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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:
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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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Ratings: 231 | Reviews: 93 | Display Reviews Only:
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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
Photo of Metz
2.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Metz, Aug 21, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev +8.2%

DocG, Jun 20, 2012
Photo of Kroller86
2.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Kroller86, Nov 24, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Duff27, Oct 05, 2014
Photo of SlightlyGrey
2.5/5  rDev +8.2%

SlightlyGrey, Jun 11, 2014
Photo of AlexWise
2.5/5  rDev +8.2%

AlexWise, May 05, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev +8.2%

OldhouseRecs, Aug 18, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev +8.2%

bnes09, Aug 21, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Pug, May 23, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev +8.2%

RossPeterson, Dec 18, 2011
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2.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Norseman, May 28, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev +8.2%

GreyGhost4, Apr 14, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev +8.2%

marshrat63, Dec 22, 2011
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2.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Leschber, Jul 24, 2014
Photo of mcrow24
2.49/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

As far as commercial light lagers go this isn't a bad one but it is what it is. Unfortunately for me this is the wife's prefered brew so I have to drink it sometimes. I've become used to drinking this on a hot day where is more of something to keep the throat from getting dry than it is to enjoy drinkning.

On a really hot day and if it is very cold it can be tolerated and even can be refreshing.

mcrow24, Feb 14, 2014
Photo of Mdog
2.48/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Clear yellow-gold, low head.

Smell: Not much there but not offensive.

Taste: Light sweetened bread.

Drinkability: More drinkable for me than Bud Light which causes an automatic hangover when I drink it.

Snuck home a can from softball, where this beer is probably a close second to Miller Lite for post-game drinking. Not too bad, but I'd rather have Miller.

Mdog, Sep 27, 2008
Photo of Snow81
2.45/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Light yellow, golden!

Smell: Heavy grassy with a hint of a skunk note

Head: big white head, but dies out quickly

Taste: Grassy with a hint of skunk

Weight: very light washes down fast medium carbonation

Finish: Skunk, light grassiness, if you ask me if I want another, no thank you

Snow81, Mar 19, 2011
Photo of AlCaponeJunior
2.42/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

For the style it's not bad looking, light tan with a fair head but not much lace.

Smell is subdued without a whole lot of anything specific. Grains and a tinge of lemony citrus.

Taste brings out the citrus a bit more, plenty of grass and grains, and a tinge of sweetness with a dry finish. Body is extremely light and pretty well carbonated.

It's what it is. For the style you can consume it but overall it's nothing you'd want to trade for or mention twice.

AlCaponeJunior, Jan 15, 2012
Photo of TheManiacalOne
2.38/5  rDev +3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Acquired via trade from cpolking so a big “Thank You” goes out to him. Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light yellow color, with a thin white head that fades very quickly and leaves very little lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains light malts, grain, adjuncts and a faint touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out with some mildly bready flavors of grain and adjuncts. Then a light malt sweetness comes in. The malt character isn’t very faint as you would expect. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly bready.

M: Smooth and a little crisp, light body, medium-to-high carbonation, finish is clean.

O: Not very flavorful, goes down very easily and not filling at all since there isn’t much to the beer, very mild kick, good representation of style at least, typical fizzy yellow light beer.

TheManiacalOne, Aug 11, 2011
Photo of JamesMN
2.38/5  rDev +3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Transparent straw. Very light in color. Basically non-existant bright white head.

Aroma: Almost nothing. A little bit of bread.

Taste: Starts with a just a hint of pale malt but turns into corn by then end. No bitterness. Probably one of the least bitter 'pilseners' in the world. Any flavor potential this brew had was ruined by how watered down it is.

Mouthfeel: Super effervescent to the point of being annoyingly fizzy. Very thin. Above average drinkability but drinks like soda water. Basically the same experience as drinking a Coke.

Final Thoughts: While not the worst macro-lager, Michelob Golden Light is definitely low-class. It's the usual choice for frat parties and other mindless drinking activities but has absolutely no place in a now booming beer industry full of such better options.

JamesMN, Aug 06, 2012
Photo of mrseano
2.35/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A: Very light straw golden color

S: Not much here. Straw, grain.

T: Refreshing but too bland. Little grain and grass.

M: Very light and watery. Felt like drinking fizzy carbonated, lightly flavored water.

O: Cheap, easy-to-consume but not fun to taste beer. Such low alcohol and taste content that it finishes quickly before you realize it. Did taste better than Bud, however, as I tasted the two alongside each other to compare.

mrseano, Apr 18, 2011
Michelob Golden Draft Light from Anheuser-Busch
57 out of 100 based on 231 ratings.