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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Photo of piweichen
2.34/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I am not ashamed to admit that I don't hate this one as bad as bud light.
look) clear bottle, simple logo and design. A great way to tell consumer its quality.
smell) neutral or nothing, its light beer.
taste) better than bud light for sure. bud light is club soda + alcohol.This is club soda + artificial lime + alcohol. Very refreshing if you are sweating, bbq, grilling.
feel) nothing special about this. You can easily replace it with sprite, lemonade. If you want to feel like an adult and drink alcohol, then go for angry orchard at least it has some quality. Anyway, it served its purpose as a hot summer day social drink.

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Photo of FrothFanatic
2.87/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

I am not a full fledged beer snob I will shamelessly admit that I can enjoy a good ol'e macro every now and again. For what its worth I think this tastes better then regular bud light... probably don't mean much, but hey I would buy this again. I am not too big a fan of putting limes in my beers but this actually tasted... well, not bad. Maybe its because of the artificial lime flavor I dunno, but I enjoyed it. Drank this beer with dinner, a rack of beef ribs cooked out on the grill, a very hot sunny day, the lime bud light did what its advertised to do, it was refreshing and tasty to my palet.

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Photo of jjamadorphd
3.12/5  rDev +35.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

For a light lager, I didn't find it that bad considering the following: I had several of these while cooking on my grill on a very hot day. The crispness of the beer, the lightness of the lager mixed with some lime flavoring was not that bad. Now, the brew itself was nothing special to look at - no head and no lacing, and all you could really taste was the lime with a bit of watered down hops - but on a hot day, I could drink this all day...

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Photo of Leo-Dean
3.28/5  rDev +42%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not ashamed. I know bud light is especially looked down upon but I'm not always looking for a craft beer. A great summer beer. Light, refreshing. First beer I ever drank too. Would I take other beers over this? Of course. But if I'm by the pool I'll never turn one down. Better then regular bud light.
Pours very carbonated and with a head that quickly dies.

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Photo of Sixpoint
2.06/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

someone had to bring a 12pack of this over for Memorial Day...are we really that lazy enough to not put our own lime in our beer? And do we need a lime anyway?

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Photo of Davepoolesque
2.89/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

pale yellow in color. Virtually see through in appearance. Light, limey, slush like artificial flavor and wet cardboard. Super short finish. Crisp. Would drink if offered to me on a hot day.

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Photo of BStreets
1.23/5  rDev -46.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

Cold it tastes like sprite, warm it tastes like skunk piss. If you have to drink it add a splash of oj, let's face it, it isn't real beer anyway. Makes it somewhat drinkable.

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Photo of JasonMcDrinky
3.02/5  rDev +30.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This is a fat girl/mo-ped beer, you don't want anyone to see you enjoying one. It's like big people soda pop. Breaking down the flavor profile is pointless, it's a lime flavored beer that washes down an over cooked hamburger on the 4th of July like no other. It shouldn't be good, but damn if it doesn't hit the spot sometimes.

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Photo of 57md
1.91/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Pale straw in color. There is certainly truth in advertising as this beer is dominated by the smell and taste of lime. The lime certainly make a bad beer better.

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Photo of johnnnniee
3.05/5  rDev +32%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

16 oz can after too much painting.
Pale straw with a decent head. Grainy lime aroma and flavor. I actually didn't hate this one. I could actually drink a few of these on a hot summer day.

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Photo of Mateer
2.1/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Bud light lime is a lime infused light lager that lacks complexity. I'm giving it this rating mainly because ol Anheuser-Busch has recently started a marketing strategy that makes fun of micro brewery craft beer. They should spend their time and money catching up because they are behind the game for sure.

I will say that it is easy to throw back 4 of these without a care.

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Photo of DrainBamage
3.28/5  rDev +42%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a light golden color with high carbonation and head thinning to a lace. Only aromas here are a little lime. Goes down real smooth, very little bitterness. Fortunately the corn adjunct is masked by the lime. Not too bad of beer. I'll take this over Bud Light any day.

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Photo of Denver_Diva
4.46/5  rDev +93.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

12 oz bottle in a 7 oz Riedel Sommeliers Series Single Malt Whiskey Glass (my boyfriend is dumb)

A - Beautiful light-golden color. Looks like healthy urine. Little head. Nice lacing for the amount of head.

S - Lime and nutmeg. Slightly floral, but hidden by the citrus.

T - Beautiful summer day on white crystal sands. This might be the most scientific success of the perfect lime-to-beer ratio. Leaves an aftertaste near, or close, to the green Skittles candy.

M - Well carbonated. Very soft and slippery. Balanced. Throat-heavy.

O - This light, crisp, and refreshing beer scores well in my book. BLL is an overall good beer that goes well with any activity. I wouldn't recommend this beer to people that do not enjoy events and adventure.

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Photo of gomezc310
3.3/5  rDev +42.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Not that bad of a beer only thing about it is after a few of these the taste gets overwhelming and other then that a ok beer to drink on a hot summer day....

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Photo of Doonzman
2.82/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

It's a drinkable cheap beer for a cook out. I like it better than most big box American beers. With that being said it's nothing special. But I buy it for my wife from time to time

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Photo of KillerJigger
4.01/5  rDev +73.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Not sure why i like this beer but i honestly enjoy it from time to time( stuck in a midwest bar) with the wife. I think it comes from the practice of my grandparents adding lime and salt to Corornas. Loved that. Bud Light Lime seems to nail that taste for me.

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Photo of gopens44
1.8/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

How have I never rated this? It was my second lawnmower beer after Landshark cans disappeared! What can I say, it's a lime beer. Nose of fake lime, barely a bit of beer taste under that big fake lime taste that seemingly never leaves the tongue. I've moved on to the various Leinekugel shandys now for mowing but yep, many a strip of grass were doused with the last ounce or so of a Bud Light lime once the cold fell off! Really - only way to drink it is ice freaking cold. Think just north of slushy cold.

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Photo of ArchimedesSox
2.38/5  rDev +3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

A: Crystal clear straw color with big white pillowy head from an aggressive pour

S: Lime with some malts

T: Sweet citrus taste like lemon/lime soda, very faint maltyness then a limey aftertaste

M: Very effervescent and watery, much like a soda

O: Nothing that is gonna knock your sox off but a refreshing offering that would be good to bring a 12 pack of to the beach

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Photo of Catracho5
2.01/5  rDev -13%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

What can I say but Bud Light lager with lime added. It's not bad on a hot day but the lime really taste generic and if I am going to add lime to beer I would much rather add real lime.

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Photo of toadphillips
1.49/5  rDev -35.5%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

It tastes like soap, not completely sure the brand of soap but probably ivory. I don't see how people like it, i'm sure cold bath water tastes smooth but its not really a good taste.

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Photo of Alestorm4069
5/5  rDev +116.5%

Had this at my buddy's birthday party. Not a lot of flavor worth mentioning. The lime tastes like real lime, but is a light dash of it. I give this a 5 out of 5 for one reason. It tastes incredibly smooth and goes down really good. Carbonation is perfect for this beer. You could argue its not beer considering there is no beer flavor really, besides a light malt taste. This stuff is incredibly easy to drink. It actually stays easy to drink even warm. Because of that i also rated this beer highly. It is seriously the easiest thing to drink i have ever had. The fact its so easy to drink i drank almost a 24 pack of bottles by myself across the day. The lime is just the perfect amount. I am not a beer snob at all. But i do enjoy the hoppier stuff too. I gotta say, they don't market this as much as regular BL and i don't think they have too. this is good without marketing. Its just the perfect balance of the lime flavor and the light body of the beer taste that makes me like this. next time i go fishing i'm taking a pack of this. perfect for hot days.

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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 mfnmbvp
2.25/5  rDev -2.6%

12 oz. bottle, with some sort of bottling code on the back label. I was surprised to discover that I hadn't yet reviewed this one. "Refreshment with a twist". Expectations are pretty bad; though it has been a long time since I last drank this stuff.

Poured into a miniature snifter glass, for the sake of discovery.

A - It pours a pale golden yellow color; same as it appears in the bottle obviously. Conjures about a finger of white head that fades to a ring quickly. Thin spotty lacing appears. Nothing special to look at. 3

S - The aroma actually isn't half bad, but this thing doesn't smell like beer. It smells almost like a radler, which I happen to enjoy - white sugar and lime extract, with maybe some faint wheat / grain in the background. Virtually no actual "beer" aroma appears, but the smell isn't bad. 3

T - The taste is sweet / grainy, with artificial sugary heartburn-inducing lime / lemon flavoring. Weak and papery. 2

M - Crisp and light-bodied, but that's about all I have to say for this one. 2

Overall, it is basically incomparable to an actual lager and lime combination; I would take a Corona with a lime over this one any day, or a nice radler. Glad to have rated it, but I won't be wanting this one again. Ever.

Bud Light Lime -----2/5.

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Photo of WhiteHillsStore
2/5  rDev -13.4%

Appearance was a very pale yellow with no head. Smell was full of lime, but also kind of a chemical scent. The taste was a bud light with artificial lime flavor added. That's kind of all there is to it.

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Photo of Webbey
3/5  rDev +29.9%

I will avoid the typical taste test format and just give it to you straight:

This beer is great with a little extra lime wedge placed in it as you are floating down a river somewhere down in Texas.

That is the only time drinking Bud is even remotely acceptable. Go with a refreshing wheat beer or blonde ale instead.

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2.31 out of 5 based on 2,537 ratings.
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