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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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Ratings: 218
Reviews: 92
rAvg: 2.33
pDev: 35.62%
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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2/5  rDev -14.2%

02-06-2013 01:00:38 | More by pointone
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2/5  rDev -14.2%

01-17-2013 16:15:52 | More by spycow
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2.25/5  rDev -3.4%

01-15-2013 10:28:12 | More by bismarksays
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2/5  rDev -14.2%

01-06-2013 01:57:10 | More by nick1427d
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2.25/5  rDev -3.4%

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

1.5/5  rDev -35.6%

11-28-2012 18:37:29 | More by Chucker17
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3/5  rDev +28.8%

11-18-2012 22:34:36 | More by benmafia17
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2.08/5  rDev -10.7%

Enjoyed at the brewery in st Louis. 1.5 finger head with poor retention on a clear bright golden body. This beer is pretty much odorless. Flavor Is also really mild with mostly light grain and rice. No hop or supporting flavors but also not bitter or off putting. Light body ad high carbonation. Incredibly boring beer. Obviously easy to drink but also it's lack of flavor will bore you into not wanting another.

11-17-2012 20:15:52 | More by kylehay2004
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3.53/5  rDev +51.5%

Michelob Golden Draft Light has a thick, stark-white head, a clear straw, bubbly appearance, and a bit of lacing left behind. The aroma is of sweet, slightly musty grain, and the flavor is similar. The beer is quite akin to other major, mass-produced light beers. Mouthfeel is light and watery, and Michelob Golden Draft Light finishes crisp, clean, refreshing, and dry. Overall, it’s a very good beer.


10-05-2012 20:11:45 | More by RonaldTheriot
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North Dakota

1/5  rDev -57.1%

10-05-2012 19:18:32 | More by Johnhaley1989
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1.25/5  rDev -46.4%

10-03-2012 18:05:23 | More by Jimboe
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1.68/5  rDev -27.9%

pint on draft for $2

Look is clear pale gold yellow. Smell is faint... boiled/fermented corn, hint of freshly cut grass. Taste is clean, crisp, air. Really not much: grain, malts some cooked corn, hint of grass and a slight foul spoiled flavor. Very light feel; extremely carbonated.

I don't like to unfairly bash beers like this, but this just isn't enjoyable. Halfway decent at times, till the "garbage juice" flavor hits you. For some reason it's huge in the midwest and seems to be at almost every bar I go to. It's always cheap as dirt, but even at a good price it isn't worth it.

09-27-2012 11:05:11 | More by jimmah120
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3.88/5  rDev +66.5%

This beer is light beer so I will compare it to other light beers. It does not compare to more roboust beers as it is not meant to be. The flavor was decent and it went down easy. If there was a drinkability rating it would get a 4.5. The color was as expected for its style light golden transparent. It was priced right at $3 for a 20oz draft on happy hour. The flavor was mild but still decent for its style. I did not feel like I ate a meal after a couple. If you like like light beer I would recommend trying this one.

09-19-2012 07:02:21 | More by pheasantpete
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2/5  rDev -14.2%

09-17-2012 21:39:41 | More by NilocRellim
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3/5  rDev +28.8%

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1.75/5  rDev -24.9%

09-07-2012 03:20:43 | More by sethmcconkey
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3/5  rDev +28.8%

09-07-2012 01:45:49 | More by Lundgren
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1/5  rDev -57.1%

09-01-2012 11:26:32 | More by Will96
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2/5  rDev -14.2%

08-19-2012 15:47:52 | More by bicyclesnbeer
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North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev +7.3%

08-18-2012 01:46:59 | More by OldhouseRecs
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2.38/5  rDev +2.1%

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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2/5  rDev -14.2%

07-19-2012 13:59:19 | More by plumcrazyfx
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2.6/5  rDev +11.6%

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.

07-11-2012 01:52:29 | More by boilermakerbrew
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2.5/5  rDev +7.3%

07-10-2012 05:10:18 | More by Grady
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3.5/5  rDev +50.2%

07-06-2012 03:30:20 | More by Dapperticus
Michelob Golden Draft Light from Anheuser-Busch
57 out of 100 based on 218 ratings.