Busch Beer
Anheuser-Busch

Busch BeerBusch Beer
Rate It
Beer Geek Stats | Print Shelf Talker
From:
Anheuser-Busch
 
Missouri, United States
Style:
American Adjunct Lager
Ranked #308
ABV:
4.3%
Score:
51
Ranked #30,536
Avg:
2.08 | pDev: 37.98%
Reviews:
538
Ratings:
1,375
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jan 22, 2023
Added:
Nov 20, 2000
Wants:
  18
Gots:
  336
SCORE
51
Awful
Busch BeerBusch Beer
Notes: Busch and Busch Light are both brewed with a blend of premium American-grown and imported hops and a combination of malt and corn to provide a pleasant balanced flavor. Additionally, Busch Light undergoes a longer brewing process that produces a lighter body and fewer calories.
View: More Beers
Recent ratings and reviews. | Log in to view more ratings + sorting options.
 
Rated: 1.87 by Slyde180 from Texas

Jan 22, 2023
 
Rated: 1.5 by carolinabeerguy from North Carolina

Jan 06, 2023
Photo of BuschIsBest
Rated by BuschIsBest

4.79/5  rDev +130.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
Pretty much all I drink. Cheap and easy going down. Like my ex.
Jan 01, 2023
Photo of brewme
Reviewed by brewme from Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
Had that one time at a party back in the day. I have had a wicked lot of beers from these guys, most of which are not at all good whatsoever, this included.
Dec 31, 2022
 
Rated: 2.08 by swenny916 from Illinois

Nov 20, 2022
 
Rated: 1.15 by Beergod420 from Texas

Nov 06, 2022
Photo of transitionbikes93
Reviewed by transitionbikes93 from Virginia

4.36/5  rDev +109.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Beer snobs stay away. I was once a beer snob. And while I still enjoy craft beer, the hot Virginia sun and a 7% ABV, 90 IBU IPA don’t agree with me or each other. Enter Busch. It’s slightly sweet,
never skunky, completely inoffensive, and easy to drink. As far as adjunct lagers go, this one doesn’t seem to have any flaws. It is exactly what it is. Golden, bubbly, crisp, a little corny, and hydrating. This may hurt some feelings, but it tastes similar to Hamms or PBR, but less than them in some weird way. Who cares about doing a legit beer review with taste, mouthfeel, etc. It’s an adjunct lager, and a tasty, crushable one at that. Open up the beer fridge at my house and there is a chance you’ll see something from a local craft brewery or Trader Joe’s, maybe some Yuengling, Budweiser or Modelo. But there will ALWAYS be Busch in there. It’s just that good.
Oct 30, 2022
Photo of lagrluvr
Reviewed by lagrluvr

2.72/5  rDev +30.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
Haven't had an ice cold Busch since 1986, and did not expect much, so it wasn't as bad as I thought it might be. Very light for corn lager, and not too corny tasting either, so that's a plus. Fizzy white head is gone in a flash. Slightly better than Bud maybe, but not awful for this type of cheap junk beer. It could be another 35 years before I buy this again. Has even less beer flavor than their N/A version! Super crusher, and no sticky gack stuck in my craw like Hamm's.
Oct 15, 2022
Photo of datstankadank
Reviewed by datstankadank from New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
pours decent , rapidly fading head. i know its not really mistaken for coors products, but looking at this can and website, this brand really likes to use their mountain backdrop. and the natural light was created to compete with miller lite, the retro logo even modeled after it. not surprising though given the OG budweiser brand is a parody of the OG beer of kings. Nontheless, this beer is about as average as average gets. I'd post something about the flavor, but it's what i would imagine one would experience if they had that covid 19 thing that destroyed so many small businesses. and families. apparently it took your smell away. anyway, 4.3 abv busch, i think the busch light is 4.1 abv. Just funny to note.
Sep 27, 2022
 
Rated: 1.1 by Something8750 from Michigan

Sep 24, 2022
Photo of DrOfGolf
Reviewed by DrOfGolf from Delaware

2.24/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25
Definitely a beer we all drank when we were back in college, not because of the great taste but because of the great cheap price. When money was tight, this was the turn to beer.
Sep 08, 2022
Photo of Augustus22
Reviewed by Augustus22

2.79/5  rDev +34.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
For the price you can't beat it.
Clean finish.
Refreshing.
There's a beer for every occasion
Don't read to much into it.
I gotta laugh at some of these reviews. Sound like a bunch of wine snobs.
Sep 06, 2022
 
Rated: 2.5 by mattjp03 from Alabama

Aug 04, 2022
 
Rated: 2.36 by not2quick from Missouri

Jul 09, 2022
 
Rated: 5 by snoopdoug from Missouri

Jun 20, 2022
Photo of JZH1000
Reviewed by JZH1000 from Colorado

2.31/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5
Poured from an undated 12oz can

On the pour a big 3+ finger head forms in my pint glass that actually looks pretty nice but it quickly fades down allowing me to fit the whole can no problem. Over a couple minutes the head fades to a ring around the glass and some light carbonation floating on tip. Body is very carbonated and a golden yellow. On the first sip it tries to form lacing but it quickly sags to become just some clusters of bubbles stuck to the glass.

Aroma is basically all tart cheap unpleasant poorly treated lager yeast. There's maybe a slight hint of hops, maybe and a very light hint of corny maltiness on the back.

Flavor largely follows the aroma woth the tartness sticking around and essentially no bitterness the finish is a vaguely sweet corny light malt. Pretty simple and not great.

Feel is decent and honestly has a bit of body to it. Despite the lightness in other categories this is a bit surprising, however it is VERY strongly carbonated almost to a ridiculous degree, which honestly combined with other aspects of the feel lend to fast drinking and surprising refreshing vibe to it despite the lower quality.

Overall this beer is what it is. Super easy to drink and not much else. Yeah it has some malt character but it's largely covered by flaws and the only redeeming feature of it is just how much of a lawnmower/frat beer this is.
Jun 12, 2022
Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
Reviewed by GratefulBeerGuy from New Hampshire

1.97/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2
Pretty shocked I've never reviewed this!

Look: Classic pale golden color, obvious carbonation with the thin, white foam cap.

Nose: Sweet corn and light malted grains, like wheat or hay. Maybe some green, grassy scented hop and tangy, metallic sharpness.

Feel & Flavor: Certainly crisp, very light and pretty jazzy. Cream 'i corn sweetness with very lightly malted field grains, more sweetness with a tangy edge and green, herbal, maybe even spice blend, like from Grandma's kitchen.

Overall: It's pretty much the classic American adjunct light lager through and through. Personally it's one and done for me.
Jun 09, 2022
Photo of tekstr1der
Reviewed by tekstr1der from New Hampshire

1.67/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75
I'm sure I must have had this back in high school and forgotten, but I'm recently revisiting any AAL I can find. Oh my is this abysmal. I just had an Old Milwaukee and it was a gem in comparison. Pours piss yellow with bubbles that fade to nothing. Aroma - I had to smell this multiple times to confirm with my sensitive sniffer - is wet cardboard. First time I've ever engaged the lowest end of the scale after near 1k beers. Flavors are much "better", in that it's remotely palatable, though I'm not certain what the heck is going on - just corn/grain? Dunnoh, but finishes fairly dry and clean thankfully, though with a bit of metallic. Yikes.
May 19, 2022
 
Rated: 2.35 by MJ64 from Mississippi

Apr 16, 2022
 
Rated: 3.96 by SFHbeerME from Maine

Apr 12, 2022
 
Rated: 2.6 by JFlowers

Mar 06, 2022
Photo of Spark420
Reviewed by Spark420

3.03/5  rDev +45.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Picked up a tall can at the beer store (Ontario) for $2 which was on sale, normal price $2.25. It’s not the worst beer I’ve had but don’t see myself buying this again. There is better options at this price point.
Feb 25, 2022
Photo of Sambo4
Rated by Sambo4 from Alabama

3.67/5  rDev +76.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Really smooth beer for price. Super tasty after yard work
Jan 04, 2022
 
Rated: 2.16 by aklavall from Canada (AB)

Jan 03, 2022
 
Rated: 2.19 by mdaschaf from Indiana

Jan 01, 2022
 
Rated: 2.25 by smcel371 from New York

Dec 31, 2021
 
Rated: 2.13 by CisPiece88 from Nebraska

Dec 17, 2021
Photo of wadamslll
Reviewed by wadamslll

2.92/5  rDev +40.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
This is the beer of my college days. I drank so much Busch over a 4 year period, out of a keg, I have very little memory of that time period. Went up to Circle K to fill truck up with gas, so I was of course then low on funds and didn’t want to spend over $10 for a 12 pack of something. I already know I am shooting low. Was gonna buy Budweiser till my eye spotted the limited edition Busch 12er for 9.99. Had to. Just for nostalgia. It’s pretty bad, tastes kind of like beer. Budweiser which also is a poor beer tastes a smidge better. But my only other option was an 18 pack of Rolling Rock for $15. Which I probably will but next time I fill up truck for gas. I have Busch a 3, but really it’s more like 2.5-2.75 overall. But a good memory of when very little mattered and I was just pounding plastic cups of keg Busch beer.
Dec 14, 2021
Photo of Scotty667
Rated by Scotty667 from Tennessee

4.8/5  rDev +130.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
So Many People Trash this Beer I think Because it's cheap but I love this beer !
Dec 01, 2021
 
Rated: 3.9 by Echo93

Nov 27, 2021
 
Rated: 1.83 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

Nov 18, 2021
Photo of soapspray
Reviewed by soapspray

4.92/5  rDev +136.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
This is a beer that is beyond refreshing and is perhaps the most underrated beer for its price point. Yeah it may not look as good as a craft beer, but smell just reminds you of relaxation and bliss. It just feels so nice as it pours down your throat, cooling you down after a long hot day outside. The mild yet great taste of Busch is what people look for after a long day’s worth of hard work. There’s nothing like an ice cold Busch during a hot fishing trip at the river.
Nov 17, 2021
Photo of VolInJax
Rated by VolInJax

2.8/5  rDev +34.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
This is a solid , cheap hot weekend beer for a budget. #DrinkWhatYouLike
Oct 29, 2021
 
Rated: 1.85 by Isaac_L95 from Canada (ON)

Oct 12, 2021
 
Rated: 1.8 by SadMachine from New Jersey

Oct 09, 2021
Photo of Joefromgeorgia
Reviewed by Joefromgeorgia from Georgia

3.03/5  rDev +45.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Its a cheap American corn beer, the f*ck do you want? Why come on this site to bitch when you know what it is? This isnt a craft, ipa, micro brewshit. It a beer you buy to drink after work or at the dock or vegged out while watching football. If you can find it in a tallboy you know what it is. Not great, not awful, some foam, only skunked if warm. I cant believe theres a light version of it based on how light this one is, i would never try that, but Michelob light exists so hell maybe theres some kinda trashy golf fan out there who it would be perfect for. Its middle line American beer, dont bitch, if you like budlight you wouldnt be able to tell the difference blindfolded. Throw me one, can or bottle if it exists, i wont complain.
Sep 17, 2021
Photo of IAmVeryTired
Reviewed by IAmVeryTired

1.03/5  rDev -50.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
Honestly, I made an account because of how wrong I think the current score is for this beer. There's no way busch isn't paying for reviews on this site or something. I've been known to drink shitty beer in the past but this one really puts the SHITTY in shitty beer. It's simultaneously too sweet and also lacking in flavor. It leaves an awful taste in your mouth. In my opinion, literally every other beer at the same price point is better.
Aug 23, 2021
 
Rated: 2.5 by cdub70085 from Connecticut

Aug 19, 2021
Photo of chum_husk
Reviewed by chum_husk from Minnesota

2.23/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25
12oz can - review from notes

This is a decent adjunct, I like how clean it drinks. You need to keep it ice cold, but that goes without saying for the style. Just okay, with very little off-flavors (a little skunk and rotting corn water, especially if it heats up)

its okay for p*ss-water
Jul 31, 2021
Photo of Tacoma223
Rated by Tacoma223 from New York

5/5  rDev +140.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Least offensive mass produced beer, taste great, love it will forever have a soft spot for Busch
Jul 28, 2021
Busch Beer from Anheuser-Busch
Beer rating: 51 out of 100 with 1913 ratings