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Michelob Honey WheatMichelob Honey Wheat

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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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Reviews: 45 | Ratings: 73
Photo of alfistheman
1.38/5  rDev -51.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

This beer pours bad... no head retention... smells sweet... too sweet. It tastes like honey and water, maybe some alcohol in there. I had this beer before and it sucked! This time even more! Where is the wheat?! Seriously I want to write michelob and ask them how many mg's they accidently spilled of wheat into this beers malt... Can't be any!

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Photo of pmcadamis
1.47/5  rDev -48.1%
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 WVbeergeek
1.67/5  rDev -41%
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 thecarster1
1.71/5  rDev -39.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

a- bottle poured into a pint, bright honey coloration, two inch fluffy head, not overly carbonated.

s- sweet smelling, honey, spices, bitter.

t- way to sweet in my opinion, sickningly sweet, notes of honey, little wheat.

m- thin mouthfeel, slippery almost.

d- this beer just wasn't for me, couldn't finish drinking the whole thing.

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Photo of Darkhorse09
2.28/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A- Golden color, big white head that disappears before you can get the glass to your mouth.

S- Sweet! Clover honey and sugar cookie aromas. Where is the wheat?

T- Sweet yet again. Tastes like honey with SweetnLow added. Just a touch of wheat and citrus on the palate.

M- Coats the mouth. I can't shake the flavor! ARGH. They should crank up the carbonation to mask the flavors more.

D- Overpowering honey flavors and inappropriate sweetness make this hard to finish. Will NOT buy again.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of ZAP
2.28/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

I thought this would be thin, fizzy and barely have a honey flavor.

I was wrong.

This is sticky sweet with a lot of honey impressions.

Overall it is too cloying for my tastes. Really sweet with the honey and I guess if that is your thing you might like it but it has an artificial feel and flavor to it.

Seems very similar to their honey ale if I remember right. Nothing I would revisit.

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Photo of magine
2.3/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a Hefe glass.

Pours a clear light golden yellow brew. Nice thick head, that settles nicely. Some nice lacing.

Smells of slight honey, some yeasts and some orange.

The brew tastes weak; watery and smooth has an awful aftertaste of honey. Very poor balance. The brew is sweet - but not in a good way.

This brew is not for me at all - I bought the mix wheat beer variety case from Michelob thinking they might not be that bad, this one is the worse by far. The DunkleWeisse is the best of the four in case, but the rest are just ok. This one is almost a drain pour for me. Uhh.. macro's are macros for a reason I guess. Keep to your micro brews, no matter how curious or well priced the macro is, it always is "off" in the taste department. Michelob Amber Bock and Dunkle Weisse are the only one's to try.

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Photo of wahhmaster
2.37/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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

Appearance: Pours a golden translucent color. The fizzy white head dissipates almost immediately leaving no lacing.

Smell: Smells strongly of honey...and not much else. I guess there is a LITTLE hint of cloves too, but it's really faint.

Taste: Once again, tastes strongly of honey. Besides that, a little bit of a wheat taste with some citrusy notes as well.

Mouthfeel: Thin, watery, over-carbonated.

Drinkability: Don't bother. Go elsewhere.

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Photo of slyke
2.46/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Michelob Honey Wheat Ale pours a clear deep yellow color with a finger of white head that fades to a cap after a few minutes.

The smell has a slight sweetness to it, not much else.

The taste is quite sweet with honey and a bit of malt. Very little hop presence.

The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied. The finish is pretty crisp.

Drinkability falls short for me with this beer. I won't be seeking it out.

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Photo of BeerMark
2.5/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This beer is from the Michelob Wheat Beer Sampler pack. It pours pale golden with a white head that just screams MACRO to me. The taste is not much better than the appearance. It has a thin in the skin mouthfeel with a taste of honey mixed in. It's just not hitting on all cylinders. It's too sweet and doesn't taste like a wheat beer at all. Hey, I might take a Budweiser over this one. The other beers in the sampler pack were better than this one.

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Photo of alkemy
2.55/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Clear gold color. Vigorous carbonation bubbling up, but not really any head to speak of. Lemon and wheat smell. Taste is all honey, and I'm not a fan. There's a very faint hint of wheat. I'm also left with a lemon citrus finish. However, these play a very slight role in comparison to the honey. I might as well take one of those little bears filled with honey and pour it down my throat. If you're a honey lover this will likely be a delight.

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Photo of moosiz
2.61/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

this beer is a beautiful golden color, very clear and carbonated.

smells like honey just as the label suggests.

tastes pretty good for a wheat beer very crisp/smooth but maybe a bit too sweet.

aftertaste leaves very quickly with just a ghost of sweetness left on the gums and hangy ball.

you wont want to drink it all night but you could start out with a sixer.

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Photo of LordAdmNelson
2.62/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

A- Nice golden color with white head that fades rapidly, leaving no lacing.

S- Sweet, candy-like, honey and biscuit.

T- Again, honey and biscuit. Very sweet. Wheaty with maybe a hint of hops and citrus.

M- Light and soda-like. Slightly coating.

D- Cloyingly sweet, give me something else.

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Photo of Clydesdale
2.68/5  rDev -5.3%
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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Photo of biggred1
2.7/5  rDev -4.6%
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 puboflyons
2.78/5  rDev -1.8%
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 rfgetz
2.85/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: Clear bright gold, thin white head, no lacing

S: sweet orange blossom honey blended with straw and earth. some bready notes.

T: almost a cloyingly sweet burst of the honey up front. an earthy straw like backbone that is just to weak to burst out over the honey.

M: medium bodied, over carbonated

D: props for trying something like this, but dial back the sweetness

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Photo of WakeandBake
2.85/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

One of the wheat beer sampler 12pack. A medium to dark golden body with two fingers of white head,medium carbonation. Aroma is sweet and slightly hay like,hints at floral and citrus but mostly sweet.Flavor is Sweet honey and malt,but the honey is very artifical tasting,some wheat type notes,orange pulp ? and a little spice.Drinkable and simple,but a bit too sweet for my tastes.

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Photo of lordofthewiens
2.86/5  rDev +1.1%
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 reallyhoppie
2.92/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured a 12 oz. bottle into a tulip glass.

Decent head that quickly faded and did not leave any lacing. The beer is a solid gold that looks like it might taste ok.

There isn't much smell, honey and a little bit of malt I guess.

All around mild flavor. It starts with mild bread and wheat flavors. The finish is, of course, honey sweetness that defintely lingers.

The body is not as light as I expected, but lacks the carbonation that I'd expect.

All in all, not too bad, but too sweet and just overall not very desirable.

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Photo of gmfessen
2.94/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, beer is a slightly hazy, golden honey color with a fizzy, effervescent head that quickly dies to almost nothing. The nose reminds me of a typical BMC beer, not much to comment on but a subtle citrus sweetness that probably comes from the orange blossom honey. The same can be said for the taste but the orange blossom does come through a little more, very bland otherwise. Mouthfeel is medium in body with a very minimal carbonation. Overall, not a bad beer but nothing impressive either. Decent attempt by AB but this one leaves me wanting more... unlike their Bavarian Wheat which I thought was pretty exceptional coming from them.

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Photo of Dodo2step
2.95/5  rDev +4.2%
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 buschbeer
2.99/5  rDev +5.7%
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 beerman207
3.01/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A - Yellow - not impressive. No head to speak of. No chance of lacing

S - Some banana, wheat, and sugar

T - Sweet, malt, some caramel

M -Sticky, light

D - Pretty good considering it's a macro. I wouldnt order it but up against bud or miller, I'd pick this one.

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Photo of plaid75
3.03/5  rDev +7.1%
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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