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Michelob Ultra Fruit Pomegranate Raspberry - Anheuser-Busch

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Reviews: 96
Hads: 200
rAvg: 2.23
pDev: 33.18%
Wants: 2
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
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Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Light Lager |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Frozensoul327 on 04-12-2007

Michelob ULTRA Fruit Pomegranate Raspberry delivers a unique berry aroma that finishes with a hint of pomegranate.
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Photo of RedChrome
2.89/5  rDev +29.6%
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. (813 characters)

Photo of matjack85
2.87/5  rDev +28.7%
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. (1,473 characters)

Photo of acrawf6
2.8/5  rDev +25.6%
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. (1,372 characters)

Photo of Mora2000
2.77/5  rDev +24.2%
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. (355 characters)

Photo of bluejacket74
2.71/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12 ounce bottle, picked up a single of this at Liquor Barn. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a clear straw gold color with about a half inch white head. Pretty much no head retention at all, but there's a decent bit of lacing on the glass. Aroma is sweet and fruity, it smells like candied pomegranates and raspberries. There aren't any "beer-like" aromas, but it does have a nice fruity smell. The brew tastes like slightly watered down pomegranates and raspberries. Mouthfeel/body is light and watery, it has moderate carbonation, it's smooth and it's easy enough to drink. It's an OK fruity drink, but it seems more like a malt beverage than a beer. As much as I hate to say it, I liked it a lot more than I thought I was going to. (740 characters)

Photo of jwc215
2.71/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours straw yellow with a loud fizzy head that settles to a creamy, lasting cover. Some strands of lacing stick.

The smell is of raspberry and pomegranate - not too artificial or overpowering. Not much "beer" smell, even for a light beer.

The taste is of raspberry and pomegranate. Sweetish, but not too - and certainly not near the sugary sweet that a fruit malt beverage would be. A hint of fruit tartness balances the mild sweetness. Not much beer flavor - actually, almost none. Finishes abruptly, with nothing lingering into the aftertaste.

It's not too fizzy or watery for a light beer. It does have a certain smoothness to it that is beer-like, I suppose, though not really in a "crisp" way.

Much better than the regular Michelob Ultra - the "fruitiness" of it covers the nastiness of that. The body, also, is a bit different for a light beer. Thought it was going to be too fizzy or too sweet, but wasn't...really wasn't much of anything but some mild fruitiness with a decent smoothness. (1,001 characters)

Photo of tigg924
2.7/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: 1/2 inch head, light gold in color, clear, high carbonation

Smell: berry and fruit

Taste: raspberries, blackberries, and a touch of grass. Can’t really taste the pomegranate.

Mouthfeel: high carbonation, light bodied, sweet with a slight bitter spike

Overall: A decent beer that is barely beer enough to not be a wine cooler. Not a fruit drink, but not the first thing I would go for. Of this series, it is probably my least favorite as well. (460 characters)

Photo of BEERchitect
2.67/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Exactly like the other few Ultras that have added flavors, just a different flavor. Very wine-cooler-esque, with a fizzy complexion, anti-head retention, and dominant fruit flavors. The flavors again, improve the brew, but does not improve the beer-like qualities -- just makes it a bit more enjoyable to drink. A bit tart from the pomegranete and raspberry flavoring, but sweetened to balance. Still light and watery on the palate with a void aftertaste. (455 characters)

Photo of BEERME528
2.67/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Just like the ULTRA Dragon Fruit Peach, this does not taste like beer, but rather a fruity soda of some sort. So if this is what you look for in a beer, you might enjoy this. Pomegranate is a unique flavor for a beer which is why I gave this a shot. It has an extremely light color and will not fill you up while it refreshes you on a hot summer afternoon. (356 characters)

Photo of pmcadamis
2.66/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Basic yellow-gold lager color, with an ephemeral fizzy head. Gather ye foam-buds while ye may, because this head ain't stickin' around for long.

S - Fruity Pebbles, Fruit Loops, and Flintstones chewable vitamins.

T - Fruity Pebbles halved with grape-nuts. The fruitiness is mediated by a husky graininess that actually helps keep this one together. The graininess keeps it on the beer side, and off of the malternative or winecooler side (the darkside IMO).

M - Thin and fizzy. Quenching, but nothing special.

D - Not as bad as I anticipated, actually. This is probably my favorite of the Michelob Ultra fruity beer series. This, along with Lime Cactus and Tuscan Orange or Apricot or whatever is much better than the regular Michelob Ultra, which is tasteless IMO. (773 characters)

Photo of gmfessen
2.66/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, beer is similar to a standard light lager in appearance; a clear straw colored beer with a bubbly, white head. The smell is nothing like a beer, very sweet and Kool-Aid like. The taste is exactly like the smell, very sweet and no apparent beer about it. Very fruity, actually tastes pretty good but nothing like a beer. The mouthfeel is very light with a fizzy carbonation and slightly dry finish. A drinkable "beer", would be good on a hot day but nothing a true beer drinker would be impressed with. (543 characters)

Photo of barleyman
2.62/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Poured from the clear glass 12 oz. bottle into my straight sided glass tumbler. The appearance is quite light straw colored, and the smell is quite good, very fruity. The taste is exactly the same as the smell, fruity, with no hop or malt whatsoever. Mouthfeel is very light, and drinkability is good with very little heaviness or aftertaste at all.

Just a thought,

barleyman (377 characters)

Photo of JayS2629
2.59/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A- Light pale yellow with small white head that disappears into the overwhelming effervescent bubbles.

S- Faint hint of artificial raspberry. Fruity.

T- Fizzy tonic water with a hint of artificial raspberry and pomegranate.

M- Fizzy. Overly fizzy.

D- Like a soda but less sweet. Tonic water with artificial flavoring and waaaay too much carbonation. Not offensive, but almost. (381 characters)

Photo of arguemaniac
2.53/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

I really expected this to be nasty, but it actually suffers from the opposite problem: it's quite thin and watery. But even that has its upsides; though relatively flavorless, it's pretty drinkable, and the mild palate features light fruit flavors that aren't at all cloying.
It's actually kinda refreshing...

It's nothing special, and really doesn't offer a lot of flavor, but it's light and balanced, and easy enough to suck back.

Not recommended, though.... (462 characters)

Photo of Thorpe429
2.51/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Thanks to BeerFMAndy for killing me with this one and offering a quasi-refreshing liquid for in between beers at a recent tasting. "Palate cleanser between IH Kryptonite, Lawsons Double Sunshine, HF Double Citra and Abner before Pegs RARE DOS." Thanks for typing that sentence for me, Michael. Also, a bottom 100 tick. Score. Served in a tulip.

Pours a clear golden color with a fizzy white head that dissipates pretty quickly. Nose brings mild pomegranate plus a load of fake raspberry. Flavor is the same plus same grain. Artificial sweetener and a bit of tannin. Not bad as a soda, pretty bad as a beer, though not undrinkable.

I had this quote in my notes, which I must have said: "Doesn't age (aka 2 hours) on my deck very well." Quite true. It certainly got worse as the open bottle sat around in the sun for awhile, though rest assured, I reviewed this under the optimal conditions of it being at its ideal serving temperature, i.e. just above freezing. (962 characters)

Photo of womencantsail
2.5/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Thanks Bobby, your generosity never ceases to amaze me...

A: The pour is about as light as yellow can get with a white head that dies nearly instantaneously.

S: Sweet, sugary, fake raspberries come through immediately. The slightly tart pomegranate comes next, but that is sweetened up as well. Definitely fruity...

T: The fruit flavor is nearly completely masked by the overwhelming carbonation. Tonic water with a splash of raspberry flavoring.

M: The body is light, very light, and the carbonation is excessive, to say the least.

D: This isn't offensive, at least, but it would be cheaper to just buy a bottle of flavored soda or tonic water. (650 characters)

Photo of VelvetExtract
2.5/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A-Straw yellow coloring. Head falls quite quickly. Almost zero lacing. Fizzy.

S-Completely fake smelling berries. Almost perfumey like. Pretty faint scent too.

T-Tastes just like raspberry-pomegranate seltzer water. Not as sweet as I was expecting. Every sip I just keep thinking...seltzer water. I do like seltzer water though.

M-Light and fizzy. Clean and artificial tasting.

O/D-No dice. Simply not gonna work here. I like the two fruits they chose but this beer kinda blows. (482 characters)

Photo of whynot44
2.48/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A very light clear gold color with a tiny white head for about 5 seconds.

The aroma is a lot like raspberry Koolaid.

The taste is also a bit artificial raspberry and pomegranate, but lighter and, thankfully, not as sweet as Koolaid, not much like beer either. I couldn't really find where they hid the "Pilsner", I must have missed it. This is kind of like a lighter wine cooler and may appeal to some cooler fans. Finishes a bit tart with a bit of artificial raspberry aftertaste.

Very light bodied, a bit watery, but could work as a hot weather cooler if you like the taste. (588 characters)

Photo of cdkrenz
2.45/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A - White head that lasts about 15 seconds. The body is almost a fluorescent yellow.

S - The scent of raspberries and malt. It actually smells rather inviting.

T - Very little flavor here other than a slight berry taste and a hint of malt.

M - Very cold and slightly coarse.

~ This was left at my place after a cookout a few weeks back. I'm glad to have had the chance to try it but I won't be sampling this brew again anytime soon. (437 characters)

Photo of tdm168
2.43/5  rDev +9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

A - light golden yellow with a thin, loose, bubbly head that fizzles away immediately; huge amounts of carbonation rising to the top like soda

S - huge artificial raspberry and pomegranate

T - grainy, syrupy, bitter-sweet, artificial raspberry and pomegranate

M - way over carbonated, very crisp, light bodied

This is what it advertises to be. It's very light and has a fruity flavor. The carbonation is the worst part. It's even worse than the most carbonated soda. I'll won't ever be picking this up again. (512 characters)

Photo of OzarkElmo
2.4/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Bottle pour into shaker Aug. 14, 2009. Pours mostly pale yellow with very thin white head. At least there was some aroma to this - basically a water light beer with flavor added. Not too bad after 18 holes of golf on a hot summer day. Not much here,but it was better than regular Ultra or B. Light. (298 characters)

Photo of Chadpaq
2.39/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured out to reveal a color that closely resembles the color of the piss I take after a night of heavy drinking. Dehydrated. Burns a bit. Oh well.

Smells pretty good. Kind of nostalgic, like some sort of strawberry candy I enjoyed in my youth.

Taste was essentially a Michelob Ultra that had a few strawberries soaked in it. Some fake, plasticine berries. Kinda delicious, for the same reasons that Cook Out tastes so good when you're hammered.

Bubbly! Great carbonation. Felt decent in my mouth.

Went down smooth, but god, 4 percent alcohol? I wouldn't get a buzz off of 12.

Pretty sucky. But drinkable. (611 characters)

Photo of alleykatking
2.34/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from 12oz bottle.

A- Pours a pale clear yellow color. This had a small half finger white head that dies down instantly. No lacing left on the glass.

S- No beer aroma on this at all. This is all raspberry but almost too artifical smelling. Reminds me of this raspberry jam my family would buy when I was younger. Some light pomegranate in this but quickly gets covered by raspberry aroma.

T- This doesn't taste like beer at all. Raspberry upfront of this that is a little watered down overall. Pomegranate flavors come in but are sweet and to the point before dying into a watery raspberry flavor. There is a light beer finish on this that brings forth a sweet grainy flavor.

M- Light mouthfeel. Carbonation is very high on this beer. Raspberry left everywhere on the palate into the aftertaste with some light grains in the overall aftertaste. Crisp and clean tasting. Watery at times in the mouth.

D- Drinkable beer. Better than the other flavors they came out with. Still this is not really beer I think just some watered down raspberry flavor with some artifical sweetness added to it. (1,102 characters)

Photo of jdhilt
2.34/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Pours a three finger white head that vanishes in a minute and leaves no lace. Clear ugly greenish amber color. strong carbonation and light bodied. Sweet raspberry nose. Flavor is sweet raspberry, squeaky clean finish. Good session beer for the non-beer drinker, nothing here for the serious beer drinker. Brewed on Mar 5, 2008, $1.50 for a 12oz bottle from Capitol Convenience Concord, NH. (390 characters)

Photo of dbrauneis
2.33/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

A: Pours a crystal clear pale yellow in color with significant amounts of active visible carbonation and some faint notes of lemon yellow highlights. The beer has a three finger tall fizzy sudsy bright white head that quickly reduces to a medium sized patch of very thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Minimal amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light aromas of artificial raspberry and pomegranate, like you would expect from a candy... very light hints of grainy malts.

T: Upfront there are light to moderate flavors of slightly sweet grainy malts with some moderate flavors of artificial raspberry and hints of pomegranate. Overall this beer is not quite as sweet as I was expecting and there is a strange metallic/artificial flavor that persists after you finish. Light hints of bitterness which fades quickly.

M: Very light bodied with moderate to significant amounts of carbonation. Thin/watery.

O: Not overly offensive but not something that I would ever pick up again - the flavors and aromas are a little too artificial for me. Best served ice cold because the flavors did not improve as this beer warmed up during the drinking. (1,157 characters)

Michelob Ultra Fruit Pomegranate Raspberry from Anheuser-Busch
57 out of 100 based on 96 ratings.