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Michelob Golden Draft Light - Anheuser-Busch

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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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Photo of ThePeskyDingo
2.68/5  rDev +16%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

I drink this all the time for drinking games and beer pong... it's my favorite "cheap" beer, although i know it isnt very good. I've had this beer on tap, in the bottle, and in the can.

pours a clear light golden color, a bit darker than other domestic light beers. lots of carbonation.

smell isnt very appealing. almost smells like it has been sitting out for a while, even though the can was just cracked and poured.

taste is rather watery, it has more taste than some other domestic light beers, but still has nothing that jumps out at me.

mouthfeel is somewhat carbonated, goes down somewhat easy, but that is because it lacks a lot of flavor.

drinkability?? This is good for me when im playing drinking games and have to drink fast. it goes down pretty easily, and doesnt fill me up to quickly.

I'd also like to add that I've never gotten a hangover from drinking this beer excessively.

ThePeskyDingo, Feb 19, 2009
Photo of tone77
2.65/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to cpolking for sending this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a pale yellow color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is very mild, some sweetness to it. Taste is also mild, a touch of sweet malts, light and easy drinking. Feels light in the mouth and while nothing offensive, there is nothing to separate it from other light beers.

tone77, Apr 14, 2012
Photo of Frozensoul327
2.65/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A good light version of it's full flavored brother. Poured out to a decent golden yellow color, with a weak head, no notes of lace around the glass. Odors were watery, but consisted of hops and grain, with corn in the background. Flavor was consistant with odor, corn, weak hops and a note of tartness. Finished crisp and well for a light lager. Worth a try for light lager fans.

Frozensoul327, Aug 17, 2005
Photo of boilermakerbrew
2.6/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured a translucent yellow with a big, foamy head. No retention or lacing. Smells like you typical AAL, except lighter, with the usual cereal grains, and a touch more corn sweetness. Tastes the same as the scent. Corn sweetness is the biggest flavor here, and helps detract from the otherwise fairly bad taste. Very light, not quite as carbonated as other cheap lagers, and easy to drink.

Overall, a regional beer that I think might have success elsewhere outside of the midwest.

boilermakerbrew, Jul 11, 2012
Photo of mfnmbvp
2.53/5  rDev +9.5%

12 fl oz. can, with canned on date August 16, 2014 printed on the bottom of the can. Another cheap adjunct riddled beer from Anheuser-Busch. Gifted to me from my neighbor. Thanks, I guess.

Poured into a La Fin Du Monde tulip glass.

A - It pours a clear gold colored body with about a finger of fizzy white head that thins to a ring. It doesn't look horrible, but it's nothing special. 3

S - The smell is comprised of the usual suspects - cheap adjuncts / grains / wheat, yeasty, with some alcohol fumes & a slight sour note. 2.5

T - Taste is the same - grainy / wheaty / corny / adjuncty. A very generic "beer" sort of aftertaste; it actually reminds me a bit of Miller Lite at times. Not offensive, but there isn't much going on here. 2.5

M - The feel is crisp and clean. Exceptionally smooth and easy drinking with the low 4.10% abv. 2.5

Overall, it is what it is - another cheap inoffensive light adjunct lager. Definitely drinkable, but not unique or memorable. Would I have it again? I suppose so, but I definitely wouldn't go out of my way for it. Another tick from the bottom of the barrel with plenty more to go!

Michelob Golden Light -----2.5/5

mfnmbvp, Sep 11, 2014
Photo of Mistofminn
2.53/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served in 12 oz clear bottle (the ridges are kinda cool?)

A - What you would expect from a macro light lager. Light golden color. Little head.

S - Also typical of a macro light lager. Not much too it.

T - Despite its bad rap, the taste isn't all that repulsive.

M - Heavy carbonation, very light and watery.

D - Once again, a very drinkable macro light lager. Enjoying it on the other hand is a different story.

Another cheap buzz. It is what it is.

Mistofminn, Dec 10, 2008
Photo of LordAdmNelson
2.53/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 3.5

A- Golden color typical of the adjuncts. Some white head, but fades rapidly.

S- Sweet, corny, not too metallic at all, which is a nice change from other macros. Nothing special.

T- It has more flavor than other light beers, IMO. Again sweet, corn flavors dominate. Just a hint of hops in the finish (or is it my imagination?).

M- Like a soda.

D- Definitely good for a kegger or drinking games. Do I really enjoy it though? Not a ton, but a little.

LordAdmNelson, Jun 01, 2009
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2.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Grady, Jul 10, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev +8.2%

leinie13, Apr 14, 2013
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Eaglefan344, Mar 30, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Skyjmpr, Jun 04, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Cramerican, Feb 16, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev +8.2%

BigBry, Jun 09, 2014
Photo of fizzy
2.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 4.5

Notice the Drinkability factor for this beer. I usually buy this when I have an obligation for somebody, either a neighbor or somebody in the shipping dept at work. The fact that west central Minnesota seems stuck on this "beer" doesn't seem to matter in the least.

I have to admit to one thing about this beer. On a very, very, hot afternoon after cutting the lawn, trimming the trees, walking the dogs, putting new plugs in the car, changing the oil in the same car, rotating the tires on the same car, taking the dogs for a walk again, moving the hoses on the garden, oh, crap, I forgot to mention pushing the trim mower all around the back yard, THIS BEER REALLY FILLS THE BILL, AND I CAN DRINK A 6er

fizzy, Apr 02, 2010
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Metz, Aug 21, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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2.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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2.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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2.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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2.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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2.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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2.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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2.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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2.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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Michelob Golden Draft Light from Anheuser-Busch
57 out of 100 based on 231 ratings.