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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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Reviews by pheasantpete:
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pheasantpete

Wisconsin

3.53/5  rDev +32.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I have not had this beer in awhile. It was suprsingly refreshing while shooting the bull while ice fishing. I purchased a 12 pack for only 5 bucks. My friend volunteered me to help the ladies running the store get their cable tv working. 5 minutes later, two happy ladies, I remarked I am good with my hands and received a couple of laughs and a nice discount.

The color is nice golden yellow that a good American lager is supposed to have. The smell is what I would expect from this type also. The head was small and dimished quickly as one would expect in an American lager. The flavor was crisp and refreshing with a light hoppiness. It does have a lingering after taste thats not bad just there to remind you.

Over all I am satisfied and will try again in near future. A note it was very cold as it was on the ice and I believe that is the best way to drink this style.

Serving type: bottle

02-29-2012 00:12:43 | More by pheasantpete
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3.16/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

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.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thicker and creamier side for a lager of only 4.8 % abv with a carbonation level that is on the average side. The thicker body did accentuate the caramel and grainy flavors rather well, but made the body a little too heavy which took away from the more refreshing characteristics traditionally associated with a lager.

Overall – The taste on this one really surprised me as it was much more robust and flavorful then I was expecting; a nice unexpected find. The mouthfeel and smell took away from the brew overall however, making it an only OK brew overall.

Serving type: bottle

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