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Natural Light - Anheuser-Busch

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1,832 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,832
Reviews: 509
rAvg: 1.67
pDev: 45.51%
Wants: 15
Gots: 162 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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Photo of scottyshades
2.38/5  rDev +42.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 5

Natural Light is one of those beers with sentimental value to me...the first beer I have tasted perhaps, it is still the most common beer that I see people drink, obviously due to its price...I have found Natural Light to be so unbearable for me now a days that even on a 90 degree day on the beach with 100% humidity I find myself turning down Natty...Sad, but everyone has to grow up I suppose

Photo of aorloski
1/5  rDev -40.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Appearance- Piss Water
Smell- Piss
Taste- None
Mouthfeel- Water
Overall- Perfect to clean your toilet with. Looking back on my 18 year old self i realize why we drank this. But now i want to smack myself in the head, if you want to go cheap, get some high life.

Photo of Hootie159
2.4/5  rDev +43.7%

Photo of Nordbier
1/5  rDev -40.1%

Photo of VaTechHopHead
2.15/5  rDev +28.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours with a very light golden hue and good luck getting much of a head. No lace whatsoever. It has almost no taste and water is the main flavor....exciting. But for college students who need quantity over quality it's a good choice....either that or a retro-college party with some friends which you'll regret it the morning. Avoid at all costs.

Photo of BlackBelt5112203
2/5  rDev +19.8%

Photo of bsm80x
1/5  rDev -40.1%

Photo of misternebbie
1.84/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of wattoclone
3.5/5  rDev +109.6%

Photo of fmccormi
1.74/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Straight pour from a 12oz can to my nice Duvel Single tulip (roughly 33cl); born-on date of March 5, 2013 printed in black ink on the underside of the can (“05MAR13 BE06”). So, a little over a month old. Four and a half weeks, we’ll say—reasonably fresh.

Appearance (2.25): Pretty good head on this, yielding a good three fingers of crackly, bone-white foam composed of very fine and a few gurgling, fat bubbles. Not great retention—bubbles down at an okay rate, but it leaves essentially no lacing and very little on the surface. The body, meanwhile, is very, very pale, yellow-ish, and crystal-clear. Below average-looking body, above average-looking head. Retention is mediocre at best.

Smell (2.0): Some lightly sweet, cooked corn and sugar cookie scent, and just the slightest little bit of vegetal bitterness, like a faint, herbal snap closing things out. Pretty, y’know. Underwhelming, even for the style.

Taste (1.5): There’s . . . something. Somewhere in there, there’s a flavor. It’s like the water left in a pan of green beans at the high school cafeteria. But there’s a very, very low-level sweetness underneath, again something like a sugar cookie, but dissipated to to like 5 ppm. Afterwards, it leaves a vaguely vegetable-ish impression, more of that green bean water.

Mouthfeel (2.0): Well, I guess it’s easy to drink. Very subdued carbonation, foaming very lightly on the way down. Watery feel, very light-weight. It’s not offensive, just more of a . . . non-presence than anything else.

Overall (1.75): I’m thoroughly convinced that there are good AAL’s out there, but this, like many others, is marked more by its absence. It’s just not bringing anything, really, to the table. And you know what? It is what it is. But it’s a boring, slightly offensive, piece of shit.

Photo of dpgoblejr
1.5/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of TheNightwatchman
1.5/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of carmike813
3/5  rDev +79.6%

Photo of jharris0624
1.25/5  rDev -25.1%

Photo of davemathews68
1.75/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of proc
1.83/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

The "new" Natural Light (2/23/04): Nothing like re-reviewing the "Natty". This is the new version, the one with lower carbs, etc. Pours out slightly darker than the original version. Aroma is still that of cooked veggies and cereal. The taste is nearly non-existent, but is actually less metallic tasting than it used to taste, and although incredibly watery, its not offensive, because there isn't enough flavor pro or con to be offensive. Remarkably light, and made the Bell's Two-Hearted that followed seem like the most powerful beer ever.

Original Review (3/27/02): The absolutely lightest beer I have ever drank. Nearly see through in presentation in the glass after being poured. I couldn't find much flavor-wise other than a very, very, slight bitterness on the finish and I do mean slight. I actually poured out what was remaining as I just tasted bitter water and well, the Vernor's Ginger Ale in the refrigerator was calling me. Frat boy beer bonging beer at best.

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1.5/5  rDev -10.2%

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1.5/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of hotstuff
1/5  rDev -40.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This beer, when poured into my glass, had a large white frothy head with small bubbles that fully diminished. There was some lacing with this beer and very little carbonation was observed. There was very little flavor and the mouthfeel was light and watery.

Photo of adamant1912
1/5  rDev -40.1%

Photo of Beezee
1.25/5  rDev -25.1%

Photo of cmwilliq
1.25/5  rDev -25.1%

Photo of DenverHopHead
1.75/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of dailyminefield
1.25/5  rDev -25.1%

Photo of jshusc
2.25/5  rDev +34.7%

Natural Light from Anheuser-Busch
43 out of 100 based on 1,832 ratings.