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Bud Light Platinum | Anheuser-Busch

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Bud Light PlatinumBud Light Platinum

Brewed by:
Missouri, United States

Style: Light Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by DarthKostrizer on 12-31-2011

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Photo of KCCO_JSV
2.34/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Mexwald
2.33/5  rDev +5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of rodbeermunch
2.32/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Pours like bud light, looks all weak and shit. Aroma of alcohol on a thin body.

Taste was not offensive, it was just missing, a little corn sweetness. Not really any hopping to speak of. This is just a bigger alcohol delivery vessel for Bud light.

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Photo of Suds
2.32/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Although not a fan of light American lagers, I'll try to be as open minded as possible. From a cobalt blue bottle, the beer is a very clear, very pale yellow color...utterly transparent. It has a white head for maybe 40 seconds, after which it is completely foam-less. The beer is less carbonated than other light lagers that I recall. It's aroma is clean, and a little fruity (surprisingly). It doesn't smell much like a beer...not much malt of hops...just some graininess and distant, undiscernible fruit. The taste is sweeter than expected as well. It's not exactly malty, but rather very sugary. No hop flavor or balance. Finish is clean, but a lingering cotton-candy-like flavor pervades the aftertaste. Light in body, but not as watery as expected. Not my kind of beer, for sure.

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Photo of 94rocker1
2.29/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25

Photo of IBUBrew
2.29/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of greenday_bjh
2.29/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Dogleg
2.28/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of oriolesfan4
2.28/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Tried this earlier this afternoon at a crab feast on the eastern shore in MD. Remember seeing the commercials during the Super Bowl, finally get a chance to try it (woohoo). Can't say i was too impressed, I'd actually prefer a Bud Light over this one. Has a musty smell and an odd sweetness to it, awkward finish as well. An odd tasting beer, and definitely not good tasting or refreshing by any means. Comes in a fancy blue bottle and has higher ABV, but I'll pass in the future.

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Photo of mbratt93
2.27/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Lemke10
2.27/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

I bought a 6pk of this from Woodman's in Janesville, WI for $6.39 in early 2012.

Pours a very pale yellow color almost like it is a glass of tainted water. A slight head but it disappears quickly. Not too strong of a scent, mostly just hints of cheap earthy grains. The taste isn't too bad. It has a sweet, easy, drinkable texture. Only a slight reminisce of beer in the after taste. Definitely would take this over a Bud Light or MGD 64.

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Photo of SerialTicker
2.27/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 1.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Regretfully poured into my Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass. 22oz bottle bought for something like $2.19 at the liquor store.

Appearance: That infamous beer piss yellow. Finger or two of head fizzles away very fast. No lacing. Serious carbonation coming from the etching on the bottom of the glass. Probably the worst beer I've ever seen.

Smell: Sweet. Corn aromas. Just very sweet. Doesn't smell bad, but it does smell cheap ... which I guess is bad. I don't know. Not much going on.

Taste/feel: Again, really sweet... this really just. Doesn't taste like beer. It tastes like a beer flavored pop/soda/whatever you want to call it. I guess it sort of does have an apple sort of flavor after reading some reviews... kind of does taste like watered down apple juice. It goes down easy, there's nothing off about it with any weird notes, it's cheap... but this isn't a beer aficianado's beer.

I probably wouldn't buy it again just because I was embarrassed enough the first time. Any self-respecting brewmaster should know that beer doesn't really belong in anything but a brown bottle. Very little flavor, but nothing offensive about it. A little better than Bud Light.

It would be fine if it was considered cider or a wine cooler or something like that, but how the hell is this considered a beer? Sure as hell doesn't taste much like one to me.

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Photo of BenMaalouf
2.27/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Goblinmunkey7
2.26/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: The prince of beer is bedecked in cobalt blue. Platinum shining from his digits. Like his father, the pale, sallow, yellowed skin holds a wispy trace of white atop its head. Lively.

Smell: Skins fresh from the orchard mix with the stale stench of alcohol. He must have taken a morning stroll. Pale, vaguely sweet, mute promises of something greater. He spiked his lager with cider, a mystery to behold. Bathing is a sea of apple juice and fresh peeled skin. He must enjoy it with cereal.

Taste: Trailing his fingers through the grass, our prince reaches his orchard. Juice splatters his chin as the sharp bite of apple splashes in the grass. A maid to the side reminds him of hay, rolling. Sweet lingering traces of bread from the morning. So pale, so sweet. His breath carries the ever present trace of alcohol muted by damp fruit and musty hay. Back through the grass, perhaps a cracker will settle his stomach.

Mouthfeel: The prince is bright, light on his feet, and bubbly. His charisma can only carry him so far.

Overall: I believe our prince found himself in the bottom of a cheap paper bag.

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Photo of Myotus
2.26/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.25

Poured from a 12oz (bottled 26Jun15) into a pilsner glass.
LOOK: Pours with two finger's worth of white foam that dissipates into a quarter finger's worth after 2 minutes and 15 seconds. Once the foam head settles, there is still a plethora of medium-sized bubbles that are ascending towards the top. Straw yellow in color. Lacing is thin and subtle.
SMELL: Mild aromas of sugar water and neutral scented hand soap clash with subtle aromas of car exhaust, spicy hops, and grass along with hints of corn.
TASTE: Initial taste is of mild sugar water flavors that are immediately followed by subtle corn flavors. Subtle flavors of spicy hops, floral hops, and hints of bready malts eneter lastly as both initial flavors persist in strength.
FEEL: Light-bodied and moderately carbonated. Goes down somewhat smooth. Finishes with a subtle dryness that makes you want to drink more until you realize you're drinking garbage and then proceed to grab yourself a nice Dortmunder or Kellerbier.

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Photo of Ryan_Graham
2.26/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

One finger head fades quickly. Almost totally clear yellow color. Appears very watered down. Smells like a cheap beer. Average taste. Goes down smooth but lacks any depth. Overall It's basically bud light with more alcohol in it. It tastes almost exactly the same. Good because of the extra alcohol but its still as watered down as every Budweiser beer ever.

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2.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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2.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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2.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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2.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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2.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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2.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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2.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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2.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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2.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Bud Light Platinum from Anheuser-Busch
Beer rating: 2.22 out of 5 with 1,872 ratings
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