Bud Light Platinum: The Rusty Knuckle

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.

Bud Light Platinum
I Can Think of Two Things Wrong with the Name of This Beer

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: Fit for a Junior Vice President

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
Technically This is Craft Beer

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.