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Michelob Bavarian Style Wheat - Anheuser-Busch

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Michelob Bavarian Style WheatMichelob Bavarian Style Wheat

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BA SCORE
80
good

158 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 158
Reviews: 125
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 16.33%
Wants: 9
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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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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t0rin0

California

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

11-08-2012 18:45:05 | More by t0rin0
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BuckeyeNation

Iowa

3.53/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Transparent amber that only becomes (slightly) cloudy when the final finger of beer is added to the glass. The stiffly creamy beige cap may be the best looking lid that I've seen on an A-B product. It's semi-rocky as it melts and deposits a good bit of lace in the bargain.

Both of the major hefe weizen aromas (banana and clove) are present, but they're too laid back and too simplistic to truly impress. Still, credit must be given for style accuracy... as opposed to yet another American pale wheat passing itself off as a true German-style hefe.

The first several seconds of each mouthful are wonderful. They're filled with loads of sweet, ripe banana and zesty ground clove. The hefe weizen banan-o-meter score is an impressive, monkey-approved 4.0/5.0. The brewery has either used a tremendously estery yeast strain or they've perfected banana and clove extracts that mimic a tremendously estery yeast strain. After those first few seconds, however, cracks in the flavor facade begin to show.

The biggest problem with MBSW (and it isn't a deal breaker by any means) is a lack of good, quality wheat malt. Once the delicious top notes fade, it's obvious that there's very little of substance backing them up. As a result, the body/mouthfeel is too light. It's also too fizzy. Even a hint of creaminess would have done wonders. To be fair, a light creaminess arrives on the scene in the second half of the bottle.

Michelob Bavarian Style Wheat is not bad beer. In fact, it's one of my three favorites from A-B (Anheuser World Lager and Spring Heat Spiced Wheat are the others). Kudos to the brewery for taking a stab at a worthwhile style and for almost pulling it off.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2007 11:46:33 | More by BuckeyeNation
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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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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.38/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I beleive this is a fine beer. Though not special, it exceeded my expectations from the Michelob brand. The brew poured a moderate haze and a dirty straw color. Though fizzy carbonation overshadowed any softness, the head retention proved worth while. Aromas hinged on graininess and raw barley, but did exhibit a moderate maltiness, fruity esters, and a bready / yeasty scent. Flavors closely shadows the aromas, but fell a bit on a cereal grain note and with lesser emphasis on fruitiness, esters, and breadiness. The feel was a carbonation dominant scrubbing and proved to be the least enjoyable moment within the session; then later fell flat. Never showed the rich and smooth textures that separate the German Hefeweizens from the rest of the world's.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2007 21:22:26 | More by BEERchitect
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zeff80

Missouri

3.2/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a golden yellow color with a small, white head that quickly dissipates. It was highly carbonated and left a little lace.

S - It smelled of lots of clove. There was also a wheat and yeast aroma.

T - It tasted of wheat and spices. It had a nice touch of clove, too.

M - It was fairly crisp and sharp. A light-bodied beer.

D - This is a pretty good beer from A-B.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2007 15:31:06 | More by zeff80
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

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

With a rouse of the yeast left at the base of the bottle, Michelob Bavarian Stye Wheat pours a hazy (not quite cloudy) golden-orange body beneath a creamy head of bright-white froth. The head retention is average, and the lacing is limited (particularly for the style).

The nose is quite phenolic with notes of plastic and powdered-sugar covered bubblegum (sugar, clove, a hint of vanilla). Little maltiness makes its way through.

In the mouth it's appropriately yeasty and medium-light bodied, but the crisp bristle of carbonation the style demands seems to be missing.

The flavor is not too unlike what the flavor suggests it might be, although there is more malt - and more wheatish malt at that! It's clean, disregarding the phenolic of the yeast, and a bit acidic and chalky-dry. The bitterness is limited, but it seems to me that it could be a tad sweeter.

Bright, yeasty, delicately malty... might make an interesting beer to pair with pulled pork, BBQ, or Thai foods; and I don't doubt that it's quite quaffable during the belching heat of summer.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2006 00:31:24 | More by NeroFiddled
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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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Jason

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle with a "Born On Date" freshness date on the label.

A- Hazed from the yeast that was poured into the glass, two fingers of froth stand steady after a hard pour.

S- Aromas of light ripe banana, powdered clove and a nutty yeast with some breadiness from the malt in the back.

T&M- Crisp with a creamy medium body, nice sharpness of clove and grain. Mild fruitiness that boarders banana. Long lingering cracker-like maltiness with some faded clove.

D- Wow! Not bad at all, a different take on the style. I think there is only 35% wheat malt which make for a slightly different malt character. Very drinkable but this was far better on draft when I tried it back in August.

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2006 02:10:20 | More by Jason
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russpowell

Oklahoma

4.03/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Cheers to InterKen (sic) for his reccomendation on the 20 pack. I've been scared to try this the last few years...

Pours an effervescent golden with 4 fingers of eggshell white head. Average lacing & below average head retention

S: Phenols, lemons & grass

T: Bubblegum, lemons, & appleskin up front. Some grassy notes as this warms. Finishes crisp, citrussy & fruitty & a little dry

MF: Medium-bodied with lively carbonation

Drank real easy. I knew AB could do a solid hefe product again if they put their minds to it

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2007 00:38:45 | More by russpowell
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

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

Appears a cloudy (yeast) golden sunburst with a decent sized white head that quickly dwindles leaving behind light lacing that doesn't seem to cling that well to my chalice. Aroma has evident tart citrus with soft banana and mild clove tones a somewhat auththentic yeast strain I'm impressed dammit with an even noticeable mild herbal hop finish. Flavor let's see if it stands up to the nose...has some good things going on with light banana and citrus and heavy clove bitterness and something that sticks on the palate for quite awhile that doesn't do the beer any justice not off in anyway just different than the typical hefeweizen. Mouthfeel is light bodied with smooth carbonation and it does tickle the throat a bit. Drinkability is decent definitely better than the Harpoon UFO that they call a hefeweizen this is true to the Bavarian roots in the yeast department, I like an AB product.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2006 23:10:03 | More by WVbeergeek
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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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jwc215

Wisconsin

4.03/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. twist-off capped bottle, "born on 17 Oct 2007", part of variety pack, poured into Weizen glass:

Pours semi-clouded golden yellow with a two-finger white head that slowly descends to a thin, lasting cover. Some lacing sticks.

The smell is of banana/clove and wheat tang. Very banana-ish and aromatic.

The taste is of banana/clove with a subtle toffeeish background. Wheat tang with a hint of bubblegum present. Nice, appropriate yeast strain here. It has a sweetish, crisp, clean, refreshing finish.

Light-bodied, with a bit of fizz. Crisp.

I was pleasantly surprized at this one. Well-done. I could see getting an occassional 6-pack of this in the summer...but, it's only available in the variety pack, as far as I know (I might be wrong).

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2007 14:34:42 | More by jwc215
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -14%

12-01-2011 19:53:50 | More by Rochefort10nh
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Billolick

New York

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This brew came as a box of 20 variety pack, (only $14.99 @ BJs, not a bad deal) Comes with "born on dating" (nice) and says its
"all malt", which I guess means no adjuncts, another good thing. This one pours lite, yellowy almond, cloudy, with a longlasting white head. Bubbles rising and moderate lacing left on the glass. Nose of ripe bananas and some powdered sugar. initially this was tasting a wee bit sharp and soapy, however a few minutes out of the bottle seemed to smooth and calm things down. What we are left with is a moderatly tasty hefe', sweet and fruity, with notes of more bananas, light clove, and nutty yeastyness. Not a bad effort, this is a drinkable and easily approachable little wheat.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2006 02:43:49 | More by Billolick
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

3.83/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bought a Michelob mixed sampler 12 pack for $9.99

Wow, big surprise here! I may be a spring chicken when it comes to beer drinking but this was one of the better Hefe's I've had and to think it comes from AB. Smells of banana/clove mixture, drinkability is superb, and has a great mouthfeel.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2008 01:03:33 | More by oriolesfan4
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jdhilt

New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a five-finger white head that fades slowly to a thin layer leaving some lace. Cloudy, very pale amber color. spicy clove nose. Light carbonation and light bodied. Flavor is grassy, peppery with slight bubblegum finish. 12oz bottle, bottled on May 3, 2007, $1.25 from Kappy's Fresh Pond Jamaica Plain, MA.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2007 23:15:12 | More by jdhilt
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -14%

09-20-2013 00:03:53 | More by ejimhof
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BillRoth

Maryland

3/5  rDev -14%

03-15-2014 20:56:34 | More by BillRoth
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plaid75

New York

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

Poured a cloudy medium straw hue with a three finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured a well defined banana yeat aroma with a mild clove spiciness.

The taste consisted of solid yeast and wheat flavors with a mild spiciness and a trace lemony flavor.

The mouthfeel was good and chewy.

Overall a very good attempt at the style. As good as most American hefes. I am very impressed with this AB offering.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2006 02:17:02 | More by plaid75
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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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scruffwhor

Illinois

3.93/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Thanks dad for letting me mooch off of your Michelob Mixed 20-pack.

The look is off light banana peel with some golden hay and good bubbling. I was hoping for a better head though. The aroma was like a good wheat beer should smell. Bananas and cloves with some light bitterness lingering neither here nor there. The taste was just like the aroma. Bananas, cloves and even some light red apples. Just a touch of tartness at the finish. Smooth and well carbonated palate for this particular beer. Just awesome. Blown away by this beer from such a brewery.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2006 20:39:59 | More by scruffwhor
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Bitterbill

Wyoming

3.88/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Part of the sampler pack.

It pours a very hazy straw gold with a small head of foam that quickly shrinks to a few islands and a ring around the glass.

It smells pretty Hefeweizen like...good notes of clove and banana and a light citrus.

Taking my first sip and the clove and banana are there with a very mild note of wheat and an even lighter note of citrus that I could have easily missed but yet not missed if you catch my drift.
This is pretty darn tasty and it's a very easy drinker. Hell, the mouthfeel borders on medium so that's another plus. The caronation isn't all fizzy and sh*t so...all in all, this is a good stab at the style, me thinks. I'm not at all sad that I sprung the bucks for this sampler pack as I only found the Porter to be not to my liking.

If this showed up on tap at my local Old Chicago, I'd drink some.
Good job.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2009 00:53:24 | More by Bitterbill
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bluejacket74

Ohio

3.38/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle, "Born on date" of 9/7/07. The beer pours a little bit hazy gold color with about a half inch white head. Head retention is low, lacing is OK. It smells like cloves, wheat, bananas and yeast. It tastes pretty much the same way it smells, except there's a noticable bubblegum flavor too. Body/mouthfeel is light/medium, with moderate carbonation. Drinkability is decent, it's not hard to drink at all and it's refreshing. There are better hefes out there, but this one isn't bad at all. Overall a decent effort from AB with this beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2007 01:06:10 | More by bluejacket74
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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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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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Michelob Bavarian Style Wheat from Anheuser-Busch
80 out of 100 based on 158 ratings.