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Michelob Hop Hound Amber Wheat | Anheuser-Busch

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Michelob Hop Hound Amber WheatMichelob Hop Hound Amber Wheat
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
An unfiltered amber wheat ale with a slight caramel sweetness and refreshing citrus note. Brewed with Cascade and Willamette hops from the Pacific Northwest and Hallertau hops from Southern Germany, Hop Hound certainly lives up to its name. The amber hue results from the blend of caramel, wheat and pale barley malts.

20 IBU

Added by Tone on 01-15-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
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Reviews:
198
Ratings:
248
pDev:
16.72%
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Photo of budgood1
2.61/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

pours out a cloudy orange tinted bronze colour with a huge collar of head and lots of lace. looks appropriate. slight estery aroma with some fruit and wheat notes, slightly artificial, but nonetheless not too bad. the taste is a strange combination of herbal grassiness, some fruit loop type malt flavours, a bit of wheat and a backend bitterness that seems out of place. doesn't really taste good to be honest. not offensive but not impressive. the mouthfeel is a bit crisp and slightly mineral tasting. a bit watery. the overall body is light without providing a sense of quenching or refreshment. drinkability suffers because i just don't find this "amber wheat" enjoyable. it might be a good beginner beer for those interested in craft offerings but i don't really find anything redeeming in this concoction.

not recommended.

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Photo of bashiba
2.6/5  rDev -13%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured a hazy brownish copper with a light creamy white head.

Smell is light and semi grainy.

Has a lightly sweet caramel malt body with just a touch of lemony hops. Fairly bland.

Mouthfeel is light with lots of carbonation.

Drinkability is pretty average, just a slight notch above the boring macro lagers ab is known for. pretty bland.

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Photo of christopherharm
2.58/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a nice amber/chestnut color with a nice lace head; however, the head disappears with in the minute I poured it. Like many others have posted: where's the hops? I know the Michelob has gone to discribing their beers on the side with indicators, but I was puzzled by this one.

No distinct taste other than some orange or other citris. No bitterness from a "hoppy" beer.

Drinkability is average, but I would not tell a friend to drink this. Not even a strong wheat beer by wheat standards.

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Photo of mcraw88
2.56/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Poured a cloudy amber color with a very nice thick head which settled down quickly but had some nice lacing

Smell - Wheat upfront some citrus in the background

Taste - Ugh, looked like this could be a decent beer but the taste left me wanting more. Very watered down wheat taste with little to any hops flavor

Mouthfeel - The flavor makes its way to the mouthfeel. Very watery, not like most wheats

Drinkability - This could be a very nice substitute beer for a hot day in the sun, what it lacks in taste it makes up for quantity

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Photo of JerseySlim
2.54/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Bought this as part of a $5.99 twelve pack of Michelob "craft" wheat beers. 12-ounce bottle.

Appearance - Copper colored, decent head that quickly dissipated and left nothing in the way of lacing.

Smell - Not distinguished, expected it to have a strong hop aroma, and was disappointed

Taste - A little wheaty, but no dominating flavors

Mouthfeel - Thin, a little grainy.

Drinkability - Didn't expect much for six bucks, and was not surprised.

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Photo of MTNboy
2.53/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

It has an orange amber body. There is a nice head but it dissipates quickly. The lace is middle of the road for the most part.It has a very plain malty smell. Not what you expect for a wheat beer.The taste is just like the smell. It has very adjunct flavor not like a wheat beer at all. Where are the hops it is nowhere near as hoppy as the name would have you believe. The mouthfeel is slick and carbonated.This not a beer I would go out of my way to drink again.

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Photo of rfgetz
2.53/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A-on the lighter side of copper in color, thin fluffy head with no retention or lacing

S- faint hints of apples and carmel amongst a danky, earthy moldy scent in the rear

T- follows the scent... faint hints of carmel and sweet, light fruit (apple)... almost bitter, dank taste associated with skunked beer.

M- light to medium bodied, dry, bitter aftertaste

D- bland, dry and skunky... had from multiple cases of the sampler pack, so its not just a random occurance

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Photo of Eaglefan344
2.5/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of Throckmorton
2.5/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I picked this up, never having seen it before. was not favorably impressed.

A - kind of a muddy brown

S - has a decent hop nose coming off, but not wheaty or malty.

T - Hops seem to disappear, wheat? malt? HUH? indistinct, muddled, slight bitterness, not in a good way.

M - avg, light

D - one is all I wanted

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Photo of tfsimpkins
2.5/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of dugly2ugly
2.5/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of ranger7
2.5/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of ejimhof
2.5/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of rorjets
2.5/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of Kelp
2.5/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of djrn2
2.5/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of t0rin0
2.5/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of schoolboy
2.46/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Michelob Dukel Wiesse is good beer, so when they had a buy four six packs get $15 deal, I was in (the 6's are only 6.49). Then I saw this beer. I hadn't tried it, but I never had ANY good beer from Mich until the Dunkel Weise. Fortunately, good judgment prevailed and I only got one 6 of this.

I will never buy this beer again and do not recommend it.

I guess it tastes right, and it isn't offensive, it just doesn't impress in any way. There are so many better beers out there to drink.

It definitely isn't worth the money (but I got charged the same price for this even though it was supposed to be more. Operator error at the store.

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Photo of philbertk
2.46/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Anheuser-Busch, Inc. Sun Dog Amber Wheat--American Amber Wheat Ale--2008 12 oz. Bottle. 5.30% ABV. 12 IBU's.? (3.75 / 5.0) Wheat Ale--Amber. Fizzy thin white head. Mild lace. Clear thin bright pale amber color. Mild wheat hop front. Mild sweet fruit thin caramel wheat fizzy mild orange citrus body. Smooth refreshing mild hop spice citrus fruit mild wheat spice end. OK but thin. Sampled 5/5/2008. 6-Pack $6.99.

Anheuser-Busch, Inc.--Michelob Brewing Company--Hop Hound Amber Wheat Ale--Spring Seasonal--2009 12 oz. Bottle. 5.30% ABV. 25 IBU's. (2.5 / 5.0) Dense pillowy lacy off white head. Cloudy bright dark orange color. Dense dark sediment. Mild hop sweet wheat ester front. Aged stank hint. Slightly cloying sweet wheat mild fruity thin textured creamy hint amber ale body. Mild hop easy fruit end. Bland-Old. Unfair rating as Brew has Aged Poorly. Sampled 12/25/2010. 6-Pack purchased for $7.49 @ Safeway, Astoria, Oregon April 2009.

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Photo of Portertime
2.44/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

A new brew from Anheuser-Busch. Had this well chilled in my Samuel Smith pub glass. Poured a cloudy honey color with a pathetic head and lots of mini bubbles rising from the bottom. Smell was barely there with a touch of hops. Taste was all right, a little citrus hops, some caramel malt. What turned me off was the stinging on the tongue, too much for a sipping beer.

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Photo of AlCaponeJunior
2.43/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Poured yellowish orangey, mostly cloudy, two finger jet white head that lasted a bit and left a fair amount of lacing.

Not a whole lot in the smell department. Slightly hoppy with obvious wheat and citrus.

Tastes more wheaty than hoppy, don't know where the hop hound came from. Some lemon and a little spice, but overall not too impressive.

Feels watery and bland. Not too impressive.

Drinkability low. It would be ok if only crapro big name beers were available, but not by a whole lot.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
2.43/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Appearance: Pours a clearish, orange body with a small, white head.

Smell: Mild aroma of wheat, toasted malt, and spice.

Taste: Wheaty maltiness, light taste of toasted malt. Mild sweetness. A few flecks of lemon peel half-heartedly tossed in. Spicy hops, mildly bitter. Touch of yeast. Metallic hint to the otherwise crisp finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: A bland, vapid product slathered in slick marketing and frisbee-loving mascot dogs. Thanks, but no thanks, AB.

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Photo of FuzzyGuy84
2.38/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A - Caramel color, opaque. Minimal carbonation throughout but I did get a big, bluffy head. Medium lacing.

S - Very raw sugary smell, almost like cookie batter. A bit of grain and caramel as well.

T - Thin and watery. A little bit of orange peel up front, and a clean finish with a nice punch of hop bitterness. What flavors come through are enjoyable but it's such a challenge to detect anything.

Mf/D - Light bodied with an easy finish. Very drinkable, but in the same way water is very drinkable.

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Photo of bort11
2.32/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Tall light tan head that quickly recedes and leaves no lacing. Color is a slightly hazy orange/amber.

Smell is mostly a caramel malt with a hint or burnt oranges. Taste is pretty much the same. Pretty tannic.

Mouthfeel is light and almost watery. This gets a big "meh" from me.

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Photo of JMBSH
2.31/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A - Pours about four fingers of head with a hard pour. Head shrinks to a decent coating but leaves no lacing on sides of glass. Lazy light orange in color. A fair amount of carbonation can be seen at first. When I reached the half way point, there was some but very little on the glass and only on the side opposite of where I was drinking from.

S - Very faint citrus scent. Almost unnoticable.

T - Very mild. "Hop Hound".... No really noticable hop bitterness. I can taste so spice that was added but no hoppiness.

M - I'm surpriced by the beer tasting almost flat even though I can see the carbonation in the glass. No aftertaste since the flavor leaves the mouth after swallowing the beer.

D - For a lot of people who drink macro beers this style will do them nicely. Smooth and light. Nothing that will shock they taste buds. For someone looking for hops, they will do go looking elsewhere.

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Michelob Hop Hound Amber Wheat from Anheuser-Busch
Beer rating: 2.99 out of 5 with 248 ratings
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