Michelob Celebrate Vanilla Oak

RATINGS: 200   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.69/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Michelob Celebrate Vanilla Oak features distinct vanilla, caramel and aged oak flavors for a full-bodied, well-balanced taste and warm aroma. Celebrate Vanilla Oak is brewed using two-row barley, caramel malts, carapils malts as well as imported hops. It is aged on whole vanilla beans and bourbon barrel oak. Ideally served with dessert or as an after-dinner drink, Celebrate Vanilla Oak is also enjoyed in a snifter, allowing the beers aromas to be intensified.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
fro2218 (471) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 28, 2007
Too much vanilla flavor. Tastes kinda like cream soda. A little oak. some malt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Headbanger (3986) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 12, 2007
24oz bottle(2006)-A medium amber body with a nice medium head that dissipated into a small ring. Aroma of bourbon and alcohol with vanilla on the back end. Taste of vanilla and bourbon with the alcohol coming on the back end. Better than 05 and a pretty decent brew from AB all considering. Now if they could brew beer like this all the time.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Name: Michelob Celebrate Vanilla
Date: 11/04/2006
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Bend Brewing

muddy amber, whispy beige head, bits of drippy lace, huge sweet vanilla aroma along with some sweet fruity malt, sweet malt flavor, lots of vanilla character, oak shows up in the finish and adds a bitter edge, gets tiresome quickly

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.7/5.0
Drinkability: 5/10
Score: *4

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - AUG 15, 2007
(bottle - 24 oz: 2005 vintage) Cloudy copper color with not much of a head. Aroma is very sweet and sticky with lots of oak, vanilla, bubblegum, and some cookie dough. Lots of sweet malts. Overly sweet flavor with tons of vanilla, malts, plums, alcohol, bubble gum, and a ton of smoke flavor at the end. Very complex but way too sweet. Alcohol very present.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerBaron (261) - Florida, USA - AUG 7, 2007
Cloudy brown color. No head and no visible carbonation. Vanilla and plum aroma, but no hops noticed. Medium palate with more carbonation than was seen from the glass. Definite vanilla bean and suble molasas flavor. No hops, no bitterness. A peat like flavor, unique like a beer blended with whisky or scotch. Very good. When the professionals at A-B are given the OK to show creativity and actually use some quality ingredients - they can deliver.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
natedoggkc (164) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUL 10, 2007
artillery shell from Gomers of Kansas. Pors a nice dark amber with vanishing head. Very vanilla on the nose. There is a lot of vanilla in the taste with a little oak in there as well. I can get a little sense of the alcohol after aged for 7 months in a cellar. This would be a nice one to drink during the next holiday season.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
NJBeerman013 (1054) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - JUN 19, 2007
Bullet Bottle. Poured a clear amber in color with a white, fizzy, rapidly depleting head. Aroma is of all vanilla, with no beer or oak detected. When I tasted the beer, it was no suprise that it was almost the same. All vanilla. I drank this beer at near room temp. so this wasnt such a bad thing, just not a good thing either.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
henry3r (586) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - JUN 2, 2007
The 24 ounce artillery shell shaped bottle poured a sparkling clear dark amber colored beverage with a small fizzy off-white head that was completely gone in 2 minutes (due to the high alcohol content, maybe?). The aroma was sweet and malty with lots of caramel vanilla and banana presence. I was almost unable to find even a hint of the so called oak present in the name. The body was medium with a soft carbonation and a soft, silky smooth texture. The flavor starts out very sweet - this is where the vanilla really stands out - and stays that way through the medium length finish. It is too sweet for my taste ... like drinking a pop. There is a decided alcohol warmth in the upper chest at the end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
wingman333 (333) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2007
Torpedo-shaped bottle, 24 oz. Did not like this at all...I think Anheuser-Busch should stick to plain Michelob. I bought this in a gift pack and I have enjoyed the two glasses that came with it much more than I enjoyed this and the accompanying chocolate stout-type bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
onehotsexychic (101) - Albany, New York, USA - MAY 11, 2007
We almost didnt get it.. rumor was it was awful but when all is sain and done it was GREAT!! Dark, sweet. Jeff, John, Dad, me and Vin drank out the bottle and a screw top how great... Happy 125!!

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