Michelob Ultra Fruit Pomegranate Raspberry - Anheuser-Busch

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Michelob Ultra Fruit Pomegranate RaspberryMichelob Ultra Fruit Pomegranate Raspberry

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Ratings: 193
Reviews: 96
rAvg: 2.13
pDev: 37.09%
Wants: 2
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
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Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Light Lager |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Michelob ULTRA Fruit Pomegranate Raspberry delivers a unique berry aroma that finishes with a hint of pomegranate.

(Beer added by: Frozensoul327 on 04-12-2007)
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3.5/5  rDev +64.3%

Photo of matty
3.38/5  rDev +58.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pale yellow colored beer with a rapidly fading head like the kind you would have with soda.Aroma is raspberry.Taste is fruit dominated by the raspberry.It goes down easy and with very little carbonation.Overall I liked it but it's nothing that's going to knock your socks off!!

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3.25/5  rDev +52.6%

Photo of Frozensoul327
3.25/5  rDev +52.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours out to a flat and lowly carbonated presentation. Medium yellow color with a short lived foam head, and a total lack of lacing.

S: Strong indications of berries and mild malts. Slightly sweet, and mildly artificial. Still, it's got my interest.

T: Suprisingly well balanced for a light lager which dresses as a fruit beer; mild malt, traces of dry hops, a strong yet not cloying flavor of berries with a natural and mild sweetness. Quite nice.

M: Bubbly. Zesty. Sharp. Very crisp. Light bodied and goes down easy.

D: Average, but considering it came from AB, it's a step in the right direction. They're exploring new territory, which I commend, but why do this beer in a "light" format? Go full flavor and you'll have peoples attention. Worth trying. I could take it or leave it.

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3.25/5  rDev +52.6%

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3.25/5  rDev +52.6%

Photo of SetarconeX
3.23/5  rDev +51.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pomegranate raspberry? In a Michelob? Ok. I'll try to keep an open mind.

Doesn't look like much. Actually, it looks almost exactly like a normal Michelob. Can't say I'm terribly impressed. Smells almost exactly like a wine cooler. That syrupy sweet, overpowering chemical fruit-impostor scent is unmistakable.

Tastes ever so slightly fruity, and slightly astringent. Actually expected a lot more flavor from something that smells so strongly. It is, however, more enjoyable than actually drinking Mic Ultra.

Not sure what to make of this one. It's not undrinkable, but it's pretty far from being good. It's more a beer with no real reason for existing. One can only wonder what Mic was shooting for here.

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3.15/5  rDev +47.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

"Light Beer with Natural Flavor" Rev. 7/8/09 Date on bottle "09127" 4.2%

In a clear bottle, first bad sign. It is a light yellow color, almost like urine from a person that is slightly dehydrated. I'm not judging until I try it. Pours crystal clear, light yellow with a soapy very white head that dies down quickly leaving nothing on the glass. Medium carbonation, I have never seen a beer this clear.

Strong, sweet raspberry and fruity nose. Smells exactly like a raspberry flavored soda, you can't pick out the beer at all. I guess that is what they are going for. The fruit aroma smells like real fruit, not syrupy or artificial. Very nice if you like raspberries and fruitiness. Keep in mind this is a "Pomegranate Raspberry" beer and should be fruity.

The taste is very watered down, not like the aroma, that prepares you for a really fruity taste. The beer is in the taste, but the light, typically Bud flavor is hidden in part by the fruit flavor. The fruit makes its appearance in the middle as it going down and tapers off leaving a pleasant beer aftertaste, clean and crisp. The fruit is very muted and does not overpower, as the smell would insinuate.

Kind of grainy/foamy in the mouth, medium bodied (surprisingly!) but a little foamy if you swirl it around in your mouth at all. Fills you up, this foaminess does.

It is light in all aspects: flavor, beer taste, fruitiness; making it very easy to consume. A good balance between beer and fruit, not one controls the taste. I have to say, I am not disgusted as I thought I was going to be. I could see a non-beer drinker actually liking this and putting down the Boones Farm to try something less sweet. Doesn't seem like there is much alcohol in there...just like a raspberry soda!

I disregarded the fact that this was a Michelob, as most people who reviewed it did not and thus decided it was going to be bad before consuming it. It's not that terrible, very drinkable, but shouldn't be considered beer.

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3.05/5  rDev +43.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A-very clear pale gold color with a white head that just vanishes
S-very sweet grainy pomegranate smell
T-kind of a grainy taste with the pomegranate coming throughout the beer
M-light body with a good amount of carbonation
O-okay beer that was not too sweet, and would be good for a hot summer day

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3/5  rDev +40.8%

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3/5  rDev +40.8%

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3/5  rDev +40.8%

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3/5  rDev +40.8%

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2.98/5  rDev +39.9%

Photo of RedChrome
2.9/5  rDev +36.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Crystal clear very light golden color. A quarter inch white head faded rapidly. Zero carbonation rising through the beer. Lacing is also non-existent.

Very sugary fruit odor rises to the nose. Raspberry dominates with the pomegranate flirting in and out. This reminds me of Kool-Aid. No hops to note.

Very light flavor on the tongue. The fruit presence is there but gets mixed with a light plastic note. There is a subtle watermelon hint on the back of the tongue.

Very thin. Carbonation make no real effort to show up on the tongue. Flavor clings lightly to sides of tongue.

Definitely a session beer on a hot summer day. Good to pair against a spinach salad with strawberries. A surprisingly average effort for such a light beer. Something to keep on hand to try and convert the malternative crowd.

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2.85/5  rDev +33.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

Found this at a Chicago area Jewel/Osco store on sale for $5.99 a 6 pack, so at that price I don't mind trying it. 12oz clear glass bottles with no freshness date to be found, which I thought was strange for a Bud product.

The bottle isn't the only thing clear about this beer. It pours a crystal clear pale yellow color that if it was any paler it would be water. With a hard pour you can get a 3 finger soapy looking white head out of it that will only last about 30 seconds and leave a decent amount of lacing. If you tilt the glass and pour slowly you get no head at all and no lacing.

Definite raspberry smell with the pomegranate not as strong. Nothing else is detectable.

This isn't very beer-like. It taste more like raspberry flavored seltzer water. There is also an unpleasant metallic taste to it. The overall flavor isn't that bad, but if you were hoping for something like a Belgian lambic, this definitely isn't it. Even the raspberry and pomegranate flavors don't taste like real fruit. It's probably just fruit flavoring. If there are any malts or hops in here I sure couldn't taste them.

The mouthfeel is as close to water as you can get without actually being water. Very light and lightly sweetened with a good dose of carbonation which does make it kind of refreshing and easy to drink. One word of warning however. Do not let this beer get anywhere near room temperature or it gets really awful. If you do want to try it, get it as cold as you can.

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2.83/5  rDev +32.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Saw a single bottle of this and thought what the hell, and gave it a shot.

Pours out light straw with a foamy white head that drops to a thick ring around the glass.

Smell. A very potent fruity aroma, tons of rasberry comes through as i can smell it a foot away. Smells much like a soda (like others had said) and really reminds me of a sweet cough syrup or those luten (sp?) cough drops.

Taste. lol, its interesting. The aroma and the taste doesnt exactly add up as the smell is dominant rasberry, but the taste is lacking a lot of flavor. The rasberry and pomigranate bitterness does come through though, and with the light flavor and ample carbonation, reminds me of mineral water flavored with rasberry. Aftertaste has an artificial sweetner flavor to it and the fruits disappear quickly.

Overall, I'm not going to knock this just because it is a lite fruit beer from michelob. As far as advertising what it is and focused on people who would normally buy this, i think they did a decent job (though they say ultra but it has over 100 calories and 6 grams of carbs...sounds more like a solid light beer :) I wouldnt want to drink more than one of these at a time, but the light flavor and the mild fruity sweetness and lack of bitterness makes this an easy chugger after cutting the grass. Not one i would stamp my approval on, but not one i would really cut down.

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2.75/5  rDev +29.1%

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2.75/5  rDev +29.1%

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2.75/5  rDev +29.1%

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2.75/5  rDev +29.1%

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2.75/5  rDev +29.1%

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2.75/5  rDev +29.1%

Photo of Mora2000
2.73/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

The beer pours a clear, very light yellow color with a white head. The aroma is raspberries and bready malt, without much else. The flavor is pomegranate, raspberries, corn, bread and water. Not only is the beer very watery feeling, it tastes like a glass of water with a splash of fruit juice added to it. Medium carbonation and a thin, watery mouthfeel.

Michelob Ultra Fruit Pomegranate Raspberry from Anheuser-Busch
54 out of 100 based on 193 ratings.