Bud Light Platinum from Labatt Brewing Company (Anheuser-Busch InBev) pours a clear, light straw yellow with a foamy white head that burns off within a few seconds, leaving a small collar and thin film behind. This American adjunct lager smells like corn syrup and grasses, with a sharp metallic note and a very mild floral one as well as a whiff of alcohol.
The taste of Bud Light Platinum is very, very sweet with frozen corn and apple juice flavours. There is a perfume character behind that, but any subtleties are drowned by the sweetness. The beer is syrupy for a moment on the tongue, but is thoroughly watery from start to finish. There is a mildly bitter metallic note in the aftertaste, but the corn taste lingers beyond that and is somewhat cloying.
PC Genuine Lager from Whitewater Brewing in Waterloo, Ontario pours a pale golden straw colour with a large, frothy white head that hangs on as a long-lasting collar and leaves large amounts of lace on the glass. This budget-priced American adjunct lager smells of sweet corn and light malts, backed by a mild floral tone and a hint of red berries.
PC Genuine Lager is very sweet with a thick corn taste, but surprisingly solid malt character behind it. Even more surprising is a pleasant floral hop tone that brings a mild dryness with it. This beer is medium-bodied with a moderate carbonation. The mouthfeel is syrupy, but finishes with a crisp touch. Unfortunately, the aftertaste has a persistent corn syrup tone.