Michelob AmberBock | Anheuser-Busch

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1,814 Ratings
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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:
1,814
Reviews:
684
Avg:
2.87
pDev:
21.95%
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
264
For Trade:
1
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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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3.21/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of akolb
2.44/5  rDev -15%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Nolster
1.85/5  rDev -35.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Photo of zachkrauter
3.5/5  rDev +22%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of davesfolly
4.26/5  rDev +48.4%
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 Skillet
3.34/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of HeroinX
4.6/5  rDev +60.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Toasty and Smoky, very enjoyable, really really liked it, of my top 10, with 5,2% ABV you can only drink a couple before getting heavy on it, but still, i need to try more beers to come across a better one to rate, Guinness tops it for example.

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Photo of Josievan
3.9/5  rDev +35.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at Village Pub & Grill in Milan, IL on 12/03/16. Went well with a pumpernickel reuben!

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Photo of mrpoizun
2.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Very thin in mouth feel and taste for a "bock"- it's not really a bock, it's a generic "dark" beer. It's not terrible. I often drink it on tap if the other selections in a bar are light beers or Bud. But it's a poor selection if you actually want a true bock beer.

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Photo of jp32
2.31/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

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