Michelob Golden Draft Light | Anheuser-Busch

Michelob Golden Draft LightMichelob Golden Draft Light
BA SCORE
7.9%
Liked This Beer
2.38 w/ 303 ratings
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
Ranking:
#43,684
Reviews:
106
Ratings:
303
Liked:
24
Avg:
2.38/5
pDev:
35.71%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
48
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 303 |  Reviews: 106
Photo of jpuetz
2/5  rDev -16%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
2.98/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

I'll start this review off by saying that this is the quintessential light beer. Why? It has flavor, is unoffensive, and is even a bit creamy. I'll grab a Michelob Golden Light almost any time I feel like a beer, but not a BEER beer, you know? Great with tuna sandwiches, pizza, hamburgers, casseroles, spaghetti... anything. Next to water I drink Michelob Golden Light the most, especially with meals. And after a lawn mowing session or snow scooping session? Only beer that beats that is Rolling Rock, my friends.

But alas, I must dissect one of my favorite beers...

Appearance (2.5) - Foamy white two finger head that recedes to 1 finger within a minute and then slowly eats away to a ring. The body is very clear, pale straw to almost water.

Smell (2.5) - Musty grains, sweet corn, metallic vegetable, small hint of overly ripe bananas and sliced pineapple at the end.

Taste (3) - A rush of corn and mild barley notes hits first, with some grassy notes and a little bit of malted banana at the end. There is a sour funk to it that the original Light does not have, however it's easy to drink.

Mouthfeel (3.75) - Super carbonated, a touch of smooth, and ends faintly semi-dry. Just right for its style.

Overall - Again, on average I probably drink more Michelob Golden Light than any other beer from any other brewer. I buy this in the cases. It's just so easy, grab it and don't think, it's just great with anything...and flavorful, everything is just right. It is, in my opinion, the ideal light beer.

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Photo of tbone1384
2.8/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Redrover
1.8/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Sampled at the International Falls, MN Country Club.

The beer pours a very pale yellow with a large chemically looking head. No lacing.

Hardly any aroma at all, if you strain you may bet a bit of grass or hay.

Taste is slightly better. A bit of sweetness and the faintest whisper of grains. Hops are virtually nonexistent.

Thin mouth that the carbonation can not over come. Drinkable in a pinch., but there must be something better on about any beer list.

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Photo of Herky21
1.75/5  rDev -26.5%

Photo of bnes09
2.5/5  rDev +5%

Photo of BigBry
2.5/5  rDev +5%

Photo of Fargrow
1.75/5  rDev -26.5%

Photo of Iamjeff6
2.45/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of tylerstravis
2.25/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 2.25

Photo of MNBeerGeek
1/5  rDev -58%

Photo of bsp77
1.76/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Serving glass: Poured from can into Pint glass.

Appearance: Clear golden with a surprisingly sustained stark white bubbly head. That said, the strange neon cast to the color is distracting.

Smell: Muted grainy malts with lots of corn. Slight hay and spice.

Taste: Very little, mostly sweet grains (corn) with a small hay-like balance. virtually no hops.

Feel: High carbonation, very light body. Too much like carbonated water.

Drinkability: Not worth it.

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Photo of lemmy187
2.92/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pretty solid for a light macro.

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Photo of jsprain1
2.32/5  rDev -2.5%
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 herman77
2.19/5  rDev -8%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Clear straw yellow with a white head that dies off quickly. No lacing.

S: Sweet water and light cereal grains. Smells like a light beer.

T: Not much of a taste. A light grainy sweetness and thats about it. Nothing repulsive.

M: Thin, light, watery. Higher carbonation. No surprises here.

O: Very easy to drink. Probably the beer I've had the most out of all other BMC beers. It is refreshing.

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Photo of bigbeers84
2/5  rDev -16%

Photo of DaftPatrick
2/5  rDev -16%

Photo of Cramerican
2.5/5  rDev +5%

Photo of MattMorin
2.25/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of TastyTaste
1.8/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This stuff is marketed heavily in Minnesota, and the upper midwest (in fact, i think it is only distributed here). It is clear gold, with a white head. i drank it out of it's unique paneled bottle. It's very bland and non-intrusive. A little malt, an absence of hops, still it watery tasting, and not worth your while.

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Photo of rye726
1.63/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Not too bad for a light macro. This pours a clear yellow with the average macro head. Lots of carbonation bubbles. Nose and taste and very grainy with a bit of ricey hops. The body is also very light. Too much carbonation to enjoy. This stuff doesn't have much going on, but it is not too bad either.

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Photo of Eaglefan344
2.5/5  rDev +5%

Photo of hardy008
1.81/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Reviewed from notes.

Pours pale yellow with a thin white head which disappears quickly. Smells of light grain, a little bit of hops, and not much else. Taste just like it smells. Light grain, and small hop presence. Mostly tastes watered down.

Light bodied, a lot of carbonation, no real aftertaste. Nothing here which merits trying this again. I had this at a holiday get together with the relatives, and decided to try it.

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Photo of NilocRellim
2/5  rDev -16%

Photo of BeerWithMike
4/5  rDev +68.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampling right now on 3/5/14. Had this one a few times before. It's a Mid-West brew and never seen it back in Florida. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured into a handled glass stein.

Pours a lighter-yellow in color with a small fizzy white head that settles down to mostly the sides of the glass.. Not much of a aroma actually, just some grain with light hops. Carbonation is above normal but not bad. Taste was about the same but is a little on the watery side but I like this one and not a fan overall for Bud products.

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Michelob Golden Draft Light from Anheuser-Busch
Beer rating: 7.9% out of 100 with 303 ratings
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