Michelob Golden Draft Light | Anheuser-Busch

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Michelob Golden Draft LightMichelob Golden Draft Light
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:
302
Reviews:
106
Avg:
2.39
pDev:
35.56%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
48
For Trade:
1
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2.25/5  rDev -5.9%

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2.25/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of TX-Badger
2.25/5  rDev -5.9%

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

Photo of DaveMiller
2.25/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Oldkentman
2.25/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of AKuehn47
2.25/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of pweis909
2.26/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Neighbor brought some of these over in clear bottles. They are pale yellow in appearance. Not heavily carbonated. No need to worry about skunking, as there is really no hopping. Taste and mouthfeel are smooth, water-like. Drinkable. You may not notice that it is beer.

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Photo of costanzo_mike
2.29/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2

Photo of icefisherman
2.3/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Aside from the almost clear yellow color and it tasting like water I find no reason why anyone would drink this. Granted every one here in MN drinks it like water. about the only good thing i can think of about this beer is the price about $17 for a case of bottles. oh i almost forgot the cool bottle.

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Photo of garymuchow
2.31/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Light malty almost skunky aroma. Full head and fizzy. Pale gold and crystal clear. Light in overall taste, what's there is malt, then light to medium dryness from hops. Very carbonated. Crisp and thirst quenching, just not enough flavor.

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Photo of HopliteMpls612
2.31/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of jsprain1
2.32/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A- Sadly this is just a terrible looking beer. Pale golden. The head was super thick but by the time I raised it to my lips it was gone.
S- Light grains and a weak lightly sweet cracker aroma.
T- The flavor is very mild. It tastes mildly crackery, lightly sweet.
M- Body isn't altogether bad compared to the alternatives in the style. More moderate carbonation than many light lager.
O- Meh. It's about on par with most light lagers. Neither better nor worse than the common conception of the style.

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Photo of mrseano
2.33/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A: Very light straw golden color

S: Not much here. Straw, grain.

T: Refreshing but too bland. Little grain and grass.

M: Very light and watery. Felt like drinking fizzy carbonated, lightly flavored water.

O: Cheap, easy-to-consume but not fun to taste beer. Such low alcohol and taste content that it finishes quickly before you realize it. Did taste better than Bud, however, as I tasted the two alongside each other to compare.

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Photo of iRun2Beer
2.35/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of TheManiacalOne
2.35/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Acquired via trade from cpolking so a big “Thank You” goes out to him. Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light yellow color, with a thin white head that fades very quickly and leaves very little lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains light malts, grain, adjuncts and a faint touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out with some mildly bready flavors of grain and adjuncts. Then a light malt sweetness comes in. The malt character isn’t very faint as you would expect. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly bready.

M: Smooth and a little crisp, light body, medium-to-high carbonation, finish is clean.

O: Not very flavorful, goes down very easily and not filling at all since there isn’t much to the beer, very mild kick, good representation of style at least, typical fizzy yellow light beer.

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Photo of JamesMN
2.35/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Transparent straw. Very light in color. Basically non-existant bright white head.

Aroma: Almost nothing. A little bit of bread.

Taste: Starts with a just a hint of pale malt but turns into corn by then end. No bitterness. Probably one of the least bitter 'pilseners' in the world. Any flavor potential this brew had was ruined by how watered down it is.

Mouthfeel: Super effervescent to the point of being annoyingly fizzy. Very thin. Above average drinkability but drinks like soda water. Basically the same experience as drinking a Coke.

Final Thoughts: While not the worst macro-lager, Michelob Golden Light is definitely low-class. It's the usual choice for frat parties and other mindless drinking activities but has absolutely no place in a now booming beer industry full of such better options.

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Photo of cabelgabel
2.36/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Photo of AlCaponeJunior
2.42/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

For the style it's not bad looking, light tan with a fair head but not much lace.

Smell is subdued without a whole lot of anything specific. Grains and a tinge of lemony citrus.

Taste brings out the citrus a bit more, plenty of grass and grains, and a tinge of sweetness with a dry finish. Body is extremely light and pretty well carbonated.

It's what it is. For the style you can consume it but overall it's nothing you'd want to trade for or mention twice.

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Photo of Mattyb79
2.44/5  rDev +2.1%

Photo of mcrow24
2.45/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

As far as commercial light lagers go this isn't a bad one but it is what it is. Unfortunately for me this is the wife's prefered brew so I have to drink it sometimes. I've become used to drinking this on a hot day where is more of something to keep the throat from getting dry than it is to enjoy drinkning.

On a really hot day and if it is very cold it can be tolerated and even can be refreshing.

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Photo of Iamjeff6
2.45/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Mdog
2.45/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Clear yellow-gold, low head.

Smell: Not much there but not offensive.

Taste: Light sweetened bread.

Drinkability: More drinkable for me than Bud Light which causes an automatic hangover when I drink it.

Snuck home a can from softball, where this beer is probably a close second to Miller Lite for post-game drinking. Not too bad, but I'd rather have Miller.

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Photo of Grady
2.5/5  rDev +4.6%

Photo of Snow81
2.5/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Light yellow, golden!

Smell: Heavy grassy with a hint of a skunk note

Head: big white head, but dies out quickly

Taste: Grassy with a hint of skunk

Weight: very light washes down fast medium carbonation

Finish: Skunk, light grassiness, if you ask me if I want another, no thank you

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Michelob Golden Draft Light from Anheuser-Busch
2.39 out of 5 based on 302 ratings.
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