Michelob AmberBock | Anheuser-Busch

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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:
1,824
Reviews:
687
Avg:
2.87
pDev:
21.95%
 
 
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20
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270
For Trade:
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2.75/5  rDev -4.2%

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3/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.3/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Single finger head on a slightly hazy brown with amber hues body. Decent amount of lacing. Sweet caramel malt and light Gipson the aroma. More sweet caramel malt in the flavor with no hops to speak of. The malt aftertaste is perfect. High carbonation makes this one seem refreshing. Medium body. Overall nof a bad offering. One of the better beers when choices are slim.

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3/5  rDev +4.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.11/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

this was the only beer I had at the big bud brewery in st Louis that wasn't vastly improved by being on tap fresh at the source. the pour was nice enough, clear copper in color, a little rusty, with over an inch of bubbles on top. the nose was sweet caramel malts, extract though, and a little thin. no hops at all on which to comment. the taste is the same, extract and thin in that sort of messed up home brewing kit manner, that I just cant get over. its a lot better than the ultra amber, but that isn't saying a whole lot. its got the same malt profile, which in this type of bock, needs to be a whole lot better. also the lager yeast here seems off, if it is in fact lagered. the finish is a contaminated sort of bitterness, and it sits funny in the belly, just not a great beer all up. got a sappy feel to it despite its upbeat carbonation, I may never drink this again, and I am more than okay with that.

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2/5  rDev -30.3%

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3/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of Knapp85
3.36/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This is probably the only Michelob brew I'd willingly buy. But even with saying that it'd be a long shot. The beer pours out as a really deep amber, it's pretty much brown. The head is tan and fades within a couple minutes. The smell is slightly sweet with a good amount of malt coming through. The taste is dry and sweet. It's roasted and has a very light wooden flavor to it. The mouthfeel is smooth and almost medium bodied. The beer is approachable and drinkable for sure. But it's still a Michelob.

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3/5  rDev +4.5%

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3/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of oriolesfan4
1.91/5  rDev -33.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

I like a lot of Michelob's offerings but this one... no dice. I think the combination of me not liking Bock's to begin with and a mass produced version of one just did not mesh well. Pours a dark brown color, not much in terms of smell. Very watery mouthfeel to it and no body once soever. Taste is all malts, and not very tasty ones at that. I guess I just don't understand this style and can't fathom how anyone can find this to taste 'good'. Was able to finish the glass but not very enjoyable... I'll pass on this in the future.

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2.51/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A: The beer is crystal clear amber in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head that died down but consistently left patches of bubbles covering the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: There are light aromas of caramel malts in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste has flavors of caramel malts along with a hint of malty sweetness.
M: It feels light-bodied and a bit thin on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is a lot lighter in body compared to other beers in the style, making it easier to drink for people that are used to drinking American Adjunct Lagers and Light Lagers.

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2.1/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A typical bastardization of a good beer by an American Macrobrewery. This bock looks overly carbonated, offwhite foam that hangs around a short while, and laces only if your glass is really dirty. Aromas are almost nil. Slight (and I do mean slight) evidence of toasted malt, bread, and toffee. No real malt aromas. Tastes disapointing even compared to the aroma. No real malt backbone, hop flavor or bittering, or spiciness or complexity. Faint flavors of toastyness, roastyness. A bit or earthyness and astingency is the only characters that add to the beer. Mouthfeel is sticky without being sweet and over carbonation masks any present flavors. Aftertaste is sticky and void. Not a good bock. It doesn't have enough character to call it a bad beer.

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3.11/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A souvenir from a brief cross border shopping binge across the Okanagan valley earlier this summer...

This beer pours a clear brownish copper hue, with one finger of soapy off-white head, which leaves some random specks of lace around the glass as it falls away. It smells of thin fruity malt, a bit of caramel, and some faint floral hops. The taste is biscuity caramel malt, some mild nuttiness, and soft earthy, leafy hops. The carbonation is average, the body medium weight, a tad cloying, and it finishes off-dry, the fruity malt offset by floral hops.

A bit sweet overall, without the corresponding hop bitterness to make this a repeat indulgence.

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1.75/5  rDev -39%

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3/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of zeff80
3.18/5  rDev +10.8%
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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3/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.25/5  rDev +13.2%

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2.25/5  rDev -21.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -4.2%

Photo of Thorpe429
3.15/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Reviewed from notes.

Pours a moderately dark amber color with an off white head. Smells of amber malt and quite a bit of bread. Taste brings forward a bit more dough and some bready flavors. Slight caramel. Mouthfeel is medium with moderate carbonation. Drinks fairly well and isn't bad in any way, but nothing really stands out.

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Photo of chinchill
2.61/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle served in Pilsner glass

A - clear med brown; off-white head - too much for glass

T = roasted malt dominates; better than aroma indicates.

S - a bit unpleasant and metallic

D - average, at best

M - med-high carbo; smooth; light and a bit watery

Too much like a dark Bud with some extra malt.

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4/5  rDev +39.4%

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