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Michelob AmberBock | Anheuser-Busch

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Michelob AmberBockMichelob AmberBock

Brewed by:
Missouri, United States

Style: German 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.

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Ratings: 1,886 |  Reviews: 698
Reviews by ChrisMon02:
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3.5/5  rDev +21.1%

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Photo of Safa1
4.13/5  rDev +42.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Ok. There are two major types of Beer drinkers. Beer snobs and Beer Geeks. Fuck a beer snob. Beer snobs say stupid shit like, Im a hop head, or macro=evil...Give me a break. The worst part about Michelob? They changed the bottle from the original design. Look, if you want a deep complex expirience buy some micro/can't buy any day but Thursday and Tuesday and its a limit of 1 per customer/we made a new beer out of fish ass and stop reading this.If you enjoy beer than this is a good/best american lager in the bock style. There is no lacing and it pours a damn full soda-ish head. It tastes good. Like a good beer, but its a Michelob! Its like 6 bucks a 6 pack and at 5.1% its decent. Look. I'm a beer Geek. That means I love beer. Fuck the beer snob s who judge. Do yourself a favor and buy a six pack of Michelob the next time your reaching for that $9.50 22 ounce Muffin Top/Space Cake and drink some god damned beer. Thank me later.

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Photo of Jwwa
4.46/5  rDev +54.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I'm 55, and tried alot of different dark beers/lagers/stouts over the years, of all I've tried, this one is my favorite, even knowing it's water source is criticized by most folk, I really like the taste better than most dark beers, just the right amount of carbonation, without too much bitterness, I think the only one better has to be imported,,, Guinness.

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Photo of dacrza1
2.8/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

DATE: July 8, 2016... OCCASION: watching BattleBots on a Friday night with the fam... GLASSWARE: Michelob pokal... pours a dark amber, almost mahogany body that is nonetheless translucent, framing out a healthy amount of effervescence... the creamy white head sits ably, with variable bubbles... surprisingly robust plum and malt, though sugars suggest a macro birth... a soft, drinkably swift rush is provided, much like a flat soda... the taste is heavy in toasted malts, with plum, apple, and enough caramel to provide a true sweetness... some molasses as well... I find this beer to be above meager expectations, with its flavor profile sweet and sessionable, as a compliment to foods or as a succession of brews...

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Photo of GrumpyGas
3.31/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass shows a beautifully clear dark amber colored body that even supported a 1/2in chestnut colored head of foam that disappeared before I could enjoy a drink.

Aromas and flavors are sweet caramel, cola malt.

Mouthfeel is light and clean.

Overall an easy drinker.

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Photo of SGT_Gump
1.9/5  rDev -34.3%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 3 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

I mainly use this beer for marinating bratwurst before putting them on the grill. Don't care to drink it but it does give the bratwurst a good flavor!

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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 Thebrewman
3.56/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Amazing. One of my favorite american Macro beers, but never reviewed it. Pours a nice caramel color. Slight amber on the nose. Taste is simple, but delicious. I like this beer any time of year. Very underated in my opinion.

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Photo of D1noB
3.34/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

It's good but there isn't anything that makes it stand out. It's beer with a smoother finish, and a medium body.

Taste Rating in Words: Just a blade of grass, in a field of grass, as far as the eye can see.

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Photo of zeff80
3.18/5  rDev +10%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured out a clear, copper color with a very fizzy appearance. It had a soapy, off-white head that dissipated rather rapidly.

S - It smelled of faintly of caramel and roasted malt.

T - This had a nice roasted malt (burnt toast) taste. The caramel flavor is subtle and understated. Also, a touch of bitter hops.

M - It is fairly crisp and smooth. A light to medium-bodied beer.

D - This really is a pretty good mass produced beer from A-B. Not a great bock, but drinkable when the situation arises.

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Photo of GClarkage
3.15/5  rDev +9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

10/21/07- Had on tap at the Hanger Restaurant in Huron, SD.

Presentation- Via the tap into a 12oz glass mug.

Appearance- Pretty deep brown in color. Small rim of head when given to me. Left minor lacing behind.

Smell- Light notes of grain, chocolate and maybe coffee bean. Not strong in any way though.

Taste- Pretty smooth with an "in the distance" chocolate malt flavor. Grainy, but not too obnoxious. Instant coffee flavor detected as well.

Mouthfeel- Mid to lower carbonation level, dare I say a touch creamy?

Drinkability- Hmmm, much better than expected, but still barely a bock. Drinkable for sure though when given a lack of choice.

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Photo of Mebuzzard
2.78/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Overall not a bad beer from a Macro, but it doesn't match the style. This is basically a Bud with more roasted malt.
Pour looked good, medium amber with a medium body head.
Smell was malt and a bit of wheat. Some anise, I thought, was present.
Not much of a bock, more a light lager with dark features.

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Photo of davesfolly
4.26/5  rDev +47.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Look: Brown
Foamy: Pours very foamy but settles down pretty quick.
Smell: Beer smell, like a weaker porter. Malt is evident right away.
Taste: Hey Hey Hey! For a beer produced by a global greed factory, damn good.
More: I love it! I can usually get a 12 pack of bottles for 11.49 American Dollars. That works out to less than a dollar a beer.
At a poor boy price, this is unusually good beer. Tastes great even when at room temperature.
How many Greed Factory beers can you drink warm? Not many.

Great deal and has an embossed logo on the bottle for a touch of class!

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Photo of clayrock81
2.96/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I love getting these at bars that do cheap drafts, because out the usual suspects (Bud, BL, Coors Light and Miller Lite) this is the only macro that isn't complete garbage. Has a nice, thick, brownish body so the eyes are fooled. Because in reality there is very little malt or hops to even consider this a quality beer, yet alone a bock. It is extremely watery and plain, but the smoothness makes it easy to kill your glass. I like having one of these with a meal because it is like having a soda with your meal but you can still feel manly knowing you had a beer with your burger.

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Photo of Jeffomatic
4.25/5  rDev +47.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I can't drink regular American pale macro lagers, because there's no taste at all. Amberbock appears to be an attempt to appeal to folks who want a bit more flavor without being full-on IPA bitter. They succeeded pretty well. I like this beer as a standard lawn-mowing brew instead of the unacceptable insipid pee-water pales. I'm not a beer snob, but I demand the beer talks to me. It needs a flavor, and this one has it. Just sharp enough, fair mouth feel and the aftertaste, though a bit sweet, is acceptable. As for color, I can't tell you. I drink this right out of the bottle. Like I said, I'm definitely not a beer snob.

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Photo of davemarc87
3/5  rDev +3.8%

Photo of RoyalT
2.68/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance – A brown but clear body with a nice head that fell away quickly.

Smell – Burnt grain? The toasted aroma would go nice with a quality malt-based brew, but toasting cheap grain just doesn’t cut it. It does though smell a lot better than Michelob Lager. There’s also a tinge of sweet brown sugar that I liked.

Taste – The toasted grain doesn’t taste as bad as it smells. The sweetness is a little more powerful in the mouth as well, offsetting the cheap backbone of this beer.

Mouthfeel – The carbonation is small and foamy. The dark sugary aspect actually makes this a little sticky in the mouth, which felt pretty good.

Drinkability – This went down smoother than I thought. Not bad.

Comments – No, it’s not a bock. But, it’s drinkable.

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Photo of DaPeculierDane
1.63/5  rDev -43.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

On tap at Wallaby’s in the fabulous Green Bay, WI.

Pours like water with added caramel dye. No head. Minimal carbonation.

No aroma.

Tastes like water with sweetening syrup.

Mouthfeel is similar to water with a little maple syrup in it.

Drinkable as city tap water from an old pipe.

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Photo of tohe9384
4/5  rDev +38.4%

Photo of tbryan5
2/5  rDev -30.8%

Photo of natezero
3.87/5  rDev +33.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I am quite new to the world of reviewing beers so I thought I would start with something I enjoy and can be found anywhere.

One of the most strong points about the Amber Bock is the taste. It has a decent amount of hoppiness in flavor, something I wouldn't expect from a Michelob beer.

It is a little thin for a dark lager, but it still decent.

The biggest downside to this beer is the amount of carbonation bubbles in it. Even just casually drinking it will cause a massive amount of foam to appear.

Overall, a great choice if you need something tasty.

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Photo of TheAdamConners
5/5  rDev +73%

Photo of WuAnquo1
2.5/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of sponberg
2.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3.5

The neighbors moved and left me a case of this because they couldn't take it on the airplane. Oh well, what the hey...

Pours a dark amber with a whitish head that doesn't hang around very long. Looks a lot more like a dunkel than a bock. Aroma is of sweet malt with the same background sour-ricey note that I get from Bud.

Just as it hits the palate, it tastes a bit like a dark lager - then it all evaporates. This beer has absolutely no body. I mean, water has more body. It's like someone cut a hole out of the middle of the beer. It has a bit of the same sour/metallic tang in the finish that I get and dislike from Bud, presumably from the rice. Next time I visit my Dink Dark loving friend's house, I'm going to see what mix of Dink Dark and Mich Ultra is needed to replicate this brew.

Replace the rice with twice the amount of Munich malt and maybe they'd have something here.

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Photo of twi1609372
4.5/5  rDev +55.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

friends told me to try this beer and i did and i liked it. Pretty even thick and balanced taste, not overpowering, but not at all watered down. i'm sure this would be good on tap, i'll let you know when i get a chance to try it. but you should try one and suprise yourself, maybe michelob should break off anheiser, they actually know a little about a descent beer.

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Michelob AmberBock from Anheuser-Busch
Beer rating: 2.89 out of 5 with 1,886 ratings