CharmCityCrab (244) - Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Taste is actually kind of reminiscent of a black and tan even more so than a bock or an amber lager. It really does give the illusion of someone making it by taking a yellow macro lager and a darker macro-type beer and mixing them half and half. A little bit of caramel malt and dark roasted malt, but mostly pale malt. Minimal hopping- probably noble hops, but who can tell? Aroma is a bit better than I’d expect. In one store, I saw this priced like a macro lager, which is a good bit of variety at that price range. Possibly intended to compete with Yuengling Black and Tans in markets where Yuengling is sold.
maxwelldeux (4343) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - FEB 9, 2015
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Found some old tasting notes, so I figured I should enter this. Poured from a bottle, and not exactly overwhelming with flavor. Nice crisp light flavors, and has a bit of the toastiness you get from darker beers.
foyle (387) - Wyoming, USA - JAN 25, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass.
Appearance: pours a thin off white head that drops slowly with the mildest of lacing. Color is a clear deep amber with no visible streaming carbonation.
Aroma: very, very mild. Just a bit of breadiness and slight caramel.
Mouthfeel: mostly light, slighty sticky with a dry finish.
Flavor: roasty caramel, bread crust, a bit of raisin and cocoa, with mild lingering hop bitterness.
Overall: nice, easy drinking beer that should pair well with many foods.
RMcDaniel (6) - Maineville, Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2015 does not count
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Liked the mild dark taste with veggie pizza,as well as drinking it without any food.
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Frozer (240) - Illinois, USA - DEC 2, 2014
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draft, very thin head. Not much aroma. Lots of cereal flavor. Light caramel malt. Not the best representation of the style, however, it is light in body making it easy to drink.
N3lson1 (951) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - NOV 19, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Drank from a twelve ounce bottle.A decent beer by Michelob, most people hate Michelob, I don’t mind them. This one has a slight caramel aroma but could use a little more roasted flavor. A pretty basic amberbock.
slowrunner77 (9948) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 14, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
"also pleasantly surprising for a Michelob beer (even though i think Michelob in general is better than parent co. Budweiser). pretty well balanced and slightly enjoyable dunkel, if a little lite/thin."
ads135 (4139) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 12, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
There are worse ambers. These is a true session. It could have a more assertive caramel flavor, but there’s nothing offensive about this beer.
tmongoose (2200) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 29, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
was the best of the worst on draft. medium light brown with smallish head. not much on aroma or flavor just pretty basic lager. don’t know what else to say about this one.
Bork (452) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - SEP 27, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light but clean, almost flavorless dark beer with a wee hint of malts and a slight astringency on the finish. Watery but decently refreshing.