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American Macro Week 2: Natural Light

I’m probably reviewing Anheuser-Busch‘s "Natural" series backwards; yesterday I reviewed Natural Ice and tonight it’s Natural Light., which was introduced first back in 1977. Oh well.

Natural Light is pretty typical for the "light" beer category; it only comes in at 4.2% alcohol by volume, and, well, I picked up the can for 70 cents. What’s that tell you?

Appearance: Clear and yellow with a fizzy, broken white head.

Smell: Neutral, a hint of grain, and that soapy carbonation smell.

Taste: Mineral water character with a dash of grainy, grassy notes. Very neutral, and a little "hard" (as in water).

Mouthfeel: Very clean, super light and crisp—washes down and leaves almost no parting notes behind.

Overall: Typical "light" beer, little flavor or character; more of the mineral, bicarbonate character than "beer".

On BeerAdvocate, it scores an overall grade of D-. On RateBeer, it scores 1.01 out of 5 and (again!) is marked "n/a" for the overall percentile.