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Michelob Classic Dark | Anheuser-Busch

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Anheuser-Busch
Missouri, United States | website

Style: Euro Dark Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-01-2005

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
34
Avg:
2.03
pDev:
123.15%
 
 
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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 34
Photo of rodbeermunch
2.29/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

This kind of reminds me of this dude who was a total player back in the 80s. Mullet and Camaro. Anyways, this was like a shittier version of Amber Bock as previously mentioned.

Dark, but still thin. 1/7" off white head. Aroma of roasted barley.

Taste had an almost baltic porter like dark fruit bitterness without the ingredients to pull it off, needs more 2 row. Thicken this up. Too much metallic bitterness too. No hop feels.

Its like the pendulum swing equivalent of how shitty Michelob ultra is, but dark.

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Photo of Beerandraiderfan
2.18/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured similar to what amber bock (its replacement?) color is, but a little darker, but thinner in appearance, with less head and even less lace and retention. Aroma came off more macro-ish, lacking any sweet lagerness or roasted aroma.

Taste, thin, had some bitterness. Didn't come up with anything substantial, the malt was all about the color, not the amount. Get the SRM's up with no substance, no appreciable flavors here, a weird sour bitterness, not associated with hops or yeast? Huh? Just like colored water that was really, really old.

I can see why it ain't around anymore, this was right up there w/ Lowenbrau dark.

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Photo of wl0307
2.11/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

The label bears "Classic Dark", and the abv. is 5.2% rather than the reported 5.0% here. Coming in a 355ml brown bottle, bottled on 03.04.07, served chilled in a short stemmed goblet. BTW, this is the 1st bottle of beer that I've consumed since coming back home (Taipei) last week for a short trip.

A: pours a dark brown hue, with a thin fluffy beige foam and rather lively carbonation. Looking normal and not too bad actually.
S: sweet nuts, corn syrup, and caramelised sugar abound, with a touch of chocolate wandering aimlessly. Very thin, and simplistic, yet not at the brink of being a disaster.
T: a metallic and lightly sour taste of roasted malts fills the palate, added by a faint touch of nuttiness, Chinese red bean paste, and brown sugar. Spritzy finish with a wee bit of roasted bitterness, as well as an unwanted taste of syrupy sugar...
M&D: the mouthfeel is quite fizzy but not too spritzy while the body is roughly at the medium level, but the finishing mouthfeel is rather bad, thin-ish at best... All in all this is an unimpressive beer and definitely not a successful pretender for Schwarzbier, making one impressed (ironically) about the consistent quality of A-B as a giant brewer - "poor", that is.

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Photo of TechMyst
1/5  rDev -50.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

CONTAINER VOLUME: 355ml CONTAINER TYPE: bottle FRESH: y PURCHASED @: anywhere COST: cheap HEAD: none LACE: none COLOR:brown AROMA: lager MOUTHFEEL: light TASTE: roasted malt? COMMENTS: or food coloring? CONDITIONS: MOWING/WORKING ON CAR- n WITH FRIENDS- n SIPPING- n GET MY BUZZ ON- n

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Photo of BeerBeing
1.8/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Presentation: 12oz brown glass custom bottle, white/red on black/gold label

Appearance: dark amber color, medium head, no lacing

Smell: some caramel, minor malt and hops

Taste: thin body, watery mouth feel, sweet caramel, some maltiness and minor hops

Notes: better thn nothing, but far from even mid-level brew

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Michelob Classic Dark from Anheuser-Busch
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