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Natural Light - Anheuser-Busch

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BA SCORE
43
awful

1,701 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,701
Reviews: 497
rAvg: 1.67
pDev: 44.91%
Wants: 10
Gots: 105 | 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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Photo of mcorwin
1/5  rDev -40.1%

mcorwin, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of ColSanders123
1/5  rDev -40.1%

ColSanders123, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of Elfastball7
1/5  rDev -40.1%

Elfastball7, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of shufon
1/5  rDev -40.1%

shufon, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of KidRagnarok
1/5  rDev -40.1%

KidRagnarok, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of orangesol
1.75/5  rDev +4.8%

orangesol, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of bpfrush
1.5/5  rDev -10.2%

bpfrush, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of garuda
2/5  rDev +19.8%

garuda, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of rudolphjacksonm
1.08/5  rDev -35.3%
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

rudolphjacksonm, Nov 10, 2011
Photo of boilermakerbrew
2.42/5  rDev +44.9%
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.

boilermakerbrew, Oct 26, 2011
Photo of AlimonyAle
1.2/5  rDev -28.1%
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.

AlimonyAle, Oct 20, 2011
Photo of ChadBroChill17
1.63/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Notes
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.

ChadBroChill17, Oct 20, 2011
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.

aorloski, Oct 09, 2011
Photo of biboergosum
2.23/5  rDev +33.5%
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.

biboergosum, Sep 25, 2011
Photo of dsev
4.7/5  rDev +181.4%
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.

dsev, Sep 14, 2011
Photo of jeffbrister
2/5  rDev +19.8%
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.

jeffbrister, Sep 01, 2011
Photo of VelvetExtract
2.1/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A-Fizzy light yellow color. Head rises and dies. Tons of bubbles and clear as day.

S-Ultra watery. Macro smell behind the blatant lack of smell.

T-One of, if not the most watery beers I have had. Then there's the macro smell.

M-Yeah, its watery with the only distinction coming from the intense carbonation.

O/D-Super light. Easy to put back endless amounts of these. I actually prefer the lack of taste to more Macro taste.

VelvetExtract, Aug 24, 2011
Photo of bnes09
1.95/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

This review may not be fair as this beer has expired about 4 months ago. Not sure if this makes that much difference.

Pale yellow and completely see-through. Some bubbles. I am actually impressed because this has about two fingers of head. It doesn't last very long but settles to an ultra thin, circular blanket instead of disappearing completely.

Smell is awful. I can literally smell nothing more than vomit.

Small amount of off flavored malt in the taste. Garden soil. Very metallic also. I might as well shove a few quarters in my mouth if I wanted the same taste. Little hop flavor and what's there tastes like dirt.

Lighter than water. Crisp carbonation. No texture.

Once again, what is the point of light beer?

bnes09, Aug 20, 2011
Photo of avaldivia
1.25/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Poured into a plastic cup while playing beer pong.

As a general rule, I only play beer pong with good beer. The exception was this. I had heard so many awful things that I just had to try it. Appearance is light, no head or lacing. Smells barely of corn and cereal. Taste is same. No flavor. Mouthfeel is light crisp.

Overall: Never again.

avaldivia, Aug 15, 2011
Photo of paxchristi
1/5  rDev -40.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Quite possibly the worst beer in the entire world. Natural Light shows what mindless marketing can convince people of buying. Natural Light is a beer people buy not for the experience of beer, but for getting drunk. It is made to be light so that you can consume more it it; not so that a creative beer can be enjoyed. Its lackluster performance is due to its lack of concern to even take any risks. It is Great Value cereal grains, yeast, and if it has hops, I can't taste it.

I tried this beer because I have a bunch of friends who had it laying around. NEVER AGAIN!

paxchristi, Aug 13, 2011
Photo of Jerone
2/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Light straw colored with some bubbles. Not really a smell to it, maybe grain, grass corn. Taste is the same, very smooth and mild tastes of grass and some corn. Mouthfeel is very light body with decent carbonation, goes down smooth and easy. It's a cheap beer for tailgates parties, or days on the boat.

Jerone, Aug 10, 2011
Photo of shealoftus14
1.58/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Not a very good beer at all. Leaves a bad aftertaste in your mouth and gives me a headache in the mornings. People get it because it is the cheapest case to buy in most distributors, at least around me. Not really any taste to it, the smell is sub par and the appearance is nothing too special. You will see college kids drinking it and that's about it.

shealoftus14, Aug 08, 2011
Photo of TheBeerAlmanac
2/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A: Straw yellow, fizzy white head, ample but short-lived.

S: Smells tinny and adjunct with corn, very little else.

T/M: Tastes like seltzer water tainted with malts. The inevitable sixth beer tastes only like seltzer water.

It is what it is and it gets the job done. The job being inebriation.

TheBeerAlmanac, Jul 25, 2011
Photo of BEERME528
2.05/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Of course it is going to taste pretty watered down, but for the price, it can't be beat. Great for parties and chugging, that's about iy. Not exactly a beer that you would want to sip but if a little buzz is what you desire, drink some Natty.

If you pour it quickly, you'll get some foam that dissolves instantly before your eyes. Don't even bother with a glass, just drink it from the can. Smells and tastes are pretty much non-existent.

BEERME528, Jul 18, 2011
Photo of Ahoyhoyindeed
2.2/5  rDev +31.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

It is what it is. Cheap and ultra-light, you can get over the watered down taste and general bad beer smell as long as you're willing to buy and drink a lot of it. Tastes like spoiled water mixed with aluminum foil, but that dissipates after about 10 of them. Great for college and about nothing else, but still created a lot of memories or lack thereof.

Ahoyhoyindeed, Jul 14, 2011
Natural Light from Anheuser-Busch
43 out of 100 based on 1,701 ratings.