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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
79
okay

166 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 166
Reviews: 126
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 17.73%
Wants: 10
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Todd on 08-30-2006

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
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Ratings: 166 | Reviews: 126
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3.6/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

Photo of generallee
4.33/5  rDev +25.9%
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.

Photo of pweis909
3.18/5  rDev -7.6%
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.

Photo of KrisPaulk77
3.63/5  rDev +5.5%
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.

Photo of WJVII
3.47/5  rDev +0.9%
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.

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.27/5  rDev -4.9%
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.

Photo of becktone
2.45/5  rDev -28.8%
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.

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3.6/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

Photo of heissebier
3.63/5  rDev +5.5%
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.

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Michelob Bavarian Style Wheat from Anheuser-Busch
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