Michelob Golden Draft | Anheuser-Busch

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Michelob Golden Draft is a premium, cold-filtered lager beer that is brewed using two-row barley malt, premium American hops and corn to achieve its smooth, full taste.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-22-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
131
Reviews:
35
Avg:
2.76
pDev:
30.07%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
12
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 131 |  Reviews: 35
Photo of jburris64
4.75/5  rDev +72.1%

Photo of chippo33
4.59/5  rDev +66.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of pbrplease
4.25/5  rDev +54%

Photo of mdvatab
4/5  rDev +44.9%

Photo of Jeremiah_Nelson
4/5  rDev +44.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BierStein711
4/5  rDev +44.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Not as bad as other people claim.

Taste: Grainy with a mild hop finish

Smell: Summer-like smell

Feel: Watery, but not too watery.

Look: Typical straw colored pale lager.

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Photo of Ortbalsj22486
4/5  rDev +44.9%

Photo of Beefytits4
4/5  rDev +44.9%

Photo of KC9LDB
4/5  rDev +44.9%

Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.97/5  rDev +43.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is not available in Louisiana, so I had never tried it until 2010 on a trip in Minnesota. I drank this poured from a 12 oz. can. It has a thick, white head and a clear, golden appearance. Carbonation is very high. The aroma is sharp, with a heavy grain/grass aspect. The taste is good, and a good amount of corn(?) can be detected. I noticed a nice hop appeal here, but nothing heavy, of course. Mouth-feel was light and watery, and Michelob Golden Draft finished crisp and refreshing. All in all, I really liked it and wish it was more widely available. NOTE: I'd avoid drinking this in the clear glass bottle as that could allow for spoilage. The can or draft is a safer bet.

RJT

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Photo of Donkster46
3.75/5  rDev +35.9%

Photo of jimmah120
3.74/5  rDev +35.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

One of my favorite cheap lagers... ever.

Look is classic beer commercial yellow, small foamy head with some lacing. Smell is light slightly bitter with grain and cornmeal being the most prominent. Taste is crisp, smooth, refreshing (slightly) malty grain, just a hint of corn, with some skunky hops in the background.

Good "beer" beer. And cheap, too! Plus this stuff, unlike most other cheap lagers, doesn't give me the "cheap beer headaches".

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Photo of COR8RFAN
3.5/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
3.5/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I finally got to try this beer courtesy of a trade with arvjunk. Thanks Ankur!

12oz can served in a Michelob pilsner glass.

L - clear yellow color with a white head that totally vanished in a minute or less.

S - grainy malt

T - the taste is grainy, mostly corn but it does have a slight bitterness to it before finishing grainy sweet.

F - light bodied with a crisp, refreshing feel.

D - a real easy drinking beer for when you just want 'a beer'.

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Photo of cokes
3.45/5  rDev +25%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Straw golden with a tight fleeting white foam leaving nothing to indicate it was ever there.
Grain husk and cornmeal aroma with a dash of powdered sugar sweetness.
A brief graininess signals its entrance in the mouth. Here, it switches quickly to cornbread, with that same powdered sugar dusting. Fairly vapid through the middle with some residual sweetness. Hopping is nearly non-existent, but a dry grassiness adds phantom traces of late bitterness.
Not as fizzy or insubstancial as many American Macro lagers. The CO2 is geared down a notch, giving the body a tad bid more heft than most.
All in all, this is a solid version that a touch beefier and sweeter than the majority of its peers.

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Photo of Bighuge
3.42/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pale clear yellow. Slight off white head. Lace is negligible. Aroma is soft maltiness and barley. Pretty decent. On the palate, the malts are clean, sweet and grainy and the overall taste is balanced. The mouthfeel is not as fizzy as some macros, which is good. And the body is pushing above medium slightly. Good macro.

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Photo of BEERME528
3.38/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A slightly above average macro beer all around. It has a very light color and I cannot comment on the foam content or smell as I drank from the bottle. The taste however wasn's out of this world, but was refreshing and not too bad. I would have no problem drinking this if I found it at family gatherings and what not.

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Photo of mynie
3.37/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pretty darn good Macro, easily the best AB beer around.

Dark gold with a nice head that doesn't stick around very long. Rich smell of deep malt. Nice but not complex in the least.

Tastes incredibly smooth. Very malty. Strong taste of wheat (not wheatmalt, just wheat...like bread) followed up by a surprising dose of hops in the back.

Goes down very smooth. Solid body. Not way too carbonated like most AB beers.

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Photo of ZAP
3.35/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It might just be me, but I don't think this is bad at all. it tastes on the sweeter side to me when compared to the other american lagers..almost a little syrupy feel to it. If someone else was buying I'd drink these...if you like sweeter style beers this might be the Macro of choice for you

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Photo of goindownsouth
3.3/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

While I am not the biggest fan of American lagers, this is not a bad beer. Well balanced so it can go with just about any kind of food...or no food at all. Worth a try and, if nothing else, econimical. Prost!

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Photo of pcsnyder
3.25/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of BeerBob
3.06/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Michelob Golden Draft pours a light clear amber from a 12oz clear glass bottle with a twistoff cap. Head of white foam with fine bubbles went to over two fingers before going down to a firm ring of foam with a broken cap of very fine foam. Lacing is is in a good amount and clings well to the sides of my beer glass.

Nose is of damp sweet grains and a few whiffs of alcohol, not a lot, but in small amounts. Palate is an up front sweet grain that is immediately overcome with the bittering of hops and reinforced with the bight of carbonation.

A clean and clear “Draft Beer” that is well suited for a new place in the global macro beer market.

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Photo of badbeer
3/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a clear, straw like color with a finger width white head that ran away and left no lacing. Creamed corn smell, hint of alcohol or boozy smell. Creamed corn perceived again, straw, a bit of graininess, no hop presence. Light bodied, highly carbonated. Pretty drinkable I suppose, it goes down pretty easy, but it's just not that great.

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Photo of pat61
3/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

There is nothing grossly offensive about this beer there just is not much there - not much aroma, not much hop, pours brilliantly clear, balanced and crisp, thin body, fizzy.

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Photo of sgttibbs
3/5  rDev +8.7%

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