Michelob AmberBock | Anheuser-Busch

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Michelob AmberBockMichelob AmberBock
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
Ratings:
1,825
Reviews:
687
Avg:
2.87
pDev:
21.95%
 
 
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20
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272
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2.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Noooddle
3.21/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of kevin3046
2.31/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Dark amber color with thin head and no lacing. Very faint sweet smell. Artificial and mild taste of cooked caramel, nuts and malts and light hops. This is a pale imitation of a bock. I do not recommend this. Grab a Shiner bock before choosing this if you want a bock beer. But I was at the hotel bar during happy hour and the choices of free beer were this and michelob ultra, so choosing this was a no brainer.

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Photo of krome
2.75/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of matcris
3.32/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Looks: Amber! Lots of carbonation swirling around with about a finger of khaki head that lasts a while and leaves a minor lacing.
Aroma: Mild caramel malt, Mildly nutty and no real hop notes to comment about.
Taste: Nutty flavor more prominent, Lightly toasted bread, a touch of caramel.
Feel: Medium full carbonation, fairly dry on finish, but, a slight slick feel overall, medium thin body.
Overall: Pleasant enough for game day. This would probably work well with very spicy foods where you don't want big flavors from your beer, but, more to refresh your palate.

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Photo of ALHeathen
3.28/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of JohnnyLaw
2.58/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of kurtbart
4.22/5  rDev +47%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I drink this at room temperature, and believe it is better warmer. It is smooth enough for what it is. The price is reasonable, and it is readily available.

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Photo of JSG18
2.92/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of dd53grif
2.5/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of ScottyBongo
3.1/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of fthegiants
2.25/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Kahlerbock
3/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of anakincane
3.71/5  rDev +29.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Has to be ice cold to enjoy

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Photo of caburdette51
1.57/5  rDev -45.3%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Photo of mcrawford
3.08/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Bhart710
4.03/5  rDev +40.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wrw712
4.1/5  rDev +42.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Wasn't a fan of Bock style, however this one grew on me pretty quickly.

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Photo of Rollmeaway2loadout
3.24/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JDB3030
1.84/5  rDev -35.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25

Photo of merlinsbeard
3.68/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Timc32
2.69/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of CobraDC23
3.56/5  rDev +24%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Davedrinkinbeer
3.91/5  rDev +36.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Finally found a 6-pack for sale at the local liquor store, and of course seeing as the price was $7.49 for a 6 pack of bottles, I had to give these a try.

Smell has a faint malt taste to it, and roasted nuts smell. Taste was very surprising-- it was very mellow! In fact, very mellow for any style of dark beer. I detected malt, grass, and very little hops. Feel is surprisingly light for a dark beer, good carbonation, very smooth and minimal aftertaste. Beer was refreshing overall.

Overall this beer is 'surprising' in more ways than one to me. For starters, AB made a dark beer-- I was surprised in that fact alone, but after trying it I believe it is not a true bock-- but more like a Black and Tan beer, (mixing a dark beer like a porter with a light beer) a more appropriate name might have been 'Michelob Ultra Black and Tan'.

I am also surprised in how drinkable this beer is-- a very light feel despite having the good dark beer taste. Granted, I prefer to have a bit more dark beer taste, but it's light feel is a fair tradeoff. This might be the perfect dark beer to enjoy on a very hot day at a cookout, or when you want to drink a lighter version of a dark beer.

And last, I am surprised that AB finally got the pricing right with this beer-- $7.49 for a 6 pack, a great value when compared to $6.99 for the Macrobrew Bud products for a 6 pack. Which brings up another use for this beer-- dark beer drinkers on a tight budget.... Overall good job AB, never thought I would end up saying that!

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Photo of maxdeusphallis
3.26/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Light malt on the nose. Nice dark amber color. Almost like ice tea.

Taste is lightly sweet. Not much hop profile. Not really a bock. Maybe mix a light beer and half a weak bock and you get this.

That being said. Not a bad sessionable beer. Not great tasting but not bad either. Sort of mediocre.

I like Trogenator as an example of a good bock. This guy isn't even close - but sort of nice in a light beer way.

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