Michelob Ultra Amber | Anheuser-Busch

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60
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362 Ratings
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Michelob Ultra AmberMichelob Ultra Amber
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Anheuser-Busch
Missouri, United States
anheuser-busch.com

Style: Light Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by murphysbleachers on 01-26-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
362
Reviews:
164
Avg:
2.4
pDev:
26.67%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
46
For Trade:
0
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Photo of rye726
1.33/5  rDev -44.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

I tried this in hopes that the amberness would over power the macroness. Once again I was wrong, very very wrong. The color is a cross between yellow and amber. It has, or once had a fizzy off white head. The nose is of artificial sugars and ricey malts. The taste is also very artificial and cloying. Not much of a hop or malt base to it. A decent body is not too carbonated. I guess I could drink this if a gun was to my head.

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Photo of nortmand
1.38/5  rDev -42.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

A friend bought this for me to taste with the best intentions, I'm sure to him it's overwhelming, but....

Pours a decent amber color, but there is no head, or way to produce one.

Grassy, grainy smell, where is the amber coming from? Certainly not crystal malt. Smells like the rest of AB's offerings.

Tinny and virtually flavorless. Maybe a bit of sweet caramel, but it's likely mostly psychological.

Thin and watery, no better than it's ultra brother.

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Photo of EgadBananas
1.4/5  rDev -41.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Poured into a 12oz glass and was in no danger of spilling a drop. Theres virtually no head, and anything that did form, was gone after I blinked. I wouldn't call the color amber...if anything is was a slightly darker shade of normal FYB. Smell was tinny and metallic with some sort of malt-like smell. This tasted awful, like stagnant carbonated water. Has the feel too of water...I'd rather drink water. You can chug this, which is the only reason it didn't get a 1....but why would you want to?!?!?! Maybe my girlfriends dad will drink the rest of the sixer....

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Photo of beckscrusader420
1.41/5  rDev -41.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Well where should I begin. Im not that much of a technical reviewer so here it goes. somewhat technical but not like some people. ok so here it goes. this beer is just somewhat darker than mich ultra or budweiser or (fill in the blank ricey pisswater beer here). same quickly disappearing head as most macros with no lacing whatsoever. the taste...well is there any?? the taste is kinda lilke amber bock mixed with mich ultra to create a beer with a little more flavor than reguar mich ultra but not as much as amber bock or mich lager. what can I say I bought this to switch things up (as in the realm of my budget beers) normally I try to stay away from all macros period favoring Paulaner Salvator Dopplebock or a classic Sam Adams Boston Lager. Final verdict on Mich Ultra Amber: This beer sucks!!!

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Photo of mikeg67
1.43/5  rDev -40.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

12 oz bottle. Pours amber with some white head and a soda like carbonation and not much lacing. Nose is similar to lemonade. Body is thin and watery. Taste includes some sweetness followed by an abrupt dryness, there is a slight hint of hops. Nice sinkhole beer.

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Photo of RDW
1.5/5  rDev -37.5%

Photo of Damian74
1.5/5  rDev -37.5%

Photo of dailyminefield
1.5/5  rDev -37.5%

Photo of Lang44
1.5/5  rDev -37.5%

Photo of Eaglefan344
1.5/5  rDev -37.5%

Photo of WaterCzar
1.5/5  rDev -37.5%

Photo of bonbini26
1.5/5  rDev -37.5%

Photo of CraigTravor
1.5/5  rDev -37.5%

Photo of ZPB
1.5/5  rDev -37.5%

Photo of keepitsimple1990
1.5/5  rDev -37.5%

Photo of tfsimpkins
1.5/5  rDev -37.5%

Photo of dugly2ugly
1.5/5  rDev -37.5%

Photo of buckyp
1.5/5  rDev -37.5%

Photo of wrightst
1.5/5  rDev -37.5%

Photo of DaryleEverett
1.5/5  rDev -37.5%

Photo of Herky21
1.5/5  rDev -37.5%

Photo of Dogbrick
1.5/5  rDev -37.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Dad handed me a bottle, so what are you gonna do. The beer is a clear golden color with a compact white head that gives up the ghost quickly. Minimal lacing. Faint grainy malt aroma. Light seltzer water body with light grain and malt flavors. The finish is absolutely flavorless unless you call bubbles a flavor. Truly a beer for people who do not like beer.

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Photo of Vancer
1.56/5  rDev -35%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Oh wow, the best thing about this one was the nicely packaged bottle with a date of 1/26/06. After that – downhill we go. Yep, looks like seltzer water with brown coloring added to it. Absolutely no aroma at all. Very close to tasteless, but I did pick up some pathetic hints of a sweet malt – it may have been artificial flavoring added.

This seltzer water somehow had a 5% abv, it was made to give a buzz to the <active people> w/o having to actually drink anything. Thank God it was a freebie, I can't imagine paying hard earned cash for this crap.

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Photo of BEER88
1.58/5  rDev -34.2%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of scaliasux
1.6/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Appearance - Light orange. Clear. Fast dissipating white head. Very bubbly.

Smell - Very sweet macro scent. Surprisingly stronger than many macro-lights, but no more appealing.

Taste - Begins with a light sweetness. Fades into nothing. No hint of hops. Flavor is very light, watered-down - nearly a seltzer water. The flavor, such as there is, is relatively inoffensive.

Mouthfeel - Watery. Stingingly carbonated. Crisp.

Drinkability - Who are they fooling? This is Michelob Ultra with a little added coloring agent. Don't waste your time or money.

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Michelob Ultra Amber from Anheuser-Busch
2.4 out of 5 based on 362 ratings.
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