badgerben (5379) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 6, 2004
You could make an argument about this being better than the regular Golden Draft since this has absolutely no flavor whatsoever and thus, can not offend the palate. Braudog (6902) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - JUL 13, 2004
Sampled at the hospitality room following the A-B brewery tour in STL. It looks as you’d expect ... it’s smooth and crisp and I was actually pleasantly surprised ... decent sweet malt tones. Not gross! (But not good, either). REDDOGICE (243) - nantucket, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 7, 2004
Nasty shit! this is swill american made to nasty shit its piss in a bottle. Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JUN 20, 2004
I’m not even sure what the regular Golden Draft is supposed to be, but this tastes, and might as well be, the same. Why does A-B make a bunch of "different" beer that is all basically the same? smoosh (536) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - JUN 18, 2004
Draft at the brewery. Terrible. Waterlike in every way. Why bother? How do they make beer with no color, flavor or aroma?
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 14, 2004
Again....thought Michelob was bad...they prove it can get worse...then there’s ultra.... Nuffield (4245) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 30, 2004
A sweet, corn aroma shows no signs of skunkiness (surprising, I thought, in light of the clear glass bottle). Very slight flavor, which I suppose could be thought of as a mixed blessing. Poor, watery palate. Nothing to write home about here, but not among the very worst beers either. Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 24, 2004
I'm just baffled by the regional mania for this brew. Why is it only available to and popular in the MidWest, shouldn't the coasts be allowed to enoy it's bountiful beauty as well?
Okay, now you know that I'm kidding, but it is a phenomenon, and has a horde of ardent followers around these parts. Time to find out what they're enjoying and I'm missing...
"Smooth tasting premium draft", says the label, as well as "An exceptionally smooth taste in a premium draft beer. Cold filtered and brewed the Michelob way." I'll take your word for that!
Clear yellow color, thick, fizzy white head, settles with a swiftness.
Aroma: not unpleasant, rather sweet, but still a bunch of nothing.
Taste: some sweetness, but altogether watery, no finish, no texture, the faintest body, perhaps. Blandness in the highest rank, possessing an entire lack of flavor, ultimately designed for people who really don't actually enjoy beer, but feel compelled to ingest alcohol in some sense. There's nothing the smallest bit pleasurable about this, it's a wide open pit of null sets.
I'm sorry, it's just...I don't ...you don't...Ah, I get weary...how to explain the appeal of a great wad of nothing at all?
One redeeming quality? The can is "ribbed, for her pleasure Jayson2425 (167) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - APR 10, 2004
This is good beer to drink. I have no complaints to say about it. It goes down easy and has a good flavor DocLock (11189) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2004
Just like the golden draft regular, but minus the few molecules of hop flavor.