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Michelob AmberBock - Anheuser-Busch

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1,512 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,512
Reviews: 644
rAvg: 2.86
pDev: 21.68%
Wants: 10
Gots: 67 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Anheuser-Busch visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Bock |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Michelob AmberBock is brewed using 100% malt including dark-roasted black and caramel malts and all-imported hops.

(Beer added by: unclejimbay on 08-16-2001)
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2.5/5  rDev -12.6%

NateMac13, Aug 17, 2012
Photo of metter98
2.5/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A: The beer is crystal clear amber in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head that died down but consistently left patches of bubbles covering the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: There are light aromas of caramel malts in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste has flavors of caramel malts along with a hint of malty sweetness.
M: It feels light-bodied and a bit thin on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is a lot lighter in body compared to other beers in the style, making it easier to drink for people that are used to drinking American Adjunct Lagers and Light Lagers.

metter98, Aug 16, 2012
Photo of WaterCzar
2.75/5  rDev -3.8%

WaterCzar, Aug 12, 2012
Photo of GntSquid
2/5  rDev -30.1%

GntSquid, Aug 11, 2012
Photo of Treyliff
2.38/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

A- pours a dark copper, cola like color with a good size foamy white head that reduces to a small layer, no lacing.

S- not much at all, a bit of faint sweet malt.

T- similar to smell, a bit of sweet malt, no hops traceable, seltzer water.

M- medium body and high carbonation. Too much carbonation for me, finishes a bit slick.

O- the color of this beer is very deceiving. You expect it to have a nice malty character, that is not the case. Another example of a watered down Michelob product from AB.

Treyliff, Aug 10, 2012
Photo of Brutesling57
3.75/5  rDev +31.1%

Brutesling57, Aug 08, 2012
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2/5  rDev -30.1%

M_Burkey, Aug 06, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Pops, Aug 06, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +13.6%

bsuedekum, Aug 05, 2012
Photo of MikieV
2.35/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

OK. Having sampled around 250 different beers, I'm learning more and more every day. We all see, smell and taste differently. That being said...
From draft at the local casino;
Pours a nice deep dark amber like a good bock should.
Decent tan head like a good bock should have.
But that is.where the good characteristics ended for me.
Smells malty and sweet but stale.
Tastes like it smells. Malts, sweet caramel, but a dry stale flavor ruins it for me. While cold it seems too sweet for this style of beer. As it warms, the stale cardboard flavor overpowers the flavor making it difficult to finish. This is nothing like Celebrator or even old reliable Shinerbock. I guess I would drink it in a pinch, but I find it fair at best.
Unlike prev. Review, I cant find even the slightest resembelance to Guinness Extra Stout, or anything else.

MikieV, Aug 05, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Doyle, Aug 05, 2012
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5/5  rDev +74.8%

TheAdamConners, Aug 03, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +13.6%

kobeer, Jul 30, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +31.1%

Rickstar, Jul 30, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -3.8%

OBMM1, Jul 28, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -3.8%

ElCamino13, Jul 27, 2012
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3/5  rDev +4.9%

Jemenhiser, Jul 24, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Stinger80OH, Jul 22, 2012
Photo of JamesHenjum
3.73/5  rDev +30.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This review was made after Michelob turned this beer into a craft, non-adjunct lager.

A: Very dark brown, yet see through. White head.

S: Roasted malts all day long.

T: Almost Guinness extra stout like in taste. A lot of roasted flavors but much more watered down. But it is watered down in a good way. It keeps it unoffensive and keeps away the bitterness. Pretty smooth and very good tasting.

M: Kind of creamy but still fizzy and lager like. Kind of a coffee/chocolatey aftertaste.

O: I liked this beer a lot. Good with food, but not so much a session beer, though it could be done. For the price it can't be beat.

JamesHenjum, Jul 20, 2012
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2/5  rDev -30.1%

brewcrew12, Jul 15, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -12.6%

fatbatcat, Jul 15, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +13.6%

ssjkyle, Jul 14, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -3.8%

jjauga, Jul 13, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Theheroguy, Jul 13, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +22.4%

rolltide8425, Jul 11, 2012
Michelob AmberBock from Anheuser-Busch
67 out of 100 based on 1,512 ratings.