Bud Light Platinum | Anheuser-Busch

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56
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1,863 Ratings
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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:
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Added by DarthKostrizer on 12-31-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,863
Reviews:
341
Avg:
2.28
pDev:
33.77%
 
 
Wants:
19
Gots:
577
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 1,863 |  Reviews: 341
Photo of brlelievre
1.69/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Cityfire
5/5  rDev +119.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is the first light beer I've ever had that has a good old fashioned full bodied beer taste. No bitterness or lack of flavor. Some may question its color, I go with flavor. This is a great beer.

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Photo of Jeremiah_Nelson
1.75/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of PhilsPils
2.24/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

This tastes like Bud Light with half a jigger of vodka added. How can a beer that is only 6% taste alcoholic...but it does! Otherwise well made. No off flavors, just very little ANY flavors.

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Photo of DesertFox24
1.31/5  rDev -42.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

Photo of modidia
2.91/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

left in my fridge by a former friend...hot night and wanted something light, but didn't have anything good...so i saw this and #crookedhillary is on the TV. perfect! i can celebrate her with a crap beer. very light, little flavor, even on a hot night, i need something less watery. i even kept the AC off to make it taste better.... it didn't. but got to tell you, i have had a few drain pours (DFH higher math is one); this isn't one...

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Photo of ABabbidge
1.71/5  rDev -25%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Pale yellow and very clear color. Very light malty flavor but really pretty bland. Best thing to say about it is that it is refreshing on a hot day, but then again so is water. Not great but nothing really unpleasant about it either. Basically Bud light with some extra booze.

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Photo of jbf190
2/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of gshak
3.26/5  rDev +43%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of BigSmooth12
1.87/5  rDev -18%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Photo of dag1991
2/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of MattD93
3.41/5  rDev +49.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jfettig
2.69/5  rDev +18%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Gemini6
3/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Hazen
2.05/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Photo of emilykeenify
2.91/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of gddgb
2.47/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Findadream
2.65/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Rock_Glenn
1/5  rDev -56.1%
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 -50.9%
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 -56.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of axel_bd
1.88/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of COR8RFAN
2.54/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Squire123
3.36/5  rDev +47.4%
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 +38.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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