Michelob Pale Ale | Anheuser-Busch

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Michelob Pale AleMichelob Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Missouri, United States

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
An English-style pale ale that is dry hopped with Cascade Hops from the Yakima Valley.

Added by Bitterbill on 04-24-2002

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3.64/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

It has a bronze colored body with an orange hue. The tan head was thin and there was not that much lace to speak of. It had a fruity and floral aroma. The taste was very floral with herbal qualities. It was fruity sweet and finished bitter. There were also sweet grain tones as well. Almost medium but I would still say light. I think this was probably the closest beer to the style in the sample pack.

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1.5/5  rDev -51.3%

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3/5  rDev -2.6%

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2/5  rDev -35.1%

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4/5  rDev +29.9%

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3/5  rDev -2.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -18.8%

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3/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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2/5  rDev -35.1%

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3.38/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pale amber with 1/4" of dense, bubbly head. Good retention. The smell has faint bready malts and a floral, citrussy aroma. The taste is malty and bready up front with faint citrusy, floral hops in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, smooth, and lightly carbonated.

From a macro this is a solid beer. It could use a little more character all around, but it's drinkable and a good starter beer for the style.

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3.55/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Murky copper color, a little bit of off white head to it. Aroma does in fact reveal hops! An AB first!

Taste, obvious Cascade hops, an enjoyable level of complimentary bitterness typical from this hop. Wow. Good job guys. Slick crystal and caramel malt, doesn't seem like they cut any corners, this is a 100% barley malt beer. Mild fruity sweetness.

Might not be the most traditional english pale ale, but here in the states, it should play well, but its kind of in that purgatory of seeming expensive to BMC types, and being owned as a BMC, a turnoff to beer nerds. I would recommend it to one who likes beer.

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4.3/5  rDev +39.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Michelob Pale Ale has a thick, creamy, off-white head with an orange tinge and a clear golden-orange appearance, with lots of bubbles streaming up. Lots of thick lacing is left behind. The aroma is mostly bready barley malt and a faint spice. Taste is initially malt, but then a fairly strong hop bitterness kicks in and lasts throughout the sip. Mouthfeel is light, and Michelob Pale Ale finishes refreshing and semi-dry. I hate to see that this one was discontinued, because I really enjoyed it. I must have gotten the last batch, because this tasted fresh.


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Photo of GregBlatz
3.18/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Pours a clear copper orange color. Nice tan head that is 1/2" at first, then recedes and laces a little bit of the glass. The beer is pretty clear with a slight chill haze.

S - A lot of fruity esters, earthy hops and a slight metallic smell.

T - Malty sweetness. More earthy hops. Slight medicinal taste. Some floral citrus at the end. Esters are not as prominent as the aroma indicated.

M - Very carbonated, medium body with a little slickness on the tongue.

Overall - A decent pale ale. Nothing really stands out. Bottle says that it is an English style, but then it is dry hopped with American hops. I think a lot of people will go into this thinking it is an APA style rather than an EPA. Not bad, and a the price I might buy it again.

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3.64/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I picked this bottle up at the Jacksonville Budweiser Brewery yesterday. No date, but I was told it's less than a week old. Poured into a chilled pilsner glass.

A - Excellent amber color, great clarity, and a small off-white head that didn't last real long but left some very nice lacing.

S - There's not much here for the nose. I wish they'd dry hopped some Cascade or Willamette. That would have worked well with the piny/graperfruit flavor profile. I got a little more of the pine when I swirled it in my glass.

T - Very nice. Just what you'd expect from an American Pale Ale. Malt, caramel, with grapefruit and pine. Good bitterness, not flashy, but solid and clean.

M - Medium bodied, good carbonation. The mouthfeel starts out a little thin, but increases as the chill comes off.

D - Very drinkable. This beer is comfortable in its own modest aspirations, and frankly, is more enjoyable than a lot of pricier pale ales that sometimes seem to try a bit too hard. I could serve this to my friends who know good beer, as long as they don't see the label.

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3.47/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

a: pours a nice orange color with a small head that disappears fairly quickly leaving only a small amount of lace. Only a small amount of carbonation rises to the top of the beer while drinking it.

s: piny and citrusy hops as expected in a Pale Ale

t: faint flavor but with nice piny hop bitterness

m: light to medium bodied beer...

d: very drinkable. This is a a nice pale ale that would do well in any truly blind taste test. Unexpected from A-B.

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Michelob Pale Ale from Anheuser-Busch
3.08 out of 5 based on 297 ratings.
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