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Michelob Golden Draft Light - Anheuser-Busch

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Michelob Golden Draft LightMichelob Golden Draft Light

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57
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220 Ratings
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Ratings: 220
Reviews: 92
rAvg: 2.32
pDev: 35.78%
Wants: 5
Gots: 10 | FT: 1
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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Snow81

Minnesota

2.45/5  rDev +5.6%

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

03-19-2011 03:19:09 | More by Snow81
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AlCaponeJunior

Texas

2.42/5  rDev +4.3%

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.

01-15-2012 02:18:20 | More by AlCaponeJunior
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

2.38/5  rDev +2.6%

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.

08-11-2011 02:35:18 | More by TheManiacalOne
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JamesMN

Minnesota

2.38/5  rDev +2.6%

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.

08-06-2012 04:18:53 | More by JamesMN
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mrseano

Minnesota

2.35/5  rDev +1.3%

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.

04-18-2011 04:53:43 | More by mrseano
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jsprain1

Minnesota

2.35/5  rDev +1.3%

A- Sadly this is just a terrible looking beer. Pale golden. The head was super thick but by the time I raised it to my lips it was gone.
S- Light grains and a weak lightly sweet cracker aroma.
T- The flavor is very mild. It tastes mildly crackery, lightly sweet.
M- Body isn't altogether bad compared to the alternatives in the style. More moderate carbonation than many light lager.
O- Meh. It's about on par with most light lagers. Neither better nor worse than the common conception of the style.

09-09-2011 01:26:23 | More by jsprain1
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garymuchow

Minnesota

2.3/5  rDev -0.9%

Light malty almost skunky aroma. Full head and fizzy. Pale gold and crystal clear. Light in overall taste, what's there is malt, then light to medium dryness from hops. Very carbonated. Crisp and thirst quenching, just not enough flavor.

01-24-2002 21:38:29 | More by garymuchow
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icefisherman

Minnesota

2.3/5  rDev -0.9%

Aside from the almost clear yellow color and it tasting like water I find no reason why anyone would drink this. Granted every one here in MN drinks it like water. about the only good thing i can think of about this beer is the price about $17 for a case of bottles. oh i almost forgot the cool bottle.

09-01-2004 15:31:54 | More by icefisherman
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SD-Alefan

South Dakota

2.25/5  rDev -3%

05-23-2014 13:36:46 | More by SD-Alefan
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cmwilliq

Missouri

2.25/5  rDev -3%

01-23-2014 03:29:32 | More by cmwilliq
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bismarksays

Iowa

2.25/5  rDev -3%

01-15-2013 10:28:12 | More by bismarksays
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TIMMA87698

Kansas

2.25/5  rDev -3%

08-10-2014 03:24:52 | More by TIMMA87698
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Packman4IL

Illinois

2.25/5  rDev -3%

01-07-2012 05:27:58 | More by Packman4IL
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tconboy

Minnesota

2.25/5  rDev -3%

Pours a light clear straw yellow with little head that dissipates immediately, little lacing to speak of. Smells like water and cereal. Am I drinking beer here or adjunct flavored water? There is really nothing to this beer other than the water and light cereal flavors with moderate carbonation. At least it's not offensive. Marketed as a real trendy beer here in Minnesota, but I'm not enjoying it. Probably would prefer this to a Miller Lite or Bud Light though.

01-20-2009 06:55:37 | More by tconboy
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Eric908

South Dakota

2.25/5  rDev -3%

11-17-2013 02:04:04 | More by Eric908
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Nizzle913

Colorado

2.25/5  rDev -3%

12-28-2012 19:30:41 | More by Nizzle913
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pweis909

Wisconsin

2.25/5  rDev -3%

Neighbor brought some of these over in clear bottles. They are pale yellow in appearance. Not heavily carbonated. No need to worry about skunking, as there is really no hopping. Taste and mouthfeel are smooth, water-like. Drinkable. You may not notice that it is beer.

07-17-2007 08:59:05 | More by pweis909
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tjb27

Minnesota

2.25/5  rDev -3%

04-29-2013 21:18:37 | More by tjb27
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KuehneBe

Minnesota

2.25/5  rDev -3%

06-13-2012 03:06:13 | More by KuehneBe
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koes0024

Minnesota

2.25/5  rDev -3%

02-02-2014 14:04:23 | More by koes0024
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barryjg

Texas

2.25/5  rDev -3%

02-26-2014 11:14:23 | More by barryjg
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McSully


2.25/5  rDev -3%

06-09-2012 21:32:11 | More by McSully
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Mermaidhunter


2.25/5  rDev -3%

05-24-2012 13:43:58 | More by Mermaidhunter
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TX-Badger

Texas

2.25/5  rDev -3%

06-07-2014 17:19:31 | More by TX-Badger
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DaveMiller

Minnesota

2.25/5  rDev -3%

03-27-2014 15:54:03 | More by DaveMiller
Michelob Golden Draft Light from Anheuser-Busch
57 out of 100 based on 220 ratings.