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Michelob Hop Hound Amber Wheat - Anheuser-Busch

Michelob Hop Hound Amber WheatMichelob Hop Hound Amber Wheat

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240 Ratings
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Ratings: 240
Reviews: 198
rAvg: 2.99
pDev: 17.06%


Brewed by:
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Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Spring

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

An unfiltered amber wheat ale with a slight caramel sweetness and refreshing citrus note. Brewed with Cascade and Willamette hops from the Pacific Northwest and Hallertau hops from Southern Germany, Hop Hound certainly lives up to its name. The amber hue results from the blend of caramel, wheat and pale barley malts.

20 IBU

(Beer added by: Tone on 01-15-2009)
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PatrickJR

North Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into nonic pint glass.

A - Hazy, light amber with about a half inch of white foam. Retention is short and the head settles to a moderate collar. No lacing.

S - Lightly toasted malt with a touch of vanilla. Small hints of lemon and earth are present, likely from the hops. A bit more sweet smelling than I'd expect from something with both "hop" and "wheat" in the name.

T - Bready flavors kick things off followed by a huge caramel/brown sugar sweetness. The sweetness lingers for most of the sip, developing into a sort of artificial/candy-like flavor. Whatever hops are in here try to push through late palate with hints of earth, flowers, and grass, but these flavors can't quite push through the big sweetness present up until this point. No discernable wheat flavor as far as I can tell.

M - Hop Hound Amber Wheat starts off with a medium light body, gets almost chewy (for an amber or APWA) in the middle with the saccharin sweetness, and fades out with wateriness by the end. Strange and unappealing; maybe it would work with different/stronger flavors. Carbonation is moderate and tolerable; the only reason I gave mouthfeel a 2.5 instead of a 2.

D - Meh, the beer isn't terrible but it isn't something I care to drink much of. The overwhelming sweetness is out of place and there just aren't enough noticable hops to balance the equation. Parts of this brew are appealing, but when slapped together it seems messy.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2009 05:24:52 | More by PatrickJR
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Michelob Hop Hound Amber Wheat from Anheuser-Busch
70 out of 100 based on 240 ratings.