Hey, just because you’re on a budget, doesn’t mean you don’t want to enjoy a little libation every now and again!
We took six cheap, and readily available light beers and pitted them against one another in a head to head, blind taste test to see which was best (You’re welcome readers!). Each of the beers were ranked based on 5 qualities (see below) and the scores were tallied and averaged to reveal our number one choice in cheap beer! It might not be what you’d think! Read on for more and CHEERS!
Ratings were based on the following and each category could score from 0-5 points in 0.25 point increments:
- Smoothness: Harsh (0) / Smooth (5)
- Smell: Weird (0) / Like Decent Beer (5)
- Aftertaste: Nasty (0) / Not Bad (5)
- Drinkability: I’m Suffering (0) / This Could Be Dangerous (5)
- APR (Alcohol to Price Ratio): Not Worth The Money (0) / A Good Deal (5)
Taste Test Results
Coming in 6th with an average score of 1.25/5 it’s Busch Lite! Our tasters commented that this beer tasted like “pure water” and was “weak and gross” with “a nearly non-existent scent”. Ouch.
Coming in 5th with an average score of 1.5/5 it’s Miller Lite! Our tasters commented that this beer was “meh”, “not my favorite”, and “not worth it” for the price at $0.63 per 12 ounce can. Once a go-to beer for two of our tasters, this was a big surprise.
Coming in 4th with an average score of 2.75/5 it’s Milwaukee’s Best Ice! Our tasters commented that this beer “tastes boozy”, was “too sweet” and “smells like a hangover” but was a good bargain at just $0.39 per 12 ounce can.
Coming in 3rd with an average score of 3.5/5 it’s Bud Light! Our tasters commented that this beer was “a little sweet” and “actually has a smell” but at $0.63 for a 12 ounce can, it was “not worth it”.
Coming in 2nd with an average score of 3.75/5 it’s Coors Light! Our tasters commented that this beer was “pretty smooth” and “I’mma drink it up!”
And the winner, with an average of 4.5/5… Nattie Light!?! Our tasters said this beer was “very smooth and drinkable”, tasted like a “decent beer”, and was a great value at only $0.39 per 12 ounce can.