Natty Daddy (8%)

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American Malt Liquor
Ranked #71
Ranked #48,898
2.45 | pDev: 38.37%
Missouri, United States
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Reviews by 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.

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Photo of stillbuff
2.14/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Drank this at the beach illegally in a brown bag like any man should.
Had a real "suck" taste. Being a man of no money I have a lot of experience with malt liquors and I still enjoyed this. Totally tasted the booze and thoughts of doing bad sh*t immediately came through my head which told me that this was a good malt liquor. Sent some real stupid texts to chicks after this beer... Drink this if its on sale.

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Photo of Pawtucket_pete
1.15/5  rDev -53.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Picked this up by accident at a WEIS grocery store in PA. I thought it was a Natty Light... it was not.

I'll start the review with the good. It was cheap, and has a high alcohol content. If those two items are not your chief concern, stay away. It was also fairly heavy at 25oz., so I suppose it would be good for lobbing at would be attackers, or feral cats attracted by the smell of rancid urine coming from the can.

...It doesn't smell just like rancid urine though, I also picked up a hint of Fritos, that smell when you first open a can of tennis balls, belly button lint, terpentine, burnt hooker pubes, badger anus, and a hint of orange peel.

I'm not proud of this, but after taking a few sips I had to throw it from a moving vehicle, the smell and taste were just too offensive. Some of it got on my arm and I had to pull over and pour Scope on it to make the smell go away.

If I had to describe the taste in one word it would be, shitty. If I had to use many words, it would be described as; piss, store brand pork rinds, musty blanket, grundle sweat, dicarded homeless man gloves, and a hint of orange peel.

I appreciate a high alcohol content malt beverage as much as the next guy, but I'm not willing to sacrifice my dignity in order to get it.

Unless your tastebuds have been burned off in a freak battery testing accident you should not drink this. If you see it on the shelf, back away slowly and try to avoid looking directly at it.

Overall, fucking horrible., unless like the guy from u Albany, you're looking to get the fucking party started.

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Photo of Kaptainkindbud
2.52/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 5 | overall: 2.5

What can I say. This is the go to beer if you only have a few bucks and you wanna get hella fucked up. This beer is a great compliment to meth, crack-cocaine, hookers, and just bad decisions in general.

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Photo of Beerochan
3.76/5  rDev +53.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I'm an English ex pat and out of all the american beers I would have to say this is the best. no heartburn , tastes good when cold, and gets you v.nicely drunk. The price is reasonable and in comparison I would have to say it's not far off my favorite beer Stella Artois for half the price over here. Don't be a snob and be put off by the name. A grade for a shit name

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Photo of Tylertheanimagous
3.94/5  rDev +60.8%
look: 5 | smell: 1 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I loved this product. I saw it at my local sketchy gas station for 6.99 for 15 cans (what a steal). I got home, went to my room and turned on the office season 5 episode 15. I grabbed one of the delicious looking natty daddys and popped it open. When I popped it, it smelt like the guy who canned it thought it would be funny to seal a Mexican food fart in there. With hesitation, I took a sip. To my amazement, it tasted better than it smelt. I finished my first one fast and went for my 2nd. When I stood up I realized I was already catching a buzz. Score! This product is the shit..speaking of shit, I ended up drinking 3 of these beers. The next morning I was awoken by the sound of a 8.2 magnitude earthquake. After I scrambled up I realized it was my stomach. I rushed to the bathroom, dropped drawers and unleashed the unholyest crap I've ever had. I shit out the dinner I had 3 weeks ago with the force of 1000 waterfalls. After all was said and done and my anus returned to it's original form, I was pleased with the versatility of the drink. Its will get you inebriated at night and acts as a full on colonic in the morning. Top job Busch.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.24/5  rDev +32.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Anheuser-Busch "Natty Daddy"

The "Natty Daddy" name harkens back to "Natural Light" which was introduced by Anheuser-Busch in 1977 as their first foray into the light or "diet" beer category, just 2 years behind Miller's national roll-out of Miller Lite.

Oddly, A-B took their light beer brand and turned it inside out and upside down in 1995, creating a secondary "Natural Ice" beer with 157 calories at 5.9% versus the original "Natural Light" at just 95 calories and 4.2%.

To put everything in perspective, Miller Lite was also 4.2% at 96 calories; and Bud Light followed 7 years later with the same 4.2% at 110 calories. Additionally, there was a "Dry beer" war that started in 1989; and A-B also introduced Bud Ice and Bud Ice Light in '94.

Why they would confuse their initial light beer's standing by using the same name for a secondary entry into the burgeoning "ice beer" category? I don't know, but it does somehow make sense that they would morph it now into an "American malt liquor" following the introduction of... what did I call it?... the "American light malt liquor" category that includes Budweiser Select and Labatt Bleu Royale.

At 8% abv. and 181 calories, Natty Daddy clearly fits the guidelines of a malt liquor, and yet it doesn't taste quite like you might expect. It's more refined. It's fruity, and there's a very limited amount of high fermentation characteristics, but beyond that it's really quite easy to drink. It's sweetish with more of an apple juice flavor than corn, and it's surprisingly smooth. The alcohol is present, but of course it needs to be - it wouldn't be an American malt liquor without a little 'edge'.

Overall, I live in a college town and the street are littered with these each and every Friday and Saturday night, so they must be doing something right. And at least they're cans rather than glass. I'll pass, but I'll also say that it's far from the worst malt liquor I've ever tasted.

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Photo of emerge077
2.44/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

"11284" on the bottom of the can, if a julian date, roughly mid-Sept. '11.

Into a mug this beer pours the typical shade of urine gold, very pale and crystal clear. An angry swarm of bubbles rise, and generate a feeble 1/4" head of white foam, that sticks around for all of 20 seconds before vanishing completely. It looks like apple juice, and if it weren't for a few stray rising bubbles, you really couldn't tell the difference.

Nondescript sweet apple aroma. Barely there, very little to go on. Bland and completely average.

Harsh astringency, mealy apples, perceptible alcohol. Cereal grain, wet paper, sweet envelope glue, palate-deadening alcohol... tongue is numbing down after a few swigs. Fizzy and limp feel, though thankfully lighter in body than some of the more questionable malt liquors out there. It does finish relatively clean, though there is the lingering astringency and alcohol harshness. Cleaner than many, I guess that's an asset when evaluating crunk juice in a can.

How well does it wash down homemade pizza? That's the only real question here. Fairly well, as long as there's some hot sauce to mute the insipid taste, and eclipse the alcohol notes. Drinkability is high despite scoring poorly in general.

Drink it as cold as possible and with food, if you must.

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Photo of CellarMoon
1.77/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

It's Thursday night... the day before blessed payday. You are broke. Not just a little broke... more like digging under the couch cushions for silver or even copper broke. You JUST WANT TO GET A LITTLE DRUNK. So instead of sobbing, you drive to the nearest coinstar on empty and cash in your $3.76 in change. Good news though! That will buy you two natty daddy's... the equivalent to eight pedestrian beers. Fire up the Netflix and enjoy binge watching Trailer Park Boys.

That's the miracle of Natty Daddy.

As for the beer itself? The minute you open the can, it's a supernova burst of chrome stripping malt odor that will make you rethink your life choices. HOWEVER, half way through you are buzzed enough not to care. After the tsunamic malt/sugar/corn wave of the first nauseous sips, you're in the zone. While most mortals would have succumbed to fear, you put in a valiant effort to get a little drunk. Cheers!

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Photo of KentT
1.16/5  rDev -52.7%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

Fusel alcohol meets sugar, meets corn, with grass notes, meets sugar. Undrinkable even when cold. Thin lacing and with no head beyond a few seconds. Aftertaste reminds you of rocket fuel, no subtleties of any kind and no nuance. Gives you a headache really quick. Drain pour of the highest order. The worst tasting beer or malt liquor I ever tasted from any brewer, makes Steel Reserve seem refined. The Russian Biker Bitch of Trailer Park Beer. A good way to get your neighborhood featured on an episode of Cops. 1.25 rating, and I'm being nice. Avoid!!!

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Photo of Geelawn
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.

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

Haha, all you arrogant so called beer connoisseurs would be begging for an ice cold 24oz can of Natty Daddy on a hot summer day if you were without. And you would love every drop of its perfectly intoxicating effects! Had to give this beer all 5' to offset all the undeserved haters. This is a mega brewed beer. You should rate accordingly and not go comparing it to craft beers. It does a great job at being what it is meant to be. So go buy a 24oz Natty Daddy and revel in its perfectly intoxicating glory.

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Photo of Gretel
4.4/5  rDev +79.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I like this beer because it's a smooth tasting beer and it's inexpensive.
If I have two sleepless nights I buy 2 Natty Daddy's (24 oz cans) and begin
drinking around 8 pm. It just makes me relax and around 10 or 10:30 pm
I go to bed and fall asleep pretty quickly and don't wake up till 6 or 7 am.

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Photo of Dugz
2.24/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

This stuff isn't horrible, but you don't buy it for the taste, you buy it for the 8% alcohol in a big can. However, its not really that bad at all. Its drinkable, just don't overdo it ;)

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Photo of Tebe
3.71/5  rDev +51.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I legitimately drink Natty Daddy regularly. It's inexpensive, taste is good, bitter, dry, smell is okay for an aluminum can beer, color is lagarish--not too light (amber), alcohol content delivers quick euphoric feeling and the tallboy can means fewer trips to the frig where there is even more Natty. Overall a decent beer.

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Photo of Stevobnh
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.

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Photo of tdm168
2.1/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Pours a pale golden yellow with a thing layer of loose, soft, bubbly, off white head that quickly fades away. The smell is faint; grainy and sweet. The flavor the same; grainy, sweet, mild grass, faint alcohol. The mouthfeel is very light, thin, and crisp.

This is a drinkable beer that's actually very much ignored. Rightfully so. This is not a good beer.

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Photo of Silentwulf
3.04/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

For a cheap ($1.79) can at 8%, it's really not that bad. If you're okay with drinking cheap domestics, this one does just fine. Packs a decent punch. Average malty taste, nothing too exciting.

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Photo of Scott17Taylor
3.8/5  rDev +55.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I actually enjoyed this beer, cheap beer has its time and place and this was definitely it. Clean crisp and refreshing, sweet grain, no bitterness, a little watery, but overall still enjoyable. I don't know if I'll buy it again, but for a cheap malt liquor it's hard to beat.

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Photo of WhiteHillsStore
1.21/5  rDev -50.6%

Not my favorite by any stretch. The appearance was a hazy pale yellow with no head and flat looking. The smell is all booze with no hop,malt, or anything else to speak of, maybe a little rice. The taste wasn't good either, mainly starting off weak with light rice flavor and then a heavy booze finish. Overall I think I'll stop taking freebies from salesmen for a little bit.

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Photo of americanbeer_guy96
2.02/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

once you get to the bottom and its not ice cold anymore it is almost unbearable to drink

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Photo of Zorro
2.83/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Cheap can of malt liquor found at the store I haven't tried before so how bad can it be?

Poured in a glass to take a look.

Amazingly pale colored for what it is. Clear pale yellow with a decent small white colored head that soon fades.

Smell as expected is sweet. Sweet corn scent with detectable amount of hop. Clean scent with some slight fruity scents mostly lemon. Seems to be quite clean of fusel alcohols. At least they didn't rush the fermentation with too high heat.

Starts out rather clean tasting for the beer style. Mineral water and some seltzer bubbles on the tongue. Slight bitterness and a slight metallic taste but overall good for the beer type.

Mouthfeel is decent.

Overall, for an American Malt Liquor it is quite good. Not going to fill the refrigerator with the stuff but is is better than 95% of what you will find.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
2.03/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured from a 24oz can into a US tumbler pint glass.

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

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

T: The taste starts out with some sweetness from a very thin malt character. There’s a very mild hops presence and a faint touch of alcohol bite that come in next but not much balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and a little smooth but a bit watery, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Not very flavorful even in comparison to other beers in the style, goes down ok and not too filling since there isn’t a lot to the beer, good kick, decent representation of style, as the name implies this beer is basically Natty Ice with more alcohol.

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Photo of nickfl
1.72/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Natty daddy from the ultra rare 8oz mini can:

Pours with a scanty head of white on a clear, straw colored body. No retention no lace. An aroma of weak apple juice/cheap champagne. The flavor is more watered down apple juice with notes of nail polish remover and sadness. Medium body, fairly high carbonation and a slightly sweet finish. This is unusually bad, to the point that I actually laughed out loud when I first tasted it. Not sure what the point of this product is, since they already make other high gravity malt liquors that don't suck quite as much as this one.

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Photo of bobswole
3.54/5  rDev +44.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

alright now, I've had me a ton of shitty beers over the years and I can say certainly clear that Natty Daddy is not one of them. Price mean a damn thing to me, at this moment, I cant think of a beer I'd rather have that weren't craft brewed.

This beer is fucking great for the price, and fucking great besides.

Amen, God is great. Thank you, Enjoy.

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Natty Daddy (8%) from Anheuser-Busch
Beer rating: 59 out of 100 with 362 ratings