Natural Light | Anheuser-Busch

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1.7/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American 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:
#45,119
Reviews:
563
Ratings:
2,196
pDev:
46.47%
 
 
Wants:
27
Gots:
495
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Ratings: 2,196 |  Reviews: 563
Photo of RosieBeezley
4.03/5  rDev +137.1%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 5

This beer is like water in a can, but it is definitely my favorite. I drink beer because I like the taste. And this doesn't get me drunk like a lot of other beers when I drink it at the same pace. Love natty light

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Photo of brownbm94
1.13/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Disgusting.

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Photo of gmark
1.15/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Never had Natural Light before, and seeing it seemed fairly popular around beer tents, I decided to pick up a 30 pack and give it a try. Was stunned upon first tasting it, thinking I was having a bad flashback to when I was sick and getting alca-seltzer. Why did they even call this beer? Its just some fizzy, over carbonated weird water. Day after day, I would try another Natural Light hoping my taste was just off, and maybe it is drinkable. Nope, their is nothing redeeming in that mess. But what really floors me is that some people actually like it!?!? Give me a Bud light any day over natural light. I ended up dumping the rest of the case down the drain. I couldnt stand drinking it any longer.

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Photo of Bubbasdad23
4.47/5  rDev +162.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of blissfulNemo
1.42/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of AZBeerDude72
2.1/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of TangoJuliet
1.53/5  rDev -10%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Photo of MEEK6382
1.75/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of PatrickCT
1.28/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

Looks like a clear soda.
Musty, cooked grain in the aroma and flavor. No hops presence. Overly sweet touch of malt.
Thin body and mouth feel. Fizzy.

Perhaps the worst beer I have had. I don't dislike light lagers, they have their place and some are done well, but this is the pits. Natual Light makes Old Milwaukee taste like an Ayinger.

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Photo of npdevil27
1/5  rDev -41.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of CaveDweller24
4.14/5  rDev +143.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best leisure beer out there imo. You can drain 6 in under 30 minutes and have a great buzz and a manageable hangover. You can drink a whole 12 pack and be pretty messed up without puking. It’s a great grilling beer or party beer. My favorite leisure beer by far. Used to drink bud light and miller etc. but natty is what does it for me. Light and crisp. Not sure that you could ask for a better leisure beer. Cheers. Cavedweller24

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Photo of superspak
3.03/5  rDev +78.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

25 ounce can into lager glass, best before 8/1/2018. Pours crystal clear pale golden yellow color with a 1 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin spotty lace cap that lingers. Slight spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Good appearance. Aromas of cracker, corn, white bread, light biscuit dough, and mild herbal/grassy earthiness. A bit too fruity corn aromas, but not overwhelming. Okay aromas with pale malt/corn and mild earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of cracker, corn, white bread, light biscuit dough, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Mild herbal, grassy, spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of cracker, corn, white bread, light biscuit dough/pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness for a short bit. Solid robustness of pale malt/corn and light earthy hop flavors; with a nice malt/bitterness balance; and zero cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Moderately crisp/clean finishing. Pretty clean on lager flavors, not overly fruity. Light-moderate increasing dryness from lingering bitterness and carbonation. Medium-high carbonation and light body; with a very smooth, fairly grainy, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is okay. Thin/watery, but not too bland of a finish. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.2%. Overall this is an okay pale adjunct light lager. All around solid robustness of pale malt/corn and light earthy hop flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink. Bit too much fruity corn notes, but otherwise met expectations. Clean malt/grain flavors with balancing earthy hops. A fairly enjoyable offering. I've had blander light lagers in the past, this is not that bad.

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Photo of crackerjack57
1.91/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Not the worst light beer but up there

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Photo of cardfan212
1.72/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Drank from a 12 ounce can. Scores are based on the style.

Look - The can looks incredibly cheap, like it was whipped up in Microsoft Paint real quick. The can I was drinking also had a green tab, which was pretty ugly.

Smell - Nothing.

Taste - Nothing. Actual absolute nothing, not even a hint of taste.

Feel - Actually like water. Incredibly thin with almost no carbonation.

Overall - Offensive in its non-substance, but just looking at the package, I knew I wasn't in for a glamorous drink.

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Photo of Humbolt9
3/5  rDev +76.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Ain't nothing wrong with a little natty light from time to time. Not a bad beer. At least better than what I was lead to believe.

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Photo of DigitGrowler
1.75/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Guppy314
1.61/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

From a can, pours as clear straw color with a white thin foamy and quickly dispursing head. Light aroma like corn flakes cereal, but less distinct. Taste like heavily watered down apple juice that has been sturred about four strokes with a hops leaf. There is much better out there.

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Photo of bsager1
4.01/5  rDev +135.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Solid

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Photo of USMC2012-2016
3/5  rDev +76.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Harriet_Nummy
3.17/5  rDev +86.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The thing you drink if you have to

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Photo of QuentinDishaw
1.53/5  rDev -10%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

Photo of SynthetikReality95
4.24/5  rDev +149.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Why did I rate it so highly? Because it doesn't hardly taste like anything. Don't drink this to enjoy beer, drink this after you've had 4 or 5 craft beers already and wanna keep the sesh going but gotta stay on budget. If you've got a good palette, other macro brews will taste so bad you'd rather stay sober... but this one is ideal.

Notes of water, more water, and a hint of grains. Highly carbonated, mouthfeel of sparkling water. Hydrates you but keeps your buzz going, and now comes in 36 packs... what's not to love?

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Photo of dubnation
1.95/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.75

Photo of kboe1313
2.41/5  rDev +41.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

Good beer to session drink with your friends. The taste is minimal, but I actually appreciate the little note of malt sweetness. A 15 pack of these cost 30% less than a 12 pack of bud, miller, Coors. Who wouldn't pass that up?

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Photo of LarrysDeerGut
1.73/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Natural Light from Anheuser-Busch
Beer rating: 1.7 out of 5 with 2,196 ratings