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Michelob Ultra Amber - Anheuser-Busch

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Michelob Ultra AmberMichelob Ultra Amber

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BA SCORE
57
awful

291 Ratings
THE BROS
64
poor

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Ratings: 291
Reviews: 152
rAvg: 2.3
pDev: 26.96%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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tone77

Pennsylvania

2.7/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a light brown color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, some faint malts. Taste is also mild, some malts, a touch of bitterness, nothing special but not the worst light beer I have tasted. Feels light in the mouth and has average drinkability. Overall not that bad as far as light beers go.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2011 16:37:14 | More by tone77
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ZAP

Minnesota

2.65/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Positives:

-Looks good....nice clean amber color

-For a light beer it has a mild grainy/malt flavor..also a hint of Mich Amber Bock like sweetness

-Body is better than some light beers. This doesn't feel watery.

Negatives:

-Too much head on the pour.

-Very mild aroma to this....some mild graininess and that Mich Amber Bock sticky sweetness... but its like

-Not a good finish....almost an artificial like finish if that makes sense..

Overall-

Middle of the road light beer....Certainly not at the level of the SA light but this "amber" does have more taste than the regular ultra. But, it is still not as flavorful as I was hoping for. Would consider buying again...

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2007 04:24:12 | More by ZAP
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wrightst

Maryland

1.5/5  rDev -34.8%

06-02-2014 02:54:51 | More by wrightst
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

2/5  rDev -13%

08-04-2013 08:56:24 | More by Cynic-ale
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DmanGTR

Florida

2/5  rDev -13%

02-10-2013 16:30:07 | More by DmanGTR
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clayrock81

Virginia

2.8/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

The bottle is pretty much the same color as the beer w/ a cheesy clear decal. Don't bother pouring into a glass, but if you do, hold the dark, amber beer to the light and watch it pass through like a glass w/ coke and ice. I am generous with the taste rating, as if you compared this to most dark beers it would finish last in a contest. But, the little taste of anything it offers (there is some malt in there) is smooth and leaves no aftertaste. Honestly, a decent choice for dollar draft night or if you're watching the game and want a few. Its best aspect is the very low cal and fat content, so if you're like me and on a diet a couple of these every now and then don't hurt at all.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2007 22:01:19 | More by clayrock81
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rfgetz

New Jersey

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2013 16:18:15 | More by rfgetz
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

1.38/5  rDev -40%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Poured into a 12oz glass and was in no danger of spilling a drop. Theres virtually no head, and anything that did form, was gone after I blinked. I wouldn't call the color amber...if anything is was a slightly darker shade of normal FYB. Smell was tinny and metallic with some sort of malt-like smell. This tasted awful, like stagnant carbonated water. Has the feel too of water...I'd rather drink water. You can chug this, which is the only reason it didn't get a 1....but why would you want to?!?!?! Maybe my girlfriends dad will drink the rest of the sixer....

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2010 16:02:38 | More by EgadBananas
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jophish17

Georgia

1/5  rDev -56.5%

12-24-2011 15:30:26 | More by jophish17
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BGsWo22

New York

1/5  rDev -56.5%

05-29-2014 13:32:33 | More by BGsWo22
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Vancer

Illinois

1.58/5  rDev -31.3%
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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Darkmagus82

Virginia

2.3/5  rDev 0%
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?

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2014 00:49:09 | More by Darkmagus82
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smartassboiler

Illinois

1/5  rDev -56.5%

04-10-2012 21:13:46 | More by smartassboiler
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Reidrover

Oregon

2.65/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

light amber in appearance, with a strange orange tinge, makes it look like liquid rust for some reason. Small bubbly white head. Quite a fruity/sweet malty aroma, not that bad considering the source. In taste it is sweet, highly carbonated, slight beer taste, very soda-like in mant aspects reminds me of the cans of "Bass Shandy" i used to get as a kid back in the UK..but that was 0.5% this is 5% really? Light water filled mouthfeel. To be honest this wasnt quite as bad as I expected..if it were hot outside and iwas working this would be ok.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2006 18:14:20 | More by Reidrover
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gtermi

Texas

2/5  rDev -13%

01-18-2012 07:38:01 | More by gtermi
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Overlord

California

2.68/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Probably the only "low carb"/"low calorie" beer that's worth a darned, it has a pleasant beer taste (which, believe it or not, is apparently tough to manage amongst this crop of beer).

I won't go into a detailed review...it's a low carb beer that actually tastes like a beer. Amazing.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2007 06:38:55 | More by Overlord
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buckyp

South Carolina

1.5/5  rDev -34.8%

12-31-2011 02:51:01 | More by buckyp
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -13%

11-25-2011 02:03:17 | More by mdillon86
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threedaggers

Kentucky

2/5  rDev -13%

03-07-2014 03:16:10 | More by threedaggers
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LoveStout

New York

2/5  rDev -13%

07-07-2013 19:26:36 | More by LoveStout
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wedge

North Carolina

2/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Born On: 20AUG06

Super-clear honey-amber hue with a foamy off-white head that fizzles away leaving some thin fractured lace on top. Smells slightly more than absolutely nothing...faint caramel and a cheap fruitiness. The taste is very clean, as expected, sweet and husky grains with some fruits that show up in the middle. The body is far too similar to water with prickly carbonation...just about zero character. Obviously drinks pretty easily but, why would you want to?

The new look of light beer! Hooray! It still sucks...

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2006 00:47:37 | More by wedge
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jheezee

Texas

3/5  rDev +30.4%

11-16-2011 00:24:52 | More by jheezee
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Pegasus

Texas

2.7/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Apearance: Pale copper color, superbly clear, with a small off-white head, slight, slow-rising carbonation, and excellent, glass-coating lace.

Aroma: Toasty malt, with slight tropical fruit, and vegetal notes.

Taste: Opens with a slight toasted malt note, some light fruitiness, followed by a wave of mild bitterness. Finishes with a very slight, lingering bitter note.

Mouth feel: Thin and watery, not much here, with a mild sting of carbonation.

Drinkability/notes: More like a mineral water than a beer, character is lacking.

Presentation: Packaged in a twelve ounce brown glass longneck bottle with a twist-off crown, served in a standard pint tap glass.

My fiancee tried this as well, she indicated that she needed a stout to wash the taste of this beer out of her mouth.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2006 21:01:27 | More by Pegasus
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rye726

Colorado

1.3/5  rDev -43.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

I tried this in hopes that the amberness would over power the macroness. Once again I was wrong, very very wrong. The color is a cross between yellow and amber. It has, or once had a fizzy off white head. The nose is of artificial sugars and ricey malts. The taste is also very artificial and cloying. Not much of a hop or malt base to it. A decent body is not too carbonated. I guess I could drink this if a gun was to my head.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2008 02:14:49 | More by rye726
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JamLand

Texas

2.25/5  rDev -2.2%

05-08-2014 17:54:24 | More by JamLand
Michelob Ultra Amber from Anheuser-Busch
57 out of 100 based on 291 ratings.