Bud Light Golden Wheat | Anheuser-Busch

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2.64/5
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645 Ratings
Bud Light Golden WheatBud Light Golden Wheat
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Anheuser-Busch
Missouri, United States
anheuser-busch.com

Style: Herbed / Spiced Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.10%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by JohnGalt1 on 07-28-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
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Reviews:
306
Ratings:
645
pDev:
26.52%
Bros Score:
3.03
 
 
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2.84/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of InfidelInside
1.18/5  rDev -55.3%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of Raime
3.27/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

So lemme start this one off with a story as I usually do when I acquire something either ultra rare or retired. Bout a half mile down yonder in a neighborhood lived a small grocery store that could never quite compete with the one only a block away. Upon my first and only inspection at the place all the food was dated and the beer meant for the brokest of alley bums. Always rumored that the guy was peddling coke of the back but who knows.

Anyway, they had a huge going out of business sale on the remainder of the beer stock. Neighbor went on down after cashing his SSI and Bought around thirty tall boys for $10, and eight six packs of this for $30. Gifted me a bottle.

Look - Straw typical budweiser golden with a dead head and low carbonation. This brew is definitely past its time. No lace.

Smell - Typical corn and cereal adjuncts present in the style. Wheat breadiness.

Taste - Wheat amps up a touch atop the typical bud light body we've all come to know.

Feel - Easy going with a low carbonation that swallows like water.

Overall - Best by April 2010. Guess that removes all doubt of why he got these so cheap. Wasn't even bad. Just basically a slightly amped up bud light. If this were available in case format at a similar price to the other products i'd buy it but alas I'm late to the party.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
2.77/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Before Shocktop there was this beer. Or maybe it was their attempt at Shocktop Light. I don't remember the order, but it was in definite response to the market share that Blue Moon was scooping up.

Pours a weak bud light like color but with slightly more substance from the wheat haze craze going on. Even the color scheme on the bottle suggests you throw down an orange wedge. Aroma was mostly nothing. If you would like to look for some wheat in the nose, you may find it.

Taste, bland, but yet not as bad/bland as regular Bud Light so this was a step in the right direction. Carbonation way too high just like Bud Light. If Shocktop is too heavy for you, this might have been up your alley. Punk.

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Photo of poisoneddwarf
2.39/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 3

2009 backlog. 12 oz bottle. Pure marketing. AB uses the Bud Light name to sell a watered-down version of their Michelob Shock Top Belgian White. They’re probably hoping that this will sell infinitely better than if they simply called it Shock Top Light. As everyone knows, Bud Light = massive sales. I don’t know how the average consumer of macro-produced lagers is going to take this beer, however. There’s actually flavor here--something Bud Light lacks. This could end up being a fabulous disaster with poor sales (it’s too different for the average macro drinker, obviously), or it could introduce the masses to beer with more flavor than the average swill they’re used to drinking. We’ll have to wait and see. Pours a strange radioactive orange color. Decent head which dissipates somewhat quickly. Aroma is not much different than your average macro swill. Flavor-wise, this starts out okay, kind of like a watered-down Blue Moon, with an interesting flavorful aftertaste. It just gets worse as it sits, however, becoming even more watery and losing much of the somewhat interesting flavors it started out with.

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2.79/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of cliff1066
2.5/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Kamahl16
2/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of dag1991
2.58/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Gkruszewski
2.6/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of The_Snow_Bird
1.03/5  rDev -61%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of COR8RFAN
2.25/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Mcataldo8
1.42/5  rDev -46.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

Photo of TheRamie
3/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BEER88
2.38/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of chuckgietzen
2.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of iRun2Beer
2.21/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of jpuetz
1/5  rDev -62.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of Dactrius
2.6/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Fitzy01
2.84/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Jason_cs
2.49/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of ALC82
2.48/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of rlovitt
2.6/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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2.65/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Jonny_nobes
1.88/5  rDev -28.8%

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Bud Light Golden Wheat from Anheuser-Busch
Beer rating: 2.64 out of 5 with 645 ratings
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