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Michelob Ultra Amber - Anheuser-Busch

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Michelob Ultra AmberMichelob Ultra Amber

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BA SCORE
56
awful

320 Ratings
THE BROS
64
poor

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Ratings: 320
Reviews: 158
rAvg: 2.29
pDev: 27.07%
Wants: 4
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Anheuser-Busch visit their website
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: 320 | Reviews: 158
Photo of JamesHenjum
3.06/5  rDev +33.6%
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 ordybill
3.05/5  rDev +33.2%
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 JISurfer
3.05/5  rDev +33.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

I'm kind of torn on this one. It's a low carb brew that enters the realm of something different than just "beer flavor". For that, I give 'em mad props, for atleast trying it. Sure, it's not some super-dee-duper awesome brew or anything, but for what it is, I think it's ok. It's refreshing and goes down easy, which is what a very light beer should be. Ofcourse, I think they did this one a bit too conservatively, so it really doesn't have a chance to "offend" anyone. Overall, it's an ok brew. Something I'll enjoy plenty of during the summer months.

Photo of chilidog
3.05/5  rDev +33.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

I picked up a six as they arrived in my area. The six was alittle harder to track down that first week as most spots got an opening order of two twelve pk cases.
It poured a fairly nice, clear amber. Carbonation still fizzed abit, but not as much so as the gold Ultra. After the fair pour, the fizz settles and a steady, half inch, off white head remains. Lace, not much at all. The aroma, not much at all of that either besides alittle caramelized malt.
The taste was of malts, caramel and toast. Alittle hop gives alittle help and balance. The taste also holds that Anheuser-rice taste that goes thru the beers.
Over-all, this beer should do ok for them. I would Never order an Ultra, but thisone I could see myself ordering if the choice was slim and thisone stood out.

Photo of mooseisloose
3.03/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Saw this and was intrigued, I've had watery brew before (ultra), but amber watery brew may be different. Plus the temps are climbing and a good refresher is always needed. First off looking at the carbs it actually has about 50% more than Ultra, hmmm interesting. Smells like an amber brew, not outstandingly but it's there. Pours to an light amber color with a nice head. Taste is thin but does have hints of an amber brew with a slight maltiness and a mild twang of hops. Carbonation isn't too high but due to the lack of backbone does override the flavor. This is definitely not a connoisseur's beer. But I doubt any connoisseur is going to buy a self proclaimed low carb brew. It is what it is. I rate it what it proclaims to be, not even next to one of my red ale homebrews. For wicked hot weather working outside, this would be tough to top. Although at 5% AC I wouldn't be wielding a chainsaw.

Photo of thecarster1
3.03/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

a- bottle poured into a pint, super clear amber color, one finger bubbly head that didn't last long, minimal lacing.

s- not much of a smell at all, little malt, little skunky lager smell.

t- more presence than i thought for it being an ultra, nice amount of malt, little sweetness, no hops that i could really pick up, overall really mild.

m- little thin, bubbly.

d- pretty drinkable, it's tastier than i thought, but by no means 'tasty' by my normal standards, i would drink again as a light lager, it's much better than the light adjuncts.

Photo of jettjon
3.03/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Into the pilsner, a vigorous pour yields a puffy light tan colored head that visibly fades at a rapid rate down to minimal sheeting and a bit of lacing. Appears a medium dark, very red transparent color with many tiny bubbles coruscating. There’s not much on the nose, even when it warms up (not recommended), just a pleasant malty scent without the expected cheap malt liquor/adjunct smells one might expect. Taste is dominated by average malt (not sweet or caramelized). Tastes much like an average, moderately malty macro, but a bit thinner. Finishes on a dry, malty note. Mouth is bubbly and refreshing, watery, but not too thin. Drinkability is not bad, though in my opinion, the only purpose of ultra-light beers such as Mich Ultra is for people to have something in their hands at bars and parties.

Overall: A lot better than I expected. Not good, but not bad, either.

Photo of Plantinau
3/5  rDev +31%

Photo of jheezee
3/5  rDev +31%

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3/5  rDev +31%

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3/5  rDev +31%

Photo of jsh420
3/5  rDev +31%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

pours clear amber gold with a 2+ finger head that fades fast and left no lacing

smells like a sweet toasty macro

taste is sweet yet has some roasted notes - leaves a bad macro aftertaste

mouthfeel is thin but not overly carbonated like most light macros

drinkability is ok - if you are watching your carbs this might be the beer for you

Photo of CGMLS3
3/5  rDev +31%

Photo of WeisenForEisen
3/5  rDev +31%

Photo of matty
3/5  rDev +31%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Amber colored beer with quickly fading foam head.Aroma and taste are your typical corn or cooked veggies macro that has been waterd down to make it a light beer.With that being said it was fresh and enjoyable.I would definetly prefer this to any micro on a hot day or family barbeque.It is just as advertised a light low calories beer!!

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3/5  rDev +31%

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3/5  rDev +31%

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3/5  rDev +31%

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3/5  rDev +31%

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3/5  rDev +31%

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3/5  rDev +31%

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3/5  rDev +31%

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3/5  rDev +31%

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3/5  rDev +31%

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3/5  rDev +31%

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Michelob Ultra Amber from Anheuser-Busch
56 out of 100 based on 320 ratings.