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RATINGS: 368   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.4/5   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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1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
rayg1 (592) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 26, 2010
This is one of the weaker cases for a pale ale Ive 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 isnt enough. Meh, from Michelob Id 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 (241) - 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...doesnt 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 :-)

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jtclockwork (15454) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 13, 2010
Pours pale yellow in the glass. Nose is very floral hops. Taste is very acidic, some hops and lemons. Rated 1/15/2000

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - APR 21, 2010
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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 18, 2010
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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MarkBarnes (412) - Waterville, New York, USA - APR 14, 2010
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, Im 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 theres nothing at all offensive about this one -- to the contrary, I cant 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.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
djd07 (12581) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 9, 2010
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.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
aenimopiate (176) - The United States of Texas, Texas, USA - FEB 12, 2010
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 PAs 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.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerscout (298) - New Windsor, New York, USA - FEB 11, 2010
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 wasnt 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.


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