Bud Light Platinum | Anheuser-Busch

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2.22/5
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1,891 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

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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#46,287
Reviews:
350
Ratings:
1,891
pDev:
34.68%
Bros Score:
2.54
 
 
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Photo of QuentinDishaw
2.09/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Photo of Lugnut116
2.85/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of LoveGame
2.96/5  rDev +33.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Bud Light Platinum was my first-ever go-to beer. Every day after school during my senior year, my dad would stop by the gas station and get us one (yeah, shame on me). So in that sense, it's very nostalgic.

Despite my disdain for regular Bud Light, you'd be surprised to know I actually hold a positive opinion of this beer. I'm not sure what they did to improve it, but this honest to goodness stands out from the mainstream lager crowd in some ways. The look is fairly similar to regular BL, but the scent is much better. I picked up some smoky tones with a bit of sweetness. Taste was similar, and it went down fairly smooth with moderate carbonation. It isn't nearly as watery as regular BL either. As it is on the stronger side, you will get some alcohol taste, naturally. Unlike BL which is regularly consumed by the case, just one of these will have you feelin' pretty good, and that's a good thing due to the higher price point.

Though it's long-since been replaced as my go-to and obviously isn't as good as the higher-tier stuff, it ain't bad either. This is something I'd willingly revisit someday, and proof that something good can come from BL.

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Photo of Milkman_d83
2.92/5  rDev +31.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of MasterOAction52
3.26/5  rDev +46.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The bottle is pretty, and the taste is decent enough. Goes down smooth. Good beer for a Saturday night D&D adventure.

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Photo of Warren2621
1/5  rDev -55%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of Coltron23
2/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of MeLoynes
4.03/5  rDev +81.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OriginalWayOut
1.33/5  rDev -40.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.25

Photo of Beerbuddha
2/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of TheCrowsEye
1.38/5  rDev -37.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Tweezerjam
2.28/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 1 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Its not as bad as I would have guessed but its still a crappy beer. The best thing it has going for it is its 6% abv. Its also not cheap so that kinda sucks too.

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Photo of fhowe523
1.49/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Photo of StormWilliamPriester95
1.29/5  rDev -41.9%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

Photo of tanuki1980
1.06/5  rDev -52.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

A few years ago this was my go to beer. Easily accessible and got the job done. This was when it was available in the aluminum bottles. Something is just not right with the glass bottle or regular cans though. Glass you are almost guaranteed to get pure skunk and the can has a horrible taste and smell that I can only describe as embalming fluid like. I would avoid at all costs unless you live in a market that still has the aluminum bottles available. As is I give it a generous 1 but aluminum bottles I would give it a solid 4.

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Photo of noodlehiemer
4.11/5  rDev +85.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This beer is good. The bottle looks cool with it's awesome blue bottle. It taste great for a light beer that is made by a large company. The taste is always consistent, unlike some smaller brewers I have had. The higher alcohol is un-noticeable with the much better taste over a bud light / budweiser. If you are looking for a cheap beer that is good, high alcohol, and cheap, this is a clear winner from me.

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Photo of henrycjones4
2.05/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Despite it's impressive 6.00% ABV, I find Bud Light Platinum to actually be a step down from standard Bud Light. It has a very metallic taste and does not go down very smoothly. Because the ABV is fairly high, practically all actual "beer taste" is gone leaving bearable fizz. If you were to have a platinum after 4 or 5 other beers, then it would probably be great.

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Photo of bh2015
3.02/5  rDev +36%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Justin4498
3.73/5  rDev +68%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BenHoppy
2.16/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Photo of austinc94
2.21/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Khaack
2.37/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of jake96
3.77/5  rDev +69.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

better than standard bud. slightly stronger taste/body, more alcohol content. Good stuffffff

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Photo of TBDave
1.75/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Looks, smells and tastes kinda sweet, bland, light and watery. If you just want a cheap buzz, this will do it. But there are better beers in this price range.

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Photo of Vinman29
3.2/5  rDev +44.1%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Lots of alcohol in this one. Bud Light Platinum is crisp tasting and bland, and somewhat sweet. It has a alcohol aftertaste if anything. If you want to get drunk off a six pack and not face too many down sides, this product, which is hard to call a beer, would work. You could also mix vodka with club soda for the same taste and effect. I'm not sure what to say. It's like Icehouse without the character. But it is a good sneaky beer to drink around the house because it is pretty strong and you don't need to pound them down to feel pretty good. This is the beer to drink in front of your in-laws. Four of these is like drinking 6-7 light beers essentially, and since it doesn't have any flavor to speak of, you can drink it without smelling like a brewery. The quality and consistency of AB products is always high whether it's your type of beer or not. You get what you expect every time. Platinum is not my favorite kind of beer. It is a good beer to give to a non beer drinker if you want to get the party started. They won't hate it. There are some pluses and minuses to this product. It is not a beer drinker's beer by any stretch. I'm not sure why this beer exists, but it seems to have a lot of shelf space. This is the type of beer you'd give to Sheldon on Big Bang Theory to get him to be less weird. Lots of energy but not a lot of individuality to this beer. It is a fascinating product to me because of its focus on no flavor and high alcohol. Strange combination of attributes. If you buy Platinum for yourself you might have somewhat of a drinking problem and be headed to living in a van by the river because the only thing this beer offers of interest is alcohol. Maybe a good beer for golfing if you are in to that or other activities where your hands are tied like grilling and you don't have a lot of stand around time and can't be carrying and opening a bunch of bottles, but just grab a quick one.

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Bud Light Platinum from Anheuser-Busch
Beer rating: 2.22 out of 5 with 1,891 ratings