Michelob Ultra Fruit Pomegranate Raspberry - Anheuser-Busch
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2.9/5 rDev +34.9%
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.
04-12-2007 04:38:22 | More by RedChrome
2.85/5 rDev +32.6%
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.
10-31-2009 08:07:06 | More by matjack85
2.83/5 rDev +31.6%
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.
01-20-2008 02:03:39 | More by acrawf6
2.73/5 rDev +27%
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.
09-29-2010 01:37:43 | More by Mora2000
2.7/5 rDev +25.6%
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.
03-15-2010 21:27:11 | More by jwc215
2.7/5 rDev +25.6%
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.
09-04-2007 16:58:10 | More by gmfessen
2.68/5 rDev +24.7%
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.
07-29-2011 15:56:01 | More by tigg924
2.68/5 rDev +24.7%
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.
05-15-2011 00:48:41 | More by bluejacket74
2.65/5 rDev +23.3%
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.
06-22-2008 05:18:19 | More by pmcadamis
2.65/5 rDev +23.3%
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.
05-14-2007 15:06:14 | More by BEERchitect
2.65/5 rDev +23.3%
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.
07-27-2011 13:49:10 | More by BEERME528
2.63/5 rDev +22.3%
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.
12-23-2010 01:56:49 | More by JayS2629
2.55/5 rDev +18.6%
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....
03-05-2008 06:21:47 | More by arguemaniac
2.55/5 rDev +18.6%
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,
01-03-2009 00:27:56 | More by barleyman
Michelob Ultra Fruit Pomegranate Raspberry from Anheuser-Busch
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