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Bud Light Platinum | Anheuser-Busch

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BA SCORE
2.22/5
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1,872 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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,612
Reviews:
345
Ratings:
1,872
pDev:
34.23%
Bros Score:
2.54
 
 
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19
Gots:
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Ratings: 1,872 |  Reviews: 345
Photo of gddgb
2.47/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Findadream
2.65/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

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

Tastes like Bud Light with more alcohol and less of that beechwood thing. And less Barley, if there is even any barley in this. There is no grain flavor whatsoever, and the alcohol has an aroma similar to rubbing alcohol. Avoid.

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Photo of dcotom
1.12/5  rDev -49.5%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Poured from 25-ounce can into a stein. Light golden color, with a decent-looking white head that settled into a thin ring. It was all downhill from there. Putrid aroma reminiscent of ditch water, with a flavor profile to match. Had this been produced by a small brewery, I might have written this off as a bad batch or something. However, since it was produced by an international conglomerate that prides itself on quality and consistency, I can only conclude that it was designed this way. Do not waste your money on this swill.

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

Photo of axel_bd
1.88/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of COR8RFAN
2.54/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Squire123
3.36/5  rDev +51.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Clear, ginger ale like appearance, large bubbles rising from glass base, minimal cap.

Clean, fresh slightly spicy aroma with a background of sweet yeast.

Taste is surprisingly good for a Light style lager, particularly in view of the fact some have so little. Entry gives the sense of a pleasant brew that doesn't present any challenges, rather an inviting offer to drink more. Little in the way of the light spiciness in the aroma (ginger ale is spicer) yet it's unmistakenly beer. If nothing else the 6% ABV reinforces that impression. The primary flavor I get is one of sweet bread with a edges rounded off by carbonation. Hops are present in the aroma but not really noticeable in the body or aftertaste. Well, not to me anyway but I'm accustomed to stronger beers.

A bit past medium body. The grain bill I suppose accounts for that though it could be corn syrup for all I know.

Yes, this is lager writ small but lower case doesn't diminish it's pleasing aspects. Designed without bitterness for those who don't want that. I don't make rules for others and don't live by other's rules.

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Photo of Kettle1
3.15/5  rDev +41.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bushwack
2.22/5  rDev 0%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of colts9016
2.53/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

I seen that I did not write a review and my Uncle had these in the fridge, I figure that it would help me in my endeavors toward better review writing. The beer is 38 degree and poured into a pint glass. The beer has a frothy two finger head that came and went like a male virgin. The color of the beer is a pale straw and the clarity of the beer is clear. A vast amount of carbonation exist, which is typical for this style of beer. The appearance of the beer is spot on for its style.

Nose: Medium dms, and green apple aroma, grainy, subtle floral hop, and a yeast note.

Taste: medium high amount of DMS, green apple, grainy, yeasty, subtle floral note, and a slight sweet note.

Mouthfeel: A very light body, high carbonation, crisp dry finish.

Overall: This is the second light beer I have drank within 24 hours. Honestly the other light beer I consumed had a lower DMS flavor than this one and tasted much better. The canned corn note is overwhelming in the flavor of the beer. Sadly Budweiser has to rush its production, which does not give its beer a chance. The only thing that was awesome about this beer is the appearance, everything else was just meh.

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Photo of joecaputi
2.63/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The first whiff from the bottle is walking past a closed bar that must have been busy last night. It pours well in fizzy light beer kind of way then settles down to appear like an old time tap beer in the short glass that accompanied grandpa's shot. It has no real taste or should I say FLAVOR. Caribe styled ginger beer has flavor, lemon ice has flavor. none here. I guess the brewers said to themselves we will offend no one with the taste of this beer. I'm looking forward to pairing this with barbecued foods on hot Florida afternoon. It won't even overcome the potato salad! Blue bottles I mean... There are worse beers out there. I guess this beer has, forgive me, personality?

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Photo of eggs2121
3.84/5  rDev +73%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Of course this is not a poor beer when it comes to American Light Lagers. 6.0% ABV and still light as far as taste. Beer snobs hate this and Busch Signature. Both are good beers for high alcohol American style beers. Certainly better than Malt Liquor. I'd give the edge to Busch for a better taste. But BLP is not bad and has more alcohol. People need to take their nose out of their own asses. This is a solid beer.

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Photo of AD17
2.35/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

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

Photo of Kmyoung0097
2.75/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Cold_1
1.75/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of NorthernMichiganLogan
3.35/5  rDev +50.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ajwii33
2.76/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of beertraveler08
2.19/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25

Photo of MartyIU13
2/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of red94tt
1.5/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of Biggiekrock627
2.09/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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

Photo of billdove5
2.08/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

The primary qualities of Bud Light Platinum (BLP) are the sweet blue bottle and the malt liquor kick. If I were 15 again I would be buying (obtaining) this over Icehouse and Mickey's, for sure. I don't know if they sell BLP in a 40 oz., but if they did this would be one of the most drinkable desirable 40 oz on the market. Did I mention the ABV is 6%? I know, many a fancy craft beer can reach that kind of fumeage, but can they do so with the consistency of water and digestabilty? Answer: no. Will BLP be around in 15 years? Probably not. But can you open one and enjoy the party? The answers is yes, my friend. Yes.

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