Natural Light | Anheuser-Busch

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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:
#46,321
Reviews:
554
Ratings:
2,158
pDev:
46.15%
Bros Score:
1.36
 
 
Wants:
23
Gots:
475
Trade:
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1.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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1.25/5  rDev -26%

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1/5  rDev -40.8%

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1.8/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 1.25

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1/5  rDev -40.8%

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2/5  rDev +18.3%

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1/5  rDev -40.8%

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2/5  rDev +18.3%

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1.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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2/5  rDev +18.3%

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1.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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1.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of metter98
1.78/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1.75

A: The beer is crystal clear and very light yellow in color with a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high bright white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light aromas of corn are present in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has a slight amount of bitterness along with some hints of grain.
M: It feels light-bodied and watery on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The taste of this beer is not very pleasant - it sort of tastes bad like a very skunked beer from a green bottle but what is really disappointing is this came from a can so it wasn't even spoiled by light.

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Photo of biboergosum
2.19/5  rDev +29.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

24oz super can - one dollar and minimal change - one of those crazy things you see at American gas stations, like the one across from my hotel here in downriver Detroit.

This beer pours a clear, pale apple cider colour, with one finger of thin foamy bone-white head, which leaves some barren island group lace specks around the glass as it quickly skips town. It smells of light corn mash, and buttery nail polish remover. The taste is very thin corn graininess, light buttery diacytel, and not much else. The carbonation is present, but restrained, the body thin, watery, and smooth as a bandit. It finishes with an echo of all the nothing you’ve just ‘experienced’.

It’s dirt cheap (which is an insult to dirt, really), and doesn’t exhibit any particular nasty off-flavours, for obvious reasons. The big can sure is stately looking, and just as inherently slick, without any soul. And I just noticed the mention of 'Pilsner' in the label's description, and my own soul died a bit further.

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Photo of BEERchitect
1.4/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Surprisingly, Nati-Light may actually be better than a lot of A-B's beers. Not because it's better tasting beer, it's because the bad flavors are less pronounced here than in many other of their beers. Having said that, this is a bad beer. It has a vague yellow color, overcarbonated and cannot retain a foamstand. Has almost no presence to the nose. Flavors are nill. Slight (and I do mean slight) grain flavor and metalic tones. Everything disapears to a watery gulp. Absolutely nothing in the finish or aftertaste. My advice, drink only when free, and nothing better is within a day's drive.

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1.25/5  rDev -26%

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1/5  rDev -40.8%

Photo of emerge077
2.3/5  rDev +36.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Aug 12 printed on bottom of can, freshness likely doesn't factor in here.

Poured into a pint, it's a pale sickly yellow, close to tea or water. Flimsy lid on the surface that fades to a patchy cirrus skim and no lace. Slow carb trails, a good sign after being in the freezer... to taste the cold, naturally.

Wet grain and sweet apple aroma, like watered down apple juice.

Papery grains and light sweet apple, dull and insipid, dry papery finish, though pretty clean. Astringent if over 35 degrees. When super cold it's not terrible, definitely have had worse. Quenching and non-intellectual.

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Photo of zeff80
1.14/5  rDev -32.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

A - Sadly this is the best part, maybe the pilsner glass helped the appearance, too. It was a light, golden yellow color with a fizzy, white 2+ finger head. No lace.

S - It smelled of adjuncts, corn and a foul sour funk/skunk.

T - It tasted bitter, not a hop bitter, a bad bitter. Corn and adjuncts.

M - It was thin, watery, and weak. A very light bodied beer.

D - A good reminder of why I only drink this at relatives houses.

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1.25/5  rDev -26%

Photo of mothman
1.84/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Poured into pint glass

Pours a half finger of white fizzy head that doesn't last very long. No lace either. Color is an extremely clear light straw yellow. I am having a hard time determining if this is beer or not...

Aroma: Grain and metallic flavors. Very bland. I get some notes of pickles as well.

Taste: Wow, this is horrible stuff. Grain and bland malts. This is worse than boring, it is disgusting.

Mouthfeel: Crisp and dry. Very sticky. Lots of carbonation with an obvious light body. Ends dry and sticky... ugh....

Overall, I am glad I am in college and have an excuse to even try this beer... it is down right nasty. I doubt I will ever buy or drink this again. Light and drinkable, but not for me.

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1.94/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A: Pours a crystal clear pale yellow in color with moderate to heavy amounts of active visible carbonation streaming from the bottom of the glass and some very faint lemon yellow highlights. The beer has a three finger tall foamy bright white head that reduces to a thin film covering the entire surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Very light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light aromas of grainy malts with moderate amounts of corn adjuncts and just a hint of sweetness.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of corn adjuncts and grainy malts with just a hint of grassy hops. Light amounts of bitterness that fades rather quickly.

M: Very light bodied with heavy amounts of carbonation. Crisp but watery.

O: This beer is very easy to drink and is refreshing but is not really interesting enough to want to have another. This would be a good beer for drinking on the beach, especially out of the 24 oz. can.

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2/5  rDev +18.3%

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Natural Light from Anheuser-Busch
Beer rating: 1.69 out of 5 with 2,158 ratings