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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

165 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 165
Reviews: 125
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 17.73%
Wants: 10
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Anheuser-Busch visit their website
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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Photo of scaliasux
3.41/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

Photo of neenerzig
3.46/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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.

Eric

Photo of IntriqKen
4/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.
Wonderful.

Photo of Morey
3.62/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of KI9A
3.78/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of TheBierBand
3.78/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of chiefydawg
3.62/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of vickersspitfire
2.74/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

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. It’s slightly tart and has some mild hints of banana in its aftertaste, but it’s not dry and doesn’t have any alcohol taste in it. Over all not bad and its a pretty smooth drinker.

Photo of jeffmonarch
2.97/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

Photo of jwc215
4.04/5  rDev +17.4%
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).

Photo of Greggy
1.91/5  rDev -44.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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.

Photo of danielocean03
2.58/5  rDev -25%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of PhageLab
3.65/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of ch473
4.09/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of mynie
4.22/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of SixpointJMH
2.87/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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...

Photo of jettjon
3.4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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; it’s a bit oversweet and perhaps a bit too tweaked, losing a hefe’s traditional subtlety. It’s certainly thirst quenching.

Overall: A decent hefe, a bit oversweet and with a lackluster head. Worth a try.

Photo of LegendaAcBn
4.22/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of bluejacket74
3.35/5  rDev -2.6%
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.

Photo of Vancer
3.69/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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.

Photo of Gmann
3.41/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of Ricochet
2.18/5  rDev -36.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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.

Photo of russpowell
4.01/5  rDev +16.6%
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

Photo of tgbljb
3.95/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of jdhilt
3/5  rDev -12.8%
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.

Michelob Bavarian Style Wheat from Anheuser-Busch
79 out of 100 based on 165 ratings.