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Natural Light - Anheuser-Busch

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43
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1,609 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,609
Reviews: 487
rAvg: 1.68
pDev: 44.64%
Wants: 7
Gots: 75 | 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)
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alalvarez75v2

New York

5/5  rDev +197.6%

12-06-2011 20:28:51 | More by alalvarez75v2
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iMilky

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +197.6%

01-10-2012 05:10:08 | More by iMilky
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Jflo


5/5  rDev +197.6%

03-12-2012 22:49:12 | More by Jflo
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BJasny

Texas

5/5  rDev +197.6%

01-20-2012 04:50:49 | More by BJasny
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shick1

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +182.7%

02-27-2013 21:31:32 | More by shick1
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JaxVol

Tennessee

4.74/5  rDev +182.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Great tasting inexpensive beer by Anheuser-Busch. Also low in carbs. Carbs are only 3.2 compared to Bud Light with 6.6 And the alcohol content is the same for both at 4.2. Good choice for beer drinkers who are diabetic. Can't tell the difference in Natural Light, Miller Light or Mich Ultra.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2014 22:24:00 | More by JaxVol
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dsev

Ohio

4.7/5  rDev +179.8%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

My theory is that you should judge a beer based on what it sets out to be.

Natty Light sets out to be the cheapest swill possible that will get you drunk (eventually) and not taste awful. Why not judge it amongst peers?

Do I enjoy good beer? Absolutely. I'm also in college and I enjoy getting drunk in social events. Also, I am in college and therefore I am poor.

Appearance - clear/straw yellow, see-through. Not the point of this beer. 3.

Smell - it barely smells. Perfectly fine for what the beer wants to be. 5.

Taste - excellent; as close to nothing as possible. No nasty aftertaste like many other bottom of the barrel light beers. 5.

Mouthfeel - a little watery. I still like a bit of mouthfeel in my cheap beer.

OVERALL: A

Frankly, there's no reason to buy crap like Bud Lite over Natty Light, and people who insist otherwise (stupid college kids) just want attention.

Serving type: can

09-14-2011 02:31:30 | More by dsev
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AussieInPhilly

Pennsylvania

4.7/5  rDev +179.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

When you originate from a country where most beer costs $35 a case (Australia), you can appreciate a drink that can (attempt to) hit the spot (somewhat) and leaves you with extra bucks in your pocket. Natural Light accepts the challenge. When drinking crap beers, I have to believe that no taste at all is better than a shit taste? This brew delivers! When you employ the one in, one out, rotation from the freezer, it can't be beat! I have drunk many of your shitter brands and declare this one to be the gold medal winner at the Special Olympics of beer! True enough, it's competitors harbor some serious disabilities, but "Natty" shines through.
Only 95 calories, for the healthy minded. (I heard Micheal Jordan endorses this beer!) All that said, my hats off to you Natty Light! Despite the fact you had horrible parents (Anheuser/Busch), you rose above your upbringing and delivered dirt cheap, drinkable beer to those who needed it most...all of us!
P.S. Any of you who label it a "Just getting Wasted" beer, should be ashamed of yourselves at 4.2%...unless of course you're venturing into 15+ can territory?!
Take it easy boys and girls!

Serving type: can

07-26-2005 06:41:03 | More by AussieInPhilly
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nicholas2121

Ohio

4.65/5  rDev +176.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Natural Light Made by Anheuser Busch and it is a light beer with an ABV of 4.2%. Made from 1977 till now. This is a good cheap priced light beer. I like this beer why pay more for light beer when you got Natural Light. The drink ability of this beer is great. Not the best but not the worst. When I low on cash I go for good old Natty. Better than some other beers that I had in the past.

Serving type: can

03-03-2010 17:47:08 | More by nicholas2121
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1professional


4.63/5  rDev +175.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Absolutely love it!!! My 1st choice when it comes to buying beer. Its cheap and for someone who drinks it like I do, thats a good thing. It's very good when its very cold but I could really care less. Not many people "bum" beer off of me because most folks dont drink it

Serving type: can

12-03-2012 08:32:12 | More by 1professional
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poriggity

California

4.53/5  rDev +169.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This, along with keystone light are my go to beers. Being unemployed at the moment, I have resigned myself to drinking beer.. being that I start at about 10 am, and pace myself through the day, natural light is a GREAT beer to do it with. I can slowly drink through the day, and not get drunk, but enjoy the great taste of the beer itself. I don't buy it that often, because my store stocks keystone and natty light both in 30 pk form for $11.99 each, and given my choice I'd rather buy keystone, but have no problems buying natty when keystone is not available. IMHO, this is a great light beer, and like one other review said, if you have to go light, why not do it on the cheap??
Scott

Serving type: can

01-04-2008 22:42:59 | More by poriggity
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markallmon

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +167.9%

03-17-2012 00:42:47 | More by markallmon
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uziangis

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +167.9%

01-13-2012 02:07:25 | More by uziangis
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bubseymour

Maryland

4.3/5  rDev +156%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

This was a beer that I used to drink very frequently in college. When my friends and I sampled the whole assortment of cheap beers, this was the one we settled in with as our most purchased variety. It was the most tolerable, easiest to drink cheap without "bad beer face",and produced the least amount of hangover effects. I have on occassions tried this beer over the 20 years since college and still find this beer in particular to be one of the easiest cheap beer to drink without any bad taste. I've tried Pabst a few times and struggle to finish them because it actually tastes "bad" flavor. Sure Natural Light lacks any strong flavors compared to a high-end IPA, Porter, Imperial Stout etc... but compared to its equivalent price-marked competitors its one of the best choices you can make.

Serving type: can

12-04-2010 00:50:00 | More by bubseymour
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jbriggs7036

Maryland

4.3/5  rDev +156%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a can into a Solo cup 3/4 filled.

Head-Fizzy and somewhat mutinous head that quickly disappeared like bobcat into its den. Sorry for you if you are unlucky enough to have to taste the head.

Color- A Beautiful golden yellow resembling that of wild goat urine. Maybe even some honeysuckle color. Fortunatley it does not stain a white shirt, whcih is exactly where it ended up later.

Taste- Once I removed the ping pong ball that was slammed into the solo by my opponet I quickly chugged it, relishing in only the last swallow. Light and watery, bits of dust and chair greese, along with oil from my opponets hands laced the solo as it emptied into my mouth and shirt. Bitter defeat filled my mouth as a drank the last millimeters

Afershock- This is not a beer to rate...this is a beer to chug in a game of flip-cup, beer-pong or Nemo. The taste can either be of victory or defeat. nevertheless....I love this beer, it broke my delicate beer cherry and introduced me to beer by starting off slow. taste= could be better---memories=few left

Serving type: can

07-28-2010 18:40:15 | More by jbriggs7036
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KingBenHogan

Texas

4.28/5  rDev +154.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Alright, I'm about to get a lot of criticism for this but I feel my voice must be heard. I am 25. I only drink beer. I love all types (favorite, American IPA. Cliche, I know). Anyways, I went to college and I had my fair share of cheap beer and this one still blows me away to this day.

Natural Light in a bottle is quite the exceptional beer. Yes, it's no Dale's Pale Ale nor does it have the amazing light beer taste of Miller Lite, but considering the price and availability of this beer I think it deserves recognition.

When I was in college you could get a 12 pack of Natty bottles for under six bucks (bottles are the BEST way to drink Natty). Natural isn't disgusting like other cheap beers (Pabst, Busch) and Natural doesn't give any hangovers.

My friends, I am not a troll. I consider myself an amateur beer connoisseur. I know Natural Light isn't the best beer, but it certainly isn't the worst.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2010 23:44:02 | More by KingBenHogan
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DarthKostrizer

California

4.25/5  rDev +153%

04-30-2014 00:55:37 | More by DarthKostrizer
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mwar

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +153%

11-27-2012 04:13:10 | More by mwar
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AstroMike

Texas

4.08/5  rDev +142.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Being a blue collar worker in this weak economy I have been dealing with stress and having to budget like never before! This cheap beer takes care of both of those things. We all know it's one of the most lower end American beers you can buy, but I have drank several generic brands and this one does the job best for me when I want a good buzz at an affordable price. I typically prefer the 6 pack 16oz cans but sometimes stock up on the 30 pack lol. The smell is light, the flavor while watery is still good and makes it easy to drink. I have been drinking this beer for almost 3 years now and it makes me feel good after I've had my share lol. It doesn't give me a hang over or head ache either. Like I said I am more about affordability then quality right now and don't consider my self a beer connoisseur. I'm happy with my Natty Light, sitting on the couch with my girl, watching netflix. Call me cheap, I don't care. Natty Light rocks!

Serving type: can

02-12-2012 04:22:06 | More by AstroMike
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hydroplaner

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +138.1%

09-04-2012 01:25:18 | More by hydroplaner
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Tpitty23

Virginia

4/5  rDev +138.1%

08-05-2012 00:05:40 | More by Tpitty23
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of_unknown_brew-ligion


4/5  rDev +138.1%

06-12-2012 04:22:40 | More by of_unknown_brew-ligion
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squareenix567

Ohio

4/5  rDev +138.1%

04-28-2014 23:13:26 | More by squareenix567
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mobiledan

Texas

4/5  rDev +138.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm surprised at the number of bad reviews of this beer. Maybe it's because they all were of the canned variety. To me, any canned beer is far inferior to bottled -- unless somehow it was brewed to be enhanced by metallic taste.

But about this beer. It has flavor, decent balance of effervescence and body, and quite a bit of real beer substance, considering it's a light beer. I'm new to light beers, I admit, but I think I've found a decent brew here in Natural Light.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2011 08:10:47 | More by mobiledan
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JayKay412

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +138.1%

08-30-2012 18:55:15 | More by JayKay412
Natural Light from Anheuser-Busch
43 out of 100 based on 1,609 ratings.