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Michelob Golden Draft Light - Anheuser-Busch

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213 Ratings
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Ratings: 213
Reviews: 91
rAvg: 2.33
pDev: 35.19%
Wants: 3
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.

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Jimboe


1.25/5  rDev -46.4%

10-03-2012 18:05:23 | More by Jimboe
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jimmah120

Minnesota

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.

Serving type: on-tap

09-27-2012 11:05:11 | More by jimmah120
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pheasantpete

Wisconsin

3.88/5  rDev +66.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

09-19-2012 07:02:21 | More by pheasantpete
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NilocRellim

Minnesota

2/5  rDev -14.2%

09-17-2012 21:39:41 | More by NilocRellim
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3/5  rDev +28.8%

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09-07-2012 22:38:33 | More by
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sethmcconkey

Illinois

1.75/5  rDev -24.9%

09-07-2012 03:20:43 | More by sethmcconkey
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Lundgren


3/5  rDev +28.8%

09-07-2012 01:45:49 | More by Lundgren
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Will96

Minnesota

1/5  rDev -57.1%

09-01-2012 11:26:32 | More by Will96
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bicyclesnbeer

Illinois

2/5  rDev -14.2%

08-19-2012 15:47:52 | More by bicyclesnbeer
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OldhouseRecs

North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev +7.3%

08-18-2012 01:46:59 | More by OldhouseRecs
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JamesMN

Minnesota

2.38/5  rDev +2.1%
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.

Serving type: can

08-06-2012 04:18:53 | More by JamesMN
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plumcrazyfx

Minnesota

2/5  rDev -14.2%

07-19-2012 13:59:19 | More by plumcrazyfx
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boilermakerbrew

Missouri

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2012 01:52:29 | More by boilermakerbrew
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Grady

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev +7.3%

07-10-2012 05:10:18 | More by Grady
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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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Bighorn

Minnesota

3/5  rDev +28.8%

06-30-2012 02:07:46 | More by Bighorn
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DocG

California

2.5/5  rDev +7.3%

06-20-2012 02:19:14 | More by DocG
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KuehneBe

Minnesota

2.25/5  rDev -3.4%

06-13-2012 03:06:13 | More by KuehneBe
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McSully


2.25/5  rDev -3.4%

06-09-2012 21:32:11 | More by McSully
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brock146

Minnesota

1/5  rDev -57.1%

05-30-2012 20:07:42 | More by brock146
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Mermaidhunter


2.25/5  rDev -3.4%

05-24-2012 13:43:58 | More by Mermaidhunter
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Disease

Minnesota

1/5  rDev -57.1%

05-17-2012 06:26:13 | More by Disease
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Sytraxis

Minnesota

1/5  rDev -57.1%

05-17-2012 05:20:46 | More by Sytraxis
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ggourde

Missouri

1.5/5  rDev -35.6%

05-17-2012 02:27:24 | More by ggourde
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TCMike

Minnesota

2.15/5  rDev -7.7%
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.

Serving type: can

04-18-2012 22:10:44 | More by TCMike
Michelob Golden Draft Light from Anheuser-Busch
57 out of 100 based on 213 ratings.