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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

906 Ratings
THE BROS
69
poor

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Ratings: 906
Reviews: 347
rAvg: 2.65
pDev: 26.42%
Wants: 8
Gots: 43 | 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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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.16/5  rDev +19.2%
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.

Darkmagus82, Jul 07, 2014
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Michelob (Original Lager) from Anheuser-Busch
63 out of 100 based on 906 ratings.