Bud Light Lime | Anheuser-Busch

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Bud Light LimeBud Light Lime

Brewed by:
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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look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours a crystal clear pale golden yellow in color with some light amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a finger tall fizzy white head that quickly reduces to an extremely thin ring at the edges of the glass. Minimal lacing is observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of artificial lime (similar to Rose's Lime Syrup) with some amount of sweetness present.

T: There is minimal amounts of malts (sweet adjunct) and no hops detectable in this beer but there is quite a bit of sweetness. There is a strong taste of sweet artificial lime, like Rose's Lime Syrup.

M: Light bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Thin and watery.

O: This beer is quite refreshing and easy to drink on a hot summer evening. This is actually a better version of Bud Light and tastes like a Bud Light with a shot of Rose's Lime Syrup. This beer is best when ice cold.

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look: 1.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

This beer.... This beer is just Bud Light with a little bit of lime in it. And I mean a LITTLE bit of lime. But it's actually a little better than Bud Light. Why, you ask? Because the lime covers up a little bit of the "Bud Light" taste. Don't get me wrong, I mean, it still tastes like Bud Light. But the lime helps distract a little bit from the pain.

And since this beer is literally the exact same thing as Bud Light, save for the lime, I am just going to copy and paste my Bud Light review below, while making one, small appendage:


There isn't much to say about Bud Light that hasn't already been said. It's not that it's a BAD beer - it doesn't have a BAD taste, or a BAD smell.... but rather it LACKS just about everything. There is almost no flavor, no smell, the beer is extremely pale (even for a pilsner - I've seen darker champagnes). You can taste some slight corn, grains, and malt, (AND A LITTLE BIT OF LIME!!!!) but it really all gets overpowered by the extreme carbonation. Hops are basically irrelevant and almost completely unnoticeable. The beer is about as thin as they come.

Having had many of these throughout my college years, I've come a long way. Bud Light gives you exactly what you pay for - a "beer" to drink when you really don't care about what beer you're drinking. With a nearly absent flavor and smell, there are MANY better options than Bud Light, even at comparable prices.


So there you have it. Next time you want Bud Light - look and see if they have Bud Light Lime. It's just a pinch better.

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look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours pale yellow with a fizzy white head/ No true lace, no retention.

Maybe some light malt in there, but what you get in the nose is lime. Not candied lime, but chemical lime.

Honestly, this one went down better than regular Bud Light. Lime flavor up front, like the kind they dust on Tortilla chips. Not sweet, or acidic, but very fake. Some malt in there somewhere, with a little corny smoothness. Light bitter at the end, but lime dominates throughout. Best part: Lime aftertaste instead of the typical macro sour grossness.

Light bodied, good carbonation. My only complaint is that I would have liked this to have been a bit more crisp.

It went down easier than expected, but still something that came from a party cooler and not as a result of a conscious choice to purchase this. Not all offensive, just not very good.

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Bud Light Lime from Anheuser-Busch
2.31 out of 5 based on 2,543 ratings.
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