Michelob Bavarian Style Wheat - Anheuser-Busch
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4.13/5 rDev +18.3%
pours into my weizen glass a cloudy and very effervescent dirty gold colour. foamy head dies down quickly, but lots of lively carbonation supports what head is left for awhile. little lacing. nice spicy clove and banana aroma. the taste is another pleasant and traditional wallop of clove and spice, wheat notes with a dose of ripe bananas. the addition of the dregs in the bottom of the bottle of course makes all the difference in the taste profile. it settles down the carbonation and adds a nice yeast element that makes it seem authentic to the style. vanilla and bubblegum appear loudly and there is a nice floral hop attitude, too, which makes it seem all the more interesting. this is a nice tasting hefeweizen. very impressive. it's got all nuances of a good hefe nailed. the body is nice and roundish; the mouthfeel creamy after all the carbonation has settled down. finishes beautifully...lots of residual hefe flavours to savor .
ok...i was taken aback by this offering, not expecting at all the true to style "bavarian style wheat". it's a hefe and it's good. i only bought a sixer expecting to be disappointed, but i will go back for more due to the fact i'm short on hefe examples this year. a fine job from the "evil A-B".
06-10-2007 22:38:45 | More by budgood1
3.28/5 rDev -6%
Michelob Bavarian Style Wheat pours a golden yellow color with a white head from a brown twelve ounce bottle. I'm extremely surprised by the aroma, in that it actually smells like a hefe. Cloves and maybe even some banana are evident in the aroma. Very spritzy carbonation, lots of it. The flavors are right if a bit muted, clove being most noticeable, a good amount of banana, and some citrus at the end. It doesn't taste as good as it smells, but overall better than I expected.
10-31-2006 00:54:59 | More by Drew966
3.85/5 rDev +10.3%
Appearance: Hazy dim gold with a huge sudsy head in my Weizen Glass.
Smell: Very banana. Orange cream pineapple yeast vanilla, nuts and a splash of lemon as well.
Taste: easy and smooth. Gentle yeast banana and Bavarian Malt flavors, bread cloves - makes this a simple but refreshing representation of the style. The aftertaste is sweet and fruity and quite pleasant as well.
Mouthfeel: Medium to light body and very smooth with a little bit of malt texture and light carbonation (for the style). nice.
Drinkability: This is certainly an approachable friendly drinking beer for thirsty days.
Hope this is helpful.
11-15-2006 07:58:55 | More by Phatz
4/5 rDev +14.6%
This is nice!
I worked up a sweat in the garden today and decided to take a break with a light beer
Pours a soft golden yellow with a nice two finger white head.
Aromas of banana, white pepper and a touch of lemon.
Taste is everything a bavarian wheat should be. Clean, crisp, refreshing with that bavarian banana wheat profile and a soft peppery finish.
Leaves the mouth nicely clean and dry.
02-10-2008 20:24:14 | More by IntriqKen
4.1/5 rDev +17.5%
Of the beers in the mixed 12pack I purchased, this is easily the best one of the bunch. Pours a very light golden color with crystal clear clarity. Not sure if that is really wanted in an "unfiltered beer". Certainly looks filtered to me. A huge two finger head tops the clear beer.
Aroma is very nice. Lots of corriander and spice. Sweetness from some belgian candi possibly. Bananas as well. Unlike most other macros that attempt the style, no rice or other adjuncts are noticeable in the aroma. Smells like a quality beer.
Taste is sweet and spicy. Coriander and lemon. Peppery spice. Orange peel as well. Big time banana flavors.
In a blind taste test, I would not be able to tell a difference in other micro version and this. A very nice brew. Great for summer and even on a summer like day in the middle of December here in NC. A delicious beer with unbelievable drinkability.
12-15-2006 20:57:32 | More by SaCkErZ9
3.75/5 rDev +7.4%
A: Lightly hazed yellow color with medium high carbonation. Smaller head of white foam. Streams of bubbles race to the top of the beer.
S: Nice estery aromas of bananas and yeast. Mild malt character and some sweet peppery notes.
T: Mild maltiness is overshadowed by banana, light clove and a yeasty sweetness. Some traces of granny smith apples and grain. Quite impressive.
M: Light carbonation, goes down smooth and easy. Appropriate for the style.
D: I'd like this again. I could easily revisit this without hesitation.
Notes: An excellent beer to introduce macro drinkers to. Why can't AB make beer like this all the time?
11-16-2006 00:41:11 | More by Frozensoul327
4.35/5 rDev +24.6%
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.
09-01-2010 17:39:50 | More by generallee
4.05/5 rDev +16%
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.
11-15-2009 00:16:05 | More by jwinship83
3.9/5 rDev +11.7%
A: Head in a weizen glass tends to be something I expect from a hefe, and it's a little weak there. Nonetheless, there is a little and it sticks around for at least a little while. Beer itself is a lighter blonde, slightly hazy, but does appear to be a little more clear than I might expect.
S + T: The standard banana/clove aromas are present, both in the aroma and flavour. The bottle makes a statement about the presence of citrus, which I don't really pick up on, honestly. It is a little mild, as well, though it is appropriate for the style and for what I suspect they are aiming for.
M + D: Moderate carbonation and body, smooth and easy drinking. While there are other hefeweizens that have been more enjoyable, this still serves as a good brew and I have had no problem with enjoying the six-pack that came in a variety pack. Not too bad at all.
09-25-2009 01:17:56 | More by Proteus93
3.38/5 rDev -3.2%
Pours a hazy golden color, darker in the middle as always. Sporting a smaller whitish head then would be normal for a hefe even with aggressive pour not much lace left either considering the style.
Aroma is bready malts, lemon grass right after pour that fades to hints. Lightly spicy earthy yeasts with light cloves present. No real banana presence more citrusy in nature.
Taste is bready malts and wheat, some banana does show up in the flavor but still more citrusy in flavor. Has nice earthy/grass yeasty flavors in the finish with hints of clove showing up long after the swallow. Taste is much nicer then the aroma more like a hefe nicer flavors then the smell indicated.
Mouthfeel is medium leaning to the light side carbonation little lighter then most hefes but good none the less.
Drinkability is good flavor is good nice malty wheaty a decent try for Bud I have had worse.
01-19-2007 16:27:53 | More by mntlover
3.15/5 rDev -9.7%
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.
09-30-2009 18:10:17 | More by FreshmanPour77
3.5/5 rDev +0.3%
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.
02-03-2010 02:48:52 | More by number1bum
2.73/5 rDev -21.8%
Appearance- I thought it was a little clear for wheat but other than that it was not bad. It has decent yellow body. The head and lace are now you see them now you don't.
Smell- The smell was beany, spiced and fruity malt like.
Taste- The taste starts off well it has a good initial wheat beer taste but the aftertaste is not quit right. The after has vegetable like feel.
08-12-2008 12:51:14 | More by MTNboy
3.38/5 rDev -3.2%
Pours out a straw to amber color with lots of suds leaving lots of nice white lacing around the pilsner.
Smell is Clove cinamon and yeast with a hint of caramel.
Taste is a watery clove and banana with a hint of lemon/orange peel.
Mouthfeel is kinda boring with little going on except for the hop bitterness.
While, for budweiser, this is a pretty good brew, it still pales in comparison to the better wheat brews.
10-13-2006 01:52:52 | More by peabody
4/5 rDev +14.6%
Another brew from the Michelob Specialty Ales & Lagers 20-pack. 12 oz., "born on" 8/15/06, and served in a weizen glass. It pours an opaque peach/apricot after a lot (a LOT) of agitation to extract every last bit of yeast. It settles to a finger of off-white head that leaves little lacing and it is so opaque it is hard to judge the amount of carbonation. It smells of tangy wheat, banana pudding, and spicy yeast - very authentic. It is light on the palate with a tingly body and tastes of bananas, spicy cloves, green/spicy, almost grassy hops, and a spicy yeast background, all of which combine to leave a medium finish. Again, quite authentic. This is another great surprise from A-B and goes to show that, if they put their mind to it, they can make high-quality brews. Beers like this and their new porter let us know that they have acknowledged the microbrew revolution and don't want to be left behind. I would like to see six-packs of both of those, without a doubt the two best beers I've had from Anheuser-Busch.
10-20-2006 21:06:14 | More by mmmbeer
3.73/5 rDev +6.9%
Pours hazy lemon yellow with a modest white head that dissipates rather quickly.
Smell is bready with nice bannana notes. Light fruity sweetness and a touch of yeasty spice.
Taste is similiar to the nose. Nice bready flavor, bananna is subdued compared to the nose but still has a presense. Decent malt base makes an appearance and melds well with the sweet fruitiness. Finish retains yeasty spices and a mild hop bite.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, and a little prickly.
If I didn't know better I would never have guessed that this is an AB product. Completely lacks the corn sweetness that is present in their other offerings. Surprisingly good.
01-04-2007 23:25:12 | More by Blakaeris
2.88/5 rDev -17.5%
Pours a watery, boring looking slightly hazy golden colour with a minimal head that leaves virtually no markings on the glass. This one essentially looks like a hazy Budweiser to me. Not very impressive.
The aroma is wheaty, with a strong blend of banana and bubble gum coming through. There are hints of spice here as well but this one is far too sweet overall.
The flavour is in line with the aroma, which means it's not necessarily that great. Sweetness from bubble gum and banana notes is slightly subdued although still powerful, and the bubble gum notes actually give way to a more sugary, general candy flavour at times. Clove comes through at the finish, along wit ha quick blast of wheat flavour. Mouthfeel is light boded and just not hefeweizen-esque.
This was the first real disappointment from the Michelob specialty brews. It's too sweet and just too much like a below average Pale Wheat Ale rather than a hefeweizen. I'd say pass on this one...
11-19-2007 03:02:30 | More by SixpointJMH
3.15/5 rDev -9.7%
Pours to a hazy golden orange, with medium off-white head that lingers well and then leaves good lacing. Aroma was a bit muted, but what was there was a doughy wheat smell. Flavor was some wheat and dough, with a slight hint of what tasted like bubblegum. Decent finish at first, though it turned a little stale toward the end of the glass. Not a great wheat beer by any menas, but not a bad BMC offering.
12-19-2006 03:27:25 | More by kimcgolf
3.73/5 rDev +6.9%
12 oz brown bottle bought (individually) from Florian's in Auburn. Murky yellow body with about an inch of white head. Smells like banana with hints of citrus and spice. Tastes like banana and corriander, with some yeast notes. Lighter-bodied as expected for the style. Fairly drinkable and refreshing. A little light-tasting IMO, making it hard for me to compare to German hefs, but definitely a decent hef and probably the best Michelob I've ever had.
01-25-2007 23:20:17 | More by MrHurmateeowish
3.18/5 rDev -8.9%
Presentation: 12 oz twist off longneck. As you would expect form AB, it has a born on date. It also has pouring instructions, telling you to mix in the sediment.
Appearance: Pours clear yellow until the sediment is mixed in, then it takes on a bit of an orangish cloud. Thin head fades very quickly.
Smell: Wheat and a bit of banana.
Taste: Not bad - a nice wheat flavor with some banana and hints of clove. There is a bit of a metallic bite to it that is the only unpleasant aspect.
Overall impression: Certainly one of the better AB products I have had - this could be a good gateway beer or a savior in a macro bar.
08-14-2007 22:08:51 | More by rowew
Michelob Bavarian Style Wheat from Anheuser-Busch
80 out of 100 based on 158 ratings.