I’ve been sitting on the two Michelob reviews of beers I received way back in August because—well, frankly, I got behind and they got lost in the shuffle. Time to remedy that.
Appearance: Honey-colored amber and clear, a nice white head that reminds me of beaten egg whites (though it’s not that white).
Smell: Familiar and comfortable citrus aroma of Cascade hops… Cascade is like the “comfort” hop these days. Sweetly malty in the background.
Taste: Dry and spicy with hops—a bitterness that originates both from hops and the malts. There seems to be more of the sweetness in the flavor that I detected in the nose… it’s a toasted dry character.
Mouthfeel: Dry, and a bit puckery in the aftertaste—almost a coating in the mouth. Feels a bit thin to be called medium-bodied.
Overall: It’s okay… lacks some of the character I expect to see from beers these days.
On BeerAdvocate, it scores an overall grade of C+. On RateBeer, it scores 2.34 out of 5 and is in their 12th percentile.