Bud Light Platinum | Anheuser-Busch

Bud Light PlatinumBud Light Platinum
BA SCORE
2.22/5
1,868 Ratings
Bud Light PlatinumBud Light Platinum
BEER INFO

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

Style: Light Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by DarthKostrizer on 12-31-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,102
Reviews:
345
Ratings:
1,868
pDev:
34.23%
Bros Score:
2.54
 
 
Wants:
19
Gots:
584
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 1,868 |  Reviews: 345
Photo of CircusBoy
1.42/5  rDev -36%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

When pouring this beer it looked clear coming out of the bottle. I was a bit confused, not sure what to expect from here on. Glass filled, there is a bit of color, but mostly looks like water with some bud light splashed in giving a clear slight straw color. An aggressive pour yields a small head that in gone in seconds with no lacing whatsoever.

Aroma is a combination of malt and metallic notes. Thankfully it's very dull.

Taste is similar to the smell, a strong metallic taste which may be why they named it platinum. Has a strange aftertaste which is very hard to describe other than awful.

This beer is very carbonated; has me burping like crazy.

Overall this is one of the worst beers I've ever had. It's extremely hard to finish the bottle. Even the bump in ABV does not make up for it's failures.

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Photo of JimmytheSaintPSU
2/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of lauran24
1/5  rDev -55%

Photo of VirtueVsVice
2.5/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of jsisko01
3/5  rDev +35.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance - Pours a clear golden color with a half inch thick, soapy white head that dissipates instantly. Has a nice lacing to it.

Smell - Slightly sweet with malts, bread, and corn.

Taste - A lot sweeter in the flavor.. with some pale malts, corn, grains, and a bitter alcohol bite in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Light bodied with high carbonation.

Overall - I wouldn't get this again. I don't like the alcohol taste lingering in my mouth. I guess you can't really expect a simplistic, light beer to cover up 6% ABV.. lol

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Photo of lalakers24
3/5  rDev +35.1%

Photo of bobojuice
1/5  rDev -55%

Photo of Phyl21ca
2/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Bottle: Poured a clear pale yellow color lager with a small bubbly head with minimal retention. Aroma consists of light sweet malt with well hidden adjunct. Taste is also dominated by sweet malt with no clearly identifiable adjunct but also very limited characteristics. Body is light with average carbonation. I actually drank this side-by-side with a regular bud light and I must say that the platinum is actually better though still quite bland in the grand scheme of things.

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Photo of jeffbrister
1.63/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

This is an interesting one. The most confusing part to me is how they are able to pass this as a light beer. it only has a handful of calories less than regular Budweiser. I think it would have made more sense to simply call it 'Budweiser Platinum'. I think the main purpose was to produce a beer with a slightly boosted ABV. Because that's what it tastes like. A Bud with some more alcohol. That makes it a better choice than Bud or Bud Light if you want to get wasted. It's redeeming qualites stop there i think.

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Photo of GntSquid
1.25/5  rDev -43.7%

Photo of pooogy
2/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of kevmcdin2003
3.25/5  rDev +46.4%

Photo of womencantsail
2.98/5  rDev +34.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a pale golden color with a short lived white head. Nose reveals a striking similarity to Bud Light. Corn, sweet cereal, no hops, faint yeast, and minimal esters. Maybe not quite as watery. Flavor does have a touch of hop character, but otherwise your typical light/pale lager. Cereal and grain sweetness, mild yeast, and some water. Very high carbonation and very light body. I actually like it better than Bud Light.

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Photo of GoatRoyal
1.5/5  rDev -32.4%

Photo of craigmj7
1.25/5  rDev -43.7%

Photo of GossageBrewery
2.03/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Poured a clear pale yellow color, produces a small amount of head and no retention. Aroma of this Light Lager consists of bread and grain. Light in body, this brew has some slight grain flavor, mild hop bitterness and a warm finish. I'm not sure where AB is going with this beer, what category they are trying to fill, but i think it has less to do with beer style and more to do with trying to fill up shelf space. This will be another short lived failure by AB/INBEV.

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Photo of Thecasehead
1.5/5  rDev -32.4%

Photo of primrose54
1.5/5  rDev -32.4%

Photo of BeerMeBrah
2/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of Doyle
2.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Tpitty23
3/5  rDev +35.1%

Photo of Zaku
2/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of Danobold
2.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of tjacobs610
2.02/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Very clear straw yellow color, had a small head about one finger thick after pouring

Smell: Typical light lager aromas. Grainy and corny aroma with a cereal odor to it as well

Taste: Very crisp but also very plain. Has the cheapness taste that regular Bud Light has

Mouthfeel: Very light, watered down. Very thin as well, not much of a feel to really speak of.

Overall: This beer has no real flavor to speak of, with a poor feel and not a great smell this beer ranks very low for me. I would rather drink Bud Light even with the lower ABV.

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Photo of sanitarium16
1.75/5  rDev -21.2%

Bud Light Platinum from Anheuser-Busch
Beer rating: 2.22 out of 5 with 1,868 ratings
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