Natural Light
Anheuser-Busch

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Style:
Lager - Light
Ranked #265
ABV:
4.2%
Score:
42
Ranked #49,392
Avg:
1.57 | pDev: 52.23%
Reviews:
591
Ratings:
2,272
From:
Anheuser-Busch
 
Missouri, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  26
Gots
  518
SCORE
42
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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Clyde_D13 from Texas

1.44/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Cracked open my first natty light. It looks like piss, smells like hay barn funk & tastes... surprisingly not that bad. & by not that bad, I mean it tastes like water. This certainly isn't a beer you sit back a slowly take in all the flavor, but it is a cheap beer that is meant to be drank in quantity.

Aug 05, 2020
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TedHead from Illinois

1.78/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

It's Natty light baybeeee. You can get more flavor from any LaCroix but I wouldn't call it gross by any means. Cook your brats in it or use it for beer batter or buy 15 cases and have a bitchin frat party.

Jul 31, 2020
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HappyGuy12345 from New Jersey

1.23/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

Poured from can into pint glass.
Look: Transparent light yellow. Minimal head.
Smell: Imagine a moldy basement inhabited by a family of skunks.
Taste: Unfortunately, it follows the nose. Its like drinking a liquefied skunk. Gag-inducing.
Moutfeel: Light-bodied and well-carbonated.
Overall: This beer deserves its extremely low rating from Beer Advocate. It's the worst beer that I have ever tried. Even a college student looking to buy a pack of beer for the purposes of playing beer pong deserves a better beer.

Jul 13, 2020
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SpearmintMan

1.15/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

Gross. I'm not a beer snob by any means. I'll drink most any kind of beer but this is downright wrong. It's like Anheuser decided to go head to head with Milwaukee's Best on who could make the crappiest beer. The smell is non existent because it's basically bottled water. The taste is nothing but carbonated tap water. The look of the can screams cheap beer and the total overall score is, don't buy this. At this price you could get pbr or Hamm's which are way superior.

May 20, 2020
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EvershineDan from Michigan

1.03/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1

I finally bought a can of this to try, being very curious about the ultra-low score here on Beer Advocate. I've had awful beer, so I was skeptical.

I'm no longer skeptical. This is BAD.

It reminds me of what a Miller Genuine Draft would taste like if it was in a beer mug and sat in the hot sun for six months, and then re-carbonated and re-chilled.

People that enjoy this beer have handicapped taste buds.

Mar 02, 2020
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Melovebeerbecaisritisgood from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +154.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Look
Pale

Smell
Like hops and corn

Taste
Mostlyf on the watery side but I liked it overall. I don't mind watery beers or even non watery beers. I like a combo of both.

Feel
Very carbonated. more then most beers.

Over all
A decent beer

Feb 27, 2020
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Bsimpson91 from Georgia

5/5  rDev +218.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Just because people give this beer a bad name; is the very reason Im giving this beer all 5s.
Is this beer any good? thats a big fat YES, it is good. This beer is what it is. A light Lager made to be enjoyed and not scoffed at by snobs. Looks, nobody cares. Its bright pale yellow, clear and bubbly. a tad bit of foam but not much. moving on to smell. smells a lot like Budweiser. Very muted but clean. light whiff of Anheuser yeast. No pungent malt oder. ok, now for the taste. Super clean refreshing and slightly sweet at the front. Very faint yeaty, White bread . progresses into a clean water flavor and that's about all she wrote. Simple all throughout the experience. Not a ton of flavor. Feel is nice. kind of medium bodied, good carbonation. Overall this is a Simple light beer. If you like Bud Light, This beer can save you some money. made by the same people. This beer is great on a hot summer's day. grillin and chillin. Goes great with food.

Feb 06, 2020
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EJPA_0425 from California

1.1/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Guys. I don't think it gets any worse than Natural Light. Pours absolutely no head and almost clear in color. Disgusting smell, like sulfur and sprite mixed together. Does not taste like beer, tastes like water, club soda, and pure high fructose corn syrup. Chugged a 12 oz can in 13 seconds, so yeah that basically explains the horrendous Anheuser-Busch quality of this beer.

Dec 05, 2019
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gvickery from Texas

4/5  rDev +154.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

As far as adjunct American lagers go, this is spot on. All the negative reviews are absolutely “fake news”. Medium straw gold appearance with a decent white head. Smells like the beer your dad drank in 1975. I felt the taste was a little watery with some grassiness and a dry finish. I was very surprised y this beer, it’s been a long time so since it I’ve had it. For the price this will be one of my go-to beers from now on. Keep an open mind and keep your expectations in check. This is NOT Wienstephaner original. But it is decent, well made, American lager.

Once again I tried this to see if my last experience was an abnormally, but I was correct, this is pretty flavorful light beer. Way better than the popular “Ultra” nonsense.

Aug 22, 2019
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Bouleboubier from New Jersey

3.03/5  rDev +93%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2.5

(25 oz can, 04SEP19, purchased cold of course.... poured into 28 oz mug)

L: semi-bleached canary-yellow liquid, polished clarity; good bit of tight, white, bouncy, rocky foam on the pour - decent retention

S: white bread, weak cider aromas, bit of wet pavement, slight toasty quality to grain; bland intensity, skirting the edge of having definition

T: like its Ice-y counterpart, very little discernible grain flavor - barley, corn, or other... extremely neutral/neutered flavor, maybe a hint of grain husk, but very little ester presence as well - - is this actually watered down?... bit of a mineral bite lingering halfway through... awkward, rigid insipidity

F: shyly plush, whispering foaminess... dry, flat-plain, forgetful

O: this and brother 'Ice' have me thinking - Is the degree of blandness the mark of a remarkable 'light' beer? - surely flavor can be achieved within the style, as I've experienced, but what's the point in dialing it down to next to nothing?... truly the ponderings of a yeasty/malty obsessive (1409)

Jul 20, 2019
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Navin-Johnson from Texas

3.94/5  rDev +151%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I picked this keg up for $99 as someone ordered it at Total Wine and didn't pick it up. Poured from 1/2 barrel in my kegerator which has new lines, and is dialed in to pour a perfect beer. Head was beautiful but the one time I didn't empty the glass in 2 good belts it dissipated quickly. I wasn't as fan of the slight corn aroma only because it was vague and muddled. The taste though is exactly what you want out of a low carb, low cal, thirst quenching beer without mind numbing ABV. Should be excellent at my Texas summer BBQ parties. Cheap enough to give away, great with food, and nobody will get shot.

Jul 15, 2019
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Mark-Leggett from Missouri

2.41/5  rDev +53.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Yellow fizzy beer. Kind of what you would expect. Slightly smell of corn. Tastes of bread and not to much of the corn. It has no bad metal or after taste. Not the worst beer you could drink

Jul 03, 2019
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Beermotor from Colorado

1.5/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.25

Looks like beer.

Smells like beer and your freshman year of college.

Tastes like sour, watered-down, fizzy sweet tea.

Feels fizzy and cold. It actually isn't bad for quenching one's thirst.

This stuff has a very strong cultural imprint in those of us who grew up in the Southeast in the late twentieth-century and thought this stuff was legit beer. Could not drink today without feeling sad for those slowly killed by this rotgut swill.

Jun 08, 2019
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Dugz from Pennsylvania

2.05/5  rDev +30.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

This beer is what you buy if you are incredibly thirsty on a hot day and you want to guzzle a bunch of it but not get too messed up. It resembles beer, and its very thirst-quenching. It is what it is, you can drink a keg of this stuff and still walk a straight line. This is not a beer to savor, its for chugging down. Not bad, not good, but its cheap and you can have a lot of fun chugging can after can ^___^

Mar 30, 2019
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DaveyCream from Ohio

2.22/5  rDev +41.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Not good at all. Not meant to be though. If there was an option for affordability here, Natty Light would get 5/5 ! I think it is the first beer for mostly every teenager. A party favorite. I'm 24 and I will still have Natty Light at a party or BBQ.

Mar 23, 2019
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Spencerh3 from Texas

5/5  rDev +218.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

You dont drink this for the taste or mouthfeel. You drink it to get fucked up at a party for cheap. If you want mouthfeel and taste drink wine with your husband.

Mar 21, 2019
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HalBrenner from Connecticut

3.35/5  rDev +113.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

It’s beer. At this level the only thing I care about is abv for price. This one is 4.2%, in contrast Genny Light is 3.6%, basically water. 4.2% is cool with me as a cheap maintenance brew after a few whiskeys. Cheaper than bud light etc. Enough said.

Mar 12, 2019
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big_munee_salvia from California

2.68/5  rDev +70.7%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 2

When you want to get ripped for a ten dollar bill you can’t go wrong with natural light. I bought it because I was hoping it would taste like beer and get me drunk. I’ll be damned if it didn’t get me drunk and taste like beer. 10/10 recommend if you like to get drunk and prefer beer.

Feb 11, 2019
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Buckeye55 from North Carolina

2.48/5  rDev +58%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

This is a drinking man's beer, a hard drinking drinking man's beer. This is not the highest quality brew out there, but this one is more about quantity. It is a very light colored light tasting with a crisp finish. For those times when you are planning on hammering down 15+ beers and don't want to go broke doing so, this is an option.

Jan 29, 2019
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Labattfan from Ohio

4.56/5  rDev +190.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Natural light is 4.2 abv less carbs cheaper than Bud light better tasting Bud light overrated 9.99 a case 24 vs 18.99 bud light no brainier go Natty light

Jan 25, 2019
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Lord_of_the_Boozehounds from California

5/5  rDev +218.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Definately my go-to beer.It's cheap as dirt and it goes down real easy.I love my craft brew and whiskey every now and then,but on a hot sunny day....YOU CAN'T BEAT OLE NATTY!

Jan 24, 2019
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radiation from Michigan

1.38/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

This is an ephemeral nectar which transports one to a dark carpeted room, with pounding bass and blacklight posters, surrounded by aspiring date rapists.

Jan 12, 2019
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Donaltman3 from Georgia

5/5  rDev +218.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The perfect beer on a hot summer day down south fishing on the big water. Nothing is better. You can pound this stuff ice cold all day long and it
sure beats the hell out of plain ole water! Aiyeeeee!

Jan 10, 2019
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NatsDC1012 from California

1.56/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

Really overly carbobated. Musty flavor and almost stale aftertaste. Very light and easy to drink except for the excessive carbonation. Overall not a bad choice for bottom dollar beer, but would not expect to see this in a glass or drank with dinner. More useful for drinking games and large parties, but most of you probably know that already.

Jan 07, 2019
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Fear4Beer from Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -36.3%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Absolutely disgusting. This is one of the beers that made Europeans laugh at us for decades. It's understandable why they mocked our beers. This beer is best described as mixing water with rubbing alcohol. It is an embarrassment to beer making. If you are drinking this "beer", it should be motivation enough to desire a higher pay grade. Friends don't serve this to friends.

One of the ingredients in this is corn. Freaking corn. No. Just no. Beer should never have corn in it ***throws up***.

Jan 03, 2019
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