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Michelob Classic Dark | Anheuser-Busch

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BA SCORE
2.55/5
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34 Ratings
Michelob Classic DarkMichelob Classic Dark
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Anheuser-Busch
Missouri, United States
anheuser-busch.com

Style: Euro Dark Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-01-2005

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
34
pDev:
31.76%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
4
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 34 |  Reviews: 5
Reviews by betterbitter:
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3.25/5  rDev +27.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +47.1%

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
2.18/5  rDev -14.5%
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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2.5/5  rDev -2%

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2.84/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

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4/5  rDev +56.9%

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1/5  rDev -60.8%

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2.44/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of rodbeermunch
2.29/5  rDev -10.2%
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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2.5/5  rDev -2%

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2/5  rDev -21.6%

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3/5  rDev +17.6%

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2/5  rDev -21.6%

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3/5  rDev +17.6%

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1/5  rDev -60.8%

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3.53/5  rDev +38.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I used to love this stuff. Very malty. It probably wouldn't hold up in today's marketplace, but I really did enjoy it 30 years ago.

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2.25/5  rDev -11.8%

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2/5  rDev -21.6%

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1/5  rDev -60.8%
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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3.75/5  rDev +47.1%

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3/5  rDev +17.6%

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3.25/5  rDev +27.5%

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2/5  rDev -21.6%

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Michelob Classic Dark from Anheuser-Busch
Beer rating: 2.55 out of 5 with 34 ratings
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