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Michelob Golden Draft Light - Anheuser-Busch

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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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Aimeecakes

Ohio

5/5  rDev +114.6%

Best beer I've ever tasted. Actually quenches thirst and no aftertaste. Very refreshing! Light taste, not bitter or thick tasting. No "beer breath". I just love this beer. Didn't feel full either after drinking. Highly recommended unless you like thick, malty, dark beers.

12-09-2013 17:30:22 | More by Aimeecakes
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TeamSeinfeld

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +114.6%

Being from the midwest and a current student of the University of Minnesota, Michelob Golden Draft Light is the finest beer I have ever tasted. This is indeed the most popular beer on campus and in Minnesota. A whole state can not be wrong. Mich Gold Light is one of the most refreshing, crisp tasting beers on the market. You can drink in the boat, in the fishing shack, or at a kegger. As the Replacments (from Minneapolis) sing "All I wanna do is drink beer for breakfast." No doubt they were singing about this beer. Mich Gold Light might not be a very full beer, but it sure is the best light beer on the market. I feel bad for the people who live on the coasts. It is indeed a smooth, premium beer.

02-13-2004 02:09:59 | More by TeamSeinfeld
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skylanebeer

Missouri

4.85/5  rDev +108.2%

Found this great beer at the tour center of AB in St Louis. I have always liked Michelob light but golden light far surpasses regular Michelob light. Only problem is that it is not sold in our market here. Might have to take a road trip north to get some of this excellent Michelob

12-23-2006 00:24:13 | More by skylanebeer
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liq

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +93.1%

01-02-2014 00:07:06 | More by liq
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pbrplease


4.5/5  rDev +93.1%

07-26-2014 19:18:50 | More by pbrplease
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jburris64

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +93.1%

04-26-2014 01:56:08 | More by jburris64
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JLaw55

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +82.4%

07-10-2014 04:14:16 | More by JLaw55
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ShwarzAl3r

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +71.7%

12-26-2011 07:41:37 | More by ShwarzAl3r
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JayJ14

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +71.7%

12-27-2013 18:30:00 | More by JayJ14
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TrojanWheels

California

4/5  rDev +71.7%

01-18-2012 22:34:18 | More by TrojanWheels
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Ortbalsj22486

Missouri

4/5  rDev +71.7%

01-07-2012 00:12:35 | More by Ortbalsj22486
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BeerWithMike

Nebraska

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
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pheasantpete

Wisconsin

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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Thejoe1027


3.75/5  rDev +60.9%

06-22-2014 20:47:03 | More by Thejoe1027
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fisch687

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +60.9%

12-15-2013 00:35:29 | More by fisch687
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Nichts

Illinois

3.63/5  rDev +55.8%

I was impressed with the beer's fruity/slightly sweet character. The smoothness of this particular beer was also very enjoyable. I found the fruit hard to narrow down, at times it seemed citrusy and others hinted of berry. Overall the fruity taste wasn't overbearing to the extreme that some other fruit beers have (which is great since this isn't really a fruit beer in the conventional sense). Would definitely drink again, even if it isn't my favorite style of beer.

11-24-2009 03:20:06 | More by Nichts
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jecartier

Illinois

3.6/5  rDev +54.5%

This is my favorite cheap beer. Why? Well its not particularly distinctive, but its crisp, refreshing, no off flavors, and no rot-gut. Throw it in a cooler full of ice/water, provide it to your undiscerning friends, and enjoy a sunny day on the lake. Heck, I throw a lime in it (I know, I know, I shouldn't fruit the beer and normally I don't) and its a lot cheaper than all those clear bottled "Mexican" lagers. It's an American Macro, but so what? Mich Golden Light is good for the type of beer that it is.

07-28-2009 22:33:20 | More by jecartier
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

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.

RJT

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

Germany

3.5/5  rDev +50.2%

03-11-2012 19:43:43 | More by Keegan
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sgttibbs

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +50.2%

01-24-2012 18:30:56 | More by sgttibbs
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Dapperticus

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev +50.2%

07-06-2012 03:30:20 | More by Dapperticus
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PoeppingN

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +50.2%

10-23-2013 23:17:53 | More by PoeppingN
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ZAP

Minnesota

3.48/5  rDev +49.4%

Seems to have developed into the college beer/softball beer of choice for many in the area....I actually think it is pretty good for an Macro Light...Details follow...

Nose is unremarkable...typical adjunct cooked corn smell...very light smelling though....the body of this beer seems a bit bigger than most light beer...doesn't feel watery...has a nice sweet flavor...creamy texture...

While this may be overrated by some of the macro lovers, I think this underrated by a lot of Micro lovers...a billion times better than Bud Light and also better than Miller Light, Coors Light a host of others....a great lawnmower/easy drinker macro light..

06-09-2004 04:21:03 | More by ZAP
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yamar68

Minnesota

3.46/5  rDev +48.5%

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.

03-05-2012 07:08:05 | More by yamar68
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thedouger

Texas

3.45/5  rDev +48.1%

Now don't get me wrong here on the rating. I love Eastern European Ale, such as Belhaven, Stouts and New Castle and dark Mexican beers but have switched to only drinking them sometimes. Working one the low-carb diet and low cal beers to try to maintain weight. Tried all of them that I know of and Bud 55 is water tastes like it, MGD 64 is little better but not much and is somewhat drinkable. The Mich Golden Light is better than the previous 2 except Mich Ultra Light. Better taste and does not make you feel as your drinking water. That's not saying much but, remember I am comparing the Mich GL to those low-carb beers low calorie beers. In the real world of real beers it pretty much sucks too but there you go.

12-04-2010 12:46:16 | More by thedouger
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Michelob Golden Draft Light from Anheuser-Busch
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