Michelob (Original Lager) | Anheuser-Busch

Michelob (Original Lager)Michelob (Original Lager)
BA SCORE
5.2%
Liked This Beer
2.66 w/ 1,060 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:
#43,647
Reviews:
369
Ratings:
1,060
Liked:
55
Avg:
2.66/5
pDev:
26.32%
Alströms:
3
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
134
Trade:
0
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1/5  rDev -62.4%

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3/5  rDev +12.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -6%

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

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2.5/5  rDev -6%

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2.75/5  rDev +3.4%

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2/5  rDev -24.8%

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3/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of Knapp85
2.23/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This is the next best beer that Michelob puts out beside there amber bock. This beer has a little bit of good flavor in it. It's still the boring yellow pale color but its at least drinkable. I still can't pick up on too many hops here which still is a bummer.

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3/5  rDev +12.8%

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3/5  rDev +12.8%

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2.89/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

For the price, this is a pretty good option when you want a decent beer and are light in the wallet. Leaps and bounds ahead of Coors/Miller/Bud in terms of being widely available and cheap. Still too light bodied, but it has some flavor and is very smooth.

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2.74/5  rDev +3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

A: The beer is crystal clear yellow in color and has a moderate amount of carbonation. It poured with a finger high bright white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of grainy malts are present in the nose along with some hints of sweetness.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste is a little sweet, having notes of grainy and pale malts. No bitterness is perceptible.
M: It feels a bit more than light-bodied (but not that watery) on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer isn't that bad for a macro lager; it is drinkable but not that interesting.

Serving type: bottle

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2.73/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Does 'all-malt' beers deserve better praise that their adjunct ladden counterparts? Anheuser Busch thinks so with their Michelob brand. The beer begins with a malt profile that hits on light bread / toast / caramel character, and does a better job of balancing out the sulfer compounds and tart astringencies that hinder the Busch and Bud brands. However the weak malts come across a bit raw with a touch of cola and bread dough character. Hops may balance the sweetness, but don't offer much in the way of bitterness, flavor or aroma. Though all malt, an over sparged-type astringency comes through as the sweetness fades in the finish. Perhaps a better beer than the more pale Light Lagers, but only marginally.

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2.56/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

One of the American standards, for better or for worse, only available to us cross-border shoppers...

This beer pours a very clear pale golden hue, with two fingers of soapy white head, which leaves a simple ring of lace around the glass as it quickly recesses. It smells of watery mild grain, and subdued greenery. The taste is sweet corn grain grist, and some faint weedy hops, seemingly just there to tease one into caring. The carbonation is as average as they come, the body light, auditioning hard for cloying, and it finishes mostly clean, the residual corn sweetness doing its best to show.

Surprisingly sweet, even with expectations well in check. I can see why this is not in the same style as Bud, but, really we're splitting tongue-scraping hairs here, folks...

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2.5/5  rDev -6%

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2.93/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured a clear, fizzy, golden yellow color with a white, foamy head. No laing.

S - It smelled of grains, corn and some sweet fruit-like aroma.

T - It tasted of bittersweet caramel malt with a grainy flavor.

M - It was a little thin but smooth. A light-bodied beer.

D - This is easy drinking and is worth a try when given limited options (Ex. at a wedding or other function with free beer).

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2.75/5  rDev +3.4%

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2/5  rDev -24.8%

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.85/5  rDev +44.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm surprised this hasn't gotten better reviews, it's a really solid beer. Good malt, good hops, good bitterness. I'd imagine that this is what beer in the United States tasted like at the turn of the last century. Now, admittedly, it is a little out of balance for my taste, but what do I know. I just think the kind of raspy, spicy hops are a bit much. I'd prefer them to be a bit more floral, but that's just me. And I can't fault it anywhere, really. It looks great, nice and clear and golden; and the frothy bright white head holds pretty well and leaves some decent lacing on the glass. I get some nice malt and hops out of the nose, and the same follow in the flavor. It's a Munich-style helles, and a pretty good one at that. I'll agree that it's maybe a bit fuller than some of the softer, sweeter versions out there now, but that doesn't mean that that's the style. If that was the case, who knows what Oktoberfests would taste like in a few years, they seemed to get a little bit more watered down every year. Good beer. I certainly like it a whole hell of a lot better than Yuengling Traditional Lager. Cheers!

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2.65/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Reviewed from notes.

Pours a moderate golden color with a white head that doesn't recede too quickly and brings a tad bit of lacing. Smell brings forward a bit of grain without too much husk. Taste brings the same and isn't too offputting. Merely a bit. Mouthfeel is light with low carbonation. Drinks okay and is better than many in this style.

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2.62/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12oz can into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep yellow color, with a thin white head that fades very quickly and leaves very little lace on the glass.

S: The aroma grain, light malts and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out with a light malt sweetness that dominates, followed by some grain and lager yeast breadiness. The hops presence is very mild and there isn’t much balance. The after-taste is likewise sweet.

M: A little smooth and a little crisp, light body, medium-to-high carbonation, finish is clean.

D: A bit of flavor to it, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, standard representation of style, it’s got a little more substance than your typical A-B product but it’s still another fizzy yellow beer.

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3.35/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Golden body topped by a small, white head with little retention and no lace.

S - Malty, slightly grainy aroma. Very clean overall.

T - Clean, malty flavor with just a hint of hops. Slight honey sweetness in the finish.

M - Medium to light body with moderate carbonation and a dry finish.

D - Very light and easy to drink with a malt character that is a distinct improvement over that of the standard light macro lager. This is really a pretty decent beer, for what it is.

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1/5  rDev -62.4%

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

First had: ?

Better than Bud, I suppose. And that ain't saying much. Pours a pale straw color, very carbonated, with a thin head of quickly dissipating bubbles. Light aroma of pale malts, skunk, and old corn. More of the same in the taste; skunky with rotten hay and stale grains, leaving an acrid aftertaste. To be avoided.

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Michelob (Original Lager) from Anheuser-Busch
Beer rating: 5.2% out of 100 with 1,060 ratings
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