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Michelob Golden Draft Light - Anheuser-Busch

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57
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251 Ratings
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Ratings: 251
Reviews: 98
rAvg: 2.33
pDev: 35.62%
Wants: 7
Gots: 21 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
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Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Light Lager |  4.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 01-24-2002

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 Will96
1/5  rDev -57.1%

Photo of bicyclesnbeer
2/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of OldhouseRecs
2.5/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of JamesMN
2.35/5  rDev +0.9%
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.

Photo of plumcrazyfx
2/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of boilermakerbrew
2.55/5  rDev +9.4%
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.

Photo of Grady
2.5/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of Dapperticus
3.5/5  rDev +50.2%

Photo of Bighorn
3/5  rDev +28.8%

Photo of DocG
2.5/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of KuehneBe
2.25/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of McSully
2.25/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of brock146
1/5  rDev -57.1%

Photo of Mermaidhunter
2.25/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Disease
1/5  rDev -57.1%

Photo of Sytraxis
1/5  rDev -57.1%

Photo of ggourde
1.5/5  rDev -35.6%

Photo of TCMike
2.16/5  rDev -7.3%
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.

Photo of tone77
2.65/5  rDev +13.7%
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.

Photo of Keegan
3.5/5  rDev +50.2%

Photo of zjbordeau
3/5  rDev +28.8%

Photo of yamar68
3.46/5  rDev +48.5%
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.

Photo of UncleAddie
2/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of RDW
1/5  rDev -57.1%

Photo of yokken
1.5/5  rDev -35.6%

Michelob Golden Draft Light from Anheuser-Busch
57 out of 100 based on 251 ratings.