Bud Light Orange

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Missouri, United States
Lager - Light
Ranked #82
Ranked #30,738
2.77 | pDev: 32.85%
May 16, 2022
Mar 15, 2018
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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Ratings by basaywhat:
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2.52/5  rDev -9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5
by basaywhat from Illinois

25 oz can. Pours a clear golden color. Little to no head with no lacing. Nose is orange and corn. Taste is artificial orange, corn and citrus. Might not be too bad on a hot summer afternoon.

Mar 23, 2018
More User Ratings:
3.09 by Lukass from Ohio on May 16, 2022
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5/5  rDev +80.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by Beast23

I am on a huge weight loss journey.
So to drink bud orange is very refreshing in 86 degrees.

May 06, 2022
4.75 by Spencer96 from Ohio on Feb 16, 2022
5 by Dalkri from Massachusetts on Jan 20, 2022
2.97 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Dec 03, 2021
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2.33/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.75
by lflotron from Florida

Had to dump it out. The orange taste is WAY to strong.

Sep 10, 2021
2.75 by freewill35 from Indiana on Jul 24, 2021
2.83 by kuhndog from New York on May 31, 2021
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1.89/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2
by 57md from Pennsylvania

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
2 by Dizzy242 from Massachusetts on Apr 23, 2021
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2.77/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
by gandres from Philippines

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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1.34/5  rDev -51.6%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5
by md3kcn from North Carolina

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
3.02 by GRhoads from Ohio on Jan 30, 2021
4 by Anacross from Oregon on Nov 21, 2020
2.43 by ItsYaBoyCreamy from Connecticut on Nov 09, 2020
1.03 by Quadethebeerman from Canada (MB) on Oct 25, 2020
3 by paulish from New York on Sep 17, 2020
3 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania on Aug 16, 2020
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3.09/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
by mooseisloose from Florida

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
2.37 by aklavall from Canada (AB) on Aug 07, 2020
3.24 by mamaraza from Texas on Jul 30, 2020
2.93 by Roejogan from Canada (BC) on Jul 20, 2020
2.75 by Velivolus1 from Vermont on Jul 19, 2020
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3.97/5  rDev +43.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
by Dingbat88 from Louisiana

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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5/5  rDev +80.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by Ienjoymostbeers from Vermont

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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5/5  rDev +80.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by Tishmal from Washington

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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3.7/5  rDev +33.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Scoopdogg_ from Pennsylvania

It's not bad. It's actually pretty good but there are better beers

Jun 16, 2020
Photo of 1009
2.79/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75
by 1009 from Massachusetts

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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1.7/5  rDev -38.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1
by Kenny_Gage2 from Missouri

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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1.73/5  rDev -37.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75
by ScaryEd from New Hampshire

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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1.78/5  rDev -35.7%
look: 1 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.25
by Dillonpc from New Hampshire


May 17, 2020
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2.8/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
by biboergosum from Canada (AB)

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
2.92 by markallmon from Tennessee on Feb 07, 2020
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2.95/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
by bubseymour from Maryland

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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1.15/5  rDev -58.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
by GingerFinn from Canada (ON)

Tasted like bad perfume, nauseating, and I actually like regular Bud Light. Super disappointed.

Nov 23, 2019
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4.94/5  rDev +78.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
by DrCheeseman

The Bud Knight has blessed his people with an elixir crafted by the Gods.

Nov 17, 2019
2.56 by khargro2 from Tennessee on Oct 29, 2019
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2.5/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
by Foyle from North Carolina

Poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass. A thin white head drops quickly in the pale straw beer. Aroma of orange. Mouthfeel is light and watery. Flavor is dominated by orange sweetness with a bit of malt in the background. Overall: not terrible, but does not taste like beer. Of course, that is probably the point with a product like this.

Oct 19, 2019
Bud Light Orange from Anheuser-Busch
Beer rating: 66 out of 100 with 184 ratings