Bud Light Lime | Anheuser-Busch

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Bud Light LimeBud Light Lime

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Missouri, United States

Style: Light Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Bud Light Lime is brewed using a combination of barley malts, non-malted cereal grains, subtle hopping and natural lime flavor.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-27-2008

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Reviews: 552 | Ratings: 2,537
Photo of kevzik
1/5  rDev -56.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This beer is terrible. If you're going to buy Bud, put your money towards American ale. Please.

Lime is about 6.99 six pack. American is about 6.99 a six pack. Think about it.

The only reason why I know about this beer is because of my early, unexperienced drinking days. Even then I hated it. here I am a year later letting out my anger.

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Photo of DavidGross
1/5  rDev -56.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

A - very light yellow, almost clear
S - gagging fake lime
T - horrible, mix of artificial lime and bud lite
M - very watery
O - glad i only had a drink of this. It was horrible.
My buddy drinks this for breakfast at the Spring Bristol race and I took a hit. was gut wrenching, no matter what time of day. I would rate this less than 1.0 if available.

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Photo of TheOneCleanHippy
1/5  rDev -56.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This barely qualifies as beer to begin with. What little taste there is to be had is a disgusting slightly lime taste that leaves a horrible tangy feeling in your mouth afterwards. The rest is just watery. The massive carbonation attempts to hide the fact that this beer literally tastes like urine but fails completely to do so. Everything about this beer is unpleasant and I am genuinely amazed that anyone buys it.

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Photo of yuenglingfan101
1/5  rDev -56.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Absolutely one of the worst that bud has to offer. This one is like a watered down carona with a flat taste not much hint of the lime that should go with it. Even adding a lime will not help this beer

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Photo of wraith420
1/5  rDev -56.7%

They should just stop making bud lite products altogether. This beer tastes and smells like the moldy piss on the floor of your local Mexican cantina restaurant/bar. In fact I'm really not sure this was beer at all, it has such a low abv good luck trying to get a buzz on this garbage. Bud take a look at what dogfish is doing with their Ancient Ales line, they at least taste good and get me a buzz

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Photo of BARFLYB
1/5  rDev -56.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

12oz bottle ouuta the bottle, im going in.

A- Stillwater yellow stillness with nothing but a faint small ring around the glass. Some swirls bring some weak bubbles that DIE!!! No lace.

S- Bud light with lime...

T- Bud Light with lime...

M- A incredibly weak body that is thin and expertly carbonated. Hate it or not The big boys quality control remains unmatched in the beer buisness, besides RR.

D- I drank it, but only because I am in mourning.

How dare A-B for taking away my American right to put a lime in my mexican style beer, what's the fun in drinking this stuff.. I need to put that lime in myself, I don't trust anybody to do it like I do it, cause i put them limes to good use. I really know how to get the most out of that small wedge. And how dare A-B to take away market share from one of most popular products out of mexico. I mean come on, their ganga sucks, what else do they have.. Somethings gotta give...

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Photo of elgiacomo
1/5  rDev -56.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Jun 20, 2009

12oz. bottle. Pours fizzy yellow with a while head. Fake, nasty lime flavor mixed with cheap, nasty light beer. I'd rather drink regular Bud Light, and I hate Bud Light. I'm sure it's a top-notch beer for those that really don't like beer, but really love artificial fruit flavoring.

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Photo of DUBinMIA
1/5  rDev -56.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Served in a pub glass from a bottle.

Very pale straw yellow color, very clear filtered look

no aroma noted

water like very light bodied

taste and looks like water.... no aroma... no head... i hear its very hard to make though and they get it the same every time... i guess that is one positive... oh and they do have good commercials!!!

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Photo of Shibbykaiyai
1/5  rDev -56.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

A friend of mine offered up this lovely concoction to me...and I will never take a beer from him again.

The only positive thing that I can say about this beer was that it was a nice cold drink on a warm day. And if it is cold enough, you might get lucky enough not to have to taste it. A good idea gone horribly bad.

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Photo of Rocketman8911
1/5  rDev -56.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

A - Looks like water with a little bit of yellow food coloring add to it.

S - Smells like watered down limeade with not much else.

T - Tasted like watered down limeade with not much beer taste.

M - Mouthfeel was very carbonated and very thin.

D - Drinkability was high because it was basically watered down limeade and went down like water.

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Photo of anon
1/5  rDev -56.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Well, it was in a can, so couldn't see much! I'd expect it to pretty much be average piss color.

Not much to say about the smell; average, some sort of lime-ish scent. Nothing special at all. Taste was okay (at first), but seemed very artificial, and became far too overpowering after a few drinks. Was expecting a subtle lime taste, but definitely not the case here. Awful. Not sure if the can had something to do with this, but I'll possibly have to review this again later after trying it in a bottle.

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Photo of cratez
1/5  rDev -56.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

330ml bottle from my parents' fridge. They had some friends over and Bud Lime was the beer of choice (sigh). Light, clear yellow with almost no head, despite an aggressive pour. Aroma is lime, adjuncts, and Canada Dry Ginger Ale. Uh-oh! I'm in for a soda pop beer! Taste is lime, low calorie club soda, water, and a hollow, contrived sweetness that often appears in soft drinks flavoured with Aspartame. Thin-bodied mouthfeel with lots of carbonation, a sharp bite mid body, and some lime dryness to finish. I can't say this is 'refreshing' because it doesn't taste good. Really just a pop-like beverage that shamefully uses the word 'beer' in its name. A drain pour, and therefore an 'F' in my books.

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Photo of nickd717
1.03/5  rDev -55.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I figure I should follow my review for Black Tuesday with one for this beer. I expected this to be on the same level as BT after hearing such great things about it, but unfortunately I ended up being a bit let down.

I tried this at the GABF. A guy asked me what I thought of it as I was making a disgusted face. I said I really wasn't a big fan and didn't know how this could even be called beer. Then I saw his nametag saying he was an Anheuser-Busch employee. He said that he honestly didn't like it much either. Oh well, at least he was honest and I didn't need to snap back at him with my usual Joe Wilson-inspired, "YOU LIE!!!"

A - Pale yellow with a fizzy white head, just like Bud Light.

S - Oh, the humanity. Smells like nasty imitation lime juice and not much else.

T - Nasty artificial lime juice and Bud Light. Someone told me that this really isn't that bad if you don't consider it beer. I disagree - it's absolutely disgusting no matter what you consider it, even if you consider it urine or sewage. Well, I guess it's probably average for sewage, but I've certainly tried better urine.

M - Light with very high carbonation like a spritzer. Unpleasantly high carbonation. Really nothing good you can say about it in this category.

D - Taking a second sip was one of the most difficult things I have ever done, but I actually ended up forcing myself to take 3 or 4 before giving the rest to my girlfriend, who somehow only thought it was bad, rather than mind-blowingly awful.

Overall, this is an impressive offering from A-B, and here's why: they keep pushing the absolute boundary of how bad you can make a beer and use their incredible marketing power to make it outsell the entire craft brewing industry. They could probably make Natty Light Tapeworm Infested Pig Feces and have it break 1% overall beer market share. Whoever the ad wizards who came up with this one are, they truly are "real men of genius."

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Photo of B967ierhunter177
1.03/5  rDev -55.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This beer is a clear pale yellow with a lime aroma that almost hides a hint of rice in the background. The flavor is one-dimensional, all lime. It's not overpowering but that's all there is. The mouthfeel is light. Bud Light Lime is a bad beer. Not recommended.

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Photo of rye726
1.03/5  rDev -55.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

A conversation from earlier tonight reminded me to review this beer. And like I said, I would prefer a corona with a real lime served in a salt lined glass. It pours a yellow color with a weak head. Nose and taste are of grains, rice and artificial ingredients. Thin body feels like Sprite.

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Photo of nrbw23
1.03/5  rDev -55.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

A- Pours a pale bright straw yellow color with a thin white head. Head left no lacing. Pretty much looks like any other BMCs brew.

S- Wow this is worse than a wine cooler. Smells like Sprite and Bud Light mixed together.

T- WOW again when I thought it couldn't get any worse. Taste like Sprite and Budlight mixed together. The lime taste very fake too.

M- Light in body and pretty high carbonation.

D- I couldn't finish this one at all. Took three swigs and gross.

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Photo of blaje
1.06/5  rDev -54.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Shame on me!
I never thought I'd write a review for this kind of... product !
I sworn that I'll reserve me critics on BA to the good craft brews,no major, but once tasted, this one couldn't go silent. It is such a bad product.

Poured about 1/3 of the bottle in a tulip glass. This BL lime look like diluted major beer. Nose is chemical. Mouthfeel is fizzy, totally artificial. I wonder why they pretend it is a natural flavour...

AVOID this product (notice that I don't even call this a beer!). AVOID.

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Photo of DwnTwnBwn
1.06/5  rDev -54.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

What the hell is this? I came home and there was a 6-er in the fridge. The Girlfriend saw at the store and thought it would be like corona with a lime in it.

It was a Clear golden color, and fizzy. So for novelty sake i thought I would take a sip. Mistake.

The lime was some artificial chemical that burned my tongue. The smell lingered like puke in the nose.
I had to use mouthwash to remove this vile concoction from my palette.


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Photo of cbarrett4
1.06/5  rDev -54.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I hate my friends so much for pouring this into my glass at a fun little get together while I wasn't looking...

Really clear urine color with zero head but lots of carbonation. Smells like a urinal cake. Seriously. Fake lime (wtf is 'natural' lime FLAVOR anyway?) and old stale pee smell. If you can believe, the taste is even worse. Take bud light, which is already flavorless and horrid, then add fake lime (what tastes like those nasty green frozen pops) and mix together.

I don't usually hate on beer, but something is wrong when InBev sells millions of cases of this every year. If you enjoy lovingly hand crafted beer, then stay clear of this toxic waste nightmare.

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Photo of SchlaflyFan
1.06/5  rDev -54.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Ok is this beer? All I could taste was lime, there was no hint of lime, it was all lime in every drink. Other than that it looks like Bud Light, is thin and watery like Bud Light, but where at least you could chug Bud Light this crap is like chugging a lime-aid with extra fizz. I can't accurately review this since I can't give 0 scores in any category. Worst "beer" I've ever drank.

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Photo of Rock_Glenn
1.06/5  rDev -54.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

All I wrote in my notebook on this one, is that it tastes like dish soap mixed with bud light. Smells of a lime jelly rancher. I hope to never drink one again and I wish the same upon you.

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Photo of TheCondor
1.08/5  rDev -53.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Bud Light Lime - I had this beer at a friends house, and I will never again make such a terrible mistake.

Brew pours a sickening yellow color with almst no head at all, no lacing or anything fancy like that.

Smells almost as bad as it looks. If I would have wiped a lime on my upper lip, I would have gotten the point.

Tastes corny, with an ovewhelming taste of lime. A little skunky on top of that. Not a good idea for a beer.

One good thing about it, it does have a decent finish. Way too carbonated though.

Overall, I would have a hard time drinking this beer, even at a party or something. I wouldn't go all beer geek on them and talk about how bad most adjuncts are, but I try to always BYOB. Beers like this is why.

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Photo of mrmanning
1.08/5  rDev -53.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Bottle from the LCBO- A pale yellow pour, with a fizzy and short lived white fizz. Nose is lime-aid like, a bit floral, pale malts. Just really limey. Tastes stale, of cardboard, corn, some sweet artificial lime, with a strange acrid bitterness left in the mouth. Has a lingering taste of artificial lime and straw. Not good at all.

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Photo of dangerpint
1.09/5  rDev -52.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

The Smell or the taste can't decide which one is more offensive.I no way to describe this beer except offensive adjuct filled Skunky beer meets artificial lime,my god,just its like an accident on my palate!!! and no i dont think that real lime could save this beer anyway !!!. undrinkable at best. Clear glass, Yikes!!!! how come beers that come in clear glass almost always get some type of lime? do they really think that will improve it? No lime, will not improve a poorly made adjuct filled beer thats been sitting in clear glass. and no, the canned version did not taste any better when poured in a pint glass. Sorry buds this one is better left alone. lifes short do your self a favour and drink somthing better.

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Photo of cyrenaica
1.09/5  rDev -52.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

355ml can
4.0% ABV
I tried this beer after purchasing a singlke can from the 'singles' bin at one of my local LCBO outlets. The beer pours a translucent gold colour with a generous white head that disappears quickly. The aroma is phenolic in nature and not appealing at all. The mouthfeel is weak bodied, flat, and lightly carbonated (odd considering the huge head). The flavour is flat, citrusy, and weakly malty. This is a pretty bad beer even by swill standards which makes it even more surprising that the masses love it so much.

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