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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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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 dowen44
2.5/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of JohneHoodlum
3/5  rDev +8.3%

Photo of TimoP
3/5  rDev +8.3%

Photo of Exiled
3/5  rDev +8.3%

Photo of Knapp85
3.2/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This one pours As a clear golden color with a thin fizzy white head on it. No lacing here. The smell is of sweet grains and no hops. The taste doesn't really have as much honey as I was hoping for. The taste wasn't even that much like a wheat ale. The mouthfeel is light and decently carbonated. Overall pretty disappointed. But wasn't expecting that much either.

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Photo of gmfessen
2.94/5  rDev +6.1%
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 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 wolfpack87
3.64/5  rDev +31.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Tasty wheat beer. Not the typical orange and cloudy look as quite a few wheat beers, but still has a good taste. Probably not something you would want to drink with a meal, as it has a pretty strong after taste. Fairly smooth beer, goes down pretty easy, but could do without the after taste.

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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Mosstrooper
3.08/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from 12oz bottle into half-liter Pilsner Urquell pilsner glass.

Appearance: Pours a honey color (surprise!) with a huge white head that dissipates quickly.

Smell: Notes of citrus with a pretty heavy honey smell (surprise!).

Taste: Sweet throughout. Begins with an apple-like flavor, finishing with honey (surprise!) and a touch of wheat and citrus.

Mouthfeel: Thin bodied, with balanced carbonation and a crisp, refreshing finish.

Drinkability: Certainly not a bad beer, but doesn't really stand out in any way. I realize that this is a honey-wheat beer, but it could use a little less honey and a bit more depth.

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Photo of rfgetz
2.85/5  rDev +2.9%
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 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 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 LordAdmNelson
2.62/5  rDev -5.4%
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 -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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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 BedetheVenerable
3.13/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 12oz brown pop top bottle with informative label

Appearance: SLIGHTLY hazy medium gold beer with lots of carbonation and a medium white cap

Smell: Honey malts, honeyed sweetness, a TOUCH of citrus...this is pretty damn nice actually

Taste: SWEET honey, light malts, simple, and definitely a touch too sweet

Mouthfeel: Light bodied

Drinkability: Medium

Conclusion: Honey and malt flavors are nice, but this is WAY too sweet and almost fake....interesting, but no thanks again...

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Photo of cnally
3.56/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

'honey'-anything scares me. 'honey'-wheat just makes me cringe.

the appearance is real blazay. its golden yellow coloring is crisp and very clear, and the fizzy white head lasts barely a minute.

the aroma is really quite pleasant, exchanging your expected grassy, yeasty scents of wheats with a malty, butterscotch, and-did-i-mention-honey! aroma. very delicious. I could burn a candle that smells like this. if my home or car did, I would be in a state of eternal bliss.

this beer is winning me over, god forbid. what the hell is wrong with me! the flavor is like sticking your lips on a fresh honeycomb. I have to imagine that pre-civilization beers and meads had this ridiciously sweet quality. but the malt is welcome and really overwhelming, in a good way. the caramel/butterscotch mix is really very good.

creamy, full feel with just the right amount of carbonation, but still imperfect with its sweet sticky soul.

I don't want to drink this all night, and most people will hate it. it is too sweet, and I readily admit this. I think the sweetness is done right. it is balanced and damn it, they say on the bottle how it tastes. I can somehow dig it. I will now hand over my beer geekness for indefinate suspension.

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Photo of Moontang
3.69/5  rDev +33.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into one of my highballs

This is a slightly dark golden beer. The head is light in colour, and it dissipates quickly, not leaving much in the way of lace

Far from boring, this beer has a slightly sour smell, with strong notes of grain and honey

Between thin and medium, without excessive carbonation.

The bubbles are a bit overpowering at first, but otherwise it quite matches the smell. No denying that this beer was made from wheat, and the honey is not missing either. The hops are a bit muted, but considering that I don't like hops much anyway, this is no bad thing.

Overall Drinkability:
It is tasty enough to sip, and not too rough with fizz or viscosity for chugging down if one is in the mood. Overall, a good beer, with nothing off-putting about it.

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