Natural Light - Anheuser-Busch

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1,929 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,929
Reviews: 570
rAvg: 1.68
pDev: 45.83%
Wants: 20
Gots: 272 | FT: 0
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Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Light Lager |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 09-15-2001

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 irishman06
1.77/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 3.5

There is really almost no point to reviewing this beer, as it is made for college students strapped for cash that want to get drunk fast. College students usually aren't concerned with taste, but ease of consumption, and this goes down easy. Obviously not for the beer connoisseur, but perfect for its intended purpose. "Natty" is worth a college student spending a few bucks on.

Photo of Byeast
1.8/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Poured a really pale yellow , lots of fizz for a bit , then no head. Smell is really thin , clean metal , faint beery character. The taste is just so damn thin. But it is cold! Thats good right? Anyways , hints at some corny grain and hay stored in metal. Clean taste that comes and goes rapid fire. Im not one to turn down a free beer , so as long as im outside in the sun , and theres nothing else... i'll drink it. Otherwise , barely beer. It was also very light as promised on the can. The main thing is that the bad flavors were less prounced.

Photo of Vancer
2.76/5  rDev +64.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Ah ha! The party couple left a few of these from the ol’ New Year Eve party – might as well pop one for a New Year Review:

Whoo, good grief, a lite straw pour with almost no heading is not a good start. Cooked veggies in the aroma, and almost no taste what-so-ever. Dry and unimpressive – but crap at $10 for a 30 pack, what the hell would ya expect?

Photo of MuenchenerKindl
2.78/5  rDev +65.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a can to a Dixie cup. The liquid is a straw yellow, lots of carbonation and a white 2 finger head.

The smell is faint malt and a fruity note.

The taste is corn and very light malt.

The mouthfeel is thin and soda water like.

The drinkability is ok, If need be you could survive on this. MK

Photo of treehugger02010
2.76/5  rDev +64.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I got this from my father's refrig, and poured into a pint glass. It poured proably the most clear yellow color I have ever seen with a fair amount of head that had the fastest retention I have ever seen. There was a bit of lace that was not sticky. The smell was kind of spicy and the taste was kind of sweet. Not very good. Don't drink and review.

Photo of rrg1gb
2/5  rDev +19%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Dated 19 Oct 2006, can poured into a pint glass.

A - Poured a pale straw with a foamy head that disappeared almost immediately. The beer looks alive though, with the large amount of carbonation present.

S - Has a faint aroma of corn and a little hops.

T - The carbonation hit me first (there's a lot), followed by the corn sweetness, and finished with a slight sourness. Ugh.

M - Besides the corn and the carbonation, there's not really anything going on here. No hops, no barley malt, just corn corn corn.

D - Everyone says corn is supposed to bring out the sweetness in a beer, but is that a good thing? Still, it's more drinkable than other light beers, so I guess Natty Light isn't half bad.

Photo of maddogruss
2.41/5  rDev +43.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Drank this beer all the time in college. Didn't really like it at first, but it grew on me and now I have no problem drinking it. The color of this beer is a decent pale amber color with a decent head. The smell is a potent hoppy smell which strikes the nostrils immediately. Taste's malty at first, but you get used to the taste. Decent mouthfeel, not too watery for a light beer. Usually only drink it when it's the best available.

Photo of Adamthome1
2.55/5  rDev +51.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours pale, corn water into beer glass. Foams up a bit but in the blink of an eye is gone and no lacing remains. Taste is corny, can't really detect much malt, hop or anything else, but some hop in the middle. The taste in the back and aftertaste are interesting. I was expecting a similiar flavor to bud light but I honestly think the aftertaste is better, or I should say, not as bad as bud light. The corn taste remains in the aftertaste, really just the corn flavor here throughout, pretty boring.

I was expecting a relationship here similiar to coors light and keystone light, those two are very similiar to me, but this is a unique beer from bud light and I do prefer it because it's cheaper and doesn't have a foul aftertaste. If looking for cheap light beer go with Keystone light or Old Milwaukee light, they are easier to drink and unique from other light macro's I'd say.

Photo of xav33
2.16/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

Natural Light
Deuce-deuce bottle
Born on 09/06, malticided 10/06
Medium pour in an English pint.

Poured a very light yellow with a frothy white somewhat diminishing head.

Smelt of corn and cardboard.

Taste was upfront strong sweet stale bread followed by a moderate sweet corn taste on a short dry cardboard finish. Mouthfeel was light bodied, watery, and overly fizzy.

Overall, it tastes ok. I'm slightly impressed it showed some meager attempt at taste.

Photo of thefenst
2.56/5  rDev +52.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Natural Light basically tastes like beer mixed with water.
Fairly nice appearance for such a cheap macro, and easy to drink, even in large quantities, but tastes like water and adjuncts.
Very well carbonated, that's about all there is to it.
Were it not for the slightly malty flavor in the finish, I would have thought I was drinking club soda.

Photo of Enola
3.2/5  rDev +90.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

When reviewed within the style this beer is fairly average. The only thing is, it is a little cheaper. I bought a sixer of this tonight for no other reason than I had a driver and this was the only thing in 16oz cans. I was wanting to get a little more than a standard six and this met that requirment. Pretty typical for the style. A camping session beer for sure.

Photo of jdoherty
2.13/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

All right, I know it is horrible to review this beer because we all already know (at least, if you went to college) how much Natty Light reminds you of piss water. But, regardless of what people say this is a lager, and you can make it so with a trick I learned when I finally could not stand Natty on its own anymore.

First, pour the Natty into a cup, preferably plastic. Next, take one to two shots of Jagermeister and pour this in. Mix the two, and Voila! You get the taste of a strong lager. Its artificial, its truly cheap, but it works if you are on a budget

This worked for me for 2 years in college. I suggest you try it just once if you are broke, or just for laughs. BeerMail me and let me know if this works for you too

Photo of gotarheels03
1.9/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3.5

Well I'm a college student, and as far as "cheap beer" goes, Natty Light is by far the best. Its also good beer to have around for women who dont like beer, since it tastes like water. It literally has no beer taste to it at all. Its "beer flavored water" that will get you drunk. Now that im 21, ive started drinking good beers for a change, but when I want something cheap to chug, Natty is #1. Why pay 4-5 bucks more for Bud/Coors etc. if natty light is $11.

Photo of Jimbo07
2.99/5  rDev +78%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

When I was a freshman in college I thought this beer was awsome. It tastes like water and it goes down like water.

Now that I truely appreciate beer, the naty light isn't all that good anymore. But I will say it's chugability (is that even a word?) is excellent, not to mention it's cheap. It's the best starter beer to drink when your a noob freshman in college.

Photo of enolan24
2.1/5  rDev +25%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3.5

This is the perfect beer for drinking games. It's drinkable in high volumes and doesn't have the low ABV of most light beers. The taste is watery but has more bite to it than a Coors Light or Keystone Light. Regardless, I would avoid it unless you're on a very tight budget or looking to relive your college years.

Photo of mattcolvin
3.1/5  rDev +84.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

it would be hard for me to give any other reviews of the beer, seeing as my serving type or (method) was the classic "shotgun." If you want to get drunk on a budget...GO NATTY!!! b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

Photo of DrinkinBoy
2.28/5  rDev +35.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured a pretty clear with a hint of gold. Created a short head, that evaporated before I could even right this down. The head did not seem soft, it looked a bit rough.

It had a faint buttery smell.

The little taste was faint and sweet.

It felt watery, and saturated much like a water.

Natural Light is extremely easy to consume, much like a Sprite. I don't particulary want another one, but I probably will :)

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

This beer is truly awful and as cheep as it may be it is still not worth it. It tastes and smells dirty and rotten. It doesn't even have the flavors of beer in it. There is no grain malt or hops just rain water that ran through your filthy gutter on the house all cluttered with rotting leaves when it cam out of the rain spout it was put in a can an pushed on me as beer. A few sips was as much as I could handle. This is (at the moment) my worst beer experience. Worse than another skunked beer I've had. Yet Josh drank several cans and I assume that it what the crap always tastes like. I just got a Weyerbacher Blithering Idiot and a snifter glass and sipped my one beer while he finished off the six cans.
Hope this is helpful.

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

I remember how cheap a case of this was back in college. Now I realize why. Pours a ugly headless yellow color with no lacing but lots of carbonation. Nose is slightly astringent and loaded with adjuncts. Not much good to say.

No one discernable favor, just a watery body with neither hop nor malt taking the lead role but instead the h20. If water is the strongest taste in your beer.. change the ingredients...

Mouthfeel is somewhat refreshing but still doesn't stand up at all in the mouth. Carbonation is also a killer. Not worth any more than the slightest of efforts. More good beer stores needed in Harnett County.

Photo of Dizzy
2.25/5  rDev +33.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Pours pale yellow with fizzy white head. Smells grainy, lots of adjucts. Doesn't taste like much of anything other than vague graininess, its not unpleasant though. Very light bodied. I have to give it an average drinkability rating, its not good but its ok as a session beer. I wouldn't reccomend it as any type of craft beer, but its cheap and drinkable. Not to mention, its not really any different from any other light beer.

Photo of Neehan
1.8/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a weak golden color with minimal head. Aroma is grainy and of stale bread. Mouthfeel is the best part of this beer, but is far from impressive. I drank this by the gallon in college, but will now will only drink it again if nothing else is available at the time.

Photo of robocrouch
1.82/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

Poured a very very light yellow color. Lightest beer I have ever seen.

Taste was bad. Super carbonated, with a strange after taste. I had to question why they would call this beer. Had a "waterd down" feel to it.

Drinkability is the only thing good about this beer. You can drink plenty of this no problem because of the lightness of taste.

Overall this is below average beer. Because of the beer's price and drinkability it makes it a staple at all college parties.

Photo of bashiba
1.72/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Ultra Pale yellow with short fizzy white head.

Smell was light grains.

Taste had a bit of a tinny metallic taste, a touch of light cereal grains and some grassyness.

Mouthfeel was ultra thin, basically water.

Would avoid if possible and hopefully never drink again.

Photo of jrb1001
3.86/5  rDev +129.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

Good old Natty light, this beer is a great beer and deserves the respect of many. This is a great beer for college parties and getting very drunk, because it is very cheap and it tastes great. In my opinion this beer tastes better than most domestic beers and if bars would put this on tap, I would gladly get it everytime.

Photo of tozerm
1.4/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Yechh. This stuff truly even makes Budweiser look like the King Of Beers by comparison. Carbonated pee would be putting it nicely. All I could smell was the aluminum can and some crap that was stuck in the rim. Let the frat boys have it (or whatever socially challenged segment of the popultioan that likes hurting themselves by drinking this beer).

Natural Light from Anheuser-Busch
43 out of 100 based on 1,929 ratings.