Michelob Ultra Amber Max

Michelob Ultra Amber MaxMichelob Ultra Amber Max
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Missouri, United States
American Adjunct Lager
Ranked #96
Ranked #28,039
3.1 | pDev: 27.1%
Oct 10, 2023
Dec 22, 2020
At only 99 calories, it uses a unique blend of oats, rye, and blue agave to craft a gluten-reduced light lager with maximum flavor.
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Reviewed by Cdriver0414 from Kentucky

4.41/5  rDev +42.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
I give this one high ratings because it's my light beer of choice. I am a craft beer guy but this one is still solid. Light but still plenty of flavor to make it interesting.
Oct 10, 2023
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Reviewed by Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois

3.89/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
poured from a 12oz twist-cap bottle into a tall new glarus pilsner glass. pours light amber with almost two fingers of off-white foam head that settles into a thin collar around the glass. toasted, biscuit-like malts and dark bread on the nose. some earthy hops. taste follows with a slight honey / malt sweetness. it’s about as easy drinking and smooth as it gets for an amber lager. medium-full mouthfeel. quite carbonated. i liked this.
Aug 02, 2023
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Reviewed by beergoot from Colorado

3.51/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Crystal clear, dark amber body; lively, dense carbonation; initial thick, fizzy head that soon dissipates to a thin, wispy circle of foam inside the glass. Pleasant, mild caramel smell; slight herbal note. Mild malt sweetness; light sense of hop bitterness; faint herbal notes. Medium body; smooth.

This is not a bad beer, considering it's a gluten-free offering and a light beer. The highlight is the flavor, which seems to expand and become more prominent as the beer warms.

Pouring temperature: 55 °F; bottling info: 25SEP23
Source: local purchase
Jul 02, 2023
Rated: 3.25 by paulish from New York

Jun 25, 2023
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Reviewed by tofutyga

3.11/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Way better than regular ultra. Can looks better, color looks better, taste is better, smell is better. It's easy to drink, a little bit sweet with some character.
Jan 24, 2023
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Reviewed by dacrza1 from New Jersey

2.54/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
DATE: June 25, 2022... OCCASION: a double dip for beer reviews tonight--should be easy to follow up Corona Premiere, no? GLASSWARE: Hennepin pokal...pours a chestnut amber body, indicative of its namesake... trafficking bubbles build a briefly significant off-white head that simmers to a healthy halo... toasted malts and cereal grains are welcome to a GF offering, with grape (?!), heavily candied sugars, and light citrus weaving in and out... its mouthfeel is thin but not rinsing, with a finish that stays long enough to incite another sip... its body holds rather well for a beer of this ABV and calorie count.... the cereal malts are toasted well enough... its aftertaste suggests raisins, toffee, and syrupy sweet candied sugars, albeit in a drinkable package... this would be welcome at a gathering or party for sure--but on Beer Night, it's not going to win my interest too often. The gluten-reduced approach is appreciated, for sure...
Jun 26, 2022
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Reviewed by Jugs_McGhee from Colorado

2.92/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
Nowhere near as good as Michelob Lager. Amber malt extract forward without showcasing the agave to any evocative extent. Pale malt...maybe 6-row. Cheap caramalt.

Drinkable and inoffensive, lacking any overt adjunct (i.e. corn or rice) notes, even if it does delve a bit too much into extract-y malt syrup-y flavours for my liking.

Jun 22, 2022
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Reviewed by RonaldTheriot from Louisiana

4.56/5  rDev +47.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Amber Max has a thick, egg-shell head and a clear, bubbly, amber appearance, with no lacing. The aroma is of rich multi grains. The flavor is similar, with syrupy agave sweetness and no bitterness. Amber Max has a medium body and a crisp finish.

May 21, 2022
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Reviewed by gvickery from Texas

3.43/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Light copper, very clear, white head, loose and no retention.
Some mineral water aroma, along with some very slight sweet maltiness.
There’s a definite malty sweetness to the flavor, albeit slight. It’s still very crisp with a dry finish. Much better flavor than the regular “ultra”.
If an extra carb and a half’s not a deal breaker, this is much better than the regular blue and white can.
Apr 09, 2022
Rated: 3.22 by sbradley41 from Pennsylvania

Mar 05, 2022
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Reviewed by wl2bill from Wisconsin

3.28/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Hey, who watered down Busch Copper Lager? Not bad for a light beer, more character than standard Ultra. A little more carbonation than I like but let it breathe a little and that dissipates.they must have used agave to replace corn syrup for an Ultra twist. Anyway, I liked it for what it is.
Nov 13, 2021
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Reviewed by chum_husk from Minnesota

3.2/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Looks like a can. Smells higher ABV than it should. Taste is very sweet and malty. This is a light beer with (some) body and a few more ingredients than corn, water and booze. Very good if we're rating to style, which we is
Sep 21, 2021
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Reviewed by Darkmagus82 from Texas

3.8/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a clear amber color with a one finger head of white fizzy foam. The head fades very fast leaving a touch of lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the brew is strongest of a caramel and bready aroma mixed with smells of a light grain and a touch of fruitiness.
Taste – The taste begins with a nice sweet caramel and light bready flavor mixed with some other tastes of a light brown sugar hints of grain. These tastes are later joined by other flavors of a toffee like sweetness and a hint of hay, leaving one with a nice pleasant and mildly sweet taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is thin with a carbonation level that is average. Overall, the feel is pretty good. A lightly higher carbonation may have been a bit more fitting, but for the sweeter amber tastes the feel is actually pretty good overall.
Overall – This is a great slightly sweeter session style amber. You could drink this all day. Great for a cooler fall day, hanging out watching football, tailgating, or just simply shooting the breeze.
Sep 21, 2021
Rated: 3 by warpedrevolution from Illinois

Sep 05, 2021
Rated: 1.75 by DownyIsHungry from Minnesota

Jul 24, 2021
Rated: 1.44 by khargro2 from Tennessee

Jun 05, 2021
Rated: 1.6 by Demi from Minnesota

May 02, 2021
Rated: 2.85 by markallmon from Tennessee

Dec 22, 2020
Michelob Ultra Amber Max from Anheuser-Busch
Beer rating: 77 out of 100 with 18 ratings