ronaldtheriot (1936) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JUL 12, 2011
Michelob Pale Ale has a thick, creamy, off-white head with an orange tinge and a clear golden-orange appearance, with lots of bubbles streaming up. Lots of thick lacing is left behind. The aroma is mostly bready barley malt and a faint spice. Taste is initially malt, but then a fairly strong hop bitterness kicks in and lasts throughout the sip. Mouthfeel is light, and Michelob Pale Ale finishes refreshing and semi-dry. I hate to see that this one was discontinued, because I really enjoyed it. I must have gotten the last batch, because this tasted fresh.
Finhead (1762) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - JAN 18, 2010
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. generallee08 (772) - New York, USA - JUN 20, 2014
It produces a thin white head that has fades to small ring on top, which still makes some nice lace rings on the glass. The aroma is a pleasant mix of mild citrus hops and sweet malty grain. Its flavor is very similar to the aroma. There is a simple bready malt and light grain flavor with a well-balanced citrus hop flavor that also adds pleasant bitterness and very mild fruity/estery notes. It finishes fairly crisp and clean with a some light hop bitterness just hanging on. The texture light and easy drinking with a light to medium body and nice carbonation. Over all it displays a good balance of malt and hops with a very drinkable body and texture subcell (96) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - JUN 30, 2008
This is not by any means the greatest Pale Ale that I have had but it was pretty good. I think AB is doing a good job trying to make beers that are not carbonated pee! I am thankful for that as they are actually affordable and I like my beer. This was thin in body for a Pale Ale which just means I was able to drink more. rampmaster (642) - Alden, New York, USA - DEC 14, 2008
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a pint glass.
Appearance: It produces a thin white head that has fades to small ring on top, which still makes some nice lace rings on the glass.
Smell: The aroma is a pleasant mix of mild citrus hops and sweet malty grain.
Taste/Mouth feel: Its flavor is very similar to the aroma. There is a simple bready malt and light grain flavor with a well-balanced citrus hop flavor that also adds pleasant bitterness and very mild fruity/estery notes. It finishes fairly crisp and clean with a some light hop bitterness just hanging on. The texture light and easy drinking with a light to medium body and nice carbonation.
Notes: Over all it displays a good balance of malt and hops with a very drinkable body and texture.
NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 13, 2010
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. Hance07 (192) - DownSouth, Georgia, USA - NOV 10, 2007
Pours a nice golden color with a nice sized white head. Extremely carbonated. Some hops in the finish. All in all a nice english pale ale. Not the best but a fine effort from Michelob. sunkingdiscs (2) - USA - DEC 12, 2007 does not count
This beer is exactly what what A-B wanted it to be; a smooth Pale Ale that appeals to a broad audience, thus the reason I scored it higher than most. You could almost call it an "introductory level" Pale Ale. When comapred to other Pale Ales, of course it falls short, but this beer needs to be recognized for what it is. I second rugbydude05 on the fact that I’d prefer this beer over other similar beers for a meal. I find that some heavier hopped beers steal the flavor of my steak or overall meal from time to time. thornecb (5916) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 7, 2008
Pours bright orange/amber into a shaker. White head recedes at a medium pace to skim surface. Mild pine and resin aromas. Sweet caramel upfront turning metallic with a bitter pine finish that turns slightly sour. BigBen2120 (688) - Derry, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 24, 2007
12 oz brown bottle BornOn August 16, 2006, bought (individually!) at Florian’s in Auburn. Mostly clear amber-yellow body with a little less than an inch of offwhite head. As the beer is drank, it leaves pretty impressive lacing Smells equal parts malty and hoppy. Tastes malty (caramel?) with some hop presence, though not as much in the flavor as in the aroma - just enough to balance and support the malt. On the lighter side of medium-bodied, having somewhat of an aqueous quality to it. Still a pleasant and drinkable beer that beats the socks off of Michelob’s more popular offerings.