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Michelob Bavarian Style Wheat - Anheuser-Busch

Michelob Bavarian Style WheatMichelob Bavarian Style Wheat

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BA SCORE
80
good

156 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 156
Reviews: 125
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 16.33%


Brewed by:
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Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A crisp, delicious wheat beer, Michelob Bavarian Style Wheat is brewed as a traditional, unfiltered hefeweizen. Natural cloudiness and a light, bright yellow color characterize this refreshing beer. You'll notice a pronounced spicy aroma and refreshing finish.

13 IBU

(Beer added by: Todd on 08-30-2006)
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

3.6/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

from notes, this one was brought up to the cabin by my father in law in a mixed 12 pack of michelob brews. served cold and me and my brother in law kicked these back on the deck on night.

the pour was a nice light pale amber with a nice clear look to it and a small tight head that stuck to the sides rather nicely. aroma is hints of clove and light fruits, banana, pear and a nice moderate hop note. warming brings on a touch of lemon zest. clean, clear and concise flavor is well placed and the smooth and adequatly carbonated body really hit the spot. light dryness in the finish was not too overdone and the lasting flavor of grass and light spice on the tongue seemed rather fitting.

overall i think i might drink this one again, really did not come across too bad at all.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2011 01:08:25 | More by mikesgroove
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generallee

New York

4.35/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a tall Pilsner glass. There appears to be no freshness date only an odd bottle number. (09232 VB49)

Appearance: This beer has a hazy and bright straw yellow colored body with a nice two to three finger white head. The head fades slowly and its lacing is slick.

Smell: The aroma is full of nice banana and some light clove notes from the yeast which also adds nice bready notes to the sweet wheat maltiness in the aroma.

Taste/Palate: There is a tasty sweet bready/wheaty malt base with a nice fruity yeast character that adds to the base maltiness. The banana notes are sweet up front then dry out a touch towards the finish. The body and texture have an average medium feel with average carbonation.

Notes: This is an all-around solid beer in my opinion and one that I would like to see it by itself in 6 packs.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2010 17:39:50 | More by generallee
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pweis909

Wisconsin

3.18/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

So far, I've been moderately pleased with the various Michelob attempts at craft beers. Their hefeweizen falls short, I'm afraid.

A: Color is on target, pale and yellow. Yeast was present, but hard to stir up. I did manage to get enough in play to introduce some haze to the beer. Carbonation was low for style.

S: Aroma of clove and banana (more clove) is present, but could be more strongly presented.

T: Here is where the let down begins. There is a grainy maltiness to it up front, but it finishes watery.

M:Too thin, perhaps due to watery perception, perhaps due to low carbonation.

D: It's still a likeable enough beer. Some family members stock these Michelob brands because they know I like beer. There are much worse things. But if I'm comparing to a German weizen or even one of my homebrews, this falls short.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2010 01:10:54 | More by pweis909
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KrisPaulk77

Mississippi

3.63/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass.
The beer poured a hazy straw gold, with a big, creamy white head. The head lingered for a minute and then receded. Minimal lacing noted.
The aroma was typical hefeweizen, but lighter. A decent banana nose was apparent, but very little in the way of clove and bubblegum. Sweet wheat and malt with a light fruitiness rounded out the package.
The taste was straightforward hefeweizen. No surprises and rather pleasant. Sweet flavors to the front, fresh wheat, banana, light clove, and some bready yeast. Decent mouthfeel and a good level of carbonation.
Overall, a very drinkable brew. I'd have this again.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2010 14:35:31 | More by KrisPaulk77
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WJVII

Wisconsin

3.45/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Got a Michelob sampler with "craft" beers and a tasting chart for each. This was my first brew from the pack. Poured into a long neck glass this brew has a light golden yellow color with a thick and light 3 finger white head. Immediately the banana and clove aromas hit me. The brew was hazing, typical for the unfiltered style. The taste was very sweet with a lot of banana and clove with a minimal amount of spice to balance the sweetness. This was a decent brew to drink, but nothing compared to the real deal from the Bavarian region.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2010 00:20:12 | More by WJVII
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color, with a thin white head that fades very quickly and leaves almost no lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of wheat, bananas, light malts, some fruit and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out with a mildly bready wheat flavor followed by some banana and citrus sweetness. The malt character is on the thin side for the style. The hops presence is mild but about where it should be this kind of beer. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly bready.

M: A little crisp and a little smooth, light-to-medium body, medium-to-high carbonation, finish is clean.

D: A little tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, decent representation of style, it's a poundable beer but there are several others in the style that I would choose first.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2010 23:31:18 | More by TheManiacalOne
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becktone

Ohio

2.42/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

From notes 1-25-10

Eye: Lemon square, or golden hay if you prefer, yellow in color. Once the yeast is poured into it becomes a wet oak color and is no longer hazy-clear, but cloudy. Head formation is very nice, retention is, well there is not. The head fell faster than peasants during the black plague. Could be my glass though.

Nose: Clove and banana in the aroma, also some real bready and yeasty aromas, kinda like bread yeast thats re-hydrating. Not really much more to it than that. Pretty standard, pretty average. There's also something that comes and goes in the aroma, can't quite put a finger on it or decide if its a flaw or if its supposed to be there...

Tongue: Wow, rather than be something akin to the aroma this is just watery. Flavor is way to light and is fleeting. I swear its much better out of the bottle. LIght banana and clove and then just too clean and watery. I was thinking before I drank this out of this Erdinger glass that this was one of the best crafted out of the four in the twelve pack. Soft wheat flavor...overall just way to clean, it tastes and feels lifeless. I'm gonna come back to this one next time a crack a bottle open.

Feel and Drinkability: Carbonation is almost vacant here, this beer feels lifeless. Again, it felt and made more sense out of the bottle. Feel is slick and too heavy, without higher levels of carbonation to spritz this up it just feels wrong in the mouth, too heavy and kinda like unfermented wort. As I said before the others were easier to drink, but this one, in this glass, well its dead. Definitely gonna come back to this.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2010 20:53:55 | More by becktone
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Overlord

California

3.6/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a super, super pale yellow. Off hand, one of the palest beers I can think of. Only that awful Argentinian beer (number one sold in their country ... I think it's quilmes) may be paler of all the beers I've ever reviewed.

Thin white head. The bottom of the bottle brought some hazy cloudiness, which helped the coloring.

Smells like cloves, bananas, and a hint of yeast. No real white I can detect. Smells like a dunkelweisse.

Tastes like a dunkelweisse. Cloves. Bananas. Bit of yeast. Straight-forward, solid.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2010 08:54:46 | More by Overlord
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heissebier

Illinois

3.63/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Weizen glass and paired with wheat thins, which was a surprisingly good combo.

Appearance- Pours a cloudy straw colored yellow with moderate head that dissapates relatively quickly.

Smell- Crazy banana and clove aromas, along with a healthy dose of yeast.

Taste- Not bad at all! Follows the smell very closely with a smooth fruitiness and spicy character. Pretty close to the German style as I remember it, although not really on the same level as say a Franziskaner Hefe-Weissen. It just doesn't have the same depth of flavor.

Mouthfeel- Smooth and slightly creamy. All in all a very pleasant.

Drinkability- Good drinkability for sure. I'd drink it again, but only if there wasn't anything too exciting available.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2010 22:17:53 | More by heissebier
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number1bum

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a only very slightly hazed golden color with about a finger of white head. It's a little too clear and retention is not great; keeps just a thin lace.

Smell consists of the obligatory banana and clove, with a lightly sweet wheat aroma. Not bad.

Like the smell, the taste doesn't knock your socks off but it's on target with banana, clove, some grass and wheat. It has a light sweetness to it.

Mouthfeel has a subtle creaminess to it and moderate carbonation. It's clean and pretty smooth.

While this is nothing special it's also nothing to complain about. Has some good flavor and goes down pretty easily. A decent hefe.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2010 02:48:52 | More by number1bum
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loveingminor

Pennsylvania

3.35/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a mug.

Has a lighter color than other beers I've had today, but then it's the only wheat beer I've had today.

Doesn't have a strong smell, but that may just be the mug I've poured it into.

Taste is overpowering of bananas. Too much bananas. But other than that, this is a good wheat beer to drink. I wouldn't suggest giving it to your kid as their first wheat beer. But after you've enjoyed a few, this isn't a bad one to drink.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2010 21:33:27 | More by loveingminor
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a cloudy golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is sweet, notes of citrus and honey. Taste is good, wheat, citrus, spices, somewhat sweet, very flavorful. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and has good drinkability. Overall thia is a fine quality beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2009 17:03:47 | More by tone77
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Whiteweasel

Illinois

3.43/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a weizen glass.

Appearance: Pale yellow with plenty of carbonation and a decent head which fades quickly. A little hazy but no sediment at all. Pleasant looking but nothing too special

Smell: Very strong fruity smell. Banana and clove notes are very strong and has a distinct wheatiness to it. An ale in all respects. Extremely sweet smelling, and reminds me of tropical fruit.

Taste: Alright, but not with nearly the depth of flavour that I've come to expect from hefe's. Reasonably sweet. Yeast flavour dominates over most others, but still a banana, perhaps grape flavour can be tasted. Very weak, and I feel like I can almost taste adjunct something or another in this beer. Something I might taste in a bud light or something.

Mouthfeel: Crisp, with a little booziness coming through over the weak flavours. Carbonation stays in pretty well and it feels like a very weak champagne.

Drinkability: Solid beer considering what I was expecting. Not something I'd necessarily order again unless the alternatives were crappy american adjunct lagers. Low abv so if for some reason i wanted to have more than one I could. Weak enough flavour where it doesnt overwhelm the sense of taste, so drinkable in that sense. However the weak flavor means that I wouldnt really want to have another.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2009 13:21:48 | More by Whiteweasel
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mjaskula

New York

3.35/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served in a pint glass. Pours a cloudy gold with a white soda-like head. The head thins to a ring and leaves no lacing.

The aroma is thin, and as expected from a heffe. Banana, clove, bubblegum are all there, as well as some citrus. The flavor is thin. A bit of lemony sour at first, but that went away quickly. There's a lot of bubblegum flavor. Mouthfeel is thin.

It's an easy drinking Heffe, not great, but probably the best offering in the Michelob mix pack.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2009 01:09:10 | More by mjaskula
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wahhmaster

Virginia

3.7/5  rDev +6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a 0.5L Paulaner-branded weizen glass.

Appearance: Pours a hazy pale orange-ish color with a thick, foamy head that dissipates quickly leaving spotty lacing on the glass.

Smell: Smells wheaty with hints of cloves and lemons.

Taste: Hits you up front with fruity notes of banana and lemon. Finishes with a bit of wheaty-tasting bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Crisp and refreshing, like a hefeweizen should be.

Drinkability: I have to give A-B credit, they created something that, for all intents and purposes, tastes like a Bavarian wheat beer. It tastes like a sub-par Bavarian wheat beer but I'll give credit where credit's due.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2009 21:45:45 | More by wahhmaster
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Mosstrooper

California

4/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into half liter Paulaner weizen glass.

Appearance: Cloudy straw with a thick foamy head that doesn't seem to dissipate at all, leaving thick foam residue around the glass when it does.

Smell: Doughy bread with wheat, citrus spice, and hints of banana.

Taste: Starts with sweet citrus flavors, rounded out by bread. Spicy-sweet finish with touches of wheat throughout.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied and smooth, very refreshing

Drinkability: A great hefeweizen, a pleasant surprise from AB.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2009 18:16:08 | More by Mosstrooper
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Brad007

Vermont

3.63/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy whitish-gold color with a one-finger head into my glass. Pretty decent looking for the style. Seems right on there.

Aroma is full of wheat and clove in the nose with a hint of banana as well. Seems about right for a hefeweizen.

Taste is full of clove, a bit of banana and wheat. Decent and very tasty.

Just a bit of tang lingers in the mouth, likely from the yeast used. A bit more sweet than warranted. Otherwise, seems to finish well for the example.

Not bad and perhaps someone may be inclined to try this being that it's a Michelob product. Then again, who knows?

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2009 04:04:46 | More by Brad007
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jsh420

Illinois

4.22/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 5

pours cloudy golden yellow with a big foamy 3+ finger head that fades and leaves no lacing

smells like a hefe should wheat banana spice clove

taste is great - i think people just hate on it because its from AB - big flavors of banana bread clove ample spice and wheat

mouthfeel was just thin which was very odd since the flavors are there this leads into ->>

drinkability - maybe AB does know something about drinkability - this beer is light and oh so tasty - while looks and mouthfeel play into a beers rating but mean very little to me when i want a flavorful brew to drink with friends

which is why this hefe is one of the better ones i have had

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2009 01:34:52 | More by jsh420
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almychristopher

New York

3.7/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

this beer pours a cloudy golden color with a nice compact white head. the aroma brings a nice hefe aroma. the taste follows through with the yeasty esters and the wheat malt taste, not a paulaner by any means but a solid hefe. the medium body and aggressive cabonation make this a easy drinker.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2009 00:17:40 | More by almychristopher
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WesWes

New York

3.73/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer pours a hazy pale gold color with a thick frothy white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a light pale and wheat malt scent along with a rather nice hefe yeast aroma. It has the typical banana/cloce character. The taste is decent. It has a pretty good hefe flavor that goes down rather smooth and finishes with some excellent yeast character. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a medium bodied beer with good carbonation. This is a good tasting beer. AB hits the mark with this one.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2009 00:12:49 | More by WesWes
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jwinship83

Illinois

4.05/5  rDev +16%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle that was part of the mixed pack. drank from a wizen glass.

A- this one pours a cloudy golden yellow colored body with a small white head. the head vanishes after a minute and leaves behind little to no lacing.

S- strong yeasty smell, as expected. lots of spices like banana and clove. a bit of bubblegum.

T- the taste is very similar to the nose. lots of the bubblegum and spices that i could smell. very yeasty.

M- medium to full bodied with ample carbonation.

D- easy drinking session beer. i was surprised by this one. if it came in six packs i would consider buying it again.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2009 00:16:05 | More by jwinship83
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elniko

Texas

3.9/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into weizen glass.

A: Wow, pretty nice looking pour and brew. Huge pillowy head and lacing. Not as hazy as I would expect, carbonation quite apparent.

S: Nice hef tones, this is definitely a German style vs American wheat. Not much banana but spices quite apparent. Again very solid.

T & M: Taste was a bit of letdown after the appearance and nose. Pretty thin bodied. Although banana tones were not apparent in the nose I felt that it was the dominant tone in the taste.

D: Pretty darn drinkable, this beer was a pleasant surprise for me. As far as American hefs go really solid, not as good as the Kellerweis but not too far behind.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2009 18:08:29 | More by elniko
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Cyberkedi

Georgia

3.4/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this at a Halloween party. It pours a hazy amber with a fairly thick but not too persistent off-white head. Aroma is wheaty and yeasty, about average. Flavor is strong and wheaty, typical but at least it is quite firm. Texture is fizzy and fairly smooth. OK, but craft brews are better.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2009 21:45:18 | More by Cyberkedi
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bmwats

Louisiana

3.45/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a standard weizen.

A: Yellow golden color. Pours into a 4 finger bubbly, white head. Deteriorates quickly leaving just a bit of bubbles on the surface. Heavy carbonation continues to rise. No lacing to speak of.

S: Wheat, a little freshly cut grass, and a strong lemon citrus nose.

T: Wheaty, grainy, tastes a little like hay smells. Lemon, but kind of a pungent citrus taste with an indistinguishable spice.

M: Light and carbonated. Citrus remains.

D: A light and refreshing brew.

Decent atmosphere. Appearance is okay, and the nose is full (almost over-powering really on initial pour) but typical of the style. Flavor is also pretty typical. . . wheat, citrus, and a graininess. Overall, this is pretty decent quaff.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2009 22:28:45 | More by bmwats
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FreshmanPour77

Minnesota

3.15/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served from bottle to a glass cold. Part of large sampler pack.

A - Orange/yellowish tint with 1 finger of foam at the end.

S - strong citrus smell with hops and wheat mixed in.

T - over powering hop/wheat mixed with citrus juice spiced after taste.

M - light bodied with a slight grainy feel going down.

D - Enjoyed trying the beer but not for me to drink on a regular basis. Anyone to enjoy with others but the sampler pack will be fine with me. Will try others in this class to compare.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2009 18:10:17 | More by FreshmanPour77
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Michelob Bavarian Style Wheat from Anheuser-Busch
80 out of 100 based on 156 ratings.