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Natural Light - Anheuser-Busch

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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:
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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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3/5  rDev +78.6%

11-16-2011 09:04:42 | More by mdvatab
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1/5  rDev -40.5%

11-16-2011 05:57:11 | More by teyuders
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1/5  rDev -40.5%

11-16-2011 05:44:47 | More by zalapski18
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New Jersey

1/5  rDev -40.5%

11-16-2011 03:53:03 | More by jrutigs
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2/5  rDev +19%

11-16-2011 00:25:17 | More by jheezee
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1/5  rDev -40.5%

11-15-2011 21:51:05 | More by bmur112
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1/5  rDev -40.5%

11-15-2011 20:47:44 | More by ROGUE16
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2/5  rDev +19%

11-15-2011 16:55:01 | More by StupidIntern08
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2/5  rDev +19%

11-15-2011 07:34:42 | More by nickfl
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1/5  rDev -40.5%

11-15-2011 07:05:56 | More by mcorwin
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1/5  rDev -40.5%

11-15-2011 06:33:01 | More by ColSanders123
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New Jersey

1/5  rDev -40.5%

11-15-2011 05:25:18 | More by Elfastball7
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New York

1/5  rDev -40.5%

11-15-2011 04:10:53 | More by shufon
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1/5  rDev -40.5%

11-15-2011 03:42:30 | More by KidRagnarok
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1.75/5  rDev +4.2%

11-15-2011 01:27:07 | More by orangesol
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1.5/5  rDev -10.7%

11-14-2011 15:52:29 | More by bpfrush
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2/5  rDev +19%

11-14-2011 15:15:57 | More by garuda
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1.08/5  rDev -35.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

A - Pours a pale straw-yellow if not lighter with a teensy head that remains for mere seconds. Very carbonated. Probably the only thing that gives this higher than a one. 1.5.

S - Corn, diacetyl, metal, and...dare I say it...urine. Really unpleasant. 1.0

T - Watery taste with so much carbonation, all you can really taste at first is yeast, corn, and stale malt/hops. Metal from the can (or some other source) makes this nearly undrinkable. 1.0

M - Almost painfully fizzy and carbonated. Once the beer warms up in your mouth it becomes flat and almost tepid. Meant to go down your gullet, not stay in your mouth. Does go down easy though. 1.5

O - If you're looking to drink something and drink it fast, go for Natural Light. Otherwise, you can get much better options for relatively the same price. 1.0

Serving type: can

11-10-2011 01:18:32 | More by rudolphjacksonm
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2.42/5  rDev +44%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I had to pour this ti see the appearance for the first time haha.

Here's the deal, you drink this to get drunk, and it's not even great at that, being 4.2% alcohol. I suggest Natural Ice if you want to do some damage.

Anyway, it looks like something close to water, tastes like close to water, and smells mostly like the can is came in. Drink this cause you're cheap like me while in college. Not a repulsive taste, just hardly any at all. Easy to drink a ton of.

Serving type: can

10-26-2011 02:28:55 | More by boilermakerbrew
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1.2/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Natural Light pours like your typical pale lager. The color is straw gold. There was no smell to speak of, none at all. The taste was bland and boring. Honestly, this beer felt like water in my mouth; oh that's right it IS water with food coloring added. My grandmother drinks this beer like its going out of style. She always has a 30 pack of it on hand.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2011 13:51:13 | More by AlimonyAle
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1.63/5  rDev -3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Appearance: Infamous pale yellow/gold
Taste: Very flat taste. Essentially doesn’t have any distinct tastes.
Smell: Not really any big problems here. It definitely doesn’t smell good but doesn’t really small bad either.
Take Away: While some believe the beer is tolerable due to the price I think it may be more reasonable to shell out a few more bucks for something that tastes a little better.

Serving type: can

10-20-2011 06:26:36 | More by ChadBroChill17
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1/5  rDev -40.5%
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.

Serving type: growler

10-09-2011 21:07:40 | More by aorloski
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Alberta (Canada)

2.23/5  rDev +32.7%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

24oz super can - one dollar and minimal change - one of those crazy things you see at American gas stations, like the one across from my hotel here in downriver Detroit.

This beer pours a clear, pale apple cider colour, with one finger of thin foamy bone-white head, which leaves some barren island group lace specks around the glass as it quickly skips town. It smells of light corn mash, and buttery nail polish remover. The taste is very thin corn graininess, light buttery diacytel, and not much else. The carbonation is present, but restrained, the body thin, watery, and smooth as a bandit. It finishes with an echo of all the nothing you’ve just ‘experienced’.

It’s dirt cheap (which is an insult to dirt, really), and doesn’t exhibit any particular nasty off-flavours, for obvious reasons. The big can sure is stately looking, and just as inherently slick, without any soul. And I just noticed the mention of 'Pilsner' in the label's description, and my own soul died a bit further.

Serving type: can

09-25-2011 06:05:42 | More by biboergosum
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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.


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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2/5  rDev +19%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

There's 1 reason to buy this beer. The price. I bought a 12 pack of it last night for about 8 bucks.

Pours a very fizzy head and it disappears fast. Extremely clear beer... looks like water with some food coloring. Smells like nothing but maybe some grain. Tastes like nothing but maybe some grain. NO AWFUL AFTERTASTE thou. So it saves itself from an F.

Serving type: can

09-01-2011 04:06:19 | More by jeffbrister
Natural Light from Anheuser-Busch
43 out of 100 based on 1,609 ratings.