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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 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 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 WVbeergeek
1.63/5  rDev -41.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Appears a bright golden crystal clear filtered hue as promised by the description on the neck label. Even teaches the Joe Sixpack how to pour this brew "pour the brew down the center of the glass to create a beautiful collar of lace". Head fizzes and quickly dwindles bright white with thin scant lacing left behind. Aroma has some honey drizzled biscuit sweetness with minimal orange blossom floral accents. Sweet honey is dominant of course with no real hop action to speak of. Flavors are brash and cloying with honey sweetness, that pretty much wipes away any good wheat ale characteristics, what a train wreck. Mouthfeel is fizzy carbonation tickles the throat with each sip and honey reduced syrup texture sticks around on the palate. Not what I would call a pleasant ride for the senses. Part of an 11 dollar 12 pack so no real losses here, other brews are much more tolerable in the 12 pack Michelob wheat beer. Hop Hound Amber, Dunkel Weisse, and Shock Top White.

WVbeergeek, Apr 24, 2009
Photo of nickfl
3/5  rDev +7.5%

nickfl, Jan 15, 2012
Photo of wrightst
2.75/5  rDev -1.4%

wrightst, Jun 02, 2014
Photo of LXIXME
3/5  rDev +7.5%

LXIXME, Feb 23, 2014
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 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 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 ZAP
2.28/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

I thought this would be thin, fizzy and barely have a honey flavor.

I was wrong.

This is sticky sweet with a lot of honey impressions.

Overall it is too cloying for my tastes. Really sweet with the honey and I guess if that is your thing you might like it but it has an artificial feel and flavor to it.

Seems very similar to their honey ale if I remember right. Nothing I would revisit.

ZAP, May 30, 2009
Photo of puboflyons
2.75/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle with a marking of 09037-UA79. Sampled on July 16, 2009 under humid conditions.

A - A straw yellow with slow moving carbonation and a thin white head.

S - The honey is clearly noted in the aroma along with some hops. It had a sweetness to the scent.

T/M - Thin mouthfeel. Honey is the first taste you get on the tongue to a point of extreme sweetness followed by some bitter hops. There was nothing to go out of your way for here.

puboflyons, Jul 17, 2009
Photo of rfgetz
2.8/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: Clear bright gold, thin white head, no lacing

S: sweet orange blossom honey blended with straw and earth. some bready notes.

T: almost a cloyingly sweet burst of the honey up front. an earthy straw like backbone that is just to weak to burst out over the honey.

M: medium bodied, over carbonated

D: props for trying something like this, but dial back the sweetness

rfgetz, Sep 21, 2009
Photo of lordofthewiens
2.88/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Part of a Michelob wheat sampler pack. Not a stellar effort. In a pint glass the beer was a golden color with a thin white head. The label said to pour down the side of the glass slowly for a great white head. Uh uh. Little aroma, other than a vague sweetness. A hint of honey and orange in the taste. Way too sweet, not a very enjoyable beer.

lordofthewiens, Aug 18, 2009
Photo of Exiled
3/5  rDev +7.5%

Exiled, Nov 23, 2011
Photo of cliff1066
2.5/5  rDev -10.4%

cliff1066, Dec 26, 2012
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 JohneHoodlum
3/5  rDev +7.5%

JohneHoodlum, Dec 06, 2011
Photo of krome
2.75/5  rDev -1.4%

krome, Apr 28, 2014
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 AndrewMichael
3/5  rDev +7.5%

AndrewMichael, Jan 28, 2012
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 Damian74Shensky
2.25/5  rDev -19.4%

Damian74Shensky, Dec 07, 2012
Photo of OldTime
2/5  rDev -28.3%

OldTime, Mar 09, 2012
Photo of avisong
2.5/5  rDev -10.4%

avisong, Apr 15, 2012
Photo of pmcadamis
1.45/5  rDev -48%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

A - Pale gold with an uninspired head (despite the label's description of a large "collar") that dissipates within seconds. What I'm left with is a big ol' glass of what looks exactly like any old macro lager.

S - I'm having a hard time smelling much here. Wait, there is a hint.... and I mean a hint... of sweet honey. The very hard to detect note almost reminds me of that whole-cane sugar (what I always refer to as hippie sugar) that you can find at some restaurants. BOR-ing.

T - Tastes much sweeter than it smells, but its a very artificial and cloying sweetness. This is pretty nasty honestly. Corn syrup, soggy Frosted Mini-Wheats (and we all know that those are pretty much crap once they pass the soggy mark), and straight up cane sugar. Ick.

M - Sugary-cloying-gooey-nasty-blech. Undercarbonated, overly sweet, and pretty much foul.

D - Honestly, this is below malt liquor territory. It's super sweet and flabby, and there is nothing to be enjoyed here. Stay away from this abomination.

pmcadamis, Jun 10, 2009
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Michelob Honey Wheat from Anheuser-Busch
68 out of 100 based on 74 ratings.