Michelob Ultra Amber | Anheuser-Busch

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2.34/5
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373 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#47,156
Reviews:
167
Ratings:
373
pDev:
27.35%
Bros Score:
2.74
 
 
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Ratings: 373 |  Reviews: 167
Photo of tempest
3.06/5  rDev +30.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Overall, this is a nearly inoffensive beer. DMS and adjust lager aroma pull this down from what might otherwise pass as a bland mild. The appearance is a reddish amber with no head retention and like I said, the aroma, well, stinks like cheap beer. The taste has a caramel note with pale biscuit undertones. This pairing of real beer flavors almost makes up for the aroma, but still can't qualify it as "good beer." Easy enough to drink and I wouldn't turn a free one down, but I'd never order this.

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Photo of plaid75
2.98/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured a medium copper hue with a half finger foamy white head. There was decent retention and little lacing.

The smell featured a very light and slightly sweet grain with a smattering of noble hop.

The taste was very light througout with a mild grainy and adjunct sweetness. A suprising doughy and slightly nutty finish.

The mouthfeel was thin with a dry finish.

Overall a low carb beer. That's it. Maybe a little flavor thrown in, but thats it. It is what it is.

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Photo of Rochefort10nh
1/5  rDev -57.3%

Photo of clayrock81
2.77/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

The bottle is pretty much the same color as the beer w/ a cheesy clear decal. Don't bother pouring into a glass, but if you do, hold the dark, amber beer to the light and watch it pass through like a glass w/ coke and ice. I am generous with the taste rating, as if you compared this to most dark beers it would finish last in a contest. But, the little taste of anything it offers (there is some malt in there) is smooth and leaves no aftertaste. Honestly, a decent choice for dollar draft night or if you're watching the game and want a few. Its best aspect is the very low cal and fat content, so if you're like me and on a diet a couple of these every now and then don't hurt at all.

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Photo of Georgiabeer
1.25/5  rDev -46.6%

Photo of LoveStout
2/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of DoubleJ
2.7/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Going to the dark side of Ultra, and on to the beer I go:

Not as dark as it looks in commericals, more of an orangish brown color. The head slowly fades away. The aroma is made up of faded caramel and toffee. Hmmm, I'd say this beer is on to something. Or not. It's somewhat flavorful for a light beer, but not impressive. This tastes a like Budweiser with its snappy rice, plus the addition of dark malt and toasted grain. Finish is odd and dry with echoes of mandarin orange.

Who would have guessed this was a light beer? It's not as obviously watered down like others, but one bottle will do me just fine.

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Photo of Latarnik
2.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of wrightst
1.5/5  rDev -35.9%

Photo of rfgetz
2.53/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Light golden amber in color, clean and clear, moderate cap of bone white froth - so far so good. Scent pale and non-existent, only positive is no off-notes. Same with taste, pale and faint, hint of malt that is neither sweet or toasted, no off notes. Light bodied, bubbly. Nothing much going on here, but id take it over any other BMC Light product as it didnt have much in the way of off-notes.

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Photo of Zazzi82
2.15/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of TX-Badger
1.75/5  rDev -25.2%

Photo of harpus
2.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Jason_cs
2.02/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of JamLand
2.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Darkmagus82
2.33/5  rDev -0.4%
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 BGsWo22
1/5  rDev -57.3%

Photo of Brad007
1.96/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Pours a light amber/blond color with a one-finger head that fades down to nearly nothing.

Aroma is sweet with a hint of corn/bread and not much else in the nose.

Taste is sweet and a bit harsh/metallic with a strong hint of corn (or is it rice?) in the middle. Barely anything to taste here.

Mouthfeel is full of lingering corn and is quite watery. Pretty close to water actually and goes down somewhat ok.

Why drink this when you can go for a regular amber ale? If you like your beer as close to water as possible, this may be for you. I can't be too sure.

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Photo of ZAP
2.63/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Positives:

-Looks good....nice clean amber color

-For a light beer it has a mild grainy/malt flavor..also a hint of Mich Amber Bock like sweetness

-Body is better than some light beers. This doesn't feel watery.

Negatives:

-Too much head on the pour.

-Very mild aroma to this....some mild graininess and that Mich Amber Bock sticky sweetness... but its like

-Not a good finish....almost an artificial like finish if that makes sense..

Overall-

Middle of the road light beer....Certainly not at the level of the SA light but this "amber" does have more taste than the regular ultra. But, it is still not as flavorful as I was hoping for. Would consider buying again...

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Photo of khargro2
1.75/5  rDev -25.2%

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
2.28/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Faint amber appearance, a little watered down, lots of clarity, just wasn't impressed by amber ale appearance standards, but the head was ample. Faint sweet malt and corn aroma.

Taste was thin, even though I wasn't expecting it to be chewy by any means. Light corn and caramel taste, thin seems to be the operative word in this review. But its a light beer, and for the weird dichotomy of drinking beer and counting calories, this is one of the dare I say superior choices in such a conundrum. I don't see why they can't have hops in the beer though, I mean, those aren't going to add caloricly speaking, I think.

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Photo of threedaggers
2/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of tbryan5
2/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of kvgomps
2.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of twiggamortis420
2.65/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle with a born on date of 20APR10, didnt even know this beer existed until a buddy brought one over for me to try. Pours a very clear dark gold color, calling it amber is a bit of a stretch. White foam is large-bubbled and gives up quickly without a fight, as expected. No lacing.

Nose is lightly toasted malt and a dose of CO2 gas. Slight honeyed, pecan-esque nuttiness with absolutely nothing in the way of hops. Not horrible for such a light beer, but something about the aroma reminds me of a urinal mint.

Adjunct flavors begin to rear their ugly head in the flavor and are mildly offset by a watery caramel presence. Carbonation level is high and the mouthfeel is expectedly thin. Really not much flavor at all, but it is probably better than three-quarters of light lagers. Grainy cardboard comes out as it warms up and goes progressively downhill from there.

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Michelob Ultra Amber from Anheuser-Busch
Beer rating: 2.34 out of 5 with 373 ratings