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Introduced nationally in 1982, Bud Light is brewed with a malt and hops ratio different from Budweiser for a distinctively crisp taste with fewer calories.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
CardsPackHawks (91) - Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2014
If you are at the ballpark and this is all there is, you can throw down a few and enjoy. Better than drinking water.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
CpyNPrnT (213) - Indiana, USA - MAR 3, 2014
Like Miller and Coors, good for getting drunk with friends. Serves its purpose very well.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
Rrauth (1091) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 26, 2014
can. what can i say about this other than it was offered to me and I didnt want to insult him and turn it down. I on the other hand gave him a hopslam. (sigh)

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
Sarapeaches1990 (12) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 24, 2014
Some one brought a case of this to our bachelorette party...it was a door stop for the hotel door.....grain infused skinkybwater. Yuk....but god to wash feet after pool. Grain grain grain no flavor.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
radarsock (823) - Vermont, USA - FEB 23, 2014
Airy, light, grainy, and unquestionably unremarkable. Who hasnít had a Bud at least one time in their lives? I think Mark Twain said that.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
Headbanger (2974) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - FEB 19, 2014
16oz aluminum bottle (Old Notes)-Pours a clear light golden with a small head. Aroma of corn and grains. Taste of nothing. This light bodied brew does not have a lot going for it.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
beerfest5 (1059) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 18, 2014
Watered down version of a bad beer to begin with. But if youíre going to be drinking all day in a bar that doesnít offer any alternatives, then go to another bar.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
paljoey (9) - - FEB 17, 2014 does not count
Now this is the shit....I like light beer, color is good taste is good and it smells like good

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Chad9976 (1081) - Albany, New York, USA - FEB 15, 2014
I poured a 25oz can into a large mug. It had a "born on" date of 1/6/14 and cost $1.64 ($0.07 per ounce).

Appearance: Typical pee-yellow hue. Completely transparent with little carbonation visible. Initially pours to a large, bright white, soapy head, but it dissipates completely and cleanly.

Smell: Not as offensive as some other macro adjunct lagers since it uses rice instead of corn. Still contains a starchy, slightly dirty aroma.

Taste: A lot of my craft beer brethren cannot stomach a single swig of Bud Light and others of the general style anymore. Iíve built up a tolerance to beers like this by reviewing them occasionally. And while I would most certainly not consider this beer to be good, itís not as offensive and repulsive as its reputation makes it out to be. Not that thereís anything to like here, though. The palette is mild to bland with a distinct adjunct flavor which seems to taint it. Thankfully, itís lacking in overt brewing flaws like acetaldehyde and DMS - or at least theyíre not quite as prominent here as in others of the ilk.

The taste is slightly sweet at the beginning. Nothing in the way of true, genuine malt character, though. Itís the taste of fizzy yellow beer - I donít know how else to describe it. On the finish thereís some harshness in the form of astringency and a bit of a metallic taste or tang. Most macro brews like this tend to have that character as well, though itís less intense here. Despite its inoffensive nature, I just canít find anything to enjoy about Bud Light.

Drinkability: I donít care what the adverts say, Bud Light is not the epitome of drinkability. The mouthfeel is thin and watery and surprisingly tepid. This makes it easy to gulp the beer down rapidly, but at no point is this a genuinely refreshing palette. It does finish clean, so at least thereís no lingering off flavors. Even though itís a featherweight of a brew at only 4.2% ABV, Iím surprised itís not even lighter. Iím sure this is sessionable to plenty of people, but I would never recommend trying.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Beerhunter111 (5343) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 13, 2014
hellgelbes Bier mit wenig Schaum. Geruch ganz minimal nach Malz, sonst geruchslos. Geschmack sehr wšssrig mit minimaler Malzigkeit.

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