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Michelob Golden Draft Light - Anheuser-Busch

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Ratings: 239
Reviews: 94
rAvg: 2.32
pDev: 35.34%
Wants: 5
Gots: 14 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
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Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Light Lager |  4.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Michelob Golden Draft Light is a premium cold filtered light lager beer that is brewed using a blend of two-row and six-row barley malt, premium American hops and rice to create its smooth, refreshing taste. It also undergoes a longer brewing process to produce a lighter taste, and fewer calories.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 01-24-2002)
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Photo of Aimeecakes
5/5  rDev +115.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Best beer I've ever tasted. Actually quenches thirst and no aftertaste. Very refreshing! Light taste, not bitter or thick tasting. No "beer breath". I just love this beer. Didn't feel full either after drinking. Highly recommended unless you like thick, malty, dark beers.

Aimeecakes, Dec 09, 2013
Photo of skylanebeer
4.85/5  rDev +109.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Found this great beer at the tour center of AB in St Louis. I have always liked Michelob light but golden light far surpasses regular Michelob light. Only problem is that it is not sold in our market here. Might have to take a road trip north to get some of this excellent Michelob

skylanebeer, Dec 23, 2006
Photo of Brandon_Jachimski
4.52/5  rDev +94.8%

Brandon_Jachimski, Nov 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +94%

liq, Jan 02, 2014
Photo of pbrplease
4.5/5  rDev +94%

pbrplease, Jul 26, 2014
Photo of jburris64
4.5/5  rDev +94%

jburris64, Apr 26, 2014
Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.06/5  rDev +75%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I'll start off this review by saying that this is my go-to light beer. Some like Bud Light religiously, this is MY light beer. It's just so refreshing. Some hate it, and that's okay, to each their own. But for me, this beer goes great with anything and I'd never turn it down unless I was puking green.

Appearance - Small 1 finger head that dissipates quickly. Body is straw colored and transparent.

Smell - Musty grains, sweet corn, metallic vegetable, small hint of overly ripe bananas and pineapple at the end.

Taste - Corn, flavored seltzer, aftertaste of wheaty malts. Slightly sour but not off-putting. Easy drinking.

Mouthfeel - Super carbonated, a touch of smooth, and ends semi-dry.

Overall - Again, on average I probably drink more Michelob Golden Light than any other beer from any other brewer. I buy this in the cases. It's just so easy, grab it and don't think, it's just great with anything...and flavorful, everything is just right. It is, in my opinion, the ideal light beer.

The-Adjunct-Hippie, Aug 07, 2014
Photo of ShwarzAl3r
4/5  rDev +72.4%

ShwarzAl3r, Dec 26, 2011
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4/5  rDev +72.4%

JayJ14, Dec 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +72.4%

TrojanWheels, Jan 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev +72.4%

Ortbalsj22486, Jan 07, 2012
Photo of BeerWithMike
4/5  rDev +72.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampling right now on 3/5/14. Had this one a few times before. It's a Mid-West brew and never seen it back in Florida. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured into a handled glass stein.

Pours a lighter-yellow in color with a small fizzy white head that settles down to mostly the sides of the glass.. Not much of a aroma actually, just some grain with light hops. Carbonation is above normal but not bad. Taste was about the same but is a little on the watery side but I like this one and not a fan overall for Bud products.

BeerWithMike, Mar 05, 2014
Photo of pheasantpete
3.88/5  rDev +67.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is light beer so I will compare it to other light beers. It does not compare to more roboust beers as it is not meant to be. The flavor was decent and it went down easy. If there was a drinkability rating it would get a 4.5. The color was as expected for its style light golden transparent. It was priced right at $3 for a 20oz draft on happy hour. The flavor was mild but still decent for its style. I did not feel like I ate a meal after a couple. If you like like light beer I would recommend trying this one.

pheasantpete, Sep 19, 2012
Photo of Thejoe1027
3.75/5  rDev +61.6%

Thejoe1027, Jun 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +61.6%

fisch687, Dec 15, 2013
Photo of kplooki
3.75/5  rDev +61.6%

For the style, and cheapness, my favorite one out there. Would much rather drink this in bulk than bud light or miller any day.

kplooki, Nov 06, 2014
Photo of JayHesch
3.64/5  rDev +56.9%

JayHesch, Sep 17, 2014
Photo of Nichts
3.63/5  rDev +56.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

I was impressed with the beer's fruity/slightly sweet character. The smoothness of this particular beer was also very enjoyable. I found the fruit hard to narrow down, at times it seemed citrusy and others hinted of berry. Overall the fruity taste wasn't overbearing to the extreme that some other fruit beers have (which is great since this isn't really a fruit beer in the conventional sense). Would definitely drink again, even if it isn't my favorite style of beer.

Nichts, Nov 24, 2009
Photo of jecartier
3.6/5  rDev +55.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is my favorite cheap beer. Why? Well its not particularly distinctive, but its crisp, refreshing, no off flavors, and no rot-gut. Throw it in a cooler full of ice/water, provide it to your undiscerning friends, and enjoy a sunny day on the lake. Heck, I throw a lime in it (I know, I know, I shouldn't fruit the beer and normally I don't) and its a lot cheaper than all those clear bottled "Mexican" lagers. It's an American Macro, but so what? Mich Golden Light is good for the type of beer that it is.

jecartier, Jul 28, 2009
Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.53/5  rDev +52.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Michelob Golden Draft Light has a thick, stark-white head, a clear straw, bubbly appearance, and a bit of lacing left behind. The aroma is of sweet, slightly musty grain, and the flavor is similar. The beer is quite akin to other major, mass-produced light beers. Mouthfeel is light and watery, and Michelob Golden Draft Light finishes crisp, clean, refreshing, and dry. Overall, it’s a very good beer.


RonaldTheriot, Oct 05, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +50.9%

Keegan, Mar 11, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +50.9%

sgttibbs, Jan 24, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +50.9%

Koebele, Oct 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +50.9%

JLaw55, Jul 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +50.9%

Dapperticus, Jul 06, 2012
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Michelob Golden Draft Light from Anheuser-Busch
57 out of 100 based on 239 ratings.