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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

304 Ratings
THE BROS
64
poor

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Ratings: 304
Reviews: 153
rAvg: 2.29
pDev: 27.51%
Wants: 3
Gots: 8 | 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:
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.

(Beer added by: murphysbleachers on 01-26-2006)
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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.

JISurfer, Apr 29, 2006
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.

chilidog, Feb 14, 2006
Photo of dmowen
3.03/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

Pours into the glass a fairly decent amber color with a small head that dissappers very quickly, not much lacing either .Hard to detect much of a smell. Taste isn't bad and goes down fairly well.
I like the 5% alcohol ; not bad for a light beer. What I didn't like
was the mouth-feel; A fizzy almost soda-pop feel. For that reason
I problely won't buy again.

dmowen, Feb 12, 2006
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.

jettjon, Aug 03, 2006
Photo of Plantinau
3/5  rDev +31%

Plantinau, Feb 08, 2012
Photo of jheezee
3/5  rDev +31%

jheezee, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of PBelt71
3/5  rDev +31%

PBelt71, Aug 17, 2013
Photo of PaBeerLover
3/5  rDev +31%

PaBeerLover, Dec 09, 2011
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

jsh420, Sep 07, 2009
Photo of plaid75
3/5  rDev +31%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured a medium copper hue with a half finger foamy white head. There was decent retention and little lacing.

The smell featured a very light and slightly sweet grain with a smattering of noble hop.

The taste was very light througout with a mild grainy and adjunct sweetness. A suprising doughy and slightly nutty finish.

The mouthfeel was thin with a dry finish.

Overall a low carb beer. That's it. Maybe a little flavor thrown in, but thats it. It is what it is.

plaid75, Mar 22, 2007
Photo of mooseisloose
3/5  rDev +31%
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.

mooseisloose, May 09, 2009
Photo of CGMLS3
3/5  rDev +31%

CGMLS3, Jul 14, 2013
Photo of WeisenForEisen
3/5  rDev +31%

WeisenForEisen, Aug 17, 2013
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!!

matty, Feb 24, 2008
Photo of AmberAleAmy
3/5  rDev +31%

AmberAleAmy, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of joshlindquist
3/5  rDev +31%

joshlindquist, Jan 06, 2012
Photo of Grand-Raggedy
3/5  rDev +31%

Grand-Raggedy, Jul 04, 2014
Photo of Florida_guy03
3/5  rDev +31%

Florida_guy03, Jul 31, 2013
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3/5  rDev +31%

andrewjraab, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of heytomcat
3/5  rDev +31%

heytomcat, Aug 22, 2013
Photo of panther_5115
3/5  rDev +31%

panther_5115, Jan 11, 2013
Photo of olbubba
3/5  rDev +31%

olbubba, Apr 27, 2012
Photo of badmotorgrunge
3/5  rDev +31%

badmotorgrunge, May 21, 2014
Photo of ordybill
2.98/5  rDev +30.1%
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.

ordybill, Jul 10, 2014
Photo of KI9A
2.98/5  rDev +30.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Saw this in a light beer "shootout", in a another mag. It won over Sam Adams, Becks, Amstel, and Heinie light. So, figured I'd give it a shot.

Poured from bottle, light amber, average head.

Aroma: Not much, typical macro grainy.

Taste: Was ready to bolt away from it, but, actually kinda liked it. Like a light bock beer. Almost. Macro-grains were detected, and even a bit of a toasted malt. Left my mouth dry, but, not offensive.

Almost a little confused when I took notes for the review. I kinda liked it, but kinda didn't like it..if thats possible. Might try it this summer, out on a lawnchair, in the sun.

KI9A, Feb 03, 2008
Michelob Ultra Amber from Anheuser-Busch
56 out of 100 based on 304 ratings.