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Michelob Ultra Amber - Anheuser-Busch

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Michelob Ultra AmberMichelob Ultra Amber

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297 Ratings

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Ratings: 297
Reviews: 152
rAvg: 2.29
pDev: 27.07%
Wants: 2
Gots: 7 | 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 nem2006


2.4/5  rDev +4.8%

It is a clear, light brown with a large head that faded very fast. There was good carbonation at the start, but it did not last all the way through the beer.

There was a little hint of malt in the smell, but pretty weak.

The taste was very mild. Watered down. It was smooth, but simply for the fact that there was not that much taste.

07-07-2008 17:23:36 | More by nem2006
Photo of SetarconeX


2.38/5  rDev +3.9%

Tasted this one at the Anheuser-Busch brewery, as they were launching the product.

Standard Michelob, to its credit, has it's own unique grainy kick to it. I'm not too sure what causes it, and truthfully it's not entirely pleasent. The same kick is definately here in the Amber. AB is to be at least commended on that, Mic Ultra Amber definately reminds me of normal Mic with a little something added to it.

That something, strangely enough, is a Killians. All the things they could have made this taste like, and they go for a Michelob/Killians mix. A bit dissapointing really.

03-12-2006 05:53:47 | More by SetarconeX
Photo of Bluemoonlover


2.38/5  rDev +3.9%

A-Very surprisingly,after tasting it first, amberish gold color.

S-Slight smell of hops but thats about it.

T-Very slight taste of caramel,metallic kinda hoppy

M-Very carbonated very very crisp

D-I'd much rather drink a budweiser not very good to drink.

11-03-2006 21:50:17 | More by Bluemoonlover
Photo of CampusCrew


2.38/5  rDev +3.9%

Better than the regualr one

appearance: light amberish

smell: slight hops with some malt

taste: Little to none, basically just a clear refresher

mouthfeel: watery --- very high carbonation

drinkability: very easy. better than alot of low carb beers.

10-21-2008 18:06:08 | More by CampusCrew
Photo of kmo1030


2.35/5  rDev +2.6%

left at my apartment, a couple weeks ago. here goes...

well it's got a nice amber color to it, once the seltzer-y head blows off though, no real head retention except for a thin ring.
the aroma is hard to pick up, but i get grain and hints of caramel.
the taste is also hard to pick up, but grainy, with the same mellow caramel. bitter towards the finish, but sort of in a non hop-like way.
thin seltzer-y body... nothing to hold onto here.
drinkability isn't bad, it goes down like water. hmmm... i don't know what to think... it really does taste more like beer than most light beer, but in a really watered down way, as opposed to most light beer, which tastes like watered down crap beer. so i gues it gets a thumbs up for trying.

04-10-2007 00:15:05 | More by kmo1030
Photo of mhaugan


2.33/5  rDev +1.7%

I really didn't enjoy the original Michelob Ultra, but had hopes that the Amber would come with more flavor. The color was an improvement over the original Ultra which I found odd even for a macro. No real smell and no real head. Taste may actually me less than the original Ultra. There is a slight sweetnes to this that is not present in the original. I can see the value of this for mass consumption (read getting drunk) but still not as flavorful as I expected.

05-15-2008 17:05:00 | More by mhaugan
Photo of Applesauce1


2.33/5  rDev +1.7%

I found this in my fridge; someone must've left it here a while back....i'll give it a shot.

Appearance: amber color with a small white head
Smell: skunky lager smell
Taste: tastes kinda stupid....honestly, very, very watered down; hardly any flavor; just like a very watered down macro lager
Mouthfeel: water
Drinkability: could do a few for beer pong

Overall, a pretty weak beer. I won't be drinking many of these in the future.

06-16-2007 03:37:21 | More by Applesauce1
Photo of BEERchitect


2.3/5  rDev +0.4%

It was the only thing that the sports bar offered that I had not already tried. I should have gone with something else--anything else. The beer lacks optomism, comming straight from the bottle. lightly browned, thin, fizzy carbonation...it looks like watered down cola. Aromas are faint but do resemble true malt, caramel, and nuts. Flavors don't hold the same promise as the aroma: grainy, husky, and vegetable flavors persist without the malt backbone to balance or mask the negative characters. Watery from the very first sip and never firms up. Finishes thin, grain, and husk like. Even for an American light beer, this is bad.

02-26-2006 16:37:19 | More by BEERchitect
Photo of BigRedN


2.3/5  rDev +0.4%

What a coincedence, as I sit down to review this (from a glass bottle) I notice the forum topic on the new availability of this in aluminum bottles. I don't think the packaging would affect my opinions of this beer at all.

Appearance: Poured into a pilsner glass. The beer is actually a clear, pale amber, decent color. A thin white head forms on the liquid before quickly settling to...nothing. Ring around the glass, patchy lacing. For a light lager it is decent, but I have put green food coloring in Bud on St. Patty's day, so anybody could have added a little brown to a plain Ultra...

Smell: Disappointingly weak, but I guess I should have expected as much. Faint grainy malt, some unnatural adjuncty sweetness, no noticeable hop presence.

Taste: It is, well, clean. Vague sweet malt, I think it is mostly adjuncty. No hops. As expected for the beer. No real flavors to offend.

Mouthfeel: Thin, watery, well carbonated, typical.

Drinkability: Sure you can drink this, but why? Got this on sale on a whim, because I have a need to at least try everything once. This beer was made for yuppie people to go "Hey look at me! I'm drinking a dark beer!" Well, woopty do. Either this is watered down Amber Bock or Ultra with food coloring.

06-21-2006 04:23:23 | More by BigRedN
Photo of Darkmagus82


2.3/5  rDev +0.4%

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
Photo of Kingcurio


2.3/5  rDev +0.4%

08-24-2014 14:37:02 | More by Kingcurio
Photo of HalfFull


2.28/5  rDev -0.4%

Ahh yes, a lovely Amber. Perhaps in color anyway. Had a sip from the bottle prior to pouring into a pilsener glass. Almost snorted from the carbonation. Poured a very light amber color with extreme carbonation billowing up from the bottom of the glass, continuing for about ten minutes, then going flat.

A slight burnt hoppy smell yields to taste and mouthfeel that change gradually as the carbonation outgasses. Drinkability looks like a High School grading curve. Impossible and overly carbonated, to fairly decent, to flat and boring, all rather quickly. Direct from the bottle, this would assumably occur more slowly, yet be skewed toward the overly carbonated side. Burp!

Nonetheless, not bad for a big American Macro., just pour a few ounces at a time into your glass to keep ahead of your consumption.

05-16-2008 06:43:32 | More by HalfFull
Photo of JackMatthew

2.28/5  rDev -0.4%

Not as tasty as the original Michelob Ultra. In fact, you cannot taste any malt or barley at all in this. It really just tastes like water and weak hops. The flavor is not too offensives, but it doesn't have the fresh, clean flavor of Michelob Ultra. It tastes a little stale.

04-07-2012 03:59:57 | More by JackMatthew
Photo of HoustonTX


2.28/5  rDev -0.4%

12 oz. poured into a pint glass.

A - Appearence was probably the best part about this light beer, and the only reason I can see for it. Is the additional use of dark colored coloring to the water. Poured a frothy head, and small streaks of lacing laced the glass.

S - Smell was discreet and small grain traces came though.

T - Taste was similar to the regular Ultra. Very light, slight malt backbone, and some other unidentifiable adjuncts present, which defintely threw me off. Possibly the coloring? Taste was decent for the ability of this light beer to still maintain the standard 5.0% ABV.

M - Mouthfeel crisp and slighty dry on the palate.

D - Drinkability is middle of the road for light beers. If light beers are your thing. You could have a few of these.

An average light beer. They miss-use the Amber in the name to quite an extent. This beer would be pale yellow, if the additional coloring was not added. Try one of these just for the review.

07-06-2006 19:47:20 | More by HoustonTX
Photo of erosier


2.28/5  rDev -0.4%

L: Pours a transparent light amber color with a short and thin white colored head.
S: Smells of faint malt and faint hops.
T: Tastes of mostly water. Faint malts, perhaps some adjuncts, and faint hops at the end.
M: Watery, nice amount of carbonation, mostly like seltzer water.
D: Very drinkable since there was very little taste and it was very light feeling.

02-22-2009 14:19:32 | More by erosier
Photo of nlmartin


2.28/5  rDev -0.4%

This beer was served cold in a pint glass.

Appearance: the beer pours a clear bubbling amber coloration. The head is white and quickly evaporates.

Smell: Honestly not a lot going on with the aroma. The aroma of the beer is clean grain a ghost wiff of toasted malt.

Taste: The beers taste is very clean. No trace of any flavor except grain.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability: The body of the beer is carbonated wateryness. The beers drinkability rates a 3 based on the ease of drinking the beer. Honestly it would bore me too much to have more than one of these in a week.

05-31-2009 03:06:55 | More by nlmartin
Photo of Hugh37


2.25/5  rDev -1.7%

08-15-2013 01:11:21 | More by Hugh37
Photo of Beerandraiderfan


2.25/5  rDev -1.7%

Faint amber appearance, a little watered down, lots of clarity, just wasn't impressed by amber ale appearance standards, but the head was ample. Faint sweet malt and corn aroma.

Taste was thin, even though I wasn't expecting it to be chewy by any means. Light corn and caramel taste, thin seems to be the operative word in this review. But its a light beer, and for the weird dichotomy of drinking beer and counting calories, this is one of the dare I say superior choices in such a conundrum. I don't see why they can't have hops in the beer though, I mean, those aren't going to add caloricly speaking, I think.

05-06-2011 20:32:46 | More by Beerandraiderfan
Photo of tdm168

North Carolina

2.25/5  rDev -1.7%

A - clear, see-through copper with a short-lived, fizzy white head

S - grainy, sweet

T - grains, caramel, sweet, metallic aftertaste

M - sticky, light bodied, crisp, overcarbonated

This is an incredibly light beer with little flavor. It's crisp and very easy to drink as is expected. The off notes are enough to ruin this one. I won't buy it again.

11-16-2012 01:53:55 | More by tdm168
Photo of Stubbie1


2.25/5  rDev -1.7%

Nice “amber “color to it. Fair sized white head with non-stop pearling. It looks pretty good. Aroma is a tad sweet and thin. Not much going on. Taste is the same a sweet start with a light bitter middle and a dry finish and yes watery on the tongue. Overall ok, nothing I would buy but for free…it was ok.

03-18-2006 00:26:44 | More by Stubbie1
Photo of JamLand


2.25/5  rDev -1.7%

05-08-2014 17:54:24 | More by JamLand
Photo of mgernert


2.25/5  rDev -1.7%

01-06-2013 18:06:15 | More by mgernert
Photo of CBlack85

South Carolina

2.25/5  rDev -1.7%

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass

Pours a crystal clear copper color with orangeish highlights. Surprisingly the head seems to be relatively dense, slightly off white, and fairly appealing. The head subsides fast, leaving no trace at all.

There is not much to the nose at all. Maybe a hint of malty sweetness, no hops at all.

A bit more malt presence in the taste than in the aroma, but not by much. Moderately sweet, with no hops at all. Overall very watery and unimpressive. a bit too much carbination for me as well, seems almost more like a soda than a beer.

Unfortunately, not even as good as your typical BMC swill.

02-10-2010 22:51:30 | More by CBlack85
Photo of cmbeddoe7997


2.25/5  rDev -1.7%

06-04-2014 19:19:15 | More by cmbeddoe7997
Photo of yuenglingade


2.25/5  rDev -1.7%

02-11-2013 03:30:00 | More by yuenglingade
Michelob Ultra Amber from Anheuser-Busch
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