Natural Light | Anheuser-Busch

BA SCORE
47
awful
2,099 Ratings
THE BROS
37
awful
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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 Dragginballs76
2.94/5  rDev +61.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pours clear golden color decent white head that disappears to nothing.

Smell really not much here some malt stands out faintly.

Taste again not much a little sweet corn taste this is really not meant to be a very flavorful beer.

Feel very clean and crisp.

Overall this is not a very good beer I drink it when it is on sale in the summer and want something I can drink on all day at the beach.

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Photo of msumike89
1.25/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

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

Photo of redbarnbikes
1.77/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of KACK1533
1.06/5  rDev -41.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Wow. My grandmother drinks this. I was out of beer and she offered me one. I poured it into a pilsner glass. The head billows up but then as quickly as it came, it went leaving nothing but, well nothing. There was no lace to be had. The aroma was of corn and metal. Taste was corn and metal with some other chemical that is hard to place. Went down like water because that's what this is, it's water with yellow dye. Went right through me too, I was in the bathroom before long. I don't know how one could drink this beer because it certainly isn't beer, it's one of the last unexplained mysteries of the world. You could drink this all day and not get a buzz.

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Photo of sd123
2/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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

Photo of Zako777
1/5  rDev -45.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of Mtrich08
1.31/5  rDev -28%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

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

Photo of Foyle
2.06/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured from 12 oz can into pint glass

Appearance: a 1" white head falls quickly with some mild lacing. Color is very pale straw, moderate streaming carbonation.
Aroma: mild corn sweetness and grainy aroma.
Mouthfeel: pretty much like mineral water.
Flavor: very little, but some barley sweetness, corn, and a slight hop bite in the finish.
Overall: not offensive, but just very ordinary.

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Photo of Dave_DC18
1.27/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Photo of ThomasMetal75
3.25/5  rDev +78.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Golden, yellow. The beer started with a fairly frothy head, but it died to about a pinky nail in width. I noticed legs on the side of the glass, but they fell fast. No lacing obviously. But this looks just like any other light style lager.

S- Smells just like Busch or Bud Light. It has that Anheuser-Busch adjunct, cooked veggie thing going on. Sweet and grainy too. But it does smell light and refreshing if that makes sense. Stereotypical beer smell overall is what I'm getting.

T- Corn and grains. There is a sweetness that I notice before the beer finishes. The finish is extremely dry. There might be a touch of a malt and an ever so slight bitter finish. But again it's the sterotypical beer taste. Nothing offputting, but it's not foul in anyway.

M- Light and watery, but very crisp, clean, and refreshing. The stuff drinks like water.

Overall this is a fine beer. It's not mind-blowing or life-changing. It's not meant to be any of those things. It's meant to be a cheap beer at a cheap price. And this a great beer to choose if you are short on cash.

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

Photo of toler13
1.33/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.25

Photo of TheDuvvv
1.14/5  rDev -37.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

Photo of bigpepperoninate
4.11/5  rDev +125.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Oh yeah...natty light...the classic Go-To beer for this guy. Let me tell you when I crack a natural light it sounds like Matthew Mark Luke and John from the Bible singing a melody in my ears....straight up beer gospel buddy. Now when I take that first sip....boy oh boy do I get a feeling that I'm living the good life. I'm jumping into a pool of sunshine when i drink this beer. I literally get chills when i take the second sip. by the third sip, im already chugging because i cannot get enough of this delicious beer. Goes down smoother than butter on warm toast. I got a feeling me and natural light are gonna be in a journey together for the long run. Overall, this beer is the Go-to.

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Photo of grich18
1/5  rDev -45.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of AfricanPete14
1/5  rDev -45.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Single-handedly the worst beer I have ever had, this has barely any taste and it reminds me of drinking a can of 4/5ths of water 1/5ths of beer. Natural Ice is by far the better option and they both cost the same so do yourself a favor and do not buy this beer.

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Photo of Yeldarb92
1.04/5  rDev -42.9%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1

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

Photo of BEER88
1.78/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Photo of _drummer_
1.28/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

This is, in my opinion, the epitome of a college party beer. It's cheap and lacking in a lot of what is needed to be a quality beer. I really don't have anything positive to say, so I'll end it here.

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

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

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