Michelob Bavarian Style Wheat - Anheuser-Busch
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2.73/5 rDev -21.8%
Came from a sampler pack Poured out a crystal clear light golden color with plenty of carbonation and a short lasting but thick head that thinned out into an even layer with no lacing at all. It has a very sweet and fruity aroma: oranges, some peach, a little banana and very little malt. It has a crisp but not refreshing feel to it and it seems a bit too watery. Its slightly tart and has some mild hints of banana in its aftertaste, but its not dry and doesnt have any alcohol taste in it. Over all not bad and its a pretty smooth drinker.
01-06-2008 01:50:31 | More by vickersspitfire
2.9/5 rDev -16.9%
12 oz. bottle in a weizen glass.
A - Nice cloudy pale yellow with little head.
S - Sweet wheat and malt smell.
T - Nice and sweet. Almost a creamed corn flavor.
M - Light bodied with good carbonation.
D - OK, it's a little to sweet but it's a lot better than I expected from Michelob.
01-02-2008 02:30:36 | More by jeffmonarch
4.03/5 rDev +15.5%
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).
12-24-2007 14:34:42 | More by jwc215
1.93/5 rDev -44.7%
Appearance- Served from a bottle from the michelob sampler pack. The bottle doesn't look that great but it does have a nice pour instruction on the neck for those who aren't sure of the correct pour. My pour, although done correctly, gave a very low amount of head which really let me down.
Smell- This is where the beer started it's downward decent. I couldn't get over the overpowering banana smell from this brew that permeated every sense I could throw at it.
Taste- Similarly to smell, this brew was beer bananas for me and nothing else complex. I wouldn't mind to see a hint of banana but it was all upfront for me.
Mouthfeel- The carbonation on mine was a little lower than I would have liked to see. I feel a bit more would have helped even out the banana.
Drinkability- I have to give this one a major pass as I plan to never drink one again. I respect those who enjoy this beer, but for me, it wasn't my cup of tea.
12-24-2007 04:45:20 | More by Greggy
2.6/5 rDev -25.5%
Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a pint glass, semi-translucent orange-hued yellow with a thin top of white fizzy foam that quickly settles to a light ring of thin lace. Aroma is spicy and sweet, yeast, clove, earthy undertones of banana and grain. Taste is very much of the same, wheat/yeast flavors, light spiciness that comes and goes quickly, finishes clean without aftertaste, slightly dry. Mouthfeel is a little rough, lighter body with moderate carbonation levels. Drinkability is good, easily the high point of this brew, goes down easy and is refreshing. Nothing wrong with it, just nothing special at all, very basic brew.
12-17-2007 21:05:23 | More by danielocean03
3.68/5 rDev +5.4%
12oz bottle poured into a weizen glass. Pulled from the Michelob Lagers and Ales seasonal pack.
A - Bronze coloration with a golden-orange hue. Produced a nice frothy head which displayed good retention. There was even noticeable lacing! Unexpected yet pleasant.
S - Pretty nice aroma of banana and clove. I swear there are even slight hints of vanilla in there. Slight bit of grain finishes it off. Not bad at all.
T - Nice blend of sweetness and spices. Clove, banana, lemon, and even a bit of malt shine through. Wheat accents finish what seems to be a pretty authentic rendition of a traditional hefe. I am impressed.
M - Here is the low point of the brew I must say, it contains far too much carbonation. Thin bodied and a bit watery as well. A hint of spice remains in the aftertaste.
D - Pretty decent, I enjoyed this one and wouldn't have any quarrels with having another. Definitely worth a try, especially for those who don't believe the big boys can make good brews.
12-04-2007 15:11:07 | More by PhageLab
4.1/5 rDev +17.5%
Pours a cloudy gold.
Great smell, hops, malt, banana and clove.
Delicious. Very sweet but still has character. All the smells come through.
Feels nice in the mouth. Smooth carbonation.
Quite drinkable, maybe a little too sweet but otherwise a surprisingly complex and tasty beer.
$10.99 12 pack of Michelob specialty brews is a great deal. This is probably my favorite.
11-30-2007 03:34:11 | More by ch473
4.2/5 rDev +20.3%
Pours yellow with a solid if quickly dying head. Nothing exceptional, but nice enough.
Smells of cloves, light white pepper, and strongly of spicy belgian yeast. Nothing Bavarian about this--but it's darn good.
Tastes very much like it smells. A good kick of spice followed by a smooth, lightly burny Belgiany yeast. Very nice. Wow
What the hell? This is a very solid example of the style--and from AB that's a damn shock.
11-23-2007 02:43:27 | More by mynie
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
3.4/5 rDev -2.6%
From the 20-bottle sampler pack, 12 oz bottle born on 07 SEP 07 into my Sam Adams glass (thanks, guys!), this one features a thick fluffy white head that quickly fades to a wispy cap and slight color. Body is slightly hazed yellow-orange with minor carbonation streams. On the nose, banana and clove is prominent; shaping up OK so far. Tastes clean and crisp with firm banana and light clove, slightly bready. No real hops character, leaning toward overly sweet. Spicy-clove finish. Mouth is nicely semi-viscous and crisply carbonated good representation of style. Drinkability is OK; its a bit oversweet and perhaps a bit too tweaked, losing a hefes traditional subtlety. Its certainly thirst quenching.
Overall: A decent hefe, a bit oversweet and with a lackluster head. Worth a try.
11-06-2007 00:20:18 | More by jettjon
4.25/5 rDev +21.8%
First of I am going to say I am going to be very open minded with any review I do on here knowing that everyone has their own likes and dislikes. This beer pours a very cloudy lighter amber color with plenty of head at first but the head disappeared pretty quickly. The smell is decent almost has a yeast smell which should be expected with any true wheat beer. The taste isn't to bad also with a light taste of banana and wheat taste. My opinion on this beer is if your the type of person who is not out for a full flavored dark beer. This would be a good one for you two try. This beer still offers you pleny of flavor for how smooth and light it is. Overall I must say good job Anheuser Busch. Don't understand why they don't try to market these beers more so than they do in their variety pack.
11-04-2007 23:20:16 | More by LegendaAcBn
3.38/5 rDev -3.2%
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.
11-04-2007 01:06:10 | More by bluejacket74
3.68/5 rDev +5.4%
Wow, not a damn thing wrong with this hefe shows that AB can produce a sold beer if pushed.
Poured an orange / amber, head was a bit wimpy the only drawback to the brew.
Nice aroma of clove banana and nutmeg, which comes through in the quaff smoothly. And a pop of bubblegum in the finish further fortify this brew.
Sharp, crisp and tasty, a solid hefe I could go for more quite easily.
10-24-2007 13:25:38 | More by Vancer
3.38/5 rDev -3.2%
Pours a golden color with a very slight haze to it, almost clear. Decent white head with tight carbonation bubbles, dissipated into a slight cap. The smell is of a true hefe; some banana, clove, and bubblegum. The taste is of banana and clove that is followed by a crisp and dry wheat malt. Good hefe flavors but not very strong, perhaps a bit watery. The feel is light and almost watery, finishes slightly astringent. I was very surprised by this brew; this actually tastes like a hefe. Not the best by far but it is on the fairway. Quite a drinkable brew.
10-21-2007 03:54:00 | More by Gmann
2.15/5 rDev -38.4%
Starts a little cloudy, yellow with carbonation like a sparkling apple cider with little head and almost no lace. Smells a little like juicy fruit with an artifical sweet scent closer to the actual gum. Mouth is thin, washed a little bitter and left a soda water like twinge and old corn pop flavor. Bleah.
Well, this is a little HEFE, and a little wheat. It seems like the fruitiness is artifical and a corn pop like after effect that is a little off. The bitter taste here is again of soda water, and it just doesn't blend properly.
This is not for me. I want a smoother taste with a thicker texture like the better Hefes and the bolder wheat and pleasent aftertaste of a better wheat. This is neither. It's a macro stab that misses for me.
10-19-2007 10:56:58 | More by Ricochet
4.03/5 rDev +15.5%
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
10-18-2007 00:38:45 | More by russpowell
3.95/5 rDev +13.2%
Poured a cloudy bright amber color with massive white puffy head.
Smell is a nice mixture of bubble gum, bananas, citrus fruit and spice.
Taste also has bananas in the forefront, with a bit of spice also present.
Finish is a bit thin with little taste retanetion.
Easy to drink on a hot autumn afternoon. Good example of the style.
09-30-2007 18:45:07 | More by tgbljb
3/5 rDev -14%
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.
09-28-2007 23:15:12 | More by jdhilt
2.7/5 rDev -22.6%
A clear unfiltered wheat beer from A-B? OK, I'll give anything a shot once.
A: Medium gold with a small, white, fizzy head that quickly and fully diminishes
S: Actually not bad at all. Spicy wheat & yeast like a hefe should have
T: Taste follows the aroma. Its characteristics are true to style but its just watered down and weak, especially on the finish.
M: Thin body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
D: When I first smelled it, I was impressed for a second, but no. Its a typical A-B lackluster beer.
09-16-2007 18:37:54 | More by ski271
3.58/5 rDev +2.6%
Pours a slightly hazy pale golden yellow color with a small white head. Where's the yeast at the bottom of the bottle? Anyway, the aroma features wheat and a lot of banana and clove aromas (right on style). The taste features much of the same banana and clove flavors that were present in the nose with some wheat and yeast flavors. Overall, this is a very good domestic rendition of a great Bavarian style beer. I knew A-B had it in them to finally release a good beer! Props to them.
08-26-2007 22:53:24 | More by cjgator3
3.2/5 rDev -8.3%
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.
08-26-2007 15:31:06 | More by zeff80
3.3/5 rDev -5.4%
Pours a cloudy yellow,thin white lead,with good retention,and lacing.Aroma,is of wheat,and bananna. Body is light with some carbionation. Taste is of fruit,and bubble gum. With a hint of a smoked flavor in the finish. Can't compete with the Hacker-Pschorr's of the world,but not bad. At least the macros are trying....
08-20-2007 17:21:34 | More by riversider76
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
1.5/5 rDev -57%
I hate to say this, but as a big Anheuser-Busch fan (sorry to admit that to some folks), this beer totally disappointed me.
I would like to say it may have been a pack that was cooled, warmed, cooled then warmed again, but it still couldn't be this bad.
In reading past reviews, it seems there may have been a bad batch. I see it goes from a good call to low 2's in ratings.
I'll give this another shot, but I did not like this a bit.
08-09-2007 22:52:47 | More by jasrbrd
3.15/5 rDev -9.7%
I poured the light bronzed colored beer into my pint glass. Little white head disappeared quickly. It smells like pumpkins and/or bananas. It tastes OK. It's a bit thin just like a regular Budweiser or something. Not like a normal wheat beer. Easy to drink, however. I would best describe this beer this way; It seems like a normal American mass-brewed beer with artificial flavoring. It's decent. I'd buy it again but mostly because of the cheap price.
08-06-2007 19:10:22 | More by berserker256
Michelob Bavarian Style Wheat from Anheuser-Busch
80 out of 100 based on 158 ratings.