Michelob (Original Lager) | Anheuser-Busch

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Michelob (Original Lager)Michelob (Original Lager)
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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
Ranking:
#45,488
Reviews:
372
Ratings:
1,069
pDev:
26.32%
Bros Score:
3
 
 
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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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Photo of Prost76
3.51/5  rDev +32%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rollmeaway2loadout
2.49/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Mardukk
3.14/5  rDev +18%
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 -8.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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

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

Photo of JamieDuncan
3.37/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Greasy
2.68/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of bubseymour
3.63/5  rDev +36.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of transitionbikes93
5/5  rDev +88%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Definitely not what I thought it was gonna be. Since Budweiser and Busch are its siblings, I expected a beer very similar. And while I dont mind a Bud or Busch, this beer blew me away. A macro that tastes more like a high end beer than a macro.

Look-a nice deep gold, moderate carbonation, white fluffy head. One of the better looking macros

Smell-sweet, malty, grassy hops with a slightly floral hop

Taste-follows suit with the smell, sweet malts and a surprising amount of grassy hops with a tad bit of floral hops with a slightly sweet finish

Mouthfeel-moderate carbonation, smooth, drinkable, and extremely refreshing

Overall-for a beer in this class, its excellent. Sure, a Devils Backbone Vienna or Sam Adams Boston Lager is better. But for cheap beer, this is mind blowing. Will definitely buy again.

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Photo of frothy_80
2.81/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of gardner254
3.5/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gandres
1.5/5  rDev -43.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of tillmac62
3.47/5  rDev +30.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of McStagger
3.1/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

My dad's favorite. Why not? Poured into a pilsner glass. Some smarmy ass Julian code.

A: Just a shade or two darker than the macro monsters. Big macro bubbles. Rapidly dissipating macro head. Straw, clear. Vigorous carbonation. No retention.

S: Malt forward. Crackery, slightly bready, with light heather honey and toasted cereal notes. Hops are in there, but it's pretty delicate. Light, slightly flowery. Touch of woodsy and green grape.

T: Not much to report. Green grape sweetness on the end was the first descript flavor. Starts with the same heather honey sweetness. Pop of floral hop bitterness on the finish.

M: Not quite as carbonated as the appearance would have you believe. Solid enough malt structure on the backbone to keep this one from feeling thin or seltzer like.

O: Not bad. Simple, easy drinking and without much flavor. There are better alternatives out there, but this was literally .50 more than Budweiser at my local Bevmo. Consider this one a kind of "mindless" beer. When you just want beer and don't want to fuss. Clean and without any off flavors. Wish it was a little crisper, though.

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

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

Photo of firkingroovin
3.3/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Phoneguy
2.26/5  rDev -15%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Michelob (Original Lager) from Anheuser-Busch
Beer rating: 2.66 out of 5 with 1,069 ratings