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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: 239
Reviews: 94
rAvg: 2.32
pDev: 35.34%
Wants: 5
Gots: 14 | 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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Photo of zzurn
1/5  rDev -56.9%

zzurn, Feb 08, 2013
Photo of icemonkey908
1.05/5  rDev -54.7%
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 Illtryit
2.75/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

For some reason, this beer isn't available in St. Louis, so it has gained an almost 'urban leagend' appeal in my neck of the woods. Old loyalties to AB die hard sometimes.


Appearance - yellow to gold, clear as hell, Quickly disappearing foam with no lacing.

Smell like sweet water and corn.

Taste pretty good for what it is. Light grains, subtle aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is thin, watery.

Overall, this is probably AB best brew. Buy some and serve to your freeloading freinds.

Illtryit, May 06, 2011
Photo of mrseano
2.35/5  rDev +1.3%
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
Photo of awizzle
3/5  rDev +29.3%

awizzle, Mar 09, 2014
Photo of jburris64
4.5/5  rDev +94%

jburris64, Apr 26, 2014
Photo of Brandon_Jachimski
4.52/5  rDev +94.8%

Brandon_Jachimski, Nov 18, 2014
Photo of randa173
3/5  rDev +29.3%

randa173, Mar 29, 2014
Photo of JayJ14
4/5  rDev +72.4%

JayJ14, Dec 27, 2013
Photo of zjbordeau
3/5  rDev +29.3%

zjbordeau, Mar 05, 2012
Photo of RossPeterson
2.5/5  rDev +7.8%

RossPeterson, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of jjunit
1.25/5  rDev -46.1%

jjunit, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of jrb1001
3.3/5  rDev +42.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer was purchased at Hyvee in Ames, Iowa. I have never seen this beer sold in PA anywhere. I goto a lot of places that sell a large variety of different beers and I have never seen it. So, being a Michelob product I had to try it.

The beer tasted just like a watered down Michelob Lagar. It was very light in color and had a light taste to it, however you could taste that flavor that all the Michelob products have. I was good and if I were at a party, dinking a lot of beer, I could possibly drink it all night.

jrb1001, Jul 24, 2006
Photo of McSully
2.25/5  rDev -3%

McSully, Jun 09, 2012
Photo of ntillemans
3.43/5  rDev +47.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I typically drink this one from the can. I poured it out into a glass for this occasion.

A - Clear, golden color, a consistent bead of carbonation running up the center of the glass.

S - I really dislike the smell of this. As such, it's much better from the can or bottle. It smells like a mix of malt, spoiled milk and aluminum. Still, not as bad as a beer like PBR, which smells like vitamin-rich urine to me.

T - I appreciate the clean, crisp taste. It's malty but not too sweet. Other beers with a similar balance taste like cardboard...but not this one. There's not much to dislike about it. It delivers an adequate kick in a sneaky, refreshing manner.

M - There's a lot of carbonation. It excites my tongue and causes me to salivate slightly. It's average for the light, lager style.

D - This one's very drinkable. Through the years, I've had several staple beers: Miller High Life, Coors Light, Budweiser Select and Michelob Light. But I keep coming back to Michelob Light. As long as you don't have your nose in it, the beer delivers and it isn't too sweet or strong tasting to serve as a fine staple beer.

ntillemans, Jan 09, 2008
Photo of Thejoe1027
3.75/5  rDev +61.6%

Thejoe1027, Jun 22, 2014
Photo of Grady
2.5/5  rDev +7.8%

Grady, Jul 10, 2012
Photo of Sytraxis
1/5  rDev -56.9%

Sytraxis, May 17, 2012
Photo of benmafia17
3/5  rDev +29.3%

benmafia17, Nov 18, 2012
Photo of Lundgren
3/5  rDev +29.3%

Lundgren, Sep 07, 2012
Photo of LightEnthusiast
1.45/5  rDev -37.5%
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 Ortbalsj22486
4/5  rDev +72.4%

Ortbalsj22486, Jan 07, 2012
Photo of pbrplease
4.5/5  rDev +94%

pbrplease, Jul 26, 2014
Photo of JayHesch
3.64/5  rDev +56.9%

JayHesch, Sep 17, 2014
Photo of fisch687
3.75/5  rDev +61.6%

fisch687, Dec 15, 2013
Michelob Golden Draft Light from Anheuser-Busch
57 out of 100 based on 239 ratings.