Michelob (Original Lager) | Anheuser-Busch

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Michelob (Original Lager)Michelob (Original Lager)
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1,074 Ratings
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:
#46,475
Reviews:
375
Ratings:
1,074
pDev:
26.32%
Bros Score:
3
 
 
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Photo of Markpalmer
2.45/5  rDev -7.9%
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 -8.6%
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 +0.8%
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 +3.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Troy-Hawaii
2.9/5  rDev +9%
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 -42.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1.75

Photo of heerboth
3.75/5  rDev +41%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OldSchoolMike
3.83/5  rDev +44%
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 +6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of DoctorRobert1969
3/5  rDev +12.8%
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%
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 -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of bluesyasian
3/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Lagerquestrian
3.5/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Andylaugh
5/5  rDev +88%
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 +12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.08/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Bocifius
3.62/5  rDev +36.1%
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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Photo of Hackattack
3/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I am old enough to remember the times we (meaning my good old high school/college buddies) drank Budweiser as a staple session beer WAY before there was any great craft beers going in the U.S. Our special beer was Michelob... and then we'd go to the classic German or Danish imports for the big special occasions.

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Photo of BellinghamBiker
3.1/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of DrewSnyc667
3/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of dukeandduke
3.04/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

5/8/17 (Las Vegas, NV). 12 oz bottle, no pour, purchased at Casino Royale, the best $1 beer special on The Las Vegas Strip! Long standing special, Casino Royale is a great center strip casino to pop in for a bottle or two of Michelob. Clear blond, mild hops and malt aroma. Mild taste of malt and hops. Solid carbonation and mouth feel. Overall OK offering and hope the $1 bottles continue at Casino Royale for another 25 years!

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Photo of fthegiants
1.75/5  rDev -34.2%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of anakincane
3.5/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of caburdette51
1/5  rDev -62.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

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Michelob (Original Lager) from Anheuser-Busch
Beer rating: 2.66 out of 5 with 1,074 ratings