Bud Light Lemon Tea
Anheuser-Busch

Bud Light Lemon TeaBud Light Lemon Tea
Write a Review
Beer Geek Stats: | Print Shelf Talker
Style:
Lager - Light
Ranked #161
ABV:
4.2%
Score:
68
Ranked #48,659
Avg:
2.7 | pDev: 39.26%
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
54
From:
Anheuser-Busch
 
Missouri, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  0
Gots
  7
SCORE
68
Poor
Bud Light Lemon TeaBud Light Lemon Tea
Notes: Lager brewed with real lemon peels and aged on tea leaves with natural flavors.
View: Beers
Reviews: 23 | Ratings: 54 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by ScaryEd:
Photo of ScaryEd
ScaryEd from New Hampshire

1.27/5  rDev -53%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.25

Is it possible to scream while drinking a "beer"? I'm asking for a friend. The friend is me.

This tastes like someone poured Arizona tea into a bottle of 7-Up and then added yeast and fermented it for 2 weeks.

Look, I don't mind beers like this every now and then. Hell, I quite like Bud Light Platinum. Even Bud Light Lime is tolerable. But this is just nasty. Too much lemon and tea, and not enough beer. It's closer to Mike's Hard Ice Tea than anything resembling a beer. Stay away.

Jun 30, 2020
More User Reviews:
Photo of freewill35
freewill35 from Indiana

2.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Jul 22, 2019
Photo of mmmbeer89
mmmbeer89 from New Mexico

2.51/5  rDev -7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Aug 07, 2019
Photo of zaraspook
zaraspook from Illinois

3.28/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Nov 19, 2019
Photo of blissfulNemo
blissfulNemo from Michigan

2.89/5  rDev +7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Sep 21, 2019
Photo of Elicoleman
Elicoleman from Colorado

3.25/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Jun 10, 2019
Photo of puboflyons
puboflyons from New Hampshire

3.21/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

From the 22 oz. can marked 19124-WA2256. Sampled on June 18, 2019.

This has the appearance of a straw yellow, bubbly and carbonated beer with a white foamy head that laces as it fades. But it does not fade entirely.

I happen to like ice tea and lemon and those esters power their way through in the aroma with a grainy breadiness and cleanliness behind that. Some floral notes. Surprised.

The mouthfeel is more light-medium than I expected and smooth overall.

The taste is sweet and iced-tea like with a lemon twist but at the same time I get the feint graininess of a light lager. Not bitter at the end but it is sweet. I was not expecting much but I got more than expected.

Jun 18, 2019
Photo of GIftofgod4u1
GIftofgod4u1 from Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev +29.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Oct 18, 2019
Photo of CJPerez86
CJPerez86 from Texas

1.19/5  rDev -55.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Ever wonder what the inside of a moon jump after kids have been jumping barefoot all day tastes like?!? This is the beer for you!!! This beer was so awful that it’s become my own personal mission to warn people about it. All these reviews on websites don’t allow you to comment about this beer and there is a reason for it. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY!!!

Apr 28, 2019
Photo of edwardyoung
edwardyoung from Alabama

1.54/5  rDev -43%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1.25

This beer is absolutely insulting. The reason I wanted to rate it is simply the taste. While swallowing it's only so bad--kinda unsurprisingly bad--but the aftertaste is a gauntlet of shame. 3 tastes you would expect and that do show up: a watery lager taste, a lemon taste, a black tea taste. The lager component is only about as bad as you would think (I regularly put up with this taste with bud light lime, which I ultimately like). The lemon taste is like chewing on a leatherface mask stitched together from only the black spots from thrown away lemon peels. The tea taste is sadly like unsweetened cheap black tea left in disrepair in a glass behind the rusty old commercial dishwasher in a dive restaurant. Do not bother with this swill. You will regret it.

Jun 13, 2019
Photo of Bear1964
Bear1964 from Nebraska

1.87/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Jul 10, 2019
Photo of kuhndog
kuhndog from New York

1.9/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Oct 07, 2019
Photo of Melovebeerbecaisritisgood
Melovebeerbecaisritisgood from Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +85.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Look
Very pale

Smell
Strong lemon tea smell mostly like tea though.

Taste
Just like lemon tea. Very good.

Feel
Smooth

Overall
Awesome beer

Feb 27, 2020
Photo of TheBigBoy
TheBigBoy from Pennsylvania

2.79/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Not working for me, tastes just like advertised.

Jul 06, 2019
Photo of Raime
Raime from Greenland

3.43/5  rDev +27%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Looks like a lemon tea. Tastes like a lemon tea. Fills a niche. Not too bad for a bud product.

Nov 25, 2019
Photo of Yeldarb92
Yeldarb92 from Ohio

2.71/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Jul 07, 2019
Photo of JKro
JKro from Florida

1.14/5  rDev -57.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Terrible. Tastes like I’m downing a bottle of perfume. Bought a six pack on sale for $3 off; wouldn’t pay a dollar for it again.

May 11, 2019
Photo of superspak
superspak from Michigan

4.02/5  rDev +48.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

25 ounce can into lager glass, canned on 4/19/2019. Pours crystal clear pale golden yellow color with a 1 finger dense white head with solid retention, that reduces to a minimal spotty lace cap that lingers. Minimal spotty lacing on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Good appearance. Aromas of lightly tart lemon juice, citrus zest/peels, black tea, honey, cracker, white bread, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance of lemon juice/peels, black tea, pale malts, and light earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of big lightly tart lemon juice, citrus zest/peels, black tea, honey, cracker, white bread, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Mild herbal, floral, grassy, spicy bitterness; and lemon tang/tartness on the finish. Lingering notes of tart lemon juice, citrus zest/peels, black tea, honey, cracker, white bread, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Great robustness balance of lemon juice/peels, black tea, pale malts, and light earthy hop flavors; with a nice malt/bitterness, and citrus tang/tartness balance; with zero astringent flavors after the finish. Very crisp/clean finishing. Perfectly clean on lager flavors, with no fruity/yeasty notes present. Moderate increasing dryness from lingering bitter/tang/tartness and carbonation. Medium-plus carbonation and light body; with a very smooth, moderately grainy, and fairly sticky/acidic/tangy mouthfeel that is fantastic. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.2%. Overall this is an excellent flavored light lager. All around great robustness balance of lemon juice/peels, black tea, pale malts, and light earthy hop flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink with the mildly bitter/tart/tangy/drying finish. Very flavorful and not watery for the ABV. Awesome balance between vibrant lemons, earthy tea, and clean pils malts; with solid earthy hop presence/balance. Zero residual sweetness with crisp dryness. A very enjoyable offering, and outstanding style example. One of the best light lagers I've had for sure. It achieved every thing it was supposed to be. Tastes exactly like lemon iced tea, going to be an amazing summer beer.

May 13, 2019
Photo of atlbravsrno1
atlbravsrno1 from Tennessee

2/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

May 11, 2019
Photo of JayKay412
JayKay412 from Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Nov 10, 2019
Photo of Suds
Suds from Missouri

1.9/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

From a tall, slim can, I really don’t know what to say. It is completely clear with a very slight white head. Effervescent. Strange aroma and taste...tea and lemon flavors. Not really much beer flavor at all.

Jul 29, 2019
Photo of Gordy1377
Gordy1377 from Maryland

1.03/5  rDev -61.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1

What were they thinking when they decided to release this beer! Created an account just so I could mention how bad this beer sucks! This beer sucks! Oh...
Taste... I was hit with, old rotten tea, (at least that's what I'd think rotten tea would taste like) too sweet, this is an insult to all lagers!
Smell... eh, not pleasing...
Look... yellow...
Feel... wet

Overall... sucks!

Jun 18, 2019
Photo of CT2558
CT2558 from Minnesota

2.22/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Tastes like the smell of a urinal cake. Will never purchase again.

Jun 05, 2019
Photo of NJRM
NJRM from New Jersey

3.88/5  rDev +43.7%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I signed up just to review this beer. After reading the negative reviews I honestly had to laugh! As a guy who generally enjoys high ABV Belgian tripels, I was not expecting this to be a high complexity craft brew. This is a delicious summer beer to be easily drunk in quantity. Tastes refreshing, throw them back and enjoy!

Jul 15, 2019
Photo of KaraJaworski
KaraJaworski from Virginia

4.58/5  rDev +69.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Look: Slightly unpleasant, almost neon-like. I drank from a 12oz bottle, so not sure about the head.
Smell: Surprisingly accurate. Strong notes of fresh brewed tea immediately hit your nose, followed by a touch of lemon.
Taste: Tea right off the bat. The lemon is somewhat faint but is the perfect amount. The hops jump in at random times (punny lol) but are present.
Feel: smooth, refreshing.
I genuinely enjoy this. The tea flavor is very prominent and bold. The lemon dances around gracefully and daintily. The after taste is also reminiscent of a fresh lemon tea. The sweetness could be just a tad too much for some, but not for me. This would be great at a summer barbecue or poolside where you want a sweet lemon tea and a beer.

Jun 25, 2019
Bud Light Lemon Tea from Anheuser-Busch
Beer rating: 68 out of 100 with 54 ratings