Michelob AmberBock | Anheuser-Busch

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2.88/5
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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
Ranking:
#46,373
Reviews:
690
Ratings:
1,851
pDev:
21.88%
Bros Score:
3.33
 
 
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3.91/5  rDev +35.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DigitGrowler
2.91/5  rDev +1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of JamesGrove
4.7/5  rDev +63.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Irayfz6
3.72/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of UtahBeerPleb
2.84/5  rDev -1.4%
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 Jbalintjr
3/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of G-R-Fracassa
3.12/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TerryMills
2.22/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Just enough flavor to remind you its a bock but nothing close to the real thing..

Watery finish and a hint of that metallic/mineral flavor that I do not like at all..

Glad I bought a single lol, it will be my last.

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Photo of StormAles
3.25/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of superspak
3.53/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into lager glass, bottled on 8/21/2017. Pours crystal clear reddish copper/brown color with a 1 finger fairly dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of caramel, brown sugar, brown bread, and toasted biscuit; with light notes of nuttiness, roast, pepper, and herbal/grassy/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with dark/bready/roasted malts and mild earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Touch of yeast fruitiness in the aromas, but not overwhelming. Taste of caramel, brown sugar, brown bread, and toasted biscuit; with light notes of nuttiness, roast, pepper, and herbal/grassy/toasted earthiness. Very mild herbal/grassy hop and roast bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of caramel, brown sugar, brown bread, toasted biscuit, nuttiness, roast, and herbal/grassy/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good big. Nice complexity and robustness of dark/bready/roasted malts and mild earthy hop flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Nicely clean on lager flavors, with minimal fruity/yeasty notes present. Slightly increasing dryness from lingering hop/roast bitterness. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy, and slightly sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is good. A bit thin, but not watery. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5.2%. Overall this is a good bock. All around good complexity and robustness of dark/bready/roasted malts and mild earthy hop flavors; very smooth, clean, and easy to drink with the very mildly bitter finish. Nicely flavorful with clean malts and just enough hop presence to balance sweetness. A nicely enjoyable offering, and good style example.

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3/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Foxman27
2.97/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of LucMcD17
2.84/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Biggest disappointment in a beer I’ve ever had

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1/5  rDev -65.3%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

terrible has hardly any taste no head I will never buy it again.

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2.25/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.25

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3.24/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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4.75/5  rDev +64.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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5/5  rDev +73.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Ted9000
3.64/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JoeyJellico
3.89/5  rDev +35.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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2.42/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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2.58/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

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3.31/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4.24/5  rDev +47.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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2.81/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

When the remodeled our local BBQ restaurant they added a bar so I figured they'd expand their beer choices from jus Bud and Bud Light. they did. they added Michelob Ultra and Amber Bock. I thought I'd had Amber Bock in the distant past and it was okay, so that's what I ordered. It came in a plastic glass; A nice very dark color with only a trace of head, which dissipated to no head at all pretty quickly. It didn't have much aroma. Mouthfeel has some carbonation, but pretty much tasteless. Did not meet expectations. Blah.

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Michelob AmberBock from Anheuser-Busch
Beer rating: 2.88 out of 5 with 1,851 ratings