Michelob (Original Lager) | Anheuser-Busch

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67
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1,056 Ratings
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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
Ratings:
1,056
Reviews:
368
Avg:
2.81
pDev:
25.27%
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
132
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 1,056 |  Reviews: 368
Photo of Gkruszewski
1.77/5  rDev -37%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of HeartofMiami
2.68/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of SGT_Gump
3.98/5  rDev +41.6%
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 -32%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Photo of csurowiec
2.9/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of cd_beer_disapear
3/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.04/5  rDev +8.2%
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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Photo of JLK7299
2/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of JordanlikesAles
2.5/5  rDev -11%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Beginner2
2.7/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of PUbeer
2.63/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Jsalz21
2.53/5  rDev -10%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of plumberman63
2.39/5  rDev -14.9%
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 +6.8%
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 -13.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Azpittil57
2.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Rumpole
3.43/5  rDev +22.1%
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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Photo of Prost76
3.51/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rollmeaway2loadout
2.49/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Mardukk
3.14/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours a golden color with almost no head or lacing.

The smell is malty, with a hint of grassy hops.

The taste is mostly malty a bit honey providing the sweetness with a small bit of grassy hops. High carbonation with a surprisingly heavy mouthfeel for the style. A residual slick sweetness is left in the mouth.

Overall a good pale lager that isn't going to win any awards for smoothness due to the high carbonation which contributes to a heavier than normal mouthfeel. Good mid to low priced pale lager. Not something I would drink too often but a bit better than many would expect.

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Photo of Zazzi82
2.44/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Zylod
2.5/5  rDev -11%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Abbbp
1/5  rDev -64.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of JamieDuncan
3.37/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Michelob (Original Lager) from Anheuser-Busch
2.81 out of 5 based on 1,056 ratings.
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