Michelob AmberBock - Anheuser-Busch
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2.8/5 rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Found one of these in my fridge today and was surprised to find that I'd never reviewed one, despite their availability as a dollar drafts at Tijuana Flats in Gainesville. Here goes:
Appearance: Pours a rich, honey/amber color, with a two finger head with moderate retention and little lacing.
Smell: Light, uninspiring aroma. Weak malt notes (caramel?) with an artificial air about it, somehow.
Taste: Not too dissimilar from Budweiser, despite the amber color. A touch more depth, but the aftertaste is so eerily similar, one suspects the same strain of yeast is used. Bitterness is moderate and appropriate for the style, however distinct hop and malt notes are difficult to discern.
Mouthfeel: Light-medium body, rather spritzy, sharp carbonation.
Drinkability: Light and easy to drink, even if you don't particularly want to. A marginal improvement over the big lagers, the high point of this beer is its wide availability and its role as a stepping stone for those who need to be disillusioned from their preconceptions regarding "dark" beer.
Serving type: bottle
11-22-2008 20:01:16 | More by hunteraw
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