Michelob Golden Draft Light | Anheuser-Busch

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BEER INFO

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

Style: 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
Ratings:
300
Reviews:
106
Avg:
2.39
pDev:
35.56%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
47
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 300 |  Reviews: 106
Photo of grahamboudreaux
2/5  rDev -16.3%

Photo of FreshmanPour77
2/5  rDev -16.3%

Photo of Eric908
2.25/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of SlightlyGrey
2.5/5  rDev +4.6%

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

Photo of DarkerTheBetter
2.05/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

This beer came a slightly tan yellow that looked dead and dirty. Smelled of burnt corn and foul earth. Tasted of creamed corn, fried eggs that were left in the pan way to long, old yeast and finished much like I would expect an ashtray to taste like. Mouth feel was medium with light carbonation.

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Photo of leinie13
2.5/5  rDev +4.6%

Photo of doucmehu
1.5/5  rDev -37.2%

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

Photo of SD-Alefan
2.25/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of fuzzcherry
2/5  rDev -16.3%

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 Taybeh
2.98/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

I never drink light beer and almost never drink macros, but I was on a farmhouse porch, summer was coming to an end, I was staring out at the sun setting over rows and rows of corn, and the "crafty" options were all pretty boring so I figured, what the hell. For what it is, it wasn't bad at all...easy, clean, and some good light two-row maltiness.

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Photo of boilermakerbrew
2.55/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured a translucent yellow with a big, foamy head. No retention or lacing. Smells like you typical AAL, except lighter, with the usual cereal grains, and a touch more corn sweetness. Tastes the same as the scent. Corn sweetness is the biggest flavor here, and helps detract from the otherwise fairly bad taste. Very light, not quite as carbonated as other cheap lagers, and easy to drink.

Overall, a regional beer that I think might have success elsewhere outside of the midwest.

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Photo of kplooki
3.75/5  rDev +56.9%

For the style, and cheapness, my favorite one out there. Would much rather drink this in bulk than bud light or miller any day.

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Photo of BigAl18
1/5  rDev -58.2%

Photo of jimmah120
1.69/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

pint on draft for $2

Look is clear pale gold yellow. Smell is faint... boiled/fermented corn, hint of freshly cut grass. Taste is clean, crisp, air. Really not much: grain, malts some cooked corn, hint of grass and a slight foul spoiled flavor. Very light feel; extremely carbonated.

I don't like to unfairly bash beers like this, but this just isn't enjoyable. Halfway decent at times, till the "garbage juice" flavor hits you. For some reason it's huge in the midwest and seems to be at almost every bar I go to. It's always cheap as dirt, but even at a good price it isn't worth it.

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Photo of JLaw55
3/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is a great refreshing, light, crisp beer. As far as Macro goes, this is one of the best and is great for filling a cooler for a summer day.

Would Drink Again: Yes
Would Purchase Again: Yes

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Photo of JackieTH
2.83/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pale yellow and bubbly with a briefly appearing soapy head.

Smell: Muted grain.

Taste: Watery, with hints of grain and a muted background sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Crisp and carbonated.

Drinkability: This beer is not offensive and you can't spend the whole day & night drinking Russian Imperial Stouts can you? Also a perfect compliment to a Bloody Mary. Very easy to drink.

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Photo of ramrod666
1.5/5  rDev -37.2%

Photo of Tballz420
2/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

The only reason i give this beer a 2 is because it is my favorite light beer, if there is such a thing. Its good for young folks drinking it out of a keg. For some reason this isnt sold many places, i was always under the impression it was only in MN, anyways you cant find it very often out of that state. Nothing special by any means.

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Photo of Tertullian007
1/5  rDev -58.2%

Photo of OldhouseRecs
2.5/5  rDev +4.6%

Photo of cmwilliq
2.25/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of yamar68
3.46/5  rDev +44.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Looks pretty boring... pale straw gold with a wisp of carbonation on top.

Creamed corn, muted grassy hops, a bit stale but certainly approachable. It smells rather nice actually.

I'm pretty impressed by the amount of flavor displayed here... there's nothing very impressive but it's cornbread, dried herbs and fresh cut grass.

This is much better than I remember.

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Michelob Golden Draft Light from Anheuser-Busch
2.39 out of 5 based on 300 ratings.
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