Michelob (Original Lager) | Anheuser-Busch

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Michelob (Original Lager)Michelob (Original Lager)
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Michelob (Original Lager)Michelob (Original Lager)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Anheuser-Busch
Missouri, United States
anheuser-busch.com

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Michelob Original Lager is brewed with pale, kilned two-row barley malt and noble European hops.

Added by Shiloh on 11-28-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#47,080
Reviews:
380
Ratings:
1,081
pDev:
26.22%
Bros Score:
3
 
 
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Ratings: 1,081 |  Reviews: 380
Photo of craigbelly
2.82/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of jbehlar
3.05/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.35/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Had a yellow color that is darker than your average lager, and that is likely because Michelob is all barley, no corn or other adjunct to save cost and make a lighter/weaker beer. Great clarity, solid 3/4" white head that doesn't have the best retention, but ultimately, it makes for a sexy professional made beer. The aroma is almost all barley with the slightest noble hop contribution.

The taste is a light bodied, highly carbonated, decently appropriate traditional noble hop thing. Its pretty much Budweiser, but without the corn and rice. Or I wish a bitchwould aging. Its a decent palate cleansing beer that is better than its rating here, but you know how ratings go, rare = elevated, macro = diminished standing.

If you know what you're looking for on a hot sticky day, you might grab one of these and be better for it.

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Photo of odannyob
2.96/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.25

Not sure if this the same recipe that was used in that tear-drop brown bottle with that gold paper that was wrapped around the cap that one needed to peel off with the lid to get to the juice. Don't taste like it is, when it was just good ol' plain 'ol Michelob, this one's not at all bad, though. Drinkable. Enjoyable.

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Photo of Hatricksatnite
4.14/5  rDev +55.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hands down, the best domestic lager ever created. I don’t understand all the bad reviews... it absolutely blows yuengling traditional out of the water. It’s well bodied, very refreshing, drinkable flavor, with just enough malty sweetness that’s friendly for multiple rounds. In fact, this is my “go to” around the house session beer. I buy very little other domestic beers for personal consumption.

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Photo of Scottsbeer
2.98/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Yes I get it is a macro brew by AB Inbev but it is better than most of their stuff. Nothing stands out as good but nothing stands out as terrible.

I keep it in the refrigerator for inlaws.

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Photo of choll
5/5  rDev +87.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Tastes like beer would taste when your dad gave you a sip when you were younger. That’s how I remember it. Not a bad beer at all. Finishes dry and refreshing. Wish the price point was a little lower. Cheers.

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Photo of Markpalmer
2.45/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

I used to like regular Michelob about 30 years ago, but it faded away from my tastes and I have never taken another sip of it. It was a smooth, easy drinking beer and not nearly as nasty as Bud, but there are other beers in its price range today that are definitely better. They used to make a Michelob "Special Dark," that was very good in the time long before today's premium craft beers.

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Photo of Frank_TX
2.43/5  rDev -9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Much better than Bud heavy or Busch beer.

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Photo of Claude-Irishman
2.68/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Tastes like a malt forward type of mild lager.Looks like bud sort of. Smells like malts, corn? Tastes well carbonated. Feels like a carbonated malty brew. Not a big beer by any standards. Low ABV, low taste, although not entirely offensive. It at one time was considered "top shelf". How times have changed.

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Photo of Jbalintjr
2.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Troy-Hawaii
2.9/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Bought a 12-pack $13.88 Times Supermarket
Clear golden color
Light -medium mouthfeel
Medium-high carbonation
Malt flavors with a slight bitterness finish
Overall one of the better beers for a macrobrew.

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Photo of chicagoish
1.54/5  rDev -42.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1.75

Photo of heerboth
3.75/5  rDev +40.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OldSchoolMike
3.83/5  rDev +43.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Love this beer. Loved it in the old, hourglass-shaped bottles, which used to be available in quarts, back in the day. Nothing exciting, but according to my 1993 standards, which I hold onto with tenacity, it is a classic that deserves respect.

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Photo of BenHoppy
2.83/5  rDev +6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of DoctorRobert1969
3/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I always felt this was a bit underwhelming for a supposed premium beer. Just a bit bland really. Okay enuff I suppose but I wouldn't get jazzed about it.

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Photo of Brolo75
2.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

12 ounce bottle poured into a pint glass

Pours a clear pale straw orange color with lots of carbonation, no retention or lacing, looks very light and clear. Not much on the aroma, subtle honey and biscuit but lots of sweet corn and malt. Tastes a lot better than it smells, subtle honey, biscuit and a touch of spice in the middle, finish has lingering notes of sweet corn and malt. Light bodied with lots of carbonation, slightly dry, crisp, easy finish.

Overall, a beer I could drink during summer but there are plenty of better options out there, surprised by the flavor as there is a slight noble, hoppy spiciness that gives the beer a good flavor.

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Photo of brewnme
2.59/5  rDev -3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of bluesyasian
3/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Lagerquestrian
3.5/5  rDev +31.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Andylaugh
5/5  rDev +87.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Loved this beer for many years. Always look forward to having it when I'm in the USA. Wish they would bring back the tear drop bottle.

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Photo of Johncnh
3/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.08/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Bocifius
3.62/5  rDev +35.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This was my grandfather's beer and the first beer I ever tasted. In the late 1980's it was top shelf American beer. I would say that it is still the best offering from Anheuser Bush. It is getting hard to find these days but is worth a try.

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