Bud Light Lime
Anheuser-Busch

Bud Light LimeBud Light Lime
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Style:
Lager - Light
Ranked #255
ABV:
4.2%
Score:
53
Ranked #51,136
Avg:
2.14 | pDev: 37.38%
Reviews:
593
Ratings:
2,702
From:
Anheuser-Busch
 
Missouri, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  17
Gots
  779
SCORE
53
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Bud Light LimeBud Light Lime
Notes: Bud Light Lime is brewed using a combination of barley malts, non-malted cereal grains, subtle hopping and natural lime flavor.
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jimmah120 from Minnesota

2.3/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

12oz clear glass bottle - review from notes

Drank out the bottle, but I can see it's p*ss yellow and not very foamy despite how carbonated it is. It just tastes like bud lite but with a tiny bit of phony lime. No reason to get this, really

Just buy a real lime and squirt it into regular bud lite

Jul 31, 2021
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gandres from Philippines

2.48/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottle poured to pint glass very cold beer Appearance: Light yellow head, a lot of lacing Aroma: scent smell of malt, nothing else Taste: not really great Mouth feel: very carbonated Overall: good beer for the hot weather, specially camping outdoors, nothing special

Apr 13, 2021
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md3kcn from Ohio

1.56/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

Poured from a 12oz can into a red Solo cup. Purchased as a 12-pack variety pack from Wal-Mart for $11.99.

L - Goldenrod. Quickly dissolving one-finger pale white head.
S - Lime peel, barley, and for some odd reason, Skittles. Brings memories of summer.
T - Very heavy lime flavor, minus the tartness. Hints of grass. Very mild hop bite - enough to somewhat balance the presence of basic malt flavor.
F - Carbonation is definitely there, but almost not noticeable (unless you drink multiple cans). Very smooth, crisp, and refreshing.
O - For what it is, it's pretty solid. Definitely something you'd only drink with friends. Memories of summer parties, fishing, and beachside bonfires come to mind the second I smelled this. The taste was surprisingly not bad, but I wish it had more body to it (I know, it's pretty demanding to ask that for a "light" beer, but it's worth noting). Overall, it's a damn good replacement if you didn't want to drink a Mtn. Dew for whatever reason.

Feb 10, 2021
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Danzifer from Ohio

2.77/5  rDev +29.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

It's Bud Light... with lime. Not exactly what you call top notch stuff but it's not so bad. People just like to give it bad reviews cause it's Bud Light. These people have obviously never drank Milwaukee's Best...

Jan 27, 2021
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NDVikings from North Dakota

3.24/5  rDev +51.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I’m rating it for what it is, not for what it’s like compared to other beers. Does it taste like a regular macro light beer mixed with Fruit Loop? You bet! Are there better or more flavorful beers. Sure! This is singularly the best, most refreshing summer beer ever to have existed. I’m a self proclaimed beer snob, but man do I love this beer from June-August!

Dec 23, 2020
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KLHBB from Colorado

3.11/5  rDev +45.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a glass, the color of tarnished gold. No discernable smell, tastes of lime. Feel is light and refreshing. My brother in law keeps these around as an "appetizer" beer (before hitting the grander stuff) or a week day beer. Yes, it's good for both.

Sep 10, 2020
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Dingbat88 from Louisiana

3.89/5  rDev +81.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Far better than its plain Jane cousin. You can actually enjoy drinking these for a night. Overall decent look and good taste. Definitely one of the best Bud products.

Jul 17, 2020
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BUDLIGHTLIMEFAN420 from Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +133.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A beer crafted by God herself. Perfect on a hot summer day, or heated up for a delicious winter treat. The lime flavor soothes the senses while not being too overpowering. 11/10, would drink every day if my wife would allow me.

Jul 09, 2020
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Act25 from New Jersey

2.28/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Ok to skip this, but it's what my sibs serve on summer vacation, if only I could blend it with a Centennial IPA.
a) Flattish after a foamy initial pour, just piss yellow with scant bubbles after a min.
s) Grain and medicine cabinet, some cleaner?
t) Fine, fresh, grainy mass, with lime - legit.
f) Thin.
o) Why?

Jul 06, 2020
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Foyle from North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Served from 25 oz can in pint glass. Pours a 1" white head that falls quickly with a hint of lacing. Color is pale straw, abundant carbonation. Aroma is lime and lime zest, some grain. Mouthfeel is almost identical to a soda. Flavor is somewhat like Sprite but without any bite to it. Overall: it is OK on a hot day but it is too sweet for having more than one.

Jul 06, 2020
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Emichaelbray from Pennsylvania

2.85/5  rDev +33.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

I want to trash this garbage but it’s hard. I am conflicted. Of course if you have money and, like most BA users, appreciate good beer, this is beneath your contempt. But if you are broke or don’t want to spend $20+ on a 12 pack, maybe this is for you. It looks like shit, kinda artificial straw. Smells like you squeezed a lime in trash light AAL. Tastes a bit better than all of that. Maybe a splash of Rose’s in awful light beer.
How could you quantify the feel, to the extent there is one, of this swill?
I don’t buy it. But, I will drink it when it’s around. I would prefer Miller Chill. Or chili, I forget.
It could be a lot worse.

Jul 05, 2020
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1009 from Massachusetts

3/5  rDev +40.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Summer is looking pretty different this year, but one thing that never changes is the people’s need for an economic and slammable citrus refreshment to keep the spirits in flight amid the blazing summer heat. After a long day under the sun there is nothing more revitalizing than cracking open a truly light and foamy brew that leaves the sincere taste of limes ringing with every sip. This drink can convert even the most skeptical of beer drinkers into enthusiasts over its flavorful and easy going demeanor. What BLL lacks in quality craft appeal (and, frankly, alcohol), it makes up in its ability to bring EVERYONE into the fold, whether you like seltzer, beer, or both — To us, that’s really pretty special.

Jul 03, 2020
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HighestBAC1015 from Nebraska

3.93/5  rDev +83.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.75

It’s a great year round beer lol I’m a chick so I hate to be a statistic but I like light beer and bud light just wasn’t cutting it plus I like that ZING ya get when you’re drinking em.

Jun 22, 2020
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Germsmasher from California

3/5  rDev +40.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I agree the previous reviewer ,no detectable alcohol kind of ruins it ,strong lime flavor is pleasent , add one oz of captain morgan SILVER rum and now its a delicious beer drink.

Oct 02, 2019
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Bouleboubier from New Jersey

3.84/5  rDev +79.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

(25.4 oz can, 19142 BK2246; purchased cold... poured into 28 oz mug)

L: crystal-clear (but not polished), pale yellow-gold liquid; white foam erupts then crumbles upon formation... little specks of lace; does maintain a thin collar

S: real-smelling fresh fleshy lime aroma, most dominant, with a surprising cereal malt sugary note punching out at the back, almost mildly toasty even... nice contrast in spite of fruit infusion... after a few moments, the scent takes on a car air freshener and/or bathroom cleaner bouquet

T: first sip: lime out the wazoo, malt buried but nonetheless certainly present at the bottom, weakly swelling in the finish and sort of hanging quietly in the aftertaste - still, a surprising degree of almost granola malt flavor... the malt keeps building, sip to sip... honestly tastes like regular Bud (or even Bud Ice?), lime-meat injected; doesn't quite taste 'light' to me

F: subtle prickle to the carbonation; strange slow flow and finish, almost a delicate, subtly plush viscosity; the lingering lime with the mellow alcohol seems to emit a phantom warmth... I'm sure it's a-ok ice cold, but barely cool, ain't too shabby

O: and the gap-filler, cheapo swill reviews continue... I'd sort of enjoyed Labatt Blue Light Lime not long ago, so I was marginally curious to see how this compared - I liked it more?!... I hate to say it, I finally just tried Grapefruit Sculpin for the first time the other day, and I almost prefer this - this tastes more like a (light) beer than GrSc tastes like an IPA - mildly shocked how 'balanced' BL Lime is (1451)

Aug 21, 2019
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SAUbrewcrew from Michigan

3.55/5  rDev +65.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

In my opinion the best brew on the bud light line and it is not close. Does not even taste like it should have bud in the name. This brew doesn’t do anything special at all. This brew is a light beer that should be drank on any warm summer day. Not overwhelmed with that typical AAL beer taste but that little bit of lime in the brew sure does go a long way.

Jul 29, 2019
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Parmesan from Colorado

2.66/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

L:. Pours a slightly hazy straw yellow with a quickly dissipating small white head and no lacing on the glass.

S:. Basically smells like lime and nothing else, a bit of tartness.

T:. Lime and a bit of tartness, fairly sweet.

F:. Light and crisp and easy drinking.

O:. This beer basically tastes like lime, if you like go for it, bit at least it is better than regular Bud Light.

Jun 24, 2019
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Spikester from Oregon

4/5  rDev +86.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear pale gold with two fingers of quickly vanishing white head. No lace.
Smell is lime and some malt.
Taste is lime malt
Mouthfeel is light with good carbonation. Finish light and balanced.
Overall a tasty Summer type beer.

May 12, 2019
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Harrison8 from Missouri

2.32/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a translucent straw with a few, thin bubbles rising to the top. Head is a finger in height and snow white in color. Aroma is sharp lime, crackery, biscuity malts and spicy hops. Flavor profile is sharp and citrusy lime with straw, light crackery malts and spicy hops. Mouth feel is thin, sharp, and crisp. It has a thin consistency. Overall, sharp, with lime at the tip of the spear.

Served in a wine glass from a 12oz bottle.

Jan 26, 2019
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Buckeye55 from North Carolina

2.85/5  rDev +33.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

It's been a few years since I drank this, but in the right situation I would drink it again. Another clean smooth aal, panned unfairly in my opinion. It is a decent hot summer day option. While it does not rate quite at average, it's not far off

Jan 25, 2019
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Colt_E_Rathbun from Texas

1.25/5  rDev -41.6%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

can to solo cup. pours yellow almost the same color of urine. smells like wet/spoiled grains. No head at all or even lacing that I am aware of. Tasted horrible. mouth feel was watery and sour like old lemons. This was not a good beer even with lime and salt. I would rather guzzle swamp water. Anheuser-Busch failed miserably.

Jan 09, 2019
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fattyog from Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev +72%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

This beer goes well with some mexican food. Have it with a burrito, damn quesadilla, or some chips and salsa. If lower tier beer with lime is your thing, then bud light lime is the one to get.

Nov 22, 2018
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JimboBrews54 from Michigan

2.5/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I drove all the way here and all you have for me is light beer! I like it and it once again a welcome break from all the overwhelming variety of craft brews! Still not as good as Hamm's though!

Oct 18, 2018
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Jpvbs from Wisconsin

1.9/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2

It just barely qualifies as beer. It reminded me of those malt 'wine' coolers they used to sell in the 80s/90s. Strong lime flavor covered whatever beer flavor was there.

Sep 09, 2018
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Alexc11 from Canada (QC)

3.1/5  rDev +44.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This meets the standards of a light lager. Pale yellow in color with a medium lace that dissipates. No bitterness, light carbonation, no hops. Faint malt/lime aromas. Just a plain old-fashioned light beer. If you want more out of a beer this is not for you. If you just want a non-complicated, decent tasting beer this will meet your craving.

Aug 15, 2018
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Beer rating: 53 out of 100 with 2702 ratings