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Michelob Golden Draft Light - Anheuser-Busch

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231 Ratings
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Ratings: 231
Reviews: 93
rAvg: 2.31
pDev: 35.5%
Wants: 5
Gots: 13 | 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.

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Photo of kylehay2004
2.08/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Enjoyed at the brewery in st Louis. 1.5 finger head with poor retention on a clear bright golden body. This beer is pretty much odorless. Flavor Is also really mild with mostly light grain and rice. No hop or supporting flavors but also not bitter or off putting. Light body ad high carbonation. Incredibly boring beer. Obviously easy to drink but also it's lack of flavor will bore you into not wanting another.

kylehay2004, Nov 17, 2012
Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.53/5  rDev +52.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

RonaldTheriot, Oct 05, 2012
Photo of Johnhaley1989
1/5  rDev -56.7%

Johnhaley1989, Oct 05, 2012
Photo of Jimboe
1.25/5  rDev -45.9%

Jimboe, Oct 03, 2012
Photo of jimmah120
1.68/5  rDev -27.3%
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 pheasantpete
3.88/5  rDev +68%
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.

pheasantpete, Sep 19, 2012
Photo of NilocRellim
2/5  rDev -13.4%

NilocRellim, Sep 17, 2012
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3/5  rDev +29.9%

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1.75/5  rDev -24.2%

sethmcconkey, Sep 07, 2012
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3/5  rDev +29.9%

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

Will96, Sep 01, 2012
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2/5  rDev -13.4%

bicyclesnbeer, Aug 19, 2012
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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
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3/5  rDev +29.9%

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2.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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2.25/5  rDev -2.6%

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2.25/5  rDev -2.6%

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

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

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Michelob Golden Draft Light from Anheuser-Busch
57 out of 100 based on 231 ratings.