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Michelob Golden Draft - Anheuser-Busch

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Michelob Golden Draft
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62
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99 Ratings
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Ratings: 99
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 2.5
pDev: 32%
Wants: 3
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Michelob Golden Draft is a premium, cold-filtered lager beer that is brewed using two-row barley malt, premium American hops and corn to achieve its smooth, full taste.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-22-2002)
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Reviews by BEERME528:
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BEERME528

Missouri

3.4/5  rDev +36%

A slightly above average macro beer all around. It has a very light color and I cannot comment on the foam content or smell as I drank from the bottle. The taste however wasn's out of this world, but was refreshing and not too bad. I would have no problem drinking this if I found it at family gatherings and what not.

08-05-2011 13:40:50 | More by BEERME528
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Rifrafboy

Minnesota

2.73/5  rDev +9.2%

Pours light and bubbly. Aroma is of grains (corn?). Decent hoppiness. Taste is light bodied and refreshing, a little on the dry side, which is typical for a "draft" served in the bottle. Overall, tasted like a cheap beer, almost like crap.

03-23-2003 12:16:15 | More by Rifrafboy
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badbeer

Iowa

3/5  rDev +20%

Poured a clear, straw like color with a finger width white head that ran away and left no lacing. Creamed corn smell, hint of alcohol or boozy smell. Creamed corn perceived again, straw, a bit of graininess, no hop presence. Light bodied, highly carbonated. Pretty drinkable I suppose, it goes down pretty easy, but it's just not that great.

04-30-2006 00:32:08 | More by badbeer
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NilocRellim

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev 0%

09-17-2012 21:39:30 | More by NilocRellim
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ADR

Pennsylvania

2.78/5  rDev +11.2%

Head lasts longer than many macros, but has no body. Clear golden-yellow color. Smell is like a combo of slightest yeast and root beer extract. There is a smoothness, brought on by less-than-expected carbonation and some of the most distinctively sweet malt I have ever tasted in the last five years. Flavor is cleared before the swallow. I think this has less hop than MGD, but I don't prefer either. A beer for those who choose vanilla soft serve at the ice cream stand. Very distinct smoothness and sweetness. One of the surviving "Goldens" that were big in the 1980s...

07-11-2002 08:40:23 | More by ADR
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IchLiebeBierZu

Minnesota

2.25/5  rDev -10%

09-22-2013 18:10:43 | More by IchLiebeBierZu
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sgttibbs

Minnesota

3/5  rDev +20%

01-24-2012 18:31:18 | More by sgttibbs
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richkrull

Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev 0%

01-03-2013 00:55:03 | More by richkrull
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cokes

Wisconsin

3.48/5  rDev +39.2%

Straw golden with a tight fleeting white foam leaving nothing to indicate it was ever there.
Grain husk and cornmeal aroma with a dash of powdered sugar sweetness.
A brief graininess signals its entrance in the mouth. Here, it switches quickly to cornbread, with that same powdered sugar dusting. Fairly vapid through the middle with some residual sweetness. Hopping is nearly non-existent, but a dry grassiness adds phantom traces of late bitterness.
Not as fizzy or insubstancial as many American Macro lagers. The CO2 is geared down a notch, giving the body a tad bid more heft than most.
All in all, this is a solid version that a touch beefier and sweeter than the majority of its peers.

10-16-2009 02:14:31 | More by cokes
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pmcadamis

Illinois

2.17/5  rDev -13.2%

I had a couple bottles of this stuff with my breakfast buffet at the Route 66 motel after running a 5k with a bunch of co-workers...and yes, they were drinking at breakfast too.

A - Prototypical macro lager gold with a prototypical macro lager flimsy sudsy head. Doesn't look any worse or better than any other (IB)MC crap.

S - Lagery generic "beer" smell. I don't know what that means since beer can smell like anything from tart fruit to pumpkins to dark chocolate, but this smells like what any red-blooded 'Merican would tell you beer smells like.

T - Not bad in any way, but not good in any other way. Corn, cereal grain, and clean rice.

M - High carbonation is typical for the style, and the clean crisp finish is what we Americans want in a beer right? No lingering taste = good. IMO, no aftertaste or finish = bad.

D - If I'm at a joint like the Route 66 Motel where the beer "selection" consists of MGD, Miller Light, Bud, Bud Light, Coors, and Coors Light (what DIVERSITY!) I'll pick this since it at least has more calories and hopefully that equates to more flavor than the other swill-beers.

09-16-2008 22:40:26 | More by pmcadamis
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tempest

Pennsylvania

2.9/5  rDev +16%

Poured into a stemmed pilsner glass like you might see in the old-school PBR commercials.

Looks golden-yellow as opposed to the lighter straw-yellow of many macros. Smell and taste are just a simple, sweet bready flavor that's not entirely unpleasant. Most of the off-flavors and harsh mouthfeels of most bad macros is masked or just non-existent, so while this beer doesn't qualify as tasty, it's not bad either. In fact, I suppose for the style, it's pretty decent and I'd liken it to a lighter Yuengling Lager.

12-28-2007 22:18:08 | More by tempest
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kristenrae8

Illinois

2/5  rDev -20%

12-03-2011 20:03:24 | More by kristenrae8
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mdvatab

Indiana

4/5  rDev +60%

11-16-2011 05:22:43 | More by mdvatab
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Will96

Minnesota

1/5  rDev -60%

09-01-2012 11:26:47 | More by Will96
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leinie13

Ohio

3/5  rDev +20%

12-04-2011 22:43:25 | More by leinie13
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Eaglefan344

Missouri

2.25/5  rDev -10%

10-23-2012 17:29:02 | More by Eaglefan344
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blue-dream

Illinois

2/5  rDev -20%

06-13-2014 13:16:18 | More by blue-dream
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JLaw55

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +70%

07-10-2014 04:13:22 | More by JLaw55
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Bighorn

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev +10%

06-30-2012 02:08:04 | More by Bighorn
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omegaman

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev 0%

02-17-2012 18:08:50 | More by omegaman
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CraigTravor

Tennessee

1.5/5  rDev -40%

07-20-2014 06:05:41 | More by CraigTravor
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bigbeers84

Minnesota

2/5  rDev -20%

03-25-2013 05:51:47 | More by bigbeers84
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Beerislivingproof

Iowa

1/5  rDev -60%

04-30-2012 21:43:48 | More by Beerislivingproof
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FreshmanPour77

Minnesota

3/5  rDev +20%

12-09-2011 18:34:56 | More by FreshmanPour77
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

3.98/5  rDev +59.2%

This beer is not available in Louisiana, so I had never tried it until 2010 on a trip in Minnesota. I drank this poured from a 12 oz. can. It has a thick, white head and a clear, golden appearance. Carbonation is very high. The aroma is sharp, with a heavy grain/grass aspect. The taste is good, and a good amount of corn(?) can be detected. I noticed a nice hop appeal here, but nothing heavy, of course. Mouth-feel was light and watery, and Michelob Golden Draft finished crisp and refreshing. All in all, I really liked it and wish it was more widely available. NOTE: I'd avoid drinking this in the clear glass bottle as that could allow for spoilage. The can or draft is a safer bet.

RJT

06-29-2010 22:55:08 | More by RonaldTheriot
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Michelob Golden Draft from Anheuser-Busch
62 out of 100 based on 99 ratings.