Michelob Golden Draft Light | Anheuser-Busch

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Light Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Michelob Golden Draft Light is a premium cold filtered light lager beer that is brewed using a blend of two-row and six-row barley malt, premium American hops and rice to create its smooth, refreshing taste. It also undergoes a longer brewing process to produce a lighter taste, and fewer calories.

Added by kbub6f on 01-24-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,994
Reviews:
109
Ratings:
316
pDev:
35.15%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
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Trade:
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Photo of BrewAskew
3.35/5  rDev +40.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance
Medium straw yellow, one finger head, no head retention

Aroma
Faint aroma of pale malt and grassy hops. Clean and inoffensive

Flavor
Light, clean grains, slight maltiness. Not much hop character to speak of. Seltzer finish

Mouthfeel
Very light and fizzy. Thirst quenching

Overall
What Bud Light wants to be when it grows up; A more nuanced version of an Anheuser-Busch rice-containing light domestic lager

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Photo of cardfan212
2.95/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Look - The white can doesn't do it for me, and the logo using a different font for each word seems too hodgepodged.

Smell - A slight sweetness on a distant wind. Typical light beer smell.

Taste - A little dirtier and more bitter than I usually expect from a light beer. Not that bad.

Feel - Thin body, heavy carbonation. What else would you expect?

Overall - I'll admit, I'm a Miller person normally when it comes to light beer, but this one is up there. Far better than Bud, Coors, and Busch.

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Photo of Brett-729
3/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of SaintTent
2/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of tonyf315
3.75/5  rDev +56.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chilmer
1.29/5  rDev -46%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

Photo of achepil
2.11/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of BEER88
2.08/5  rDev -13%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of dcotom
2.89/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Poured cold from 16-ounce aluminum bottle into a vintage lager flute. Crystal clear pale yellow in color, with a white head that disappeared after only a couple of seconds. Light malts on the nose and palate, with grassy and herbal notes and a little tart cider as it warms. Light in body, good carbonation, crisp finish. Not the worst light lager out there by any means. This has a bit of old-world character that makes it a decent food beer.

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2.06/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Foxman27
2.81/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Jackiestander
3.72/5  rDev +55.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of yat282
1.72/5  rDev -28%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Photo of plaid75
3.43/5  rDev +43.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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2.25/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 2.25

Photo of drahodo
3.49/5  rDev +46%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

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1.25/5  rDev -47.7%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Photo of Caveworm
4.5/5  rDev +88.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Michelob Golden Draft Light | Anheuser-Busch. Poured from the can into a pint glass, this brew's got a two finger thick head, spotty lacing, and a clear light gold body.

Smells like mellower grains and malts.

I taste full-bodied malts and grains, but its pretty light and smooth going down.

Light mouthfeel with mild carbonation.

I'll give Michelob Golden Draft Light | Anheuser-Busch a 4.5. Much more flavorful 99% of light beers I've tried.

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Photo of nicholas2121
4.51/5  rDev +88.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Michelob Golden Draft Light brewed by Anheuser-Busch, with an ABV of 4.10% This brew pours out a nice Light golden amber color with a small white head. Really spotty lacing to this brew, it does stick to the glass. The smell is rich with grains and malts. There are also some faint hops in the smell of this brew. It has the smell of most American light Lager brews on the market. Not saying that is a bad thing. Now for the taste, it is rich and strong with flavors. I really enjoy the flavors in this brew. For being a light brew, it has some balls behind it. Reminds me of a regular brew more than a light brew. You pick up on some nice smooth grians and malts in the taste of this brew. For being a light brew, it has a lot going for it. To me this is what Light brew should taste like. This is a nice bold light bodied brew. There is nothing overpowering about this brew, it has a super nice balance to it. Overall I'm giving Michelob Golden Draft Light a 4.50 out 5. I would definitely look this brew up again givin the chance to. This is one of Anheuser-Busch, best keep brews. If you get a chance to try this brew, look it up and review it as an light brew. This brew is in a limited market you can not get anywhere...
Thank you Anheuser-Busch

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Photo of fthegiants
1.19/5  rDev -50.2%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Photo of M_C_Hampton
1.58/5  rDev -33.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

A: served draught at the brewery in St. Louis, golden straw colored, very little white head, clear

S: water

T: soap, slight grain, water

M: water

O: no wonder I've never seen it before

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Photo of chippo33
4.28/5  rDev +79.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of harpus
2.5/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of yesterdayfaraway
1.43/5  rDev -40.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 1.75

L: slightly darker than water, almost clear
A: pungent raw ingredients
T: almost none
F: like water, easy drinking and not filling.
O: it's cold, and drinkable.

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Photo of DoubleJ
2.82/5  rDev +18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Tapped fresh from the tank at Anheuser Busch, this is one AB product that I cannot find in California. I curiously took the chance I received, even though being in the same family as Natural LIght, Bud Light, and Michelob Ultra are enough to second guess my thought. On to the beer:

To be blunt, Michelob Golden Draft Light kicks the snot out of its "light/ultra" stablemates. It brings a little ray of hope in the form of light grain with a clean finish and no nasty off-flavors. While it wouldn't convince me to come back from the world of porters and hefeweizens, seeing this at a friend's party would be a huge upgrade from the common swill I stumble upon.

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Michelob Golden Draft Light from Anheuser-Busch
Beer rating: 2.39 out of 5 with 316 ratings