Michelob Golden Draft Light - Anheuser-Busch
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4/5 rDev +71.7%
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.
03-05-2014 23:00:01 | More by BeerWithMike
2.25/5 rDev -3.4%
Neighbor brought some of these over in clear bottles. They are pale yellow in appearance. Not heavily carbonated. No need to worry about skunking, as there is really no hopping. Taste and mouthfeel are smooth, water-like. Drinkable. You may not notice that it is beer.
07-17-2007 08:59:05 | More by pweis909
2.85/5 rDev +22.3%
I had this beer at a friend's house after the baseball game. Normally not my thing, but when am I going to get another opportunity to try it, so I said, "why not?"
The appearance is okay. Very light and golden with some prickle and not much head, but no less than a lot of beers. A little light lace/foam.
The smell is not really my deal. There is something about the american macros that make me think of flat keg beer in college. Its probably my own issue, so I try not to crush beers for this nose.
Taste is really just there. Mild hops and grain. The malt is pretty simple and light, but I am actually impressed that you know its there. It is also possible that I am getting better at detecting what is in the beers I drink than I was years ago.
The mouthfeel is a little more thickish than I would want for a beer like this. If I am going "super light" I want it "super crisp." Don't confuse me by trying to give me a full bodied mouthfeel in a light body beer.
Drinkability was fine. I got it down with no problem. Towards the end as it warmed up it started to get less drinkable though. Drink 'em cold and drink 'em fast and you will be okay.
08-02-2009 17:01:00 | More by Ragingbull
2/5 rDev -14.2%
Poured from the clear bottle into a clear pint glass. Bears the "Born on date" of May 18, 2010.
A - Poured a clear, very light straw in color. An aggressive pour yielded a thinnish white head. Head retention was not very good and it left very little in terms of lacing.
S - Doesn't smell particularly appealing...a little bit of weak cooked corn, not much going on here (and I had to strain to get that).
T & M - Well, it certainly feels like I'm hydrating as I drink this. I have to go back and review a macro like this every now and again to really appreciate the craft beer scene I think. Maybe a little corn, maybe a little grain, certainly a lot of water! Mouthfeel is thin and watery, highly carbonated and thus a bit abrasive.
D - The only reason I had this in my fridge was because I was entertaining a girl that can't drink the "thick and gross" craft beer I drink. I would not recommend this to anybody and feel like I've insulted my taste buds by even pouring this in my mouth. Call me a "beer snob" if you will, I just enjoy more flavorful beer.
10-03-2010 23:40:44 | More by drizzam
2/5 rDev -14.2%
Appearance - very clear pale yellow color. Thin white head.
Smell - hint of corn, a slight smell of wheat,
Taste - Slight corn taste, with a bit of metallic tase to it.
Mouthfeel - watery with lots of carbonation.
Drinkability - This beer was crap. I would not recommend this beer to anyone.
07-25-2007 22:19:39 | More by Beerbuddha
2.05/5 rDev -12%
Michelob Golden Light Draft pours a light clear amber from a 12oz clear glass bottle with a twistoff cap. Head went almost to one finger with a firm pour into my 16oz beer tumbler before disappearing completely before my eyes in the time it took to type this line, about twenty seconds.
Nose is a damp astringent with the slightest hint of banana... yes, banana. I get wisps of banana and bubble gum, when I explore the outgassing of this liquid.
Palate is the sharp bight of carbonation with a backbone of hops bittering, if there is any malt or corn sweetness, it is lost amongst all the fizz from the bubbles of carbon dioxide.
There are light beers and there are light beer wannabees, Michelob Golden Light Draft fits the latter.
10-18-2005 00:14:05 | More by BeerBob
2.08/5 rDev -10.7%
Since moving to Minnesota last spring I have seen this beer everywhere. Every party, every bar, everyone's refrigerator, etc. So a week ago I discovered a 12-pack sitting on my girlfriend's floor and was informed that nobody had touched it and nobody in her house likely ever would, so I decided to at least give it a shot. I have no idea what the origins of this 12-pack are, but I suppose that doesn't matter much.
Sort of interesting 12 oz. "ribbed" can. Poured into a pint glass fairly rough to see what kind of head I get. Clear pale straw color with a with a fizzy two-fingered white head that lasts roughly a minute and a half... better retention than I was expecting, and almost no lacing. For the style I guess the appearance isn't half-bad.
Light malty aroma. A tiny hint of caramel but mostly corn. Lots of corn. Nothing else.
The flavor is about the same as the aroma for the first sip. I took a much larger swallow my second time around and all I can taste is corn. Well, I guess it's better than no flavor at all... well, that's questionable.
Sharp, crisp mouthfeel, but that's about it. Watery, no body, and it feels like it's going to make me burp a lot. Typical light lager, no better, no worse. Drinkable in a desperate situation but even for the price I will never spend my own money on this beer. Let's just say if this was the last beer on earth, I'd switch to wine.
01-27-2008 04:05:01 | More by Phocion
2.75/5 rDev +18%
I used to drink this beer quite a bit a few years ago before focusing on craft beer. My wife still likes this one a lot so I thought I should give it a review. A 12 ounce can with 21FEB06 and BF04 on the bottom, poured into a pilsner glass
Apours golden yellow with a fizzy 1 inch head that fades away quickly, very slight lacing is produced around the glass
Scorn, straw, wheat, hay, grass, slightly sour, a touch sweet as well
Thmm, nothing really sticking out, just a blend of grains, nothing offensive at all
Mthin, pretty flat actually, light bodied
Dmy tastes have changed quite a bit over the past few years not liking this one as much as I remember needs more flavor, just too light. Still, it could do on a hot summer day by the pool.
04-14-2006 18:40:55 | More by hanco005
2.88/5 rDev +23.6%
A can o' beer, found behind the couch.
A - Clear pale yellow color. Not as colorless as bud. Head is white and sits at a thick film. Hey what do we have here? Lacing all up and down the side of the glass! Some kind of anomaly in the glass?
S - Faint corn, wheaty smell, slightly bitter. Not as bad as bud.
T - Corny taste, slightly sweet. Slight metallic taste.
M - Thin consistency with elevated carbonation.
D - Better than bud, I'd say it's on par with PBR.
03-30-2007 02:59:13 | More by umustdrink
2.45/5 rDev +5.2%
Appearance: Light yellow, golden!
Smell: Heavy grassy with a hint of a skunk note
Head: big white head, but dies out quickly
Taste: Grassy with a hint of skunk
Weight: very light washes down fast medium carbonation
Finish: Skunk, light grassiness, if you ask me if I want another, no thank you
03-19-2011 03:19:09 | More by Snow81
1.7/5 rDev -27%
Michelob Golden Light
A: Poured into a pint glass a lemon yellow colour with a 1/2" bright white head after a vigourous pour. Lively cabonation bubbles from the bottom as the head disintegrates. Looks very crisp, not off-putting.
S: Lightly fruity lager yeast and corn. Perhaps a bit of lighter pale malt, but that's about it.
T: Tastes liked carbonated water infused with corn-sugar extract. Odd fake-sugar sweetness upfront which morphs into the corny, excessively carbonated watery finish. Twangy/aluminium taste comes about as it warms a bit. The corn becomes increasingly grainy as it warms a bit as well. Odd mild sourness permeates the character of this beer.
M: Lively carbonation, and extremely light body.
D: Really--although perhaps as a newly initiated college student I may have thought this palatable--it is absolutely horrible. Adjuncts combined with a few other unidentified ingredients make an attempt to make this tasteless, but end up making it taste like watered-down corn and grain. Not my finest beer tasting moment.
01-24-2010 09:53:12 | More by darklordlager
1.7/5 rDev -27%
A: Light yellow color as to be expected of this style though not as drab or depressing as some.
S: Nothing but light grain.
T: Slight banana. Non-descript grain (corn, wheat, rice). A strange tang I assume is supposed to be hops?
M: Light and refreshing. Not much to note. Medium carbonation.
D: Like most light macro-brews this drinks like unflavored mineral water. I only review it because it is technically a beer.
12-28-2010 16:59:29 | More by ForWhatAlesYou
Michelob Golden Draft Light from Anheuser-Busch
57 out of 100 based on 218 ratings.