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Michelob Golden Draft Light - Anheuser-Busch

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57
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231 Ratings
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Ratings: 231
Reviews: 93
rAvg: 2.31
pDev: 35.5%
Wants: 5
Gots: 13 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Anheuser-Busch visit their website
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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Ratings: 231 | Reviews: 93 | Display Reviews Only:
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1.5/5  rDev -35.1%

Chucker17, Nov 28, 2012
Photo of feloniousmonk
1.48/5  rDev -35.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

There we are at the Buffalo, MN American Foreign Legion Lodge for my niece's wedding reception, and the common misconception is that the only beer that is provided gratis is this, the most popular beer in Minnesota, and the only thing on tap. The tap handle said "Michelob Golden Light", no "Draft", which made me wonder if it was another beer...nope, just more confusion.
Pale yellow, in the plastic cup, with a slim head.
No aroma.
All water, all the time....a glint of beery flavor appears, then blinks away in an instant..this is definitely for people who don't care what they put in their mouths, and haven't a clue, nor care, how much better beer can be...
...anyone who thinks they're drinking beer when they drink this?...I just pray for them...
...just picture the clamor when we realized the whole bar was free, and there was no need to stick to this swill!

feloniousmonk, Jun 26, 2005
Photo of LightEnthusiast
1.45/5  rDev -37.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Definitely wouldn't drink this again. I had this while shooting pool with a friend and I remember it was hard for me to finish which isn't normal for me and beers.

Corn-water smell, grains.

Tastes upfront like a sugary corn mixture with a clashing disaster of bitter grains and rough malt. Finishes extremely watery as the rest of the substance dissolves; kind of like a bottle of Aquafina, only less satisfying.

Mouthfeel was not impressive and was rather bitter if I remember correctly. Corny water leaving an ugly aftertaste.

This beer tastes like the kind that you always hope to avoid but inevitably experience every once in awhile. The only good thing was that there was minimal skunk. Unfortunately that doesn't redeem this beer much.

Never again, I say!

LightEnthusiast, Apr 16, 2010
Photo of LXIXME
1.25/5  rDev -45.9%

LXIXME, Jul 20, 2013
Photo of jjunit
1.25/5  rDev -45.9%

jjunit, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of Jimboe
1.25/5  rDev -45.9%

Jimboe, Oct 03, 2012
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1.25/5  rDev -45.9%

mattmarka1, Sep 01, 2014
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1.25/5  rDev -45.9%

JakeBarnett, Jun 13, 2014
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1.25/5  rDev -45.9%

Phigg1102, Sep 28, 2014
Photo of budgood1
1.13/5  rDev -51.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

had this over the weekend too.....probably the worst beer ever made....maybe even worse than coors light. it's like drinking bad tasting seltzer water. i imagine the only redeeeming quality of this beer is..........um..........well i can't think of one right now, but it was free anyway.

budgood1, Mar 25, 2002
Photo of arvjunk
1.05/5  rDev -54.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Appearance - poured in a pint glass, light golden yellow, thick fluffy white head. Goes away almost as fast as it came

Smell - muted, grassy, boring. Nothing special about and about what you expect

Taste - it has that weird quality that comes from the corn being a major part of the recipe. It's a little funky, kind of buttery and really weird (for me at least). There isn't anything in the taste that is appealing to me

Mouthfeel - smooth and creamy. Carbonation is prickly on the tongue

Overall - there is absolutely nothing about this beer that is enjoyable for me. I don't judge those that enjoy it, but it is not for me

arvjunk, Apr 03, 2011
Photo of icemonkey908
1.05/5  rDev -54.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

This beer is extremely popular in Minnesota. Growing up around here, it is was by far the most common beer around. I have not been able to figure out the appeal of this beer. I have had many chances to sample it, since it is usually the free beer being provided at events.

Comes in a plastic cup, straw yellow and fizzy looking. The odor is extremely mild, almost non existent. Maybe there is a little rice or something, but nothing pleasant. The taste is what really brings this beer down. The first couple sips are bearable, but the beer just continues to get funkier and funkier. The only way to drink this beer is really fast when it is really cold. Otherwise, don't bother at all.

icemonkey908, May 29, 2007
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1/5  rDev -56.7%

RDW, Mar 04, 2012
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1/5  rDev -56.7%

BigAl18, Sep 30, 2014
Photo of Will96
1/5  rDev -56.7%

Will96, Sep 01, 2012
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1/5  rDev -56.7%

cmdmzmjm, Feb 05, 2012
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1/5  rDev -56.7%

danfix99, Jun 21, 2013
Photo of Erdinger2003
1/5  rDev -56.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

The head doesn't really exist and there is also no lacing. The color is golden and clear...almost like water. Smell is like urine. Taste is bad, doesn't taste anything but funky. Really carbonated and not very enjoyable. I will never have this beer again.

Erdinger2003, Aug 22, 2006
Photo of RushLimbmalt
1/5  rDev -56.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

All of my friends love this beer. I think they are crazy. It is a pale yellow lager with a bitter flavor and a generic macro light beer body. I only drink this beer when there is nothing else available. I should have went up to the bar and had a Summit Oktoberfest instead. What a waste of time money and liver.

RushLimbmalt, Nov 08, 2004
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1/5  rDev -56.7%

Tertullian007, Aug 26, 2013
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1/5  rDev -56.7%

zzurn, Feb 08, 2013
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1/5  rDev -56.7%

Johnhaley1989, Oct 05, 2012
Photo of green_plastic
1/5  rDev -56.7%

green_plastic, Aug 05, 2014
Photo of Disease
1/5  rDev -56.7%

Disease, May 17, 2012
Michelob Golden Draft Light from Anheuser-Busch
57 out of 100 based on 231 ratings.