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Michelob Golden Draft Light - Anheuser-Busch

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57
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232 Ratings
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Ratings: 232
Reviews: 93
rAvg: 2.31
pDev: 35.06%
Wants: 5
Gots: 13 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Anheuser-Busch visit their website
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: 232 | Reviews: 93 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Lundgren
3/5  rDev +29.9%

Lundgren, Sep 07, 2012
Photo of Will96
1/5  rDev -56.7%

Will96, Sep 01, 2012
Photo of bicyclesnbeer
2/5  rDev -13.4%

bicyclesnbeer, Aug 19, 2012
Photo of OldhouseRecs
2.5/5  rDev +8.2%

OldhouseRecs, Aug 18, 2012
Photo of JamesMN
2.38/5  rDev +3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Transparent straw. Very light in color. Basically non-existant bright white head.

Aroma: Almost nothing. A little bit of bread.

Taste: Starts with a just a hint of pale malt but turns into corn by then end. No bitterness. Probably one of the least bitter 'pilseners' in the world. Any flavor potential this brew had was ruined by how watered down it is.

Mouthfeel: Super effervescent to the point of being annoyingly fizzy. Very thin. Above average drinkability but drinks like soda water. Basically the same experience as drinking a Coke.

Final Thoughts: While not the worst macro-lager, Michelob Golden Light is definitely low-class. It's the usual choice for frat parties and other mindless drinking activities but has absolutely no place in a now booming beer industry full of such better options.

JamesMN, Aug 06, 2012
Photo of plumcrazyfx
2/5  rDev -13.4%

plumcrazyfx, Jul 19, 2012
Photo of boilermakerbrew
2.6/5  rDev +12.6%
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 Grady
2.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Grady, Jul 10, 2012
Photo of Dapperticus
3.5/5  rDev +51.5%

Dapperticus, Jul 06, 2012
Photo of Bighorn
3/5  rDev +29.9%

Bighorn, Jun 30, 2012
Photo of DocG
2.5/5  rDev +8.2%

DocG, Jun 20, 2012
Photo of KuehneBe
2.25/5  rDev -2.6%

KuehneBe, Jun 13, 2012
Photo of McSully
2.25/5  rDev -2.6%

McSully, Jun 09, 2012
Photo of brock146
1/5  rDev -56.7%

brock146, May 30, 2012
Photo of Mermaidhunter
2.25/5  rDev -2.6%

Mermaidhunter, May 24, 2012
Photo of Disease
1/5  rDev -56.7%

Disease, May 17, 2012
Photo of Sytraxis
1/5  rDev -56.7%

Sytraxis, May 17, 2012
Photo of ggourde
1.5/5  rDev -35.1%

ggourde, May 17, 2012
Photo of TCMike
2.15/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pours a pale gold, and produces a white, 1 finger head, which dissipates quickly.
The aroma is faint, and of bread.
Their is barely a noticeable taste. It is of faint bread. Medium carbonation, and light mouth-feel.
Can't believe I used to like this stuff. It's easy drinking, but why? It has no flavor.

TCMike, Apr 18, 2012
Photo of tone77
2.65/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to cpolking for sending this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a pale yellow color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is very mild, some sweetness to it. Taste is also mild, a touch of sweet malts, light and easy drinking. Feels light in the mouth and while nothing offensive, there is nothing to separate it from other light beers.

tone77, Apr 14, 2012
Photo of Keegan
3.5/5  rDev +51.5%

Keegan, Mar 11, 2012
Photo of zjbordeau
3/5  rDev +29.9%

zjbordeau, Mar 05, 2012
Photo of yamar68
3.46/5  rDev +49.8%
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 UncleAddie
2/5  rDev -13.4%

UncleAddie, Mar 04, 2012
Photo of RDW
1/5  rDev -56.7%

RDW, Mar 04, 2012
Michelob Golden Draft Light from Anheuser-Busch
57 out of 100 based on 232 ratings.