Bud Light Orange
Anheuser-Busch

Bud Light OrangeBud Light Orange
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From:
Anheuser-Busch
 
Missouri, United States
Style:
Light Lager
Ranked #89
ABV:
4.2%
Score:
66
Ranked #30,404
Avg:
2.77 | pDev: 32.85%
Reviews:
71
Ratings:
115
Status:
Active
Rated:
Aug 30, 2022
Added:
Mar 15, 2018
Wants:
  1
Gots:
  48
SCORE
66
Poor
Bud Light OrangeBud Light Orange
Notes: Brewed with real orange peels for a clean and crisp taste that highlights natural citrus flavors.
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Reviewed by IvoryBilledWoodpecker from Florida

3.31/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3
Short head, completely gone in an instant, zero lacing. Orange color is not too extreme or off-putting. Sweet smell, like an orange soda but also reminiscent of a cleaner. Quite bland taste actually, orange flavor is pretty light. Some malt that quickly mellows out into a weird kind of papery flavor. Low carbonation is nice, finish is very short and watery. Would rather not drink.
Aug 30, 2022
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Reviewed by Billbug

1.74/5  rDev -37.2%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.75
Had a rough day at work and the only brew in my fridge was leftover Bud Light Orange my wife forced me to buy for her while on vacation. Pours a nice tropical neon Orange color with the scent of cheap (fake) dollar store Orange juice. Well carbonated and very sweet fake Orange taste . Maybe the worst "beer" I have had in many years. I would be forced into sobriety if this were the only beer left in the world...luckily it isn't.
Aug 01, 2022
 
Rated: 3.09 by Lukass from Ohio

May 16, 2022
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Rated by Beast23

5/5  rDev +80.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
I am on a huge weight loss journey.
So to drink bud orange is very refreshing in 86 degrees.
May 06, 2022
 
Rated: 4.75 by Spencer96 from Ohio

Feb 16, 2022
 
Rated: 5 by Dalkri from Massachusetts

Jan 20, 2022
 
Rated: 2.97 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Dec 03, 2021
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Rated by lflotron from Florida

2.33/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.75
Had to dump it out. The orange taste is WAY to strong.
Sep 10, 2021
 
Rated: 2.75 by freewill35 from Indiana

Jul 24, 2021
 
Rated: 2.83 by kuhndog from New York

May 31, 2021
 
Rated: 1 by BEZMEZ

May 29, 2021
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Reviewed by 57md from Pennsylvania

1.89/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2
I've previously sampled Bud Light Lime,, so I expected pretty much the same from this but with a different fake flavor additive. My expectations seemed right on - the sweet artificial orange definitely makes this watery mess easier to drink.
Apr 25, 2021
 
Rated: 2 by Dizzy242 from Massachusetts

Apr 23, 2021
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Reviewed by gandres from Philippines

2.77/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
Saturday, September 22, 2018 6:03 PM
Bottle poured to wine glass
Sight: Light yellow head, a lot of lacing
Smell: fruity, smells like orange juice
Taste: sweet. But watery
Feel: carbonated
Overall: fair beer
Apr 13, 2021
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Reviewed by md3kcn from North Carolina

1.34/5  rDev -51.6%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5
Poured in a red Solo cup. Bought from a Bud Light variety pack of 12 cans.

L - Light amber. Head is almost non-existent, but a very pale amber in color.
S - Very strong orange peel scent. Almost smells artificial, like orange candy flavoring. Very sweet-smelling.
T - Notes of sweet corn for the first tongue-dip. Soon after, all you can taste is candied orange peels. No complexity at all. Leaves with a very tart note, not far off from tangerines. That being said, I don't hate it.
F - Despite very little head, it's extremely carbonated. Doesn't leave any lasting impressions.
O - If ranked as a beer overall, it's terrible. Ranked within the "party beer" category however, it's in my top ten. It's easy to drink, I felt no buzz (4.2% will do that for you), and I didn't feel "full" after a can. If you don't like most beer, or are just getting started, or think that Blue Moon isn't "sweet" enough, this is the beer for you.
Feb 07, 2021
 
Rated: 3.02 by GRhoads from Ohio

Jan 30, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by Anacross from Oregon

Nov 21, 2020
 
Rated: 2.43 by ItsYaBoyCreamy from Connecticut

Nov 09, 2020
 
Rated: 1.03 by Quadethebeerman from Canada (MB)

Oct 25, 2020
 
Rated: 3 by paulish from New York

Sep 17, 2020
 
Rated: 3 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

Aug 16, 2020
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Reviewed by mooseisloose from Florida

3.09/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
Picked up in a twelver with lemonade and lime. Popping the top I get mandarin and triplesec. Taste is not sweet but a nice fresh squeezed mandarin with a bit of tart chewiness at the end. Great for blistering heat. For what it is it is good.
Aug 13, 2020
 
Rated: 2.37 by aklavall from Canada (AB)

Aug 07, 2020
 
Rated: 3.24 by mamaraza from Texas

Jul 30, 2020
 
Rated: 2.93 by Roejogan from Canada (BC)

Jul 20, 2020
 
Rated: 2.75 by Velivolus1 from Vermont

Jul 19, 2020
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Reviewed by Dingbat88 from Louisiana

3.97/5  rDev +43.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Overall not bad. Definitely better than a lot of other Bud products. It's a good and not overbearing flavor that is enjoyable in adequate amounts. Not something you drink heavily but a few are fun.
Jul 17, 2020
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Reviewed by Ienjoymostbeers from Vermont

5/5  rDev +80.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Look: Hints of orangy like color.

Smell: like oranges

Tatse: can taste the strong orange flavor. Cant really taste the alchool which i rather have a slight alchoool taste. But i over loked it beacsue i still liked the flavor.

Feel: not bad

Overall: decent beer
Jul 14, 2020
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Reviewed by Tishmal from Washington

5/5  rDev +80.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Sad to see so many hate this beer. I myself love a great IPA but after working out, I'm looking for something fresh and with a great taste and this is it. I love it. I hope it's not limited and that it sells everywhere. So many beers taste the same and this one stands out with refreshing change.
Jul 08, 2020
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Rated by Scoopdogg_ from Pennsylvania

3.7/5  rDev +33.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
It's not bad. It's actually pretty good but there are better beers
Jun 16, 2020
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Reviewed by 1009 from Massachusetts

2.79/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75
Immediately, a beer snob may write off this mass produced light citrus flavored beer, but at 1009 we do it all and boy did we have fun with this. Not every beer is or needs to be prestigious. This citrus smelling light beer soothes the nose and follows up with an Orange flavor that is reminiscent of the days drinking Sunny D. A great summer option with a tropical looking color that refreshes with each sip. Although after a few you start to get that Bud Light taste in your mouth. A nice treat once in a while.
Jun 16, 2020
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Rated by Kenny_Gage2 from Missouri

1.7/5  rDev -38.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1
Honetly just tastes like an orange. I wouldn't reccomend anyone give it the slightest thought. Pretty nasty.
Jun 12, 2020
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Reviewed by ScaryEd from New Hampshire

1.73/5  rDev -37.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75
The one good thing I'll say about this abomination, is that the orange flavor seems pretty authentic. It's just that it tastes like someone squeezed 4,877 oranges into a single can of Bud Light.

It looks great. Smells like orange soda, and tastes like orange butt juice.

I don't mind the occasional Bud Light; it's an inoffensive AAL. But this is offensive as hell. Too much orange, not enough beer. Gross.
May 26, 2020
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Rated by Dillonpc from New Hampshire

1.78/5  rDev -35.7%
look: 1 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.25
Dont
May 17, 2020
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Reviewed by biboergosum from Canada (AB)

2.8/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
473ml can - the Alberta Beer Awards are on (virtually, of course) as I write this, so, in honour of them, I am having an Alberta-made brew. I wish that I was joking.

This beer pours a clear, rather pale golden yellow colour, with three fingers of puffy, finely foamy, and yet fizzy bone-white head, which leaves absolutely nothing in the way of lace near the glass as it quickly evaporates.

It smells of bready and grainy cereal malt, orange candy 'flavouring', plain Pez candies (I know that I'm being repetitive, so sue me), and then, wait for it, nothing! The taste is gritty and crackery pale malt, orange Corn Pops (is that a thing?), generic rocket candy, and yeah, pretty much still nada after that.

The carbonation is adequate in its palate-coddling frothiness, the body a so-so medium weight, and committee-mandated smooth, with nothing existing here that might get in the way of a good ol' time, y'hear? It finishes off-dry, the neutered orange soda experience complete.

Overall - yep, this is exactly as promised (wait, what were we promised here again? Whatever), a simple, frooty offering, where the best thing I can say about it, is that I kind of like the orange-coloured pull tab. I hope (sort of) that somebody got paid to come up with that oh so novel idea. Anyways, come on Pink Moon, I'm waiting!
Apr 08, 2020
 
Rated: 2.92 by markallmon from Tennessee

Feb 07, 2020
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Reviewed by bubseymour from Maryland

2.95/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
At first glance, it looks like a respectable pilsner/AAL, nice head etc. Aroma is pure toxic artificial orange. Horrendous and very potent as well. Taste is light and tolerable. Needs more crispness. It's drinkable to some degree but the aroma is just too much of a turnoff.

I'm drainpouring the rest.

Backstory: I helped my son clean out his apartment from college after graduation and he had a few of these left in his mini-fridge. He said "dad these are really bad beers, just throw them out". I said no, I need to "tick one" on Beer Advocate. So mission accomplished. Hope you enjoyed the read.
Dec 19, 2019
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Rated by GingerFinn from Canada (ON)

1.15/5  rDev -58.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
Tasted like bad perfume, nauseating, and I actually like regular Bud Light. Super disappointed.
Nov 23, 2019
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Rated by DrCheeseman

4.94/5  rDev +78.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
The Bud Knight has blessed his people with an elixir crafted by the Gods.
Nov 17, 2019
 
Rated: 2.56 by khargro2 from Tennessee

Oct 29, 2019
Bud Light Orange from Anheuser-Busch
Beer rating: 66 out of 100 with 186 ratings