One of the reasons people drink beer from time to time is to have fun. However, it’s essential to keep your limits in mind when doing so. For this reason, we’ve created this blog post. The information below will tell you exactly where the boundaries are for an average American male and female, so you know what to keep in mind before you start drinking:
Five to six cans of Budweiser (5% ABV, 12oz/330ml) will get an average American male drunk (BAC of 0.109 – 0.131), whereas it will take four cans for a female (BAC of 0.115). For Bud Light (4.2% ABV, 12oz/330ml), it will take six cans for a male (BAC 0.11) and four cans for a female (BAC 0.096) to get drunk. Budweiser Zero won’t get you drunk because it’s dealcoholized and doesn’t have any alcohol.
However, that certainly doesn’t answer the question entirely. Below, we’ll start with a quick definition of what being drunk is and what kind of BAC that requires. Furthermore, we’ll talk about the effects of each type of Budweiser / Bud Light / Budweiser Zero when you drink one, three, and six cans.
When Are You Drunk?
Before calculating how many smooth-tasting Budweiser beers you need to drink to get drunk, we’ll have to know how we define being drunk. According to various sources, people are ‘tipsy’ when they have a Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) between 0.03 and 0.12. Just for reference, in most states, you’re not allowed to drive with a BAC of 0.08.
Depending on the person, you reach drunkness when you have a BAC of 0.09 – 0.25. At this point, you’ll have impaired memory and vision, loss of balance, drowsiness, and potential nausea and vomiting. Therefore, we’ll have to calculate how much Budweiser has to be consumed by an average American male (197.9 pounds) and a female (166.2 pounds).
Furthermore, it’s good to know that the amount of ABV is mainly based on how Bud Light or Budweiser is made.
Can One Can Of Budweiser Beer Get You Drunk?
Let’s start with seeing what you’ll experience when you drink one can of American-made Budweiser (which is an American Lager), Bud Light (which is an American light lager), or Budweiser Zero.
An average American male will start with a BAC of 0.022 and reach a BAC of 0 after almost 1,5 hours. In other words, This person will look completely normal and will also not experience any significant effects themselves.
An average American female will start with a BAC of 0.029 and reach a BAC of 0 after almost two hours. Therefore, the effects will be slightly more noticeable for females, but most likely, the person will look and feel completely normal.
With an alcohol percentage of 5%, it right on par with other American Lagers. However, this isn’t the only reason it is classified as such. More on the type of beer that Budweiser is, you can find here.
Bud Light (4.2%)
An average American male will start with a BAC of 0.018 and reach a BAC of 0 after an hour and twelve minutes. For the average American female, numbers look primarily similar. Females will start with a BAC of 0.024 and reach a BAC of 0 after an hour and thirty-five minutes.
In both cases, people will look and feel completely normal. The effects of one light beer are therefore barely noticeable.
Budweiser Zero (0.0%)
Finally, there’s Budweiser Zero. Many people wonder if Budweiser Zero doesn’t have some alcohol in it? We’re here to tell you that Budweiser Zero has no alcohol in it whatsoever. There are also no trace amounts of alcohol in this beer. That’s because Budweiser Zero is dealcoholized, which means Budweiser removes all the alcohol in the beer altogether.
As a result, drinking these beers is the same as drinking any other form of soda. It won’t affect the way you behave or your judgment.
Can Three Cans Of Budweiser Get You Drunk?
An American male will have a BAC of 0.065 immediately after drinking three cans. This is just slightly below the legal drinking limit to drive in most states. The person will be ‘tipsy’ but not yet drunk. Also, it will take three hours after finishing the final drink to get back to a BAC of 0.
An American female will have a BAC of 0.086 after drinking the three cans, which means they aren’t allowed to drive in most states. This BAC is on the edge of drunk, and the person will therefore have euphoria, extraversion, and reduced pain sensitivity. After the final drink, it will take 5 hours to get back to a BAC of 0.
Bud Light (4.2%)
An American male will start with a BAC of 0.055, which will make them slightly tipsy, but they will still be able to drive in most states. After three and a half hours, they will reach a BAC of zero again.
An American female will start with a BAC of 0.072, which means they’ll still be allowed to drive in most states. However, whether or not that’s a sensible decision is another subject of discussion. With this kind of BAC, one will feel tipsy, with mild euphoria, relaxation, and joy. After almost five hours, the BAC will reach a level of zero again for females.
Can A Six Pack Of Budweiser Get You Drunk?
Drinking a six-pack of Budweiser will get both males and females drunk.
Assuming it takes three hours to drink six cans of Budweiser, American males will start with a BAC of 0.131, which will reduce to 0.086 after three hours. After drinking, it will take six more hours to get back to a BAC of 0. Drinking a six-pack of Budweiser will make an average American male drunk.
American females will start with a BAC of 0.172, which will reduce to 0.127 after three hours and 0.082 hours after six hours. This means women will be drunk for approximately six hours in total. It will take 9 hours after the final drink for women to return to a BAC of 0.
Bud Light (4.2%)
Drinking a six-pack of Bud light will get both males and females drunk.
American males will start with a BAC of 0.11, which means they’re drunk. After three hours, the BAC will have dropped to 0.065, which means they’re tipsy but not drunk anymore. At this point, they’re allowed to drive without a problem in most states. The BAC will have dropped to 0 after almost 7,5 hours.
The effects of a six-pack of Bud Light will be more felt for females than they will for males. Females will start with a BAC of 0.144, which means they’re very drunk. After three hours, they will have a BAC of 0.099, which means they’re still drunk and not allowed to drive. After five hours, they will have a BAC of 0.069, which means driving is permitted again. It will take slightly more than 9,5 hours for the BAC to reach 0 after the initial first sip.