Michelob Bavarian Style Wheat - Anheuser-Busch
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4.22/5 rDev +20.9%
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
12-02-2009 01:34:52 | More by jsh420
3.7/5 rDev +6%
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.
11-22-2009 00:17:40 | More by almychristopher
3.73/5 rDev +6.9%
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.
11-22-2009 00:12:49 | More by WesWes
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%
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.
11-08-2009 18:08:29 | More by elniko
3.4/5 rDev -2.6%
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.
10-31-2009 21:45:18 | More by Cyberkedi
3.45/5 rDev -1.1%
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.
10-11-2009 22:28:45 | More by bmwats
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
3.88/5 rDev +11.2%
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a "Michelob Specialty Ales & Lagers" pilsner/weizen glass.
Pours a slightly hazy bright golden hue; the foamy white head is disappointing for a Hefeweizen, raising itself to a paltry stature and falling away a bit too quickly. Some light stick remains as it fades away.
Aroma is patently Bavarian, with banana-like fruity esters dominating; a bit of clove-like spiciness shows itself underneath with a hint of bubblegum, but the esters take hold.
A light and effervescent mouthfeel brings to the table spicy flavors of clove and nutmeg and lots of fruity esters showing themselves through banana and apricot notes, though well-balanced by the Bavarian yeast byproducts and overlaid upon a base of slightly sweet, slightly grainy wheat-and-barley malt. Finishes long and somewhat fruity-malty-sweet.
Drinkable and fairly authentic, though a bit more evident spiciness would be preferred and certainly more head retention; increasing the amount of wheat in the grist would undoubtedly solve that problem, but what can one expect from a company that works more than anything else to decrease the costs of production? More wheat in a wheat beer would probably be a bit too much to ask for.
09-27-2009 17:08:43 | More by superdedooperboy
United Kingdom (England)
3.73/5 rDev +6.9%
Attractively hazed sunflower beer, but it is very fizzy, inappropriately so, and the head barely forms before it disappears. The aroma is much more appealing, ripe with banana and clove and an unexpected edge of parsley. Mild and soft on the palate, and though it is pleasantly tangy, yeasty and wheaty and fruity, it is not particularly interesting or robust. The mouthfeel, however, is spot-on, very soft and light and dry. Finish brings forth starchy notes of bread and brown sugar. This is not the best Hefe out there, but it's far from the worst - highly drinkable and recommended, especially for the price!
09-26-2009 02:33:01 | More by soulgrowl
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
3.88/5 rDev +11.2%
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.
09-22-2009 00:53:24 | More by Bitterbill
3.25/5 rDev -6.9%
A - Pours cloudy gold, with a thin white head. Lots of sparkly bubbles keep floating up.
S - Not much, a little wet wheat, maybe some sweetness.
T - A nice malty sweetness, maybe a little wheat flavor. It's there and gone however. All the carbonation leaves a very clean finish.
M - Light-Medium. Too light for the style maybe. Also lots of carbonation, very sharp.
D - For the price, it's not bad at all, but not a great hefe.
08-02-2009 23:16:54 | More by enfield249
3.83/5 rDev +9.7%
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.
09-15-2008 01:03:33 | More by oriolesfan4
3.35/5 rDev -4%
Part of a Michelob combo pack. Pale yellow in the glass with a hazy, bubbly mix of sediment. Decent head that disappeared quickly. Malty spice in the nose, but the body is a bit thin and spritzy. Taste is wheat and hops spice with a bit more water than many craft hefeweizens. As a refreshing beverage with food on the deck in the summer, it's a winner. A step up from the usual macro. But nothing more special.
08-16-2008 02:04:29 | More by tugdriver7
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
3.58/5 rDev +2.6%
This brew poured to a nice yellow color, very clear with a small white head that had limited retention and left no lacing. No haze to this brew what so ever, crystal clear which is a little out of the norm. The aroma is quite pleasant, with a noticeable banana scent mixed with a slight clove. Very surprised by this as I was actually expecting is to miss the mark but so far quite good! The flavors are nice, pretty nice wheat malt flavors mixed in with normal wheat beer flavors. No nothing majority exciting is going on here but this is a nice easy, drinkable brew that I would not peg foe a AB product. The feel is adequate, a little on the watery side. This is a truly nice brew, nothing out of the ordinary going on here but IMO quite well done.
04-01-2008 00:34:50 | More by Stimack
3/5 rDev -14%
A - Light Yellow, touch of cloudyness, white head with light lacing.
S - Fruity scent, I can't pick up much else.
T - Pretty light on flavor, seems close to a standard Hefe that doesn't break any boundries. Hint of fruit possibly, but only upfront.
M - Light and has a carb bite to it.
D - I had this last weekend, on a day around 45 degrees. I could see myself putting back a few of these during the hot summer months as this style becomes my favorite in July.
I liked this, I was suprised really. Although out of all BMC beers the Michelob line seems to offer some of the more interesting offerings.
03-10-2008 13:43:25 | More by Taipans
3.45/5 rDev -1.1%
Appearance - Medium yellow, maybe with a little orange. Slightly hazy. Thin, quickly dissipating white head.
Smell - Moderately strong banana odor without even putting my nose near the glass. Closer observation also reveals nice wheaty scent.
Taste - Nice sweet wheat flavor. Somewhat more than a hint of banana. Blends well though. Hops very light, unobtrusive. Pretty good.
Mouthfeel - Medium. Pretty crisp.
Drinkability - I've never associated Michelob with good beer. This beer, however, has a very pleasant taste. A nice surprise.
02-22-2008 01:47:01 | More by scaliasux
3.45/5 rDev -1.1%
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into my pint glass. This beer is a somewhat cloudy medium golden color. White head was about an inch thick when poured. Quickly settled to a very thin, almost non existent surface layer with a decent white ring lining the inside of the glass and very little lacing. Some decent malty wheat and spice aromas, including a nice hint of clove, and a hint of banana were present. Has some sweet, malt upfront with the aforementioned clove along with a bit of orange and banana. No discernible hops whatsoever. Also has a bit of a metallic off-flavor, which is certainly a turn off. Has a somewhat crisp, light to medium bodied mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Drinkablity is pretty good due to the fact that this beer is somewhat light overall. Not drinkable in the way a truly well crafted beer is. Overall an ok beer here, nothing special nothing horrible. I guess it pretty good for something brewed by A-B.
02-15-2008 03:48:26 | More by neenerzig
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
3.6/5 rDev +3.2%
Pours a cloudy (unfiltered) yellow-orange color with a head that stands up about 3/4 of an inch tall. Head quickly reduced to a ring of foam that only covered the outer ring of the glass. Smells of bready/wheaty malts and spices. Taste is similar to others in this style, but I found this beer to have a slight metallic taste towards the finish.
Morey's Bottom Line: As I've said before, this is not my favorite style of beer, however aside from the metallic taste that I mentioned, this beer goes down pretty easy.
02-10-2008 18:05:22 | More by Morey
3.8/5 rDev +8.9%
Poured typical haze, with small head, didn't last long at all. No lacing.
To be honest, I didn't really know what to expect. AB has done a real nice job with it's seasonals, not great, but good.
Smell of banannas, wheat bread, and even a sniff of clove! WOW! Had to look at the label again & remind myself it was a macro.
Taste: Sweet, bananna, wheat, clove. It's all there, and, it does indeed stack up to most any domestic wheat beers I have had. I think the only thing that hurt it, for me, was a real "watery" finish.
I like the Michelob "craft" series, the Porter, Hefe, Marzen, and even the Pale Ale are decent takes, that go a long way to being a decent beer.
02-09-2008 01:30:04 | More by KI9A
3.8/5 rDev +8.9%
Thanks to Mick & Holly for the 20 pack sampler! Sampled 2/6/2008. Poured into my Weihenstephaner Hefeweizen Glass (HERESY!) from the 12 oz brown bottle (Born on 08SEP07). The pour produced a hefty white head of 2" that quickly fell to a thin cap leaving no lace. I dutifully swirled the last bit of beer in the bottle to pick up the spent yeast and poured it into the glass to yield that hefeweizen haze. Cloudy, yellow beer.
The nose is weak but the tell-tale hints of fruity and yeasty smells are there.
Taste: Not bad! A lighter bodied Hefeweizen... refreshing. Slight taste of banana. Also apple. Tiny bit of hops at the end.
MF: A bit too thin for my taste. Good carbonation.
Drinkability: Good, refreshing hefeweisen. nothing objectionable.
02-06-2008 20:26:43 | More by TheBierBand
3.65/5 rDev +4.6%
From a variety 20-pack
Clear until I swirled and poured the dreg to get the proper haze. Actually had a bit of a head to it, but it faded rather quickly. No lace of course.
I can smell the banana in here. Did the brewmasters at Anheuser swipe some yeast and recipes from one of the companies it bought?
Shockingly good taste for a micro. Ignore the label on the bottle - I think that this can compare to many other decent micro Heffies. Doesn't have the body or clove that I like, but there's ligit banana and some wheat crispness that I dig. Watery at the finish but still sweet, I'd have no problem snagging a sixer of these some time
01-07-2008 01:56:20 | More by chiefydawg
Michelob Bavarian Style Wheat from Anheuser-Busch
80 out of 100 based on 158 ratings.