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Michelob Golden Draft Light - Anheuser-Busch

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Michelob Golden Draft LightMichelob Golden Draft Light

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BA SCORE
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207 Ratings
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Ratings: 207
Reviews: 91
rAvg: 2.32
pDev: 35.34%
Wants: 2
Gots: 9 | 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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Oldkentman

Ohio

2.25/5  rDev -3%

06-11-2013 14:31:01 | More by Oldkentman
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AKuehn47

Illinois

2.25/5  rDev -3%

08-01-2013 20:28:22 | More by AKuehn47
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garymuchow

Minnesota

2.3/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Light malty almost skunky aroma. Full head and fizzy. Pale gold and crystal clear. Light in overall taste, what's there is malt, then light to medium dryness from hops. Very carbonated. Crisp and thirst quenching, just not enough flavor.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2002 21:38:29 | More by garymuchow
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icefisherman

Minnesota

2.3/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Aside from the almost clear yellow color and it tasting like water I find no reason why anyone would drink this. Granted every one here in MN drinks it like water. about the only good thing i can think of about this beer is the price about $17 for a case of bottles. oh i almost forgot the cool bottle.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2004 15:31:54 | More by icefisherman
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mrseano

Minnesota

2.35/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A: Very light straw golden color

S: Not much here. Straw, grain.

T: Refreshing but too bland. Little grain and grass.

M: Very light and watery. Felt like drinking fizzy carbonated, lightly flavored water.

O: Cheap, easy-to-consume but not fun to taste beer. Such low alcohol and taste content that it finishes quickly before you realize it. Did taste better than Bud, however, as I tasted the two alongside each other to compare.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2011 04:53:43 | More by mrseano
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jsprain1

Minnesota

2.35/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A- Sadly this is just a terrible looking beer. Pale golden. The head was super thick but by the time I raised it to my lips it was gone.
S- Light grains and a weak lightly sweet cracker aroma.
T- The flavor is very mild. It tastes mildly crackery, lightly sweet.
M- Body isn't altogether bad compared to the alternatives in the style. More moderate carbonation than many light lager.
O- Meh. It's about on par with most light lagers. Neither better nor worse than the common conception of the style.

Serving type: on-tap

09-09-2011 01:26:23 | More by jsprain1
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

2.38/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Acquired via trade from cpolking so a big “Thank You” goes out to him. Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light yellow color, with a thin white head that fades very quickly and leaves very little lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains light malts, grain, adjuncts and a faint touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out with some mildly bready flavors of grain and adjuncts. Then a light malt sweetness comes in. The malt character isn’t very faint as you would expect. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly bready.

M: Smooth and a little crisp, light body, medium-to-high carbonation, finish is clean.

O: Not very flavorful, goes down very easily and not filling at all since there isn’t much to the beer, very mild kick, good representation of style at least, typical fizzy yellow light beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2011 02:35:18 | More by TheManiacalOne
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JamesMN

Minnesota

2.38/5  rDev +2.6%
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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AlCaponeJunior

Texas

2.42/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

For the style it's not bad looking, light tan with a fair head but not much lace.

Smell is subdued without a whole lot of anything specific. Grains and a tinge of lemony citrus.

Taste brings out the citrus a bit more, plenty of grass and grains, and a tinge of sweetness with a dry finish. Body is extremely light and pretty well carbonated.

It's what it is. For the style you can consume it but overall it's nothing you'd want to trade for or mention twice.

Serving type: can

01-15-2012 02:18:20 | More by AlCaponeJunior
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Snow81

Minnesota

2.45/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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

Serving type: can

03-19-2011 03:19:09 | More by Snow81
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Mdog

Minnesota

2.48/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Clear yellow-gold, low head.

Smell: Not much there but not offensive.

Taste: Light sweetened bread.

Drinkability: More drinkable for me than Bud Light which causes an automatic hangover when I drink it.

Snuck home a can from softball, where this beer is probably a close second to Miller Lite for post-game drinking. Not too bad, but I'd rather have Miller.

Serving type: can

09-27-2008 15:13:45 | More by Mdog
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mcrow24

Minnesota

2.49/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

As far as commercial light lagers go this isn't a bad one but it is what it is. Unfortunately for me this is the wife's prefered brew so I have to drink it sometimes. I've become used to drinking this on a hot day where is more of something to keep the throat from getting dry than it is to enjoy drinkning.

On a really hot day and if it is very cold it can be tolerated and even can be refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2014 17:12:30 | More by mcrow24
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Grady

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev +7.8%

07-10-2012 05:10:18 | More by Grady
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leinie13

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev +7.8%

04-14-2013 03:16:01 | More by leinie13
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Eaglefan344

Missouri

2.5/5  rDev +7.8%

03-30-2014 14:39:31 | More by Eaglefan344
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Skyjmpr

Missouri

2.5/5  rDev +7.8%

06-04-2013 16:36:57 | More by Skyjmpr
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Cramerican

North Dakota

2.5/5  rDev +7.8%

02-16-2012 06:56:41 | More by Cramerican
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BigBry

Alberta (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev +7.8%

06-09-2014 05:11:09 | More by BigBry
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fizzy

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 4.5

Notice the Drinkability factor for this beer. I usually buy this when I have an obligation for somebody, either a neighbor or somebody in the shipping dept at work. The fact that west central Minnesota seems stuck on this "beer" doesn't seem to matter in the least.

I have to admit to one thing about this beer. On a very, very, hot afternoon after cutting the lawn, trimming the trees, walking the dogs, putting new plugs in the car, changing the oil in the same car, rotating the tires on the same car, taking the dogs for a walk again, moving the hoses on the garden, oh, crap, I forgot to mention pushing the trim mower all around the back yard, THIS BEER REALLY FILLS THE BILL, AND I CAN DRINK A 6er

Serving type: can

04-02-2010 00:20:17 | More by fizzy
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Metz

Maryland

2.5/5  rDev +7.8%

08-21-2013 20:40:30 | More by Metz
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DocG

California

2.5/5  rDev +7.8%

06-20-2012 02:19:14 | More by DocG
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Kroller86

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev +7.8%

11-24-2013 22:24:10 | More by Kroller86
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SlightlyGrey

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev +7.8%

06-11-2014 00:10:31 | More by SlightlyGrey
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AlexWise

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev +7.8%

05-05-2014 04:14:39 | More by AlexWise
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OldhouseRecs

North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev +7.8%

08-18-2012 01:46:59 | More by OldhouseRecs
Michelob Golden Draft Light from Anheuser-Busch
57 out of 100 based on 207 ratings.