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Michelob Golden Draft Light - Anheuser-Busch

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232 Ratings
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Ratings: 232
Reviews: 93
rAvg: 2.31
pDev: 35.06%
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.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 01-24-2002)
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Photo of ForWhatAlesYou
1.7/5  rDev -26.4%
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
Photo of Daffron24
1.5/5  rDev -35.1%

Daffron24, Aug 03, 2013
Photo of dmadsen
2/5  rDev -13.4%

dmadsen, Jul 13, 2014
Photo of Metz
2.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Metz, Aug 21, 2013
Photo of dasmusik
2/5  rDev -13.4%

dasmusik, Jan 30, 2012
Photo of cervezango
2/5  rDev -13.4%

cervezango, Jun 24, 2013
Photo of Disease
1/5  rDev -56.7%

Disease, May 17, 2012
Photo of thefluker
3/5  rDev +29.9%

thefluker, Aug 31, 2013
Photo of ZPB
1.5/5  rDev -35.1%

ZPB, Jan 12, 2012
Photo of Bighorn
3/5  rDev +29.9%

Bighorn, Jun 30, 2012
Photo of Kroller86
2.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Kroller86, Nov 24, 2013
Photo of Tertullian007
1/5  rDev -56.7%

Tertullian007, Aug 26, 2013
Photo of RockinRob925
2/5  rDev -13.4%

RockinRob925, Feb 28, 2013
Photo of twbeecher
3/5  rDev +29.9%

twbeecher, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of karlt
2.75/5  rDev +19%

karlt, Jul 29, 2013
Photo of BigAl18
1/5  rDev -56.7%

BigAl18, Sep 30, 2014
Photo of Johnhaley1989
1/5  rDev -56.7%

Johnhaley1989, Oct 05, 2012
Photo of Packman4IL
2.25/5  rDev -2.6%

Packman4IL, Jan 07, 2012
Photo of TCMike
2.15/5  rDev -6.9%
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.

TCMike, Apr 18, 2012
Photo of AmberMan22
1.9/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Had this on tap, thinking it was $1...much to my dismay that special ended 30 minutes ago.

Pours a light golden color, nice head on it.

Smell is basically non-existent...which is better than it being skunky or noticeably terrible.

Taste is fairly generic, and weak overall. Some faint hops occasionally poke through, but there really isn't a whole lot to this guy. No wonder my friends can put it away like no one's business...this is way better than Natty Light.

M & D: carbonation is way too strong, aside from that...watery thin. I guess this scores decently on drinkability because it's bound to not offend anyone's taste buds.

You might rather drink something else, but its just too boring to be that bad.

AmberMan22, Mar 10, 2010
Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.38/5  rDev +46.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I'll start off this review by saying that I do in fact like this beer. It's just so refreshing. Some hate it, and that's respectable, to each their own. But for me this beer is entirely drinkable and perfect when you're not in the mood for anything particular - and I've NEVER found a time I didn't enjoy one.

Appearance - poured out and retains almost no head or lacing. Not surprising in this category, so I don't care.

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

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

Mouthfeel - carbonated and ends dry.

Overall - For a "light" beer, this brew is terrific. It quenches thirst like a Gatorade and gives you a crisp, refreshing, dry resolve. This beer is great on hot days and is honestly my go-to when I feel like a beer but I don't want to dive into my craft stash or crack open a full-bodied beer. It goes well with everything and I almost always have some in my fridge. If I'm out, I get more. For that reason I have to give this beer a great review. (My "overall" score has more to do with the drinkability, accessibility, and my tendency to never get sick of this beer more than it has to do with a combination of the separate categories.) This fares better in glass bottles than in cans.

Michelob Golden Light is one of those rare favorites that has nothing special and everything right at the same time.

The-Adjunct-Hippie, Aug 07, 2014
Photo of bicyclesnbeer
2/5  rDev -13.4%

bicyclesnbeer, Aug 19, 2012
Photo of ryantupy
3/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Its amazing how you will almost never find this beer anywhere out side Minnesota and the surrounding states. Pours a clear yellow color with almost no head and some slight lacing. Smells watered down and grassy. Taste? Tastes grainy, watered down, and a little malty. I drink this alot at campus partys and whatnot. I can tolerate it when I have to $5 for a cup. But I would never go out and buy it on my own.

ryantupy, Jul 07, 2006
Photo of Nizzle913
2.25/5  rDev -2.6%

Nizzle913, Dec 28, 2012
Michelob Golden Draft Light from Anheuser-Busch
57 out of 100 based on 232 ratings.