Michelob AmberBock | Anheuser-Busch

Michelob AmberBockMichelob AmberBock
BA SCORE
8.4%
Liked This Beer
2.88 w/ 1,827 ratings
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
Ranking:
#43,531
Reviews:
687
Ratings:
1,827
Liked:
154
Avg:
2.88/5
pDev:
21.88%
Alströms:
3.33
 
 
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20
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Reviews by alleykatking:
Photo of alleykatking
2.84/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Had on tap...

A- Pours a clear amberish brown color with red hues that show more when held to the light. Two finger tan head shows medium retention. Light spotty lacing on the sides of the glass.

S- Caramel malt galore in the front of this aroma. Bready notes throughout the nose with large hints of lager yeast. Not a huge hop in the nose but a small grassy note is there. Alcohol is a little in the ending but even this is faint most of the time. Under it all though it does have a BMC underbody to it.

T- Carmael malts which show a little bready hint to it come in first. Hints of earthy hops show up toward the ending of the front of the beer. Light brown sugar notes in the middle of the beer with hints of toasted toffee. Ending is the caramel bready notes with hints of the earthy hops again. Alcohol is a little more in the ending of the flavor than what was shown in the aroma.

M- Light medium mouthfeel. Carbonation is very high for the style. Bready caramel malts and hints of brown sugar are left on the palate. Aftertaste is mostly alcohol, brown sugar, bready malts, and hint of faded earthy hops. Flavors are balanced well enough for the style. No off flavors at all but the carbonation is a little too prickly for me. Light medium alcohol drying on the palate.

O- This beer was average or a little above it. There isn't much to it but the malty flavors take hold and at times make you want to drink it a little fast. The ABV is low enough that you can enjoy this beer a little more than a pint or two.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Safa1
4.13/5  rDev +43.4%
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 +54.9%
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 -2.8%
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 SGT_Gump
1.9/5  rDev -34%
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 Thebrewman
3.56/5  rDev +23.6%
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 +16%
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 davesfolly
4.26/5  rDev +47.9%
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 Jeffomatic
4.25/5  rDev +47.6%
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 +4.2%

Photo of RoyalT
2.68/5  rDev -6.9%
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 -43.4%
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 +38.9%

Photo of tbryan5
2/5  rDev -30.6%

Photo of natezero
3.87/5  rDev +34.4%
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 +73.6%

Photo of WuAnquo1
2.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of sponberg
2.75/5  rDev -4.5%
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 +56.3%
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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Photo of TTripp725
1.75/5  rDev -39.2%

Photo of generallee
3.5/5  rDev +21.5%

Photo of Iconiclast
4.25/5  rDev +47.6%

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
2.25/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of TimoP
3/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of SAxDRC5
2.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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