Michelob Pale Ale - Anheuser-Busch
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Reviews by pmcadamis:
1.53/5 rDev -50.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
A - Clear orange-bronze with a big ol' three finger fluffy white head. The head pits and crackles as it slowly works its way down to a solid finger of foam. Some really nice lace is left on the glass. Looks pretty good to me!
S - Lightly piney hops with a thin biscuity note underneath. This actually smells very much like Budweiser's American Ale, and both beer smell very much like Samuel Adam's Boston Lager. I think there may be some interconnectedness between the two AB brews, and I think that they may be trying to copy the ubiquitous and time-tested SA Boston Lager. This has that gritty "wet sand" note that I've always detected in SA's lager, and this is a touch more sweet and actually less hoppy on the nose.
T - Mineral "suckin' on a penny" notes come right out to piss me off. This is bitter, but not at all hoppy... it's just bitter. And that ain't a good thing. This is initially almost sweet, but then it gets acrid and acidic and very mineral oriented. This is terrible. I can't believe I bought a whole sixer of this swill.
M - Thin, razor-blade sharp in acidity, bitterness, and acrid sourness. Honestly this is almost a drain pour.
D - Never again. I could have bought a 12 pack of PBR for the price of this sixer, and be that much happier. At the CVS near work (I was grabbing some stuff for my wife) all they had was BMC in cans, Henieken, and two of Michelob's "craft" brews (this and the DW). I really liked Michelob's Dunkleweissen, so I thought that maybe this would be pretty decent. Boy was I wrong. This stuff sucks.
Serving type: bottle
03-03-2009 06:07:02 | More by pmcadamis
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3.06/5 rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3
A somewhat dated 12 oz bottle from the back fo the refrigerator, wih the review tempered by memory from fresher bottles.
Look: surprisingly good, with a clear, deep amber body covered by a rather creamy looking, bone-colored head.
Aroma: earthy hops are stronger than the malt base
Flavor: again earthy hops over a sweet and light roast malt base but tainted with some metallic tones (attributed largely to age) and hints of corn.
Feel: Medium body with a very good carbonation level.
O: given a fresh bottle, not bad; even roughly average and, therefore, better than expected.
Serving type: bottle
10-09-2013 23:31:47 | More by chinchill
Michelob Pale Ale from Anheuser-Busch
72 out of 100 based on 292 ratings.