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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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hustlesworth

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

back 2 tha old school hourglass shaped bottles. a nice throwback, but this is the lowest domestic seller at both my bars. the reason being, is that it shown a quick weak bite of hops and the macro drinkers do not like that! seriously.

A- poured in an 8oz wine glass for shits n giggles the dirty mich' is a shiny clear golden ochre with less than 1/2in white foamy head different from most AB products. if i woulda poured into a pint glass or mug i probably woulda got 1in or so. foam settles fast to almost nothing. i remember better retention in the past. no lace.

S- buttery corn, cereal grains, alfalfa hay, dead grass, and maybe some faint pear action goin on. and that's being generous.

T- ok diluted malt-water, artificial apple/pear punch, dry leaves, grass clippings, and a slight earthiness in the very small amount of hops that make a brief cameo appearance in the crisp dry watery finish. as with all macros, the hops taste spindly and weak like they were grown in the dark, not robust and alive like the micro counterparts, yet fleeting as they are, they still show themselves and that should earn some merit somewhere in a perfect world.

MF- refreshing to say the least. watery, over-carbonated, crisp and thin, not that syrupy feeling you get from the other full-flavored AB's like bud and busch.

D- very good. if i were gonna go go out and drink 12 beers in a night i would pick michelob over bud, my usual choice, BUT:
a) the bottles u get in bars are always old cuz it's a low seller and
b) it gives you a weird uneasy buzz.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2007 02:25:43 | More by hustlesworth
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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.

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