Natural Light | Anheuser-Busch

BA SCORE
47
awful
2,105 Ratings
THE BROS
37
awful
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Natural LightNatural Light
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:
2,105
Reviews:
540
Avg:
1.83
pDev:
43.17%
 
 
Wants:
23
Gots:
445
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 2,105 |  Reviews: 540
Photo of Buckyboy
3.76/5  rDev +105.5%
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 -26.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of dag1991
1.25/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Photo of IckyT2012
2.01/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of 54V4G3
1.59/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

Photo of jmg480
1.7/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Photo of MusaJames
2.56/5  rDev +39.9%
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 -24%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

Photo of mustangken02
3.28/5  rDev +79.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MattD93
1.87/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Photo of hegg4345
1.75/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of SGT_Gump
1/5  rDev -45.4%
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 +41.5%
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 -21.3%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 2

Photo of emilykeenify
1/5  rDev -45.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Only good as a frat house cheap beer.

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Photo of mikr
1/5  rDev -45.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of Irishman_Scott
1/5  rDev -45.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of BubbleBobble
2.83/5  rDev +54.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of thoglund
1.54/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

Photo of forshamegetit
1.25/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Photo of tgf17
1.44/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

Photo of Wer34truh
1.25/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

I recently, prior to a party, saw a case of this for sale at an outrageously low amount of money. So I rationally thought that what the hell, it's a cheap macro lager - what could be so bad about it?

I'm writing this to let you know this is bad. It tastes like a generic macro lager left out for a few days. The carbonation is so flat, and the mouthfeel so light, that this just feels like slightly worsened dish water. This is not the worst beer I've had, but it's undoubtedly the worst light lager I've consumed - and probably the worst beer under 7% I've had.

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Photo of TinyRicks
1/5  rDev -45.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Sweet Jesus. I love my light beers but this is gotta be the lowest of the lows. Natty Light is what the dollar store would sell if they opened a bootleg back room distillery maintained by the minions.

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Photo of Squire123
2.63/5  rDev +43.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Very light yellow color with very little cap or lace.

Some aroma of grain, it's a clean aroma but faint.

Taste is, well, light. Truth in advertising here. Letting it warm up doesn't improve the taste but doesn't make it any worse either. There is some prickle from the bubbles but no hops that I can detect.

Texture is thin.

Best served cold as a thirst quencher or chasing food.

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Photo of JLK7299
1/5  rDev -45.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Natural Light from Anheuser-Busch
1.83 out of 5 based on 2,105 ratings.
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