Busch Light Apple

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Lager - Light
Ranked #24
Ranked #45,642
3.49 | pDev: 15.76%
Missouri, United States
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Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois

3.88/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

poured from a 12oz can into a New Glarus pilsner glass. pours out like a Busch Light with a clear golden hue and not quite two fingers of fizzy white head. head disappears rather quickly. it’s all apple on the nose. not even the faintest hint of corn. taste is apple up front with a tiny (and i mean tiny) hint of busch light flavor on the finish. mouthfeel is decent, well carbonated and not too thin. it’s a nice autumn treat and if you like apples or apple flavored drinks, you’ll most likely dig it but if you’re looking for beer with a hint of apple then you’ll probably be a little overwhelmed with how powerful the apple flavors come through.

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jkblr from Indiana

3.8/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz can stamped 23FEB22 poured into a vintage Busch pokal glass at fridge temp 4.1% ABV. The beer pours bright light straw yellow with nearly white head. The head recedes to a thin ring and single layer of bubbles. Slight lacing. The aroma is apple Jolly Rancher and maybe a little grain. The taste is semisweet & tart apple Jolly Rancher with a hint of corny, grainy AAL at the finish. Minimal bitterness. The mouthfeel is thin bodied with above average carbonation and a mostly dry finish. Overall, good light lager. The "natural" flavors are either masking the normal diacetyl here or there's just less of it because of the ingredients.

Sep 24, 2021
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Sabtos from Ohio

2.36/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 2

The appearance is surprisingly foggy or chill hazed burnt gold with a short white head unevenly settling in foamy lumps to a sparse, fuzzy film.

A customer at the store, upon noticing our surprise when we saw a fresh tower of Busch Light Apple cases, made a point of coming over to tell us that it doesn't taste like hard cider or anything, and that "it's only a hint of apple." My dude, get your to tongue checked. This sucker beats you upside the head with apple--full on Jolly Rancher, to be specific. However, the man we actually bought this 12 pack for personally described it as Fuji.

Although it's got an expectedly light body, it's also got a super fluffy froth that makes for a very drinkable, fall appropriate beverage, despite its fairly artificial and waxy qualities. The finish is semi-wet, while the very last sip brings up a hint of corn from the base. For a minute there, I really didn't think this had any relation to Busch Light, let alone beer in general, but hey, it's certainly better than its daddy.

Sep 24, 2021
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

there is honestly so much to like here, haters be damned, this is straight up good, the best parts of real pressed cider and decent lager, it almost makes the base beer relevant, i swear, and while yeah, i dont want to drink ten of them, i sure like my one can. its not sweet like hard cider, frankly there isnt even a trace of alcohol here, but the apple flavor is real too, and instead of metallic and cheap on the base beer side, i get just reasonable bready lager yeast and pils malt, like somehow busch is transformed, can i even say that? hard to rate the appearance, has anyone ever poured this into a glass, like seriously? the essence of fall in a good way, and maybe i am high right now, but do i get a saison element here? like something rustic and timeless and european? maybe, maybe not, but this is not messing around, real red apple in the height of true fall somewhere that has it still, and trace honey, oak, vanilla, and some endearing memory element. dont let it warm, dont pay a bounty hunter to track it down for you, but this is pretty legit, especially in the right context...

Aug 12, 2021
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RonaldTheriot from Louisiana

4.59/5  rDev +31.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Busch Light Apple has a thin, white head, and a mostly clear, golden appearance, with lots of roiling sediment (apple pulp?) and minimal lacing. The aroma is of cereal grains and faint red apple. The flavor is of red apple and faint cereal grains, with acidity, but no bitterness. Busch Light Apple has a light body and a crisp finish.


Jul 31, 2021
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Deego from Pennsylvania

4.71/5  rDev +35%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Look: light amber nearly identical to Busch light
Smell: caramel apple with sour undertones
Taste: starts sweet and bold;finishes smooth and refreshing with light malt flavor
Feel: crispy and airy
Overall: enjoyable beverage for a hot summer day. not too sweet and doesn’t have too much of the artificial candy taste I was expecting. Wish it wasn’t a limited release!

Jul 26, 2021
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KT3418 from Colorado

3.6/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Myles from YouTube sent me here tbh. I honestly did like this and found it very refreshing. It's like an artificial green apple taste so if you like Jones apple soda it's kinda like that. Idk. I got to do the Buschhhhhhhh thing when opening it lol

Jul 21, 2021
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3.84/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

It's a Busch light, and apple cider baby. It's cheap like Busch. Hard to find. And a lil over hyped. It's good tho. Busch tastes like shit and this... this is better.

Jul 19, 2021
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Chickenhawk9932 from Pennsylvania

3.09/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Pours a pale yellow with an off white head.

Smells like sour candy apple.

Taste a granny Smith apple with candied notes. Some off metallic after taste. Not bad but not good.

Jul 13, 2021
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Robertrhett from New York

4.4/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I have been waiting to find this. Finally, get to taste the hype. Pleasantly surprised. Taste of slightly tart apple flavor through the whole can. Not too sweet makes it better to drink. Not overwhelming apple flavor, just right. I enjoyed this as I am a Busch Light fan. It is definitely a summer beer but that is okay .

Jun 29, 2021
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rodbeermunch from Nevada

3.3/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

So this is the rare and only beer ever gifted up on me by Mr. Banks.

Pours a super lighter than even straw yellow, plenty of clarity, thin head 1/5" white. Looks like Busch light essentially. The smell is actually evocative of apple. We can debate the merits of whether this is "real" apple or from concentrate or whatnot, but I don't really care, it smells like apple and pretty much nothing else.

Taste, its an apple delivery system, thereby supplanting the very mild bitterness of Busch light with that of a green apple, and thereby, slightly sweeter. Highly carbonated. Its definitely got more taste going for it than about any other domestic light beer short of the almighty Miller Lite.

The next morning, I did notice I had a slight hangover that normally doesn't happen when drinking a comparable amount of alcohol. So I dunno, maybe this is all chemtrail apple mix artificial stuff. I have to believe they achieved what they were going for in this one.

Nov 17, 2020
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larryi86 from Delaware

4.14/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Blind review, thanks OrcaWhale
12 oz can poured into a teku

A- A clear golden straw with a two finger white head. 4.25

S- Tart, green apple and watermelon jolly ranchers, touch of wheat. This smells almost like straight jolly ranchers without being too sweet. 4.5

T- Tart, green apple jolly ranchers, touch of apple juice, some wheat. Good, but weak compared to the nose. 4

M- Smooth, light body. 4

O- A little weak, would have liked more of that jolly rancher flavor, but still enjoyable. 4

After thoughts, I kind of hate how much I enjoy this. Reminds me Redd’s Apple Ale which I have enjoyed a few times.

Nov 17, 2020
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JoeMurphy from Tennessee

4.73/5  rDev +35.5%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: pale straw, highly filtered; soapy white head that quickly dissipates away. Pretty standard for a budget-priced light American adjunct lager.

Aroma: The aroma is a real winner, especially for the style. The aroma presents an authentic apple bouquet: I’m getting mostly red apple skins, with sweetness, and perhaps some Granny Smith in there. There’s a noticeable grainy note—basically the same as a normal Busch Light. This beer doesn’t smell artificial or sickeningly sweet or like acidic as with a cider. It simply smells as though one let a handful of apple skins or slices marinate in a Busch Light for a day.

The taste is the same as the aroma, but it is noticeably less sweet than the aroma.

The mouthfeel and finish are what one gets with a regular Busch Light, except there’s a tad higher viscosity. It has the ideal mouthfeel and finish for a light American adjunct lager.

I’m giving this beer such high ratings because I really don’t see fault with it. While it’s quite far behind other flavored lagers and ales I’ve had the pleasure of sampling, Busch Light Apple excels as flavored mass-produced American Adjunct Lager—especially among light lagers. I contend that it even holds its own among other more prominent flavored beers. It’s no Samuel Smith’s Apricot, yet it is surprisingly flavorful, delicious, and authentic in its flavor nonetheless.

Trying to find a proper rating, keeping in mind other similar beers as well as the proper category for this beer, I can’t justify giving it a rating lower than I have.

Nov 03, 2020
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TedHead from Illinois

3.3/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a very pale translucent yellow with a small white head. It smells like apple wine but with a little bit of corn to it. Its taste is halfway cider but then busch light on the end. It's not overly sweet and it's not overly beery. It's got more of a beer flavor than a redd's, but it's not a busch. It's slightly more carbonated than usual it goes down easily. Overall it's good because it doesn't taste like busch..... and that's all I have to say about that.

Oct 12, 2020
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woodychandler from Pennsylvania

3.74/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

it is not often any more that I have FOMO where The CANQuest (tm) is CANcerned, but when I read of @BDitty187 & his recent promo at the Hy-Vee in Omaha, NE where he is the store's beverage guru, I was suddenly hit by it! He put a buncha CANs in an aluminum tub filled with ice water & had a bobbing for Busch Light Apples deal. 8=O He said that he moved so many units so quickly that he depleted his stock! 8=O I was SO jelly, but Teddy & the Friendly Greek Bottle Shop (FGBS) to the rescue, getting me this CAN for review.

From the CAN: "Limited Edition"; "Light Lager with Natural Flavors".

I am reviewing this as a "Lager - Light" based on both its name & its inCANsion of nutritional information with a ChANge Request having been sent.

I wanted to get the most out of this one, so directly following the Crack! of the vent, I employed an inverted C-Line Glug into the awaiting glass. This resulted in the formation of two-plus fingers of fizzy, foamy, roiling bone-white head that quickly fizzed out & into wisps. 8=( Color was Pale-Straw (SRM = 1 - 2) & speaking of our CANleague, it had NE-quality clarity!

"NE-quality clarity" comes from Beer School in Lincoln, NE when the brewer imparted to us that "for the average Nebraskan beer drinker, if they CANnot read the Sunday funnies through it, it ain't clear enough for them." Ha! NE-quality clarity = button brightness = filament bright, ad nauseum.

Nose had the sweetness of Red Delicious apples, which was not unexpected. Mouthfeel was thin & watery, but that is par for this particular course. The taste was definitely of Red Delicious apples & it did not seem artificial, either. Note that the term "Natural Flavors" does NOT imply the use of actual fruit. OTOH, also note that the site's Style Guide reads: "For the most part, this style has the least amount of flavor than any other style of beer." Setting the bar low leads to a high score in this case since it had a good deal of flavor & it was actually fairly pleasant. It tasted of apple throughout & while one was sufficient, it might be worth seeking out. Finish was surprisingly semi-dry, making that much more appealing to me since I generally eschew sweets. YMMV.

Sep 21, 2020
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jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

3.87/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pale gold color with thick frothy white lacing and aggressive steady carbonation.

S - Grainy malt with a prominent green apple aroma.

T - Apple from start to finish. This is beer meets apple juice.

M - Medium body with sprightly carbonation.

O - This beer is far better than its current score of (69).

Sep 08, 2020
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buschbeer from Ohio

3.64/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 FL. OZ. can
Served in a pilsner glass

This beer pours straw colored and clear. It is topped with a few inches of white head that leaves decent lacing.

It smells like cider.

The taste is cider with a dryish finish.

Light bodied with a watery mouthfeel

It tastes like a watered down Redds. Coming from he company that makes a personal favorite in Natty Daddy, I am disappointed. C'mon ABI. You're better than that. It is chuggable and refreshing.

Aug 14, 2020
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nicholas2121 from Ohio

4/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Busch Light Apple brewed by Anheuser-Busch,with an ABV of 4.10% This American Light Lager pours out of a 12oz can into a pint beer glass. The color of this brew is a light amber color with a small white head. There is some faint lacing to this brew, it kinda sticks to the glass. The smell is sweet with apple an grains and malts. It smells just like apple juice. So far Busch Light Apple is a nice inviting brew. Now for the taste, it is sweet with good brew flavors. You first pick up on the apple sweetness then mirror grains an malts. For what it is it is really Refreshing. The body of Busch Light Apple is a soild medium. There is nothing overpowering about this brew, it has a super nice balance to it. This brew would go nice on a hot summer day or with lunch. The mouth feel of Busch Light Apple is Rich, Clean, Smooth, Apple, And refreshing. Overall I am going to give Busch Light Apple a solid 4 out of 5. I would definitely look this brew up again givin the opportunity to.
Anheuser-Busch did a nice job with this fruit filled light brew.

Jul 26, 2020
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tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.4/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a very pale straw color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of apple cider. Taste is apple cider, hints of grains, sweeter than it really needs to be. Feels medium/light bodied in the mouth and overall it's not bad, but nothing special. Despite the word "light" in the name, at 130 calories and a whopping 11 grams of carbs per can, this was classified correctly as an AAL.

Jul 25, 2020
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hoptheology from South Dakota

2.55/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Surprised nobody took a swing at this one yet.
12 oz can, best by Jan 1, 2021, into Batch 19 pint glass.

Absolutely clear pale straw gold, with a loosely-knit finger of bone white head, receding gradually to a fingernail, with lots of effervescent bubbles spiraling up to the top to feed it.

Aroma is amazingly an accurate representation of a crisp red apple. Spiced, almost, and not really that artificial. Also has sort of a room spray/potpourri vibe. It's not bad. I like where this is going.

The flavor is like watery apple potpourri but also has that Redd's thing going on. The tart and sweet apple hits you right out front, but Busch Light, not to be bested, comes out in a full lager swing. It surfaces forcefully and the beer ends on a classic Busch Light note. This profile is not all that inviting though, and after a few sips I feel somewhere (maybe in my belly) that this beer is too sweet for me. I can't say my front palate is telling me that, but maybe the back of my mouth, or somewhere in my throat. I don't quite want to finish it.

Feel is crisp, and has some body to it (bear with me) compared to the Keylightful I just had. Still crisp and somewhat effervescent, but not clean...and leaves some sticky residue behind on the gums and the back palate.

Overall, this might be a touch better than regular Busch Latte, but it's definitely not as drinkable. Might last you longer since you won't be prone to downing it as fast (unless you have chicks on your boat).

Price paid : 99 cents
Would buy again : definitely not, this sucked

Jul 20, 2020
Busch Light Apple from Anheuser-Busch
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 49 ratings