Natty Daddy (8%)
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Style:
Lager - Malt Liquor
Ranked #71
ABV:
8%
Score:
59
Ranked #49,302
Avg:
2.45 | pDev: 38.37%
Reviews:
163
Ratings:
365
From:
Anheuser-Busch
 
Missouri, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  19
Gots
  93
SCORE
59
Awful
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Greywulfken from New York

2.73/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Grabbed a Natty Ice and this - the Ice was terrific but this was not - runs a little sweet, a little syrupy - kind of akin to a Colt 45, but less sweet and lighter- bodied - so better than that but too much like corn syrup for me

Aug 06, 2020
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josh4ff from Indiana

2.14/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Not focused on bringing a large flavor to the table - there is nothing hidden on the first sip. It is a dull, unimaginative drink. However, it is extremely inexpensive and knows its place. Unlike other beers at its price point, it does not try to be any more than it is: a cheap, high ABV drink.

Jul 10, 2020
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NATTYFATTY

2.19/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Natty Daddy beer is focused on ABV, that's it. The large cans you can buy are 8% APV, while each can from the 15 pack is 8% APV each. You decide which fits you best.

The flavor is irrelevant. I do recommend you drink them cold though.

I will warn you, if you drink over 8 of these and have something to eat, your likelihood of throwing up is increased.

Enjoy! The hangover is nothing compared with hard liquor.

May 23, 2020
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Scott_G_Fisher

2.9/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

One of the low budget beer choices that is focused on ABV rather than taste. Less palatable than similar high gravity malt liquor choices (Edge, Steel Reserve 211, etc.), but to be expected for lower price. Advantage is the can is 25 oz, so more volume for price. I recommend in a pinch with no other choices.

Jan 17, 2020
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hoptheology from South Dakota

2.23/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Time to put another notch in my belt.

16 oz killer blue whale can, 8% hammer blow.
Zildjian glass.

An ass-end-up pour yields a straw/Blonde color with a loosely knit head of 3 fingers receding to a thin ring with sparse-to-nonexistent lacing.

Aroma is of hay, tin, wet grain, corn, and slight funky apple.

Flavor has errors all over the place. Ha. First off is the DMS - the heavy buttered kettle corn that has sat in the sun for a day, surely not boiled off enough because production demands it; followed by some dusty grain coupled with fruity esters; and finally - an overwhelming ethanol and nail polish remover from a sweating fermentation gone awry. The apple jacks-like sweetness redeems it somewhat but overall a very poor execution with tons of flaws.

Feel is crisp and clinging, with a moderate to heavy carbonation. Alcohol burn and sting at the back end.

Despite this being advertised as somewhat of a cow killer, the 8% anomaly doesn't really phase me much as most of the beers I drink in the form of Double IPAs and Imperial Stouts are around that area. I've got 5 more cans to throw at someone, simply because we bought it as a gift for a lake party and even they didn't want it, lol.


My honest opinion here - if you're on here and not technically a "Beer Advocate" who enjoys craft beer for the art of it, but is here looking at reviews because you're curious, get something like Redd's Wicked Apple Ale or any type of fruity shit that will do the same thing and taste better. If you want the beer taste, stick with a 40 oz malt liquor like Colt 45 or Cobra, or smash a bunch of High Life and Pabst. This stuff is quite awful and does no one any favors.

Oct 27, 2019
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SilverSolver from Michigan

3/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I feel a little guilty giving anything 3s across the board, because it looks like I didn't think about it at all. I did, though, and this really earns 3s in my book in all categories. Also, I'm comparing only within its category. It doesn't look exceptional, or look terrible. It doesn't smell, taste, or feel exceptional, but likewise not terrible. It is dead in the middle. This stuff is the definition of average. I don't buy it, but I get it gifted to me occasionally by my wife and daughter who think it's hilarious because it says "daddy" on the can. (Nice work, marketing people.) I don't really spend much time looking at this; generally it's a can chugger. The smell is very much as expected for the style, as is the taste. To me, this tastes a little blander than some others in its category, but it's not beer-poured-on-coins offensive like some claim. The mouthfeel to me is too thin, but it's better than others in the style. When I'm buying, I buy something else. When I'm gifted this, I'm not disappointed. It's not bad beer. It's not great beer. It's just beer. Sometimes, I'm perfectly OK with that.

Sep 04, 2019
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gromme from South Carolina

2.93/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

Having investigated all that the craft world has to offer, I have recently returned to explore the world of cheap beers, a terrain I left all too soon after starting to drink. My eagerness to test whether cheap beers are really as bad as craft connoisseurs allege led me to buy a 12-pack of Natty Daddys for under $7 at my local beer store. At such a low price and with an impressive ABV of 8%, this was truly the best bang for my buck.

Let me tell y'all, a lot of snobbery is behind the ratings on this site, much as I appreciate the collective wisdom to be found here. True, this beer isn't great, but it also isn't bad. The taste is subtle and unremarkable, with flavors of corn and butter predominating. Nothing "putrid." Feel is smooth, bordering on slimy - my biggest criticism. More carbonation or bite would be an improvement.

At the end of the day, though, it's a drinkable, non-offensive beer with an ABV to challenge craft IPAs and stouts and is cheap as shit. If nothing else, buy a 12 pack to store in your fridge for those occasions when you're too hammered to care about the taste or "mouthfeel."

Aug 26, 2019
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SAUbrewcrew from Michigan

2.09/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25

This was only made for two reasons. First to get some one drunk really easily and to do it very inexpensively. You can purchase a 25 oz can around here for $1.09 usd and it’s abv is 8%. Ig has a strong AAL beer/alcohol flavor. Nothing great at all really about the drink. But if you’re looking for a fast, cheap buzz go ahead and purchase a few.

Jul 26, 2019
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ScaryEd from New Hampshire

2.42/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.25

Drank straight from the 25 oz can while driving because YOLO.

Smells like corn and grain with a slight idea of alcohol and an even slighter idea of hops.

The taste is about the same. Lots of grain and corn with a modestly hoppy finish.

The feel is surprisingly good. Relatively smooth. The booze is present but only just. Easy to drink.

Overall, it's basically what you'd expect for a beer called "Natty Daddy". It's Natty Ice on steroids. If you want a cheap buzz, this is exactly the beer you should drink. If you want a decent flavor, there is definitely better malt liquor available. Gotta finish this review I hear sirens behind me.

Jun 19, 2019
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Tripel_Threat from Michigan

3.63/5  rDev +48.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

One of the better malt liquors out there, certainty at the price. Sweet corn and grain flavors cover a big, boozy backbone that strips the palate. Forget West Coast IPAs, this guy is a real palate wrecker. Once you're at the bottom of a 25 oz can, though, you really don't care.

Jun 11, 2019
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Buckeye55 from North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Good points are that it comes in a 25 oz can and it's cheap. It's also easy to pound, but has to be cold, real cold. Otherwise unremarkable, would not recommend it, comes in dead on halfway between poor and average.

May 17, 2019
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jkblr from Indiana

2.48/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

25oz can stamped 19062 (about 3 months old) poured into a wheat beer glass at fridge temp 8% ABV. The beer pours bright golden straw yellow in color with off white head. The head recedes to a thin ring and leaves a little lacing. The aroma is sweet faint grain and creamed corn. The taste is slightly sweet up front rolling into barely tart, metallic slightly bitter weird aftertaste. The mouthfeel is medium to thin bodied, well carbonated and oily, soapy & buttery in the finish. Overall, not so good. There are far superior alternatives for your after work on a budget buzz. Steer clear.

May 16, 2019
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8k7k6k5k4k from California

2.43/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

For only $1.60 at my local liquor store, it isn't half bad if you're looking for something to get a pretty good buzz on. This one is good for something to buy at the end of the week on a Friday or something perhaps. :)

This wasn't the worst "lager" I've ever tasted. I'd say the worst one so far would have to be "Bud Light Platiunum". Either way, this is a good buzz maker if you're on a budget and provides a satisfactory "watery and lagery flavor".

Apr 13, 2019
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TPA_Grunge_97 from Florida

1.28/5  rDev -47.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

This has to be one of the worst tasting beers I've ever tried. I bought one of the 25oz chode cans at the gas station for $2 on a whim. I couldn't even finish half of it.

Mar 27, 2019
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Livyatan1996 from Missouri

2.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

another gas station story. dumped into a pint glass super cold, it's bright yellow and see through but pulled up a nice thick head thats got a lot of lacing and residual cap. pretty inviting right now honestly. taking a whiff gives you a sweet kick, lucky charms without the fun kinda thing. hint of some other funky thing going on, but in the end this hardly has an aroma at all. thats fine probably. taste is initially the same, cereal grains and water but after a few drinks theres a distinct taste of a roll of change sitting in this glass. guess i should've drank it faster.

Mar 14, 2019
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IronLover from Pennsylvania

2.58/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bought this at a Sheetz convenience store in suburban Pittsburgh in a whim. While knew that you could buy booze in a convenience store in PA. That' s kinda of a big deal. Anyway...this brew cost about a buck and a half and was yellow in color with a lightly viscous appearance. Poured with a moderate soapy white foam with medium low retention. Sweet corn and cereal aromas with light boozy aromas. No hop aromas. Medium light bodied with medium high carbonation  and light warmth near the finish. Corn cereal sweetness followed by super light acidic bite. Sweet corn cereal taste with light acidic bitterness. Finished  crisply with corn cereal notes. Generally sweet, with cereal sweetness. Light and very sweet. A dangerously boozy, very sweet beer.

Mar 10, 2019
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beersampler6 from Michigan

2.92/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

This actually wasn’t that bad, for what it is - a larger-volume, higher ABV cheaper beer designed to give you a quick buzz. Pours a clear lighter golden color with some rapidly fading white head but actually had a little lingering spotty lacing. Smells mainly of malt, sweet corn and grain. Tastes similarly, and the aftertaste is even sweeter. Not quite cloyingly so. Smooth thin mild mouthfeel, not much depth. Good carbonation. Easy to drink quickly despite the higher ABV.

Mar 05, 2019
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Bsimpson91 from Georgia

5/5  rDev +104.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A beer thats all about the buzz.
Natty Daddy is one of those malt liquors that is geared towards giving you a good high and it does that task well. If achievement of a nice little buzz wasn't in mind, then why high-light it in red on the can? Yea, exactly...Let's start with the presentation. Bright blue huge ass can 25oz. Looks like one of those shitty energy drinks all the young punks are addicted to. This isn't your teenagers energy drink though. It's something ready to smack the hell out you. That's what the can seems to be saying to me. Now for the smell, or the lack there of. Not a lot of aroma to me. Run of the mill American lager smell. Bready, yeasty malt. Here's what you want to know.What does it taste like? Well, not much. First hits your pallet with that typical white bread and yeasty goodness like all Adjuct lagers. This daddy progresses into a narly metalic wang with a tad of nail polish remover. In the middle you get a rush of sweetness with a slight evaporation on the tounge. The sweetness is that sugar alcohol kind. Much like putting a artificial sweetener in your mouth. Its not a noticeable effect when your halfway down the can. There is no resolve finish to this beer. To really sum it up, this beer tastes like any Bud, Miller, Coors or Pabst with the exception that it has a alcoholic wang to it. There is no burn. Moving on to the feel. Natty Daddy is relatively light and easy going. Drinks much like a light beer. Slightly viscous with a good carbonation. It is smooth. Overall, This is not my favorite style of beer. I don't enjoy these lagers and definitely don't purchase them for the flavor. The flavor is bland. My soul purpose of buying this beer is to get hammered. Sounds immature, but in reality thats what it was made for. I rate these beers with all 5s because its not made to be fussed over. Its made to have a cheap thrill. Apparently some reviewers dont get that.

Feb 26, 2019
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PMakowski from New Hampshire

3.02/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

25 Oz Can poured into glass
Look - fairly standard gold color with a medium foam head and tons of bubbles
Smell - Musty grains, some corn or rice sweetness. A little metallic. Not great.
Taste - smoothest of any malt liquor I've had. It just has very little bite and the alcohol isn't that big of a factor in the taste. Flavors are of crisp mountain water, grains, and some sweetness. It's not that sweet though, which was my complaint about Hurricane HG. Carbonation is high. Body is medium.

Overall, i would prefer a bit more flavor, like hop extract perhaps but it's a good bargain for buzz. Grade is a B-

Feb 24, 2019
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2DankFrank from Minnesota

2.48/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This is not a malt beverage to be savored; this is a tool of intent. It is akin to "I'm in the mood for vodka, but I don't feel like making a drink."

It's an inexpensive way to get ethanol into your bloodstream, but it does have a price in the form of elevated liver enzymes and the social ramifications of being seen making the purchase.

If you are feeling brave enough to drink this in front of company, chances are you've already snuck a few into your system and are in IDGAF mode. Best served after everyone else is drunk, and preferably in a dark room, or in a glass that was stored in your freezer so you prevent yourself from tasting it and no one can see what you're actually drinking.

Feb 14, 2019
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Geelawn from Connecticut

1.68/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

The label screams you’ll go 0 to sixty for a buck and some change. Daddy is a menace and there is nothing else to call this. Daddy. Smells like a locker room. Tastes like the belt that hit you as a kid. Feels like regret. The quickest way to survive in the elements is to chug a tall Daddy. I explicitly drink this when chopping wood. Daddy will fuck you up.

Jan 18, 2019
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Cholla from New Jersey

5/5  rDev +104.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

It is very smooth. The alcohol just kind of creeps up on you. Before you know it you’re buzzed. Good for kicking back after a hard day at work. Not offensive at all. Have one and enjoy. Cheers.

Jan 14, 2019
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cardfan212 from Minnesota

1.41/5  rDev -42.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Drank from a 25 ounce can. Scores are based on the style.

Look - Prominently displays its extended size and high alcohol, and not much else. The logo is painfully cheap looking and I hate it. I also strongly dislike the garish bright blue color. Not a pleasant looking can, gets you into a rough-and-tumble mindset right away.

Smell - Absolutely nothing. Somehow smells less than its relatives Natty Ice and Natty Light.

Taste - At first I thought it tasted like nothing, but then I got this horrendous solvent-like fusel alcohol aftertaste.

Feel - Thin body with little carbonation, making this an easy but unpleasant drink.

Overall - Horrible in every right. I never want to see this beer again.

Dec 22, 2018
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Stevobnh from New Hampshire

4.49/5  rDev +83.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Okay! When paying about $8.00 for a 12 pack (and for an unknown promotional period) 15 we're not going to rate this like some high level ale sent from Europe or something. It's a malt liquor. It's got a little kick, which makes it nice. I'm no "commonsewer" (for those of us older people who know 3 Stooges version of connoisseur). It's like a other standard American beers. But lower priced, tastes a touch better, not heavy, and doesn't cause the next morning yucky feeling if not abused. Based on these points, I'm rating it a bit higher.

Dec 10, 2018
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NC_Daniel from North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Hey. It's 8% and it's CHEEP. ($6.50/15pack). Its not magically delicious, but it'll get you fucked up and it goes down pretty easy. It doesn't have the metallic taste or the cloying sweetness of similar high alcohol low shelf brews.

Dec 01, 2018
Natty Daddy (8%) from Anheuser-Busch
Beer rating: 59 out of 100 with 365 ratings