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 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 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 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 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 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 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 beerman207
3.01/5  rDev +8.7%
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 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 reallyhoppie
2.92/5  rDev +5.4%
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 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 JayNH
3.13/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A- pours a clear golden color with a huge foamy white head.

S- very sweet, a hint of honey, a very bready wheat in the background.

T- A very sweet maltiness with only a hint of hops in the finish. It's like drinking sweet honey wheat bread.

M- Light bodied and nearly flat.

D- Too sweet for me, lacks balance.

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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 scottbrew4u
3.17/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours a golden light orange color with good clarity and a puffy white head the settles and almost disappears very quickly. Not much of any lacing on the glass.

S: Lightly roasted grains and a light fruity citrus aroma come out first. Honey smells fresh and is noticeable along with a fresh apricot smell.

T: Honey is dominant and a light roasted grain bitterness combined with some citrusy hops makes a shout for the bitter side. Some wheat in there? Not very noticeable but a fresh apricot flavor could be from the wheat.

M: Light body with crisp carbonation. A little watery.

D: It is refreshing after mowing the lawn and easy to drink almost like water. The sweetness from the honey starts to be too much for me which shows it may not be very balanced.
Give it a shot and if you like Dundees Honey Brown you will also like this one.

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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 Drew966
3.12/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Michelob Honey Wheat Ale pours a golden yellow with a white head from a brown twelve ounce bottle. The aroma is very sweet, you really smell the honey. There is a fair amount of wheat that is noticeable in the flavor and a sweet flavor that just doesn't seem to blend nicely. Not especially good, frankly I expected better.

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Photo of Cyberkedi
3.32/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Wheaty aroma has a strong undertone of honey, fairly sweet but not cloying. It pours a slightly hazy honey golden with a fine-bubbled but not persistent head. Flavor is rather sweet, like honey, with wheaty and malty tones. Texture is silky smooth and rather fizzy.

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Photo of Wheelinb
3.72/5  rDev +34.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Had this at the St Louis Microfest.

This had a nice golden color and poured with a slight head. I could smell orange and wheat. I was surprised that I could really taste the honey in this beer. It also had faint wheat tones and some orange also came across. It is light to medium bodied. I was surprised by this one. Nice summertime beer.

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Photo of trentley87
3.25/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Bought this as part of the new Michelob "brewmasters" "craft beer" sampler. Actually despite the sarcastic quotes I was pleasantly surprised.

A: Pours a golden orange from the bottle. Very clear, esp. for a wheat beer. Maybe one finger of white sticky foam that doesn't bother to stick around. No lacing. Big bubbles right off the bat. Looks like a macro (ewww). Where is the sediment? A wheat beer should almost always be cloudy IMHO.

S: Throughly underwhelmed. Granted, its a little cold right out of my fridge but it smells just a hair better than any half-decent macro.

T: This is where it gets good. Nice hoppiness, not too much wheat for a wheat beer, but then again, I don't really like the wheat flavor to begin with. Honey = yummy.

M: The worst part it my experience. It was so carbonated that the first sip felt like it was cutting my mouth. Lots of really tiny, tingly bubbles.

D: Way better than the average Michelob offering. Not as good as some of the other things in the sampler, but I would drink one of these. Probably could convince the college-age friends to give this one a try. Girlfriend was pleasantly surprised - and she doesn't drink beer ever because she hates it. I'm giving it a 3.5 on its merits as a transition/starter craft beer.

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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 youngleo
3.17/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured to a nice head that didnt hang around very long. Head was slightly offwhite in color. Had some lacing but nothing to brag about. Ale was very clear and light yellow in color. Smelled of sweet honey, slight citrus smell with maybe a hair of hops. Tasted pretty good. Maybe a bit to much sweet from the honey. Also some citrus notes and had a slight bitter flavor, but not very much. Had a honey aftertastee. Felt good in the mouth. Carbonation was about right. I could drink a few of these every now and then. Wouldnt want to make a session out of it, because of the sweetness. But all and all, not bad.

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Photo of greengorilla
4.17/5  rDev +50.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured a 12 ounce bottle into a Weisen glass. This was in a Michelob six pack with Shock Top and Dunkelweisen. This was by far the best of the three.

The appearance was orangish with a fair white head.

The smell was of honey.

The taste was great. It was sweet with honey and malt and a hint of hops.

The mouthfeel was very good.

I found this to be very drinkable. It isn't the best wheat beer around, but it was a pleasant surprise. I would definitely drink this again.

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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 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 WakeandBake
2.85/5  rDev +2.9%
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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Beer rating: 2.77 out of 5 with 74 ratings