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Ultra-Budget: Anheuser-Busch “Natty Daddy”

Every now and then, a truly special beer comes along and finds its way into our hearts and gas stations. Bestowed upon us because we are deemed worthy of this ambrosia of the beer gods, it represents an experience so intense, so powerful, that only those with the greatest of intestinal fortitude even dare attempt to stomach these beers not intended for consumption by lesser beings.

Somehow, the great American purveyors of craft beer, 7-Eleven, seem to have stopped carrying the fear-inducing, athleticism-exuding Game Day Ice, originally intended to be the subject of this post. Forced to find the next best thing, I stumbled upon the patriarch of all beers staring at me from atop the refrigerator case, commanding a sum of $1.95 for the privilege of tasting this divine nectar.

Meet the Natty Daddy.

With a name like “Natty Daddy”, this beer just screams masculinity. If you’re uncomfortable with manly things such as $1.95 8% ABV malt liquors, you had better turn on Lifetime, grab a Zima, and stop reading right now, because this is about to get out of control.

Upon pulling this fearsome can from my refrigerator, it practically begged to be cracked open. Intimidated by the imposing stature of this can (at 24 ounces), I immediately did as it commanded. Scrambling to find a container that could contain the sheer power held within this can, I grabbed the first thing I could think of. That thing was a perfectly-sized, bottom-textured GladWare plastic food container.

Only GladWare can properly contain a beer such as this.

The GladWare container is capable of holding 24 ounces of pretty much anything you can throw its way. It’s stood up to innumerable quantities of leftovers packed away in the fridge for far too long and countless trips all over the place, so I know it’s up to this challenge. Plus, this container is especially convenient if you care to take this beer with you on the go, such as to work in your packed lunch. I know that employers love this; It shows that you’re not afraid to have a good time while at work, and anyone who sees you drinking this beer is probably going to be impressed by your drive, commitment, and good taste.

Portable! For the ultimate in discretion, throw some noodles or something in there, and this looks just like leftover soup.

Now, I know what you’re all thinking: Just how did it taste? Fortunately for you all, I was courageous enough to try it. Did I survive the experience? FIND OUT BELOW.

Anheuser-Busch “Natty Daddy”
Pours into my 24-oz GladWare plastic container a bright, almost fluorescent yellow. The GladWare container's textured bottom keeps a nice head-maintaining stream of bubbly goodness rising up, justifying this unconventional choice of drinkware. For some reason I'm reminded of bathrooms, I don't know why.
This smells like the basement of a fraternity house, or success and glory. I'm not sure which.
This beer is difficult for me to express in words. Perhaps one day when I am older and wiser I'll be able to more fully appreciate what's going on in here. I think I feel pain.
Highly carbonated. Almost stings the tongue, much in the way bleach does (Don't ask me how I know). I can feel myself getting stronger as I drink this. I'm not sure if that's from the nutritional value of imbibing such a masculine brew, or the 8% ABV. We'll find out soon.
While $1.95 may initially seem like a high price of admission to some, this is a small price to pay for the enlightenment that pours forth from this can. I suggest you buy as many of these as possible and drink as many as you can at once until you learn to fully appreciate it.
This is truly a beer that separates the men from the boys. However, it appears that I've not yet reached a sufficient level of maturity to fully appreciate this one, as I kind of felt bad about life in general after drinking it. I can only hope that as I grow older, wiser, and more mature, this beer imparts more of its secrets unto me. Perhaps one day I will be worthy.

Beer Stats
Style: American Malt Liquor
Serving: Can
Size: Too much
ABV: 8.00%
BA Score: 68
RB Score: 02


This beer makes it very clear that if you don’t like what it has to offer, you’re obviously a sissy little girl. This was truly an eye-opening, spiritual experience, much in the same way that stabbing an ice pick into your own eye socket is. It also makes you stronger. I think that’s how it works.

I’m going to go lie down now.

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Written by Garrett Miller

Garrett brings a somewhat different perspective on beer to the table. While always thrilled to try any new, exotic brew that finds itself his way, Garrett finds that he's often quite satisfied with reliable, common craft choices. As such, Garrett is a fan of trying and reviewing these (admittedly less expensive) beers, and using them to introduce the exciting, flavorful world of craft beer to those not-yet-acquainted. Garrett’s favorite styles are IPAs and bourbon stouts, but won’t turn his nose up at anything. Find Garrett Miller on Google Plus

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28 Responses to "Ultra-Budget: Anheuser-Busch “Natty Daddy”"

  1. domotropo says:

    211 also has 8% and tastes like beer and smells like animal piss. Natty Daddy has a ridiculous name, damn AB marketing, and tastes AND smells like real beer. Congratulations AB, you made malt liquor palatable.

    1. Okc Dave says:

      Heh, yeah 211 reminds me of Natty Datty I pissed out a few hours later. It’s not the worse thing I ever drank but probably the worse “beer”.

  2. frank says:

    In NYS, it is 99 cents almost everywhere! I like it when I don’t have much Green in my wallet. It is a great value.

    1. Okc Dave says:

      But is it the 24oz size? Here it’s $1.69 or 2 for $3.00 for the 24oz.

      1. Glenn says:

        In my college town in Maryland, you can get the 24 oz cans for $0.92 each at certain gas stations. It’s all i drink now.

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  4. TheNattyDaddy says:


    In Mid-Michigan, you get a can of Natty for $1.05, plus a 10 cent deposit.

    At 1.95 you might as well just buy a PBR. lol

    1. Okc Dave says:

      PBR is better for sure but the point of this beer is getting a buzz cheap. PBR is only 5% ABV so you’re still getting over 50% more buzz for the buck with ND.

      1. bob says:

        I would much rather drink a Natty Daddy than a PBR. I even prefer this to Budweiser. this is the same as drinking 4 Bud Lights. 3 can is same alcohol as one 12 pack of Bud Light and it even tastes better. who wants to drink that skunky ass Bud Light shit with a bunch of snotty college kids anyway? nice low price because they don’t even advertise it. the only reason Bud costs so much is because they sponsor the NFL. fuck the NFL.

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  6. Brian says:

    In most of maryland it goes from 99¢ to 1.69. Depending on local areal. I love it for a cheap buzz. It equates roughly to a 40oz of average % beer.

  7. bob says:

    This beer is great. much better than steel reserve or dogbite or any other 8% beers. quality control at Bud factories means this beer is the same every single time. you never get a bad can. gives you a great buzz and it’s easy to drink. same recipe as natural light and natural ice.

  8. Duncan says:

    Decent beer for pricepoint, but i’ll settle for Natty Ice.

  9. Randy says:

    I sometimes drink 2 four packs only to find that I fell down and bruised myself. HA! HA!

    1. Mike says:

      Hahaha now that was a review!!!!

  10. I live in far upstate NY (think Thousand Islands region, or better yet think frozen frigid Hellscape 5 months out of the year). It’s available at our local grocery store in a 4 pack of 16oz cans for a paltry 3 bucks. Wait till the Canucks find it this summer when they come over the border. Bet the store won’t be able to keep it in stock!

  11. ND forever says:

    Best in the world. $.99 at Meijers all day every day! Wouldn’t drink anything else

  12. Larry Love says:

    Love Natty Daddy! 99 cents for 25oz in Cali

  13. Jon Thom says:

    This stuff costs 2 for $2.22 at my local convenience store which (fortunately) is within walking distance. One of these combined with a Natural Light is a fine buzz… two of these at one time is a black-out… consider yourself warned.

  14. Edward Berry says:

    I cut it with Michelob ultra, but get it really cold in the freezer…almost slurpy but not, don’t burn it and separate the alcohol, take a few gulps real cold it is like nectar, mix it with ultra it is an up Buzz…take with wings, cheeses, celery, keep the food coming…it will make you scream Nattys Daddy!!!!

  15. Sven says:

    I ultimately drink for the buzz, and just as much so the pre-buzz enjoyment of drinking, laughing and getting there. Natty Daddy will take you there, cheap. But too fast if you’re into hanging out for a few hours putting a buzz on. Natty will put you into stupid mode really fast… A good thing for the buzz chaser. Not so good for hanging with friends. Unless, of course you all just want to get f’d up ASAP.

    I drink Bloody Mary’s now. Vodka is cheap and V8 (or tomato) is a damn good thing for your health. You can completely control ow strong your drink is, and buzz at a rate that matches your company. 1/4 cup of vodka in your drink is a double. And a couple of these is an honest buzz, but not too extreme. Natty will put you into stupid mode way too fast.

    My thunks.

  16. Nicole says:

    I must be the only woman on here that likes Natty Daddys. They are so good and for the price,too!!

    1. Kirk says:

      Well, may the Beer Gods bless you, a real Woman at last!

  17. Mark says:

    When I tried buying two 25 oz cans of this at a convenience store, I had to buy a 3rd just to make the $3 minimum the store had for using a debit card. Tastes like a Budweiser with a shot of cheap vodka in it. Once you drink half a can, it just tastes like a Bud. Drink 2 of these and you feel like you just had eight 12 oz beers, but only need to piss half as much!

  18. Bill777 says:

    On the strength of these reviews, I bought a 6 of 16-oz Natty Daddy at my corner 7-11 for $4.99 this evening. Currently on #3 and the smooth, almost apple-like tone has not diminished. I’m a Bud man and this tastes more like an import. While I agree 8% may be too much for a day hanging out at the beach or the BBQ, this is perfect for an evening at home. 4.5 out of 5 overall, and $$ being tight these days, I believe this will become my new favorite. 🙂

  19. Kirk says:

    You do have to be some what tough to enjoy this Beer, money aside my go to beer at home relaxing, never a hangover with just 3,4 is a little too much.


    If your a cowboy this shit smell like cowshit

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