Natural Light | Anheuser-Busch

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Missouri, United States

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.

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Reviews: 579 | Ratings: 2,238
Photo of Navin-Johnson
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.

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Photo of Mark-Leggett
2.6/5  rDev +65.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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

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Photo of Beermotor
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.

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Photo of Dugz
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 ^___^

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Photo of DaveyCream
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.

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Photo of Spencerh3
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.

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Photo of HalBrenner
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.

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Photo of big_munee_salvia
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.

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Photo of Buckeye55
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.

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Photo of Labattfan
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

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Photo of Lord_of_the_Boozehounds
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!

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Photo of radiation
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.

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Photo of Donaltman3
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!

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Photo of NatsDC1012
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.

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Photo of Fear4Beer
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***.

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Photo of PMakowski
2.19/5  rDev +39.5%
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 BeerBobber
2.85/5  rDev +81.5%
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 jkblr
2.94/5  rDev +87.3%
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 beersampler6
2.02/5  rDev +28.7%
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 KarlDK1990
3/5  rDev +91.1%
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 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 +177.1%
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 depechemode1983
1.94/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours out a light straw yellow. Head has very little retention and leaves no lacing.
Metallic twang in the nose with a hint of grains and sweet corn.
Taste is a bit grainy. Corn is faint. It is mostly watered down.
Mouthfeel is sharp and bubbly. Sparking mineral water zone.

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Photo of Cholla
3.93/5  rDev +150.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It’s not that bad at all. Buy a thirty pack and have one or two for every meal or after yard work. Very crushable. You can enjoy them all day long and still not feel full. Definitely one of my favorite beers. Cheers.

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Photo of RosieBeezley
4.03/5  rDev +156.7%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 5

This beer is like water in a can, but it is definitely my favorite. I drink beer because I like the taste. And this doesn't get me drunk like a lot of other beers when I drink it at the same pace. Love natty light

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Photo of gmark
1.15/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Never had Natural Light before, and seeing it seemed fairly popular around beer tents, I decided to pick up a 30 pack and give it a try. Was stunned upon first tasting it, thinking I was having a bad flashback to when I was sick and getting alca-seltzer. Why did they even call this beer? Its just some fizzy, over carbonated weird water. Day after day, I would try another Natural Light hoping my taste was just off, and maybe it is drinkable. Nope, their is nothing redeeming in that mess. But what really floors me is that some people actually like it!?!? Give me a Bud light any day over natural light. I ended up dumping the rest of the case down the drain. I couldnt stand drinking it any longer.

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Natural Light from Anheuser-Busch
Beer rating: 1.57 out of 5 with 2,238 ratings