Michelob Ultra Amber | Anheuser-Busch

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Michelob Ultra AmberMichelob Ultra Amber

Brewed by:
Missouri, United States

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

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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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1/5  rDev -58.3%

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2.72/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a mug.

A copper color with ridiculous clarity. A ring of white head.

A faint smell of cereal/adjunct.

It tastes like clean drinking. There's not much there. A bit of hops and a bit of malty sweetness.

Feels almost like a soda.

This is perfect for filler. Nothing to love or hate.

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1.83/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Michelob Ultra is the beer to blame for the whole "low-carb beer" fad, and has ushered in an era of beers that are even lighter in flavor than light beers. I supposed Ultra Amber is an effort to beef up a low carb beer and show that not all low carb beers have to be extremely pale and flavorless, but in the end this beer falls in line with the rest of its flavorless brethren.

Michelob Ultra Amber pours a color that is more golden than amber (almost like a regular pils color). About a finger and a half of foam forms and fizzes out rather quickly. The aroma contains a light husky smells that seems indigenous to Anheuser-Busch's light beers, along with some light graininess and some light fruity/floral note. The mouthfeel is very fizzy and hinders the enjoyment level of this beer. As for the taste, the beer is quite lacking. Some light grains are detectable, and a dry fruity taste is somewhat noticeable. There seems to be a bit of seltzer water flavor present as well, but overall the flavor is much akin to drinking water. The finish is mostly clean save for some dryness and very light graininess and the beer contains no alcoholic warmth.

I guess this is better than regular Michelob Ultra, but there really isn't anything here that would make it worth drinking again.

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2.25/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Picked this up as a single at Kroger as part of a "make your own sampler" deal. I guess I was intrigued to see what it would be like. I already had several beers in my sampler that I knew would be good, so this was sort of a throwaway curiosity pick.

Pours what I would call more of an orange or a very light amber, with a foamy head that dissipates quickly. The lacing doesn't stick.

Crisp and clean in the mouth, but also watery. Very faint malt flavor, and a finish of leftover grains.

Really no reason to try this if you like the taste of beer. It's more something to guzzle down thoughtlessly. My advice: Cut your carbs elsewhere, and indulge in a decent brew from time to time. I moved on from this one very quickly, and won't look back.

Interesting sidenote: I offered a taste to someone who only drinks light, just as a test, not telling her what it was. She usually hates the beers I drink, but she liked this one.

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2.4/5  rDev 0%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A-transparent dirty gold. no head. lots of fast moving bubbles.

S-faint smell of sweet honey.

T-comes in with a watery taste of sweet honey. it ends with a watery taste of honey and biscuits. tastes like a watered down budweiser.

M-medium carbonation with a watery finish

O-very crisp beer, but if you don't focus on the taste, you'll quickly forget it has one. there are no real negative qualities other than an overall lack of flavor, but it is very, very easy to drink.

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2.52/5  rDev +5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Review #150
12 oz bottle into a pint glass

A: Completely clear, barely amber in color. Pours a thick white head that falls quickly.

S: Sweet malts. A little fruitiness.

T: Light. A little bland with a pretty basic malt profile. If I stretched I could maybe sense a little banana and other fruit. A little pretzel in the malt. Not at all impressive, but not at all offensive.

M: Highly carbonated, only a little thicker than the average light American lager (aka "water").

D: Better than most of the light crap out there but in no way a worthy beer.

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