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Brewed by:
Anheuser-Busch
Missouri, United States | website

Style: Light Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by DarthKostrizer on 12-31-2011

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2.28
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Photo of priwen
3.68/5  rDev +61.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Clear, pale-yellow appearance. Thin, white head that vanishes quickly. Grainy aroma with a bit of apple, and maybe the slightest hint of hops. The taste is mellow and kinda fruity. Crisp and refreshing. The finish is dry with a touch of sweetness. Overall, I enjoy this one. I will buy it again, but not often given the price it goes for in my area. Worth a try if you enjoy this style of beer.

12 oz can
Code on can: 14355 CZ33
Served in a Pilsner glass

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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 trevorreg
1.7/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

It might just be me, but this beer has a smell and taste that reminds me ever so faintly of the way nail polish remover smells. I found it pretty undrinkable, and poured it down the drain.

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Photo of kevofficiel
1.85/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Bud Light Platinum : Yes I give it a try to the Bud Light name.
So the look of it is really light. Nothing much to say about it. Very clear, light carbonation.
The smell of it? like a budweiser
The taste of it? Like my dishwasher with more sugar and more alcohol. Personally I drunk only 1 can and it was already enough. My head start to feel heavy. Very chemical beer.
So overall would I recommend it ? Fuck NO,

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Photo of predikit
3/5  rDev +31.6%

Very light clear straw color, pours with almost no head, but does leave some lacing behind.

Smells slightly skunky, with some barley.

Taste is mainly barley, a little sweet. Really not too bad.

Light bodied, thin and watery, rather high carbonation.

Actually surprised it wasn't worse.

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Photo of bluHatter
1.48/5  rDev -35.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

A: Interesting blue bottle. Don't see that too often. Pours golden yellow. Very clear. Light white foamy head that disappears almost instantly.

S: Corn, lots of sweet corn.

T: Malts, more of that sweet corn. This stuff is really sweet.

M: Watery, flat. Almost no carbonation here. A long lingering sweet aftertaste

O: It's kind of bad... I think I prefer a normal bud light, this is just too sweet for my taste.

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Photo of Star80
2.13/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Weird blue bottle, reminds me of a "malternative" drink. Pours out a very pale yellow color, fizzy.

Wow, smell is sulfuric, acetone and some faint off phenolic aromas. Overall not very pleasant!

The taste is actually a bit better than the smell, a tinge of tart apple, some bready malt aftertastes, but I am trying hard to pick up much, and add some alcohol warming if you want to include that in the taste category.

Mouthfeel is prickly like most american macro beers.

Overall this beer is designed to pack more punch than your average light beer all the while delivering the same llittle flavor. The scientists at AB have successfully done this for those beer drinkers who hate the taste of beer.

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Photo of youngleo
3.24/5  rDev +42.1%
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 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 nUgZ
2.25/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

12 ounce bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Pours a light golden color with a one finger head and no lacing.

S: Bready malts, corn, and some alcohol. Not very appealing.

T: The taste isn't as bad as the smell. Malty and slightly watered down, but not terrible at all. Slight sweetness in the aftertaste.

M: Light bodied with good carbonation.

O: About what you would expect from a higher gravity Bud Light. It's drinkable, but I'd rather have a Steel Reserve.

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Photo of Swim424
2/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured from the 12oz bottle into hoegaarden glass

A-very pale yellow. a bit more golden than a normal BL. small head the dissappeared fast. doesnt look like much carbonation compared to others of the style

S-Rice, cereal, straw, corn. not much to it

T-corn and rice. pretty simple as well. tastes like they added more flavor to this one compared to BL. Sort of like regular Budweiser, with a bit more alcohol to it.

MF-very light. nothing to it. pretty watery.

O-very average. better than BL. about equal with bud, but i would probably pick a normal bud.

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Photo of DHarv
1.5/5  rDev -34.2%

I do not enjoy this beer, very sweet, almost tastes like regular bud light had a baby with Sweet & Low. The red bull like cans are a turn off as well, I think.

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Photo of Aaron_Ramson
2.57/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

I really tried to judge this beer on its own merits and not as an AB product, but even in a blind taste test this would be awful. Appearance wise, it has the typical, inoffensive pale golden color of a light lager. The smell was somewhat sweet and malty, if very faintly so. The taste is what killed it for me. Light malt-liquour is what comes to mind. Sweet, cloying, yet watery; no dimension or complexity, not even a discernible taste of malts or hops. Over carbonated and thin. I realise that ajunct light lagers have their place in the market and some are even drinkable, but this is a truly awful beer that would appeal to NO ONE. The taste would be a turn off to most light beer drinkers, I would assume. If someone is looking for a higher ABV beer to get drunk on, but doesn't want to stray from the recognised Budweiser name, then I suppose that would be the only market buying this stuff repeatedly. As for me, one bottle was plenty enough, and a second tasting holds zero appeal at all.

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Photo of PatrickKellyCT
2.03/5  rDev -11%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

A go to if I want to get drunk, or have a quick couple of brews while watching sports on the couch.

I think Bud Light is a little better flavor-wise but Platinum has the higher ABV. Nothing wrong with drinking these, cheap and easy to drink. Take Bud Light over Corona or Heineken ten times out of ten.

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Photo of CowsCanBark
1.66/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into pint glass.

Appearance: Pours your typical AAL clear pale golden, with a quickly disappearing white one-finger head. Zero lacing.

Smell: Corn, and a weird chemical smell.

Taste: Similar to the smell, but not as horrifying...but close. All you taste are adjuncts, alcohol, and metal. Oh and an overwhelming sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Light and crisp.

Overall: Not worth a try. Bud Light with more alcohol and sweetness. Ugh.

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Photo of longbongsilver
2.11/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

First light beer review ever. Try anything once rule, plus the realization that as someone who thinks malt liquors are underrated I've already had at least somewhat favorable views of a couple A-B products, so here we are. Let's do this.

Deuce-deuce bottle fills mug very high very clear damn near white yellow. Super effervescent, head barely blinks. Very faint (as in "any closer and my nose would be *in* the beer") scent suggestive of apple, sweet corn, & cheap bubble gum. Not particularly appetizing, yet not as terrible as I expected. Actually smells better than King Cobra (which I've reconsidered upward as of late) despite being same ABV & brewer, which makes me wonder how they swung this strength without amping up smell. All that is left is to taste this...

Cracker-ish note comes in on top of what the very faint scent says, though the sweeter part comes through with surprising aggression for a light beer. It needs that though, as it goes down like soda water.

Honestly, if you want a cheap drink & are down with this level, I'd say opt for the Cobra. It may smell worse, but it tastes better & is usually cheaper (I paid 2.29 for this; Cobra is only 20 cents more around here for a 40). First light beer review? LAST light beer review.

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Photo of KuehneBe
1.58/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Appearance
Poured from a pretty blue bottle, which successfully hides the "watered-down apple juice" look. It almost reminds me of apple wine mixed with carbonated water, a popular drink in Frankfurt, Germany. The complete lack of head completes the picture.

Smell
Typical macro-lager smell: corn, grains, and canned mushrooms. Nothing else to smell here, move along.

Taste
There is a slight hint of cheap beer up front, then a sweetness reminiscent of (again) apple juice, a split-second of slight bitterness, and then nothing. One of the most forgettable and un-beery taste profile's I've ever tried. But it lacks the urine-flavor many BMCs tend to have. That's good, right? Right?

Mouthfeel
I honestly can't stop comparing this to watered down apple juice. If someone told me that this was in fact 75% carbonated water and 25% apple juice, I'd believe it in a heartbeat.

Overall
Imagine Keystone Light, with a hint of apple juice and water from a can of canned corn. It's fizzy, forgettable, forthright fraudulent. This doesn't even go well with pizza.

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Photo of JoLight
2.88/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance - Light yellow, and a stark-white soapy that dissipates into a small ring.

Aroma - Sweet, adjuncts. A lot like Natural Ice, but much less pleasant.

Taste - Grains, a little alcohol, sweetness, a slight bit of barley malt, and lots of adjuncts.

Finish - Clean, crisp, refreshing, dry.

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Photo of hdf561
3.35/5  rDev +46.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is Bud Light with more alchol content...it is good and not much else to be said.

Definetly a good tailgate beer, and a great beer to have while working in the yard or while grilling out with your buddies.

I recommend it but beer snobs will more than likely diss it as it is not complex or a micro brew.

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Photo of mbacon3227
3.32/5  rDev +45.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer really cannot be compared to a good craft beer. It is a light beer that has been jacked up to 6%. It is a perfect beer for a six pack that won't pack on 3 pounds in one post-work afternoon.
The look smell and taste are to be expected. It's a bud light with slightly more malt and an ever so slight hop characteristic. It is the perfect beer for a weekday afternoon. I'll save the la fin du monde for the weekends.

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Photo of jeremy13586
1.87/5  rDev -18%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

12 oz bottle that was given to me by a bar owner which was given to him by his beer rep.

The beer poured a clear piss-yellow with pretty much no head to speak of, just a tiny ring of bubbles. A very sweet aroma with some grain. Sweet corn is the predominant taste with a slight grainy finish. There is also an artificial taste to the sweetness that I can't quite put my finger on. This beer is pretty carbonated as well.

I guess the beer is drinkable because it's pretty unoffensive, and by unoffensive I mean that there isn't much to it. It is basically a sweet carbonated water.

If you're out on the town and bro-ing it up, then I guess this stuff would be perfect. It goes down pretty easy and gets you drunk faster without having to pee as much as you would if you were drinking regular Bud Light. With enough of this beer, you'll be hitting on sorostitutes in no time at all!

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Photo of Bierwolf
1.61/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

I bought a 6 pack and had them over a few days. They were born in Januaryof 2012.

Appearance: A pale gold or straw color. Poured into a pilsener glass and achieved about a finger of foam which quickly disappeared leaving no lacing. Fair carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass.

Smell: I am not being mean here. This smelled like detergent. Thought my glass may not have been rinsed completely but all six of them smelled the same.

Taste: There is very little taste. Slight hops but mostly nothing.

Mouthfeel: Thin. You can feel the alcohol on your tongue which at 6% you should. Finishes smooth and semi-dry.

Overall: This is disappointing. Even as a light lager this leaves a lot to be desired. There was a great deal of hype building up to this product being released but for me I won't be having this again. AB offers other light lagers that more pleasing than this one.

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Photo of sam_bliss
2.68/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

12oz bottle into pint glass.

A- The color is similar to piss on a somewhat well-hydrated day. A two inch white fizzy head similar to that of sprite or 7up lasted about a minute. Carbonation continued to bubble to the surface as the beer sat. Better looking than most adjunct garbage.

S- Smells of slightly sour dry grass/hay. Biscuity malts and bland adjuncts dominate with a bit of sweet corn and very little hop aroma.

T- Much sweeter tasting than a typical Budweiser. White bread with honey and a bit a caramel. Good maltiness. This actually tastes much better than the Coors Light I drank before.

M- Not thin! Lots of carbonation, as is the custom with American cheap lagers. Good body for a light beer.

O- Platinum far exceeds my expectations. That is not to say it is a great beer

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Photo of icefisherman
1.53/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Really not much to say that I'm sure hasn't been said already. No real appearance to speak of. Not really any smell or taste that I'm guessing was the intention. Overall really just a alcohol delivery device. And I'm my opinion not a very good one. Bourbon works faster and taste better in my opinion.

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Photo of kdawg105
3.85/5  rDev +68.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into glass it looks like its counter parts, but very carbonated. Smell was like Bud but with a little bit more behind the smell maybe an extra sniff of hops, it taste pretty good to me it is very smooth and easy to drink. Overall I think its one of Anheuser-Busch's coolest creation lately I mean more alcohol than bud and less calories I mean can't go wrong there.

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Bud Light Platinum from Anheuser-Busch
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