Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - NOV 5, 2010
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
THOUGHTS: Had this one way back on St. Patrickís Day, but I am super behind in entering my ratings after getting married and moving to another state. When I picked this beer up, I wasnít expecting too much from it, but I did have some hopes since the Michelob line has some decent beers. It was a decent beer, but a little bland. Not bad for a macro, though. It got even a little bit nicer as it warmed. Decent flavor, but the aroma was a little off-putting.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a clear, medium to dark, reddish amber with a large to huge, foamy, off-white head that slowly diminished, but kept a nice sheet and left good lacing. The aroma was light to moderate grain, roasted malt, nutty malt and caramel; light to almost moderate, grassy hops; vegetable, ever so slight hint of vinegar, hints of tobacco, hints of cherry and slight candy. The initial flavor was light to moderately sweet, slightly acidic and slightly acetic; while the finish was sweet, light to moderately bitter, slightly acidic and lightly sour with an average duration. There was caramel malt, toasted and nutty malts, tart cherries, a little burnt malt, light to moderate hops and some grain. The light to medium body was sort of oily and slightly syrupy and then dry with lightly fizzy carbonation and a dry and ever so slightly metallic finish.
sbanach (222) - Alabama, USA - OCT 26, 2010
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
This one smells toffee, sweet. Color is ruby red, clear. Taste is sweet, toasted malts, little hops. Tastes like a george killian. Little head disappears to nothing. Low carbonation. Brew was found leftover from St. Partrickís day celebration 16 months later. Good for a macrobrew, but nothing special...
SudsMcDuff (8108) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2010
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Youíre in league with that moronic woman. You are part of a league of morons. ..Light maple and expired molasses .. awesome lacing! .. . light mouth, and muddled, its a bit wacky really .. . ehh, its really just made for the struggle and grunts ...
mothman (120) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 16, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured from a 12oz bottle into Sam Adams Sensory glass.
Pours a dark amber color with a small head, that thins out quickly. A little lacing observed.
Smell is of roasted and carmel malts. Taste is quite similiar, but now the malts almost seem burnt.
Mouthfeel isnít too impressive. Not to smooth of a beer and leaves a dry feeling in your mouth.
Overall, it is a decent beer, nothing I would go and buy again. But the sampler was a decent buy so Iíd recommend the sample pack.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 11-11-2008 06:59:45
amarcero (24) - , Vermont, USA - JUN 21, 2010
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Drinkable. Thatís about it. Iíd seriously rather have a Bud Light because at least Bud Light is not trying to be something itís not -- a good beer. Bud Light knows its not amazing, but Michelob canít seem to shake the fact that they make awful beer.
mybrainhurts (390) - North Dakota, USA - JUN 7, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Earthy, toasted biscut aroma. Roasted malts, grains, and caramel flavors. Not much depth but it is quite easy to drink. Itís ok.... didnít disgust me, thats a bonus.
Leighton (18711) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours an enticing, clear russet with a small, white head. Nose is mostly caramel malts with some hints of fruit. Flavor is dominated by a sweet character throughout, with many notes of caramel, as well as some fruit, spice, and plenty of bread and biscuit. Light to medium in body, a little syrupy, a little sticky. Not too shabby overall, but I wouldnít want to drink very many of these beers.
Tricountybeer (167) - Dillsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2010
2.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 2/20
Bottle. Reddish with white head. Creamy beer. Smell of fruit and malt. Once again not bad, but nothing spectacular. Ismooth
obguthr (5712) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAY 10, 2010
2.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 13/20
Green olive nose. Light brown, clear, medium head. Malt forward, cherry and vanilla notes at midpalate. Cardboardy. Alcohol too insistent.
SSSteve (4006) - - MAY 3, 2010
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. an orange/red under a large, creamy, orange head. malty aroma with some toasted malt with an unpleasant dog food note. palate is smooth and medium bodied. somewhat creamy. flavors of caramel malt with some fruity, peachy esters. impressed..and iím really beginning to love good irish ales.