Natural Light | Anheuser-Busch

BA SCORE
47
awful
2,099 Ratings
THE BROS
37
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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
Ratings:
2,099
Reviews:
539
Avg:
1.82
pDev:
43.41%
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
431
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 2,099 |  Reviews: 539
Photo of jeffreyhill021
2.03/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of NattyLightBossBoy
5/5  rDev +174.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I have been drinking Natural Light for years now, and I can honestly say it has zero flaws. With its foamy pour and its golden color, it is the most aesthetically pleasing beer on the market. The smell of a freshly opened can of Natural Light is indescribable. The only way to describe it is with an alternate example. Imagine coming home and smelling cookies in the oven..you immediately have an appetite. The same is true with Natural Light; once you smell it, you immediately wish to indulge. When sipped cold, the taste is initially sparkly and grainy, although there is no way to go on describing a perfect flavor. The same is true with a lukewarm Natty (the beer's "nickname", most commonly used by young people but also fun to say as an experienced Natural Light advocate), although I personally prefer it cold, as I do with any fine brew. As for feel, I hesitated before giving it a 5, because I've seen people belch after a hard gulp of Natural Light, but I've also seen people complain about the feel a filet mignon or a lobster tail, and personally I find the feel of Natty to be nothing less than perfect. Overall, Natural Light is my personal favorite brew of any gravity...I would recommend it to all. 5 out of 5!

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Photo of LWagoner
2.39/5  rDev +31.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of nater919
1/5  rDev -45.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of Timc32
1.5/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of BrewNoob1
1.59/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

Photo of LAp
1.25/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Photo of akolb
1.44/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1

Photo of AVbrewski
1.76/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

So watery, its the perfect thirst quencher. Lacking any real taste, best served ice cold. The cheapest beer, but worth the price in bulk. Can drink these all day and not get filled up.

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Photo of potownbill
1.46/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

Photo of maccane
1/5  rDev -45.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of wejohnsn
3/5  rDev +64.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Waveoff
1.64/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 1.5

Photo of samlubman
1.29/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 1

Photo of AxelnAngel
1/5  rDev -45.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Tastes like dirty sink water.

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Photo of Tigerbrau
1/5  rDev -45.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of zachkrauter
1/5  rDev -45.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of zzachm18
3.08/5  rDev +69.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rodbeermunch
1.66/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

This beer is lighter than yellow. It really is more like diluted yellow. So light, this might be the lightest appearance ever. Aroma is totally not beerish, smells of cheap corn and aluminum.

Taste and mouthfeel is just so much water. Super light, even bitter for what it is. There just isn't anything to savor or enjoy. Its a lot of water.

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Photo of duvel1979
1/5  rDev -45.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of Jacob17
1.36/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

Photo of BrewskiBrandon
2/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Superheatnsubcool
1.04/5  rDev -42.9%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1

Photo of acmurphy696
1.11/5  rDev -39%
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 -26.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

Natural Light from Anheuser-Busch
1.82 out of 5 based on 2,099 ratings.
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