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Michelob Classic Dark - Anheuser-Busch

Michelob Classic DarkMichelob Classic Dark

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BA SCORE
66
poor

29 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 29
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 2.49
pDev: 33.73%


Brewed by:
Anheuser-Busch visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Euro Dark Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-01-2005)
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

2.15/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured similar to what amber bock (its replacement?) color is, but a little darker, but thinner in appearance, with less head and even less lace and retention. Aroma came off more macro-ish, lacking any sweet lagerness or roasted aroma.

Taste, thin, had some bitterness. Didn't come up with anything substantial, the malt was all about the color, not the amount. Get the SRM's up with no substance, no appreciable flavors here, a weird sour bitterness, not associated with hops or yeast? Huh? Just like colored water that was really, really old.

I can see why it ain't around anymore, this was right up there w/ Lowenbrau dark.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2010 20:43:46 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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wl0307

United Kingdom (England)

2.1/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

The label bears "Classic Dark", and the abv. is 5.2% rather than the reported 5.0% here. Coming in a 355ml brown bottle, bottled on 03.04.07, served chilled in a short stemmed goblet. BTW, this is the 1st bottle of beer that I've consumed since coming back home (Taipei) last week for a short trip.

A: pours a dark brown hue, with a thin fluffy beige foam and rather lively carbonation. Looking normal and not too bad actually.
S: sweet nuts, corn syrup, and caramelised sugar abound, with a touch of chocolate wandering aimlessly. Very thin, and simplistic, yet not at the brink of being a disaster.
T: a metallic and lightly sour taste of roasted malts fills the palate, added by a faint touch of nuttiness, Chinese red bean paste, and brown sugar. Spritzy finish with a wee bit of roasted bitterness, as well as an unwanted taste of syrupy sugar...
M&D: the mouthfeel is quite fizzy but not too spritzy while the body is roughly at the medium level, but the finishing mouthfeel is rather bad, thin-ish at best... All in all this is an unimpressive beer and definitely not a successful pretender for Schwarzbier, making one impressed (ironically) about the consistent quality of A-B as a giant brewer - "poor", that is.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2007 12:56:05 | More by wl0307
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TechMyst

Illinois

1/5  rDev -59.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

CONTAINER VOLUME: 355ml CONTAINER TYPE: bottle FRESH: y PURCHASED @: anywhere COST: cheap HEAD: none LACE: none COLOR:brown AROMA: lager MOUTHFEEL: light TASTE: roasted malt? COMMENTS: or food coloring? CONDITIONS: MOWING/WORKING ON CAR- n WITH FRIENDS- n SIPPING- n GET MY BUZZ ON- n

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2006 06:00:10 | More by TechMyst
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BeerBeing

Pennsylvania

1.78/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Presentation: 12oz brown glass custom bottle, white/red on black/gold label

Appearance: dark amber color, medium head, no lacing

Smell: some caramel, minor malt and hops

Taste: thin body, watery mouth feel, sweet caramel, some maltiness and minor hops

Notes: better thn nothing, but far from even mid-level brew

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2005 01:37:20 | More by BeerBeing
Michelob Classic Dark from Anheuser-Busch
66 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.