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Michelob (Original Lager) | Anheuser-Busch

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Michelob (Original Lager)Michelob (Original Lager)
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2.66/5
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1,063 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:
#44,468
Reviews:
369
Ratings:
1,063
pDev:
26.32%
Bros Score:
3
 
 
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17
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135
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2.37/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

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

Photo of Schlitz74
2.41/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This beer is a more expensive Budweiser, it is neither good nor bad. It is pale yellow in color, with some head that resembles soap suds. This is the better of the Anheauser-Busch products, and that isn't saying much.

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

Photo of jbf190
2.5/5  rDev -6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of plawrence
3.43/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

12 fl oz. glass bottle poured into a Libbey's Plisner glass.

A - highly carbonated, very foamy head lingers for a while before settling down with lacing clinging to the side of the glass. Golden green in color, lots of fine small carbonation bubbles that linger.

S - Hint of citrus when first poured but the scent fades quickly.

F - Pleasant and clean mouth feel. No bad aftertaste.

T - Light body, malty American lager flavor, pleasant but not really remarkable in anyway. Clean aftertaste but a bit light on flavor for the super premium American industrial lager from AB.

Overall: One should export more from AB's flagship lager beer, especially one that styles itself as a "Munich-style lager". Its taste is pleasant and okay, but only really okay and that's the problem. If it was bargain-priced, it would be a fine beer to get, but it's not priced low. With so many other better beers available at the same price point as a Michelob Original Lager, it's hard to justify purchasing it on any regular basis.

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Photo of dag1991
2.25/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Gkruszewski
1.77/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of HeartofMiami
2.68/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of SGT_Gump
3.98/5  rDev +49.6%
look: 1 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Don't know about the look. I drink from the bottle. Smells good to me, taste and feels great. My favorite AB.

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Photo of Hazen
1.91/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Photo of csurowiec
2.9/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.04/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

From the bottle, it pours a golden amber with a small, quickly dissipating head. A bit of malt in the nose. The mouth enjoys the feel of the lager and it leaves a nice feeling when swallowed...Not bad.

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2/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of JordanlikesAles
2.5/5  rDev -6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Beginner2
2.7/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of PUbeer
2.63/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Jsalz21
2.63/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of plumberman63
2.39/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

better than bud, but not much

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Photo of Squire123
3/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

See, they can do it.

Michelob should be an all malt top of the line brew. There, I said it and I meant it. My words don't mean much in the great scheme of things but I feel better. Not a World class Lager but my pick of the Bud litter. All malt, more hops, texture and taste, doesn't reach German standards but certainly trumps AALs. I think I like it more in concept than execution because I leave it on the shelves. Still, I wish this brand success if for no other reason that might encourage others like it.

I prefer the cans.

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Photo of snowmageddon
2.42/5  rDev -9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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

Photo of Azpittil57
2.75/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Rumpole
3.43/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

One of the best macro-swill lagers on the market. A light gold lager with a white head that fades relatively fast. Faint lager aroma, good if unchallenging flavor, and a clean finish. No adjunct wonkiness here, not even after it has warmed up. When it's really on it's game it has a fine zippy tang about midway across the palate. It will more than hold its own against more expensive and better-selling imported macros. And indeed sales is the hitch , because this lager is beginning to show signs of getting seriously scaled down if not yet phased out; the most telling sign being the disappearance of the bottled 12-pack, at least in my neck of the woods. Now only available in 6-packs, where it's overpriced, or in 18-pack cans, which is the the way to fly financially but one wishes the bottles were still around at better cost. Alas A-B seems to have lost interest in this one, which is a shame, since it's one of their best. Give this underrated brew a chance before it quietly vanishes off the shelves altogether.

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Michelob (Original Lager) from Anheuser-Busch
Beer rating: 2.66 out of 5 with 1,063 ratings
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