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 rayg1 (593) - 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. 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...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. 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 :-) jtclockwork (16581) - , 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
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. 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. MarkBarnes (418) - 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, 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 (14471) - 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. 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 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.