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Michelob Light - Anheuser-Busch

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Michelob LightMichelob Light

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BA SCORE
53
awful

667 Ratings
THE BROS
58
awful

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Ratings: 667
Reviews: 188
rAvg: 2.15
pDev: 34.42%
Wants: 2
Gots: 19 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Anheuser-Busch visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Light Lager |  4.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Michelob Light is brewed with pale, kilned two-row barley malt and noble European hops.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-16-2001)
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Jason

Massachusetts

2.4/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Presentation: 12oz brown bottle with a "Born On Date" clearly marked. A silver sheath like label that lays over the neck and partially over the cap, "All Imported Hops" is stated on the label.

Appearance: Extremely pale yellow colour, as clear as water. Active carbonation is shown from the large amount of bubbles rising to the top, a big white foamy head forms and leaves a one fingered white lace for most of the time the beer is around before it is consumed.

Smell: Faint fresh cut hay aroma and cooked corn with a light astringent grain in the nose also. A very clean aroma, not much to pick up off it.

Taste: Light bodied without a doubt, a well placed and perfectly structured smooth mouth feel helps the beer go down. Clean palate with a moderate carbonation after the pouring. Not much in the malt flavour other than a light touch of sweetness and a growing astringent grain that ends up mild at most. Hops are noticeable but are lazy and don't really seem to do much other than add a touch of bitterness and very vague flavour. After taste is semi-dry and nearly immaculately clean.

Notes: Such a clean beer, almost too clean. There are worse light beers out there but this one leaves you wondering "How much stuff was filtered out of this beer?"

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2001 22:39:45 | More by Jason
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Michelob Light from Anheuser-Busch
53 out of 100 based on 667 ratings.