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Michelob Celebrate Chocolate Lager - Anheuser-Busch

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Michelob Celebrate Chocolate LagerMichelob Celebrate Chocolate Lager

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BA SCORE
68
poor

59 Ratings
THE BROS
62
poor

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Ratings: 59
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 2.78
pDev: 23.02%
Wants: 5
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Jason on 11-16-2006

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Ratings: 59 | Reviews: 51
Photo of JasonCoop
2.66/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

bottle looks like a tank shell or something. really weird looking.

pours a very clear ruby/ amber color with a small cap that quickly fades into a ring

smell is subtle. sweet, with very faint hint of chocolate.

taste is pretty odd. not exactly chocolatey, but very malty. very different and interesting flavor, but not all that great. definitely reminds me of a bock. but not a great one.

this beer is nothing special. i consider it an oddity, and not a pleasant one either. i definitely wouldn't recommend it.
try something real, like a sam adams chocolate bock perhaps.

Photo of geexploitation
2.17/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

From a strangely alien bottle with a 40oz style screw top comes a beer that is perfectly clear and dark russet brown. It's lighter than I expected given that it's "chocolate". The nose smells like powdered jell-o pudding -- that is, before it becomes actual pudding. Gross, at least in a beer. On the palate, a touch of bitterness and some diacetylesque notes, combined with that jell-o chocolate pudding note. Cloying and one-dimensional, and the flavor itself isn't good enough to overcome those two characteristics. While AB deserves credit for trying to brew some more interesting beers, this beer is an utter wreck. No shape, no depth, and flavors that I find downright icky. There are really no redeeming non-political qualities in this beer.

Photo of mattpetti
2.7/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Got this as a gift pack. Has an interesting bottle, with a cone shaped brown top and the same plastic black label as last years celebrate. "Aged on cocao beans". Pours a dark brown and amber with a small, scattered bubbled, head. There seems to be very little active carbonation and the head quickly dissapates into somethign that looks like flat soda. The smell is of an all-malt lager with a flutter of cocao (not chocolate) in the rear, and maybe some alcohol, but that is it. Thin all-malt flavors come through with very little chocolate or cocao sweetness. There is it, right at the bitter part of your tongue. A sharp flavor of chewing on cocao beans hits then like an unodorous fart "poof" is gone. Dull and un adventurous is my take on this beer. Tough to get through the bottle and as it warms the bitter cocao becomes annoying. Also this beer doesn't really celebrate chocolate, but the cocao bean. Dissapointing.

Photo of Beertroop
3.03/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

App- This beer is well presented. The bottle definitely looks good. When poured it seemed I was pouring pure malt liquor. Dark and very little carbonation.

Smell- Very good smell, a lot of chocolate notes. Not really strong, but enough to give you a pretaste through the nose.

Taste- Not a great taste. Decent taste, but its not for me. It had the nots of liquor and a hint of chocolate. It definitely had a nut tone to it. Not too bad, but its just not my kind of Brew.

Mouthfeel- This beer actually feels mor like a liquor than a beer. Smooth notes with a kick.

Drinkability- A decent drinkable brew for the lovers of exotic beers. It takes a little geting use to, but overall ok. not great.

Photo of shaggy151
1.95/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Got this as part of the two pack with the Vanilla beer. It has a nice color with only a hint of chocolate smell. The taste also really only had a hint of chocolate. I was expecting more after trying the Vanilla beer which has both a stronger smell and taste of the vanilla. The beer is fairly smooth but really not something i would want to have again.

Photo of GeneralZod
2.04/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

APPEARANCE
Low head. Dull and low fizz. Looks uninviting.

SMELL
Just a hint of chocolate and malt. Enough for the average score.

TASTE
Awful. Too bitter. No chocolate taste.

MOUTHFEEL
A bit coarse, but ok.

DRINKABILITY
Undrinkable. Bitter and boring. Michelob should not be celebrating chocolate.

Photo of Bitterbill
2.09/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured from 24oz bottle(room temp) a clear deep amber with a smallish head of foam that shrank to just a fine ring hugging the edge of the Michelob goblet that came with this gift pack.

The smell is very delicate. I can *just* sense some chocolate notes.

The taste is also, initially, pretty delicate. Not much of a chocolate flavour at all; maybe some slight bread from the semi sweet malt but that disappears rather quickly and is replaced by a pronounced flavour and warming from the alcohol. Pretty boring stuff, darn it. :^(

Bottom line: I'm glad I tried it but I won't buy it again.

Photo of hckyfn9999
2.4/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Pours a deep amber color with a small head and not much lacing into the Michelob Celebrate snifter.

Aroma of is of faint chocolate and malt. Nothing too strong here.

After trying the Vanilla Oak Celebrate you expect a strong chocolate flavor as the vanilla flavor was dominant in the aforementioned beer; not so however. Basically it tastes like amber bock with a subtle chocolate flavor. I don't say anything that says this is an all malt brew as it does with some of the other Michelob special offerings and an after taste of corn leads me to believe it is not. I would prefer more chocolate and no adjuncts. I guess I would really like a Sam Adams Chocolate Bock. Actually I would prefer an Amberbock to this brew.

Mouthfeel is fine. This isnt a very drinkable beer. I will finish the whole bottle (24 oz.) but I do not care for more.

Photo of n0rmann
2.87/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I got this as part of a gift pack with the Michelob Celebrate Vanilla Oak. This is the better of the two.

The beer is darker than the typical Michelob. There's a nice smell of chocolate when you first pour it into the snifter glasses provided as part of the set.

The taste of chocolate, though, is barely present with just a hint left from the smell.

It goes down relatively easy, but there seemed to be a definite lack of carbonation in both this and the Vanilla Oak.

I'd most likely not get this again, but I can see those who haven't had other chocolate beers, such as Young's Double Chocolate Stout, rush out to try this.

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Michelob Celebrate Chocolate Lager from Anheuser-Busch
68 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.