Michelob Light | Anheuser-Busch

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Michelob LightMichelob Light

Brewed by:
Missouri, United States

Style: Light Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Michelob Light is brewed with pale, kilned two-row barley malt and noble European hops.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-16-2001

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1.5/5  rDev -36.2%

Photo of plusorminus
1.5/5  rDev -36.2%

Photo of GatorB
1.5/5  rDev -36.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of LoveStout
1.5/5  rDev -36.2%

Photo of PeteRiz
1.5/5  rDev -36.2%

Photo of djrn2
1.5/5  rDev -36.2%

Photo of Seabass1964
1.5/5  rDev -36.2%

Photo of Mortarforker
1.5/5  rDev -36.2%

Photo of makasi
1.5/5  rDev -36.2%

Photo of RMelyon
1.5/5  rDev -36.2%

Photo of badmotorgrunge
1.5/5  rDev -36.2%

Photo of HRamz3
1.5/5  rDev -36.2%

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
1.56/5  rDev -33.6%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

Diet beer that looks like some water that had a little bit of beer spilled in it. Carbonated decently with lace even. I guess I would say this smells like stagnant water.

Taste, slightly better than some diet beers. Reminiscient of the metallic diet generic soda taste. Uhm, there does seem to be more hops in it than your average diet beer, but that's like saying this dog turd is shinier than another's.

What knob pays more than $1 per beer for this stuff? $6.99 at Walmart. Not drinkable.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
1.56/5  rDev -33.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Bottle: Poured a golden color lager with a fizzy pure white head with minimal retention and no lacing. Aroma of sweet malt with light corn notes is bland and not that enjoyable. Taste is also a bland mix between some sweet malt with light adjunct notes (I know the label states all-malt lager but I have a hard time believing this). Body is light with good carbonation. Bland lager and not something that need to be revisited.

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Photo of LoganMc
1.6/5  rDev -31.9%

Photo of assmasterson
1.62/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Serving type - bottle

Appearance - This is beer? Thin, watery, just about clear.

Smell - Sort of smells like grass. Not something strong like Kentucky Bluegrass, but more of an open field; weak and airy.

Taste - Ugh. The first drink is ok, but beyond that it has to be choked down. Terribly bitter aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Feels like club soda, except missing the consistancy.

Drinkability. If you can drink more than one of these, my hat's off to you.

What's the difference between this and water? Water doesn't give you a headache.

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Photo of TastyTaste
1.63/5  rDev -30.6%
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.

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Photo of Griphon
1.63/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

Photo of Suds
1.64/5  rDev -30.2%
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.

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Photo of Rifrafboy
1.65/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

First, let me say I don't consider "light" beer to be real beer. I tried this with reservations, but a friend of mine swears by it. Michelob Light pours extremely light yellow. Forget a head or any other good looks. Taste is watered down swill. Very chemical like twang. I had trouble finishing this. I was actually pissed off that a beer this expensive is so awfull.

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Photo of Mustard
1.65/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Presentation: 12oz. brown bottle with easy to spot "born on" date -- in this case 5/03/03.

Appearance: Pours a wan yellow with a small, snow-white head; no retention or lacing.

Aroma; As with most macros, largely clean -- albeit with faint traces of cooked corn or the like.

Taste: Lightly sweet upfront with a sallow bitterness in the finish; traces of corn, grain and a flavor I think of as "macro-skunk" pervade. Thin, crisp mouthfeel.

Notes: 130 calories -- about 20-30 less than almost *any* 5% ABV beer.

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Photo of Wildman
1.65/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Okay, I am not a fan of light beers. This is obviously better than than their Bud Light and Natural Light, but still nothing to write home about. Very little body, taste or character to it. When will somebody get the light beers right?

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Photo of Olek4374
1.66/5  rDev -29.4%
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.

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Photo of BarkingLeopard
1.68/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2.5

7 oz mini bottle.

One finger of head that dissipated into nothing in under 20 seconds. Smells of cheap American swill beer and adjuncts, but nothing too strong or offensive. Not much taste, and hard to pick up on what little there is. Bit of a subtle yet odd aftertaste. Felt like water in the mouth; fail. This might be drinkable to some, but it just lacks the taste to be a session beer for me.

Overall: if you're going to drink something in this category, you're drinking crap beer. Why spend the extra money for Michelob when you can get much the same undesirable traits from Keystone or Natty for much less, and without much of a difference in taste? Poor value; the next time I pay for cheap American beer (which won't be for a long while) I'll just go for the cheap stuff.

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Photo of castortroy89
1.68/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Michelob Light from Anheuser-Busch
2.35 out of 5 based on 867 ratings.
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