pour looks like a typical light lager with its golden-pale yellow color and foamy white head that fades to a ring.

The nose is immediately orange with a touch of citrus but a far lower bready, grainy malt profile. Smells flavored.

Light refreshing body. Crisp ending.

The taste is a bit over the top with the orange. Way too much orange and not enough citrusy, grainy sweet malts. Almost like an orange soft drink. Yes, there is a sweetness but it is orange all the way. Not something I'll have a second time.

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Photo of StArnoldFan
1.98/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Watered down orange. Really gross, couldn't finish a can.

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Photo of spinrsx
2.44/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

tastes like orange soda

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Photo of tone77
3.33/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 24 oz. can. Has a golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell has lots of oranges, little else. Taste is oranges, light malts, plenty of sugary sweetness. Feels light bodied in the mouth with high carbonation and overall is a very refreshing and decent beer at this price point.

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Photo of APH
2.57/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of dpgoblejr
3.68/5  rDev +32.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zyzz
1.75/5  rDev -36.8%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of COBEERHUNTER
1.25/5  rDev -54.9%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Photo of TooGood
3.38/5  rDev +22%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Keith27614
2.84/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 1 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

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Bud Light Orange from Anheuser-Busch
Beer rating: 2.77 out of 5 with 98 ratings