Bud Light Lime
Anheuser-Busch

Bud Light LimeBud Light Lime
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Style:
American Light Lager
Ranked #240
ABV:
4.2%
Score:
53
Ranked #47,701
Avg:
2.13 | pDev: 37.09%
Reviews:
578
Ratings:
2,650
From:
Anheuser-Busch
 
Missouri, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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Gots
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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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Reviews: 578 | Ratings: 2,650
Photo of Bouleboubier
3.84/5  rDev +80.3%
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)

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Photo of SAUbrewcrew
3.55/5  rDev +66.7%
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.

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Photo of Parmesan
2.66/5  rDev +24.9%
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.

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Photo of Spikester
4/5  rDev +87.8%
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.

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Photo of Harrison8
2.32/5  rDev +8.9%
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.

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Photo of Buckeye55
2.85/5  rDev +33.8%
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

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Photo of Colt_E_Rathbun
1.25/5  rDev -41.3%
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.

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Photo of fattyog
3.68/5  rDev +72.8%
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.

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Photo of JimboBrews54
2.5/5  rDev +17.4%
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!

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Photo of Jpvbs
1.9/5  rDev -10.8%
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.

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Photo of Alexc11
3.1/5  rDev +45.5%
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.

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Photo of TerryW
1.95/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

So if you ordered a glass of ginger ale, with ice, and gave it a squeeze of lime and left the wedge to bob around in it, and let the ice melt and the whole thing warm up a bit, you'd pretty much get this. Stale lime peel watery ginger ale. You have been warned.

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Photo of EMH73
1.99/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a pale yellow with a thin white head that left little lacing. Smells of light roasted malts, lime and yeast. Tastes of artificially sweet lime juice, lightly roasted malts and yeast. Basically tastes like a bad limeade with just a touch of alcohol. Light bodied, watery mouth feel, moderate carbonation.

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Photo of BlueTomorrow
1.7/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1.5

I'm not too good to say that I enjoy a crisp Bud Light every now and then. This stuff is pretty foul, though. All I can taste is an unconvincing lime syrup bringing too much sweetness to an otherwise light & refreshing beer. You'd do much better to add a splash of real lime juice (or even the bottled stuff) to some regular Bud Light. Yes, it's a little more effort, but it is well worth it on a hot summer evening.

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Photo of superspak
3.21/5  rDev +50.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

25 ounce can into lager glass, canned on 12/7/2017. Pours crystal clear pale golden yellow color with a 1 finger dense and rocky white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of lightly tart lime, lemon, and citrus zest; with lighter notes of cracker, white bread, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Okay aromas with lime and light malt/earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of lightly tart lime, lemon, and citrus zest; with lighter notes of cracker, white bread, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Mild herbal/grassy/spicy bitterness and citrus tartness on the finish. Lingering notes of lightly tart lime, lemon, citrus zest, cracker, white bread, and herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Solid robustness and good balance of lime and malt/earthy hop flavors; with a nice malt/bitter/tartness balance, and zero cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Moderately crisp/clean finishing. Perfectly clean on lager flavors, with zero yeast notes present. Light-moderate increasing dryness from bitter/tartness and carbonation. Medium-high carbonation and light body; with a very smooth, fairly bready/grainy, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is good. Pretty thin, but not watery feeling. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.2%. Overall this is a decent flavored light lager. All around solid robustness and good balance of lime and malt/earthy hop flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink. Not bad at all, balanced lime and clean light lager flavors. Nothing wrong with it; a bit artificial feeling, but not offensive. An enjoyable offering.

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Photo of jkblr
2.75/5  rDev +29.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottled 107 days ago poured into a can shaped pint glass at fridge temp 4.2% ABV. The beer pours bright very light yellow with short lived nearly white head. The aroma is a mix of adjunct fermentables, yeast and lime. The taste is very light with almost no "beer", only the mild sweetness and flavor of the lime. Mouthfeel is very thin, adequately carbonated and mostly dry in the finish. There is a hint of oily/buttery finish, but again it's masked by the lime. Overall, a beer for folks who don't like beer. Live and let live, I say.

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Photo of CTHomer
2.65/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

A: crystal clear; medium gold in color; less than a 1 finger white head that fizzed like soda and receded very quickly to a thin collar; no lacing;

S: not especially aromatic; lime is prevalent and seemed relatively natural at first whiff; a few seconds later, the lime comes through as artificial; malt and hops were noticeable at first, but not in subsequent whiffs;

T: artificial lime is all you get; no bitterness;

M: light to medium bodied; moderate carbonation; lightly dry finish;

O: the brewery says it's natural lime flavor; that's not what comes through;

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Photo of brutus99
2.15/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

color is of a light piss maybe afer a few?. little head, decent or even over carbed. all i taste is citris acid and water.
overpriced. it is what it is for the masses.

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Photo of mjurney
2.7/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Appearance:
Pale straw, crystal clear. Medium carbonation. Thin head.

Aroma:
Lemon-lime soda, crisp, clean.

Taste/Finish/Body:
Crisp lemon-lime (soda-like), some adjunct, hint of grain. Finish is very dry. Watery, fizzy, somewhat drinkable.

Overall:
It's neutral.

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Photo of NickFry9
1.75/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Basically a sweet version of Bud Light. Sometimes having one isn't awful, any more than that and they become terrible tasting. Maybe on a warm day, but even then there are so many better options.

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Photo of Troy-Hawaii
1.75/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Bought a 12-pack Longs Drugs $12.99
Clear golden color
Smell of lime
Light mouthfeel
Medium-high carbonation
Taste of artificial lime, not really a beer taste
Overall wouldn't buy again. Because it is light tasting it is refreshing on a hot day, buy I prefer something that taste more like beer.

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Photo of CJNAPS
1.72/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Not to bad when really cold on a hot summer day but I can't get over the chemical taste I get when I drank this one. Not really my thing but I'll always tell people you gotta try it for yourself. Cheers.

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Photo of Scooter262
3.7/5  rDev +73.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

BLL is a guilty pleasure. As I have gotten away from drinking tge mass produced beers, and more into craft beers and ciders, I still drink this on occasion. I am partial to the metal bottles. Plus I enjoy the taste of lime.

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Photo of laurm95
4.69/5  rDev +120.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This is my go to beer. It's available always and pairs well with almost everything. It's a very enjoyable smooth easy beer. It will always be a favorite of mine.

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Photo of J_T_Arlington
1.7/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

How do you make a beer that's even worse than Bud Light? How, you ask me, dear random internet reader? Well, you take you Bud Light and SHOVE IT FULL OF LIME FLAVOR! Wait, you're not done yet, put even more lime in it. Keep on putting more lime flavor till you can't taste the beer for the lime. And that's it, you now have a beer that somehow manages to be the worse than Bud Light, because you know what's worse than no flavor? Bad flavor. Not just bad flavor, but so much of it that it overpowers all the others tastes, all two of them, in Bud Light.

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Bud Light Lime from Anheuser-Busch
Beer rating: 53 out of 100 with 2650 ratings