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 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

Photo of dcotom
2.72/5  rDev +49.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Pale straw-colored pour with a nice white head that dissipates rather quickly, leaving no lacing. Aroma is light, not much character. Notes of corn, a little light malt, and (dare I say it?) a hint of cat piss. Not much flavor, light bodied and a little watery. Some corn sweetness, a surprising bit of bitterness on the finish. Nothing special, but nothing really offensive either. I found this more satisfying than some light lagers.

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Photo of bigal_96
1.65/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

A worse (cheaper) version of bud light. Good for getting drunk if you can handle the watered down and just plain bad taste.

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

Photo of J-Dog86
1.89/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Photo of porters4life
1.92/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Photo of COR8RFAN
2/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of DrewsBrews450
3.21/5  rDev +76.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 0_0
2.27/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Buckyboy
3.76/5  rDev +106.6%
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 -26.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of dag1991
1.25/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Photo of IckyT2012
2.01/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of 54V4G3
1.59/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

Photo of jmg480
1.7/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Photo of MusaJames
2.56/5  rDev +40.7%
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 -23.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

Photo of mustangken02
3.28/5  rDev +80.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MattD93
1.87/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Photo of hegg4345
1.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

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

Awful, stay away from it!

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