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Michelob Golden Draft Light - Anheuser-Busch

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219 Ratings
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Ratings: 219
Reviews: 92
rAvg: 2.33
pDev: 35.62%
Wants: 5
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.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 01-24-2002)
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

2.03/5  rDev -12.9%

REVIEW 800!

Poured into Das Boot.

Poured very vigorously yielding about 8 fingers of creamy off white head. With all the head, it is hard not to have decent retention. Color is a clear golden yellow.

Aroma: Smells of massive corn. The wide opening in the glass allows for maximum aroma. Low level of grassy hops. Do they triple hop brew this one? Maybe they should. Maybe some rice flavors.

Taste: With the heavy glass, it is pretty hard to drink out of. I get a lot of corn flavors and low level of grassy hops. These are the hops that probably get thrown out of other breweries for being too old. It is very bland.

Mouthfeel: Crisp and bubbly. Lots of carbonation with a light bodied. Ends very grainy and dry.

Overall, this is nothing special, but a solid go to cheap macro. Easy drinking and light as can be. I did a das boot to finish this one off. Great drinkability.

04-09-2010 02:06:32 | More by mothman
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Wasatch

Utah

1.95/5  rDev -16.3%

Pours a nice clean/clear yellow color, nice carbonation, small white head, with some minimal sticky lacing left behind. The nose is slightly malty, grainy, and ricy. The taste is malty, slightly sweet, with too much grains/rice. Light Body. A thirst quencher only.

04-03-2011 23:42:11 | More by Wasatch
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LXIXME

New Mexico

1.25/5  rDev -46.4%

07-20-2013 00:21:08 | More by LXIXME
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Bighuge

Minnesota

2/5  rDev -14.2%

This beer is pale and clear. Almost as pale as white grape juice. A decent sized dirty white head is erected, but falls just as quickly. The carbonation looks lifeless. Smells tinny, corny and veggie like. Nothing appealing at all on the nose. The taste is like corn as well. And grainy. Quite bland and uninteresting. Mouthfeel is carbonated, but weak. Fizzy and unappealing. All in all, I'll pass on this next time. Unless there is absolutely no other option.

Thanks for letting me raid your macro selection ZAP.

06-09-2004 04:23:18 | More by Bighuge
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

1.95/5  rDev -16.3%

Remember those ribbed bottles from about a decade ago? High-larious, although I guess they saved a few bottles from being dropped.

One of the weakest 'beer'pearances I've ever seen, at least before the low calorie craze. Super light yellow, no head, lace or retention. Zilch aroma.

Taste, as you'd expect, no malt or hop quality to speak of. Nothing tastes 'bad', just nothing tastes. So it's a good palate cleanser if you think drinking water is for pussies. There's just not much to speak of here, when water is the predominant 'quality' in a beer. I've had worse, this isn't painful to drink or anything, unless you're jonesing for some beer or a buzz.

05-10-2011 17:04:50 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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Tone

Missouri

2.95/5  rDev +26.6%

Pours clear, yellow/golden color. 1/3 inch head of white color. Decent retention and slight lacing. Smells of yeast, adjunct, pale malt, and slight hop. Fits the style of a Light Lager. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp with a high carbonation level. Tastes of grain, sweet malt, pale malt, yeast, and adjunct. Overall, a pretty average light lager.

07-08-2009 01:16:31 | More by Tone
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tone77

Pennsylvania

2.65/5  rDev +13.7%

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.

04-14-2012 19:04:48 | More by tone77
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ZAP

Minnesota

3.48/5  rDev +49.4%

Seems to have developed into the college beer/softball beer of choice for many in the area....I actually think it is pretty good for an Macro Light...Details follow...

Nose is unremarkable...typical adjunct cooked corn smell...very light smelling though....the body of this beer seems a bit bigger than most light beer...doesn't feel watery...has a nice sweet flavor...creamy texture...

While this may be overrated by some of the macro lovers, I think this underrated by a lot of Micro lovers...a billion times better than Bud Light and also better than Miller Light, Coors Light a host of others....a great lawnmower/easy drinker macro light..

06-09-2004 04:21:03 | More by ZAP
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ZEB89

North Carolina

2/5  rDev -14.2%

05-05-2013 13:29:13 | More by ZEB89
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mynie

Indiana

3.1/5  rDev +33%

This is one of the most surprising beers I've ever drank.

Dark gold with a tight head. Nothing special, but nice. Much nicer than your average macro and even a few steps above regular Michelob.

A surprisingly strong smell, very crisp malt and grain. None of the usual foul barley odor found in AB products. Tastes pretty much like it smells, not very strong, but a nice, crisp malt that leave the palette clean.

Creamy, smooth mouthfeel and it goes down perfect. This is the kind of college kid beer that I wouldn't mind actually drinking every once in a while.

12-27-2004 21:09:12 | More by mynie
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Whiskeydeez

Kansas

3/5  rDev +28.8%

01-24-2012 21:26:00 | More by Whiskeydeez
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jera1350

Minnesota

1.6/5  rDev -31.3%

Extremely pale yellow body with a fizzy white head that shrinks down quickly.

Cheap graininess, a bit earthy and a hint of banana at the end.

The taste is so bland and watered down that it's really hard to pick out any flavor whatsoever. Light grain, little sweetness and that's about it. I've had well water with more flavor.

Thin and watered down with light bubbly carbonation that is almost fuzzy feeling.

Nothing good to be had from this one. Not worth even a try.

10-26-2010 20:52:49 | More by jera1350
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garymuchow

Minnesota

2.3/5  rDev -1.3%

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.

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

Illinois

1.83/5  rDev -21.5%

Sampled at the International Falls, MN Country Club.

The beer pours a very pale yellow with a large chemically looking head. No lacing.

Hardly any aroma at all, if you strain you may bet a bit of grass or hay.

Taste is slightly better. A bit of sweetness and the faintest whisper of grains. Hops are virtually nonexistent.

Thin mouth that the carbonation can not over come. Drinkable in a pinch., but there must be something better on about any beer list.

08-01-2005 18:23:15 | More by Redrover
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TX-Badger

Texas

2.25/5  rDev -3.4%

06-07-2014 17:19:31 | More by TX-Badger
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schopenhauerale

British Columbia (Canada)

2/5  rDev -14.2%

01-19-2012 06:37:25 | More by schopenhauerale
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TastyTaste

Minnesota

1.78/5  rDev -23.6%

This stuff is marketed heavily in Minnesota, and the upper midwest (in fact, i think it is only distributed here). It is clear gold, with a white head. i drank it out of it's unique paneled bottle. It's very bland and non-intrusive. A little malt, an absence of hops, still it watery tasting, and not worth your while.

12-21-2003 05:28:36 | More by TastyTaste
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rye726

Colorado

1.63/5  rDev -30%

Not too bad for a light macro. This pours a clear yellow with the average macro head. Lots of carbonation bubbles. Nose and taste and very grainy with a bit of ricey hops. The body is also very light. Too much carbonation to enjoy. This stuff doesn't have much going on, but it is not too bad either.

10-31-2008 06:27:11 | More by rye726
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

3.53/5  rDev +51.5%

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

10-05-2012 20:11:45 | More by RonaldTheriot
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MinorThreat

Nebraska

1.75/5  rDev -24.9%

08-17-2013 02:21:35 | More by MinorThreat
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AlCaponeJunior

Texas

2.42/5  rDev +3.9%

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.

01-15-2012 02:18:20 | More by AlCaponeJunior
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jsprain1

Minnesota

2.35/5  rDev +0.9%

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.

09-09-2011 01:26:23 | More by jsprain1
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Herky21

Iowa

1.75/5  rDev -24.9%

03-22-2013 22:41:33 | More by Herky21
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BigBry

Alberta (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev +7.3%

06-09-2014 05:11:09 | More by BigBry
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budgood1

Minnesota

1.13/5  rDev -51.5%

had this over the weekend too.....probably the worst beer ever made....maybe even worse than coors light. it's like drinking bad tasting seltzer water. i imagine the only redeeeming quality of this beer is..........um..........well i can't think of one right now, but it was free anyway.

03-25-2002 00:55:45 | More by budgood1
Michelob Golden Draft Light from Anheuser-Busch
57 out of 100 based on 219 ratings.