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Natty Daddy (8%) | Anheuser-Busch

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266 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Malt Liquor

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Luigi on 09-18-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,146
Reviews:
109
Ratings:
266
pDev:
37.14%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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12
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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 Treyliff
2.51/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

16oz can poured into a pint glass, no canning date

A- pours a clear and pale yellow-straw color with a creamy white head that actually retains long after the pour, even leaving some lacing behind

S- sweet corn mixes with light floral aromas, grains, bread, maybe some rice

T- quite sweet up front with some adjunct chalky bitterness, there is a trace of floral notes with a bit of caramel before turning into a toasted grainy finish, the linger is pretty harsh

M- light body with some substance leads to low-biting carbonation and a crisp finish, some alcohol heat hits the chest

O- this isn't nearly as bad as Natty light. The sweet taste up front isn't that bad actually, but the finish tastes just as off-putting as Natty light. A good way to get drunk, but that's about it

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2/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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 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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2/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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2.22/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Daveyk01
5/5  rDev +104.1%

This is my new favorite beer. This is the first ever malt liqueur that I have tried. I didn't know what I was missing all those years.

This beer has a light taste for a barley beer and a satisfying after taste. 8% was a "wow" factor too. I always did get more of a buzz from 5% beer than I did from 12% wine or 40% scotch for some strange reason. One of these Natty Daddy beers is quite satisfying for the night.

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1.96/5  rDev -20%

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1/5  rDev -59.2%

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1.65/5  rDev -32.7%

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1/5  rDev -59.2%

Photo of Duffman79
1/5  rDev -59.2%

This is the worst beer I have ever had. I am not one to pour out a beer, but half-way thru this huge can, and I started to develop a headache. Instant hang-over in a can... had to go down the drain. Just awful.

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3.5/5  rDev +42.9%

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3/5  rDev +22.4%

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2.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Photo of wvofficer
1/5  rDev -59.2%

This is by far the worst beer I have ever had.

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2.75/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of misternebbie
1.17/5  rDev -52.2%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

To beer fair any beer called, Natty Daddy, needs no other criticism, I drank this at a Pitt tailgate and much like English Bob, I walked up slowly on the beer tub,because I was drunk!

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1/5  rDev -59.2%

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1.5/5  rDev -38.8%

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2/5  rDev -18.4%

Photo of Pshore91
3.75/5  rDev +53.1%

I bought this drunk and drank it the next morning and for a 1.82 I kinda liked it

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Photo of InstantBeer
2/5  rDev -18.4%

Really sweet and ok when Ice cold. Once it gets warmer its terrible.

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Natty Daddy (8%) from Anheuser-Busch
Beer rating: 2.45 out of 5 with 266 ratings
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