Bud Light Lime
Anheuser-Busch

Bud Light LimeBud Light Lime
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Style:
American Light Lager
Ranked #251
ABV:
4.2%
Score:
53
Ranked #48,813
Avg:
2.13 | pDev: 37.09%
Reviews:
581
Ratings:
2,662
From:
Anheuser-Busch
 
Missouri, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  16
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 by realJohnnyHobo:
Photo of realJohnnyHobo
3.23/5  rDev +51.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3

Keeping an open mind to what this is, you're about to consume one of the largest selling beers by volume in North America with a lime twist. The original recipe used artificial flavorings and within the last 2 years, the reformulated Bud Light Lime emerged now using 'natural lime flavor' as printed on the can.

Pouring a light yellow of atypical Bud Light, you will notice a small 'tinting' from fruit juice that makes a semi darker than usual product. The head moves fast and is nearly transparent white leaving lacing and a small residual rim. Carbonation is high, mixed champagne bubbles - original pour into a pint glass from 25 oz can.

The smell is Skittles Green candies - think sweet lime extracts that are both clean and refreshing.

As for the taste, you're met with a balance between beer and flavor - front notes are a bit tart followed by a rush of carbonation, mids have a taste of barely, and the beer finishes with a classic bud light rice-boil taste with light hops and a punch of lime sweetness that finishes crisp.

The mouthfeel is light-medium bodied, average carbonation, no traceable alcohol.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Iacobeer
3.15/5  rDev +47.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

First off, this beer is slammed a bit too heavily. Bud Light Lime is a great summer beer to keep a buzz and not empty your wallet. Color is typical yellow color and everything else is essentially a Bud Light (go figure). Taste is watery, adjunct rice with added artificial lime flavor. While that does not sound too great, there is a charm to it if you drink American light beers. If you're trying to not feel weighed down while out in the heat, then this is a solid choice.

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Photo of Jason
2.54/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12oz clear bottle with no freshness date. "100% Natural Lime Flavor" on the label, natural can mean just about anything these days.

Spritzy white head drops down to a thin lacing, crystal clear pale yellow color. Dry lime aroma, smells of lime flavored Alka-Seltzer ... hello beer, anyone home? Light bodied and a little slick on the palate. The carbonation has a little bite to it. Lime flavor throughout, reminds me of a diet lemon-lime soda that has been watered down by the ice that has melted into it. Malt, no. Hops, no. All lime, yes. So I am basically drinking a diet lime soda with some alcohol.

Great concept but this is going in the wrong direction for beer and you can't even compare this to a good "lager and lime", at least with those you could actually taste beer. One bottle was more than enough, nothing horrible ... just not beer.

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Photo of BradMacMullin
2.68/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

My buddy brought over 12 of these stinkers, and I thought I was chugging a can of Pledge. How can anyone enjoy this. I am good with Bud Lites, but this is just such a bad idea. My biggest issue was that a homeless person always takes my recycling, and this hobo has been looking down at me ever since seeing them in my bin. So in a nutshell, Bud Lite Lime is terrible but a 12 pack will get you 60 cents of recycling money, so that is a positive

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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 matty
3.94/5  rDev +85%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pale colored beer with a rapidly fading head.Aroma reminds me of a kamikaze drink.Taste is Bud Light with a nice splash of citrusy lime.This is leaps and bounds better than Miller Chill.I like this beer and will buy it on a regular basis. Good job by AB!!

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Photo of JLeege
1.52/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

A Thanksgiving leftover, thank you to whoever left this TICK behind.
Poured into a snifter- I like to keep it classy!
Also, what is 100% natural lime flavor? Lime juice is natural, lime flavor??? lets see...

Appearance- Pours clear with a hint of flesh tone coloring. I wish my urine was this clear! Small fizzy head, dont blink, you might miss it.

Smell- Smells like a combination of artificial sweetner, 7 up, and grains (not of paradise). Along with these great aromas, there are hints of water!

Taste- Sweet imitation lime juice. Followed by the OG bud light. The finish is sugar, like eating granuals of sugar.

Mouthfeel- Thin, like Ally McBeal thin. High carbonation, about three ounces in and you can't stop burping.

Overall- WTF is this? Miller Chill literally blows this out of the water! Yes, this is a serious review, this is a seriously terrible "beer". I will be honest, I don't mind Bud Light, but this is hellacious!

My first "F" rating.

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Photo of MoreThanWine
2.57/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured a 2" white head which hovered a bit then fairly quickly collapsed as the body exhausted all carbonation. Clear straw yellow color. Smell is grass and lime. Taste has the grass of typical Bud Light but I was surprised it actually expressed some maltiness and the lime though present wasn't the artificial limeaid I was expecting. Still watery. For a cheap low cal beer this is OK though.

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Photo of AlexChillton
1.5/5  rDev -29.6%

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2/5  rDev -6.1%

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1.25/5  rDev -41.3%

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1.25/5  rDev -41.3%

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3.1/5  rDev +45.5%

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1.5/5  rDev -29.6%

Photo of Tsigler94
3.3/5  rDev +54.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3.75

Better than bud light platinum

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Photo of mdvatab
4/5  rDev +87.8%

Photo of Mistofminn
2.15/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Budweiser 3 of 5 from "Budweiser at Ben's" Dec 20th 2008.

First came Bud Light, second was Bud Select, now we move on to Bud Light Lime. Like I said before, moving from the bottom up.

If you mixed a fizzy lime soda with a Bud Light, this is what you would get. There is nothing impressive about this beer (can you call it that?). At first, the lime scent isn't that bad, it's almost refreshing. After a while it kind of became overpowering and I dreaded having to take a whiff. The taste is fizzy lime drink with no hops or malts detectable. Nevertheless, it's fairly drinkable, so it's not a complete loss.

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Photo of JackieTH
2.99/5  rDev +40.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to mom who always buys something for me to drink when I come home for the weekend.

Appearance: Straw yellow consumed straight from the bottle.

Smell: Pleasantly limey not a hint of adjunct lager anywhere.

Taste: Refreshingly light bodied with lime through and through. Hesitate to even call this beer.

Mouthfeel: Light, crisp, carbonated.

Drinkability: Very drinkable as long as you realize this isn't beer at all, but a lime-flavored carbonated Kool-aide-alcohol beverage. Then again I'd never buy it, but as long as it's free...

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1.84/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

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1.25/5  rDev -41.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +76.1%

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1/5  rDev -53.1%

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1.25/5  rDev -41.3%

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2.25/5  rDev +5.6%

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2.41/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Bud Light Lime from Anheuser-Busch
Beer rating: 53 out of 100 with 2662 ratings