Busch Beer | Anheuser-Busch

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53
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1,696 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by Todd on 11-20-2000

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,696
Reviews:
462
Avg:
2.12
pDev:
34.91%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
266
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 1,696 |  Reviews: 462
Photo of UCLABrewN84
2.37/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2

Photo of BenMaalouf
2.18/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Photo of Nick98
2.95/5  rDev +39.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of StormAles
2.36/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Thomas_Wikman
2.03/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of OldeGolde
2.74/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 5 | smell: 1 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Look - perfect watery yellow. Bubbly. Makes you want to drink it.

Smell - nothing / bad like leftover corn

Taste - fizz water, grain, slides past you almost unnoticed, which is what it's going for. refreshing.

Feel - beers like this hit it out of the park with the feel. Tons of bubbles with a little bit of liquid mixed in for good measure.

The way Beer Advocate makes me break down the rating like this I have no choice but to give it a good rating. It looks and feels great, tastes inoffensive. The smell is the only thing that I can actually honestly detract points for.

I could see myself housing quite a few of these- back to back! Great to bring camping as it goes down smooth warm as well. Cheers!

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Photo of BrewskiBrandon
2.5/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of kurtbart
3.01/5  rDev +42%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MichaelGennings
4/5  rDev +88.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thick white head. Pale yellow colour.

The smell is very light malted barley and extremely light hops.

Taste is similar.

Body is light and the finish is crisp.

Best enjoyed icy cold.

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Photo of takusan1000
1.89/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of kevin3046
1.95/5  rDev -8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Virtually indistinguishable from Budweiser. And that's no necessarily a good thing. This may have slightly more lacing and less smell. I can't taste any grains and very mild hops. Watery and highly carbonated. If you want cheap American adjunct lager. Buy a Pabst or Old Milwaukee. Much better than this.

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Photo of Franziskaner
2.46/5  rDev +16%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Pale gold in color with a fingernail of dishwater around the rim. Aroma is of corn and faint German buttering hops. The flavor is initially creamed corn and then a touch of German hops. The mouth is flimsy and watery.

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Photo of baldy00
2.15/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Spoda1983
1.45/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

Photo of choll
2.93/5  rDev +38.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not as bad as I thought it might be. But it's a beer when you want a beer and it's cheap. So, why not?

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Photo of AZBeerDude72
2.13/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Pours golden color with some good foam and mild lacing. Smells of light hops, grains. and sugar. The taste is ok, this is meant to be a light beer and hits the mark. Get a good grainy taste with mild malty sweetness and light hops notes. Overall it is what it was meant to be, crushable on hot summer day without a heavy hit.

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Photo of NickFry9
1.15/5  rDev -45.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

Photo of dd53grif
2/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Darrin_Smith
2/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of mrosenfeld32
2.27/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Golfontap
2.72/5  rDev +28.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Johncnh
2/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Beer_Weeb
2.58/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Busch isn't going to be winning any awards, but it's the go-to beer for me and my friends. It's pretty cheap and it gets the job done. When I first gave it a shot, I thought it was about 4/10, but over time I've slowly devolved a taste for it. Perhaps the good times I've had with friends while having this beer have created a kind of nostalgia, perhaps I just have bad taste, but I truly enjoy this beer these days.

It has a mostly mild and unoffensive taste, and it's pretty easy to drink as long as you take it a bit slow. It works well cold, and also mildly cold, I don't think I'd want it warm though hah.

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Photo of prost2hefeweizen
1.81/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.75

Photo of caburdette51
1/5  rDev -52.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

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Busch Beer from Anheuser-Busch
2.12 out of 5 based on 1,696 ratings.
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