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Natural Light - Anheuser-Busch

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1,597 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,597
Reviews: 485
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.

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Photo of sluggermatt15


1.7/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Well this is your typical college party beer. Not really anything to write home about. I thought I would review it just for kicks.

A- Pours a straw yellow, very foamy without lacing. Looks identical to the color of urine. Not impressive one bit, awful.

S- Grainy, watery, a little hoppy. Nothing really impressive. Smells like a cheap beer lacking alcohol content.

T- Similar to how it smells - grainy, RATHER watery, and there is bitterness to it. You can sort of taste a small amount of hoppiness, but it is drown out by the wateryness of this beer.

M- Way too much carbonation for me. Doesn't hold well for a long time, forcing one to gulp it down.

D- This beer is pretty drinkable. I think one time at a party I had 6 cups of this in a couple hours and didn't feel anything. This is definitely a pound-it-down beer, meaning one can drink many and still drink more. This category is where the beer shines, if you want to call it that.

Overall, a cheap light beer. I'm not into light beer, but if this is all they have, then it's better than nothing. Though, I would probably take a glass of water over it any day of the week. I wouldn't ever drink this again.

Serving type: on-tap

06-26-2010 17:06:32 | More by sluggermatt15
Photo of yemenmocha


1.48/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

24 oz. can from local gas station. Pours a near-clear color, almost as if it has a few drops of urine added for a slight yellow shade. Nose is really non-existent, not even something foul such as cooked vegetables is noted. Nothing. Really, there's no nose. On the palate this comes across like a soda-water, but with smaller bubbles. Barely any malt flavor whatsoever - just... just water. Drinkable, but only in the sense that water is drinkable. But this is like drinking water with something wrong with it. Bleh.

Serving type: can

06-25-2010 02:46:03 | More by yemenmocha
Photo of bundy462


2.1/5  rDev +25%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A: Very pale yellow, thin white head.

S: Cereal grains, strange sweetness.

T: Cereal grains again, just like the smell. That artificial sweetness is also there in the taste.

M: Thin bodied and medium carbonation.

O: Not too high, it's taste kills the drinkability.

Serving type: can

06-21-2010 15:40:30 | More by bundy462
Photo of Lolli1315


1.18/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

A- A light yellow with a very small amount of head. No retention and very little lacing. Clear color as well.

S- Cooked grains is about all that is coming from this one, strick adjuncts available.

T- Cooked cereal grains and corn are the most available in this beer. A bizarre sweetness jumps up for a small amount of time but seems very artificial. Aftertaste is almost nothing except for the corn taste.

M- Incredibly thin to the point of non enjoyment.

D- The only reason this doesn't rate as a 1 is because its so far from the taste of beer that one can put down a can. No way you would reach for another one of these. Surprise, surprise.

Serving type: can

06-16-2010 07:22:28 | More by Lolli1315
Photo of Onenote81

North Carolina

1.6/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

22oz bottle for $1.49 at my local grocery. Poured into a pilsner glass. Pours a crystal clear palest of yellows. A big frothy white head rests on top. Decent retention; left little lace behind. Scents of grass, faint honey, and corn. The body is crisp and refreshing. Good carbonation level. Flavor is really sweet and thin. There is nothing to this "beer" at all in flavor. No hops, no bitterness, no malt. Just a sweet carbonated mess. Ugh. Pass.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2010 13:52:46 | More by Onenote81
Photo of cervezale


1.33/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Natural Light is an american macrobrew from the AB-InBev conglomerate. It is the light version of Natural brand beer.

Appearance: Light straw yellow. Almost no head formation and no lace retention.

Smell: Very little malt aromas, with no hops detected.

Taste: Some maltiness with little bitterness. Some metallic notes.

Mouthfeel: Light and simple. No hop profile, although good carbonation is detectable.

Drinkability: Typical of an american macro. Good for the beach or hot summer days as simple refreshment.

Serving type: can

06-11-2010 19:03:42 | More by cervezale
Photo of JMad


1.7/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

Poured a 24oz can into a frozen mug.

The color was very pale, clear yellow. 1 finger head that lasted a couple seconds.
No scent or smell present at all.
Tastes a little sweet, other than that, it just tasted like water.
Goes down easy, like alcoholic water. This beer is the bottom of the barrel.

Serving type: can

06-04-2010 22:08:25 | More by JMad
Photo of logicallypositiv


1.8/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 5

I drank this in a can with some friends on numerous occasions (to my regret).

A - Looks a lot like urine.

S - Smells very skunky

T - I wasn't aware that it had one!

M - A very similair consistency to soda water IE carbonated flavorlessness

D - It's about as drinkable as water. I will give it that much.

I would go so far as to say this isn't even a beer. I'm pretty sure it's sole purpose is to fuel the alcoholism which is oh-so-predominant on college campuses.

Serving type: can

06-01-2010 00:54:36 | More by logicallypositiv
Photo of cbmatt


1.27/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

ok this is by far one of the worst beers that I have ever had. I am in college so i end up having it a lot. it is disgusting. it has no taste whatsoever. it is completely pale when poured into a glass, (yes, i poured it into a glass). smells like beer water, which is gross. the only good thing about it is that you can drink a ton of it at one time. over all, awful though

Serving type: can

05-28-2010 22:29:37 | More by cbmatt
Photo of PDXHops

South Carolina

1.2/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

On tap in a shaker pint. Ordered on a whim when I saw it was on special for a dollar.

Pours out exceedingly pale, with a wispy white head that was dying even as the server was walking it over to me. It disappears altogether very quickly, leaving something that looks like a glass of white grape juice. No lacing at all.

Perhaps I should be thankful there isn't a wonderful head to carry the aromas skyward, because they aren't exactly a treat for the nose. Watered down cooked mixed vegetables with a hint of sweet cereal grains.

Speaking of watered down, the taste of this "beer" is ridiculous. Watery with some vague sweet grain, perhaps a bit of cooked corn, a dash of skunkiness. Let it warm up at your peril, because it only gets worse from there.

If ever there was a beer in need of vigorous carbonation, this is the one. Sadly, it's damned near flat as a pancake by the time I've choked down half the glass.

I'm not one to bash on all fizzy yellow beers just because (see my reviews of Hamm's and Schlitz), but this stuff was wretched. When I told Ryan011235 I thought I paid $0.90 too much, his response was, "they should have paid YOU a dollar". That's probably the only way I'd ever drink it again.

Serving type: on-tap

04-30-2010 19:32:55 | More by PDXHops
Photo of tjsdomer2


1.8/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Looks like dirty water.

Smell: Extremely skunked with a gross gassy quality.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Tastes basically like water with some bad maltiness, making it bitter.

Drinkability: Since it's basically water, you could probably drink this and not notice that it isn't water after a while

Serving type: can

04-11-2010 20:38:41 | More by tjsdomer2
Photo of deathcab

North Carolina

2.15/5  rDev +28%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 5

...First off, this is a drunk review, and yes i'm trying hard to type correctly.(thank you spell check)

A: straight up light yellow, and i mean light yellow..you can see the carbonation.

S: I dont know how to explain the smell, only that you can somewhat smell shity corn.

T: Ummm, nothing? Maybe a hint of water?

M: Just carbonation, you'll feel nothing else.

D: I could drink this literally all day and feel fine the next morning...I love the drinkability...

This is a great beer for it's purpose, wich is getting drunk and having a good time...For a cheap price, I'd recommend this...forget Corona with a lime, this is the ultimate beach beer.

Serving type: can

03-28-2010 06:55:39 | More by deathcab
Photo of rednrag


3.15/5  rDev +87.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5

From the can to the mouth.

Appearance is good, some lovely graphics on the can in a red, blue and silver motif.

Taste reminds me of most every other Anheuser-Busch Light Beer.

I love Budweiser. I really do.

I do not like most of their other beers.

Couldn't they have called this Busch Light or just re-packaged that and called it this?

Serving type: can

03-24-2010 03:18:07 | More by rednrag
Photo of hunthearin


1.2/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

A - Very light color, almost looks like ginger ale.
S - None to Speak Of
T - Very little to speak of, basically Beer flavored water
M - This bubbly beer makes for a refreshing drink, but only because of the carbonation
D - Okay if you're drinking on the cheap, or buying for a mass quantity of people

Serving type: can

03-22-2010 07:51:32 | More by hunthearin
Photo of mjurney


1.2/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

[Appearance]: Very pale yellow color, clear, some carbonation, little to no head, leaves a dash of lacing on the glass.
[Smell]: No aroma, maybe some hint of sweet grain, otherwise there's nothing.
[Taste]: Very bland! any malts? no! any hops? no! any adjunct? no! My god! There's no taste in this beer!
[Mouthfeel]: Thin body, but kinda crisp, lots of carbonation, leaves a dry aftertaste.
[Drinkability]: Drinkability is way below average.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2010 02:16:23 | More by mjurney
Photo of tone77


2.5/5  rDev +48.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a very pale yellow color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is very faint, maybe some hints of beer? Taste is like the smell, water with just a touch of beer. Basically no flavor here. Feels light in the mouth and is drinkable due to it's lightness. Overall there is nothing to recommend about this beer.

Serving type: can

03-20-2010 14:14:46 | More by tone77
Photo of Beerandraiderfan


1.31/5  rDev -22%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

You must be this broke to drink . . .

To call this beer yellow, would be a compliment. I picture them making this, pouring 6 oz of Bud Light into 6 oz. of water.

Aroma, nothing, taste, almost nothing, some aluminum and corn/rice aftertaste, no mouthfeel to speak of, but hey, its cheap and drinkable, since its really just water.

Serving type: can

03-05-2010 16:14:03 | More by Beerandraiderfan
Photo of TarboroTater

North Carolina

1.35/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Appearance- Looks like ginger ale

Smell- River water with a hint of urine

Taste- Tastes like carbonated water

Mouthfeel- If this beer's body was a woman, she'd be skin and bone anorexic.

Drinkability- I could drink it all night if I could overcome how crappy it tastes.

Serving type: can

03-05-2010 14:34:26 | More by TarboroTater
Photo of nicholas2121


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
Photo of rxpjjp5


3.75/5  rDev +123.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Crisp, clean, refreshing with outstanding drinkability. Great while working on a hot day or cutting through greasy foods. This is the beer I drink instead of soda. This beer is NOT being reviewed with its "style in mind". It's being rated like it was competing against a IPA. Think of it as a beer flavored seltzer water. I drink beer every day with IPAs being my favorite category, I enjoy this beer because sometimes I want a LIGHT beer. Light on calories, taste, smell, and cost. Thank you Natural/Busch Light(I think they are the same?).

P.S. If you are looking for the head on this beer or even pouring it in a glass you missed the style of this type of beer

Serving type: can

02-28-2010 16:25:53 | More by rxpjjp5
Photo of Parrothead24


1.8/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3.5

Pour from a 12 oz. can left no head and a lot of carbonated bubbles. To say this beer is a pale yellow is an insult to all pale yellow beer. No noticeable scents. Light corn, perhaps a touch of the lightest of rice flavors. "Nati Light's" incredibly cheap price is an apparent ode to the incredible cheapness that went into brewing it. Drinkability score given on the basis that this beer goes down about as easy as water - which is appropriate, given that water is probably the closest liquid in terms of taste that Natural Light approaches

Serving type: can

02-26-2010 22:57:03 | More by Parrothead24
Photo of bourbonbock

New York

1.93/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured my can into a clean pilsner glass vigorously. The natty light produced a quick bubbly head which dissipated quicker than it took me to smell the beer. Large carbonation bubbles continued to bubble to the top and the head left no lacing on the glass.

A. I've never seen a beer with a color this light. Looks like water with a drop of yellow food coloring.
S. Smell is faint and possibly of corn?
T. No smell = no taste. Would be useful to use for a beer pong game but not much else.
M. Mouthfeel is actually slightly refreshing and similar to a seltzer. Aftertaste is slightly metallic but not overpowering.
D. Not my first (or 30th) choice but not awful if used in the right circumstances.

At 10 bucks for a 30 rack you can't go wrong and might be a hero at some places depending on the time of night. Probably a hangover beer.

Serving type: can

02-23-2010 03:21:57 | More by bourbonbock
Photo of MrHassellYaHurd


1.27/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Pours into a pilsner glass a perfectly clear with very little color; barely straw colored. Wispy white head disappears just as quickly as it appeared.

The nose consists of corny smells and a very thin alcoholic aroma. Seriously that is all...

Tastes of faint cereal grains, tons of water, and an extremely dilute alcohol.

Hops? No sir. Body? Not there. Drinkability? Only the fact that this beer gets most of its flavor profile from water saves it from being less drinkable than raccoon urine.

Serving type: can

02-22-2010 04:08:33 | More by MrHassellYaHurd
Photo of FreshHawk


1.73/5  rDev +3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

A - Light, pale gold with a light, white foamy and tall head.

S - Very minimal aroma. What is there is metallic and light grainy sweetness.

T - Watery with very faint malt. Most flavor is grain (corn mostly) and sweetness with it.

M - Really thin and watery. Light bodied, even light for a Macro.

D - Well it is very easy to drink (but so is water, right). I wouldn't necessarily want to drink many of these, but if I'm in a situation where I am drinking this; I will be drinking more than one.

Notes: Pretty much what is to be expected of a very cheap beer. Has its situations that it is used in, but there are probably better choices as far as Macros (for slightly more money).

Serving type: can

02-15-2010 23:17:24 | More by FreshHawk
Photo of MOB210SA


1.55/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

From a brisk pour a 2 finger foamy white head is quickly flattening. The head dissappears into the usual tiny top just barely staying around.

Little bit stonger on the nose with mostly corn and metallic.

UGH.. The taste is probably hand down the worst of the bunch. Not just flavorless, it has flavor- and its not good. Closest to slightly carbonated river water. Lots of dirty metallic wheat/oat.

I vow to never drink another cheap beer at the river again. Im glad I came to my senses.

Serving type: can

01-29-2010 16:11:12 | More by MOB210SA
Natural Light from Anheuser-Busch
43 out of 100 based on 1,597 ratings.