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Michelob Golden Draft - Anheuser-Busch

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BA SCORE
61
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110 Ratings
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Ratings: 110
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 2.47
pDev: 31.98%
Wants: 3
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Anheuser-Busch visit their website
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 proc:
Photo of proc
2.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Decent, but not inspiring. There is just nothing very
distinguishing about it. Very similar to Miller Genuine Draft. Must be the infamous "cold filtered" myth and mystique...Very Average and slightly watery. I've had a few of these at Tiger games at Comerica Park. Not bad on a hot day.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Rifrafboy
2.73/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

Photo of badbeer
3/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of NilocRellim
2.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of ADR
2.78/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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...

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2.25/5  rDev -8.9%

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3/5  rDev +21.5%

Photo of richkrull
2.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of cokes
3.48/5  rDev +40.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of pmcadamis
2.17/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of tempest
2.9/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

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2/5  rDev -19%

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2/5  rDev -19%

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1/5  rDev -59.5%

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1/5  rDev -59.5%

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3/5  rDev +21.5%

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2.25/5  rDev -8.9%

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2/5  rDev -19%

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Michelob Golden Draft from Anheuser-Busch
61 out of 100 based on 110 ratings.