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Michelob Porter | Anheuser-Busch

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by karst on 07-16-2006

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
271
Ratings:
313
pDev:
14.97%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 313 |  Reviews: 271
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1.25/5  rDev -62.6%

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

Photo of EvanWilliams
3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of weerezboy
2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

Photo of MTNboy
2.72/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This is from some old beer notes I found while getting ready for a move.

Appearance: It is light shade of brown with a very small amount of tan head and lace.

Smell: It has a toasted malt smell that is very faint.

Taste: It is mildly chocolate bitter sweet. There is a thinness that in the mouthfeel that I think affects the taste. It has a watery roasted malt character.

Mouthfeel: Thin for this style I would go as far to say on the thinner side of medium.

Overall: An average beer that is a poor example of this style.

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2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of shufon
2/5  rDev -40.1%

Photo of Knapp85
3.33/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This brew competes pretty well with their AmberBock. I find that the color and pour look a lot alike. The brownish color had a nice tan head on it that lasts for a little while. The smell is roasted but subtle enough for a Michelob drinker to enjoy. The taste has some typical dry roasted malts going on and a hint of cardboard for me. The mouthfeel is decent, it's just a bit too light for a porter I think.

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Photo of PeprSprYoFace
2.96/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a semi dark brown with a light tan head. Little lacing.

Aroma is not much. Just kinda roasted. Almost brown ale-ish.

Taste is not very porter ish. Its not bad. But it almost has a lager sort of taste. Almost sort of bock-ish. Little bit of roast.

Mouthfeel is good. Smooth and good carb.

Overall I probably will never buy this. My buddy brought over a 6 pack so it was an opportunity to review it. Plenty of porters avaliable that are much better

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Photo of bnes09
3.12/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A couple shades away from black in color. Ruby hues when held to light. Creamy tan head with good retention and some nice lacing.

Lots of roasted aromas. Touch of bourbon oak as well.

Roasted character carries over in the taste with a mild bitterness of dark chocolate. Touch of licorice and hickory smoke. Mild herbal hop. Not bad until the underlying, applesauce-like sweetness comes in the finish and wrecks the whole thing. The finish just completely ruins the balance (not surprising for AB.)

Lighter in body for a porter. Slick, wet mouthfeel. Good carbonation.

Overall, it is surprisingly drinkable for one of the Michelob line. Fairly average for a porter though.

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Photo of happygnome
3.32/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

a: pours a dark brown almost black color with about a half to 3/4 inch head that disappears quickly leaving a trace of lace around the top of the beer and edge of the glass. A lot of carbonation rises to the top of the beer

s: sweet cocoa and roasted malts are the dominant aroma. other than that there is some caramel aroma. there is a crisp aroma from the carbonation

t: cocoa and roasted malts are the dominant flavor. it is light but it is ok

m: light to medium bodied beer with a lot of carbonation

overall, decent porter but one that i will pass on in the future

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Photo of matjack85
3.34/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I tried a couple of these at a friend's house, so I don't know where he found them or how much they went for. Never saw these in any of the stores I shop at. 12oz brown bottles with a born on date printed on the neck. Mine say 10/04/09 making them a year old already.

The beer poured a cola brown color that was more of a clear dark mahogany shade when held to the light. Nice 2-finger tan head that holds up awhile and leaves lots of lacing.

Very weak nose. Faint caramel, even fainter coffee and chocolate. Not impressive.

Mild caramel malt sweetness along with some chocolate cocoa and coffee flavors. Even with a low 25 IBU rating there are enough hops in here to lend a slight bitterness which lasts through the finish. It's OK, but nothing special.

Between thin and medium in body with high carbonation.

This is a very drinkable beer - one of the better offerings from the Michelob line. That said, there are still much better porters out there to try.

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Photo of TitanTake
3.45/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Serving from a bottle poured into a mug.

A - cola appearance; not quite as dark and rich as I hoped; nice lacing; puffy head

S - charcoal; slightly floral aroma; nutty oak

T - very strong charcoal; hoppy aftertaste

M - watery with a slight foam

D - if you are looking for a good porter, this is probably not the beer for you; this when you crave a porter, but don't feel like you can swing the extra $

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Michelob Porter from Anheuser-Busch
Beer rating: 3.34 out of 5 with 313 ratings
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