Natural Light | Anheuser-Busch

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Anheuser-Busch
Missouri, United States
anheuser-busch.com

Style: American Light Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by kbub6f on 09-15-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#45,461
Reviews:
565
Ratings:
2,202
pDev:
46.78%
 
 
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Photo of PMakowski
2.19/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

25 Oz Can poured into glass
Look - clear color with a yellow tint, almost like ginger ale with lots of small bubbles. Small white foam head.
Smell - Very musty. Like a basement or an old car. Some sweetness.
Taste - extremely light, almost like a flavored water. Highly carbonated and moderately sweet. Taste is stale corn and marshmallows. Tap Water. I would say it's easy to drink but it's so fizzy that i keep burping.

Overall, I don't know why anyone would buy this. It's not remarkably worse than other mainstream light beers but there are some better options including Coors Light or Miller Lite. Grade is a C-

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Photo of 76BeerGuys
4.7/5  rDev +174.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

im in college, this beer is sick

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Photo of BeerBobber
2.85/5  rDev +66.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Very pale golden straw like appearence with lots of carbonation. Had a few fingers of a very loudly crackling head that slowly drops off.

Smell is light but sweet and a bit grainy. Smells almost like a cream corn odor to it.

Taste is fizzy sweet.

Mouth is very light with a crisp finish to it.

This thing was like one of the lightest light beers I have ever sampled. Some of these are very watery with a bit of beer flavor. In this one I was picking up a bit of sweet and that was it!. No barley, grains, malt, hops or any of that! A very odd one to rate. Most light beers would be good for hot weather or for those that do not like the stronger beer flavors. This one just has a bit of sweet fizz to it with 4.2% alcohol. So if that sounds good try it.

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Photo of Plgillam85
5/5  rDev +192.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Livyatan1996
2.53/5  rDev +48%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of cbrand
1.15/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.25

Photo of Lesiergreshman
3.36/5  rDev +96.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of moonman1994
1.1/5  rDev -35.7%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1

Photo of jkblr
2.94/5  rDev +71.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

12oz can bb 12/13/18 poured into a vintage footed Busch glass at fridge temp 4.2% ABV. The beer pours bright pale straw yellow with nearly white head. The head recedes to a film and ring around the glass. The aroma is very faint with traces of grain and yeast. The taste is nearly nuetral throughout with only the faintest hint of grain leading to a tart unhopped finish. Mouthfeel is thin bodied, well carbonated and undry in the finish. The oily, soapy film and aftertaste confirm this beer could have stood a few more days of fermentation. Overall, average. I've had better and worse in the category.

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Photo of JohnDon
1.04/5  rDev -39.2%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1

Photo of NattyOverIPA
4.94/5  rDev +188.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of fizzydeathrattle
1.32/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

Photo of egrandfield
1.57/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Ass

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Photo of rsteeves97
1/5  rDev -41.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of beersampler6
2.02/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Not good - pale yellow color, fizzy but no lingering head or lacing. Smells faintly of corn and malt. Tastes of corn, grain, bread and malt but way too sweet and leaves an unpleasant aftertaste. Thin mouthfeel, decent carbonation. Could not finish.

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Photo of BlueTomorrow
1.56/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of edualito
5/5  rDev +192.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of KarlDK1990
3/5  rDev +75.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Every cheap light beer has tons of hate from the hipsters in the craft beer world.you guys try way too hard. Like really how much greatness do you expect from a budget option from AB ? Its light easy to drink and costed 3 bucks for 2 25oz cans.

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Photo of cmelt32
4.35/5  rDev +154.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This beer is watery refreshment! This is my number one go to beer. Because of the price number one and because it is easy to drink and a great beer to have after a long day in the hot sun. If it is hot and muggy outside I don't want a heavy beer no matter how good it tastes it is not as refreshing as a cold, watery natty light.

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Photo of BeerLover1994
1.02/5  rDev -40.4%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Nasty. Had to spitm it out. This was my cheap get drunk liquid and now I feel the desire to vomit as it touches my lips. 0.5/10

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Photo of spartacat300
1.66/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Photo of TheAbbottCat
1.06/5  rDev -38%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Bottom shelf economy beer. Price wise a good buy, but that's all I can really say. Taste is similar bottle to can, except the times I've drank Natural Light from a can I almost usually get a very metallic taste. Not sure if it's the can, which I doubt, since outher AB beers never have a metallic taste. I think it's a combination of the brewing ingredients which pick up some of the metallic from the canning process. Advertised as a pilsner, which I believe to be false. Your typical macro brewed lager, and a bad one at that. Never had a good experience, almost always gotten a headache off of it. Has to be the yeast & hops combination that causes it. Have heard some folks have absolutely no tolerance to it, while others have a pleasant drinking experience. Yellow straw color, big foamy head. Smell is ok, again somewhat metallic smell upon opening, which seems to be the running theme in my experience with Natural Light. If you're looking for an AB economy light beer go with Busch Light.

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Photo of sebass2022
4.84/5  rDev +183%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Photo of Futbolmanby
1/5  rDev -41.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of NHBeerSnob
1.2/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

Absolutely terrible, but in a good way..

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Natural Light from Anheuser-Busch
Beer rating: 1.71 out of 5 with 2,202 ratings