My husbands favorite beer is Michelob Amber Bach, what beer would you say most compares to this in England?
Michelob is a lager not a beer. You can get Michelob lagers in England, but not, as far as I can see, Amber Bach.
Get your husband to try proper beers, Youngs, Fullers and other full flavored beers.
Lager is a type of beer, a real type of beer just as the "real" beers you refer to are types of beer. The difference in definition is whether they are top, bottom or mid fermented and therfore lagers, bitters or ales.
A typical definition of "beer" on the web or in dictionaries is :Beer
"Generic name for alcoholic beverages produced by fermenting a cereal or a mixture of cereals, flavored with hops. "
I do agree with you however that it is great for tourists and visitors to try the local beers as it is to try different foods when they travel. It always amuses me when people from whatever country other take a position of "our beer is the only real beer". Try them all and ENJOY!
I haven't come across Michelob Amber Bock but I gather it is a dark lager in the German Bock style. Not aware of any UK brewer who has adopted this style but any bar that sells imported beers should have a selection of Bock beers. I'm sure he would like Budweiser Budvar Dark from the Czech Republic which I hasten to add has nothing whatsoever to do with its US namesake. Failing that some of the UK brown ales might be worth trying.
if its dark but lighter in alc then the closest in uk may be a mild but something that seems increasling rare here
Eztraveler ~ if your hubby likes Mic Amber Bock(which I've had), then he will love the great cask ales in Britain. Have him try several samples at the bar, but Amber Bock would be most like Young's Bitter, Fullers ESB, lots and lots of choices. Once he tries the truly good stuff, he's not going to want to go home and drink the Amber Bach anymore, believe me - he's going to LOVE IT!
Thanks everyone for all the information. I am quite sure he will just have fun sampling all the great beers England has to offer.
LOL LOL LOL.. Sorry and no offense. Your husband can continue to drink plain tasteless beers in the U.K. if he wishes as sadly many young Brits drink only that. I've seen guys in pubs order Corona and Bud for gosh sakes. Or he can try and hopefully love cask conditioned real English ale. That might lead to him drink better beer when home. You know, micro brewed beer. Pub