American Macro Week 2: Busch Light

American Macro WeekLast year I reviewed Busch Beer but I never got around to it’s "lite" counterpart, Busch Light. I rectified that this time around.

(If "rectified" can really be the right term to apply here…)

Busch is the value brand from Anheuser-Busch, first introduced in 1955. The Light version was introduced in 1989 and is 4.2% alcohol by volume (only 0.4% less than regular Busch).

Busch LightAppearance: Clear, pale yellow, darker than I’d expect. Very effervescent underneath a pure white head that fell quickly; bubbles kept rising like an active champagne.

Smell: Faint floral note, a sweetish note over mineral water.

Taste: Almost no flavor profile; touch of corn, grassiness. Kind of a sparkling mineral water character.

Mouthfeel: Very lively in the mouth—really fizzy. Thin, watery.

Overall: Very bland, like drinking a carbonated mineral water—notably a mineral/soda (bicarbonate) character. Too bubbly.

On BeerAdvocate, it scores an overall grade of D-. On RateBeer, it scores 1.14 out of 5 and is in their 0(!) percentile.