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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1,074 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:
#46,164
Reviews:
375
Ratings:
1,074
pDev:
26.32%
Bros Score:
3
 
 
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17
Gots:
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Photo of Trboley
4.15/5  rDev +56%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of leefx
3.14/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of GatorB
2.03/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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

Bottle from casino royale.

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Photo of NastyNorseman
2.85/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Pours pale, lemonade yellow with decent head that leaves quickly huddling around the rim. Aroma notes is hard to distinguish. Tastes okay for an American pale. Finishes light. Ultra-light bodied. Warm weather beer.

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Photo of nater919
1.44/5  rDev -45.9%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Photo of Timc32
2.75/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of rickcjc
4.1/5  rDev +54.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of akolb
2.37/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2

Photo of bigedal60
3.34/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of beerguy04
3/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Looks like a Budweiser. However, has more of a malt and hoppy taste. Better and crispier mouthfeel. Overall, it's an improved version of Budweiser. However, only just. Compared to other beers it's mid road.

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