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
Photo of uziangis
1/5  rDev -63.9%

Photo of alfistheman
1.38/5  rDev -50.2%
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 -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 Jimboe
1.5/5  rDev -45.8%

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 thecarster1
1.71/5  rDev -38.3%
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 CraigTravor
1.75/5  rDev -36.8%

Photo of aliving1
2/5  rDev -27.8%

Photo of OldTime
2/5  rDev -27.8%

Photo of Damian74
2.25/5  rDev -18.8%

Photo of tfsimpkins
2.25/5  rDev -18.8%

Photo of Darkhorse09
2.28/5  rDev -17.7%
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 -17.7%
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 -17%
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 -14.4%
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 -11.2%
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 avisong
2.5/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of Jemenhiser
2.5/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of BeerMark
2.5/5  rDev -9.7%
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 jharkins07
2.5/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of dowen44
2.5/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of alkemy
2.55/5  rDev -7.9%
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 hophugger
2.57/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of moosiz
2.61/5  rDev -5.8%
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 cliff1066
2.62/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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