SilentJo (40) - Chocowinity, North Carolina, USA - SEP 19, 2013
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
May as well rate this one. This is my go-to beer when I just want to catch a good cheap buzz for as little calories as possible. Poured a dark piss yellow (which I?ll see again later when I pee it out) with some head that disappeared quickly. Lot of malty aroma that carries over to the taste. Pretty fizzy and carbonated.
penguinfinity (51) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 19, 2013
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Almost no smell, light thin head dissipates quickly. Mild cheap beer taste, not bitter but heavily carbonated. Easy to drink, not enjoyable, but can’t say anything too good about it.
sonnycheeba (2543) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 15, 2013
1.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Can. Pours pale yellow with fizzy white head. Aroma is bready malts, corn, and light grassy notes. Flavor is sweet bready malts, corn, light floral notes, and general blandness; dry finish with a horrible aftertaste. Light body and medium carbonation.
rumproasts (1845) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 14, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
bottle. The bottle is really nice looking and the beer inside is quite a bit better than I was expecting. Beyond that I can’t really say much positive.
hellonearth (22) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 5, 2013
0.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2013 Je dois avouer être subjugué par la relation pourcentage d’alcool et goût. Comment quelque chose de si insipide au palais peut être alcoolisé à 6%? Ce genre de bière commerciale goûte vite l’alcool à friction quand l’alcool / volume monte en haut de 5 degré. Ici, rien d’offensif. Rien. En fait, sur tous les plans, il n’y a rien du tout. Ce liquide n’est rien. Sauf une source d’ivresse bon marché, je suppose. Le douchebag assoiffé a enfin trouvé sa bière de party. En fait, il y a ce petit goût de sucre qui caractérise non pas la bière, mais plutôt les ignobles boissons de malt à la Colt 45 ou autres Bull Max (d’ailleurs je crois que cette dernière marque n’existe plus, que de tristesse). Platinum mon cul.
EithCubes (4420) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 30, 2013
0.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Haha, 22 oz blue glass bottle, screw cap. Nose corny, sweet, fizzy, a little grainy and floral, smells immediately of headaches and cottonmouth. Ultra pale yellow clear body with a fizzy bright white sudsy head that quickly takes its exit. Taste is a little better: still too fizzy, but not too sweet, floral and lightly grainy, yes, but resolves to a lightly bready finish. Hints at apple juice, and there’s a powdery residue type feel left in the mouth. No bitterness, but not enough alcohol for Chappelle-style humor. Relatively smooth but a watery light body, think I’d take it over standard Bud.
TattooJack (26) - - AUG 29, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz. (red bull style) can. This is my favorite of all the 6% trend. And is available at all the major stores Target, Jewel, etc. So If I’m feeling lazy I can pick it up anywhere. I don’t exactly live in a micro brew friendly area so high alcohol convenience gets a few points from me. Serve ICE cold (freezer) in a plastic cup for max enjoyment. If you drink the first 3 really fast you will not notice most of the imperfections in the flavor of the rest of the 12.
Reid (1724) - Salem,Oregon, Oregon, USA - AUG 24, 2013
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
12 oz single from Roths Sunnyslope Market.
Pours a typical pale yellow ..it does have a surprisingly large and frothy white head...but it disappears and its gone in 10 seconds!
Typical Bud aroma of paper and also rubbing alcohol..oh i think i made a big mistake buying this!
Taste is just water,paper and alcohol truly bad....just nothing good.
Thin watery mouthfeel very unpleasant
CharmCityCrab (125) - Maryland, USA - AUG 24, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2013 Found this on-sale at a deep discount and figured I’d give it a try. A bit more flavor than regular Bud Light, almost entirety from malt and grain, and that flavor is a bit closer to a non-light adjunct lager than its forebearer, with a bit less of the weird bananna taste (Though its still present). Not much metallic aftertaste, and a tad more alcohol in the mix, but in the end still very watery and something that would be universally recognized as a light adjunct lager in a blind taste test. Honestly, it is more reminiscent of Coors Light than Bud Light taste wise, and Coors Light is better than Bud Light, so... I still am just not a huge fan of this genre. But it is refreshing (i.e. watery. ;) ), goes down smooth, and is certainly better than regular Bud Light, for what its worth. The blue bottles are a neat distinctive- very aesthetically pleasing, at least as a change of pace, as long as blue doesn’t become the new green and start displacing too many traditional brown bottles. Sorry if that last bit sounded a bit too much like a fashion critique, but that’s really what this beer is about, right? The word "platinum", the blue bottle, etc.- all reminiscent of some sort of trendy vodka in a dance club or something. This is about going for a look, and they did get the look down, so that worth commenting on. Its not worth seeking out or paying full price for, but it might be best in class for light adjunct lagers, if you grade on a curve and don’t mind that it has way more calories than most other light beers. I get the feeling that the light here is more about branding than dieting, though.
EDIT: More of a note to self here. I’m not changing my rating based on it, but I think I may have had a mild allergic reaction to these. Self: If you’re looking up your own rating, just buy a single sometime and see if you break out in red itchy blotches before considering another 12 pack. ;)
Huhzubendah (2162) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 22, 2013
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
So my nephew brought a sixer of this over. Never reviewed it so here goes.
Completely clear pale yellow with a thin white cap. Lots of effervescence. The aroma brings some grain, alcohol, not much else. The flavor is really a disappointment, even plummeting beyond my low expectations. Perhaps a redeeming quality of a macro lager with no integrity is the drinkability, especially at cold temperatures. Chasing hot wings and pizza with BMC products seems to be a lasting trend here in America, which is unfortunate. Bud Platinum, however, offers no drinkability. This beer is a headache waiting to happen, and can only be tolerated at refrigerator temperatures. Why increase the abv on a mediocre (at best) beer? Because it sells. Stupid. Avoid.