Michelob Ultra Amber

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American Light Lager
Ranked #235
Ranked #48,184
2.36 | pDev: 27.97%
Missouri, United States
Michelob Ultra AmberMichelob Ultra Amber
Notes: Brewed using the finest two-row and dark-roasted specialty malts for color, and a blend of imported and premium United States-grown noble aroma hops for balance and flavor.
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Photo of gvickery
3.62/5  rDev +53.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

First of all, if your drinking this, what are you drinking it for? You probably want to spare the carb and calorie count in regular beer. Purely based on style this beer is an A+. It has a nice light brown/amber color, medium slightly soapy white head. Smell was a little disappointing, not much there. Taste is obviously watery but with a noticeable toasted malt flavor and a noble hop for balance. It has a very light, dry, and crisp finish. I like this much more than the regular ultra, it has a lot more flavor. It’s not going to taste like a regular can of full strength lager but it is pretty close. The “awful” rating is completely asinine. Beers should be rated based on style. If your looking for flavor in a light beer, this is about as good as it gets. Cheers

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Photo of bubseymour
3.82/5  rDev +61.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

FIrst. I see this beer was added back in 2006. Why have I never seen or heard of Ultra Amber until 2019? So this beer is a watery brown ale basically. Its taste is pleasant and nothing offputting at all. Easy to drink. I have no problems with this beer at all.

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Photo of Sgt_1991
3.28/5  rDev +39%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Better tasting than regular michelob ultra or some of the other shitty flavors it comes in. Better than pure gold. Very watered down amber beer. About the same mouthfeel as yuengling light. 95 calories is impressive. Definitely can slam back some of these. There better than some but worse than more. If that makes any sense.

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Photo of superspak
3.78/5  rDev +60.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into lager glass, bottled on 1/26/2016. Pours crystal clear deep golden amber, light orange color with a 1 finger dense and rocky off white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of cracker, white bread dough, and toasted biscuit; with lighter notes of honey, caramel, roast, wood, pepper, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Minimal fruity notes in the aromas. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of pale/roast malts and light-moderate earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of cracker, white bread dough, and toasted biscuit; with lighter notes of honey, caramel, roast, wood, pepper, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Light herbal, floral, woody, grassy, peppery bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of cracker, white bread dough, toasted biscuit, honey, caramel, roast, wood, pepper, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice robustness, complexity, and balance of pale/roast malts and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and no cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Moderately crisp/clean finishing. Perfectly clean on lager flavors, with no fruity/yeasty notes present. Light-moderate increasing dryness from lingering bitterness. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy, and fairly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4%. Overall this is a very good amber light lager. All around nice robustness, complexity, and balance of pale/roast malts and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink with the mellowly bitter/drying finish. Very flavorful and not watery for the ABV. Very clean pale/roast malt showcase, with nice earthy hop presence/balance for the style. Mild residual sweetness with crisp dryness. A very enjoyable offering, and outstanding style example. One of the best light lagers I have had.

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Photo of kojevergas
2.8/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

3.2 carbs. 95 cals. 4% ABV. 12 fl oz. $6.99 USD per sixer.

I bought this because I was pleasantly surprised by Michelob Lager, but this compares unfavorably to that superior lager. This has some toasty amber malt notes but they're buried, leaving only an insipid one-two punch of 2-row barley and muted Noble hop grassiness to satiate.

Shallow and simple but certainly drinkable. Not a beer I'd want to revisit another sixer of, but there's no doubting it'd pair fine with pizza or spicy wings.

Low C (2.80) / AVERAGE

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Photo of wejohnsn
2.45/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

watery cold wet ok for after mowing the lawn. definitely had worse than this. the label is cool i miss the old Michelob. its a light beer i dont expect a lot of flavor

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Photo of Cholla
4/5  rDev +69.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very smooth. Very refreshing. Very easy drinking light beer. I really enjoyed this one. Goes down very smoothly. Will definitely pick this up again. Though I do wish the price point was a little lower. 7.69 is the cheapest I found a six pack around here. Cheers.

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Photo of Damilton5
2.44/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Marroon-ish hue and no real head to speak of. Smell and taste of yeast and some bitterness at the end. Very, very carbonated and almost drinks like a beer-flavored La Croix. It’s equally inoffensive and unremarkable for a light beer. If you’re maintaining a low-calorie diet I guess this one could make a lot of sense (3.2 carbohydrates, 95 calories, 4%ABV). It’s better than Bud Light.

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Photo of jkblr
2.7/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

12oz bottle bb 2/1/18 poured into a vintage Michelob pils glass at fridge temp 4% ABV, 3.2 carbs, 95 calories. The beer pours bright very light amber with instantly gone off white head. Zero retention, zero lacing. The aroma is faintly beery mostly from yeast I suppose. The flavor is a dash of caramel malt applied to the most nuetral base beer ever. The mouthfeel is very thin bodied, highly carbonated, and very dry in the finish. There is a hint of soapy, oily texture in the aftertaste. Overall, good (for an ultra light beer).

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Photo of Squire
3.36/5  rDev +42.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Deep red gold color with only the briefest appearance of a white cap that quickly goes away.

Definite hit of caramel in the aroma with a touch of hop spice.

Tastes like Yuengling Light without the hops. The sweet caramel in the nose appears dryer on the palate. Entry is light caramel cloaked in bubley carbonation. Hops don't really show at all except in the aroma. The upside is a complete lack of bitterness or harshness in the flavor, finish or aftertaste.

I will call the body medium but I believe that's in part due to the high carbonation giving a mouth filling sensation.

Overall an improvement I think over the other Mich Ultra stablemates. It simply has more of everything in the way of appearance and flavor while staying within the limited boundaries of low carb/low calorie/low alcohol. Now, I understand the attraction for these things. Using walking as a means of daily exercise I know how much effort it takes to burn off 100 calories but, taking all things into consideration, I'd rather have a full strength Yuengling and walk a little further.

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Photo of nozzle420
1.12/5  rDev -52.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This stuff looks like light brown carbonated water, smells faintly of beer and tastes like stale water with a mild alkaline bite. Has the mouth feel of Perrier. I was offered this at a friend's house. He is not my friend anymore. This is a chick beer for chicks that wanna be beer drinkers. If this were the only beer in the world I would drink wine. Cannot recommend.

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Photo of EricB22
2.82/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Good beer to try if 1 likes an IPA style beer but wants to cut calories. Has a decent IPA taste for those who enjoy IPAs vs domestic lagers. It's a far cry from even Yuengling or Sam Adams, but the low carb 95 calories facts of this beer really make this a good compromise. This beer has about 30 less calories than Sam Light light so not a bad choice to have in the fridge. My score is rounded slightly up because of the low cal issue. As others mentioned, it has a carbonated taste that detracts little from its natural taste.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
2.44/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Mild amber appearance, a little thin for an amber ale, but thick for a light beer. Good head, 3/5", solid clarity. Aroma was mildly sweet, mixture of grain and caramel.

Taste was a thin mildly sweet experience, far from chewy or hoppy. One of those weird situations where it is hearty for a light beer, but thin for an amber lager. Noble hops are well placed if not under utilized at the same time.

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Photo of CIBoy10
3.7/5  rDev +56.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A super light macro brew that actually has some body and flavor. Based on what I was expecting, I was presently surprised by this offering. Solid malt and grain profile.

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Photo of VABA
2/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A-Pours a straw color with a slight head and lacing
A-Aroma has slight grain hints
T-The taste follows the nose with a slight grain flavor
M-A light bodied decently carbonated beer
O-A mediocre lager

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.69/5  rDev +56.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 5

I'll unashamedly admit it : I am a fan of Michelob. I like Michelob products and even their "Ultra" offering. I am on a low carb and low yeast diet to dispel a small yeast infection in my gut so I'm stuck with beers like this for a little while.

Appearance : Initially pours a two fingered head, very fluffy and frothy. Within a minute's time the head evaporates into a tiny ring. The body is mostly transparent, and the color of brackish water. Slightly copper, like a glass that has had old pennies sitting in it for a day. Not the best start.

Aroma : It smells mostly like Michelob Ultra with some lightly roasted grain. There's rice, barley, banana, and toasted malt, a caramel sticky-bun sweetness, and very faint grassy hop aroma.

Flavor : The dry, grassy, pasty character comes out immediately - typical Mich Ultra characteristics. Cooked rice, faint caramel, toffee, and a slight nuttiness. These are all in the midst of a rather washed out profile, but its all there.

Mouthfeel : Very fizzy to start, and then washes out a bit and ends slightly parched. I can feel a tender dryness attacking the sides of my mouth as it settles.

Overall : Nobody really goes into detail drinking these things. I mean they're meant as a low carb, low calorie option when necessary and for that reason I really must commend Michelob. Crafts are great until you get some unfortunate events that take away those joys for a little while - and thank God for products like these that still allow me to drink beer once in awhile. Thus the '5' overall.

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Photo of nicholas2121
3.33/5  rDev +41.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Michelob Ultra Amber brewed by Anheuser-Busch, with an ABV of 4.00% This brew pours out a deep amber color, with a nice white head. The color is darker than what I was expecting, not saying that is a bad thing. Ultra Amber smell is light with grains and malts. There is a faint hit of hops, and sweetness in this brew. The taste of Michelob Ultra Amber is light and smooth, you pick up hits of grains and malts. The mouthfeel of Michelob Ultra Amber is smooth clean and refreshing. Not much too this brew, not saying that is a bad thing. There is nothing overpowering about this brew. Michelob Ultra Amber is a nice smooth drinking brew, it is what it is a light brew. Overall I'm giving Michelob Ultra Amber a 3.5 out of 5. I would buy this brew again.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
2.75/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Michelob Ultra Amber has a medium, off-white head, a clear, bubbly, amber appearance, and a few lacing streaks left behind on the glass. The aroma is weak, but mild, sweet roastiness and faint grain can be detected. Taste is also thin, but generalized grain, a ghost of caramel, and the ever so slightest breath of hop bitterness is present. Mouthfeel is light and watery, and Michelob Ultra Amber finishes crisp, clean, and refreshing. It’s pretty dull.


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Photo of BeerWithMike
2.95/5  rDev +25%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Sampled this evening on 12/29/14. I had different Michelob's before but not sure about this one. Well, it here it is. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a vintage 'Michelob' thump-print goblet glass.

Pours a lighter to medium amber in color with a thin white cap that settles down to just a ring around the glass. Not much lacing is seen, just a couple of very light spots. The aroma isn't really all that much, just a hint of roasted malts and caramel. Pretty much is said for the taste. Actually isn't all that bad and probbaly the best of the 'Ultra' Micks. Lighter-bodied with decent carbonation. It's drinkable but that is about all I am going to go with.

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Photo of chinchill
2.2/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Fresh 12oz bottle.

Pale light-medium amber, light for an amber but then this is a light beer. Large fizzy head soon reduces to a ring.

Smells like a mix of hops and dirt. To be fair it does smell like some English hops, but not appealing. The flavor is better but, of course, very light and mild. ... make that very, very light.

Feel: Exceptionally light and watery body. Crisp, medium carbonation.

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Photo of KYGunner
2.48/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

There's nothing offensive about this, it's a slightly flavored beer with low alcohol and a very thin feel. I detect a touch of barley malt, caramel, and roasted nut swimming in a pool of water. If I want to drink light and get a buzz and a bit of flavor this would be a go to.

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Photo of juand
1.25/5  rDev -47%

i guess if you want to get a buzz, and you must drink "beer" to do it, and this is the only beer available then OK, drink it up. My son had a sip and suggested that it was the "idea of the taste of beer, with fizzy water added and left in the frig. That about summed it up for me.

Not even good for a knock back after mowing the lawn on a hot summers afternoon. Does this mean I'll have to pour the rest of the 12 pack down the drain. #[email protected]%

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Photo of ordybill
3.05/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

this beer had a slight carbonated feel to it. Not especially strong taste wise and I consider this a party beer where quantity wins out. I would definitely drink it again especially on a hot southern summer day. Appearance was of good color and it had a nice aroma that was not off the mark from its taste.

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Photo of Darkmagus82
2.33/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a light amber color with a one finger head of white foam. The fizzy head fades almost instantly leaving almost no lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is light overall with it consisting of a mix of caramel with notes of graininess. Along with these smells is a faint whiff of a grassy smell and a bit of fruit.

Taste – The taste begins with a very watery flavor with just a hint of a grain and roasted malt. Upfront there is very little sweetness, but as the taste advances a lighter corn sweetness with a hint of caramel comes to the tongue. A very light herbal flavor and some tastes of paper come to the tongue at the very end of the taste, leaving a rather thin and weak amber flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is super thin with a carbonation level that is average. While the thin body is quite expected, a bit higher of carbonation would have been more fitting for the style, creating a more refreshing feel overall.

Overall – Don’t expect too much here. But really should you really be expecting tons with a “ultra” low cal beer?

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Photo of Zormac
2.6/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The look was typical of a Michelob beer which is ok, poor was a light white head that was gone as quickly as it came the color was a bit pale compared to that of other amber beer taste was over powered by carbonation but after wasn't bad. not to much to say about this beer other than it would be a good crisp beer on a hot day with a decent taste. I would buy it again for that reason only.

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Michelob Ultra Amber from Anheuser-Busch
Beer rating: 59 out of 100 with 391 ratings