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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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218 Ratings
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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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Photo of Whiskeydeez


3/5  rDev +28.8%

01-24-2012 21:26:00 | More by Whiskeydeez
Photo of jera1350


1.6/5  rDev -31.3%

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.

10-26-2010 20:52:49 | More by jera1350
Photo of garymuchow


2.3/5  rDev -1.3%

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
Photo of Redrover


1.83/5  rDev -21.5%

Sampled at the International Falls, MN Country Club.

The beer pours a very pale yellow with a large chemically looking head. No lacing.

Hardly any aroma at all, if you strain you may bet a bit of grass or hay.

Taste is slightly better. A bit of sweetness and the faintest whisper of grains. Hops are virtually nonexistent.

Thin mouth that the carbonation can not over come. Drinkable in a pinch., but there must be something better on about any beer list.

08-01-2005 18:23:15 | More by Redrover
Photo of TX-Badger


2.25/5  rDev -3.4%

06-07-2014 17:19:31 | More by TX-Badger
Photo of schopenhauerale

British Columbia (Canada)

2/5  rDev -14.2%

01-19-2012 06:37:25 | More by schopenhauerale
Photo of TastyTaste


1.78/5  rDev -23.6%

This stuff is marketed heavily in Minnesota, and the upper midwest (in fact, i think it is only distributed here). It is clear gold, with a white head. i drank it out of it's unique paneled bottle. It's very bland and non-intrusive. A little malt, an absence of hops, still it watery tasting, and not worth your while.

12-21-2003 05:28:36 | More by TastyTaste
Photo of rye726


1.63/5  rDev -30%

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.

10-31-2008 06:27:11 | More by rye726
Photo of RonaldTheriot


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
Photo of MinorThreat


1.75/5  rDev -24.9%

08-17-2013 02:21:35 | More by MinorThreat
Photo of AlCaponeJunior


2.42/5  rDev +3.9%

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
Photo of jsprain1


2.35/5  rDev +0.9%

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
Photo of Herky21


1.75/5  rDev -24.9%

03-22-2013 22:41:33 | More by Herky21
Photo of BigBry

Alberta (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev +7.3%

06-09-2014 05:11:09 | More by BigBry
Photo of budgood1


1.13/5  rDev -51.5%

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.

03-25-2002 00:55:45 | More by budgood1
Photo of bigbeers84


2/5  rDev -14.2%

03-25-2013 05:50:25 | More by bigbeers84
Photo of hardy008


1.8/5  rDev -22.7%

Reviewed from notes.

Pours pale yellow with a thin white head which disappears quickly. Smells of light grain, a little bit of hops, and not much else. Taste just like it smells. Light grain, and small hop presence. Mostly tastes watered down.

Light bodied, a lot of carbonation, no real aftertaste. Nothing here which merits trying this again. I had this at a holiday get together with the relatives, and decided to try it.

01-06-2012 02:48:32 | More by hardy008
Photo of pmcadamis


1.98/5  rDev -15%

I found this lone can in my future father-in law's fridge...he doesn't drink BMC crap, so I'm assuming someone left it after a party or something. Anyway, I feel compleled to try any beer that I've never had...so here it goes.

A - Pale yellow with a flimsy white cap that disappears quickly. No lace, no love.

S - Corn husk and sugar. More assertive than most light macros, and not offensive in any way. Pretty boring though.

T - Clean cornflakes and some sugar...again, nothing offends the palate. A very clean beer. Towards the sweet-n-clean finish, a slightly soapy note comes through.

M - Crisp and clean with some foamy-ness onthe finish at the end that muddles up the feel and ruins the palate.

D - Extremely boring and nearly flavorless, this is clean and flavor-free....like sparkling water. Honestly, this ain't half bad for a light macro lager but that ain't sayin' much.

04-22-2008 22:07:55 | More by pmcadamis
Photo of tbeq00


2/5  rDev -14.2%

12-07-2011 06:05:58 | More by tbeq00
Photo of bsp77


1.73/5  rDev -25.8%

Serving glass: Poured from can into Pint glass.

Appearance: Clear golden with a surprisingly sustained stark white bubbly head. That said, the strange neon cast to the color is distracting.

Smell: Muted grainy malts with lots of corn. Slight hay and spice.

Taste: Very little, mostly sweet grains (corn) with a small hay-like balance. virtually no hops.

Feel: High carbonation, very light body. Too much like carbonated water.

Drinkability: Not worth it.

06-29-2010 18:04:03 | More by bsp77
Photo of Frozensoul327


2.65/5  rDev +13.7%

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.

08-17-2005 00:55:38 | More by Frozensoul327
Photo of Chucker17

South Dakota

1.5/5  rDev -35.6%

11-28-2012 18:37:29 | More by Chucker17
Photo of Localdrinklax


3/5  rDev +28.8%

02-16-2012 20:56:01 | More by Localdrinklax
Photo of FreshmanPour77


2/5  rDev -14.2%

11-16-2011 12:45:23 | More by FreshmanPour77
Photo of bismarksays


2.25/5  rDev -3.4%

01-15-2013 10:28:12 | More by bismarksays
Michelob Golden Draft Light from Anheuser-Busch
57 out of 100 based on 218 ratings.