Michelob Honey Wheat | Anheuser-Busch

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Michelob Honey WheatMichelob Honey Wheat

Brewed by:
Missouri, United States

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by WakeandBake on 04-11-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 74 |  Reviews: 45
Reviews by JohneHoodlum:
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3/5  rDev +8.3%

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Photo of lordofthewiens
2.86/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Part of a Michelob wheat sampler pack. Not a stellar effort. In a pint glass the beer was a golden color with a thin white head. The label said to pour down the side of the glass slowly for a great white head. Uh uh. Little aroma, other than a vague sweetness. A hint of honey and orange in the taste. Way too sweet, not a very enjoyable beer.

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Photo of TimoP
3/5  rDev +8.3%

Photo of WVbeergeek
1.67/5  rDev -39.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Appears a bright golden crystal clear filtered hue as promised by the description on the neck label. Even teaches the Joe Sixpack how to pour this brew "pour the brew down the center of the glass to create a beautiful collar of lace". Head fizzes and quickly dwindles bright white with thin scant lacing left behind. Aroma has some honey drizzled biscuit sweetness with minimal orange blossom floral accents. Sweet honey is dominant of course with no real hop action to speak of. Flavors are brash and cloying with honey sweetness, that pretty much wipes away any good wheat ale characteristics, what a train wreck. Mouthfeel is fizzy carbonation tickles the throat with each sip and honey reduced syrup texture sticks around on the palate. Not what I would call a pleasant ride for the senses. Part of an 11 dollar 12 pack so no real losses here, other brews are much more tolerable in the 12 pack Michelob wheat beer. Hop Hound Amber, Dunkel Weisse, and Shock Top White.

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Photo of LXIXME
3/5  rDev +8.3%

Photo of pmcadamis
1.47/5  rDev -46.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

A - Pale gold with an uninspired head (despite the label's description of a large "collar") that dissipates within seconds. What I'm left with is a big ol' glass of what looks exactly like any old macro lager.

S - I'm having a hard time smelling much here. Wait, there is a hint.... and I mean a hint... of sweet honey. The very hard to detect note almost reminds me of that whole-cane sugar (what I always refer to as hippie sugar) that you can find at some restaurants. BOR-ing.

T - Tastes much sweeter than it smells, but its a very artificial and cloying sweetness. This is pretty nasty honestly. Corn syrup, soggy Frosted Mini-Wheats (and we all know that those are pretty much crap once they pass the soggy mark), and straight up cane sugar. Ick.

M - Sugary-cloying-gooey-nasty-blech. Undercarbonated, overly sweet, and pretty much foul.

D - Honestly, this is below malt liquor territory. It's super sweet and flabby, and there is nothing to be enjoyed here. Stay away from this abomination.

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Photo of Damian74
2.25/5  rDev -18.8%

Photo of avisong
2.5/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of cliff1066
2.62/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of hophugger
2.57/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of uziangis
1/5  rDev -63.9%

Photo of tone77
3.38/5  rDev +22%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, some hints of honey. Taste is sweet, honey and refreshing. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and has good drinkability. Overall this makes for a pretty decent brew.

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Photo of puboflyons
2.78/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle with a marking of 09037-UA79. Sampled on July 16, 2009 under humid conditions.

A - A straw yellow with slow moving carbonation and a thin white head.

S - The honey is clearly noted in the aroma along with some hops. It had a sweetness to the scent.

T/M - Thin mouthfeel. Honey is the first taste you get on the tongue to a point of extreme sweetness followed by some bitter hops. There was nothing to go out of your way for here.

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Photo of poisoneddwarf
2.97/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Backlog. 12 oz bottle. Smells of wheat and honey--to be expected. Not much head here. Faint honey flavor. Tastes mass-produced--to be expected.

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Photo of ChrisCage
3.57/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A- Pours a golden honey color, with a two inch thick foamy head that also has lots of big bubbles mixed in. It eventually settled down to a thin layer over the brew. There looks to be lots of big carbonation, with several very active columns rising. Somewhat watery looking as there is very little lacing on my glass.

S- Lots of sweet malt, along with a slight refreshing citrus note. There is also somewhat of a floral tinge in the aroma. Oh yeah, there's a big aroma of sweet honey that hits you right up front! No real bitter hopped notes to speak of, so I can't give full marks, but it's an enticing smell for sure!

T- Well the flavors of this beer are very sweet, with the honey once again coming forthright, with some light malt and a bit of that floral character coming through. With just a little tinge in terms of a hopped finish, this has a somewhat syrupy sweet flavor to it.

M- The carbonation really provides for a refreshing zing on the palate which I am actually liking with this beer. The flavors really linger at the back of the throat for several minutes, reminding me that I've just had a dose of honey. I don't know if it's the honey, but the body has a medium thickness which coats my mouth really well.

D- I like this beer, but I don't know if I'd drink more than a couple before moving on. On one hand, the alcohol is well hidden, making it easy to drink, but on the other, it does have a richness to it that I think I'd need to balance out with something a little more palate cleansing. I think this could be a beer to enjoy with a good ham. I recommend giving this one a whirl!

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Photo of Dodo2step
2.95/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

P- unknown

A- A huge frothy head pour, about 3 fingers. Very nice. color is a clear hay yellow color. head leaves a tiny lacing on the glass.

S- malts, corn, orange citrus and a mild honey scent.

T- a malty sweetness that seems to be an artifical type of sweetner. It turns tart after sitting in themouth after a few moments. orange and honey are faint but moer prominent in the smell.

M- sweety tartness that is unlike anything. Its like putting honey on a fermenting orange in a way.

D- overall not horrid but not good. A decent try from Anheuser but once again they arent a a microbrew. this is for the budweiser person who wants to expand their horizons in beer.

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Photo of CraigTravor
1.75/5  rDev -36.8%

Photo of buschbeer
2.99/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

I poured into a pint glass to a towering white head that left faster than I would have cared to see. It is straw colored and clear. The smell is of a macro lager, with a faint honey smell. The taste is better than the aroma. I got hit with the honey right away. It has a clean finish. I do have to say that it is easy drinking. Water is easy to drink, right? I would choose this over a Budweiser. So, it's got that going for it.


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Photo of plaid75
3.03/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a clear light copper hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was decent retention and no lacing.

The smell featured an upfront sweet honey with a light wheat spice.

The taste was dominated by honey with a secondary bready malt. Lingering, but tempered and even sweetness.

The mouthfeel was full for the style and a bit too coating for my taste.

Overall an enjoyable ale. A bit sweet to drink in mass however.

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Photo of dotsonjamesg
3.3/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was bored and thought I would buy the Michelob variety pack just for shits and giggles.

Appearance: The beer pours a light golden color with a very small white head that quickly dissipated.

Smell: Smells like a typical adjunct lager with some sweet malts and a slight hoppy presence.

Taste: The taste was a pleasant surprise. Very sweet with a rich flavor of honey but it isn't overwhelming. Other flavors include some sweet malts and a light hoppy crisp but there isn't much else. Not very complex but its pretty tasty.

Mouthfeel: Light and crisp with a nice alcohol warming in the end.

Drinkability: Michelob is notorious for making pathetic, unworthy beer Still not a big fan of Michelob but I think they went up a few points in my book. The brew is fairly drinkable and is pretty smooth. I would even go as far to say that I enjoyed it.



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Photo of biggred1
2.7/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Honey golden with a medium fluffy white head. The nose is pure orange blossum honey with just a whiff of wheat malt. The flavor is honey overload; sticky and sweet with no other discernable flavors. Medium bodied and sticky with smooth carbonation. Drinkability is a matter of preference. This beer is too cloyingly sweet and honey forward for my tastes.

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Photo of rdub
3.05/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From a sampler pack. The brew looks pale gold/clear with the tiny bit of head you'd expect. The smell was basic and sweet. Nothing overpowering mind you, just good. The taste for me was like a Michelob with a 12 second squeeze of honey. Too sweet. Way too sweet. Chick beer perhaps? Mouthfeel was average and drinkability with the honey for lubrication went right on down.

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Photo of bob3701
3.33/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a stemmed pilsner glass. Nice clear yellow with a big foamy head. You can really taste the orange blossom honey strongly in this beer which was not a bad thing. Did not lace great but it was refreshing on a very hot summer's day. A lot better wheats out there but I would not turn this down at a BBQ.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.09/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color with a very thin white head that fades very quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of wheat, honey, lemon, light caramelized malts, and a faint touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of honey and lemon. Then there's a strong and bready wheat flavor that comes in. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy. The hops presence is very mild but it brings a little balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly bready.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, light-to-medium body, high carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: A little tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, mild kick, decent representation of style, I've certainly had worse beers in the style, however this beer is not one that I would choose again unless my choices were very limited.

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Photo of Clydesdale
2.68/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours a bright, slightly translucent golden color. The white head is moderately tall and foamy, with average retention and lacing.

S: Slightly bready, but mostly sweet honey in the nose. Some whiffs of citrus - especially orange. For some reason, also a slight metallic note.

T: Lightly malty, lending a faint biscuity character. Honey is obviously the defining characteristic, and I'll give it a bit of credit - it seems genuine and fairly flavorful. However, the sweetness really dominates here. Not really much of a hop presence, just a vague, mild bitterness into the finish. Again, a slight metallic note.

M: Lightish body. Carbonation is rather weak. A bit sugary-sticky.

D: This beer is just tough to get excited about. It's mildly refreshing, but the sweetness is cloying and one-dimensional. Definitely the smelly kid in the Michelob wheat beer sampler pack...a dubious distinction to be sure.

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Michelob Honey Wheat from Anheuser-Busch
Beer rating: 2.77 out of 5 with 74 ratings