Michelob AmberBock - Anheuser-Busch
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Reviews by kkipple:
2.3/5 rDev -19.9%
So my buddy Jason brought over a 12 pack a few minutes before I was going to crack open a Sammy Smith Nut Brown. Haven't had an Amber Bock in a long time, so decided to try it again.
Pours a nice-looking transparent "amber" color. Foamy inch head that drops down sharply. No lacing. Smells lightly sweet and malty.
Taste is most unimpressive. Mild, sourish malt flavor. Smooth, yet with a slightly burnt sour aftertaste. My breath smells like rice. Maybe that's 'cause they USE rice to make the beer. Can't think of any other reason than rice = cheap. So is this beer.
Mouthfeel is thin. I imagine one could pound a few of these in short order, as it is not filling, but why would you want to? There are lots of beers in the same price range that are much tastier. See: Newcastle, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, and anything by the Boston Beer Company.
A dreadfully medicore beer. Better than Bud Light, but that ain't saying much. Now where's my Sam Smith?
12-06-2005 03:18:40 | More by kkipple
More User Reviews:
2.68/5 rDev -6.6%
Appearance A brown but clear body with a nice head that fell away quickly.
Smell Burnt grain? The toasted aroma would go nice with a quality malt-based brew, but toasting cheap grain just doesnt cut it. It does though smell a lot better than Michelob Lager. Theres also a tinge of sweet brown sugar that I liked.
Taste The toasted grain doesnt taste as bad as it smells. The sweetness is a little more powerful in the mouth as well, offsetting the cheap backbone of this beer.
Mouthfeel The carbonation is small and foamy. The dark sugary aspect actually makes this a little sticky in the mouth, which felt pretty good.
Drinkability This went down smoother than I thought. Not bad.
Comments No, its not a bock. But, its drinkable.
08-29-2003 00:00:28 | More by RoyalT
1.63/5 rDev -43.2%
On tap at Wallabys in the fabulous Green Bay, WI.
Pours like water with added caramel dye. No head. Minimal carbonation.
Tastes like water with sweetening syrup.
Mouthfeel is similar to water with a little maple syrup in it.
Drinkable as city tap water from an old pipe.
09-19-2006 22:33:16 | More by DaPeculierDane
3.9/5 rDev +35.9%
I am quite new to the world of reviewing beers so I thought I would start with something I enjoy and can be found anywhere.
One of the most strong points about the Amber Bock is the taste. It has a decent amount of hoppiness in flavor, something I wouldn't expect from a Michelob beer.
It is a little thin for a dark lager, but it still decent.
The biggest downside to this beer is the amount of carbonation bubbles in it. Even just casually drinking it will cause a massive amount of foam to appear.
Overall, a great choice if you need something tasty.
01-03-2008 17:48:08 | More by natezero
2.73/5 rDev -4.9%
The neighbors moved and left me a case of this because they couldn't take it on the airplane. Oh well, what the hey...
Pours a dark amber with a whitish head that doesn't hang around very long. Looks a lot more like a dunkel than a bock. Aroma is of sweet malt with the same background sour-ricey note that I get from Bud.
Just as it hits the palate, it tastes a bit like a dark lager - then it all evaporates. This beer has absolutely no body. I mean, water has more body. It's like someone cut a hole out of the middle of the beer. It has a bit of the same sour/metallic tang in the finish that I get and dislike from Bud, presumably from the rice. Next time I visit my Dink Dark loving friend's house, I'm going to see what mix of Dink Dark and Mich Ultra is needed to replicate this brew.
Replace the rice with twice the amount of Munich malt and maybe they'd have something here.
03-12-2004 20:58:38 | More by sponberg
4.5/5 rDev +56.8%
friends told me to try this beer and i did and i liked it. Pretty even thick and balanced taste, not overpowering, but not at all watered down. i'm sure this would be good on tap, i'll let you know when i get a chance to try it. but you should try one and suprise yourself, maybe michelob should break off anheiser, they actually know a little about a descent beer.
07-04-2004 00:06:26 | More by twi1609372
3.38/5 rDev +17.8%
12 oz brown twist off bottle with a "Born On Date" freshness date on the neck label.
A- Thin off white lacing barely holds together, deep reddish brown hue with a good clarity.
S- Clean nose with a mild malt character ... only a hint of toasted malt, nothing like a bock IMO.
T- On the sweet side with very little depth, touch of sharpness form the carbonation and simple hop bitterness. Finishes with an odd dextrin sweetness.
M- Ample crispness, a bit of smoothness and a creamy moderate body.
D- Not a bad stepping stone beer, quite plain but quite drinkable at the same time. This beer is to AB as Killians Red is to Coors. Misleading with the whole bock thing ... I'd love to see an all-malt 6.5% abv+ version from AB.
12-15-2005 01:14:58 | More by Jason
2.48/5 rDev -13.6%
Nice looking label and packaging. Pours weak with little head. Taste is a little malty, a little like chocolate. You do get a hint of the touted "imported hops". Distinct grainy, chemical aftertaste. Finish burns going down. Overall, not a very smooth brew for an amber/bock.
03-23-2003 11:48:59 | More by Rifrafboy
2.93/5 rDev +2.1%
Pours into a Michelob glass(that came with the sampler box) a clear, copperish red/brown with a 6 second offwhite head. Lacing was patchy, but better than most Michs. As with most AB products, I can't really detect an aroma of anything, good or bad. Mouthfeel is carbonation, and that's it. Taste is light bodied, some grain apparent. A hint of caramel, and enough vague hop bitterness to balance it into one of those drinkable macros that lack any redeeming qualities, other than being something you would drink a few of, to quench your thirst. Much like drinking colored, carbonated, water, with enough alcohol to relax your bones, but not your soul, after a long day at work.
01-29-2004 00:32:41 | More by merlin48
1.2/5 rDev -58.2%
Pours a dark brown with a decent head and some lacing. Smell is of a typical macro lager, but with some roasted grain and maybe a hint of some coffee. There is maybe a little bit of coffee in the taste, hard to sense any hops even though the label suggests a perfect balance of hops, saying that this taste existed in this beer is just being nice, it just tasted so off, I expected a lot more from this. Mouthfeel was overcarbonated and on the thin side. Drinkability was awful to me, I thought at the very least this would be drinkable, but I just do not care for this, it is almost a task to finish.
01-12-2006 04:24:58 | More by badbeer
3.23/5 rDev +12.5%
Poured dark brown . Smells of slight , dark malt . Taste is pretty good , malty and fairly rich , yet fairly simple. Finish is kinda sweet. Overall a tasty and very drinkable beer from Anheuser-busch. Iv'e been to the theme park in Florida -Busch Gardens _ You can get a couple free Amber Bocks if you want. They taste alot better at the park on tap. Fresh and malty!
01-30-2006 07:05:32 | More by Byeast
3.08/5 rDev +7.3%
Serving glass: Poured from tap into Pint Glass.
Appearance: Rich amber with thin white head, very slight lacing.
Smell: Caramel and cherry, with some metallic hops.
Taste: Caramel and bready malts, just slightly sweet. Ends with a touch of spicy and metallic bitterness.
Feel: Moderate carbonation, medium lager body with clean finish.
Drinkability: Nothing exciting (and not a real Bock), but certainly drinkable and better than many BMC products.
11-30-2009 16:21:55 | More by bsp77
Michelob AmberBock from Anheuser-Busch
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