Michelob (Original Lager) | Anheuser-Busch

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67
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1,052 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:
1,052
Reviews:
366
Avg:
2.81
pDev:
25.62%
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
129
For Trade:
0
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Photo of gardner254
3.5/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gandres
1.5/5  rDev -46.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of tillmac62
3.47/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of McStagger
3.1/5  rDev +10.3%
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 -28.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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

Photo of firkingroovin
3.3/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Phoneguy
2.26/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of pdb
2.43/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Muny
2/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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

Photo of Billyro1818
2.93/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of papat444
2.5/5  rDev -11%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Flashback #120

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Photo of Barracudas
2.25/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

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

Photo of talbotjf99
2.49/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of bfd4268
2.83/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Tundruth
2.94/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Mine state the abv at 4.8%.

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Photo of bowzer4birdie
2.85/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Nmelione
1.7/5  rDev -39.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Not a good beer at all

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

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

Photo of BeerWithMike
3.27/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Sampled yesterday on 6/6/15 but had this before when it used to come in the classic Michelob bottle years ago. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a vintage "MICHELOB" thumb-print glass goblet.

Brew pours a straw-yellow in color with a thin white head. Some spotty lacing is seen when sipped. The aroma is mostly of grainy malts. The taste pretty much follows the nose with some sweetness also. Pretty easy to drink and really no harsh aftertaste is noted. Overall it was just OK if you like this style of brew. Lighter-bodied with good carbonation.

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Photo of Uniobrew31
3.14/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of lemmy187
2.95/5  rDev +5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Michelob (Original Lager) from Anheuser-Busch
2.81 out of 5 based on 1,052 ratings.
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