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Michelob (Original Lager) - Anheuser-Busch

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Michelob (Original Lager)Michelob (Original Lager)

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BA SCORE
63
poor

870 Ratings
THE BROS
69
poor

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Ratings: 870
Reviews: 346
rAvg: 2.66
pDev: 26.32%
Wants: 9
Gots: 26 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Anheuser-Busch visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Michelob Original Lager is brewed with pale, kilned two-row barley malt and noble European hops.

(Beer added by: Shiloh on 11-28-2001)
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Loki

North Carolina

3.1/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sampled in a 12 oz bottle at a wedding reception.

Poured a clear golden color with a small to medium head with decent head retention and showed medium carbonation.

Smell was mostly malt with hints of adjuncts.

The taste was very crisp and clean with flavors of mostly malt with hints of adjuncts. Light to medium body with medium to medium-high carbonation. Goes down very easy with little fan fare and no thought.

I mentioned the wedding reception early because I sampled this out other choices of Natural Light and Heineken. Unfortunately I had the Heineken first. Fortunately I was very surprised by this Michelob and have a new default macro if no better choice presents itself. That being said I hope there is always a better choice.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2003 21:30:18 | More by Loki
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Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a light golden amber color with a two finger head of fizzy white foam. The head fades very fast, leaving a good level of bubbly lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer consists mainly of a slightly grainy and grassy smell with a little bit of a skunky aroma mixed within. Some other light aromas of a lemon citrus and a little bit of caramel are there as well.

Taste – The taste begins with a sweet caramel and bready taste with a hint of a citrus orange flavor. While the nose suggested a skunky and grassy taste, not much of this was on the tongue, instead the sweet caramel remains strong and is nicely complemented by a bit of lemon and some grainy flavors. Toward the very end, a light herbal and floral hop flavor joins the profile, creating a rather pleasant but somewhat thicker lager flavor to linger on the tongue.

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Michelob (Original Lager) from Anheuser-Busch
63 out of 100 based on 870 ratings.