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RATINGS: 1405   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.43/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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A specialty beer with a rich, roasted taste.

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
GPyott (67) - Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 10, 2002
I fully appreciate Michelobs (AB) interest in different types of brews, and I applaud them for taking that bold step that many domestic/macro brews dont. Unfortunately, this beer heavy on the acidic alcohol taste that warm domestics are known for. This beer should have just been called Michelob Amber as there is no trace of a Bock flavoring within its contents. A decent beer on the wallet, but a disappointment on the pallet.

2.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mattduling (64) - Fairmont, West Virginia, USA - JUN 7, 2002
It is good to get a beginner broke into dark beer. Good transition beer from college to real beer drinking.

2.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheOrange (479) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUN 4, 2002
Better then most cheap American macro brews. But still not that good. The color was quite nice, the head was nothing spectular. Overall, if I dont have it agian I wont miss it.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
qwikstreet (43) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 3, 2002
A nice dark tasting lager. It is not too strong that limits you to only a few bottles a night. I can drink this all night.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JPDIPSO (6042) - Wauwatosa, USA - MAY 28, 2002
Amber, yes. Bock, no. AS typical for most large brewery specialty brews the flavor is derived from specialty grains than the brewing method and use of quality malts. I guess I have picked this when the only other options are the typical american standards.

1.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
VA Homebrewer (525) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - MAY 28, 2002
Slightly disappointing as I expected this to be at least a reasonable attempt at a good beer. Maybe a little more malt sweetness, but the rice is still very evident. Aside from the light malt increas and a darker color, this is no more impressive than regular ol Michelob.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
greystreet80 (191) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 23, 2002
Surprisingly tasty, a decent combination; the amber and the bock. Its not too strong of a bock or an amber. But it is very rich and filling.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
NeroFiddled (105) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2002
Anheiseur-Buschs Michelob Amber Bock is one of the best selling craft Brews in the country. Although this beer does fall slightly short of being an actual bock (stylistically), it should be tasted for what it is - not what the name implies it should be. That said, this is an excellent lager with no flaws - just like Bud - that shouldnt be ignored. Budweiser has proved that they can make good beers (did they even have to?). Hopefully, this beer will lead people to try other, fuller-flavored beers.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - MAY 22, 2002
I tried this on a 3.5 hour layover in Denver, it was the only thing at the bar that I hadnt drank and nothing else was any good. Tasted slightly inferior to Shiner/Ziegen bock. I propose that we use a new word to describe American beers that call themselves bocks: the nottabock. Sounds kind of like dopplebock, huh? I could taste the rice in it. Hints of woodiness, a little malt. Better than most macro offerings, but that aint saying anything.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
austinpowers (2828) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 20, 2002
This rice-bock is not a real bock, though it has hints of bock flavor. Everyone criticizing it is comparing it to DOPPELBOCKS, which are not the same as BOCKS. Bocks, like Shiner and Saxer are damn hard to find and taste a bit maltier than this weak offering from Michelob. Save yourself a beer bummer and get something else.


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