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Michelob Golden Draft Light - Anheuser-Busch

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58
awful

238 Ratings
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Ratings: 238
Reviews: 94
rAvg: 2.33
pDev: 35.62%
Wants: 5
Gots: 14 | 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 icemonkey908
1.05/5  rDev -54.9%
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
Photo of budgood1
1.13/5  rDev -51.5%
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 LXIXME
1.25/5  rDev -46.4%

LXIXME, Jul 20, 2013
Photo of jjunit
1.25/5  rDev -46.4%

jjunit, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of Jimboe
1.25/5  rDev -46.4%

Jimboe, Oct 03, 2012
Photo of mattmarka1
1.25/5  rDev -46.4%

mattmarka1, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of JakeBarnett
1.25/5  rDev -46.4%

JakeBarnett, Jun 13, 2014
Photo of Phigg1102
1.25/5  rDev -46.4%

Phigg1102, Sep 28, 2014
Photo of LightEnthusiast
1.45/5  rDev -37.8%
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 feloniousmonk
1.48/5  rDev -36.5%
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 ZPB
1.5/5  rDev -35.6%

ZPB, Jan 12, 2012
Photo of yokken
1.5/5  rDev -35.6%

yokken, Feb 27, 2012
Photo of aliving1
1.5/5  rDev -35.6%

aliving1, Jan 03, 2012
Photo of doucmehu
1.5/5  rDev -35.6%

doucmehu, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of ramrod666
1.5/5  rDev -35.6%

ramrod666, Apr 29, 2014
Photo of Daffron24
1.5/5  rDev -35.6%

Daffron24, Aug 03, 2013
Photo of FitgerFanatic
1.5/5  rDev -35.6%

FitgerFanatic, Oct 04, 2014
Photo of ggourde
1.5/5  rDev -35.6%

ggourde, May 17, 2012
Photo of Joeyroush
1.5/5  rDev -35.6%

Joeyroush, Feb 07, 2013
Photo of Chucker17
1.5/5  rDev -35.6%

Chucker17, Nov 28, 2012
Photo of HugePlume
1.55/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Served after a tour of the AB brewery in St. Louis MO

On Tap

A- Pours with a thick satin white head. Dissipates slowly. Color is a brassy-wheat color.

S- Smells terrible. Reeks of adjunct malt. Smells like corn-whiskey mash. Truly, honestly in the awful category.

T- Terrible again, flirts with undrinkable. Sweet mashy funk lager flavor.

M- Mouthfeel is decent for light lager, actually has a little body.

O- Terrible. 2nd worst beer I have ever had. Don't even try it for kicks.

HugePlume, Sep 27, 2011
Photo of jera1350
1.6/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Extremely pale yellow body with a fizzy white head that shrinks down quickly.

Cheap graininess, a bit earthy and a hint of banana at the end.

The taste is so bland and watered down that it's really hard to pick out any flavor whatsoever. Light grain, little sweetness and that's about it. I've had well water with more flavor.

Thin and watered down with light bubbly carbonation that is almost fuzzy feeling.

Nothing good to be had from this one. Not worth even a try.

jera1350, Oct 26, 2010
Photo of mikesgroove
1.63/5  rDev -30%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

in my never ending quest to try the best and worst, i stumple upon this one.

poured into my glass the lightest of pale yellow the fizzy white head quickly reaches two inches before settling back down. light touches of corn and grain are all the things you can find and they get old might, might quick. light feel, is almost absent of any kind of flavor in the finish

overall they are almost all the same and universally just ehh. ut what can you do.

mikesgroove, Mar 05, 2011
Photo of rye726
1.63/5  rDev -30%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Not too bad for a light macro. This pours a clear yellow with the average macro head. Lots of carbonation bubbles. Nose and taste and very grainy with a bit of ricey hops. The body is also very light. Too much carbonation to enjoy. This stuff doesn't have much going on, but it is not too bad either.

rye726, Oct 31, 2008
Photo of KBomb
1.65/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Is this the same thing as what the Minnesotans call "Mic Gold Ultra"? I hope so, cause that's what was served to me this weekend and that is what I'm reviewing.

Unnaturally bright yellow beer with minimal head. Smells of corn-- a big can of creamed corn. Tastes like nothing. I'm serious, it tastes as close to water as you can get without it being water. I can't tell you more than this about the taste. Dry mouthfeel. Fairly easy to drink except it made for the worst hangover in my life.

I hope to never touch this stuff again.

KBomb, Nov 28, 2008
Michelob Golden Draft Light from Anheuser-Busch
58 out of 100 based on 238 ratings.