Michelob AmberBock

Michelob AmberBockMichelob AmberBock
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Missouri, United States
Ranked #95
Ranked #29,112
2.91 | pDev: 22.34%
Nov 10, 2023
Aug 17, 2001
Michelob AmberBock is brewed using 100% malt including dark-roasted black and caramel malts and all-imported hops.
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Rated: 4.68 by Echo93

Nov 10, 2023
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Rated by LeinenkugelDrinker

3.41/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Not a bad beer at all, just overpriced. Not really a bock either. If I had to pick an AB-InBev beer to drink I would choose this one.
Nov 08, 2023
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Reviewed by Jmsandberg17 from Missouri

3.32/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
12oz bottle pours a rich medium brown color with a small fizz of tan-colored head that disappears immediately. Smells of dark, roasted malts. Light flavor of roasted malts with hints of caramel, dark bread, coffee, and cocoa. Slight sweetness, a small bitterness and a weirdly quick finish. Medium body with a moderate amount of carbonation in the mouthfeel and a slight watery feel as well.

My expectations were pretty low for this beer, but it actually exceeded them by a good bit. The lightness of the flavor, the strangely quick finish, and the slight wateriness bring this down for sure, but it's probably the best macro beer I've had by a long shot. The flavor is actually decent, and the beer isn't ruined by a poor malt-hop balance or weird flavors. Surprisingly solid and would definitely drink it again if I'm offered it or would pick it up if I'm very strapped for craft options at the store.
Sep 08, 2023
Rated: 3.1 by WDJersey from Colorado

Sep 03, 2023
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Reviewed by MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

2.2/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25
12oz bottle. Stamp on label reads '23061'.
Clear, deep amber colored body. Off white head. No lacing.
Aroma has some malts and some hops. Nothing deep nor complex.
Taste is sweet and has a commercially manipulated flavor. The malts are thin, stretched, and sweetened. There is a minor hop bitterness. The aftertaste meanders.
Medium mouth feel, but has an odd sourness to it. Light on the carbonation.
A very non-craft made lager, which is darker in color but is oversweetened in the nose and in the flavor.
Aug 28, 2023
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Reviewed by Kowalski

1.4/5  rDev -51.9%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5
I haven’t had any of the AB branded beers in a long time, preferring to stick with heartier fare. Last night, I went to a restaurant which served nothing but the standard AB stuff.

Faced with a choice of Bud Light, Bud, Michelob Ultra, and Amber Bock, or wine, I chose the Amber Bock.

In the glass, it was light brown and transparent with a very thin head. It had a watery mouth feel. The head dissipated very quickly.

Although it looked tasty enough, looks can be deceiving. It was practically flavorless. What I could taste was middle of the road with zero complexity. On the label, they are the words “dark lager”. True, it has a darker color than a typical lager. However, I think the flavor is far too weak to compete with any lager, much less the dark ones. It certainly does not merit the term “bock”, because boxer supposed to have a rich flavor. At best it’s a pretend bock. I can’t imagine anyone who truly enjoys beer ever ordering a second bottle of this lifeless beverage.
Aug 19, 2023
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Rated by JessicaPowers

5/5  rDev +71.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Amberboch is the best beer! It’s what I drink and cook with every other beer “pales” in comparison.
Aug 05, 2023
Rated: 5 by Zachboyd3334 from Indiana

Jul 28, 2023
Rated: 5 by SRV from Oklahoma

Jul 14, 2023
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Reviewed by bigdeuce from Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4
This beer is the last bastion of the original Michelob. The now “Original Michelob” is not even the same style it once was.
This one is a rusty Amber color with no lacing and smells of corn, maybe a scent of wheat, but still smells like the 60’s-80’s Michelob. It tastes very good. It is smooth, has a few hops unlike most macros, and leaves zero aftertaste. It should not be $30 a case, I mean, who drinks Michelob any longer, but if it were closer to $22 a case, I’d buy this frequently.
Jul 05, 2023
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Reviewed by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

3.29/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
A cold pint at The Veranda Lounge in Saint Cloud, MN.
L: Pours dark brown w lighter edges, a thin white head with poor retention, goes quickly to edge foam, low carbo, light lacing.
S: Very light toasted caramel malts, a hint of raisins, light brown bread, very light dark fruits.
T: Taste follows aroma and is lightly sweet with a gentle bitter finish. A hint of peat. Not much after taste. Quite clean.
F: Crushable med-light feel with a lightly drying finish.
O: Glad I got this on tap. It is surprisingly quite drinkable, very good tasting and has a good price point. Not a full flavored Bock but rather one that is light on its feet. I really enjoy its dry finish. Imagine Negra Modelo Light (if it existed). That's what the taste and feel are like. It is good in its style.
Jun 15, 2023
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Reviewed by JZH1000 from Colorado

3.51/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
12oz bottle

on the pour almost 1 finger of head forms, but it quickly dissipates to a tiny cap and ring around the glass. Decent carbonation in a dark copper brown body. No lacing but some head sticks around.

Aroma is light but I can pick up a sweet figgy toffee note. Not necessarily obviously malty, and there are no hops. Slight BMC lager yeast charcter, but not a whole lot.

Flavor follows the smell quite closely with the sweet caramel malts coming through, but not in a bready way. Again remniscent of BMC lager but darker. In fact this reminds me a big of Genesee Honey Brown with the sweetness. Not as sweet as honey brown, and definitely more actual "brown" flavors.

Feel is drinkable and dry. Pretty light bodied, with a medium short finish. Medium high carbonation, it feels like a darker american lager, which is to say refreshing and crisp but slightly more full.

Overall for the price this is pretty dang good, but it is getting a bit rare. I think I prefer classic Michelob Lager, but I haven't seen that beer in a while, and I'm not actually sure if it's sold anymore. Drinkable and a bit more flavorful than traditional AALs.
Feb 08, 2023
Rated: 3.56 by Beergod420 from Michigan

Jan 30, 2023
Rated: 3.61 by Mcb99d from Massachusetts

Dec 10, 2022
Rated: 3.11 by RalphStanley34 from French Polynesia

Nov 11, 2022
Reviewed by REVELATION22

5/5  rDev +71.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Amber Bock is one of the best smooth Ambers out there. Plus there is no after taste like many leave behind. I hope they do not discontinue this beer. It is probably the best tasting sold in stores. Most beers will give you a hangover feeling like you got hit by a truck. But not Amber Bock. It is a clean smooth refreshing taste.
Oct 20, 2022
Rated: 2.5 by mpenske from California

Oct 15, 2022
Rated: 3.75 by muswellbeerbelly from Illinois

Oct 11, 2022
Rated: 3.27 by JohnhatesIPAs from New Hampshire

Sep 30, 2022
Michelob AmberBock from Anheuser-Busch
Beer rating: 68 out of 100 with 1967 ratings