Michelob Golden Draft Light

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Missouri, United States
Light Lager
Ranked #131
Ranked #30,151
2.43 | pDev: 34.98%
Sep 13, 2022
Jan 24, 2002
Notes: 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.
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Reviewed by Lucular from Maryland

2.28/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25
16 oz draft pour at a Twins game. I was intrigued by the first sip, which showed this beer is more flavorful than and superior to Bud Light. However, a few sips in my interest dropped to near zero. Ultimately it's still a watery light beer with hints of barley malt. And maybe hops. Maybe not. Who can say?
Sep 13, 2022
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Reviewed by jkblr from Indiana

3.48/5  rDev +43.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
16oz aluminum can purchased at Busch Stadium and consumed from the bottle. Smells vaguely beery. The taste is very light malt, a hint of orchard fruit and lightly tart. No real bitterness or hop presence. Very light bodied with high carbonation and a mostly dry, fairly clean finish. Overall, ok, but I'd rather have bought a 30 pack of Hamm's for the money...
Jul 09, 2022
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Rated by Austin15l

4.74/5  rDev +95.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
It's a good tasting beer, the new can looks good!
Apr 11, 2022
Rated: 2.64 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Feb 14, 2022
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Reviewed by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

1.19/5  rDev -51%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25
12oz bottle eb Oct 22/22 into a 12oz Becher.
L: Pours light radiant clear yellow w a thin white head going quickly to edge foam, lite carbo, no lacing.
S: Corn, grains, clean & simple.
T: Grains, a hint of caramelized malts, lite bitterness, adjunct waft at finish. Does not taste well-blended.
F: Lightly brisk, cola-like, clean, somewhat smooth, lite bodied, fast lightly dirty finish that is a little dry.
O: It is slightly more rich than other light AAL beers in this style but the taste of this beer does not appeal to me. Esp the adjunct flavors in the finish. I believe there are other better tasting and more satisfying beers in this style that should be sought out.
Nov 18, 2021
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Reviewed by wl2bill from Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev +33.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
My second favorite light beer. Beats out Natural Light (my #3) for better body and smoother finish in my opion. Beats Miller, Coors and Bud lights hands down. For the record Lienenkugals Light is my #1.
Nov 13, 2021
Rated: 3.17 by hybridnoisebloom from Wisconsin

Oct 06, 2021
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Reviewed by defunksta from Wisconsin

3.84/5  rDev +58%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Appearance: Pours a completely clear, light, pale golden color with a mild white head. SRM of 5-6. (3.75)

Aroma: Mild to moderate aromas of pale malts, white bread, malts, some white adjuncts on teh finish, but has a full-bodied aroma.

Flavor: Mild flavors of pale malts, white cracker, lots of yeast. A smooth light honey malt sweetness on the end, but also finishes dry. Finishes smooth.

Feel: Medium to light bodied. Strong carbonation, A smooth malt sweetness on the end.

Compared to Miller Light 7/29/21: Pours a slighty lighter color. More cracker and dry yeast aromas. Less corn and adjunct malts. Dryer, and cleaner.

Overall: Better than I expected for a light adjunct lager. This one drinks with a nice balance of carbonation, yeast, and sweet malts on the finish. A pretty nice light beer. Hard to beat Miller Light in a beer contest, but this one was pretty good. (Final Rating: 3.84)
Jul 30, 2021
Rated: 2.5 by TylerJ from Iowa

Nov 07, 2020
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Reviewed by gatornation from Florida

3.6/5  rDev +48.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a clear light golden yellow color. Smell is grain and barley wth some malts. Taste has slight hops with some grassy notes cracker bread malts . Mouth feel is crisp and refreshing its an AAL so to style very tasty crisp and drinkable .
May 16, 2020
Rated: 2.75 by Dovers from Wisconsin

Mar 24, 2020
Rated: 2 by craigbelly from Iowa

Aug 05, 2019
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Reviewed by wmscottsimpsonjr from Missouri

2.7/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
Light straw. Smallest hint of light malt on the nose. Same in the flavor. Wow, that's a boring beer. Slightest spice. Technically refreshing but so is water.
May 26, 2019
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Rated by superwho24 from Arkansas

4.15/5  rDev +70.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Smells like biscuits. Mouthfeel is crisp and cold
May 02, 2019
Rated: 3 by Zenboy99 from Wisconsin

Apr 19, 2019
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Reviewed by Darkmagus82 from Texas

3.2/5  rDev +31.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
Poured from can into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer is pours a light golden color with a billowy white head of fizzy foam. The head fades very fast to leave a light level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is light overall, but consists of some cracker and bread as well as a bit of corn and caramel sweetness. There is a little bit of light hop as well as some light papery aromas.

Taste – The taste begins light and crisp with a cracker and lightly corn and caramel sweetened taste. The tastes are light upfront (appropriate for a light brew) and continue so throughout. There is a little loss of sweetness as the taste advances and along with some increases in a grassy hop and a little bit of grainy malt flavor, one is left with a light and crisp taste to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is quite light and thin with a carbonation level that is high. For the light brew style the feel is great and makes this an easy drinking session style brew overall.

Overall – For the style this is a rather decent light adjunct. Not super flavorful, but low cal, easy drinking, crisp, and sessionable.
Apr 14, 2019
Rated: 2.95 by MrJesseACohn from Minnesota

Mar 29, 2019
Rated: 3 by mngermanshepherd from Minnesota

Mar 19, 2019
Rated: 3.6 by Ryan_Hosford from Illinois

Feb 26, 2019
Rated: 2.5 by Dardel from Missouri

Jan 16, 2019
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Reviewed by SB2017 from Iowa

1.7/5  rDev -30%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75
Smells distractingly of moscato and tennis balls. Looks like pale clear straw, no head. Tastes like sparkling water. This is why you never drink light beer.
Dec 30, 2018
Rated: 2.42 by adosen01 from Minnesota

Dec 11, 2018
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Reviewed by Skywave from Oklahoma

3.35/5  rDev +37.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Medium straw yellow, one finger head, no head retention

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

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

Very light and fizzy. Thirst quenching

What Bud Light wants to be when it grows up; A more nuanced version of an Anheuser-Busch rice-containing light domestic lager
Oct 30, 2018
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Reviewed by cardfan212 from Minnesota

2.95/5  rDev +21.4%
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.
Oct 28, 2018
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Oct 17, 2018
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Sep 24, 2018
Rated: 1.29 by Chilmer from Iowa

May 24, 2018
Rated: 2.11 by achepil from Canada (ON)

Apr 08, 2018
Rated: 2.08 by BEER88 from North Carolina

Mar 25, 2018
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Reviewed by dcotom from Iowa

2.89/5  rDev +18.9%
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.
Mar 21, 2018
Rated: 2.06 by Richie_C_Johnson from Minnesota

Mar 06, 2018
Rated: 2.81 by Foxman27 from Iowa

Feb 21, 2018
Rated: 3.72 by Jackiestander from Minnesota

Dec 05, 2017
Rated: 1.72 by yat282 from Minnesota

Oct 09, 2017
Rated: 3.43 by plaid75 from New York

Sep 12, 2017
Rated: 2.25 by tylerstravis from Colorado

Jul 27, 2017
Rated: 3.49 by drahodo from Missouri

Jul 22, 2017
Rated: 1.25 by WaveDragon from Minnesota

May 18, 2017
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Reviewed by Caveworm from Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +85.2%
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.
May 07, 2017
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Reviewed by nicholas2121 from Ohio

4.51/5  rDev +85.6%
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
May 07, 2017
Michelob Golden Draft Light from Anheuser-Busch
Beer rating: 59 out of 100 with 337 ratings