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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

923 Ratings
THE BROS
69
poor

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Ratings: 923
Reviews: 347
rAvg: 2.64
pDev: 26.52%
Wants: 8
Gots: 48 | 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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1.75/5  rDev -33.7%

DmanGTR, Feb 10, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -5.3%

rorjets, Feb 10, 2013
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2.85/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Crystal clear, deep yellow body with a decent white head. There's a fair malt note to the aroma, a little like lightly warmed bread. Taste starts out slightly grainy and then gets overtaken by a metallic brightness with a light hop bitterness at the finish. Mouthfeel is light, fizzy, clean, crisp, and dry.

One can hope that appearances may bode well for a beer, but Michelob just doesn't deliver. It's rough around the edges for a lager with too much carbonation in the feel and a metallic twang and bite that really detracts from what malts are used in the grain bill. Complexity and depth -- forget about it. Well, had to revisit this one since I haven't had one (probably) in several decades. Can't say I've missed much of anything over the years...

beergoot, Feb 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +42%

dertyd, Feb 04, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -14.8%

stuttle13, Feb 02, 2013
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2/5  rDev -24.2%

richeddi, Jan 29, 2013
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1/5  rDev -62.1%

dan027, Jan 28, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -5.3%

LooseMoose1978, Jan 20, 2013
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2/5  rDev -24.2%

Stoshua, Jan 17, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev +4.2%

spycow, Jan 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +32.6%

EersandBeers, Jan 16, 2013
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1.75/5  rDev -33.7%

Mantooth, Jan 16, 2013
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3/5  rDev +13.6%

zenithberwyn, Jan 14, 2013
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2/5  rDev -24.2%

BeerLover99, Jan 14, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +23.1%

Reinbeck11, Jan 07, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -14.8%

nick1427d, Jan 06, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev +4.2%

mgernert, Jan 06, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Glopez, Jan 06, 2013
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1.5/5  rDev -43.2%

chefduff2, Jan 05, 2013
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3/5  rDev +13.6%

menacho1, Jan 05, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -5.3%

cliff1066, Dec 26, 2012
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1.75/5  rDev -33.7%

Bnoise11, Dec 25, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -5.3%

David1975, Dec 22, 2012
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2/5  rDev -24.2%

Hopheadjeffery, Dec 22, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +32.6%

LarryAppleton, Dec 22, 2012
Michelob (Original Lager) from Anheuser-Busch
63 out of 100 based on 923 ratings.