dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - APR 21, 2010
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Poured a weaker yellow color. What can you really expect? It is an AB product. Clean and crisp. No real body or flavor. Very watery. Thin. Below average.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 18, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Anheuser-Busch, Inc.--Michelob Specialty Brewing Group--Pale Ale--1997 12 oz. Bottle. 5.20% ABV. (2.75 / 5.0) Light balanced version of Pale Ale.
Anheuser-Busch, Inc.--Michelob Specialty Brewing Group--Pale Ale--1998 12 oz. Bottle. 5.20% ABV. (2.75 / 5.0) Nice amber golden pale color. Light malt but clean, balanced and hoppy.
MarkBarnes (372) - Waterville, New York, USA - APR 14, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
April 14, 2010; 12 oz. bottle. Acquired this bottle from a friend -- apparently part of Michelob/A-B variety pack. First order of business is to check any brand prejudice at the door. That said, I’m certain this brew would score considerably better than a pathetic "18" rating in a blind taste test. Orange color; respectable lacing. Aroma is mostly malt -- candy & fruit -- while hops dominate the taste. The bitter finish was pleasantly surprising. Not the "best" pale ale, but there’s nothing at all offensive about this one -- to the contrary, I can’t believe a brew branded Michelob is this enjoyable. Tastes even better as it warms up -- do NOT drink this ice cold. Encouraging effort from a macrobrewer to reach out to craft beer fans -- I would definitely buy this if made available in a six-pack.
djd07 (2915) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 9, 2010
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Pours a copper with a small frothy off white head that leaves good sticky lacing along the glass. The aroma is a vegetable malt with raisin and hay. Medium mouthfeel with a bitter malt with a dry finish. Not too much going on with this pale ale from Michelob.
aenimopiate (176) - The United States of Texas, Texas, USA - FEB 12, 2010
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma and appearance are nice, but the beer lacks an overall "body" that I expect to come with a good pale ale. This beer does not overpower you with the hoppiness like other PA’s do, making it more acceptable for those who are just breaking into the realm of different types of beer other than the standard shit like bud.
beerscout (298) - New Windsor, New York, USA - FEB 11, 2010
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Variety pack bottle. Clean hoppy, grass, floral aroma. Nice head, that stayed for several minutes. Great pour. Flavor was hoppy, which was expected, but not as complex as I would like. Has a bit of bite to it, and is bitter as I like in an english style pale ale, but is still fairly weak, without layers. Clean finish, but I wasn’t left wanting a second, which is the hallmark of the bitters and pale ales I like most. Still, for the price, I would buy this again rather than throw my money at other beers. At least this one made an effort to win me.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 22, 2010
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours a clear light copper color with a white head. Aroma is crystal malt, grain, and floral hops. Flavor is caramel, grain, and some bitter earthy hops.
Finhead (1111) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - JAN 18, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
An clear amber-gold pour with medium off-white head. The aroma is of light floral and herbal hops, with a hint of barley. The taste has a medium body with decent hop bitterness throughout to the dry finish. Don’t let the brand scare you away from this one.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - JAN 14, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle thanks to bhensonb. poured gold with a thin fading white head. aroma was a strong malt backbone followed by a sun block type scent and some fruityness. flavor was malt and some grassy floral hop thing going on. light-medium body with high carbonation. not bad but not good.
NeoHippie2 (795) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 13, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy amber. Malts and more hops than I was expecting on the nose. Very pleasant taste to it really. Floral and citrus hops shining through. If you’re expecting a very hoppy experience you won’t get that but it does have a nice hop presence to it. I was impressed really. Not a bad brew at all.