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 CJNAPS
1.72/5  rDev -25.5%
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 +60.2%
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 +103%
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 -26.4%
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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Photo of JuicesFlowing
2.52/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a tumbler glass.

Look: Clear light golden color with a white head that recedes very fast leaving absolutely nothing on top nor any lacing.

Aroma: Light lime zest, in a sort of mechanical, artificial sort of way. As it warms, it really does start to smell more like lemon Pledge.

Taste: Slightly metallic with sweet adjuncts such as corn or rice with a covering lime blanket that has notions of artificial sweeteners.

Mouthfeel: Light and watery.

Overall: As a vessel for getting a buzz, it's not awful. The sum is better than all if its parts. The lime is very artificial.

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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 jasadewi
1.99/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2

Pale yellow color. Smells like lime, no surprise there. Weird taste of synthetic lime, with no beer taste to be discerned. Mouthfeel is very carbonated but light, as it is a light lager. Overall, the smell and carbonation are overbearing. The taste is not that of a beer, but rather a synthetic lime, that I wouldn't recommend to anyone unless they know they like such a lime taste.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
1.19/5  rDev -48.5%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

A shade darker than regular BL, this one still looks like hot whizz with no head. Aroma of lemon lime soda and high carbonation.

This is a stretch as a beer, not quite to the degree of lame a rita, but nonetheless, there ain't much in the way of malt or hops to speak of. I really see no way someone who likes anything about beer other than the water could ever be into this. And I'm pretty accepting, malt liquor, sure, regular Bud, sure. High life, you betcha. But this? Nope.

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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 Suds
1.79/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.75

From an aluminum, aerosol-like can, this is a very pale, almost white-ish yellow color. The head is fizzy and small. The aroma is cirtus...lots of lime, with little beer notes. The flavor is similar...sweet and citric, no malt or hops. Thin and watery. It is what it claims, no more.

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Photo of Brewfocker80
3.06/5  rDev +32.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A:Light golden color with a very little head
S: Smelled significantly of lime and very little else
T: Taste like a bud light with lime added in. This is a light lager beer so watery with a slight flavor of malt.
M: Smooth
O: This beer was better than I expected it to be and is a good drink after spending a hot summer day working in the yard. The lime quenches the thirst while not completely overpowering.

12oz can into a pint glass

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Photo of Malt_Man
3.3/5  rDev +42.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Drunk cold out of 330ml bottle. This was given to me free by a family member.

L) Pale yellow/ golden colour looks flat.

S) Limeade soda, with a bit of lager in there.

T) Actually tastes of very little, even lime. Slight hint of light lager malt, no bitterness. There is actually not much lime in there.

F) Very easy drinking, pleasantly carbonated. No nasty aftertaste. No problems here.

O) This was nowhere as bad as I was expecting! Doesn't taste of much, but goes down easy so is a good one to drink cold on a hot day.

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Photo of AfricanPete14
2.91/5  rDev +26%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

This pleasantly surprised me, I thought this had a nice kick of lime to it, while still having a solid beer taste. Only complaint could be that the lime flavor is somewhat bitter, but for me it varied from bottle to bottle.

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Photo of Myotus
2.67/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Poured from a 12oz bottle (bottled 31Jul15) into a pilsner glass.
LOOK: Pours with 2 finger's worth of white foam that shrivels down into a line after a minute and a half. Ascending bubbles are medium in size and high in quantity. Straw yellow in color. There are small, white particles floating throughout the brew. Could these be from the "100% natural lime flavor?" Lacing is hardly there.
SMELL: Mild aromas of water, non-artificial lime juice, and water meet with hints of water, rice, and a strange chemical odor that closely resembles an all-purpose cleaner.
TASTE: Initial taste is of strong lime juice flavors. Subtle barley and white rice flavors enter immidieately after. A hint of bitter hops enter lastly as barely and lime juice flavors continue in strength, but white rice flavors grow a little stronger.
FEEL: Light-bodied and highly carbonated (worst combination ever). Goes down somewhat rough and ends with a thirst-quenching finish.
NOTE: Very tolerable. Would never buy one to enjoy, but would bring to a social gathering. Glad that cleaning odor isn't in the taste.

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Photo of stlfatguy
3.04/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This begs the question, do you compare to all other beers, or to what you expected from this beer? Expected bud light with lime in it. Look as expected. Not much smell at all, which is probably a good thing. Taste was lime and watery, which was actually better than the bud light I expected. This is my go to on the beach, and for that it does well.

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Photo of sjones5045
2.26/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25


Interesting mix of water and lime. It says 100% real lime but it sure doesn't taste real. Has a tin aftertaste. Hard to consider this a beer and not an alcoholic lime drink.

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Photo of BeerNDoggerel
2.52/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

In a fit of bravado, I followed John Oliver's example and bet my teammates in union contract negotiations regarding the bottom line of our current round of bargaining. As it has turned out, the results were the same as Oliver's--the universe delivered beyond expectations.

So, today a 25oz. can of Bud Light Lime was delivered for my immediate and public consumption.

Look: Pale yellow

Smell: Lime...without a hint of hops or malt

Taste: Sweet victory tastes like a popsicle

Feel: Scratchy bubbles

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Photo of BradMacMullin
2.68/5  rDev +16%
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 bgillespie
2.53/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 1.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: Clear, pale golden yellow. No head...at all.

Smell: Lime, all lime. No other smell.

Taste: More lime. Does not taste much like beer.

Mouthfeel: Aggressively carbonated, like soda.

Overall: Does not taste much like beer, very strong lime flavor. It does not taste awful, but it is not like a beer. Good for when you need a break from a session beer.

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Photo of hopphead31415
1.71/5  rDev -26%
look: 1 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Look-It has the standard light yellow color that most lagers have. You’ll get more of a rich variety of appearance, smell, and taste if you switch to craft brews and IPAs.

Smell-It has a malt smell laced with some lime aromas.

Taste-The lime really comes out and although it does make the beer better than standard bud light, in my opinion, it is obviously a fake additive.

Mouthfeel-It has a malt and yeast feel from this light-bodied brew and the carbonation is plentiful.

Overall-This is not a beer you should drink, but if you must drink bud light, make sure it has that fake lime twist.

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Photo of nwsharksfan
1.81/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 2

It has the same fake lime taste that you'd find in lime flavored diet coke. The lime flavor helps cover up the taste of watered down bad beer with no character. Be that as it may, there is a time and place for it. While I love heavy, complex beers with abv of 7-8% - sometimes I want to sit in the shade with my feet in the kiddy pool and throw back some cheap yet drinkable low abv beer. Outside of this described setting, however, I wouldn't come within 50 yds of this beer.

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Photo of Obfuscation
1.18/5  rDev -48.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Taste is acceptable...don't expect the flavor of a Bohemia or Modelo with lime, because you aren't going to get that. It's the typical bland bud light taste with some acidic fake lime flavor. These give me bad heart burn after a few.

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Photo of Roguer
2.28/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

An overall rather unpleasant beer. The lime tastes artificial, and does little to mask the typical character of Bud Light. Feel is almost slimy. I would pass if I were you.

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Photo of mmmbeer89
1.88/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

it has a very heavy lime taste, too much for my liking. it'd be great for someone who loves limes (although i don't think i've ever met anyone who does).

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Photo of Iacobeer
3.15/5  rDev +36.4%
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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