Michelob Light
Anheuser-Busch

Michelob LightMichelob Light
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Style:
Lager - Light
Ranked #249
ABV:
4.3%
Score:
54
Ranked #50,199
Avg:
2.14 | pDev: 34.11%
Reviews:
205
Ratings:
901
From:
Anheuser-Busch
 
Missouri, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  10
Gots
  156
SCORE
54
Awful
Michelob LightMichelob Light
Notes: Michelob Light is brewed with pale, kilned two-row barley malt and noble European hops.
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Reviews by huddyball:
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huddyball from New Hampshire

2/5  rDev -6.5%

Apr 20, 2013
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NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

3.1/5  rDev +44.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

As far as light beers go, Anheuser-Busch's Michelob Light is one of the finest, retaining some of its maltiness, and somehow keeping a head where most others fail miserably.

It pours a crystal-clear straw-gold body that displays hundreds of tiny bubbles rising quickly towards the surface. There they join their place in queue beneath the short half-finger head of creamy bright-white. Lacing is left to just some tiny spots here and there, but at least that's something.

The nose is clean and pleasant with a light touch of malty sweetness. Of course, no hops are to be found.

The flavor reveals that maltiness is a much fuller light, and it's surprisingly grainy and lightly sweet. There's some mild hop bitterness to balance it as well; and even some floral and spicy hop flavor in the background.

It's light-bodied and effervescent, as expected (and, actually, pretty much required of the style), but there is a touch of dextrinous malt there as well - meaning it's not completely watery and insipid unlike some others.

Anheuser-Busch is known the world over for their commitment to quality and it shows. In addition to Bud Light (the best selling light beer on earth), Michelob Light proves that they really know how to make a light beer work.

Jul 31, 2006
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Olek4374 from Canada (AB)

1.66/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1.75

This beer is unavailable in my home province of Alberta, but I had a bunch of bottles of this on my trip to Las Vegas. Casino Royale had bottles of this swill for $1, which in Alberta is absolutely unheard of even for the worst beer. Our hotel was only a short walk from Casino Royale, so my friends and I took part in this offer several times.

This beer is pretty awful. I had one and immediately went back to regular Michelob. Water doesn't begin to describe it. No, No, no.

Sep 16, 2013
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BrewAskew from Oklahoma

2.16/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Pours to a thick white head that falls to a thin layer, no lacing. Pale yellow. Aroma is a weak combo of CO2, faint hops, grains and a whiff of decomposed veggies. Flavor is weak and bland--you can taste the malt and hops and know that they are good, but they are just too faint to enjoy. Mouthfeel is over-carbonated but not exactly watery either. Overall, a waste of money and space in the fridge.

Feb 02, 2012
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djrn2 from New Jersey

1.5/5  rDev -29.9%

Aug 31, 2013
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BamfBacon from Ohio

2.5/5  rDev +16.8%

Feb 18, 2013
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JayNat from Mississippi

1.8/5  rDev -15.9%

Aug 27, 2014
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StevieW from Florida

2.8/5  rDev +30.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I used to drink these all the time. From '97-'01 it was probably my beer of choice...revisited it this weekend. Pours a nearly clear to yellow color. Thin wispy white head..smelled alot of the same grainy smells as the other AB products, but less offensive. It had some beer like qualities, faint hops, and a decent crisp finish, but way to watery. Might be an ok choice at dinner with nothing else to choose from.... certainly better than bud light.

Jul 07, 2002
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zestar from California

2/5  rDev -6.5%

May 10, 2014
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BeerBeast from Florida

2/5  rDev -6.5%

Sep 08, 2013
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ssdarius from New York

2.52/5  rDev +17.8%

Nov 15, 2014
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Pegasus from Texas

2.63/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pale straw color and crystal clear. Quite lively carbonation sustains the small white head fairly well. Lots of lace is present on the glass walls.

Aroma: Sweet grassy aroma, with hints of mild hops and cooked vegetables.

Taste: Taste begins with lightly sweet malt and mildly stinging carbonation, towards the middle of the taste some mildly bitter hops appear; these lingger to the end of the taste. The finish is clean and dry.

Mouthfeel: Overall rather watery, although not unpleasant.

Drinkability: Overall, not that bad, certainly easy to drink. Substantially lacking in character but inoffensive.

Apr 09, 2003
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RMelyon from Illinois

1.5/5  rDev -29.9%

Jun 30, 2013
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Kyrojack from Indiana

2/5  rDev -6.5%

Oct 18, 2012
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probert from New York

2.75/5  rDev +28.5%

Sep 04, 2014
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TastyTaste from Minnesota

1.63/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Poured from a sharp looking aluminum bottle. Does this count as a bottle, since it is can material? Who knows. Clear straw color, barely any head visible. Smell? What smell? Barely grainy, and I mean barely. Taste is also lightly grainy. No decent malt presence, no hops to speak of. What a weak POS beer. Skip it.

May 10, 2005
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FreshHawk from Illinois

2.56/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

A - Light gold, bordering clear. Pretty large, white head.

S - Grainy, corn scent. Fairly sweet smell, but not all that active of a smell.

T - Light flavor, light malt and some grain/corn sweetness. Also has a slight hint of hops.

M - Light and watery, but fairly smooth.

D - Easy to drink, like the rest from this style.

Notes: As far as light beers and Macro-like beers, it is decent. However I don't know if the slight improvement is worth the increase in price.

Feb 16, 2010
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M_C_Hampton from Georgia

2.5/5  rDev +16.8%

Oct 16, 2012
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bplabernie from Michigan

2.9/5  rDev +35.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Jul 20, 2015
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IrishRedRock from Pennsylvania

3.3/5  rDev +54.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Despite being an A-B product, I really can't complain with this one. It is probably one of the best light beers around. Everyone likes the bottle too. I like it at dinner.

Apr 17, 2002
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Pawlie from Massachusetts

1/5  rDev -53.3%

Sep 19, 2013
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Gschaf from Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev +40.2%

Aug 25, 2013
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Fitzy01 from Maine

2.58/5  rDev +20.6%

Dec 10, 2014
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Suds from Missouri

1.64/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

If there is such a thing, yesterday (a warm, sunny day) seemed the best time to try a light beer. I was outdoors, at a fair, and gave Michelob Light a try. I'm sorry that I did. Over-carbonated, with absolutely no taste, the beer was repulsive.

May 05, 2002
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orangesol from Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev +5.1%

Mar 08, 2013
Michelob Light from Anheuser-Busch
Beer rating: 54 out of 100 with 901 ratings