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Michelob Ultra Amber - Anheuser-Busch

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Michelob Ultra AmberMichelob Ultra Amber

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283 Ratings

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Ratings: 283
Reviews: 152
rAvg: 2.31
pDev: 26.84%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | 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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1.5/5  rDev -35.1%

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1.5/5  rDev -35.1%

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1.5/5  rDev -35.1%

01-11-2012 22:02:53 | More by bonbini26
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1.5/5  rDev -35.1%

01-12-2012 15:53:38 | More by ZPB
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1.5/5  rDev -35.1%

04-20-2012 05:38:09 | More by keepitsimple1990
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1.5/5  rDev -35.1%

09-03-2012 02:21:54 | More by tfsimpkins
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1.5/5  rDev -35.1%

02-12-2012 02:13:46 | More by dugly2ugly
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South Carolina

1.5/5  rDev -35.1%

12-31-2011 02:51:01 | More by buckyp
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1.5/5  rDev -35.1%

06-02-2014 02:54:51 | More by wrightst
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1.5/5  rDev -35.1%

03-22-2013 22:42:08 | More by Herky21
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1.5/5  rDev -35.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Dad handed me a bottle, so what are you gonna do. The beer is a clear golden color with a compact white head that gives up the ghost quickly. Minimal lacing. Faint grainy malt aroma. Light seltzer water body with light grain and malt flavors. The finish is absolutely flavorless unless you call bubbles a flavor. Truly a beer for people who do not like beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2008 17:11:49 | More by Dogbrick
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1.58/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Appearance - Light orange. Clear. Fast dissipating white head. Very bubbly.

Smell - Very sweet macro scent. Surprisingly stronger than many macro-lights, but no more appealing.

Taste - Begins with a light sweetness. Fades into nothing. No hint of hops. Flavor is very light, watered-down - nearly a seltzer water. The flavor, such as there is, is relatively inoffensive.

Mouthfeel - Watery. Stingingly carbonated. Crisp.

Drinkability - Who are they fooling? This is Michelob Ultra with a little added coloring agent. Don't waste your time or money.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2008 04:23:37 | More by scaliasux
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1.58/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Okay-- I felt an obligation to force myself to try this "upscale-looking" offering from the makers of Budweiser, despite my religion. I had high hopes-- a new US competitor to Killians, possiblly?


The head-- foamy and bubbly but more like dirty dish-water.

Appearance-- something like Budweiser after someone cut their finger and quickly put it into the glass of beer to sanitize it.

Smell-- cleaned out the nasal hair problem.

Taste-- first impression was that someone had suddenly hosed my mouth out with concrete-cleaning solution. Then my throat became instantly sore, like I was getting sick from a virus. I wasn't. It was just this beer.

Taste 2-- okay, searching for qualities and characteristics and subtle traits--- still searching.... still searching... "none." Something like ... what I described, in "Appearance," above.

I let it set for a little while, thinking that just MAYBE, after all of the zealous CO-2 overdose subsided, it might show some character. I returned a little while later. The head had subsided. Now it looked more like globs of white mold floating on the surface.

Taste 3-- like old beer with (see above-- globs of white mold floating on the surface).

I tried the smell again. Hints of Diet Hawaiian Punch.

Congratulations, Michelob / Anheuser-Busch, you have succeeded in making a beer that is not only worse than Budweiser, but FAR worse.

I'll see if maybe later, I can come up with more constructive critiques and comments-- once I'm back from the E.R.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2006 02:49:45 | More by therica
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1.58/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Oh wow, the best thing about this one was the nicely packaged bottle with a date of 1/26/06. After that – downhill we go. Yep, looks like seltzer water with brown coloring added to it. Absolutely no aroma at all. Very close to tasteless, but I did pick up some pathetic hints of a sweet malt – it may have been artificial flavoring added.

This seltzer water somehow had a 5% abv, it was made to give a buzz to the <active people> w/o having to actually drink anything. Thank God it was a freebie, I can't imagine paying hard earned cash for this crap.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2006 14:35:58 | More by Vancer
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North Carolina

1.63/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Had a few sips from a friends glass at a cardgame. Light amber color with a sizzling white head that retains like Diet Coke.

Aroma is that of a standard crappy light beer with some sweet malts added.

Flavor is basically the same, very light flavor, with a stepped up notion of roasty malt. Better than Coors Light or something like that, but by no means does this classify as something desirable or drinkable.

Razor thin body with soda-like carbonation and a watery mouthfeel. Gross.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2006 22:32:33 | More by AlexJ
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1.65/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Michelob Ultra Amber is a light beer in every sense. It pours to a very light amber/golden color and produces a very slight head of foam that collapses into nothing within seconds. The aroma of this beer isn't too bad, even though it is also light. It offers a certain honey- like scent along with some sweetness.

Taste- wise, Michelob Ultra Amber falls way short of my minimum expectations. It offers a light taste that combines some very faint caramel notes and generic grains, with almost no hop character. The body is thin and there is a little too much carbonation action taking place. There is also a metallic- like flavor that greets the palate in the middle of the tasting and carries through to the finish.

Michelob Ultra Amber is very lacking in taste, very light in body, and very dull and lifeless overall. I actually like some of the Michelob specialty brews and I was hoping that Ultra Amber would be a decent beer. But unfortunately, this is a light beer in the truest sense, with little body and taste and little or nothing in its composition that is noteworthy or memorable.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2008 19:02:51 | More by BryanCarey
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1.7/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Ran out of beer at Dad's, he had some of this left over. Cringing I grabbed on for the experience and he laughed at me. This looked fine except it was watery and the bubbles made the head look like soda. It smelled like a light lager with a touch of extra toasty malt, but it still had that stale cooked corn smell. The taste was sex in a canoe. Carbonated water with a splash of coloring and flavor additives. You could drink this but it doesn't mean you should.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2006 15:26:53 | More by Higravity
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West Virginia

1.75/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Hanging at a bar in Weirton what are you going to order to drink? Well I went with the beer that at least I could get a review on, even if it's an Ultra low carb amber. Appears Caramel amber with a white frothy head leaves scattered thin lace. Aroma is slightly toasted malt touch of caramel mild creamy note touch of generic hop profile. Taste is ultra light on flavor with a weird sweetness and clean low hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is once again ultra light airy with artificial infused carbonation. Drinkability well, I can't taste my beer it's alright I was just giving it a shot but more of the same shite from the big boys.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2006 19:16:32 | More by WVbeergeek
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1.75/5  rDev -24.2%

01-11-2012 20:24:34 | More by khargro2
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1.75/5  rDev -24.2%

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1.75/5  rDev -24.2%

01-05-2014 04:02:35 | More by DaCoach81
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1.75/5  rDev -24.2%

06-07-2014 17:19:56 | More by TX-Badger
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North Carolina

1.78/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

I promise you my wife just had to buy this tonight. What the heck, it looked actually pretty good. Very clear and crisp with lots of carbonation and thin lacing. And then down hill . . . a little taste of grassy hops that made it difficult to finish even the smallest portion. After just making a pretty good Fat Tire amber clone in my homebrew, this one may look better, but that's all.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2006 23:53:18 | More by Backer2004
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New Jersey

1.78/5  rDev -22.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2011 18:08:39 | More by Beastdog75
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1.78/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Michelob Ultra Amber pours a dark honey color with a white head from a brown twelve ounce bottle. Smells like adjunct, mild in general. Very watery mouthfeel, some metallic notes at the end. This stuff hardly tastes like anything. I think I'd rather drink water. Not recommended.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2006 01:26:55 | More by Drew966
Michelob Ultra Amber from Anheuser-Busch
57 out of 100 based on 283 ratings.