Sunday, June 30, 2013
First off I am sure you are asking me why I got Natural Light in the first place. The answer FREE BEER! A good friend of mine had taking a trip to the distributor to pick up beer & they had 24 packs at $5. He gave me 3x 12 packs for helping him get his bar setup and in order. So all in all FREE BEER happened. A wise man once said never turn down a free beer so i gladly took the beer. At first i was having memories of High school parties where no one had any money or idea what good beer was. They would look at Alcohol percentage and go from there. That made me no stranger to Natural ICE and also made me a bit sketched about Natural Light.
I should start this off by saying i am this is by no means the best beer ever made , but i want to layout everything it has to offer as a beer.
The first thing I noticed is the bottle. It is a short neck 12 oz that reminds me of the old wide mouth mickeys grenades. When i poured a glass i noted the color , as with every American Style Light Pilsner ,the color was very light and very bubbly. Knowing how cheap my friend purchased the beer for i was a little hesitant.
I Start with a smell of the beer , i was expecting that floor of a bottle return smell that most "budget beers" have. With that way over malted aroma , that reminds you of every blackout drunk you have ever met. To my surprise that was not the case at all , in fact there was almost no smell at all. It almost had a hint of fresh bottled lager , almost like the smell you get after you first rinse out a carbo, before you wash it and sanitize.
The flavor was very light and watered down , very similar too Coors Light in that fashion. The aftertaste is not long lasting and honestly this beer goes down rather smooth. I can not say i am a huge fan of light beer in general , but for a light beer , priced in this range. I have to say it is not horrible , i would say better than average for what it is.
All that said lets bust out so raw data on this beer:
Natural light is made by the folks at Anheuser-Busch and has been around since July 31st 1977.
As a light beer calories are something to talk about here. Only 95 per 12 oz serving (12 oz serving of beer who stops at 1 beer ???) Beeradvocate.com gave Natural Light a "D-" rating over all & Ratebeer.com gave it the honor of being called the second worse beer in the entire world! To Both of them i say " Find another beer in it price range and compare. Or any American style Malt Liquor for that matter" I can think of a dozen that i would place far below Natural light. Camo , King Cobra , Magnum , ect. Despite the horrible reviews online and in print the number tell a different story altogether. Natural Light is listed as the 5th best selling beer in the USA , And was rated number 2 in best buys for light beer by consumer reports.
So what's the break down , ok here it is. PROS: Option of a Cool bottle , Cheap , goes down easy (keep it cold as possible), low calorie (for those who care), no long aftertaste , and it doesn't fill you up.
CONS: Lacks in flavor , taste to watered down , must be very cold to drink , basicly everything i don't light about light beer is in place.
Overall i would give Natural Light a D+ , You can only do so much in this price range and if u was taking that into account it would be rated higher possible C