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Michelob Honey Wheat - Anheuser-Busch

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Reviews: 45
Hads: 73
rAvg: 2.89
pDev: 15.92%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: WakeandBake on 04-11-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of Knapp85
3.2/5  rDev +10.7%
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. (363 characters)

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.09/5  rDev +6.9%
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. (896 characters)

Photo of WVbeergeek
1.67/5  rDev -42.2%
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. (972 characters)

Photo of plaid75
3.03/5  rDev +4.8%
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. (425 characters)

Photo of tone77
3.38/5  rDev +17%
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. (254 characters)

Photo of puboflyons
2.78/5  rDev -3.8%
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. (460 characters)

Photo of Cyberkedi
3.32/5  rDev +14.9%
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. (265 characters)

Photo of rfgetz
2.85/5  rDev -1.4%
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 (371 characters)

Photo of ZAP
2.28/5  rDev -21.1%
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. (392 characters)

Photo of lordofthewiens
2.86/5  rDev -1%
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. (343 characters)

Photo of buschbeer
2.99/5  rDev +3.5%
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! (437 characters)

Photo of Drew966
3.12/5  rDev +8%
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. (323 characters)

Photo of pmcadamis
1.47/5  rDev -49.1%
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. (1,002 characters)

Photo of scottbrew4u
3.17/5  rDev +9.7%
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. (842 characters)

Photo of biggred1
2.7/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Honey golden with a medium fluffy white head. The nose is pure orange blossum honey with just a whiff of wheat malt. The flavor is honey overload; sticky and sweet with no other discernable flavors. Medium bodied and sticky with smooth carbonation. Drinkability is a matter of preference. This beer is too cloyingly sweet and honey forward for my tastes. (354 characters)

Photo of BedetheVenerable
3.13/5  rDev +8.3%
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... (497 characters)

Photo of Clydesdale
2.68/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours a bright, slightly translucent golden color. The white head is moderately tall and foamy, with average retention and lacing.

S: Slightly bready, but mostly sweet honey in the nose. Some whiffs of citrus - especially orange. For some reason, also a slight metallic note.

T: Lightly malty, lending a faint biscuity character. Honey is obviously the defining characteristic, and I'll give it a bit of credit - it seems genuine and fairly flavorful. However, the sweetness really dominates here. Not really much of a hop presence, just a vague, mild bitterness into the finish. Again, a slight metallic note.

M: Lightish body. Carbonation is rather weak. A bit sugary-sticky.

D: This beer is just tough to get excited about. It's mildly refreshing, but the sweetness is cloying and one-dimensional. Definitely the smelly kid in the Michelob wheat beer sampler pack...a dubious distinction to be sure. (912 characters)

Photo of Mosstrooper
3.08/5  rDev +6.6%
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. (625 characters)

Photo of Dodo2step
2.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

P- unknown

A- A huge frothy head pour, about 3 fingers. Very nice. color is a clear hay yellow color. head leaves a tiny lacing on the glass.

S- malts, corn, orange citrus and a mild honey scent.

T- a malty sweetness that seems to be an artifical type of sweetner. It turns tart after sitting in themouth after a few moments. orange and honey are faint but moer prominent in the smell.

M- sweety tartness that is unlike anything. Its like putting honey on a fermenting orange in a way.

D- overall not horrid but not good. A decent try from Anheuser but once again they arent a a microbrew. this is for the budweiser person who wants to expand their horizons in beer. (671 characters)

Photo of magine
2.3/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a Hefe glass.

Pours a clear light golden yellow brew. Nice thick head, that settles nicely. Some nice lacing.

Smells of slight honey, some yeasts and some orange.

The brew tastes weak; watery and smooth has an awful aftertaste of honey. Very poor balance. The brew is sweet - but not in a good way.

This brew is not for me at all - I bought the mix wheat beer variety case from Michelob thinking they might not be that bad, this one is the worse by far. The DunkleWeisse is the best of the four in case, but the rest are just ok. This one is almost a drain pour for me. Uhh.. macro's are macros for a reason I guess. Keep to your micro brews, no matter how curious or well priced the macro is, it always is "off" in the taste department. Michelob Amber Bock and Dunkle Weisse are the only one's to try. (818 characters)

Photo of WakeandBake
2.85/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

One of the wheat beer sampler 12pack. A medium to dark golden body with two fingers of white head,medium carbonation. Aroma is sweet and slightly hay like,hints at floral and citrus but mostly sweet.Flavor is Sweet honey and malt,but the honey is very artifical tasting,some wheat type notes,orange pulp ? and a little spice.Drinkable and simple,but a bit too sweet for my tastes. (380 characters)

Photo of gmfessen
2.94/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, beer is a slightly hazy, golden honey color with a fizzy, effervescent head that quickly dies to almost nothing. The nose reminds me of a typical BMC beer, not much to comment on but a subtle citrus sweetness that probably comes from the orange blossom honey. The same can be said for the taste but the orange blossom does come through a little more, very bland otherwise. Mouthfeel is medium in body with a very minimal carbonation. Overall, not a bad beer but nothing impressive either. Decent attempt by AB but this one leaves me wanting more... unlike their Bavarian Wheat which I thought was pretty exceptional coming from them. (675 characters)

Photo of LordAdmNelson
2.62/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

A- Nice golden color with white head that fades rapidly, leaving no lacing.

S- Sweet, candy-like, honey and biscuit.

T- Again, honey and biscuit. Very sweet. Wheaty with maybe a hint of hops and citrus.

M- Light and soda-like. Slightly coating.

D- Cloyingly sweet, give me something else. (292 characters)

Photo of ChrisCage
3.57/5  rDev +23.5%
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! (1,606 characters)

Photo of wahhmaster
2.37/5  rDev -18%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a 0.5L Paulaner weizen glass.

Appearance: Pours a golden translucent color. The fizzy white head dissipates almost immediately leaving no lacing.

Smell: Smells strongly of honey...and not much else. I guess there is a LITTLE hint of cloves too, but it's really faint.

Taste: Once again, tastes strongly of honey. Besides that, a little bit of a wheat taste with some citrusy notes as well.

Mouthfeel: Thin, watery, over-carbonated.

Drinkability: Don't bother. Go elsewhere. (511 characters)

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Michelob Honey Wheat from Anheuser-Busch
70 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.