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Michelob Ultra Amber - Anheuser-Busch

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56
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328 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 328
Reviews: 161
rAvg: 2.3
pDev: 26.96%
Wants: 3
Gots: 21 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Light Lager |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: murphysbleachers on 01-26-2006

Brewed using the finest two-row and dark-roasted specialty malts for color, and a blend of imported and premium United States-grown noble aroma hops for balance and flavor.
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Ratings: 328 | Reviews: 161
Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.59/5  rDev +56.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 5

I'll unashamedly admit it : I am a fan of Michelob. I like Michelob products and even their "Ultra" offering. I am on a low carb and low yeast diet to dispel a small yeast infection in my gut so I'm stuck with beers like this for a little while.

Appearance : Initially pours a two fingered head, very fluffy and frothy. Within a minute's time the head evaporates into a tiny ring. The body is mostly transparent, and the color of brackish water. Slightly copper, like a glass that has had old pennies sitting in it for a day. Not the best start.

Aroma : It smells mostly like Michelob Ultra with some lightly roasted grain. There's rice, barley, banana, and toasted malt, a caramel sticky-bun sweetness, and very faint grassy hop aroma.

Flavor : The dry, grassy, pasty character comes out immediately - typical Mich Ultra characteristics. Cooked rice, faint caramel, toffee, and a slight nuttiness. These are all in the midst of a rather washed out profile, but its all there.

Mouthfeel : Very fizzy to start, and then washes out a bit and ends slightly parched. I can feel a tender dryness attacking the sides of my mouth as it settles.

Overall : Nobody really goes into detail drinking these things. I mean they're meant as a low carb, low calorie option when necessary and for that reason I really must commend Michelob. Crafts are great until you get some unfortunate events that take away those joys for a little while - and thank God for products like these that still allow me to drink beer once in awhile. Thus the '5' overall.

Photo of hardy008
1.9/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Nothing too exciting here, it was about what I expected.

Photo of nicholas2121
3.33/5  rDev +44.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Michelob Ultra Amber brewed by Anheuser-Busch, with an ABV of 4.00% This brew pours out a deep amber color, with a nice white head. The color is darker than what I was expecting, not saying that is a bad thing. Ultra Amber smell is light with grains and malts. There is a faint hit of hops, and sweetness in this brew. The taste of Michelob Ultra Amber is light and smooth, you pick up hits of grains and malts. The mouthfeel of Michelob Ultra Amber is smooth clean and refreshing. Not much too this brew, not saying that is a bad thing. There is nothing overpowering about this brew. Michelob Ultra Amber is a nice smooth drinking brew, it is what it is a light brew. Overall I'm giving Michelob Ultra Amber a 3.5 out of 5. I would buy this brew again.

Photo of RonaldTheriot
2.75/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Michelob Ultra Amber has a medium, off-white head, a clear, bubbly, amber appearance, and a few lacing streaks left behind on the glass. The aroma is weak, but mild, sweet roastiness and faint grain can be detected. Taste is also thin, but generalized grain, a ghost of caramel, and the ever so slightest breath of hop bitterness is present. Mouthfeel is light and watery, and Michelob Ultra Amber finishes crisp, clean, and refreshing. It’s pretty dull.

RJT

Photo of BeerWithMike
2.95/5  rDev +28.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Sampled this evening on 12/29/14. I had different Michelob's before but not sure about this one. Well, it here it is. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a vintage 'Michelob' thump-print goblet glass.

Pours a lighter to medium amber in color with a thin white cap that settles down to just a ring around the glass. Not much lacing is seen, just a couple of very light spots. The aroma isn't really all that much, just a hint of roasted malts and caramel. Pretty much is said for the taste. Actually isn't all that bad and probbaly the best of the 'Ultra' Micks. Lighter-bodied with decent carbonation. It's drinkable but that is about all I am going to go with.

Photo of chinchill
2.2/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Fresh 12oz bottle.

Pale light-medium amber, light for an amber but then this is a light beer. Large fizzy head soon reduces to a ring.

Smells like a mix of hops and dirt. To be fair it does smell like some English hops, but not appealing. The flavor is better but, of course, very light and mild. ... make that very, very light.

Feel: Exceptionally light and watery body. Crisp, medium carbonation.

Photo of KYGunner
2.48/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

There's nothing offensive about this, it's a slightly flavored beer with low alcohol and a very thin feel. I detect a touch of barley malt, caramel, and roasted nut swimming in a pool of water. If I want to drink light and get a buzz and a bit of flavor this would be a go to.

Photo of juand
1.25/5  rDev -45.7%

i guess if you want to get a buzz, and you must drink "beer" to do it, and this is the only beer available then OK, drink it up. My son had a sip and suggested that it was the "idea of the taste of beer, with fizzy water added and left in the frig. That about summed it up for me.

Not even good for a knock back after mowing the lawn on a hot summers afternoon. Does this mean I'll have to pour the rest of the 12 pack down the drain. #$@%

Photo of InstantBeer
4/5  rDev +73.9%

Its good sometimes. better than keystone or Busch

Photo of ordybill
3.05/5  rDev +32.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

this beer had a slight carbonated feel to it. Not especially strong taste wise and I consider this a party beer where quantity wins out. I would definitely drink it again especially on a hot southern summer day. Appearance was of good color and it had a nice aroma that was not off the mark from its taste.

Photo of Darkmagus82
2.33/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a light amber color with a one finger head of white foam. The fizzy head fades almost instantly leaving almost no lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is light overall with it consisting of a mix of caramel with notes of graininess. Along with these smells is a faint whiff of a grassy smell and a bit of fruit.

Taste – The taste begins with a very watery flavor with just a hint of a grain and roasted malt. Upfront there is very little sweetness, but as the taste advances a lighter corn sweetness with a hint of caramel comes to the tongue. A very light herbal flavor and some tastes of paper come to the tongue at the very end of the taste, leaving a rather thin and weak amber flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is super thin with a carbonation level that is average. While the thin body is quite expected, a bit higher of carbonation would have been more fitting for the style, creating a more refreshing feel overall.

Overall – Don’t expect too much here. But really should you really be expecting tons with a “ultra” low cal beer?

Photo of Zormac
2.6/5  rDev +13%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The look was typical of a Michelob beer which is ok, poor was a light white head that was gone as quickly as it came the color was a bit pale compared to that of other amber beer taste was over powered by carbonation but after wasn't bad. not to much to say about this beer other than it would be a good crisp beer on a hot day with a decent taste. I would buy it again for that reason only.

Photo of rfgetz
2.53/5  rDev +10%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Light golden amber in color, clean and clear, moderate cap of bone white froth - so far so good. Scent pale and non-existent, only positive is no off-notes. Same with taste, pale and faint, hint of malt that is neither sweet or toasted, no off notes. Light bodied, bubbly. Nothing much going on here, but id take it over any other BMC Light product as it didnt have much in the way of off-notes.

Photo of Bierwolf
1.86/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

12 ounce bottles poured into a pilsener glass.

Appearance: It is supposed to be a "Light" amber but it is light for an amber but dark for a light lager.1 finger of dull white fizzy foam thinning to a film in about 1 minute. Clear and clean with some nice carbonation bubbles.

Smell: At serving temperature there was really no aroma. After warming up after about 20 minutes I could detect a wet grainy aroma.

Taste: Smooth with a dry finish that did not linger. No hop flavor. If anything a low malt taste.

Mouth Feel: Not as thin as your typical light lager but thin none the less. Nice carbonic sting as it comes on quietly.

Over all: Been there, done that. Moving on now.

Photo of tdm168
2.26/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A - clear, see-through copper with a short-lived, fizzy white head

S - grainy, sweet

T - grains, caramel, sweet, metallic aftertaste

M - sticky, light bodied, crisp, overcarbonated

This is an incredibly light beer with little flavor. It's crisp and very easy to drink as is expected. The off notes are enough to ruin this one. I won't buy it again.

Photo of JamesHenjum
3.06/5  rDev +33%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: The beer looks really nice. It's a beautiful see through amber that glows. There is pretty good lacing too.

S: A bit malty, but a strong lemon smell overall.

T: This is a tough one. On one hand you don't get much flavor at all, but that should be expected with this type of light beer. On the other hand the taste you do get is very nice spicy bread. Malty and sweet. Spice on the end is very subtle, with no bitterness.

M: It was wet and refreshing, but out of the bottle, the high carbonation ruins the beer more so than any beer I have had. Much smoother in a glass.

O: This is a great light beer. From now on, it is my go to light beer. While it does have less flavor than other light beers like Bud, Miller, and Coors light, the flavor that is there is far superior.

Photo of JackMatthew
2.26/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Not as tasty as the original Michelob Ultra. In fact, you cannot taste any malt or barley at all in this. It really just tastes like water and weak hops. The flavor is not too offensives, but it doesn't have the fresh, clean flavor of Michelob Ultra. It tastes a little stale.

Photo of JohnnyMc
1/5  rDev -56.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

The taste is very much the same bland experience that defines Michelob Ultra, except with Amber there is a bit of a darker and sweeter flavor subtly behind the "trademark" Michelob taste. This makes for a slightly fuller tasting beer.

I would not suggest drinking this unless there were no other options available. Not the worst beer in the world, but not good.

Photo of mikeg67
1.43/5  rDev -37.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

12 oz bottle. Pours amber with some white head and a soda like carbonation and not much lacing. Nose is similar to lemonade. Body is thin and watery. Taste includes some sweetness followed by an abrupt dryness, there is a slight hint of hops. Nice sinkhole beer.

Photo of TippySelenoid
2.72/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a mug.

A copper color with ridiculous clarity. A ring of white head.

A faint smell of cereal/adjunct.

It tastes like clean drinking. There's not much there. A bit of hops and a bit of malty sweetness.

Feels almost like a soda.

This is perfect for filler. Nothing to love or hate.

Photo of Beastdog75
1.83/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Michelob Ultra is the beer to blame for the whole "low-carb beer" fad, and has ushered in an era of beers that are even lighter in flavor than light beers. I supposed Ultra Amber is an effort to beef up a low carb beer and show that not all low carb beers have to be extremely pale and flavorless, but in the end this beer falls in line with the rest of its flavorless brethren.

Michelob Ultra Amber pours a color that is more golden than amber (almost like a regular pils color). About a finger and a half of foam forms and fizzes out rather quickly. The aroma contains a light husky smells that seems indigenous to Anheuser-Busch's light beers, along with some light graininess and some light fruity/floral note. The mouthfeel is very fizzy and hinders the enjoyment level of this beer. As for the taste, the beer is quite lacking. Some light grains are detectable, and a dry fruity taste is somewhat noticeable. There seems to be a bit of seltzer water flavor present as well, but overall the flavor is much akin to drinking water. The finish is mostly clean save for some dryness and very light graininess and the beer contains no alcoholic warmth.

I guess this is better than regular Michelob Ultra, but there really isn't anything here that would make it worth drinking again.

Photo of justinjj1280
2.25/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Picked this up as a single at Kroger as part of a "make your own sampler" deal. I guess I was intrigued to see what it would be like. I already had several beers in my sampler that I knew would be good, so this was sort of a throwaway curiosity pick.

Pours what I would call more of an orange or a very light amber, with a foamy head that dissipates quickly. The lacing doesn't stick.

Crisp and clean in the mouth, but also watery. Very faint malt flavor, and a finish of leftover grains.

Really no reason to try this if you like the taste of beer. It's more something to guzzle down thoughtlessly. My advice: Cut your carbs elsewhere, and indulge in a decent brew from time to time. I moved on from this one very quickly, and won't look back.

Interesting sidenote: I offered a taste to someone who only drinks light, just as a test, not telling her what it was. She usually hates the beers I drink, but she liked this one.

Photo of AdamBear
2.4/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A-transparent dirty gold. no head. lots of fast moving bubbles.

S-faint smell of sweet honey.

T-comes in with a watery taste of sweet honey. it ends with a watery taste of honey and biscuits. tastes like a watered down budweiser.

M-medium carbonation with a watery finish

O-very crisp beer, but if you don't focus on the taste, you'll quickly forget it has one. there are no real negative qualities other than an overall lack of flavor, but it is very, very easy to drink.

Photo of ForWhatAlesYou
2.52/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Review #150
12 oz bottle into a pint glass

A: Completely clear, barely amber in color. Pours a thick white head that falls quickly.

S: Sweet malts. A little fruitiness.

T: Light. A little bland with a pretty basic malt profile. If I stretched I could maybe sense a little banana and other fruit. A little pretzel in the malt. Not at all impressive, but not at all offensive.

M: Highly carbonated, only a little thicker than the average light American lager (aka "water").

D: Better than most of the light crap out there but in no way a worthy beer.

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
2.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Faint amber appearance, a little watered down, lots of clarity, just wasn't impressed by amber ale appearance standards, but the head was ample. Faint sweet malt and corn aroma.

Taste was thin, even though I wasn't expecting it to be chewy by any means. Light corn and caramel taste, thin seems to be the operative word in this review. But its a light beer, and for the weird dichotomy of drinking beer and counting calories, this is one of the dare I say superior choices in such a conundrum. I don't see why they can't have hops in the beer though, I mean, those aren't going to add caloricly speaking, I think.

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Michelob Ultra Amber from Anheuser-Busch
56 out of 100 based on 328 ratings.