Michelob AmberBock | Anheuser-Busch

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Anheuser-Busch
Missouri, United States
anheuser-busch.com

Style: Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Michelob AmberBock is brewed using 100% malt including dark-roasted black and caramel malts and all-imported hops.

Added by unclejimbay on 08-16-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#47,301
Reviews:
695
Ratings:
1,861
pDev:
21.8%
Bros Score:
3.33
 
 
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Photo of Troy-Hawaii
2.79/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Bought a 6-pack Don Quijote $6.99
Smell of caramel
Dark amber color
Medium mouthfeel
Medium-light carbonation
Caramel, roasted malt, cola flavors, smooth
Overall ok. Sort of light flavors, easy drinking.

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Photo of chitoryu12
3.33/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Look: Very dark, opaque brown. Practically no head.

Smell: A little spicy fruit, dark malt, and not much else.

Taste: Mild bready malt and that’s about it.

Mouthfeel: Average thickness, very high and sparkly carbonation.

Overall: While better than an adjunct lager, still very mild and lacking in taste or complexity.

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Photo of ClintGoodman
2.84/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Animage_66
2.59/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

To be honest, it's pretty bland, and it more or less tastes just like regular Michelob but with a slight artificial maltiness. Its as if they just added food coloring and a bit of artificial flavor to regular Michelob which is okay I guess. I mean its drinkable but you might as well pick up some regular Michelob cause this is slightly more expensive. And for what? A gross aftertaste? That's what you're paying for.

Yuengling black and tan is the same price if not cheaper and tastes like something. Just go with that if you want an affordable dark malty beer. Edit* Unless you live west of Indiana u.u Jesus no wonder this imitation of a dark beer still sells.

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Photo of chiefz1
3.16/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of cwkash
3.06/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of COBEERHUNTER
2/5  rDev -30.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Victory_Sabre1973
3.07/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours an Amber amber color with a white head.
The nose is minimal.
Taste is malty, but is light flavored.
Body is light. Not too watery.
For $1, It's ok, but not a great beer.

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Photo of osvath
3.75/5  rDev +29.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MEEK6382
2.5/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of tonyf315
4.29/5  rDev +48.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chilmer
3.91/5  rDev +35.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DigitGrowler
2.91/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of JamesGrove
4.7/5  rDev +62.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Irayfz6
3.72/5  rDev +28.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of UtahBeerPleb
2.84/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Bland, thin, and watery, with only a hint of the amber malt character of a typical bock. Granted, I had an old bottle, and this is the 4% Utah version, so the real one probably doesn't taste like it's actually been watered down (or at least not nearly as much). Maybe it would be at least passable if it were fresher and the proper ABV, but I have a feeling it wouldn't help it significantly. I'll update this review if I ever get a chance to and/or feel like trying the proper ABV version.

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Photo of Jbalintjr
3/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of G-R-Fracassa
3.12/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TerryMills
2.22/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Just enough flavor to remind you its a bock but nothing close to the real thing..

Watery finish and a hint of that metallic/mineral flavor that I do not like at all..

Glad I bought a single lol, it will be my last.

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Photo of StormAles
3.25/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of superspak
3.53/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into lager glass, bottled on 8/21/2017. Pours crystal clear reddish copper/brown color with a 1 finger fairly dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of caramel, brown sugar, brown bread, and toasted biscuit; with light notes of nuttiness, roast, pepper, and herbal/grassy/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with dark/bready/roasted malts and mild earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Touch of yeast fruitiness in the aromas, but not overwhelming. Taste of caramel, brown sugar, brown bread, and toasted biscuit; with light notes of nuttiness, roast, pepper, and herbal/grassy/toasted earthiness. Very mild herbal/grassy hop and roast bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of caramel, brown sugar, brown bread, toasted biscuit, nuttiness, roast, and herbal/grassy/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good big. Nice complexity and robustness of dark/bready/roasted malts and mild earthy hop flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Nicely clean on lager flavors, with minimal fruity/yeasty notes present. Slightly increasing dryness from lingering hop/roast bitterness. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy, and slightly sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is good. A bit thin, but not watery. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5.2%. Overall this is a good bock. All around good complexity and robustness of dark/bready/roasted malts and mild earthy hop flavors; very smooth, clean, and easy to drink with the very mildly bitter finish. Nicely flavorful with clean malts and just enough hop presence to balance sweetness. A nicely enjoyable offering, and good style example.

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Photo of TheBeerbarian
3/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Foxman27
2.97/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of LucMcD17
2.84/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Biggest disappointment in a beer I’ve ever had

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Photo of gregz1337
1/5  rDev -65.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

terrible has hardly any taste no head I will never buy it again.

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Michelob AmberBock from Anheuser-Busch
Beer rating: 2.89 out of 5 with 1,861 ratings