Michelob AmberBock - Anheuser-Busch
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3.48/5 rDev +21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Poured from 12oz bottle into shaker pint.
Bottle dated 11230 (230th day of 2011)
Aroma: Very light and sweet. Some freshly-cut red delicious apple, carmelized sugar, a hint of coconut (which was a surprise), and a very light noble hop note.
Appearance: Nice 1.5 finger off-white head stays around a little while, and leaves decent lacing. Body of the beer is, well, amber. One of my favorite things about A-B beers is the clarity-- crystal clear!
Flavor: A combination of toffee and the sweetness that you get when you bite into a red delicious apple. I know an apple note can sometimes point to a diacetyl issue, but I don't think this is the case here. This beer has more of a floral/fruity apple note as opposed to a tart green apple flavor. Bitterness is just enough to provide balance to the sweetness. Again, a light noble hop note at end, and then a crisp finish. I noted the excellent clarity above, but I fear that the filtering used to accomplish this has also stripped away some of the positive flavor attributes...
Mouthfeel: Medium-high carbonation. Probably a bit on the high side for a bock. Body is medium light, which is probably low for the style.
Overall: Definitely a highly-sessionable brew that goes very well with food. Ironically, I used to think of this one as a heavier beer, but now comes across as being a bit on the watery side. Nonetheless, this one's always good in a pinch, and is one of my favorite A-B offerings.
Serving type: bottle
10-29-2011 19:20:54 | More by mdvatab
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