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Michelob Celebrate Cherry Lager - Anheuser-Busch

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Michelob Celebrate Cherry LagerMichelob Celebrate Cherry Lager

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31 Ratings

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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 2.9
pDev: 17.24%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Anheuser-Busch visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: KI9A on 10-09-2007)
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Photo of Jason
3.08/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Here they come again. I call them bullet bottles although they look like artillery shells. Dark enough to be called tawny, the clarity is good and the head is not bad either. Smells of Sucrets ® with some alcohol and caramel malt in the back. Very smooth and creamy with a thick body. Sweetness is all in the front with refined honey and maraschino cherries. Some alcohol warmth comes through. Clean and sweet. Maltiness is a bit restrained but throws some vague toasted notes out there. Finishes sweet with more light cherry flavor.

Decent, without a doubt this is a beer to have with sweets and not on its own. The sweetness quickly gets to you so make sure this is shared.

Jason, Jan 05, 2008
Photo of BEERchitect
3.38/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

I kinda wondered what it would taste like if I poured cherry soda-pop into a weak Amber lager. Now I know.

The beer, despite the low malting rates and artificial cherry flavor, turns out quite enjoyable. The dark amber beer sprints out of the 'bullet' with great clarity and a loosely knit head formation which faded quickly and shows no lacing or other evidence of meaning texture or protein content. A malt-grain mix blended well with the syrupy-sweet cherry flavor (kinda jolly rancher-like), was not supported by any malty textures or creaminess; instead, fell with a residual sticky coating to the mouth. Not much quality to celebrate here, but I can't help to say the beer was enjoyable.

BEERchitect, Jan 01, 2008
Photo of beerking1
2.28/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours an interesting red-amber. Aroma is pure maraschino cherries, no malt, no hops apparent. Flavor is sweet maraschino cherries, but with noticeable alcohol, which actually seems to balance the sweetness some, but not enough. Overall, tastes like a cherry soda with a kick. This bottle was shared between 6 of us, so there was not enough to give it time to warm up.

beerking1, Jan 01, 2008
Photo of PhageLab
2.78/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Came in a gift set with two artillery shell type bottles, one chocolate, one cherry, and two nice Michelob sifters. I decided to crack the cherry first, and I did, no, I mean I broke the plastic top trying to unscrew it. Oh well, here goes.

A - Nice dark ruby coloration which produced a small bit of head that faded fairly quickly. No lacing here. Looks very impressive in the sifter.

S - Smells incredible too, like fresh maraschino cherries and malts.

T - Ouch, this is tough. It tastes decent, kinda like those chocolate covered cherries that have liquor inside of them. If this was in fact a shot of liquor I'd be very impressed, but as far as consuming an entire glass of it, ummm no. The sweetness is far too overpowering. The slight malt Michelob beer presence seems like it will be refreshing, them WHAM! You get smacked in the face by a blast of cherry syrup.

M - Sticky medium body, with a cherry residue coating the mouth. Not very pleasant.

D - I once knew a guy who could eat all the cherries out of a maraschino bottle and then drink the juice. He would probably love this beer, and if that's your thing too, you might as well. As for me, I'm glad I tried it, but wow, it's simply too much artificial flavoring. If it's not artificial, and was actually brewed with cherries, than they accidentily dropped an extra crate in there. Try it at any rate.

PhageLab, Nov 28, 2007
Photo of shadow1961
3.73/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Michelob Celebrate 2007 Cherry Lager pours
a stiff tan head over a clear deep red brew. The
nose is malt, lager yeast, and yes, sweet cherries.
The flavor is slightly sweet malt and cherry up front,
balanced by a somewhat medicinal combination of
herbal hop and alcohol, and there do seem to be
woody notes as well, a very healthy 8.5% alcohol.
It's interesting- sort of a cherry cordial malt beverage.
If this were in a corked and caged bottle it would seem
a lot classier. Instead it's in this container that might be
a 50's science fiction rocketship or a very large sex toy.
Slight consumer note- under the nosecone is a conventional
plastic pop bottle screw cap- if you open that expecting a
crown cap underneath you'll be sorry. On the whole, problems
with the odd packaging and the fact it's from Anheuser-Busch
aside, it's an interesting brew worth trying. And if you're not
sure, waiting a bit won't hurt.

shadow1961, Nov 28, 2007
Photo of KI9A
3.2/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Recieved this new for '07 sample bottle from a friend at AB.

Pours dark red, amber, with little head.

Word of warning, temp REALLY changes the taste of this one. First try was right out of the fidge, and tasted like a cherry cough drop. Almost dumped it, until I tried it again a few min later, temp maybe 45 f or so. What a difference. Turned into a smooth, malty/cherry candy flavor.

Not my style of beer, but, i can see myself having a glass of this after Thanksgiving dinner, instead of wine.

KI9A, Oct 09, 2007
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Michelob Celebrate Cherry Lager from Anheuser-Busch
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