What makes it special: Michelob Pale Ale is a British-styled pale ale brewed by the iconic American Anheuser-Busch brewery now owned by a Belgian conglomerate. Sound confusing? Consolidation across the beverage industry makes for some interesting bedfellows these days, but, thankfully, you don't have to worry about that. You can just enjoy the proliferation of new and newly available beers that give the U.S. market the most diverse selection in the world. British-styled pale ales are less assertively hoppy than their American cousins. The Michelob Pale Ale is a remarkably balanced and well-crafted example that appeals to beer aficionados and Joe Six Packs as well. What's in the bottle: Brilliant new copper-penny color. Aromas of honeyed orange peel, haystack and toast follow through to a medium body with earthy mineral, nut, orange and peppery hop accents on the crisp fade. Clean and precise with a solid hop and nutty malt character. Where to buy it: It's available in most liquor stores and supermarkets. About $6 per six-pack.
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