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Michelob Golden Draft Light - Anheuser-Busch

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58
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238 Ratings
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Ratings: 238
Reviews: 94
rAvg: 2.33
pDev: 35.62%
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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Ratings: 238 | Reviews: 94 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of leinie13
2.5/5  rDev +7.3%

leinie13, Apr 14, 2013
Photo of Fargrow
1.75/5  rDev -24.9%

Fargrow, Mar 12, 2014
Photo of jimmah120
1.68/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

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.

jimmah120, Sep 27, 2012
Photo of bnes09
2.5/5  rDev +7.3%

bnes09, Aug 21, 2014
Photo of Tballz420
2/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

The only reason i give this beer a 2 is because it is my favorite light beer, if there is such a thing. Its good for young folks drinking it out of a keg. For some reason this isnt sold many places, i was always under the impression it was only in MN, anyways you cant find it very often out of that state. Nothing special by any means.

Tballz420, Apr 05, 2003
Photo of yamar68
3.46/5  rDev +48.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Looks pretty boring... pale straw gold with a wisp of carbonation on top.

Creamed corn, muted grassy hops, a bit stale but certainly approachable. It smells rather nice actually.

I'm pretty impressed by the amount of flavor displayed here... there's nothing very impressive but it's cornbread, dried herbs and fresh cut grass.

This is much better than I remember.

yamar68, Mar 05, 2012
Photo of JackieTH
2.83/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pale yellow and bubbly with a briefly appearing soapy head.

Smell: Muted grain.

Taste: Watery, with hints of grain and a muted background sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Crisp and carbonated.

Drinkability: This beer is not offensive and you can't spend the whole day & night drinking Russian Imperial Stouts can you? Also a perfect compliment to a Bloody Mary. Very easy to drink.

JackieTH, Sep 07, 2010
Photo of NilocRellim
2/5  rDev -14.2%

NilocRellim, Sep 17, 2012
Photo of polopaul20
2/5  rDev -14.2%

polopaul20, Jan 08, 2014
Photo of Phigg1102
1.25/5  rDev -46.4%

Phigg1102, Sep 28, 2014
Photo of ramrod666
1.5/5  rDev -35.6%

ramrod666, Apr 29, 2014
Photo of RDW
1/5  rDev -57.1%

RDW, Mar 04, 2012
Photo of fuzzcherry
2/5  rDev -14.2%

fuzzcherry, Dec 03, 2011
Photo of OldhouseRecs
2.5/5  rDev +7.3%

OldhouseRecs, Aug 18, 2012
Photo of KC9LDB
3/5  rDev +28.8%

KC9LDB, Nov 21, 2011
Photo of Mistofminn
2.53/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served in 12 oz clear bottle (the ridges are kinda cool?)

A - What you would expect from a macro light lager. Light golden color. Little head.

S - Also typical of a macro light lager. Not much too it.

T - Despite its bad rap, the taste isn't all that repulsive.

M - Heavy carbonation, very light and watery.

D - Once again, a very drinkable macro light lager. Enjoying it on the other hand is a different story.

Another cheap buzz. It is what it is.

Mistofminn, Dec 10, 2008
Photo of proc
2/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Very watery and somewhat bland. I liked the bottle shape it that counts for anything. Not much going on with this beer.

proc, May 10, 2002
Photo of gmfessen
2.85/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle, beer is a clear, light golden color with a thin white effervescent head. Smell is pretty typical of a macro light lager, just a slight sweetness of grainy malt. Taste is also of corn malt and adjuncts. As a light beer, it has the mouthfeel of water as I had expected. This is a drinkable light beer, nothing special... so it fits the profile. I would however drink this beer over bud light if I had the choice.

gmfessen, Mar 01, 2007
Photo of boilermakerbrew
2.6/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

boilermakerbrew, Jul 11, 2012
Photo of heytomcat
1/5  rDev -57.1%

heytomcat, Aug 22, 2013
Photo of LordAdmNelson
2.53/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 3.5

A- Golden color typical of the adjuncts. Some white head, but fades rapidly.

S- Sweet, corny, not too metallic at all, which is a nice change from other macros. Nothing special.

T- It has more flavor than other light beers, IMO. Again sweet, corn flavors dominate. Just a hint of hops in the finish (or is it my imagination?).

M- Like a soda.

D- Definitely good for a kegger or drinking games. Do I really enjoy it though? Not a ton, but a little.

LordAdmNelson, Jun 01, 2009
Photo of Dapperticus
3.5/5  rDev +50.2%

Dapperticus, Jul 06, 2012
Photo of happygnome
1.68/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

a: pale yellow with about a eigth inch of head that dissapears fast with no lacing
s: sweet grains very little hop character deffinate presence of adjuncts
t: similar to aroma
m: light to medium bodied

overall if your going to have this beer i would suggest having it on tap, its better than the bottled version, but still nothing to seek out

happygnome, Apr 07, 2007
Photo of cmwilliq
2.25/5  rDev -3.4%

cmwilliq, Jan 23, 2014
Photo of BeerWithMike
4/5  rDev +71.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampling right now on 3/5/14. Had this one a few times before. It's a Mid-West brew and never seen it back in Florida. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured into a handled glass stein.

Pours a lighter-yellow in color with a small fizzy white head that settles down to mostly the sides of the glass.. Not much of a aroma actually, just some grain with light hops. Carbonation is above normal but not bad. Taste was about the same but is a little on the watery side but I like this one and not a fan overall for Bud products.

BeerWithMike, Mar 05, 2014
Michelob Golden Draft Light from Anheuser-Busch
58 out of 100 based on 238 ratings.