Monday, April 20, 2015

Michelob AmberBock Review

Name: Michelob AmberBock
Style: Bock
ABV: 5.1%

Want to know a fun fact? Michelob makes the number one selling beer in the State of Minnesota with Michelob Golden Light.....but that's not the beer we have today. Instead, I have Michelob AmberBock, which is one of the most rated Bocks on both Beer Advocate & on RateBeer. Why I haven't gotten around to this sooner, amongst many others, is beyond me.

Appearance - A dark but clear amber color with just a hint of mild visible carbonation. The head starts out initially with a good amount of volume but it fades away fast and leaves nothing more than some film that covers about half of the surface. There's also no lacing at all.

Aroma - There is some potent caramel maltiness in here but sitting right next to it are some cereal grains along with some light roastiness and chocolate notes

Taste - Moderate caramel maltiness upfront for maybe 2 seconds before giving away to cereal grains, pale malts, and light roastiness. I'm also getting light hoppiness but even that isn't terribly noticeable.

This beer shows some promise in the nose, but it quickly disappoints upon consumption. To it's credit, there aren't any offensive characteristics about this beer & what remains is something that somewhat resembles a Bock beer. My recommendation though is to skip this beer since you aren't really missing out on anything.

Michelob AmberBock - 5/10.

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