1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Natural Light - Anheuser-Busch

Not Rated.
Natural LightNatural Light

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
43
awful

1,616 Ratings
THE BROS
37
awful

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1,616
Reviews: 487
rAvg: 1.68
pDev: 44.64%
Wants: 7
Gots: 77 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Anheuser-Busch visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Light Lager |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Natural Light is brewed with a blend of premium American and imported hops, and a combination of malt and corn. Its longer brewing process produces a lighter body, fewer calories and an easy-drinking character.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 09-15-2001)
View: Beers (79) |  Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 1,616 | Reviews: 487 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Gamemako:
Photo of Gamemako
Gamemako

France

1.15/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Oh man. I just had to put this one in here. Every beer reviewer has to at least once try the king of bad beers, Natural Light.

Take a gander at this one, folks -- you can hardly even tell it has a colour. It resembles a drop of real beer in a can of water. I've heard it has a head, but I haven't seen one without shaking the can first. If anything deserves a 1, this has to be it. I almost want to deny to myself that there can be worse.

It has the cooked-excrement aroma of loose, damp soil evaporating in midday heat after a morning's rain. It's not quite wretch-worthy, but it's unpleasant. You can also smell some of the alcohol, which doesn't bode well.

The flavour, of course, is gold-medal stuff. Nowhere before have I had a beer that tasted like such rot dissolved in seltzer water and spiked with a shot of cheap vodka. But praise be to Him for making the atrociousness of this beer so weak and watery. You can hardly taste it, but what you can taste is so horribly, painfully bad that you're perfectly happy not to. If ignorance is bliss, I am in an enlightened hell with this beer.

Speaking of watery, that's all you'll get for a mouthfeel. Carbonated water. But I'd rather just drink carbonated water myself, and I don't even like carbonated water (curse you, Perrier!). I guess you could drink this if you were already drunk or trying oh-so-desperately to get there, but it's quicker, cheaper, and less painful to just throw back a few shots of rotgut.

Avoid like the plague.

Serving type: can

06-30-2008 13:34:41 | More by Gamemako
More User Reviews:
Photo of RickyTreu
RickyTreu


1.5/5  rDev -10.7%

07-31-2014 12:41:25 | More by RickyTreu
Photo of miwestcoaster
miwestcoaster

Michigan

1.5/5  rDev -10.7%

07-31-2014 03:19:52 | More by miwestcoaster
Photo of MarioH
MarioH

Texas

2/5  rDev +19%

07-31-2014 03:06:47 | More by MarioH
Photo of Andrewcc57
Andrewcc57

Ohio

1/5  rDev -40.5%

07-31-2014 02:06:39 | More by Andrewcc57
Photo of Creampaste
Creampaste


3.75/5  rDev +123.2%

07-31-2014 00:05:16 | More by Creampaste
Photo of Jack_Frost79
Jack_Frost79

Maryland

1/5  rDev -40.5%

07-30-2014 21:55:49 | More by Jack_Frost79
Photo of Ultimate
Ultimate

New Jersey

1/5  rDev -40.5%

07-30-2014 17:19:18 | More by Ultimate
Photo of kybeerdrinker
kybeerdrinker

Kentucky

1/5  rDev -40.5%

07-30-2014 01:23:17 | More by kybeerdrinker
Photo of JustinSparks
JustinSparks

Kentucky

2.25/5  rDev +33.9%

07-29-2014 15:06:01 | More by JustinSparks
Photo of GapingMcNulty
GapingMcNulty


1/5  rDev -40.5%

07-29-2014 05:08:42 | More by GapingMcNulty
Photo of Robyn
Robyn

South Carolina

2.25/5  rDev +33.9%

07-29-2014 04:11:56 | More by Robyn
Photo of MikeLenehan
MikeLenehan

New York

1.25/5  rDev -25.6%

07-28-2014 22:46:49 | More by MikeLenehan
Photo of mdfb79
mdfb79

New York

2.31/5  rDev +37.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

From 07/26/14 notes. Poured from a 12 oz. can into a pint glass because why not.

a - Pours a clear bright yellow color with two inches of bright white head and moderate carbonation evident. Doesn't look great.

s - Smells of corn, wheat, grains, and bready malts. Not good but not as bad as you'd expect.

t - Tastes of corn, wheat, pale malts, grains, bready malts, sweet corn, and metal. Much worse than the nose.

m - Light body and low to moderate carbonation, watery feel to it.

o - Overall not very good but not skunky as least. Not the worst adjunct or light beer out there, though not good at all.

Serving type: can

07-28-2014 19:32:11 | More by mdfb79
Photo of zachobrien
zachobrien


2.5/5  rDev +48.8%

07-28-2014 19:26:29 | More by zachobrien
Photo of dannykperkins
dannykperkins

Ohio

1/5  rDev -40.5%

07-28-2014 18:31:16 | More by dannykperkins
Photo of ordybill
ordybill

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev +93.5%

07-27-2014 22:22:51 | More by ordybill
Photo of slym
slym

North Carolina

1.5/5  rDev -10.7%

07-27-2014 20:53:55 | More by slym
Photo of weazle1334
weazle1334

Alabama

2.25/5  rDev +33.9%

07-27-2014 18:39:21 | More by weazle1334
Photo of Ozzylizard
Ozzylizard

Pennsylvania

2.8/5  rDev +66.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

16 oz can born on 19 Jun 14 at 40 degrees into standard pint glass
Aroma very weak rice (?)
Head large (8 cm), white, fizzy, rapidly diminishing to 2 mm layer
Lacing none
Body very light yellow, clear
Flavor pretty much none, maybe a hint of dimethylsulfide; no hops, no malt, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate light, watery, lively carbonation

If you’ve got nothing else to drink, including water, this is passable.

Serving type: can

07-26-2014 23:55:19 | More by Ozzylizard
Photo of PassMeAZima
PassMeAZima

Kentucky

1.5/5  rDev -10.7%

07-26-2014 02:58:45 | More by PassMeAZima
Photo of gonzo000
gonzo000

Massachusetts

1.5/5  rDev -10.7%

07-25-2014 03:44:45 | More by gonzo000
Photo of tharper178
tharper178

Florida

1/5  rDev -40.5%

07-25-2014 01:43:58 | More by tharper178
Photo of ReadingRambler
ReadingRambler

Pennsylvania

1.25/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

The first "beer" I ever tasted. Never again.

I'm not sure it's really necessary to review it, but I shall anyway.

It looked too light to be something I ought to be drinking.

It smelled vaguely like beer, but not in a good way.

It felt like water, not beer, not alcohol at all, just water. Unfortunately, it didn't taste like water. It tasted like a weak and yet oddly pungent mixture of things that shouldn't be fermenting together.

Serving type: can

07-24-2014 22:15:14 | More by ReadingRambler
Photo of Keepnitrl
Keepnitrl

Washington

1.5/5  rDev -10.7%

07-24-2014 16:13:51 | More by Keepnitrl
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Natural Light from Anheuser-Busch
43 out of 100 based on 1,616 ratings.