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Unlikely Pairings: Bud Light + ?

It’s time to finally get around to reviewing this quality beer. Not only that, but I experimented below with a few variations to enhance its quality, if it’s possible. When purchasing this beer, I was amazed to still find the rare St. Patrick’s Day bottles still available for purchase! Hurrying home, I was ready to give this beer a full analysis. “Here we go!”™

Bud Light
The beer pours out very yellow (golden quality), with a moderate head. It is very transparent, showing off the beer's impeccable quality and lack of impurities.
The scent is so unique. It just tells your nose you're in for a treat.
The bubbles tickled my taste 'Buds'. The hops are light and didn't leave a harsh bitterness on my tongue.
This went down really smooth, which is what the Lite edition ensures. I could drink this for hours as a session beer, or throw it back in a heated round of beer pong.
I did splurge a bit with paying $8.50 for a 6-pack, but I thought this is still a great deal for 16 oz bottles.
When it's Bud Light, it's quality. If you wanna get the St. Patrick's bottles while they last, you better hurry! The holiday was over two weeks ago!
That Tröegs glass should be honored to hold such a quality beer.

Beer Stats
Style: Light Lager
Serving: Bottle
Size: 16 oz.
ABV: 4.20%
BA Score: 47
RB Score: n/a
Left to Right: Bud Light, BL + Peach Schnapps, BL + Jägermeister, BL + Ketchup

Left to Right: Bud Light, BL + Peach Schnapps, BL + Jägermeister, BL + Ketchup

Now for the trials of pairings. I didn’t know what to expect, especially since the beer is already so good as it is. Going out on a limb, I experimented on 3 variations of things to pair with this quality macro brew.

Jägermeister included that same licorice taste, but I feel it overpowered the beer’s initial flavor too much. Rating: 1 star

The ketchup Bud Light didn’t mix in very well. Instead, it settled to the bottle of the glass. I assume this is because when you add awesome with awesome, there it just too much awesome in one glass. I didn’t notice much of a taste either until I reached the ketchup at the end. Then, it was just a glob of beer-coated ketchup. Rating: 2 stars

Bud Light with Peach Schnapps surprised me the most, and maybe this is because of how similar it is to Bud Light Lime. I would not be opposed to the company creating a Bud Light Peach in the near future. Rating: 5 stars

Bottom line – adding a fruity schnapps is a great enhancement to change it up when having a good time.

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Written by Kenton Martin

Kenton is a Southeast PA native who began diversifying his beer tastes alongside many of The Beer Circle writers at Zeno’s beerfests in State College, PA. He continues to live in the area and is an avid follower of the local microbreweries – going so far as to try his hand at brewing himself. Initial results have been very successful. Find Kenton Martin on Google Plus

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