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Michelob Honey Wheat - Anheuser-Busch

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Michelob Honey WheatMichelob Honey Wheat

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68
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74 Ratings
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Ratings: 74
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 2.79
pDev: 21.86%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Anheuser-Busch visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: WakeandBake on 04-11-2009)
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Photo of greengorilla
4.2/5  rDev +50.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured a 12 ounce bottle into a Weisen glass. This was in a Michelob six pack with Shock Top and Dunkelweisen. This was by far the best of the three.

The appearance was orangish with a fair white head.

The smell was of honey.

The taste was great. It was sweet with honey and malt and a hint of hops.

The mouthfeel was very good.

I found this to be very drinkable. It isn't the best wheat beer around, but it was a pleasant surprise. I would definitely drink this again.

greengorilla, Apr 21, 2009
Photo of EvanWilliams
4/5  rDev +43.4%

EvanWilliams, Jan 28, 2012
Photo of Phelps
3.9/5  rDev +39.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear sunshine gold with a tight, yellowish-white head that left no lace.

S: You can really catch the malt in the nose, as well as some floral notes and a fruity sweetness of green grapes. It says it's made with orange blossom honey, and it actually delivers: the beer tastes like a handful of sweet, fragrant petals.

T: Bready malts are there, but understated, as is the wheat character. A very light amount of hops and bitterness hits at the swallow, and a slight but enjoyable tanginess clings to the sides of the tongue. The sweetness of the honey, the floral character, the wheat--it all balances very well.

M: Light and spritzy.

D: Much more than I expected from Michelob. The flavors are subtle and well-balanced--a perfect summer beer.

Phelps, May 14, 2009
Photo of Wheelinb
3.75/5  rDev +34.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Had this at the St Louis Microfest.

This had a nice golden color and poured with a slight head. I could smell orange and wheat. I was surprised that I could really taste the honey in this beer. It also had faint wheat tones and some orange also came across. It is light to medium bodied. I was surprised by this one. Nice summertime beer.

Wheelinb, May 03, 2009
Photo of Moontang
3.68/5  rDev +31.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into one of my highballs

Appearance:
This is a slightly dark golden beer. The head is light in colour, and it dissipates quickly, not leaving much in the way of lace

Smell:
Far from boring, this beer has a slightly sour smell, with strong notes of grain and honey

Mouthfeel:
Between thin and medium, without excessive carbonation.

Taste:
The bubbles are a bit overpowering at first, but otherwise it quite matches the smell. No denying that this beer was made from wheat, and the honey is not missing either. The hops are a bit muted, but considering that I don't like hops much anyway, this is no bad thing.

Overall Drinkability:
It is tasty enough to sip, and not too rough with fizz or viscosity for chugging down if one is in the mood. Overall, a good beer, with nothing off-putting about it.

Moontang, Jul 20, 2009
Photo of wolfpack87
3.65/5  rDev +30.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Tasty wheat beer. Not the typical orange and cloudy look as quite a few wheat beers, but still has a good taste. Probably not something you would want to drink with a meal, as it has a pretty strong after taste. Fairly smooth beer, goes down pretty easy, but could do without the after taste.

wolfpack87, Feb 27, 2010
Photo of ChrisCage
3.55/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A- Pours a golden honey color, with a two inch thick foamy head that also has lots of big bubbles mixed in. It eventually settled down to a thin layer over the brew. There looks to be lots of big carbonation, with several very active columns rising. Somewhat watery looking as there is very little lacing on my glass.

S- Lots of sweet malt, along with a slight refreshing citrus note. There is also somewhat of a floral tinge in the aroma. Oh yeah, there's a big aroma of sweet honey that hits you right up front! No real bitter hopped notes to speak of, so I can't give full marks, but it's an enticing smell for sure!

T- Well the flavors of this beer are very sweet, with the honey once again coming forthright, with some light malt and a bit of that floral character coming through. With just a little tinge in terms of a hopped finish, this has a somewhat syrupy sweet flavor to it.

M- The carbonation really provides for a refreshing zing on the palate which I am actually liking with this beer. The flavors really linger at the back of the throat for several minutes, reminding me that I've just had a dose of honey. I don't know if it's the honey, but the body has a medium thickness which coats my mouth really well.

D- I like this beer, but I don't know if I'd drink more than a couple before moving on. On one hand, the alcohol is well hidden, making it easy to drink, but on the other, it does have a richness to it that I think I'd need to balance out with something a little more palate cleansing. I think this could be a beer to enjoy with a good ham. I recommend giving this one a whirl!

ChrisCage, Oct 15, 2009
Photo of cnally
3.55/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

'honey'-anything scares me. 'honey'-wheat just makes me cringe.

the appearance is real blazay. its golden yellow coloring is crisp and very clear, and the fizzy white head lasts barely a minute.

the aroma is really quite pleasant, exchanging your expected grassy, yeasty scents of wheats with a malty, butterscotch, and-did-i-mention-honey! aroma. very delicious. I could burn a candle that smells like this. if my home or car did, I would be in a state of eternal bliss.

this beer is winning me over, god forbid. what the hell is wrong with me! the flavor is like sticking your lips on a fresh honeycomb. I have to imagine that pre-civilization beers and meads had this ridiciously sweet quality. but the malt is welcome and really overwhelming, in a good way. the caramel/butterscotch mix is really very good.

creamy, full feel with just the right amount of carbonation, but still imperfect with its sweet sticky soul.

I don't want to drink this all night, and most people will hate it. it is too sweet, and I readily admit this. I think the sweetness is done right. it is balanced and damn it, they say on the bottle how it tastes. I can somehow dig it. I will now hand over my beer geekness for indefinate suspension.

cnally, Jul 28, 2009
Photo of tone77
3.4/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, some hints of honey. Taste is sweet, honey and refreshing. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and has good drinkability. Overall this makes for a pretty decent brew.

tone77, Oct 13, 2009
Photo of bob3701
3.35/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a stemmed pilsner glass. Nice clear yellow with a big foamy head. You can really taste the orange blossom honey strongly in this beer which was not a bad thing. Did not lace great but it was refreshing on a very hot summer's day. A lot better wheats out there but I would not turn this down at a BBQ.

bob3701, Dec 14, 2009
Photo of trentley87
3.33/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Bought this as part of the new Michelob "brewmasters" "craft beer" sampler. Actually despite the sarcastic quotes I was pleasantly surprised.

A: Pours a golden orange from the bottle. Very clear, esp. for a wheat beer. Maybe one finger of white sticky foam that doesn't bother to stick around. No lacing. Big bubbles right off the bat. Looks like a macro (ewww). Where is the sediment? A wheat beer should almost always be cloudy IMHO.

S: Throughly underwhelmed. Granted, its a little cold right out of my fridge but it smells just a hair better than any half-decent macro.

T: This is where it gets good. Nice hoppiness, not too much wheat for a wheat beer, but then again, I don't really like the wheat flavor to begin with. Honey = yummy.

M: The worst part it my experience. It was so carbonated that the first sip felt like it was cutting my mouth. Lots of really tiny, tingly bubbles.

D: Way better than the average Michelob offering. Not as good as some of the other things in the sampler, but I would drink one of these. Probably could convince the college-age friends to give this one a try. Girlfriend was pleasantly surprised - and she doesn't drink beer ever because she hates it. I'm giving it a 3.5 on its merits as a transition/starter craft beer.

trentley87, Apr 27, 2009
Photo of Cyberkedi
3.33/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Wheaty aroma has a strong undertone of honey, fairly sweet but not cloying. It pours a slightly hazy honey golden with a fine-bubbled but not persistent head. Flavor is rather sweet, like honey, with wheaty and malty tones. Texture is silky smooth and rather fizzy.

Cyberkedi, May 04, 2009
Photo of dotsonjamesg
3.3/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was bored and thought I would buy the Michelob variety pack just for shits and giggles.

Appearance: The beer pours a light golden color with a very small white head that quickly dissipated.

Smell: Smells like a typical adjunct lager with some sweet malts and a slight hoppy presence.

Taste: The taste was a pleasant surprise. Very sweet with a rich flavor of honey but it isn't overwhelming. Other flavors include some sweet malts and a light hoppy crisp but there isn't much else. Not very complex but its pretty tasty.

Mouthfeel: Light and crisp with a nice alcohol warming in the end.

Drinkability: Michelob is notorious for making pathetic, unworthy beer Still not a big fan of Michelob but I think they went up a few points in my book. The brew is fairly drinkable and is pretty smooth. I would even go as far to say that I enjoyed it.

Cheers!

-[name]

dotsonjamesg, Apr 12, 2009
Photo of Knapp85
3.23/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This one pours As a clear golden color with a thin fizzy white head on it. No lacing here. The smell is of sweet grains and no hops. The taste doesn't really have as much honey as I was hoping for. The taste wasn't even that much like a wheat ale. The mouthfeel is light and decently carbonated. Overall pretty disappointed. But wasn't expecting that much either.

Knapp85, Jun 25, 2011
Photo of scottbrew4u
3.2/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours a golden light orange color with good clarity and a puffy white head the settles and almost disappears very quickly. Not much of any lacing on the glass.

S: Lightly roasted grains and a light fruity citrus aroma come out first. Honey smells fresh and is noticeable along with a fresh apricot smell.

T: Honey is dominant and a light roasted grain bitterness combined with some citrusy hops makes a shout for the bitter side. Some wheat in there? Not very noticeable but a fresh apricot flavor could be from the wheat.

M: Light body with crisp carbonation. A little watery.

D: It is refreshing after mowing the lawn and easy to drink almost like water. The sweetness from the honey starts to be too much for me which shows it may not be very balanced.
Give it a shot and if you like Dundees Honey Brown you will also like this one.

scottbrew4u, May 16, 2009
Photo of youngleo
3.2/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured to a nice head that didnt hang around very long. Head was slightly offwhite in color. Had some lacing but nothing to brag about. Ale was very clear and light yellow in color. Smelled of sweet honey, slight citrus smell with maybe a hair of hops. Tasted pretty good. Maybe a bit to much sweet from the honey. Also some citrus notes and had a slight bitter flavor, but not very much. Had a honey aftertastee. Felt good in the mouth. Carbonation was about right. I could drink a few of these every now and then. Wouldnt want to make a session out of it, because of the sweetness. But all and all, not bad.

youngleo, Apr 21, 2009
Photo of Drew966
3.1/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Michelob Honey Wheat Ale pours a golden yellow with a white head from a brown twelve ounce bottle. The aroma is very sweet, you really smell the honey. There is a fair amount of wheat that is noticeable in the flavor and a sweet flavor that just doesn't seem to blend nicely. Not especially good, frankly I expected better.

Drew966, May 05, 2009
Photo of JayNH
3.1/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A- pours a clear golden color with a huge foamy white head.

S- very sweet, a hint of honey, a very bready wheat in the background.

T- A very sweet maltiness with only a hint of hops in the finish. It's like drinking sweet honey wheat bread.

M- Light bodied and nearly flat.

D- Too sweet for me, lacks balance.

JayNH, May 22, 2009
Photo of buschbeer
3.08/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

I poured into a pint glass to a towering white head that left faster than I would have cared to see. It is straw colored and clear. The smell is of a macro lager, with a faint honey smell. The taste is better than the aroma. I got hit with the honey right away. It has a clean finish. I do have to say that it is easy drinking. Water is easy to drink, right? I would choose this over a Budweiser. So, it's got that going for it.

Cheers!

buschbeer, Dec 04, 2009
Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.08/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color with a very thin white head that fades very quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of wheat, honey, lemon, light caramelized malts, and a faint touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of honey and lemon. Then there's a strong and bready wheat flavor that comes in. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy. The hops presence is very mild but it brings a little balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly bready.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, light-to-medium body, high carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: A little tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, mild kick, decent representation of style, I've certainly had worse beers in the style, however this beer is not one that I would choose again unless my choices were very limited.

TheManiacalOne, Oct 22, 2009
Photo of Mosstrooper
3.08/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from 12oz bottle into half-liter Pilsner Urquell pilsner glass.

Appearance: Pours a honey color (surprise!) with a huge white head that dissipates quickly.

Smell: Notes of citrus with a pretty heavy honey smell (surprise!).

Taste: Sweet throughout. Begins with an apple-like flavor, finishing with honey (surprise!) and a touch of wheat and citrus.

Mouthfeel: Thin bodied, with balanced carbonation and a crisp, refreshing finish.

Drinkability: Certainly not a bad beer, but doesn't really stand out in any way. I realize that this is a honey-wheat beer, but it could use a little less honey and a bit more depth.

Mosstrooper, Oct 07, 2009
Photo of BedetheVenerable
3.08/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 12oz brown pop top bottle with informative label

Appearance: SLIGHTLY hazy medium gold beer with lots of carbonation and a medium white cap

Smell: Honey malts, honeyed sweetness, a TOUCH of citrus...this is pretty damn nice actually

Taste: SWEET honey, light malts, simple, and definitely a touch too sweet

Mouthfeel: Light bodied

Drinkability: Medium

Conclusion: Honey and malt flavors are nice, but this is WAY too sweet and almost fake....interesting, but no thanks again...

BedetheVenerable, Jul 30, 2009
Photo of plaid75
3.03/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a clear light copper hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was decent retention and no lacing.

The smell featured an upfront sweet honey with a light wheat spice.

The taste was dominated by honey with a secondary bready malt. Lingering, but tempered and even sweetness.

The mouthfeel was full for the style and a bit too coating for my taste.

Overall an enjoyable ale. A bit sweet to drink in mass however.

plaid75, Aug 09, 2010
Photo of rdub
3.03/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From a sampler pack. The brew looks pale gold/clear with the tiny bit of head you'd expect. The smell was basic and sweet. Nothing overpowering mind you, just good. The taste for me was like a Michelob with a 12 second squeeze of honey. Too sweet. Way too sweet. Chick beer perhaps? Mouthfeel was average and drinkability with the honey for lubrication went right on down.

rdub, Jun 30, 2009
Photo of beerman207
3.03/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A - Yellow - not impressive. No head to speak of. No chance of lacing

S - Some banana, wheat, and sugar

T - Sweet, malt, some caramel

M -Sticky, light

D - Pretty good considering it's a macro. I wouldnt order it but up against bud or miller, I'd pick this one.

beerman207, Jun 19, 2009
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Michelob Honey Wheat from Anheuser-Busch
68 out of 100 based on 74 ratings.