Michelob Seasonal Brew All Malt Lager - Anheuser-Busch
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4.13/5 rDev +39.5%
Clear light golden color with a nice slightly off-white head and nice slow constant carbonation. Grainy malty lightly sweet aroma and taste; no cooked-corn or hops detected. Light-medium bodied with a crisp dry malty finish.
Makes the Michelob Lager taste thin and watery.. they should make this brew the regular Michelob so they can make this one a bit more robust.
Per Label: "Seasonal Brew" & "Premium Brew"
Born On: 10/06/04
03-29-2005 18:57:44 | More by RBorsato
3.18/5 rDev +7.4%
Overall above average from michelob. Actually has an interesting taste. Not bad at all actually. Interesting though, had some in my michelob holiday pacl, got two more as a gift. Not the best gift i could of gotten, but by far not the worst. At least i did not get bud light. ha ha. not but in all honesty this wasnt a bad beer at all but the taste is kind of hard to describe.
03-23-2005 04:49:49 | More by twi1609372
2.53/5 rDev -14.5%
At least they are trying. This beer is a clear light amber color with a thin off-white head and very little lacing. Faint malt and caramel in the nose. Light-bodied and sweet with some malt and traces of hops and cardboard. The finish is mildly tangy with an underlying sweetness. Better than expected, because based on the label I was expecting some kind of malt liquor concoction. Really this is like most other dumbed-down Michelob beers, not offensive yet not interesting.
02-15-2005 17:30:38 | More by Dogbrick
2.55/5 rDev -13.9%
Pours out to a dark golden color in the glass with a slight head. Light aroma of grain and bread dough. The taste starts out with slight sourness that rounds it way out to a smooth bitterness on the swallow. Its a bit thin, but decent. Nothing to venture out for, but it shows promise as to what AB could do if they would let their brewers loose with the brew kettles.
02-08-2005 01:37:51 | More by proc
3.08/5 rDev +4.1%
Nice looking brew, especially for AB. This beer actually has a good head. fluffy and smooth looking and retained until the end.
hey guys what do ya know? Using barley instead of corn and rice really works! Smell is a little sweet with a very light hop aroma. That weird sugary+alcohol aroma is also evident reminding me of regular michelob/bud. Taste is pretty good. Solid malt base with very light bready flavor. The aftertaste is a little sour and grows exponentially worse as the beer warms. drink fast!
01-25-2005 05:54:19 | More by palma
2.55/5 rDev -13.9%
12 oz brown twisty in a Seasonal sampler, born on 29OCT04
Aroma: Strong bread yeast with a slice of alcohol
Appearance: Dark yellow with an off white finger of head that collapsed and coated. Kept a fair cover and good lace.
Flavor: Somewhat bland overall taste. Sizable metallic note, some honey flavor, hard to say balanced more like no malt, no hop tastes.
Mouthfeel: A bit fizzy, with an oily finish.
Overall Impression: Eh, its beer. Nothing really stands out for notice. Was hoping for a malty Oktoberfest or Bock flavor, but there is nothing close to that level of character. Ok, its a premium lager, and for the style, its not too far off. I dont find it particularly quenching or enjoyable, but if this is your style, I could recommend this beer.
Otherwise, I need a barley wine.
01-13-2005 05:07:19 | More by HardTarget
3.3/5 rDev +11.5%
Poured a light, coppery amber, with a fairly good head. Nose was malty and sweet. Clean sweet taste, lacking the adjunct corniness usually found in AB products. A little hop flavor and bitterness on the finish. Pretty easy to drink, even with the high carbonation. This is definitely better than your average macro swill, but it's not all that exciting!
01-08-2005 02:34:42 | More by jimdkc
3.5/5 rDev +18.2%
Consumed as part of the Michelob Winter Sampler. The appearance is a cross between an average amber shade and a lighter copper. Head is decent sized and foamy. Aroma is lightly malty and sweet. Taste is moderately malty, yet retains a crisp edge. A taste of real hops not normally associated with an AB product are present. A light and somewhat sugary sweetness finish the sip. As far as mainstream American lagers go I enjoyed All Malt. AB would be wise to replace Honey Lager with this or their Marzen.
01-08-2005 02:07:30 | More by Gagnonsux
2.23/5 rDev -24.7%
Mom knew I liked the fancy beer so she got me the Michelob sampler pack for X-mas. It's the thought that counts. And, hell, regular Michelob ain't bad. Just not good.
Okay, pour this here beer into the neat Pilsner glass that came with the pack. Nice and pretty, great foamy head that's sat since I poured it until I got this far into loading up the BA site and typing up to this point. Very dark gold bordering on Amber.
As for the smell...well, all malt indeed. Not the nicest malt, though. It's crisp and fruity but there's a distinct hint of metal.
Tastes very much as it smells. Citrus malt upfront and a slightly bitter metallic taste in the back. Nice dry aftertaste, but nothing to write home about. No bitterness to be found.
This is way too fizzy, too. A tad slimy. Hard to drink too many of these. It gives me the same unpleasant feeling in my throat that Budweiser does.
I guess the lesson here is that if an AB beer isn't good enough to make their regular lineup (which contains, keep in mind, such winners as Bud Ice and Natural Light), then it probably isn?t going to be very good. This is a pretty beer that can?t get anything right.
12-24-2004 04:22:28 | More by mynie
3.38/5 rDev +14.2%
This pours a very light copper, which does make it better than 'macro yellow'. The head is decent and almost coming over the Michelob-provided glass. I got mine to last a good bit and leaving good lacing.
The smell is nothing special but is malty. I don't notice any hops yet but the overall smell is not very strong. Could be the style, but I'd think there could me more to it.
The taste is surprising well-balanced but not adventurous. Nice malts up front and subtle, but noticeable, bitterness in the end.
Very light carbonation gives a tingle up front. Nice smooth finish. Does go down real easy.
This is easy to drink as about anything out there. If they sold these in a sixer, and money was a bit tight, it would be a good session.
Not too bad overall. If you have an open mind, go ahead and get the multipack. You might like it.
12-20-2004 04:58:12 | More by DPMomutant
3.68/5 rDev +24.3%
Picked up this beer as a single. It's fairly good looking with a creamy rather than bubbly head. Smell is of a good malt based lager. Taste is clean and malty with slight hop bitterness to follow. All in all a fine all malt lager. If all American Lagers were this good we'd be a lot better off.
12-09-2004 17:27:51 | More by yeagerbm
2.83/5 rDev -4.4%
a transparent very mild copper/yellow hue. some lacing. the head is't that bad for AB. a slight malt smell, kinda like the way a cheap malt liquer smells of malts. taste is malty as well. it doesn't taste that good but it is somewhat drinkable. what hops i pick up aren't that good. no surprises here, another boring AB beer.
11-30-2004 00:00:00 | More by flaminghomer
2.33/5 rDev -21.3%
This beer pours golden/amber with a one finger head. It has no retention and little to no lacing. The aroma is very faint but I did detect some sweet malts. The taste(what there was of it)was also malty sweet but its lacking in so many areas that it would be hard to list them. It's medium bodied and has average carbonation for a lager. The beer is drinkable(but so is water) don't waste your time on it.
Reflection: You would think a company as big as A.B. could make at least one quality beer, this one isn't it so keep looking.
11-15-2004 17:34:16 | More by Kookiekwan
3.35/5 rDev +13.2%
The beer pours a gold color with a 1/4" white head that fades to lacing. The aroma is decent. It has a nice pale malt scent with some dry lager yeast aroma, but mostly malty sweetness. The taste is average. It has a sweeter than normal flavor which would indicate the use of only malts, but it still has a dry skunky aftertaste. It goes down easy and finishes clean. The mouthfeel is good. It is a medium bodied beer with good carbonation. This is a decent lager. It's better than their regular offering, but it still leaves that skunky aftertaste in my mouth.
11-10-2004 00:29:41 | More by WesWes
3.23/5 rDev +9.1%
This is a very decent macro beer. A bit soft and thin on the palate, but there is a pleasant and smooth malt taste that makes it refreshing and easy-to-drink.
It pours with a very nice deep golden body giving rise to a moderate soft white head that reduces but lingers and laces well in a pilsner glass.
The aroma, is too blah to be distinctive. Nothing there but a flat malt nose. If this had a nice noble hop spiciness, the beer would be immeasurably improved.
The taste is soft and malty, clean, not complex with the characteristic Michelob taste in the background. I assume that hop oils are used to give it the signature taste. Very drinkable.
Overall, this beer is pretty good. I would not hesitate to buy on tap if macros are the only thing available.
04-29-2003 16:35:52 | More by brakspear
2.78/5 rDev -6.1%
Pours amber with a slight, clean white head. Taste is somewhat full bodied, with the "all malt" coming through. Nice hop characteristics. Somewhat sweet, a little floral and gingery. This was a crisp, yet dry beer. I prefer this over the other Michelob varieties.
03-23-2003 12:05:16 | More by Rifrafboy
2.83/5 rDev -4.4%
This lager came in the holiday seasonal pack of which I thought to be an overall good buy. The All malt aroma is that of sweet malt & spice. It does give hints that its an AB Mic base. It pours a nice clear amber with a white fluff head thats just fizzy enough to fade it quickly to a thin film. Some lace but thin. The taste of malt, alittle spice, alittle hop. Mouth is left dry. Body is alitte on the light side.
03-08-2003 06:03:50 | More by chilidog
3.33/5 rDev +12.5%
The best I can say is that it's better than the other beers with the Michelob name. But there are so many that are so much better. Light aroma with a sweet mix of malt and hops. Pleasing amber color and clear. Smallish fizzy head of off white color that dissipates very quickly. Initially a biting malt flavor that mellows quickly. Malt presence throughout with a dry finish that lingers some. Fullness from a lot of carbonation, otherwise rather thin to feel. Excessive bite with a lack of smoothness. This is drinkable, for a macro.
02-25-2003 19:58:28 | More by garymuchow
2.78/5 rDev -6.1%
Pours with a large bubbly head that goes quickly and leaves no lace. Faint malt nose with good malt flavor and a very slightly hoppy finish. Surprisingly light bodied for a malt. This is the last of the 12-pack and there is no chance I will get another, I had to try them but was disappointed.
02-19-2003 16:07:17 | More by jdhilt
2.5/5 rDev -15.5%
Rich amber beer that pours with a medium head that fades rather quickly to a thin film of malty foam. Sweet malt aroma with a touch of noble smelling hops. The taste is sort of husky, with a bit of hop bitterness. There is some sweetness, but it seems to have a bit of a sour note in the flavor, reminiscent of a whiskey sour drink mix. The mouthfeel is ok, but there is some lemon juice astringency in the finish. I couldn't drink many of these; glad there's only 2 in the variety pack.
01-05-2003 12:17:40 | More by aaronh
2.93/5 rDev -1%
Now this is a little better than regular Michelob...not much on the nose....maybe some faint spicy hops...it is an orangish/golden in color..clean and clear looking...A-B certainly makes clean looking beers...Taste is definitely better than regular Mich but a far cry from most Micro's...almost a hint of Vienna-style matiness with some spicy hop finish but let me emphasize these tastes are VERY VERY SMALL...Motuhfeel is decent...on the lighter side of medium bodied...as for drinkability?? I'd rather drink these any day than regular Mich....This is a step up from Mich but really not wroth a $hit when compared to any decent beers..
01-01-2003 19:43:40 | More by ZAP
3.4/5 rDev +14.9%
Crystal-clear orange gold color with a modest white head, lots of broken lace. Moderately carbonated, the bubbles lazily rise to the surface, much like a sparkling wine, quite appealing visually. Aroma is sweet and malty with faint hop notes. Taste begins with sweet caramel malt and a little sting of carbonation. Midway through the taste slightly spicy hops appear, finishes with a slight but lingering bitterness. All in all, somewhat nondescript. Too bad Anheuser-Busch is not willing to push the envelope a bit more.
12-19-2002 20:19:21 | More by Pegasus
2.95/5 rDev -0.3%
pours out a clear, deep golden color, minimal head and no lace. a very raw, earthy, grainy aroma is balanced by a touch of hops. a moderate body sets up a raw, but relatively light malty taste. i'm guessing this is the regular michelob recipe without the adjuncts. certainly tastes that way. a bit of spicy hop comes through to balance the profile. pretty smooth to boot. not a bad offering from A-B. too bad it takes a special "seasonal" brew for them to finally produce something decent.
12-01-2002 23:29:15 | More by budgood1
Michelob Seasonal Brew All Malt Lager from Anheuser-Busch
73 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.