Natural Light
Anheuser-Busch

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From:
Anheuser-Busch
 
Missouri, United States
Style:
Light Lager
Ranked #169
ABV:
4.2%
Score:
45
Ranked #30,559
Avg:
1.75 | pDev: 48%
Reviews:
624
Ratings:
1,739
Status:
Active
Rated:
Saturday at 11:43 PM
Added:
Sep 16, 2001
Wants:
  27
Gots:
  534
SCORE
45
Awful
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Notes: Natural Light is brewed with a blend of premium American and imported hops, and a combination of malt and corn. Its longer brewing process produces a lighter body, fewer calories and an easy-drinking character.
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Rated: 1.5 by Crabmando from Ohio

Saturday at 11:43 PM
 
Rated: 1.96 by foghornleghorn22 from Virginia

Jan 17, 2023
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Reviewed by JohnniEMc from Pennsylvania

1.42/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5
Naturally, the question is, Why? Er, it was there. It arrived in a clear pint glass drawn from a tap. It's about as clear as seltzer, with a stark white head that dissappears quickly. It smells like an American Adjunct beer product, save a little drier, as there's almost no malt to be had. There's virtually no taste worth describing, as it's like a nearly tasteless mass produced American lager with a good dose of Club Soda added. There's very little lacing inside the glass. Naturally, the question to be asked is, Why?
Jan 10, 2023
 
Rated: 1.5 by carolinabeerguy from North Carolina

Jan 06, 2023
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Rated by Rsa88 from Missouri

1.06/5  rDev -39.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
It's just sparkling water that smells like beer.
Dec 30, 2022
 
Rated: 1 by Dathon

Dec 12, 2022
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Rated by NCSapiens from Indiana

1/5  rDev -42.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
Easily the worst beer I have ever tried.
Dec 11, 2022
 
Rated: 1.31 by Beergod420 from Texas

Nov 06, 2022
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Reviewed by JackRT from Kentucky

3.02/5  rDev +72.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Not all that much for me to say. After a bit it starts to taste like water and we all know that water is good for you. It leaves no aftertaste and generally goes down pretty smoothly. Not great when compared to the art of craft beers, but its fluid and I'm one thirsty boy.
Consumed: On Naturday
Oct 16, 2022
 
Rated: 1.46 by Something8750 from Michigan

Sep 24, 2022
 
Rated: 2.29 by SeabN

Aug 26, 2022
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Reviewed by BitteNochEinWeissbier from Pennsylvania

2.63/5  rDev +50.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
12 oz can
Consumed 21Aug, 2022
Glass: 333mL Pokal [don't make this mistake - drink it out of its can]
Temp at Pour: ice cold


Look:
Clear pale straw yellow that is full of bubbles. Initial 4-finger foamy white head dissipates fairly quickly to a ring-and-island. Good lacing is left along the glass.

Smell:
Very mild but sweet biscuit dough with a noticeable lemon note. There is also a mineral or really a metallic note as well.

Taste:
Faint sweetened corn and light but syrupy malts. The mineral/metallic note from the nose is in the taste. A very mild bitterness shows up quickly. The sip dries out a tad at the end.

Feel:
Quite watery. Well carbonated. Body is very thin.

Overall:
A somewhat passable light AAL. It doesn't really taste like much. But it's cheap, it's beer, and it kinda tastes like beer. Fine for a hot day after mowing the lawn or at the shore (where other beers cost 2-3 times as much). Drink it ice cold, drink it in it's can, and don't let it warm up.

Also known as an "Eastern Shore Cocktail" in parts of Maryland.
Aug 23, 2022
 
Rated: 1.59 by Vapory

Aug 20, 2022
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Reviewed by JZH1000 from Colorado

2.2/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
Poured from a 25oz can best by December 22 2022

On the pour a surprising fine white 3 finger head formed on a straw body with fine active carbonation. Over a few mi uses the head lost half of its height but I've seen a whole lot worse retention. Some light lacing.

Aroma is bad slightly farty, possibly from crap hops or rushed lager yeast who really knows I could be both based on the smell. Then a light adjunct sweetness mixed with a little BO.

Taste is better than the aroma but a bit of rushed lager funk is still there followed by a light but corny sweetness that fades into vague syrupy light malts. For the most part it tastes like it should.

Feel is a bit uncarbonated at first but then some sort of dryness creeps in and makes you feel like it was carbonated? A bit confusing and not the greatest. Definitely light tho. Medium to short finish.

Overall it is what it is. It's certainly not "good" but I've consumed much more offensive things as well. It's cheap it's beer, and it tastes a bit like beer too.
Aug 17, 2022
 
Rated: 2 by eldergleam from Virginia

Aug 14, 2022
 
Rated: 2 by cryptichead from Illinois

Jul 17, 2022
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Reviewed by UncleReemus78 from Texas

1.13/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5
This is a beer that's a favorite amongst a poor crowd. I can't get drunk with it and all it does is make you have to piss all night long. On top of that it tastes like they used urine instead of hops in the recipe. I think I'll pass on giving it a proper review because it's not really even worth it. Remember the generic beer back in the 80's and the beer can was white and just said beer? Well they gave it a name and it's called Natural Light. Natural Light would be a better name in the craft beer business but oh well it got slapped on the world's shittiest beer and is forever ruined
Jul 13, 2022
 
Rated: 3.77 by jsouza from Massachusetts

Jul 12, 2022
 
Rated: 1.55 by not2quick from Missouri

Jul 09, 2022
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Reviewed by atomic40 from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +128.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
When it is 85 degrees outside and you are at a BBQ, drinking hazy, juicy 8% DIPAS that are all the rage right now is not prudent. On days like this, I harken back to my northern NE roots and reach for a Natty. There is nothing pretentious about this beer.
Jun 29, 2022
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Rated by Mikeschoenblum3

3.06/5  rDev +74.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5
It is beer you can't argue with that!
Jun 18, 2022
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Reviewed by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

2.9/5  rDev +65.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3
Anheuser-Busch "Natural Light"
12 fl. oz. can coded "18NOV21NB0141"
$2 @ ShopRite #519, Phila., PA

Notes via stream of consciousness: Well it's definitely light in color. It's a crystal clear straw gold beneath a short cap of white foam that's dropping before my eyes. I made sure that I have a "beer clean" glass so it's not that. The aroma is sweetish, and although you can tell that there's some grain there it's not much. It's brewed with "cereal grains" but I don't know what they are, probably rice. I also think I'm getting more fruitiness here than hops which is weird. On to the taste... it tastes like it smells. It's sweetish, very mildly grainy, a touch fruity, and with minimal hop notes. It doesn't really taste like beer to me and I wonder why people who consider themselves beer drinkers drink this. It's like sugar water to be honest. It's 4.2% ABV with just 95 calories and 3..2 grams of carb per can which is pretty good, so at least there's that. It's light bodied and gently crisp then smooth across the tongue. In the end you can tell that it's fairly well made but it's definitely not the best light beer out there, at least if you want something that taste more like beer than it does a malternative.
Review #8,068
Jun 16, 2022
 
Rated: 2.39 by Best_Username from Florida

Jun 09, 2022
 
Rated: 1.46 by kirkgarner

Jun 03, 2022
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Reviewed by 1009 from Massachusetts

1.84/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75
Well it’s been a few years since we graduated college and none of us have really thought about this beer in years. Yet here we are with a Natty Light in our possession. No one has ever considered this good. We all know this is the beer you buy when you need volume on a budget. Has the taste changed since we last consumed this carbonated water that has been filter through some old pennies? Absolutely not. Light, easy to drink and instantly fills you with regret. Thoughts of “I have a job, why am I drinking this?” Enter your head as you take down this metallic can of piss water.
May 22, 2022
 
Rated: 1.25 by Jdells09 from New Jersey

May 03, 2022
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Reviewed by BJB13 from Maryland

2.55/5  rDev +45.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25
12 ounce can poured into a tumbler style pint glass.

L: Crystal clear, pale straw, one plus inch of stark white foam last about a minute before receding to a ring.
S: Opens nice with large grain aroma then settles to floral hops and lesser grain aroma, nose mostly disappears with the head, there is an occasional off wet dog-like aroma.
T: Very little flavor, light toasted "grainy" malt and floral hops, aftertaste is a bit harsh.
F: Highly carbonated, opens with a crisp bite, astringent mouth coating quality, thin bodied.
O: Below average for style in my opinion.
Apr 15, 2022
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Reviewed by krossoverking from Ohio

1.54/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5
There's a time and place for cheap beer in my house. There is never a time and place for Natty. Had some at a friends house just to have something fizzy to drink and it's just rancid stuff. Give me a Bud Light, a Coors, Miller, Corona, Yuengling Light, or anything over this junk any day. It's not that it's without flavor, but that the flavor is putrid.
Apr 06, 2022
 
Rated: 1.71 by Samichtime

Apr 01, 2022
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Reviewed by mi_beer_guy

4.04/5  rDev +130.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This beer is plain and simple. Crack it open, drink, repeat. Superior drinkability and decent flavor for the best price you can find anywhere! Not sure why guys with gigantic beer guts who chug triple hopped session hazy nitro cold fermented IPA’s rate this beer because you know what you’re gettin at $18 a 30 rack!
Mar 20, 2022
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Rated by Camforbes15

1.18/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
Gross
Mar 19, 2022
 
Rated: 3 by AmitC from New York

Mar 14, 2022
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Reviewed by MarkieT from Kentucky

4.04/5  rDev +130.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
I actually like this beer. It goes down easy and has a nice clean taste about it. Usually anything from AB I really don't like but Nat is good stuff. When finished mowing the yard this will be my take a rest beer. Another thing I like about it is it doesn't give me heartburn like so many other beers do.
Mar 10, 2022
 
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Reviewed by KevBot89 from Pennsylvania

4.4/5  rDev +151.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
(4.25) Smell: Citrus, mild pine, loads of grapefruit
4.25 taste: grapefruit, pine, a mild yeast character (or malt?, seems more yeast), Citra hop
4.75 feel: a nice bitterness back of palate encompassed by a soft pillowy mf

Ovr 4.5
Mar 03, 2022
 
Rated: 3 by datstankadank from New Jersey

Mar 01, 2022
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Reviewed by rover4844 from Massachusetts

2.69/5  rDev +53.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
Look, I'm not gonna get on here and say that Natty Light is the best beer in the world. I don't drink Natty Light because it tastes great. But it does its job, and it does it pretty damn well. It's the go-to cheap beer that I can crush on a hot day when I'm hanging out with some pals.

Tastes like nostalgia.
Feb 18, 2022
 
Rated: 2.58 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Feb 14, 2022
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Reviewed by OhioYeti from Ohio

3.2/5  rDev +82.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
C'mon, we all know what this beer is so why would anyone discuss the "body, aroma, mouthfeel, nuances ....." It's Natural Light and I'm sure we've ALL had it.

Look, It's not going to rank up there with IPA's or German Maibachs and it's not supposed too.
THIS type of beer just like Miller Light, Bud Light, Michelob light etc. is the kind of cheap beer you grab on a hot day after mowing the grass. It's has low abv, they're light, crisp and go down quick and easy. It's a basic thirst quenching beer and there's nothing wrong with keeping a few of these in your garage fridge for those "I need a quick beer before I start weedwacking" moments. If it embarrasses you, put it in a coozie.
Feb 13, 2022
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