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Michelob Bavarian Style Wheat - Anheuser-Busch

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BA SCORE
79
okay

164 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 164
Reviews: 125
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 17.97%
Wants: 10
Gots: 1 | 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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Photo of Pog-Mo-Thoin
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Pog-Mo-Thoin, Dec 31, 2013
Photo of gmfessen
4.03/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, beer is a hazy yellow color with a thin, effervescent head. The smell is very much of banana, slightly clovey and a bit of spice. The taste is similar to the smell, with a hint of budwiserish malt. The mouthfeel is pretty light in body with not too much carbonation. Very drinkable, goes down easy and smooth. I'm very impressed with this beer, cheers to AB for this one!

gmfessen, Jul 16, 2007
Photo of acrawf6
4.15/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours out a nice hazy orange with a white head.

Smell. Lots of bananas, natural and candy. Cloves are also nice and present. A bit strong with the banana, which though i like, can see it being a bit too much sometimes

Taste. Bananas continue to come with sweet bananas and cloves with a bit of cinnoman. Has a nice slight tartness. Finishes with the candy banana sweetness. I am pleasantly surprised with this taste.

Mouthfeel. Body is a touch thicker than many others in it's style and is nice and creamy. Carbonation is moderate. quite nice.

Overall, i am extremely impressed with their hefe, not expecting it to be so good. I love a hefe full of the banana and spice flavors, and this one delivers quite nicely. Has a nice rich and creamy mouthfeel (not so crisp), and i really enjoy that as well. If they sold this in six packs around here, it would be very hard for me not to pick it up often. One of the best wheats made in america.

acrawf6, Oct 30, 2006
Photo of ski271
2.7/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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. It’s characteristics are true to style… but it’s 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. It’s a typical A-B lackluster beer.

ski271, Sep 16, 2007
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2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

Bill235, May 09, 2013
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3/5  rDev -13%

vwbus7, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of Greggy
1.93/5  rDev -44.1%
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.

Greggy, Dec 24, 2007
Photo of biggmike
3.08/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a slightly cloudy yellow with big fluffy white head that lasted until the end. Aroma of banana is very evident right up front along with spice. Mouthfeel is a bit on the thin side for a Hefeweizen, much thinner than say a Franziskaner. Flavor is banana and spice as well. Pleasing up front, but the finish is disappointing and a bit phenolic. They came close with this one, but just missed the mark. By the way, I had this once before, and I thought it sucked. For whatever reason, much better this time around. Born on date-05/03/2007. Said it was best before 110 days, I had it on its 95th day.

biggmike, Aug 06, 2007
Photo of beerme626
4/5  rDev +15.9%

beerme626, Dec 13, 2011
Photo of Ricochet
2.15/5  rDev -37.7%
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.

Ricochet, Oct 19, 2007
Photo of scoobybrew
3.95/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This was poured into a weizen glass from the bottle. The beer pours out clear with a nice head. After swirling and adding the yeast it clouds up like a normal hefeweizen with a large head that is very well retained. The aroma is malty with hints of clove and subtle banana from the yeast. The flavor delivers all that's in the aroma except the banana is more pronounced. There's a very slight hop flavor as well. It has a creamy light/medium body with moderate to high carbonation.

Overall, I am very impressed with this offering of the style from AB. I was a bit skeptical because of the initial 'hype' I had been exposed to, but it really does live up to it. I would not be disappointed to find this in every bar in the US.

scoobybrew, Dec 15, 2006
Photo of Chaz
3.58/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Medium pour produces a hazey pale golden ale, topped with an off-white head of medium duration and average lacing. Big broad strokes of cloves, vanilla, and banana on the nose. Huge sweet bananas and spicey cloves on the first sip, with a bit of mellow marshmallow and vanilla in the middle of the palate. Fairly round and medium-full bodied. Juicy and sweet throughout, and only slightly offset by light citrus notes and the spicey clove contribution of the yeast. I'm usually not too fond of an overly sweet Hefe Weizen, but this one is somehow bucking that trend - is it because I wouldn't normally expect an A-B brew to taste this good? Maybe. Decent carbonation and rather good drinkability throughout, with a semi-sweet finish and minimal bitterness, as per the style. It even holds up nicely as it warms! If I didn't know this was an A-B product, if it were served to me in a flip-top German bottle at a local German bierhall I'd be convinced, and I'm equally convinced regardless of point of origin. If A-B were to rebrand this and reintroduce it (perhaps under the aegis of a Stone Mill or Redbribge) they just might be onto something - it might even eat into the sales of Blue Moon! But saddled with the Michelob name as it is, I just can't see it making much of an impression at retail? Sorry, but not even the new all-malt renderings and fancy contoured bottles can do much to bolster the once-prestigious Michelob brand name, it's a lame horse best known for its Golden Light iteration, which sells like crazy (for whatever reason) and tastes nothing like this one . . . this is a missed opportunity for A-B to prove to a wider audience that they can produce a tasty, to-style rendition.
Served chilled in a shaker pint.
Single purchased at Paradise Liquors in Plymouth, MN.

Chaz, Jun 14, 2007
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2.92/5  rDev -15.4%

misternebbie, Sep 29, 2014
Photo of afinepilsner
3.7/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz brown bottle

Michelob Bavarian Style Wheat was a hazy yellow color with a thick creamy white head. The head stuck around a while, leaving some lace behind. The aroma was nice, with wheat, banana, and clove. The taste was nice and fruity, a little sweet upfront with a balanced finish. The mouthfeel was good, a medium-light body with good carbonation. Drinkability was also good. Wow, this a Michelob? While it's not the best hefeweizen out there, it's definately one of the best beers by Anheuser-Busch that I've had.

afinepilsner, May 15, 2007
Photo of wahhmaster
3.7/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a 0.5L Paulaner-branded weizen glass.

Appearance: Pours a hazy pale orange-ish color with a thick, foamy head that dissipates quickly leaving spotty lacing on the glass.

Smell: Smells wheaty with hints of cloves and lemons.

Taste: Hits you up front with fruity notes of banana and lemon. Finishes with a bit of wheaty-tasting bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Crisp and refreshing, like a hefeweizen should be.

Drinkability: I have to give A-B credit, they created something that, for all intents and purposes, tastes like a Bavarian wheat beer. It tastes like a sub-par Bavarian wheat beer but I'll give credit where credit's due.

wahhmaster, Dec 08, 2009
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3.68/5  rDev +6.7%
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.

PhageLab, Dec 04, 2007
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2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

Mortarforker, Sep 08, 2012
Photo of tugdriver7
3.35/5  rDev -2.9%
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.

tugdriver7, Aug 16, 2008
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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

smells hoppy, i can't smell any malt at all, citrusy hints also prevelant. pours a cloudy golden hue like all hefe's taste is very spicy, more spicy than any beer i've ever had, wish i knew what variety of hop they used so i can use it in my home brewing, all around decent beer, not something i think i could drink more than a 6 pack of

1fastz28, Nov 11, 2006
Photo of WJVII
3.45/5  rDev 0%
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.

WJVII, Mar 21, 2010
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2.73/5  rDev -20.9%
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.

vickersspitfire, Jan 06, 2008
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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

pcsnyder, May 10, 2013
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3.8/5  rDev +10.1%
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.

KI9A, Feb 09, 2008
Photo of pweis909
3.18/5  rDev -7.8%
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.

pweis909, Aug 27, 2010
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4/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy yellow color with hues of orange and a nice two finger head that disappears fairly quickly but leaves some nice lacing around the glass.

Smell is spicy. There is a strong clove pressence as well as some banana bread.

Taste is of sweet banana bread followed quickly by some of the clove spiciness. Pretty good. There is a little bite from the wheat in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is pretty good.

If this beer was available all of the time I would definitely pick this up on occasion. Very solid brew by AB. I'll be looking forward to the remainders of these from my sampler.

hckyfn9999, Oct 05, 2006
Michelob Bavarian Style Wheat from Anheuser-Busch
79 out of 100 based on 164 ratings.