ordybill (663) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - SEP 6, 2014
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A low end cheap beer that I have a long history with and drink when the times call for drinking a lot of beer. It will never be confused with any craft beers but it is a thirst quencher and is great for fishing, yard work or whatever else puts you out in the sun.
Darkmagus82 (2003) - - SEP 1, 2014
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Transfer from BA review on 3-9-13-
Poured from can into a pint glass
Appearance- Pours a light straw color with a surprisingly small fizzy white head. The head fades quite fast leaving very little lacing and a thin layer of foam on the top of the brew.
Smell Ė The aroma is very light overall, but nothing is really off about it. It consists of a mix of bready, caramel and corn sugar smells.
Taste Ė The taste begins with a very watery light bready taste with a bit of caramel and corn. The corn grows stronger while the malt and caramel flavors grow weaker. Some flavors of a more paper and metallic flavor hit the tongue toward the middle and the end leaving a very dry and off aftertaste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel ĖThe body of the beer is very weak and watery with a carbonation level that is slightly on the higher side. Overall pretty appropriate for the style, but noting too exceptional.
Overall Ė WellÖ It is considered a frat brew beer for a reason. Cheap, cheap, cheap and not one to go to if you are looking for something with flavor, but if looking to party with and colleged aged then maybeÖ Iíll leave it to others though.
phaleslu (7536) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2014
0.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
(Revised from 2007 rating.) Pours a pale piss yellow-gold with rising carbonation bubbles and a white head. Pale and sweet malts, straw, grass, a mineral/metallic note - not much here. Light, with medium-high carbonation. Just a cheap pale lager. Not the worst beer in the world - which kind of irks me - because itís not trying to be anything else. Itís not some chemical Lithuanian malt liquor pretending to be a pils.
Insertpunhere (31) - Illinois, USA - AUG 7, 2014
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Natural. Light. It is naturally light. This is almost not a beer. One time some friends brought it over and when we opened a can, a genie appeared and granted us a wish. When he was gone, I saw the case was still on the counter. Darn. On the upside, my friend started farting money. But they were nickels.
Ktwse (2798) - SWEDEN - JUL 25, 2014
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Today we arrived in Jackson, MS. It was a warm day, about 95 degrees, and sunny. I decided to go for a run since I missed my scheduled run yesterday due to a long drive down in the bayou. I planned for about 6 miles, but misjudged the distances and ended up in some suburbs, eventually I found myself by an abandoned gas station, the road back was 40 mph without sidewalks, so every quarter mile or so, I had to run out into the high grass to avoid the oncoming cars. I eventually made it back, after 8 miles, and was totally dehydrated. Sadly, we didnít have any chilled water in the room, but then I remembered I had a Natural Light in the cooler. Said and done, I went for that one, and lo and behold, it was actually close enough to water to quench my thirst!
Having said all that. Yeah, this is pretty much water. I would rate it higher if it was sold as bottled water.
PolishPrisoner (3) - - JUL 16, 2014 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Natural Light is my favorite budget light beer. First of all, and this is a complete aside to the character of the beer, I appreciate ABís "Keep it Natural Carolinas" campaign. As a resident of North Carolina, itís nice to support a beer, though not local, that gives back to the coastal regions of the State. To those unfamiliar, the campaign features a 24 pack (used to be an 18 pack when I was in college that clearly featured Cape Hatteras lighthouse) with a slightly off white and black lighthouse and the slogan "Keep it Natural Carolinas." Apparently AB, or InBev, donates a portion of the North/South Carolina proceeds to preserving coastal areas in these states.
To the beer. Yes, itís straw colored. This beer has a shockingly low 95 calories and only 3.2 g of carbs (in comparison, a regular 12oz Gatorade has 80 calories and...get this.. 21!!! g of carbs...that is SEVEN times as many carbs as this light beer).
The taste is not watery, as so many suggest, but the taste is that of a domestic light beer. You know youíre drinking beer, and the flavor is refreshing and moderately carbonated. Alcohol percentage is approximately 4.1%. This beer is better than Busch Light, which to me is too sweet for a light beer, and in my opinion this beer exceeds the taste quality of Miller Lite, which literally tastes similar to cardboard. Bud Light and Natural Light I consider to be equals with different taste profiles - which beer is best depends on your own preferences. I do consider Coors Light to be slightly superior to this beer, as well as to Bud Light, but not enough to justify the price difference.
Ultimately, weíre talking about domestic brews here, and I want to make it clear that Natural Light is actually pretty good. You canít go comparing this 60 cent per can beer to those that cost 2-5 bucks. Thatís just an unfair fight. In its category, this beer holds its own, and outside of its category, this beery has its followers. Itís light, itís crisp, itís refreshing, and itís inexpensive. What more could you want?
Bork (452) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - JUL 13, 2014
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2014 As close to water as a beer comes. Fewer tainted, skunky notes than Bud or Miller. Pointless.
AlfredReece92 (31) - Taylor, Arkansas, USA - JUL 3, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
watery, smooth, very bud light-ish... Best ice cold, out of a bottle if you can find it bottled. goes great with a backyard barbeque when your on a budget.
TBone (14173) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 27, 2014
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Can 330ml (PBF IX)
Thanks VastActiv! Pale yellow color, small white head. Light corn aroma. Light body and palate. Vichy water texture. Light sweet corn flavor. Harmless.
lusikka (7102) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 27, 2014
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
355 ml can @ PBF IX. Thanks VastActiv. Pours a golden colour with a white head. Aroma is very mild with notes of grains and some sweetness. Mild flavour of grains, some mild corn notes and almost noticeable bitterness. Light and mild.