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Michelob Ultra Amber - Anheuser-Busch

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Michelob Ultra AmberMichelob Ultra Amber

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292 Ratings

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Ratings: 292
Reviews: 152
rAvg: 2.3
pDev: 27.39%
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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Photo of tone77


2.7/5  rDev +17.4%

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.

02-27-2011 16:37:14 | More by tone77
Photo of twiggamortis420


2.65/5  rDev +15.2%

12 oz bottle with a born on date of 20APR10, didnt even know this beer existed until a buddy brought one over for me to try. Pours a very clear dark gold color, calling it amber is a bit of a stretch. White foam is large-bubbled and gives up quickly without a fight, as expected. No lacing.

Nose is lightly toasted malt and a dose of CO2 gas. Slight honeyed, pecan-esque nuttiness with absolutely nothing in the way of hops. Not horrible for such a light beer, but something about the aroma reminds me of a urinal mint.

Adjunct flavors begin to rear their ugly head in the flavor and are mildly offset by a watery caramel presence. Carbonation level is high and the mouthfeel is expectedly thin. Really not much flavor at all, but it is probably better than three-quarters of light lagers. Grainy cardboard comes out as it warms up and goes progressively downhill from there.

06-08-2010 01:06:00 | More by twiggamortis420
Photo of Cynic-ale


2/5  rDev -13%

08-04-2013 08:56:24 | More by Cynic-ale
Photo of ZAP


2.65/5  rDev +15.2%


-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.


-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..


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...

08-21-2007 04:24:12 | More by ZAP
Photo of DmanGTR


2/5  rDev -13%

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


2.8/5  rDev +21.7%

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.

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

2.53/5  rDev +10%

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.

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


1.38/5  rDev -40%

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....

01-10-2010 16:02:38 | More by EgadBananas
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1/5  rDev -56.5%

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

1/5  rDev -56.5%

05-29-2014 13:32:33 | More by BGsWo22
Photo of Darkmagus82


2.3/5  rDev 0%

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?

07-10-2014 00:49:09 | More by Darkmagus82
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1/5  rDev -56.5%

04-10-2012 21:13:46 | More by smartassboiler
Photo of Vancer


1.58/5  rDev -31.3%

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.

02-27-2006 14:35:58 | More by Vancer
Photo of Reidrover


2.65/5  rDev +15.2%

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.

04-28-2006 18:14:20 | More by Reidrover
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2/5  rDev -13%

01-18-2012 07:38:01 | More by gtermi
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South Carolina

1.5/5  rDev -34.8%

12-31-2011 02:51:01 | More by buckyp
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2.68/5  rDev +16.5%

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.

07-21-2007 06:38:55 | More by Overlord
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2/5  rDev -13%

03-07-2014 03:16:10 | More by threedaggers
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2/5  rDev -13%

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

2/5  rDev -13%

07-07-2013 19:26:36 | More by LoveStout
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North Carolina

2/5  rDev -13%

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...

09-27-2006 00:47:37 | More by wedge
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3/5  rDev +30.4%

11-16-2011 00:24:52 | More by jheezee
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1.75/5  rDev -23.9%

06-07-2014 17:19:56 | More by TX-Badger
Photo of Pegasus


2.7/5  rDev +17.4%

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.

02-26-2006 21:01:27 | More by Pegasus
Photo of JamLand


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 292 ratings.