Bud Light Platinum | Anheuser-Busch

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56
awful
1,863 Ratings
THE BROS
60
poor
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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
Ratings:
1,863
Reviews:
341
Avg:
2.28
pDev:
33.77%
 
 
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19
Gots:
577
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3/5  rDev +31.6%

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1/5  rDev -56.1%

Photo of Phyl21ca
2/5  rDev -12.3%
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 -28.5%
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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1.25/5  rDev -45.2%

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2/5  rDev -12.3%

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3.25/5  rDev +42.5%

Photo of womencantsail
2.98/5  rDev +30.7%
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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1.5/5  rDev -34.2%

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1.25/5  rDev -45.2%

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2.03/5  rDev -11%
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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1.5/5  rDev -34.2%

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1.5/5  rDev -34.2%

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2/5  rDev -12.3%

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2.25/5  rDev -1.3%

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3/5  rDev +31.6%

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2/5  rDev -12.3%

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2.25/5  rDev -1.3%

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2.02/5  rDev -11.4%
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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1.75/5  rDev -23.2%

Bud Light Platinum from Anheuser-Busch
2.28 out of 5 based on 1,863 ratings.
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