Bud Light Platinum | Anheuser-Busch

Bud Light PlatinumBud Light Platinum
BA SCORE
4.4%
Liked This Beer
2.22 w/ 1,867 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:
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Added by DarthKostrizer on 12-31-2011

BEER STATS
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#43,786
Reviews:
343
Ratings:
1,867
Liked:
82
Avg:
2.22/5
pDev:
34.23%
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2.54
 
 
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Ratings: 1,867 |  Reviews: 343
Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.67/5  rDev +65.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bud Light Platinum has a thick white head and a clear, straw appearance with few streaming bubbles, but a decent amount of lacing. The aroma is a combination of alcohol, sweetness, husks, and grain, and the taste is richly sweet (cloying), grainy, of rice, sharp, and fairly bold, with a touch of hop bitterness at the back end of the sip. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Bud Light Platinum finishes pretty crisp, clean, refreshing, and easy drinking. I think A-B/InBev may have struck gold with this one (or , should I say platinum). It’s a winner, and it’s head and shoulders above the dull and flaccid Bud Light. I think we’ll be hearing a lot about this one!

RJT

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Photo of lilnicky068
2/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of depechemode1983
2.55/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A - Clear straw yellow in color. Head is white and soapy. Its gone fast. No lacing.

S - Light corn malts and metal.

T - Like lemon flavor sparkling water with alcohol added. Very tasteless.

M - Good mouth feel. Goes down smooth and has a decent crispness to it. This seems to be about right.

O - This one seems more flavor less than the regular for some reason. This is too easy drinking.

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Photo of donmonkey1
2/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Appearance: light yellow, no head.

Smell: Sweet malt, corn.

taste: Sweet malt liquor.

Mouthfeel: Thin and watery, has an ok carbonated stinginess.

Malt liquor has an extremely offensive taste to me. This beer has a mild malt liquor taste. If it were a malt liquor, it would be the best I've ever had. I've had a lot worse beers, but this is still bad. For a cheap 6.0 abv beer, this isn't too horrible.

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Photo of DopplebockEffect
2.9/5  rDev +30.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served in a clear, bright blue bottle and poured into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Very pale golden color with a bubbly white head that fades pretty quick.

Smell: The smell is somewhat sweet with hints of fruit and grains.

Taste: The taste, similar to it's smell, is sweet and the fruit stands out a bit more, but it isn't overwhelming by any means. Very light, and no bitterness to speak of. I wouldn't guess it had 6% alcohol had I not known before hand.

Mouthfeel: Very smooth and light in body. I like the carbonation and it's easy to drink.

Overall: Not my favorite, but it is definitely something I can see myself drinking on the back porch with a few friends in the future. It has a decent flavor and packs a solid punch for a light beer.

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Photo of djrn2
1.5/5  rDev -32.4%

Photo of gopens44
2/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of bditty187
2.63/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Open mind. Check.

Open bottle. Check.

Let’s begin… From the cobalt blue bottle a shockingly clear, vaguely golden hued beer is unleashed. A skimpy white froth crowns the fluid only for mere moments before dissipating into a soapy collar. This is not a blonde beauty. I have not consumed a Bud Light since 1999 so I don’t know if this is darker or lighter than the regular BL. It looks like lousy American domestic beer. Mission accomplished.

The nose is sweet, grainy with a sour aroma followed by a kiss of berry fruit and apple. Not much depth in the aroma, I fail to detect any suggestion of hops. Miller Lite and Coors Light smell better than BLP. In fact, BLP has a faint “malt liquor” vibe… must be the robust 6% abv. Yep, that’s it.

Upfront the palate is sweet but quickly dissipates into nothing and finishes with a rough graininess. Post swallow is a mess of grain, berry fruit, annoying sweetness and sour maltiness. The alcohol is completely hidden. BLP fits the bill for a Light Beer… it does have flavor (take that Coors Light) but it is out of balance. If BLP was ‘triple hops brewed’ it might taste a bit better. The flavor profile is out of whack.

The mouthfeel is better than I was expecting. The carbonation is not rough either. I’d call it medium-light in body. No snarky comments here, the mouthfeel is fine.

Drinkablity, for me, is zero. I will never drink this beer again. If I was a Light Beer aficionado I’d probably be all over BLP. The average Joey Suitcase thinks 6% ABV is robust. It’s not, Sally. Overall, BLP is a novelty and two years from now this beer will be no more than a memory a la Anheuser World Select. Remember that dandy? BLP is forgettable and while not terrible it is… um… what was I talking about?

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Photo of wyatt
4/5  rDev +80.2%

Photo of randylangford
2.42/5  rDev +9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

OK, I got a sample of this from one of the bud distributors that I know. I had very low expectations of this beer and don't really think I drank this beer as it is intended to be. I had a half a bottle and not two or three.

A: A very light straw colour.
S: A slight sourness that I consider to be normal for American Light Lagers.
T: This is where it get interesting. I found that it tasted like Coors light but with a better aftertaste. It had a little bit of sweetness. It may taste like Bud light but I don't think I've ever had bud light on a sober palette. The alcohol was hidden well.
M: Moderately carbonated, like drinking water.
O: This beer was better than I expected and I think that it'll pull some Miller Light, Coors Light, and Molson XXX drinkers to bud.

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Photo of Blakaeris
4/5  rDev +80.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours brilliantly clear, extremely pale yellow. the head is a slight soapy sheen.

Aroma is pale malt, relatively sweet with a slight oxidized sourness.

Taste is more of the pale malt from the nose. A slight grape skin quality that is hard to describe. Finishes extremely clean and smooth.

Mouthfeel is light bodied.

overall, a very smooth lager that is extremely easy to drink. I would never seek this style out, but in fairness there are no offensive or off flavors.

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Photo of kawilliams81
2/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of bashiba
2.5/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured very very light yellow with a touch of white head, lots of carbonation.

The smell has a very light cereal quality and not much else.

The flavor is a touch sweeter than most light beers. Has a strange medicinal finish. No real hops to speak of.

The mouthfeel is light and watery with god carbonation.

Has a touch going on more than most light beers, not terrible, has a bit of an odd finish. They really succeeded at making a strong beer with almost no beer flavor.

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Photo of Duff27
2.41/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A- Pours a light golden, little white head. No head retention but actually a little lacing.

S- Not getting a lot on the nose. Maybe a little graininess.

T- Sweet adjuncts but not overwhelmingly. Wouldn't guess it at 6%...could throw off BMC drinkers, lookout DUIs.

M- Thin mouthfeel, similarly carbonated to Bud Light.

D/O- Drinkable, but I don't think its going to stick around long. I can hear it now: "Hey look a new Bud Light. I'm going to try it." One and done. It's similar enough that some Bud drinkers may take a liking to it but not enough to have it stay around more than a year or two.

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Photo of JohnFatAss
2.35/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

They were selling single bottles at my local liquor store and I could not resist.

Seems like a conflict of interest to me. A light beer with a high alcohol content.

Bud Light is the most popular beer in the world, so I can not blame AB for trying to cash in on the name and offering amother Bud Light product.

Bud Light Platinum comes in a blue bottle. The white head disapeared almost instantly. Highly carbonated when first poured into my glass, but after a while the bubbles get smaller and the mouthfeel becomes more watery.

This is a very light beer in color. A very pale golden color.

It has a faint, fruity smell.

It has a mild slightly sweet taste with no bitterness.

Very easy to drink. Tastes like a light beer and drinks like a light beer.

Glad I tried it but would not buy again.

This is a party beer or a social lubricant when you want to get drunk or someone else drunk quickly.

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Photo of youngleo
3.24/5  rDev +45.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I got this sample from a buddy that works for A-B. I think the release date is to be Jan.30 of 2012.

Comes in a blue bottle. The bottle and labeling were quite nice. Anyway, poured to about a one inch head. Head didnt hang around very long. Not much lacing, if any. Very white in color. Brew itself was a very light pale yellow. Smelled very light. Just notes of sweetness. Maybe a little fruity. Tasted a little on the sweet side. Also notes of fruit. Maybe apple. Actually tasted good. This brew is suppose to be 6%. No alcohol could be detected. Felt good in the mouth. I thought the carbonation was about right. Ill buy a sixer when this brew hits the stores. Id love to drink a sixer to see if its actually 6%.

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Photo of DarthKostrizer
1.98/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Huge thanks to Alucard4 for getting me this dime piece before the public even had a chance to purchase it all up

Look: golden yellow in color with a 1/4 inch head no retention and spotty lacing and lots of carbonation

Smell: grass pale malt and not much else

Taste: Is much of the same as the nose. Starts out with a wonderful boring pale malt flavor backed up by some straw notes. The whopping 6% is not noticeable at all

Mouthfeel. Thin body ample carbonation

Overall: This is slightly better than bud light but still not really worth drinking

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Bud Light Platinum from Anheuser-Busch
Beer rating: 4.4% out of 100 with 1,867 ratings
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