Trappist (286) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 4, 2004
For a rapidly produced commercial Hefe-Weizen, it was alright. I mean this is Anheuser Busch folks so do not expect much for this Hefe. REDDOGICE (243) - nantucket, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 7, 2004
Well any beer under the Michelob name is garunteed to be shit God i hate this beer FROTHINGSLOSH (8291) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2011 Another miss by Michelob. +++Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer pours a slightly - only slightly - cloudy orange golden color with a small white head that quickly disappears. So the first thought here is that it certainly does not look much like a hefeweizen - although the appearance in not ugly - just a bit out of style. The aroma is grainy with a hint of citrus, and given the lowered expectation I gathered from the appearance, it was quite surprisingly well scented. The hopes rise only to be dashed by that first taste. I guess there is some detectable wheat like flavor to this brew, but it is vague and watery at best. There is a bit of bitterness and that vague macro skunk to the flavor. This feature lingers on the aftertaste. The citrus that was hinted at in the scent was nowhere to be found. Sadly, if I had not known what I was drinking I would have been hard pressed to declare the product a hefeweizen based on the flavor alone. shrubber85 (11708) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUN 3, 2004
German brewers should sue A-B for this. To call this beer a Weizen is criminal. If I close my eyes and hold my nose, it almost begins to approach the worst German Weizen (drank warm). I wouldn’t be so hard on this had they called it anything else - it’s not a bad beer; I just don’t think it tastes anything like a true Weizen. DerBiermeister (586) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - APR 17, 2004
This is awful. Michelob as a regular brew is decent, but this is - this is unacceptable. If this were a belief system I would reject it and I would not be able to recant. Awful, awful, bad, bad, bad.
punkeedo (499) - Covington, Louisiana, USA - APR 17, 2004
Well, the head on this crappy beer looks like someone spit on top of the beer. Completely unappealing. Of course, the watery, bitterish smell and horrible taste didn't help. Overly hoppy and bitter with an aftertaste to match. Go drink something else. For your sake...please... Jayson2425 (167) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - APR 12, 2004
UPDATED: APR 14, 2004 Anheuser-busch made a good hefeweizen with this one. I liked the overal appearence of it along with the taste DocLock (11189) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2004
I ramp up the color score because there is some color and slight turbidity here. There is some yeasty, fruity aroma, and there is some citrusy, yeasty taste. Not a good hefeweizen. Why is Augie Busch so rich when he can't even make a style that any 2nd year homebrewer could make? firemedic713 (169) - Palm Bay, Florida, USA - FEB 16, 2004
Another poor attempt at making good beer by the Anheuser-Busch Co. This beer has little to offer in terms of taste and quality. Dorwart (2614) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - FEB 3, 2004
Hmmm. Decent head with almost no carbonation. Aroma of fruit and a hint of wheat. Not much yeast aroma as you would expect. Color is a cloudy amber. Flavor is quite smooth but lacks any wheat flavor at all. A little sweet (unheard of in German wheat beers) but very easy drinking. Finish is clean without much hope. Not a good example of a German Hefeweizen.