Michelob HefeWeizen | Anheuser-Busch

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70
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58 Ratings
THE BROS
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Michelob HefeWeizenMichelob HefeWeizen
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Anheuser-Busch
Missouri, United States
anheuser-busch.com

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 11-29-2001

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
58
Reviews:
40
Avg:
2.53
pDev:
21.34%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
2
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 58 |  Reviews: 40
Photo of jzlyo
2.09/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Aroma and flavor is medium wheat, spices and a hint of bananas. It was very drinkable and smooth but it was not anywhere close to being a hefeweizen.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
2.7/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Another banger from yesteryear. This one had a good appearance, it was hazy and golden with a 1/2" white head on the top, although its retention was subpar. Aroma gave off a honey like presence and wheat.

Taste, sweeter than average, some lemon. Highly carbonated. Was somewhat expensive for what it is. Needs to be drier, less sweet. Was more of a pale wheat with sugary exterior.

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Photo of harpus
2.5/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of MasterRigger
2.05/5  rDev -19%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of grahamboudreaux
2.5/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of misternebbie
2/5  rDev -20.9%

Photo of Shafaegalo
3/5  rDev +18.6%

Photo of Slatetank
2.5/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of pcsnyder
3.5/5  rDev +38.3%

Photo of Thunder
1.25/5  rDev -50.6%

Photo of spycow
2.25/5  rDev -11.1%

Photo of Damian74
2.25/5  rDev -11.1%

Photo of bzach
2/5  rDev -20.9%

Photo of Jimboe
1.75/5  rDev -30.8%

Photo of Doyle
2.5/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Dapperticus
3.5/5  rDev +38.3%

Photo of macrosmatic
2.5/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of jefftuck47
2.5/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Stoffel
1.5/5  rDev -40.7%

Photo of buckyp
1.5/5  rDev -40.7%

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
2.64/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Good hazy golden appearance. Very orderly. Aroma neutral.

Taste, slight bit of honey and lemon, not appalling. Light, refreshing to a degree. Minimal hoppiness, carbonation tamed down a bit. Minimal amounts of wheat detected. Like a half wheat beer and half iced tea. For $6 a 6er, I still expect more, I guess this just paid for the advertising or something.

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Photo of BEERchitect
2.65/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Advice: That friend of yours that just turned 21; never let him go to the bar alone. This is the stuff that he brings back. As if American Wheat beers aren't bad enough, let's let a bastardized Macro brew it. It's a wheat beer that has little qualities of wheat. Smells nicely bananna-ey and bubble gum-ey, but has no hop, yeast, or barley character. Looks cloudy and yellow. Head retention is low for a wheat--disipates quickly. Tastes like low levels of wheat, with some copper pennies thrown in. Thin in texture only waters further through the sip. Finishes into a nothingness flavor. Slight astringent (grain husks) in the aftertaste. If you are looking for a wheat beer, try another...any other.

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Photo of brewdlyhooked13
2.78/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance - pours a mildly hazy translucent yellow with some golden notes. Some minimal particles floating about. Good one finger head is creamy and promising. It melts away all too soon though. No lace, no bonus.

Aroma - some basic yeast and trace amount of skunkiness. Not exactly what I'd hoped for but it could be worse. Unfortunately if you don't sniff this immediately after pouring, you'll be tasked to find much at all after about 30 seconds. Reduces to a vague sweet flowery smell that is very faint.

Taste - hmm. It's got a non-descript malt base, some light yeast influence, and some hop character at the end that ain't too bad, in fact that may be the most consistent flavor. There is an overriding metallic taste during the first several ounces that undercuts what little positives are there. After half the glass is gone, some fruitiness comes through, but barely. It's an okay beer but no better than average.

Mouthfeel - somewhat mellow and smooth, decent carbonation level.

Drinkability - this is a somewhat refreshing brew for the summer, it won't mistreat you or disappoint if you keep your sights in check with reality. Sub-par for the style in my opinion but reasonably drinkable just the same.

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Photo of BuckeyeNation
2.21/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Cloudy banana yellow with a few larger suspended particles. The head is a half shade darker than pure white and actually looks like it will hang around a while; something that one doesn't often see from an A-B product. Surprisingly, the cap has some firmness to it, displays a little character as it falls and is leaving whisper thin sheets of lace just above the surface of the beer. Thereafter, both head and lace pretty much disappear. Initially decent, but ultimately disappointing.

The nose brings the beer back to below average beer land. It possesses that stale, sour, grain-like macro lager aroma, but not to the same degree as this brewery's flagship lagers and their light counterparts. There may be a faint whiff of lemon and of hops, but I could be imagining it.

On the palate... not good. I could identify Mich Hefe as a macro product with one small sip. The flavor is weak and is of stale grain (sour wheat) with a small amount of hop bitterness, though no actual hop flavor. It doesn't taste like any other wheat beer that I've ever had. The body/mouthfeel is thin and verges on watery. It just might become undrinkable if I let it warm any further.

Michelob Hefeweizen is disappointing, but then I really didn't expect much. Anyone interested in good beer should give this one a wide berth.

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Photo of merlin48
2.98/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Label says: "Unfiltered wheat ale brewed with the finest wheat malt, barley malt, hops, yeast, and water." No details are offered about these ingredients. Served at cellar temperature(my basement has probably been around 45 degrees lately), into an etched Michelob pilsner glass. Pours a hazy, yellow, gold, color with a white head that has minimal retention(better than other Michs) and maintained some ring lacing all the way down. Aroma is wheat grain and not much else. Taste has some hops, some wheat grain, and a metalic aftertaste. Drinkable, and worth buying the sampler box(two free glasses), just to see if the Big Boys are are trying to reach out to advocates of the many finely crafted microbrews on the North American market. Obviously, they are, but I won't buy any more Michelob unless they release another sampler box with better beers, and better glasses. Hats off to AB for making a half-ass effort.

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Michelob HefeWeizen from Anheuser-Busch
2.53 out of 5 based on 58 ratings.
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