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Natural Light - Anheuser-Busch

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1,595 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,595
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.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 09-15-2001)
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Photo of treyrab


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

Drank from many serving types, cans, bottles, kegs, tap...All the same here

A: Watery yellow pale thats clear and leaves a minor white head

S: Extreme pale 2-row and grassy notes

T: Water. Rice. Pale grains. Not much flavor at all

M,D Mouthfeel is highly carbonated and drinkability is rather high


Serving type: can

06-15-2008 03:18:38 | More by treyrab
Photo of Getinthevan


1.85/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

As much as Nattie Light appeals to College 101, the only thing this brew has going for it is its honesty:

A - could be mistaken for garden hose water mixed with corn and cheap barley. No head whatsoever and too much carbonation, but who cares if you're on a tight budget?

S - very bland and nonexistant, but for $8.99 an 18 pack, who's complaining?

T - old and past-its-prime lager and the taste has the metallic taste straight from the can, but if you're partying, who cares about taste right?

M - next to nil, this beer is to be shotgunned or flip cupped only. There's no point in savoring this.

D - unless you're being initiated into the biggest fraternity on campus or you feel like you're going to ace that next game of beer pong, there's no point to wasting time and life on cheap beer. Simply put, it's just not worth it.

At least it's cheap and doesn't pretend to be something it isn't. For that reason, Natty puts some respect points in my book, but that's about it.

Serving type: can

06-11-2008 23:55:22 | More by Getinthevan
Photo of ThreeWiseMen


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

*Shot-gunned this while at a house party. Shot-gunned three of them actually, but who's counting.

Appearance - Clear pale yellow. Almost no head. Could be mistaken for dirty water.

Smell - Aluminum, dirt, defeat.

Taste - Don't really remember too much. Very chuggable, but aftertaste is a mixture of dog hair and morning breath.

Mouthfeel - Carbonated. Mouth felt fuzzy afterward.

Drinkability - Great for house parties. Well, appropriate for house parties... college house parties. This is a cheap buzz/drunk. Will buy again.

Serving type: can

05-13-2008 03:57:44 | More by ThreeWiseMen
Photo of rye726


1.13/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

The natty light. Don't expect anything but light from this guy. It shares all the great macro lager characteristics.

Pale yellow/piss color. Weak tan head.

Smell is grainy and yeasty.

Taste is very light. Some malts syrup mixed in with the grains and bitter hops.

Fell is light. Overly carbonated.

I will probably never drink this again. Even if it is free. Sorry Busch, but step it up... Yea right.

Serving type: can

05-05-2008 17:49:09 | More by rye726
Photo of CrossArmant


1.3/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

The quintessential American college beer... Gross. That's the only word I can use to describe it. This is the beer on which to compare all other bad beers. Devoid of flavor, smells of urine, almost colorless, and half the time I feel like I'm going to vomit this stuff up if I drink it in more than a sip.

Appearance: There's a reason no one really pours this into a glass. It's a very very very pale beer, just not appealing looking at all with almost no head or the alternate of half the glass being carbonation.

Smell: As someone else said, smells like dishwater. More of water that dirty dishes have been soaking in without soap for several days. Just the worst smelling beer I've come across.

Taste: There is none, minus the slight bitter taste that just makes you almost gag.

Mouthfeel: It's smooth going down but there is to real feel in your mouth with it. Devoid of life.

Drinkability: You can drink a lot of these, but I wouldn't advise it. I will say, they get easier going down the more you have. It's only claim.

Serving type: can

05-04-2008 14:56:37 | More by CrossArmant
Photo of xduderx


1.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

A favorite of frat boys and rednecks alike. Any resemblance this drink has to beer is purely coincidental.

A = very pale and looks like watered down piss.

S = corn.

T = hardly any taste, which I guess is a good thing. the only taste you do get is a slightly bitter corny sweet taste.

M = very watery with moderate carbonation.

D = this beer is drinkable only because it's easy to chug. however, drink more than 2 of these and you're in for a rough hangover and horrendous beer shits.

Serving type: can

05-01-2008 12:49:29 | More by xduderx
Photo of 1099


1.78/5  rDev +6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

I had this on tap on the Texas Treasure Casino Boat in Port Aransas, TX. They ran out of Miller High Life, so I was stuck with this.

It poured, looked, smelled, felt, and tasted like nothing in a glass. I even wondered if the bartender had given me water instead due to my intoxicated state....

but alas it was not water.

Avoid this one unless your on a seriously tight budget, or its all that's available. Even then, I'd find an excuse not to imbibe.

Serving type: on-tap

04-26-2008 09:36:58 | More by 1099
Photo of Portertime


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

There is a reason why all my friend call it "nasty light" What a waste of aluminum. Looks like pee after you drink a gallon of water. Smells like the bottom of a sweet corn tray in a cafeteria. Tastes of water mixed with Perrier and maybe one malt grain. It's good for funneling in college to impress your friends with how much fizzy water you can drink.

Serving type: can

04-17-2008 16:07:57 | More by Portertime
Photo of hustlesworth


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

since i've had so many different outstanding beers this year, i'm gonn apay homage to the ones that got me started- american macros. there was a time when i drank natty light and said yuck, but for much different reasons than i say yuck now...

A- pale clear yellow with a short lived loose white head.

S- not much smell to speak of, a little pale grains, straw and grass clippings, maybe some apple? alot of water...

T- just about like the smell, but with more pronounced malt. and corn. and other stuff. idk what's going on but i tell ya there was a time when i could drink a 12 pack of this stuff. and there was another time when i was overjoyed that a local bar was selling cans for a dollar.

MF- thin watery, with a syrupy feeling in the back. i don't quite understand it, but it's not good.

D- definitely not as drinkable as it used to be, i dumped out the other half.

Serving type: can

04-08-2008 01:51:06 | More by hustlesworth
Photo of giblet


1.53/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

i purchased an array of light beers yesterday. these were beers that i have not had or have not had in a while. i do not particulary like light beers but am trying them to see what everyone else thinks is good.

naturaly light is, well, light. pale color, quick head that settles, decent carbonation, faint smell, bland and poor taste. it tastes of some grain...i guess.

highly recomend...that you pass!

suckem up and movem out.


Serving type: can

04-05-2008 14:16:12 | More by giblet
Photo of Hojaminbag


1.3/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Very clear yellow body with about two fingers of head. Head recedes quickly, leaving no residue.

Smells like dishwater. Eww.

Remember the smell? It tastes about the same but with a metallic flavor.

Thin, wattery, almost nothing in the mouth. Well carbonated at least.

You could pound a lot of these beers quickly, but only if you avoid tasting them.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2008 02:37:51 | More by Hojaminbag
Photo of biggmike


1.63/5  rDev -3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Another terrible pale lager by Anheuser-Busch. I remember when this first came out and it was advertised as "the beer with a taste for food." Mixing this with food would be vomit-inducing. Typical A-B pale lager with little aroma or taste and what taste it has is chemical/metallic. Overly carbonated so mouthfeel is poor. Made for drunks with little discretionary income.

Serving type: can

03-03-2008 08:55:10 | More by biggmike
Photo of Seanizzle


3.58/5  rDev +113.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 5

As a beer connoisseur, I can say that If you're looking for the biggest bang for your buck, Natty light is definitely the way to go. If you're a starving college student like myself, you learn to appreciate it. Not the best, but I've had worse. Very drinkable! Perfect for beer pong

Serving type: can

03-01-2008 01:02:45 | More by Seanizzle
Photo of stinoski

West Virginia

3.1/5  rDev +84.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 5

Good ol' college standby. I spent many of nights in college doing 12oz. curls of this schwill. It's drinkability is superb because it tastes like water. As far as standards, this one rates low, but nostalgia and the many memorable nights and football games I spent with my natty I cannot talk bad about this beer. Exceptional tailgating beer

Serving type: can

02-27-2008 06:36:01 | More by stinoski
Photo of WJVII


1.68/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

This beer was brought to a New Years party I was at. There was a few left so I took one to review at a later date. Well now is that later date.

From a can, poured into a pint glass this brew has almost no head. The color is a light straw yellow. Nothing special about this beer. Most likely the choice of high school kids and people on limited fixed incomes.

Not much taste, not much of a brew.

Serving type: can

02-17-2008 01:29:01 | More by WJVII
Photo of BMan1113VR


1.1/5  rDev -34.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

One beer I will rate from memory. . .what a nightmare! Other than price this beer has absolutely no reedeming qualitys. Looks bad, smells worst, believe it or not tastes and goes down worse than that! This beer is seriously seriously bad! Keystone or Natty Light? Neither, would rather not having anything to drink these days.

Serving type: can

02-07-2008 16:28:22 | More by BMan1113VR
Photo of nrpellegrini


3.05/5  rDev +81.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Like the old cans better, only seen it in beer pong cups. It glistens like the sun, yellow. Some bubbly head.
S: Eh, don't smell it, just drink it.
T: Water, water, water, corn, malt, water
M: Great, crisp, carbonated tingle
D: So easyyy

Awesome beer, and awesome price.

Serving type: can

02-05-2008 01:35:37 | More by nrpellegrini
Photo of kbuff13


2.85/5  rDev +69.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a college kid's beer. I drank this all the time in college. It was cheap and all I could afford. I use to not be able to stand it at all, but after drinking so much of it I got use to it. This is just a nothing special beer. If you want a cheap beer to get drunk and play drinking games, this is a perfect beer.

Serving type: can

01-30-2008 01:59:43 | More by kbuff13
Photo of cdkrenz


1.38/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Even more leftovers.

Appearance - Light golden yellow. The head was about a quarter inch but is gone in an instant.

Smell - The only thing I can smell is tiny bit of peach.

Taste - This is really hard to explain because I don't really taste anything substantial. There is a hint at barley but it is subtle.

Mouthfeel - Coarse water.

~ No thanks. A friend left this brew here. I think I know why.

Serving type: can

01-29-2008 01:31:58 | More by cdkrenz
Photo of rgrholmes168


1.45/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

I think the best way to describe this beer is simple. It goes to show that drinking enough of any beer will accomplish the goal of getting you drunk. If you are a poor college student like I was at one time, I would highly recommend this on a small budget and for an after party where all beer tastes the same anyway.

The color of the beer is very straw yellow and I got a head of a fingernail. No lace is left on the side of the glass. It smelled of carbonated water and tasted kind of like a soda water with some food coloring.

All said- if you need to get drunk, drink it.

Serving type: can

01-27-2008 02:05:20 | More by rgrholmes168
Photo of mualphapiper


1/5  rDev -40.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

A: An unhealthy pale urine-like color with soda fizz: barely pale yellow with some brown tones. If you ever pee like this, see a doctor.

S: Almost non-existent, as close to a beer smell as grape coolaid is to grape.

T: If it were just weak, that would be one thing, this actually tastes bad.

M: More watery than a glass of water.

D: If you can stomach the taste, I guess you could drink quite a few

Serving type: can

01-10-2008 20:24:31 | More by mualphapiper
Photo of poriggity


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??

Serving type: can

01-04-2008 22:42:59 | More by poriggity
Photo of CU570M


1.1/5  rDev -34.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Appearance was almost clear, poured with a tiny head. Had a light smell almost like water. Almost as flavorful as water. Thin like water. Here is the point, water is just as available and also cheaper. I have so few things to write about this, just because i don't know how to explain a flavorless beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2008 21:05:54 | More by CU570M
Photo of skeetermoses


1.38/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Wow this is a beer that you cannot get into, if you were scrounging around for spare change this one may be a half assed beer to get into, I cannot say it is good but I cannot say it is the worst. I could say it is swill with alchohal, and bahrley sorry for being a little drunk

Serving type: can

12-31-2007 09:04:15 | More by skeetermoses
Photo of n0315


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

I drank this a lot when I was in college going to parties. Even then I didn't like it, but I revisited and I regret.

I can barely make out hops, I think....the color is about white and I am not even sure if this is a beer. Maybe its not. Reminds me of a even more watered down bud lite.

Basically, if you want a beer thats got no taste that you want to drink a lot of, this is it. Good for getting plastered for only $13 for a 30 pack, but other than that I would avoid.

Serving type: can

12-28-2007 04:05:23 | More by n0315
Natural Light from Anheuser-Busch
43 out of 100 based on 1,595 ratings.