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Michelob Ultra Fruit Pomegranate Raspberry - Anheuser-Busch

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Michelob Ultra Fruit Pomegranate RaspberryMichelob Ultra Fruit Pomegranate Raspberry

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54
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189 Ratings
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Ratings: 189
Reviews: 96
rAvg: 2.14
pDev: 36.45%
Wants: 2
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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Photo of ChainGangGuy
2.17/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Appearance: Pours a clear, light yellow body with a tiny, and I do mean tiny, white head.

Smell: 75% raspberries, 25% pomegranates, but 100% artificial.

Taste: About the same for the taste, though, mercifully, it isn't too sweet. Vaguest hint of grain beneath the flavoring. Ultra fake through to the very end of this thing.

Mouthfeel: Thin-bodied. Medium-low carbonation.

Drinkability: Their Tuscan Orange was acceptable, but this, however, was so intensely artificial in flavor as to be unpleasant.

ChainGangGuy, Jun 10, 2008
Photo of berserker256
2.17/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 3

Holy chick beer. I'm really trying to take the purpose of this beer into consideration when reviewing it. It's fruity crap for people who don't like beer and therefore they should be drinking a Mike's Hard Lemonade or rum and Coke. Nevertheless, it's a pale pee color with a large white head that disappears very quickly. It looks like apple juice with a periodic bubble escaping to the surface. Smells like fruit. I drink a POM pomegranate juice from time to time and I eat raspberries and I suppose those odors are present. Along with a faint, faint stink of lreally light beer trying to poke through. It doesn't taste bad it just doesn't taste anything like beer. In fact, I pick up on just about no beer qualities whatsoever. Nonexistant malt, hops, or anything you'd find in real beer. It's water-thin and very lightly carbonated. Overall it's closer to a fruit juice than a beer. It's easy to drink, though. This is children's beer if there ever was such a thing. There's two more types of Ultra in the variety 12 pack that I got...

berserker256, Feb 19, 2009
Photo of rfgetz
2.15/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Stuck at a party with nothing else to drink but a Michelob Ultra Sampler and the first thing i thought of was that i've never reviewed these beers before. Score!

This was the secomd brew in my vertical of Ultras.

Fizzy yellowy brown in color. Smell is a mellow blend of pomegranate and raspberry. Taste is thankfully not as cloyingly sweet as the lime version. Some notes of pale malts. Drink while its ice cold or the flavors become somewhat medicinal.

rfgetz, Jan 11, 2010
Photo of Brad007
2.15/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a pale yellow color with a one-finger head into my glass. Seems carbonated.

Aroma is detectable even from arm's length. Lots of pomegranate and raspberry. Seems more like a wine cooler at first.

Taste is smooth and full of pomegranate and raspberry upfront. Very faint though. Adjuncts show through, mainly corn. Like Michelob Ultra with fruit flavoring.

Mouthfeel has a Trix feel to it. When a beer reminds you of a breakfast cereal, it's probably best to avoid it. It's not sickly sweet though.

Not a great marriage of fruit flavors and beer, especially since neither are actually well-represented here. It's not horrible but it's not impressive either.

Brad007, Mar 28, 2009
Photo of woodychandler
2.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This was another single that I came across during a recent shopping trip in support of a CANQuest (TM) trade. Curiosity seems to have gotten the best of me.

Once more, the harder that I poured, the quicker the fizzy, bone-white head seemed to dissipate. Color was a pale yellow with NE-quality clarity and a good bit of carbonation in evidence. Nose was a bit too perfume-like for my taste, certainly of raspberry, but much too sweet, almost like chemically-engineered esters than anything natural. Mouthfeel was thin and watery with a fizziness like pop and a really sweet flavor, again more like pop than beer. It has usually been my experience that raspberries impart a tartness in beer, not the sweetness that this had. Maybe it could be blamed on the pomegranate, but it was just a beer for people who really don't like beer. Finish was still much too sweet for my liking.

woodychandler, Aug 01, 2012
Photo of connecticutpoet
2.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Oh, how can I describe this beer. I tried all three of Michelob's fruit beers in a row, and how I wish I could forget the experience.

This was a scary, yellow-colored beer that resembled nothing so much as a carbonated whiz. There was less than a half finger head, and it was loud, fast, and fizzy, like a soda pop.

Aroma was of fragrant raspberries, almost floral, but there was no malt character at all (thank God).

Taste was like flat raspberry seltzer water. Nothing else. Wasn't at all like a beer.

Mouthfeel was fizzy and thin.

Drinkability... no. Just... no. Avoid it.

connecticutpoet, May 27, 2008
Photo of Onslow
2.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

...so after a great day at a brewery and hanging out with friends, the pool looked great! but before the cooling process could begin I spyed a lady friend drinking one of these and grabbed one. 'oh yeah' Pours a light straw colour with some light lacing from the small head..'oh yeah'..Has some nice fruity aroma's that don't smell too artificial..'oh yeah'.. Taste is what you would expect from a fruit flavoured mass marketed drink, but as with the aroma, doesn't taste to fake- just muddled.. Overall, better than i thought it would be but still lacks anything a real beer drinker would want! ...'oh yeah'

Onslow, Aug 11, 2007
Photo of puboflyons
2.08/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

From 355 ml. bottle no. 09070BM33. Sampled on January 10, 2010. The pour is a light yellow color with upwardly mobile carbonation. The white head is thin and short-lived. The aroma is too overpowered by the pomegranate and raspberry add-ins to be able to distinguish anything remotely close to malts or hops. Thin mouthfeel, which is average for a light beer. But it also has this honey-like texture as well. The taste is so entrenched in pomegranate and raspberry that it ends up coming off more like a wine cooler than a beer. Oh well, I guess they'll try any combination once.

puboflyons, Jan 11, 2010
Photo of BeerFMAndy
2.08/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle poured into an American Tumbler. 4.2% ABV, 09168 (June 16th) Julian date.

A - Lightest. Beer. Ever. How much closer to clear can they get without going totally clear? Fizzy white head with no retention or lacing. Not that I'm surprised by that.

S - The aroma is all fruit on this one. Mainly raspberry with actually smells fairly good, with a touch of pomegranate. Not too syrupy, it's like a raspberry iced tea. Absolutely no beer aroma but for what it is....it's not too bad.

T - Not a hint of beer in there. Well, I take that back. There is a microscopic hint of beer at the very end on the aftertaste. Otherwise the taste is all pomegranate raspberry like the name says. It doesn't taste very good either. Sort of like a diluded iced tea with a sprinkle of artificial sweetener.

M - Thin, watery, and incredibly light-bodied with a sharp carbonation bite to the finish. Lingering semi-fruity aftertaste.

D - I don't know that I'll finish it. Interesting to dry but damn it, I could find a better use of two dollars. This is the girliest (no offense) beer there is. Geared towards women who work out and don't want "extra carbs" or whatever. I still want to try the other flavors for shits and giggles but I'll shed a tear every time for the glass that has to bear the burden.

I ended up giving the rest of it to my Mom who was moderately amused by it. Hmm...

BeerFMAndy, Oct 22, 2009
Photo of Stephen_Woods
2.04/5  rDev -4.7%

Stephen_Woods, Aug 14, 2014
Photo of largadeer
2.03/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

12 oz bottle received from my buddy Dyan in our latest trade. I've heard a lot of bad things about this one, so I was pretty excited to give it a shot.

Appearance: Pale yellowish color, not quite MGD 64 pale, but close enough. Pours with a surprisingly decent head, but it disappears almost instantly.

Smell: Alcopop all the way, this doesn't resemble beer in the slightest, nor does it have a good fruit aroma. Funky artificial berry is all I'm getting here... Smells a bit like fruity chewing gum.

Taste & mouthfeel: More beery than the aroma implies, a light and semi-sweet malt base is felt beneath the fruit, which is still rather dominant. I'm all for fruit beer, but it helps when the fruit tastes like actual fruit and not some kind of funky fruit extract, which is the case here. The mouthfeel is light as can be and somewhat overcarbonated.

Overall, not as bad as I was hoping. It's definitely bad, but I've had worse. Nice try, Dyan. I'll have to see about getting you some Amnesia IPA.

largadeer, Dec 03, 2008
Photo of ccurrid
2/5  rDev -6.5%

ccurrid, Aug 02, 2014
Photo of LXIXME
2/5  rDev -6.5%

LXIXME, May 05, 2014
Photo of cliff1066
2/5  rDev -6.5%

cliff1066, Dec 26, 2012
Photo of mdvatab
2/5  rDev -6.5%

mdvatab, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of claspada
2/5  rDev -6.5%

claspada, Dec 01, 2011
Photo of Stoffel
2/5  rDev -6.5%

Stoffel, Jan 05, 2012
Photo of FreshButterbeer
2/5  rDev -6.5%

FreshButterbeer, Jul 29, 2013
Photo of Beerbuddha
2/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Appearance: Pale straw color with reddish tint.

Smell: Hint of raspberry puree.

Taste: Wow. It actually tastes like a diet raspberry soda.

Mouthfeel: Thin and fizzy.

Overall: I have nothing to say about this beverage. If you have nothing nice to say don't say anything at all.

Beerbuddha, Jan 11, 2009
Photo of threedaggers
2/5  rDev -6.5%

threedaggers, Mar 07, 2014
Photo of Jemenhiser
2/5  rDev -6.5%

Jemenhiser, Jul 24, 2012
Photo of ejimhof
2/5  rDev -6.5%

ejimhof, Sep 20, 2013
Photo of emwild12
2/5  rDev -6.5%

emwild12, Aug 20, 2013
Photo of Onenote81
2/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Apart from the "lime in the Corona" this is my first of the fruit beers. Should have been a little wary when all the girls went crazy for it. Poured about a half-inch head, faded in 15 seconds. Some lacing that lasted a bit. Very light. Could definitely smell the pom. rasberry fruits. Didn't taste like a beer at all. Rather, it resembled a good fruit drink gone a little sour. Was extremely easy to drink, but don't plan on going with what's easy in the future.

Onenote81, Jun 02, 2008
Photo of Lawnboy33
2/5  rDev -6.5%

Lawnboy33, Nov 15, 2011
Michelob Ultra Fruit Pomegranate Raspberry from Anheuser-Busch
54 out of 100 based on 189 ratings.