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Michelob Golden Draft Light - Anheuser-Busch

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BA SCORE
57
awful

239 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 239
Reviews: 94
rAvg: 2.32
pDev: 35.34%
Wants: 5
Gots: 14 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Anheuser-Busch visit their website
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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2.25/5  rDev -3%

barryjg, Feb 26, 2014
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1.25/5  rDev -46.1%

Jimboe, Oct 03, 2012
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1/5  rDev -56.9%

VTBrewHound, Jul 05, 2014
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1.75/5  rDev -24.6%

Goosehunter75, Oct 24, 2013
Photo of darklordlager
1.7/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Michelob Golden Light
A: Poured into a pint glass a lemon yellow colour with a 1/2" bright white head after a vigourous pour. Lively cabonation bubbles from the bottom as the head disintegrates. Looks very crisp, not off-putting.

S: Lightly fruity lager yeast and corn. Perhaps a bit of lighter pale malt, but that's about it.

T: Tastes liked carbonated water infused with corn-sugar extract. Odd fake-sugar sweetness upfront which morphs into the corny, excessively carbonated watery finish. Twangy/aluminium taste comes about as it warms a bit. The corn becomes increasingly grainy as it warms a bit as well. Odd mild sourness permeates the character of this beer.

M: Lively carbonation, and extremely light body.

D: Really--although perhaps as a newly initiated college student I may have thought this palatable--it is absolutely horrible. Adjuncts combined with a few other unidentified ingredients make an attempt to make this tasteless, but end up making it taste like watered-down corn and grain. Not my finest beer tasting moment.

darklordlager, Jan 24, 2010
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1/5  rDev -56.9%

BeerSnobRobinson, Oct 20, 2014
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3/5  rDev +29.3%

thefluker, Aug 31, 2013
Photo of ForWhatAlesYou
1.7/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

A: Light yellow color as to be expected of this style though not as drab or depressing as some.

S: Nothing but light grain.

T: Slight banana. Non-descript grain (corn, wheat, rice). A strange tang I assume is supposed to be hops?

M: Light and refreshing. Not much to note. Medium carbonation.

D: Like most light macro-brews this drinks like unflavored mineral water. I only review it because it is technically a beer.

ForWhatAlesYou, Dec 28, 2010
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2.75/5  rDev +18.5%

SurlyUtopia, Nov 21, 2014
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2/5  rDev -13.8%

cervezango, Jun 24, 2013
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2/5  rDev -13.8%

dasmusik, Jan 30, 2012
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2/5  rDev -13.8%

dmadsen, Jul 13, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -35.3%

Daffron24, Aug 03, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev +7.8%

Metz, Aug 21, 2013
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1/5  rDev -56.9%

Disease, May 17, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -35.3%

ZPB, Jan 12, 2012
Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.06/5  rDev +75%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I'll start off this review by saying that this is my go-to light beer. Some like Bud Light religiously, this is MY light beer. It's just so refreshing. Some hate it, and that's okay, to each their own. But for me, this beer goes great with anything and I'd never turn it down unless I was puking green.

Appearance - Small 1 finger head that dissipates quickly. Body is straw colored and transparent.

Smell - Musty grains, sweet corn, metallic vegetable, small hint of overly ripe bananas and pineapple at the end.

Taste - Corn, flavored seltzer, aftertaste of wheaty malts. Slightly sour but not off-putting. Easy drinking.

Mouthfeel - Super carbonated, a touch of smooth, and ends semi-dry.

Overall - Again, on average I probably drink more Michelob Golden Light than any other beer from any other brewer. I buy this in the cases. It's just so easy, grab it and don't think, it's just great with anything...and flavorful, everything is just right. It is, in my opinion, the ideal light beer.

The-Adjunct-Hippie, Aug 07, 2014
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3/5  rDev +29.3%

Bighorn, Jun 30, 2012
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1/5  rDev -56.9%

BigAl18, Sep 30, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev +7.8%

Kroller86, Nov 24, 2013
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1/5  rDev -56.9%

Tertullian007, Aug 26, 2013
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2/5  rDev -13.8%

RockinRob925, Feb 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev +29.3%

twbeecher, Nov 15, 2011
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2.75/5  rDev +18.5%

karlt, Jul 29, 2013
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1/5  rDev -56.9%

Johnhaley1989, Oct 05, 2012
Michelob Golden Draft Light from Anheuser-Busch
57 out of 100 based on 239 ratings.