Michelob AmberBock - Anheuser-Busch

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1,662 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,662
Reviews: 673
rAvg: 2.87
pDev: 21.6%
Wants: 17
Gots: 179 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Bock |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: unclejimbay on 08-16-2001

Michelob AmberBock is brewed using 100% malt including dark-roasted black and caramel malts and all-imported hops.
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Ratings: 1,662 | Reviews: 673
Photo of jzlyo
3.01/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

A good amount of caramalt dominates the entire brew, which isn’t that bad of a thing. Among the better macros.

Photo of Beardo
2.08/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

In an airport. Not great

Photo of RaysHops
1.99/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Trying as many lagers as I can...not too impressed with this beer - well, it was only $2.00 on tap

Photo of hophead723
2.44/5  rDev -15%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Michelob is cheap swill. I am a craft beer fanatic and a hop lover. I know what to expect with this one and I will be honest.

Look: Looks identical to Coca-Cola, aside from the head which dissipates rapidly. When held to the light you see a dark amber and reddish hue.

Smell: Smells like watery malt extract.

Taste: Tastes like watery malt extract and a tiny bit of sweetness. One dimensional.

Feel: Thin and watery with a touch of carbonation.

Overall: The only reason I buy this beer occasionally is because my father used to drink it as a quick and easy standby. Michelob is cheap swill.

Photo of DevAJ
4/5  rDev +39.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this for the first time in a while a couple of days ago and I always seem to get it on tap. I had it at The Biergarten at Anheuser Busch in St. Louis (so right at the source). As stated it was on tap and served in the new Michelob AmberBock snifter glass. It was a lot better than I remembered from the previous times I've had it. It seemed pretty complex and it went very well with the brat and soft pretzel sticks I ordered.

Photo of Libeertarian
3.3/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Clear, dark or burnt orange, with weak white head. Nutty, bready aroma. Caramel, bread, toast, and sweet somewhat tart malts to the taste. Can't really sense any hops. Clean for the style. Decent level of carbonation. A crisp lager, it seems thin at first, but bubbles really thicken and smooth it out. Nothing harsh about it. Used to be one of my favorite beers, back when I didn't have much for options. Still good for what it is.

Photo of Matthew_Reynolds89
4/5  rDev +39.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

For a regular beer that does not cost much money it is one of my favorite, along with newcastle.

for when you dont want budlight but you dont have the cash for rogue or delirium.

Photo of mdv_062
3.48/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Good dark beer. I enjoyed it. Haven't tried many beers in my time but so far this is a good one to me. Smooth taste to it, dark color, felt easy going down.

Photo of Plankster01
3.6/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Alright Amber beer, I prefer fat tire.

Photo of vweaver
4.35/5  rDev +51.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

For anyone who doesn't want your typical American watered down beer, but can't appreciate a full Euro-style dark beer, this is a perfect 'tweener' beer. After I started drinking Amber Bock, I couldn't go back to the typical US beer. Is it the perfect beer? No- but if you appreciate some flavor, without the bitterness of a thick style brew, give MAB a try. One of the things I appreciate most about it is there is no nasty 'aftertaste' that lingers like most mirobrews, and even many macros. The taste when it first hits your tongue is the same all the way through after swallowing.

Photo of tharper178
1.59/5  rDev -44.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

This was not a good beer.

Photo of TopherBreski
2.98/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Surprisingly better than average boch from Michelob.

Photo of edhizdeid
2/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

No taste even on draft. Closer to brown water than beer.

Photo of pkalix
1.96/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

This stuff isterribleNasty. On draught, bland. Ugly. Stinky and smelly.

Photo of Piploop
3.3/5  rDev +15%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Good amber, worth the price.

Photo of joe12pk
3.78/5  rDev +31.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A decent bock. A higher IBU, say like a 30 or 40 would've made it much more satisfying.

Photo of The-Beav
3.02/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

friend ordered for me at the Anna Maria oyster bar, not sure if from tap or bottle. Nice color, absolutely no foam, no lacing etc. smell is pleasant enough, malty but slightly vinegar like. malty slightly fruity flavor, no hop flavors discernable at all, lightly watered down, very little carbonation. overall is an option for sure when out places that don't offer better selections, definantly drinkable, especially over some of the other ab junk.

Photo of holder1422
2.25/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Not very good. Would only drink if there was nothing else

Photo of HarpuaCritz
3.51/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Had this brew as private labeled Ug's Chug in the Florida Keys. Decent brew, but not a real reflection of a Bock

Photo of robinsonmike
5/5  rDev +74.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

No "Beer Snob" review here. Bottom line is.....you will love it. Winter time beer of choice for me. Stick to your ribs taste. Similar to a Marzen so you can drink like it's Oktoberfest all year long.

Photo of JohnnyI
3.31/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This one was a sacrificial lamb left in my beer fridge after mopping the floor with one of my friends at the poker table. Seeing as how Michelob was a gateway beer for me, (ala Killians, Heineken, etc) I had to give it a go again for nothing other than nostalgia. The bottle pours in to a fluted glass with a sudsy vanilla head atop a translucent walnut brown lager. The head settles quickly in to a thin layer of foam with an appealing collar. It has an appetizing appearance, I'll give it that. The nose is fairly subdued, with a malty smell and fruity undertones. A bit of copper-like aroma as well. It's a slightly more sophisticated fragrance than Bud. Typical AB flavor profile with a beefed up malt presence and a bit of toffee sweetness. Slight fruitiness through the middle with no discernible hop character and only a hint of any balancing bitterness. Some lingering corn flavor and only the faintest suggestion of toasted malts in the finish. This is billed as 100% malt, but the aroma/flavor certainly lead one to believe that there are some adjuncts in the mix. The mouthfeel is medium-thin, with a light, slick body. Gulpable, crisp and refreshing. An easy quaff that's pretty clean. Is it a bock? No. It's a pig with lipstick. However, just because I can pull out the common threads from lesser beers like Bud, doesn't mean that it's a bad beer. I rather enjoyed it. It's a dark American lager . Basic, but better than most beer enthusiasts would have you believe. Now, bring back that signature Michelob bottle!

Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.05/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

On tap at Santa Maria Restaurant in St. Augustine, FL.

Pours a medium brown with a foamy one inch head, and a little bit of lacing.

Smells vaguely malty and slightly metallic.

This is certainly not bad, but it does nothing absolutely to stand out. It's slightly doughy and slightly caramelly. There's a bit of a flat metallic character as well that sort of detonates the flavors into submission.

This is medium bodied, with a creamy mouthfeel, and a higher level of carbonation. It's drinkable at least.

I didn't expect much out of this, and it met those expectations.

Photo of Jobin_24
2.2/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

cheap taste, cheap price beer

Photo of SirBrandonofMaltANDHops
2.74/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Good malty beer with a little roast, chocolate & caramel.

Photo of Foyle
3.05/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass.

Appearance: pours a thin off white head that drops slowly with the mildest of lacing. Color is a clear deep amber with no visible streaming carbonation.
Aroma: very, very mild. Just a bit of breadiness and slight caramel.
Mouthfeel: mostly light, slighty sticky with a dry finish.
Flavor: roasty caramel, bread crust, a bit of raisin and cocoa, with mild lingering hop bitterness.
Overall: nice, easy drinking beer that should pair well with many foods.

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Michelob AmberBock from Anheuser-Busch
67 out of 100 based on 1,662 ratings.