Brewery: Anheuser-Busch, Inc., St. Louis, Missouri
Beer: Bud Light Platinum
Serving: 12 oz twist-top blue bottle
Glassware: pilsner glass
Information: 6.0% ABV, 12009 (bottled Jan. 09, 2012), 137 Calories, 4.4g Carbs, <1g protein, 0.0g fat
Style: American Adjunct Lager
Price: $1.69 / single
Purchased at: Otto’s Menomonee Falls
Cellaring: Not recommended for extended aging.
Pairings: Tailgate fare; grilled brats, hotdogs, hamburgers, chicken breast.
Score: 54 / 100 (2.70) – Poor
A – Bud Light Platinum pours a frightfully pale yellow color with crystal clarity that shows off the stream of carbonation rushing sky-ward. A loose white head shoots up quickly complete with a loud fizzy sound only to drop almost before I can capture it digitally. No surprise there’s no retention or lacing…
S – The short-lived effervescent of Platinum allows a quick burst of fruity aroma to come through briefly before disintegrating into disgust; heavy pale graininess, dry straw, and a metallic finish. The lack of an aroma-retaining head means all these characteristics are gone in moments.
T – Yep, as a BeerFM reader described it; filtered water. Hints of rice and pale malt come out with a sliver of exotic fruitiness that’s almost a mirage…save for it’s “higher” alcohol level for a bland lager.
M – Pretty well carbonated but not tongue-assaulting like I expected it to be! Platinum is crisp, clean, and drinkable with a finish that leaves nothing to be remembered by.
O – Bud Light Platinum: More alcohol, same drinkability! I can see what AB is doing here… I can’t say I’m interested in ever having this beer again but, honestly, once the aroma disappears, [1) which doesn't take long to wait for and 2) how many people will drink it from anything but the bottle?] this beer isn’t offensive in the least