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Michelob Bavarian Style Wheat | Anheuser-Busch

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A crisp, delicious wheat beer, Michelob Bavarian Style Wheat is brewed as a traditional, unfiltered hefeweizen. Natural cloudiness and a light, bright yellow color characterize this refreshing beer. You'll notice a pronounced spicy aroma and refreshing finish.

13 IBU

Added by Todd on 08-30-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#41,512
Reviews:
125
Ratings:
168
pDev:
18.08%
Bros Score:
3.84
 
 
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Photo of Overlord
3.6/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a super, super pale yellow. Off hand, one of the palest beers I can think of. Only that awful Argentinian beer (number one sold in their country ... I think it's quilmes) may be paler of all the beers I've ever reviewed.

Thin white head. The bottom of the bottle brought some hazy cloudiness, which helped the coloring.

Smells like cloves, bananas, and a hint of yeast. No real white I can detect. Smells like a dunkelweisse.

Tastes like a dunkelweisse. Cloves. Bananas. Bit of yeast. Straight-forward, solid.

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Photo of heissebier
3.63/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Weizen glass and paired with wheat thins, which was a surprisingly good combo.

Appearance- Pours a cloudy straw colored yellow with moderate head that dissapates relatively quickly.

Smell- Crazy banana and clove aromas, along with a healthy dose of yeast.

Taste- Not bad at all! Follows the smell very closely with a smooth fruitiness and spicy character. Pretty close to the German style as I remember it, although not really on the same level as say a Franziskaner Hefe-Weissen. It just doesn't have the same depth of flavor.

Mouthfeel- Smooth and slightly creamy. All in all a very pleasant.

Drinkability- Good drinkability for sure. I'd drink it again, but only if there wasn't anything too exciting available.

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Photo of number1bum
3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a only very slightly hazed golden color with about a finger of white head. It's a little too clear and retention is not great; keeps just a thin lace.

Smell consists of the obligatory banana and clove, with a lightly sweet wheat aroma. Not bad.

Like the smell, the taste doesn't knock your socks off but it's on target with banana, clove, some grass and wheat. It has a light sweetness to it.

Mouthfeel has a subtle creaminess to it and moderate carbonation. It's clean and pretty smooth.

While this is nothing special it's also nothing to complain about. Has some good flavor and goes down pretty easily. A decent hefe.

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Photo of loveingminor
3.36/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a mug.

Has a lighter color than other beers I've had today, but then it's the only wheat beer I've had today.

Doesn't have a strong smell, but that may just be the mug I've poured it into.

Taste is overpowering of bananas. Too much bananas. But other than that, this is a good wheat beer to drink. I wouldn't suggest giving it to your kid as their first wheat beer. But after you've enjoyed a few, this isn't a bad one to drink.

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Photo of tone77
3.82/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a cloudy golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is sweet, notes of citrus and honey. Taste is good, wheat, citrus, spices, somewhat sweet, very flavorful. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and has good drinkability. Overall thia is a fine quality beer.

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Photo of Whiteweasel
3.47/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a weizen glass.

Appearance: Pale yellow with plenty of carbonation and a decent head which fades quickly. A little hazy but no sediment at all. Pleasant looking but nothing too special

Smell: Very strong fruity smell. Banana and clove notes are very strong and has a distinct wheatiness to it. An ale in all respects. Extremely sweet smelling, and reminds me of tropical fruit.

Taste: Alright, but not with nearly the depth of flavour that I've come to expect from hefe's. Reasonably sweet. Yeast flavour dominates over most others, but still a banana, perhaps grape flavour can be tasted. Very weak, and I feel like I can almost taste adjunct something or another in this beer. Something I might taste in a bud light or something.

Mouthfeel: Crisp, with a little booziness coming through over the weak flavours. Carbonation stays in pretty well and it feels like a very weak champagne.

Drinkability: Solid beer considering what I was expecting. Not something I'd necessarily order again unless the alternatives were crappy american adjunct lagers. Low abv so if for some reason i wanted to have more than one I could. Weak enough flavour where it doesnt overwhelm the sense of taste, so drinkable in that sense. However the weak flavor means that I wouldnt really want to have another.

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Photo of mjaskula
3.33/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served in a pint glass. Pours a cloudy gold with a white soda-like head. The head thins to a ring and leaves no lacing.

The aroma is thin, and as expected from a heffe. Banana, clove, bubblegum are all there, as well as some citrus. The flavor is thin. A bit of lemony sour at first, but that went away quickly. There's a lot of bubblegum flavor. Mouthfeel is thin.

It's an easy drinking Heffe, not great, but probably the best offering in the Michelob mix pack.

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Photo of wahhmaster
3.67/5  rDev +7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a 0.5L Paulaner-branded weizen glass.

Appearance: Pours a hazy pale orange-ish color with a thick, foamy head that dissipates quickly leaving spotty lacing on the glass.

Smell: Smells wheaty with hints of cloves and lemons.

Taste: Hits you up front with fruity notes of banana and lemon. Finishes with a bit of wheaty-tasting bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Crisp and refreshing, like a hefeweizen should be.

Drinkability: I have to give A-B credit, they created something that, for all intents and purposes, tastes like a Bavarian wheat beer. It tastes like a sub-par Bavarian wheat beer but I'll give credit where credit's due.

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Photo of Mosstrooper
4/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into half liter Paulaner weizen glass.

Appearance: Cloudy straw with a thick foamy head that doesn't seem to dissipate at all, leaving thick foam residue around the glass when it does.

Smell: Doughy bread with wheat, citrus spice, and hints of banana.

Taste: Starts with sweet citrus flavors, rounded out by bread. Spicy-sweet finish with touches of wheat throughout.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied and smooth, very refreshing

Drinkability: A great hefeweizen, a pleasant surprise from AB.

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Photo of Brad007
3.65/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy whitish-gold color with a one-finger head into my glass. Pretty decent looking for the style. Seems right on there.

Aroma is full of wheat and clove in the nose with a hint of banana as well. Seems about right for a hefeweizen.

Taste is full of clove, a bit of banana and wheat. Decent and very tasty.

Just a bit of tang lingers in the mouth, likely from the yeast used. A bit more sweet than warranted. Otherwise, seems to finish well for the example.

Not bad and perhaps someone may be inclined to try this being that it's a Michelob product. Then again, who knows?

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Photo of jsh420
4.19/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 5

pours cloudy golden yellow with a big foamy 3+ finger head that fades and leaves no lacing

smells like a hefe should wheat banana spice clove

taste is great - i think people just hate on it because its from AB - big flavors of banana bread clove ample spice and wheat

mouthfeel was just thin which was very odd since the flavors are there this leads into ->>

drinkability - maybe AB does know something about drinkability - this beer is light and oh so tasty - while looks and mouthfeel play into a beers rating but mean very little to me when i want a flavorful brew to drink with friends

which is why this hefe is one of the better ones i have had

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Photo of almychristopher
3.68/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

this beer pours a cloudy golden color with a nice compact white head. the aroma brings a nice hefe aroma. the taste follows through with the yeasty esters and the wheat malt taste, not a paulaner by any means but a solid hefe. the medium body and aggressive cabonation make this a easy drinker.

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Photo of WesWes
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer pours a hazy pale gold color with a thick frothy white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a light pale and wheat malt scent along with a rather nice hefe yeast aroma. It has the typical banana/cloce character. The taste is decent. It has a pretty good hefe flavor that goes down rather smooth and finishes with some excellent yeast character. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a medium bodied beer with good carbonation. This is a good tasting beer. AB hits the mark with this one.

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Photo of jwinship83
4.04/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle that was part of the mixed pack. drank from a wizen glass.

A- this one pours a cloudy golden yellow colored body with a small white head. the head vanishes after a minute and leaves behind little to no lacing.

S- strong yeasty smell, as expected. lots of spices like banana and clove. a bit of bubblegum.

T- the taste is very similar to the nose. lots of the bubblegum and spices that i could smell. very yeasty.

M- medium to full bodied with ample carbonation.

D- easy drinking session beer. i was surprised by this one. if it came in six packs i would consider buying it again.

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Photo of elniko
3.9/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into weizen glass.

A: Wow, pretty nice looking pour and brew. Huge pillowy head and lacing. Not as hazy as I would expect, carbonation quite apparent.

S: Nice hef tones, this is definitely a German style vs American wheat. Not much banana but spices quite apparent. Again very solid.

T & M: Taste was a bit of letdown after the appearance and nose. Pretty thin bodied. Although banana tones were not apparent in the nose I felt that it was the dominant tone in the taste.

D: Pretty darn drinkable, this beer was a pleasant surprise for me. As far as American hefs go really solid, not as good as the Kellerweis but not too far behind.

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Photo of Cyberkedi
3.38/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this at a Halloween party. It pours a hazy amber with a fairly thick but not too persistent off-white head. Aroma is wheaty and yeasty, about average. Flavor is strong and wheaty, typical but at least it is quite firm. Texture is fizzy and fairly smooth. OK, but craft brews are better.

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Photo of bmwats
3.45/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a standard weizen.

A: Yellow golden color. Pours into a 4 finger bubbly, white head. Deteriorates quickly leaving just a bit of bubbles on the surface. Heavy carbonation continues to rise. No lacing to speak of.

S: Wheat, a little freshly cut grass, and a strong lemon citrus nose.

T: Wheaty, grainy, tastes a little like hay smells. Lemon, but kind of a pungent citrus taste with an indistinguishable spice.

M: Light and carbonated. Citrus remains.

D: A light and refreshing brew.

Decent atmosphere. Appearance is okay, and the nose is full (almost over-powering really on initial pour) but typical of the style. Flavor is also pretty typical. . . wheat, citrus, and a graininess. Overall, this is pretty decent quaff.

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Photo of FreshmanPour77
3.17/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served from bottle to a glass cold. Part of large sampler pack.

A - Orange/yellowish tint with 1 finger of foam at the end.

S - strong citrus smell with hops and wheat mixed in.

T - over powering hop/wheat mixed with citrus juice spiced after taste.

M - light bodied with a slight grainy feel going down.

D - Enjoyed trying the beer but not for me to drink on a regular basis. Anyone to enjoy with others but the sampler pack will be fine with me. Will try others in this class to compare.

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Photo of superdedooperboy
3.85/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a "Michelob Specialty Ales & Lagers" pilsner/weizen glass.

Pours a slightly hazy bright golden hue; the foamy white head is disappointing for a Hefeweizen, raising itself to a paltry stature and falling away a bit too quickly. Some light stick remains as it fades away.

Aroma is patently Bavarian, with banana-like fruity esters dominating; a bit of clove-like spiciness shows itself underneath with a hint of bubblegum, but the esters take hold.

A light and effervescent mouthfeel brings to the table spicy flavors of clove and nutmeg and lots of fruity esters showing themselves through banana and apricot notes, though well-balanced by the Bavarian yeast byproducts and overlaid upon a base of slightly sweet, slightly grainy wheat-and-barley malt. Finishes long and somewhat fruity-malty-sweet.

Drinkable and fairly authentic, though a bit more evident spiciness would be preferred and certainly more head retention; increasing the amount of wheat in the grist would undoubtedly solve that problem, but what can one expect from a company that works more than anything else to decrease the costs of production? More wheat in a wheat beer would probably be a bit too much to ask for.

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Photo of soulgrowl
3.73/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Attractively hazed sunflower beer, but it is very fizzy, inappropriately so, and the head barely forms before it disappears. The aroma is much more appealing, ripe with banana and clove and an unexpected edge of parsley. Mild and soft on the palate, and though it is pleasantly tangy, yeasty and wheaty and fruity, it is not particularly interesting or robust. The mouthfeel, however, is spot-on, very soft and light and dry. Finish brings forth starchy notes of bread and brown sugar. This is not the best Hefe out there, but it's far from the worst - highly drinkable and recommended, especially for the price!

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Photo of Proteus93
3.89/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Head in a weizen glass tends to be something I expect from a hefe, and it's a little weak there. Nonetheless, there is a little and it sticks around for at least a little while. Beer itself is a lighter blonde, slightly hazy, but does appear to be a little more clear than I might expect.

S + T: The standard banana/clove aromas are present, both in the aroma and flavour. The bottle makes a statement about the presence of citrus, which I don't really pick up on, honestly. It is a little mild, as well, though it is appropriate for the style and for what I suspect they are aiming for.

M + D: Moderate carbonation and body, smooth and easy drinking. While there are other hefeweizens that have been more enjoyable, this still serves as a good brew and I have had no problem with enjoying the six-pack that came in a variety pack. Not too bad at all.

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Photo of Bitterbill
3.85/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Part of the sampler pack.

It pours a very hazy straw gold with a small head of foam that quickly shrinks to a few islands and a ring around the glass.

It smells pretty Hefeweizen like...good notes of clove and banana and a light citrus.

Taking my first sip and the clove and banana are there with a very mild note of wheat and an even lighter note of citrus that I could have easily missed but yet not missed if you catch my drift.
This is pretty darn tasty and it's a very easy drinker. Hell, the mouthfeel borders on medium so that's another plus. The caronation isn't all fizzy and sh*t so...all in all, this is a good stab at the style, me thinks. I'm not at all sad that I sprung the bucks for this sampler pack as I only found the Porter to be not to my liking.

If this showed up on tap at my local Old Chicago, I'd drink some.
Good job.

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Photo of enfield249
3.21/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours cloudy gold, with a thin white head. Lots of sparkly bubbles keep floating up.

S - Not much, a little wet wheat, maybe some sweetness.

T - A nice malty sweetness, maybe a little wheat flavor. It's there and gone however. All the carbonation leaves a very clean finish.

M - Light-Medium. Too light for the style maybe. Also lots of carbonation, very sharp.

D - For the price, it's not bad at all, but not a great hefe.

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Photo of oriolesfan4
3.8/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bought a Michelob mixed sampler 12 pack for $9.99

Wow, big surprise here! I may be a spring chicken when it comes to beer drinking but this was one of the better Hefe's I've had and to think it comes from AB. Smells of banana/clove mixture, drinkability is superb, and has a great mouthfeel.

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Photo of tugdriver7
3.33/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Part of a Michelob combo pack. Pale yellow in the glass with a hazy, bubbly mix of sediment. Decent head that disappeared quickly. Malty spice in the nose, but the body is a bit thin and spritzy. Taste is wheat and hops spice with a bit more water than many craft hefeweizens. As a refreshing beverage with food on the deck in the summer, it's a winner. A step up from the usual macro. But nothing more special.

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Michelob Bavarian Style Wheat from Anheuser-Busch
Beer rating: 3.43 out of 5 with 168 ratings
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