Natural Light | Anheuser-Busch

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BA SCORE
3.5%
Liked This Beer
1.69 w/ 2,115 ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: 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:
#43,775
Reviews:
542
Ratings:
2,115
Liked:
74
Avg:
1.69/5
pDev:
46.15%
Alströms:
1.36
 
 
Wants:
24
Gots:
455
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 2,115 |  Reviews: 542
Photo of acmurphy696
1.11/5  rDev -34.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

This is a bad beer that defines the American mainstream by lacking any real taste or aroma.
It's understandable that providing a distinct aroma or taste may risk offending a drinker (heck, I simply don't like many brown ales, which often have a definite taste and smell), but as Walter states in The Big Lebowski when critiquing nihilism, "Nihilists! ..[Blank] me. I mean, say what you want about the tenets of National Socialism, Dude, at least it's an ethos."

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Photo of brlelievre
1.34/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

Photo of dcotom
2.72/5  rDev +60.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Pale straw-colored pour with a nice white head that dissipates rather quickly, leaving no lacing. Aroma is light, not much character. Notes of corn, a little light malt, and (dare I say it?) a hint of cat piss. Not much flavor, light bodied and a little watery. Some corn sweetness, a surprising bit of bitterness on the finish. Nothing special, but nothing really offensive either. I found this more satisfying than some light lagers.

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Photo of bigal_96
1.38/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

A worse (cheaper) version of bud light. Good for getting drunk if you can handle the watered down and just plain bad taste.

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Photo of Jeremiah_Nelson
1.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of J-Dog86
1.89/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Photo of porters4life
1.92/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Photo of COR8RFAN
2/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of DrewsBrews450
3.21/5  rDev +89.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 0_0
2.27/5  rDev +34.3%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Buckyboy
3.76/5  rDev +122.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Love this beer, it gets addictive....

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Photo of jbf190
1.34/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of dag1991
1.25/5  rDev -26%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Photo of IckyT2012
2.01/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of 54V4G3
1.59/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

Photo of jmg480
1.7/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Photo of MusaJames
2.56/5  rDev +51.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

In an attempt to understand the popularity of this beer in my neighborhood I decided to try one. Pours well into a glass which in hindsight seems ridiculous. CLear light straw color with little head that disappears quickly. My terrible nose picked up a sour like character from the fragrance. Tastes like a water that has gone off, that's all that comes to mind when I drink this beer. Feels like a hard carbonated water, not something I was hoping for. At under $2 for a 24oz It will work but not something I would look forward to.

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Photo of sourlinus
1.39/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

Photo of mustangken02
3.28/5  rDev +94.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MattD93
1.87/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Photo of hegg4345
1.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of SGT_Gump
1/5  rDev -40.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Awful, stay away from it!

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Photo of NorthernMichiganLogan
2.59/5  rDev +53.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Natural Light (A.K.A The bottom of the barrel beer.) When I first turned 21 this was my beer of choice, of coarse. Thus, proving the stereotypes right I guess. Since then my tastes have changed a little. After the Igloo cooler ran a little low after a night of golfing, I bought a few 25oz of this. I had one left over to do this review. The beer pours with a fluffy white head that didn't take long to dissipate. The beer itself was a light straw color that was almost transparent. The beer left no lacing in the glass to speak of, and there were little to no carbonization bubbles. It smelled like that normal American lager smell, sweet corn, grains, and water. The taste is very light. It's almost impossible to taste anything but water. All I can taste is bread, corn, and sweetness. It's not terrible but it's the most light beer that I have ever tasted. The beer is very smooth but that's the sacrifice with the taste. All I can really say about this beer is it's a Slammer Beer. Slam lots of them to get drunk. If someone is looking to enjoy the taste stay away from this beer. I think that's what makes this beer popular to kids. It's cheap, It's beer, and it tastes like water so you can keep slamming them down. I'll buy it again, but it's far from being one of my top beers anymore.

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Photo of Hazen
1.44/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 2

Photo of emilykeenify
1/5  rDev -40.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Only good as a frat house cheap beer.

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Natural Light from Anheuser-Busch
Beer rating: 3.5% out of 100 with 2,115 ratings
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