Michelob Ultra Amber | Anheuser-Busch

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364 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:
364
Reviews:
164
Avg:
2.4
pDev:
26.67%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
49
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Bluemoonlover
2.38/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A-Very surprisingly,after tasting it first, amberish gold color.

S-Slight smell of hops but thats about it.

T-Very slight taste of caramel,metallic kinda hoppy

M-Very carbonated very very crisp

D-I'd much rather drink a budweiser not very good to drink.

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Photo of Plantinau
3/5  rDev +25%

Photo of DarkBeerFan
3.08/5  rDev +28.3%

Photo of mightymalt97
2.76/5  rDev +15%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This is a another attemp to bring a different type of light beer to the masses. This beer has a little more flavor than most light beers. Good amber color, the carbonation is just right, slight malt taste but as usual with the typical weak waterdown flavor of a light beer. It is one of the better light beers out there but when you compare it to a another amber light like Sam Adams it falls way short . The best thing you can say about this beer it is easy to drink .

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Photo of cardwel1
2.16/5  rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Carbonated,bubbly head that went away quick. It's clear and not really amber... it's rather darker. A bit more appealing than the average ultra light beer though.

Smell: Really doesn't have a lot of smell.

Taste: Not a lot of it. Really... I guess I'm no connisseur, but aside from the tiny bit of bitter aftertaste there's not a lot.

Mouthfeel: Like seltzer water.

Drinkability: Easy to drink... just like water! Still, it's not offensive, and I'd rather have it and a fair amount fewer calories than a bad beer with a lot of calories. But I'd rather have a good beer, no doubt about it.

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Photo of AmberAleAmy
3/5  rDev +25%

Photo of JackMatthew
2.26/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Not as tasty as the original Michelob Ultra. In fact, you cannot taste any malt or barley at all in this. It really just tastes like water and weak hops. The flavor is not too offensives, but it doesn't have the fresh, clean flavor of Michelob Ultra. It tastes a little stale.

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Photo of EricB22
2.82/5  rDev +17.5%
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 mwc115
2.59/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

I've had this in a bar a few times. I have some hard core beers that I drink, but I have the need to have something light on occasion. So far I would put this on the top of might light beer light beer list. So it isn't pretty to look at, nothing special about the head, just typical waterly looking bubbles with probably food coloring for the dark color. It almost has no smell, a hint of something unpleasant, but I can't place it. Mouth feel is like water, as bad as regular Ultra resembled water. Now, as I'm being objective here and not hoping great things for a light beer... It actually doesn't taste that bad. Even though it is light it has some characteristics in the taste that make is reasonable to drink. I rated the drinkability high as well because you could drink this all day due to it's lightness. I wish they would carry it at the basketball arena because when you got to drink something this would make a good choice...

...stressing... for a macro brew light beer.

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Photo of MP13
2.13/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

My wife and I are dieting, so I needed to find something lower in calories and carbs than the ales I usually consume nightly. On paper Mich Ultra Amber seemed to be the best fit in that it's darker than most light beers, is low in carbs, is low cal, and is also 5% ABV.

I had it straight from the bottle and was pretty surprised by the taste. It doesn't have any of the sour/bitter taste most macro lights have. Reminds me quite a bit of Bass, but a little bit lighter...and with 41 fewer calories and 10 fewer carbs per bottle. Definitely my new session beer...at least until I reach my target weight.

Update 5/23/10 - They've reformulated this to lower the calories further. It's been reduced from 114 calories to 95 and the alcohol was cut from 5% to 3.2%. Unfortunately this came at the expense of taste. It's pretty watery tasting now. Not much different than regular Mich Ultra. While I was pleasantly surprised with the original formula, this new one is really bad.

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Photo of nozzle420
1.12/5  rDev -53.3%
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 wazoobeer
3.73/5  rDev +55.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Well, I am surprised by all the negative reviews.
I just tried it last night while watching a movie with my girlfriend. She bought it after the store clerk told her it was selling like crazy.

I was eating potatoes chips with onion dip so it didn't taste that bad after potato chips. Better than a soda and with less sugar.

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Photo of juand
1.25/5  rDev -47.9%

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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Michelob Ultra Amber from Anheuser-Busch
2.4 out of 5 based on 364 ratings.
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