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Michelob Light - Anheuser-Busch

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Michelob LightMichelob Light

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BA SCORE
53
awful

693 Ratings
THE BROS
58
awful

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Ratings: 693
Reviews: 188
rAvg: 2.15
pDev: 34.42%
Wants: 2
Gots: 29 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Anheuser-Busch visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Light Lager |  4.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Michelob Light is brewed with pale, kilned two-row barley malt and noble European hops.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-16-2001)
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Ratings: 693 | Reviews: 188 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by proc:
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proc

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Nothing about this beer really distinguishes it. I had it while partaking in several bowls of chili the other day. Refreshing, with a very, very light hop taste (but moreso than most lights). I can find nothing bad to say about it and nothing outstanding. I actually think this is better tasting than regular Michelob.

02-20-2002 14:02:29 | More by proc
More User Reviews:
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Mac19872

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -7%

11-17-2011 02:59:23 | More by Mac19872
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wesbrownyeah

Florida

2.6/5  rDev +20.9%

Michelob Light. Mich Brewing Co. 4.3% alcohol.
Giving the bottle a try, poured into a pint glass.

A- Pours a "slightly darker than the typical Macro-light lager" pale yellow fluid with a massive one and a half inch white head that quickly falls into a froth and ring around the glass. Small strings of lacing remains on the walls of the glass.

S- Malty metallic scents dominate the nose with light corn and grain backbone. Possibly a tangy note of sour hops.

T-M- Taste is crisp with a small bitter bite of hops followed my a corn husk flavor finished with watery malts. Mouthfeel is a no brainer of watery beer with light carbonation popping on the tastebuds.

D- A drinkable macro that gets the job done but still has the stale light beer flavor. Good and all and all above other beers of its nature.

02-20-2010 21:28:51 | More by wesbrownyeah
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tbryan5

Louisiana

1.25/5  rDev -41.9%

01-10-2013 05:21:10 | More by tbryan5
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SkiBum22

New York

1/5  rDev -53.5%

07-21-2014 03:02:24 | More by SkiBum22
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Dmann

California

2.5/5  rDev +16.3%

I've had much worse light beers than this one, but that still is not saying much! It poured a straw yellow color with a small fizzy head that faded quickly into nothingness. The smell was lightly malty with a dirt like smell to it as well. The taste was a little heavier than most light beers and had a decent malt profile and not much of a grainy flavor at all. Decent mouthfeel for a light beer as well. Not good enough to buy but I'd drink it if it were available for free.

08-10-2004 08:59:36 | More by Dmann
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markallmon

Tennessee

4.75/5  rDev +120.9%

03-18-2012 22:59:28 | More by markallmon
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TheAdamConners

Georgia

5/5  rDev +132.6%

08-03-2012 01:44:07 | More by TheAdamConners
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twi1609372

Florida

4.18/5  rDev +94.4%

Still one of my favorite light beers! If i want an agreeable light beer that most people can drink, that will still give me some sence of forfillment, this is it. Much more flavor than most other light beers. Not as flavorfull as most lagers or sam adams light, it is still far superior to the bud light, coors light genre or beers.

05-05-2005 02:50:15 | More by twi1609372
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TTripp725

Pennsylvania

1.5/5  rDev -30.2%

07-28-2013 20:50:53 | More by TTripp725
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generallee

New York

3.5/5  rDev +62.8%

02-13-2012 14:36:25 | More by generallee
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Jason

Massachusetts

2.4/5  rDev +11.6%

Presentation: 12oz brown bottle with a "Born On Date" clearly marked. A silver sheath like label that lays over the neck and partially over the cap, "All Imported Hops" is stated on the label.

Appearance: Extremely pale yellow colour, as clear as water. Active carbonation is shown from the large amount of bubbles rising to the top, a big white foamy head forms and leaves a one fingered white lace for most of the time the beer is around before it is consumed.

Smell: Faint fresh cut hay aroma and cooked corn with a light astringent grain in the nose also. A very clean aroma, not much to pick up off it.

Taste: Light bodied without a doubt, a well placed and perfectly structured smooth mouth feel helps the beer go down. Clean palate with a moderate carbonation after the pouring. Not much in the malt flavour other than a light touch of sweetness and a growing astringent grain that ends up mild at most. Hops are noticeable but are lazy and don't really seem to do much other than add a touch of bitterness and very vague flavour. After taste is semi-dry and nearly immaculately clean.

Notes: Such a clean beer, almost too clean. There are worse light beers out there but this one leaves you wondering "How much stuff was filtered out of this beer?"

09-02-2001 22:39:45 | More by Jason
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Rifrafboy

Minnesota

1.63/5  rDev -24.2%

First, let me say I don't consider "light" beer to be real beer. I tried this with reservations, but a friend of mine swears by it. Michelob Light pours extremely light yellow. Forget a head or any other good looks. Taste is watered down swill. Very chemical like twang. I had trouble finishing this. I was actually pissed off that a beer this expensive is so awfull.

02-11-2003 16:02:21 | More by Rifrafboy
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merlin48

Kentucky

1.68/5  rDev -21.9%

This is my girlfriend's favorite, so I borrowed one to review. 7 oz pony bottle, served cold, into a small Michelob glass. Pours a clear, pale yellow body with lively carbonation. Minimal white head quickly falls into a scant collar. No lacing, but to its credit the body has more depth of color than the Coors Original I recently reviewed.
Aroma leaves me speechless. Wordless, is a better term. Faint grain and a vague note of herbal hop, after some imaginative sipping.
Mouthfeel is light bodied with lively carbonation.
Taste must be well balanced and even, as all I can say is that it's crisp and clean. Not too sweet, not too bitter, but hardly any of either.
Easy to drink, just like cold and refreshing carbonated water. A typical fizzy, tasteless, American macro light and nothing more.

05-02-2005 23:07:15 | More by merlin48
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donunrue

Kentucky

3/5  rDev +39.5%

03-27-2012 16:41:00 | More by donunrue
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Byeast

Florida

3.2/5  rDev +48.8%

Michelob light is a brew i go for when im with friends and we are picking out a keg of light beer to use at a party , for beer olympics and such. It pours clear and very pale, with alot of carbonation building the foamy bright white head. The aroma is of some lightly bready grains, and possibly a hint at noble hop. The flavor is of course light, but with more malt flavor than most light beers in its class. Some lightly sweet hay like grain , and just enough balancing bitterness that is a bit spicy. Light body and fairly carbonated feel. It goes down with ease and id choose it over many other light beers. Good bottles to.

04-25-2007 04:07:37 | More by Byeast
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NilocRellim

Minnesota

1.75/5  rDev -18.6%

09-17-2012 21:39:51 | More by NilocRellim
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rhinonau

Wyoming

3.25/5  rDev +51.2%

10-30-2013 19:30:23 | More by rhinonau
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mdtnelson

Pennsylvania

1.5/5  rDev -30.2%

01-24-2012 13:35:50 | More by mdtnelson
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Fast169

Georgia

1/5  rDev -53.5%

06-19-2014 13:31:30 | More by Fast169
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Mantooth

North Carolina

1.5/5  rDev -30.2%

01-16-2013 01:08:16 | More by Mantooth
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

2/5  rDev -7%

07-30-2013 11:47:17 | More by Cynic-ale
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niknar

Tennessee

1.33/5  rDev -38.1%

This is a very light straw colored beer with some head and no noticable aroma. The taste is a significant disappointment (there was none), but not bad when compared to its style (competing against water, perrier, and low cal tonic water). Mouthfeel compares to that of other watery drinks. Drinkability is the high point of this alchoholic substance. Due to it's lack of substantial consistency or flavor, it could honestly be consumed in mass quantities. Just like water. If you consider yourself a lover of beer, I would steer clear of this offering. If you like to drink heavily for the purpose of mass consumption and drunkeness without becoming full or consuming mass calories, this is what you need.

01-04-2004 20:43:52 | More by niknar
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doremite

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -7%

07-09-2013 14:44:09 | More by doremite
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

1.58/5  rDev -26.5%

Diet beer that looks like some water that had a little bit of beer spilled in it. Carbonated decently with lace even. I guess I would say this smells like stagnant water.

Taste, slightly better than some diet beers. Reminiscient of the metallic diet generic soda taste. Uhm, there does seem to be more hops in it than your average diet beer, but that's like saying this dog turd is shinier than another's.

What knob pays more than $1 per beer for this stuff? $6.99 at Walmart. Not drinkable.

10-12-2010 22:40:31 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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Michelob Light from Anheuser-Busch
53 out of 100 based on 693 ratings.