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RATINGS: 365   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.4   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Michelob Pale Ale is a classic English-style pale ale brewed with classic noble aroma hop varieties grown in the Northwestern United States and Europe, as well as two-row and caramel barley malts. With a dark-gold color, this beer has a spicy, hoppy character. A pale ale pairs well with full-flavored meats, like steak. This beer is best enjoyed in a tall, fluted pilsner glass.


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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
BDawg82 (70) - Jackson, Mississippi, USA - JAN 29, 2011
I have to say, this is a bit of a departure for Michelob, as it seems that when it comes to any "specialty" varieties they produce, they have a tendency to be a bit heavy-handed with characteristics that would be immediately considered. Not so with their Pale Ale. There is almost no aroma to speak of, but does foreshadow a bit of the kind of sweet malty character of this relatively bland offering. Really, the dull malt flavoring is its primary feature, with a thin palate, standard brownish copper appearance, and surprisingly clean finish. Not bad, not good. Disappointing as I was either looking to love or hate it, but does not inspire any extremes one way or the other.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Photog (215) - Camillus, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2010
Was pretty disappointed in this. Can’t really tell you what I tasted because there wasn’t much taste. It had a faint hop aroma.. possibly citrus but the taste was pretty watery.

1.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
r464 (1890) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2010
Extremely weak for a "pale ale", this is a disappointment in a bottle. Nearly no hops present at all. Watery start that builds to a mediocre finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
benpickens (400) - Camarillo, California, USA - SEP 8, 2010
It looks good, smells good. And, at first, I thought it was good. But teh finish was somehow off - bitter but not in a good and pleasant way. I tried not to be subceptible to the animus folks feel towards the brewing giants. Interestingly, you would think all that money would allow them to make a superior beer - if they wanted to.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
arminjewell (6072) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - SEP 7, 2010
Pours nice amber with white head, aroma is touch of hops, touch of caramel malt. Taste is some earthy hops, leading into a bit of caramel, finishing a touch bitter. The tastes are all there for a english-style pale ale, but everything is really subdued.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
robsohoppy (16) - California, USA - AUG 15, 2010
no one wants a craft beer from the big boys. a attempt to make money off of the craft beer consumer. not terrible but not greatyou might round one down before a concert to save a buck

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mothman (120) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 16, 2010
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a mug. Color was a clear amber orange. A nice layer of head, but it fades down quickly, leaving little lacing. Well the smell definitely is of floral hops. Not to many malts going on. A low level of pale malts. Taste is of grassy hops, a lot more than I expected. Carbonation level is pretty good, leaving the mouthfeel a little bitter and dry, but overall not to bad. Overall this is a decent beer for the price. Nothing too amazing for a pale ale, but at a buck a bottle what would you expect. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 11-09-2008 08:13:05

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
rayg1 (543) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 26, 2010
This is one of the weaker cases for a pale ale I’ve seen. Now I understand this is supposed to be an "English" version so the hops are not nearly as pronounced as a typical American pale ale version but the aroma was of decaying grain, nothing of fresh hops at all. The flavor was very awful as well, a touch of burnt caramel and then a slight bittering at the end the hops make a half-assed attempt the throw some pine flavor your way but it just isn’t enough. Meh, from Michelob I’d rather just have the regular lager from them before this.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Edmoe (239) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 23, 2010
Someone gave me a case of Michelob so I thought I should at least rate it. Mahogany with white head...doesn’t persist. Aroma is hoppy but with slight buttery and cheesy odors. Taste is moderately hoppy but not well balanced. Hops taste sour. Somewhat unpleasant. Bitterness lingers unpleasantly. Still better than a bud.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HarmonKill-a-Brew (407) - Wilmar, Arkansas, USA - JUN 4, 2010
A decent offering from Anheuser-Busch... Surprisingly hoppy. Medium copper color. Given to me by my father-in-law at the family reunion. Enjoyable :-)


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