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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
80
good

158 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 158
Reviews: 125
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 16.33%
Wants: 9
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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

(Beer added by: Todd on 08-30-2006)
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tugdriver7

Maryland

3.35/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2008 02:04:29 | More by tugdriver7
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mjaskula

New York

3.35/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served in a pint glass. Pours a cloudy gold with a white soda-like head. The head thins to a ring and leaves no lacing.

The aroma is thin, and as expected from a heffe. Banana, clove, bubblegum are all there, as well as some citrus. The flavor is thin. A bit of lemony sour at first, but that went away quickly. There's a lot of bubblegum flavor. Mouthfeel is thin.

It's an easy drinking Heffe, not great, but probably the best offering in the Michelob mix pack.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2009 01:09:10 | More by mjaskula
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HardTarget

Texas

3.35/5  rDev -4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Bottle Inspection: Brown twisty 12 oz bottle give a born on date: 29Aug06 (sampled 23OCT06), pouring instructions tell you to swirl out the yeast and speak to a natural cloudiness.

Aroma: Rich banana and bubblegum, mild spiciness includes clove.

Appearance: Hazy golden glass holds a respectable thin white cover that fails to give lace and dropped off pretty early in the glass.

Flavor: Wet grain base has a fairly sharp pepper note. Some of the banana flavor comes back in but not nearly as much as in the aroma. Some mild bubblegum comes out in the finish, but there is a lingering mild medicinal and apple aspect to the finish as well that didn’t sit well with me.

Mouthfeel: Prickly carbonation turns a bit fizzy at the swallow, medium heavy mouth feel, and a residual slickness remains after the swallow.

Overall Impression: I don’t know about swirling the bottle, but I found myself swirling the glass to bleed off some of the carbonation and cut back on the burps, but that very effectively killed the rest of the head. There seems to be something missing, some characteristic that I’m having trouble putting my finger on. I’m thinking it’s something with the yeast as swirling and adding it later in the glass helped a bit.
A fairly good beer, but I won’t be buying any more as there are plenty of better Hefes out there.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2006 00:04:53 | More by HardTarget
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loveingminor

Pennsylvania

3.35/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a mug.

Has a lighter color than other beers I've had today, but then it's the only wheat beer I've had today.

Doesn't have a strong smell, but that may just be the mug I've poured it into.

Taste is overpowering of bananas. Too much bananas. But other than that, this is a good wheat beer to drink. I wouldn't suggest giving it to your kid as their first wheat beer. But after you've enjoyed a few, this isn't a bad one to drink.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2010 21:33:27 | More by loveingminor
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Gmann

New York

3.38/5  rDev -3.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2007 03:54:00 | More by Gmann
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bluejacket74

Ohio

3.38/5  rDev -3.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2007 01:06:10 | More by bluejacket74
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peabody

Kentucky

3.38/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2006 01:52:52 | More by peabody
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mntlover

Tennessee

3.38/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2007 16:27:53 | More by mntlover
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Beeryce

Virginia

3.38/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Head is ample and dense, crowning the hazy and effervescent straw gold brew. Large amounts of sediment, needed a good swirl to release all their goodness.

Great nose of clove, citrus, banana and wheat.

The taste is nicely balanced between the spice and fuitness, provided by the unique yeast strain, and the wonderful wheat malt flavor. The combination of spice and bitterness of yeast and hops give way to the clean wheat malt taste accented with a lemony tang. The finish is slightly sour with a little green banana in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel very pleasant; light and crisp, matching style and taste.

Drinkability is very high, would be great in the summer at a BBQ, or anytime with some German food.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2007 03:01:57 | More by Beeryce
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.38/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I beleive this is a fine beer. Though not special, it exceeded my expectations from the Michelob brand. The brew poured a moderate haze and a dirty straw color. Though fizzy carbonation overshadowed any softness, the head retention proved worth while. Aromas hinged on graininess and raw barley, but did exhibit a moderate maltiness, fruity esters, and a bready / yeasty scent. Flavors closely shadows the aromas, but fell a bit on a cereal grain note and with lesser emphasis on fruitiness, esters, and breadiness. The feel was a carbonation dominant scrubbing and proved to be the least enjoyable moment within the session; then later fell flat. Never showed the rich and smooth textures that separate the German Hefeweizens from the rest of the world's.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2007 21:22:26 | More by BEERchitect
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jettjon

Florida

3.4/5  rDev -2.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2007 00:20:18 | More by jettjon
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Cyberkedi

Georgia

3.4/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2009 21:45:18 | More by Cyberkedi
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Whiteweasel

Illinois

3.43/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a weizen glass.

Appearance: Pale yellow with plenty of carbonation and a decent head which fades quickly. A little hazy but no sediment at all. Pleasant looking but nothing too special

Smell: Very strong fruity smell. Banana and clove notes are very strong and has a distinct wheatiness to it. An ale in all respects. Extremely sweet smelling, and reminds me of tropical fruit.

Taste: Alright, but not with nearly the depth of flavour that I've come to expect from hefe's. Reasonably sweet. Yeast flavour dominates over most others, but still a banana, perhaps grape flavour can be tasted. Very weak, and I feel like I can almost taste adjunct something or another in this beer. Something I might taste in a bud light or something.

Mouthfeel: Crisp, with a little booziness coming through over the weak flavours. Carbonation stays in pretty well and it feels like a very weak champagne.

Drinkability: Solid beer considering what I was expecting. Not something I'd necessarily order again unless the alternatives were crappy american adjunct lagers. Low abv so if for some reason i wanted to have more than one I could. Weak enough flavour where it doesnt overwhelm the sense of taste, so drinkable in that sense. However the weak flavor means that I wouldnt really want to have another.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2009 13:21:48 | More by Whiteweasel
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scaliasux

Wisconsin

3.45/5  rDev -1.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2008 01:47:01 | More by scaliasux
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neenerzig

Ohio

3.45/5  rDev -1.1%
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

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2008 03:48:26 | More by neenerzig
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bmwats

Louisiana

3.45/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2009 22:28:45 | More by bmwats
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WJVII

Wisconsin

3.45/5  rDev -1.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2010 00:20:12 | More by WJVII
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umustdrink

Minnesota

3.48/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Hazy yellow to light orange color. An aggressive pour yielded a thick head but it quickly regressed to a film, thicker around the edges, then almost nothing. No lace to speak of.

S - Nice smell, sweet banana and bubblegum yeastiness complimented with an earthy grassy dirt like smell.

T/M - Starts out a bit thin, then quickly a sweet hint of sugary banana. It gets a bit thicker in the middle, then a good carbonation bite all with characteristic Weizen tastes. Finishes pretty good, leaving nice tastes of yeast and wheat.

D - Overall this is not a terrible drink and I can't really tell that it was mass produced. Flavors are there, but I would have liked to have seen more depth and complexity. On the other hand, it came from Anheuser Busch and only cost me $5 for the six pack.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2007 02:45:38 | More by umustdrink
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number1bum

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2010 02:48:52 | More by number1bum
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grahamboudreaux

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

12-17-2012 14:43:46 | More by grahamboudreaux
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Pog-Mo-Thoin

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

12-31-2013 00:27:48 | More by Pog-Mo-Thoin
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t0rin0

California

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

11-08-2012 18:45:05 | More by t0rin0
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xav33

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Michelob Bavarian Style Wheat
12 oz bottle
Born on 04/07, liquidated 04/07
Medium pour in a weizen glass.

Poured a golden yellow with a large frothy somewhat lasting white head.

Smelt of moderate to strong bananas, dough, spices, flowers.

Taste was upfront moderate sweet banana and light bitter spices followed by a strong bitter dough and spices and light sweet floweriness on an average finish.

Palate was light bodied, watery to a semi dry finish, fizzy and lightly astringent.

Overall, this is a pleasant surprise. Some strong banana and wheat flavors here, for a reasonable price.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2007 05:46:00 | More by xav33
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ButtomsUp

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

06-20-2012 23:19:34 | More by ButtomsUp
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BuckeyeNation

Iowa

3.53/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Transparent amber that only becomes (slightly) cloudy when the final finger of beer is added to the glass. The stiffly creamy beige cap may be the best looking lid that I've seen on an A-B product. It's semi-rocky as it melts and deposits a good bit of lace in the bargain.

Both of the major hefe weizen aromas (banana and clove) are present, but they're too laid back and too simplistic to truly impress. Still, credit must be given for style accuracy... as opposed to yet another American pale wheat passing itself off as a true German-style hefe.

The first several seconds of each mouthful are wonderful. They're filled with loads of sweet, ripe banana and zesty ground clove. The hefe weizen banan-o-meter score is an impressive, monkey-approved 4.0/5.0. The brewery has either used a tremendously estery yeast strain or they've perfected banana and clove extracts that mimic a tremendously estery yeast strain. After those first few seconds, however, cracks in the flavor facade begin to show.

The biggest problem with MBSW (and it isn't a deal breaker by any means) is a lack of good, quality wheat malt. Once the delicious top notes fade, it's obvious that there's very little of substance backing them up. As a result, the body/mouthfeel is too light. It's also too fizzy. Even a hint of creaminess would have done wonders. To be fair, a light creaminess arrives on the scene in the second half of the bottle.

Michelob Bavarian Style Wheat is not bad beer. In fact, it's one of my three favorites from A-B (Anheuser World Lager and Spring Heat Spiced Wheat are the others). Kudos to the brewery for taking a stab at a worthwhile style and for almost pulling it off.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2007 11:46:33 | More by BuckeyeNation
Michelob Bavarian Style Wheat from Anheuser-Busch
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