Tuesday, 21 October 2008

Review: Michelob Pale Ale

Michelob Pale Ale from Anheuser-Busch, Inc.
Rating: B-

The second beer I'm trying from this Michelob Craft Sampler.

Appearance: Honey colored, with a nice two-finger head which exhibits excellent retention and lacing. Quite clear.

Smell: Very light aroma, disappointingly so. Seems to be a toned down version of a pale ale. I see on Beer Advocate it's classified as an English Pale Ale rather than an APA - for good reason.

Taste: Clean and crisp, but non-descript. Moderately bitter, smooth finish.

Mouthfeel: Light-medium body, carbonation a tad light.

Drinkability: False advertising - I can see this is an English cask ale, but as an ostensible American Pale Ale, it doesn't fly.

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