Michelob (Original Lager) - Anheuser-Busch
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Reviews by velkyal:
3.6/5 rDev +35.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
It looked like a lager, the kind of lager you would expect in central Europe. It smelt like lager, the kind of lager you would expect in central Europe. It tasted like lager, the kind of lager you would expect in central Europe.
Seeing a theme here? Sure it isn't a great lager like some of those actually from central Europe, but neither is it an awful abomination. Would I drink it again, sure I would, nice and cold, by the beach, wanting a beer without wanting to think too much about it, jaded with all these ridiculous hop bombs, grab and fairly standard lager. This one will do the job.
Serving type: bottle
05-07-2010 13:50:51 | More by velkyal
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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
07-07-2014 02:03:08 | More by Darkmagus82
Michelob (Original Lager) from Anheuser-Busch
63 out of 100 based on 874 ratings.