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Natural Light - Anheuser-Busch

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BA SCORE
44
awful

1,796 Ratings
THE BROS
37
awful

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Ratings: 1,796
Reviews: 503
rAvg: 1.68
pDev: 45.83%
Wants: 15
Gots: 140 | 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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Ratings: 1,796 | Reviews: 503 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Stinkypuss
1.53/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

First off, let me say I am reviewing this for the folly of it all. I got it from my fridge and who knows where it came from or how long it had been there.

A. Poured from a 12 oz can into a frosted mug. Palest yellow with some head that sticks around and shows some lace. Not a terrible start.

S. Takes a dive in the smell. Smells like garbage. The kind thats been sitting out for quite some time. I'm in for a bad one.

T. Extremely light. A watered down beer experience. Starts off grainey with a bit of a corn taste, a slight bitter note is barely noticed which must be some sad attempt to hop this beer. Finishes off slightly metallic.

M. Just like water. A bit bubbly like watered down seltzer water.

D. This can be drank and is by a devoted crowd of poor college kids. I am not impressed. In fact, I'm disappointed....in myself...for drinking this.

Stinkypuss, Jul 22, 2008
Photo of Mebuzzard
1.38/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

I've had worse.

Straw pale yellow, clear pour. Watery. Head up front, soapy. It leaves

Stale corn husk aroma. Sweet sweat socks.

I suppose for the style, this flavor is off just a bit. Bland corn husk, dirty socks, vinegar. Harsh. Ick.

It does have carbonation, which is a life saver for this beer. Without it, the staleness of the malt flavor would linger too long. Well, it does anyway, but it would be even longer

Mebuzzard, Dec 30, 2012
Photo of smakawhat
1.53/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Dude did you just STEAL that can from that guys house? Oh yes you did! Into a nonic pint glass you go.

Off the pour, this thing nearly looks like water, hits the glass with a very straw yellow and crystal body, would probably be even more faint if I actually poured this in a real pilsner glass. Head is really weird in formation, forms like a white meringue, but not too large with lots of snapping and falls pretty quickly. Giant FAT cola bubbles everywhere, on the glass, rising, is this soda?

Nose on first sniff is rank. Smells like classic creamed corn (DMS). God it's awful and also real buttery in a diacetyl way. I am afraid to even try this.

Sweet grainy malts, with much if coming only in the aftertaste and swallow. This beer really tastes.. like nothing upon first quaff. A bit wet and also seltzery with a weird tight carbonation. The only surprise is that it doesn't taste like it smells which I am thankful for, mostly because it really has no taste at all.

Light it is, horrible too. Yikes just putrid. I try these things once in awhile to see what I am missing sometimes. Obviously not much. The sad irony is you probably couldn't even drink enough of this to get drunk.

smakawhat, Apr 02, 2012
Photo of Wasatch
2/5  rDev +19%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a yellow color, some carbonation, little fizzy white head, with some minimal sticky lacing left behind. The nose is slightly malty, very little hop note. The taste is malty, slight hop note. Light Body, not much going on here. Not Drinkable, would not buy again.

Wasatch, Jan 16, 2011
Photo of John_M
1/5  rDev -40.5%

One of the worst beers I've ever tried. This beer is completely watery with a slightly metalic flavor on the finish. Really, this beer is so watery and nasty tasting, it's hard not to be impressed with AB's ability to fashion such a bad beer. Even by AB stanadards, this stands out as a particularly awful effort.

John_M, Nov 08, 2014
Photo of tdm168
1.93/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Pours a pale gold color with very loose, soap-like head that quickly fades. The nose has an apple-like sweetness to it as well as some metallic notes. The taste is just like the smell; sweet apples, grainy, metal. The mouthfeel is very light, overly carbonated, and somewhat dry.

I hadn't had one since college, but I was drinking out of my father-in-laws fridge. It's basically a haven any and all macros so I figured I'd run through as many different ones as I could since it was free. I would never buy this now.

tdm168, Dec 01, 2011
Photo of dmorgan310
1.75/5  rDev +4.2%

dmorgan310, May 19, 2014
Photo of plaid75
2.65/5  rDev +57.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a very light straw hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was little retention and lacing.

Th smell featured a light sweet corn malt with a smattering of hop, maybe.

The taste consisted of a seltzery boiled corn with some weak balancing hops. Not all that offensive actually.

The mouthfeel was thin and ultra carbonated.

Overall not the worst light beer I have had, but not really recommended.

plaid75, Jul 14, 2007
Photo of iL0VEbeer
2/5  rDev +19%

iL0VEbeer, Mar 09, 2012
Photo of sendbeer
1/5  rDev -40.5%

sendbeer, Oct 22, 2012
Photo of Zaphog
1.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Zaphog, Jul 28, 2012
Photo of PEIhop
1/5  rDev -40.5%

PEIhop, Nov 23, 2011
Photo of rolltide8425
1.25/5  rDev -25.6%

rolltide8425, Jul 11, 2012
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.

Beerandraiderfan, Mar 05, 2010
Photo of Tone
2.08/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Weak or pale yellow in color that has little head and no lacing. Another light lager that smells of yeast and possibly corn. Fits the style, and that is a sad truth. Light (non-existent) body, but crisp. Wouldn't recommend for anyone who wants to enjoy a beer with body, but it does the trick for getting drunk very cheaply.

Tone, Nov 25, 2008
Photo of Cynic-ale
2/5  rDev +19%

Cynic-ale, Jul 30, 2013
Photo of atrocity
1/5  rDev -40.5%

atrocity, Apr 25, 2014
Photo of chippo33
1/5  rDev -40.5%

chippo33, Dec 21, 2012
Photo of Brad007
1/5  rDev -40.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Pours an yellow, fizzy color with a head that doesn't last. Taste is somewhat watery with only a mild corn background. Definitely tastes like drinking fouled water. For being one of A-B's "budget" beers, I'm not too shocked. If you like your beers to go down easy and taste like nothing, this beer's for you.

Brad007, Jul 31, 2007
Photo of Gusler
1.1/5  rDev -34.5%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Well as much as I detest these beers, I was given one today, and as I always try to be polite, I accepted it, it’s been like 4 years since I sampled one, so what’s the harm.

The beer as it pours from the 12 ounce aluminum can, forms a transparent gold color with a bright white head and the lace a very thin sheet to cover the glass. Nose is all malt, sweet, fresh and crisp to the senses, start is lightly sweet, some malt noticed, the top is cadaverous. Finish has a benign acidity, the hops negligible, very dry, guess its better than dying of thirst, but only barely.

Gusler, Apr 25, 2004
Photo of drummermattie02
1.5/5  rDev -10.7%

drummermattie02, May 31, 2013
Photo of THECPJ
1.75/5  rDev +4.2%

THECPJ, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of xnicknj
1/5  rDev -40.5%

xnicknj, Nov 29, 2011
Photo of Hopheadjeffery
1/5  rDev -40.5%

Hopheadjeffery, Aug 14, 2013
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.

tone77, Mar 20, 2010
Natural Light from Anheuser-Busch
44 out of 100 based on 1,796 ratings.