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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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BA SCORE
54
awful

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 mikesgroove
1.73/5  rDev -19.2%

out of the lost notebook, reviewed from notes.

again super light pour with a touch of reddish amber mixed in among the golden light body. small head of white rises up but does not stay long and quickly fades off into nothing. aromas is again fake fruity notes, a touch of tartness though was there i will admit, but it was fleating an just not at all goo. again no aftertaste and the body was like that of water.

thankfully the last one of the night as they were just not good beers, more like wine coolers then beers for me, again just not good.

mikesgroove, Feb 25, 2011
Photo of Vancer
1.73/5  rDev -19.2%

Beer one of the trifecta sample set of the Pomegranate, Tuscan & Cactus – from worst to best IMO.

Poured a weak and lame fizzy light amber, dead white head and no lacing. Raspberry Kool-Aid aroma and taste. This stuff is like weak, opened day old soda. I’ve had bottled soda water with more wallop than this crappola.

Just pathetically weak, this stuff is an embarrassment to the craft world of beer – have a gin and tonic instead.

Comes in a clear bottle, but since there’s no beer in here – no light struck worries.

Vancer, Aug 06, 2007
Photo of dpodratsky3
1.73/5  rDev -19.2%

12 oz clear bottle poured into pint glass

A: Crystal clear gold color, lots of carbonation bubbling about as soon as it is poured, the head foams up and then dissipates instantly just like a soda would, reminds me of pouring ginger ale

S: Fruity and syrupy, very distinct raspberry and pomegranates though, at least it smells like the fruit it was supposed to, however it is pretty much just flavored sugar

T: Nothing that reminds me of a beer, thats what I thought this was supposed to be, it tastes like flavored water

M: Pretty much carbonated water

D: I don't even know what to say to this...could you physically drink a bottle, yes, would you want to, hell no

Notes: There isn't much to say about this. It is pretty much michelob ultra with just some kind of flavoring agent added that takes what little flavor it had to begin with and covers it up completely. You'd be better off with a raspberry wine cooler.

dpodratsky3, Oct 10, 2009
Photo of SpartanHistory2013
1.75/5  rDev -18.2%

SpartanHistory2013, Mar 18, 2012
Photo of ilikebeer03
1.75/5  rDev -18.2%

ilikebeer03, Feb 04, 2013
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1.75/5  rDev -18.2%

kdivers, Aug 06, 2013
Photo of TheBeerAlmanac
1.75/5  rDev -18.2%

TheBeerAlmanac, May 17, 2014
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1.75/5  rDev -18.2%

Kelp, May 09, 2013
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1.75/5  rDev -18.2%

bzach, Oct 16, 2012
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1.75/5  rDev -18.2%

THECPJ, Apr 18, 2012
Photo of Bamabrew22
1.78/5  rDev -16.8%

This was free at a recent marathon runner's expo. Normally, the best tasting beer is free beer, but that does not really apply to this beer. Poured a pale, translucent gold with a smallish wispy head. Head quickly disappears. Pomegranate raspberry highlights the nose and taste of this brew, both vying for your attention. Really light, ultra light on taste. Mostly just overcarbonation and alcohol is all you notice. Would drink again if free, but doubtful that I'd ever purposely purchase this one.

Bamabrew22, Feb 11, 2008
Photo of emmasdad
1.78/5  rDev -16.8%

My wife was drinking one of these in the backyard last night, so I figured I would give it a try. Pretty nice golden color, with a decent enough white head. This was the best feature of this beer (in fact, I think it was appropriate for the style, allowing me to score it above 3.0 if I so choose). Not much else to say here; lots of fake raspberry flavor, very sugary, almost like a sickly sweet soda. Nothing good going on here.

emmasdad, May 24, 2010
Photo of cnally
1.78/5  rDev -16.8%

a bright and clear yellow color with immediately dissolving head that reduces to the look of spit floating on the glass. lots of carbonation bubbles.

you ever smell clearly canadian? this smells exactly like flavored water. would smell good, for water, but it is supposed to be beer. normal beer scents, like hops and malt, are utterly non-existent.

crisp, clean flavor of...you guessed it, flavored water. the aftertaste is a mingle of artificial raspberry and the slightest yeast flavor. this is great tasting water. it is poor tasting beer.

the feel is really light and crisp, almost how i wish many lagers and pilsners could feel. not much to it, but completely unoffensive.

not beer. is this non-alcoholic? there is not an alcohol flavor to be had. there is nary a typical beer flavor also, so it goes without saying. i would put this in plastic bottles and have them iced for after a basketball game. thirst quenching, but far from scratching my itch for an actual beer.

cnally, Feb 03, 2009
Photo of HardTarget
1.78/5  rDev -16.8%

Bottle Inspection: Clear label lists a born on date of 14APR07 (sampled 21July07), 4.2% abv.

Aroma: Grapefruit rind which goes a bit over the top, orange pulp, and a catty note.

Appearance: Bruised yellow, very clear, holds a respectable head.

Flavor: Same cream soda base with a very mild sour cherry flavor and a dry finish.

Mouthfeel: Fluffy light body, airy, weaksauce.

Overall Impression: More of the same. All the Michelob Ultra fruit beers are just airy fruit like delivery systems. Pass, pass and “water please”.

Thanks to Pegasus for not making me buy this karma point.

HardTarget, Jul 22, 2007
Photo of Draftrider
1.8/5  rDev -15.9%

Have to admit..Michelob has always (in my eyes) been a fairly decent "American" beer...But..We just bought a 6 pack of the Michelob Ultra Pomegranate Raspberry and are so disappointed we have no idea what to do with the ones we have left..What a watery worthless experience these were!!..Bad enough that a Scot like myself turned down a 2nd one and my wife barely got through half of the first..If this is America's idea of an "Ultra" beer...I think I'm gonna start going tea-total!!! Sheeesh
Its is so tasteless that I have no idea why people will drink it...First impression is that it will be good...Smells kinda of nice but however I tried to keep an open mind I couldn't think of anything good to say about this..Truth be known I have drank Fruit/water drinks that have been better.
No taste,No after taste..I believe the only thing I can say on the up-side is that it doesn't "Fill you up" like a regular beer..
This is definitely a mistake I will not make again!!

Draftrider, May 28, 2012
Photo of YankChef
1.85/5  rDev -13.6%

12 oz bottle drank straight from the bottle yea, what i did it

appearance: completely crystal clear, like pear or apple cider or somethin

smell: smells like that striped gum you had when you were a kid, not unpleasant really just doesnt smell like beer

taste: sort of tastes like beer at first it just tastes like a berry wine cooler then on the finish you get some malty rice/corn adjunct goodness

overall: this stuff sucks, no way about it please do not pay money for it, im trying someone elses out of curiosity but please dont waste you money

YankChef, Dec 08, 2008
Photo of prototypic
1.88/5  rDev -12.1%

Appearance: It's a clear, very light golden color. Very modest head with little retention and lacing.

Smell: Very fruity. Berry scents are somewhat overwhelmingly sweet. It does not resemble the smell of beer much at all. Much closer to a wine cooler. But, it kind of smells like cough syrup.

Taste: It's very sweet. Too sweet. Berry flavors are indeed strong. There is a bit of a corn flavor to it as well. No malt or hops to speak of.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability: It's light bodied. It doesn't taste good. That alone makes it incredibly hard to drink. I'm not a big fan of fruit/vegetable beers and this is no exception. But there are a few out there that are much better than this. Overall, it's not good. I find it hard to call it a beer.

prototypic, May 31, 2007
Photo of ProfessorHomer
1.88/5  rDev -12.1%

Overview: yet another "Frankenstein" Ultra beer: made of parts. Looks kinda like beer, tastes kinda like beer; but this ain't no beer.

It is like a "beverage" as in "malted beverage". Sticky sweet. Not as bad tasting as their Lime/Cactus or Orange/Grapefruit abominations, but not at all good.

Unless you like a brief "Pez candy" taste, it really has no taste. On a positive note, it is carbonated.

These Ultra "experiments" should never be recreated by mankind. Ever. There oughta be a law...

And I do believe that their original regular Ultra certainly does have a place on the great beer shelf of life.

ProfessorHomer, Oct 28, 2008
Photo of rhoadsrage
1.9/5  rDev -11.2%

(Served in a strange)

A- This beer has a pale lemon yellow crystal clear body that is very thin. There is a snow-white head of big bubbles that fades away pretty quickly. The big carbonation of large bubbles race to the surface.

S- This beer has big notes of red licorice candy and a faint hint of raw grain buried underneath. The smell is not really a sweet smell but a bit on the dry side.

T- This beer has the taste of mineral water and a light fruit punch note that increases toward the finish. The finish has a dry soft green herbal note in the aftertaste but it doesn't have any hop qualities. There is a faint raw grain note aswell. The taste is crisp and dry, especially at the finish.

M- This beer has a light mouthfeel with a big fizz finish that cleans the palate.

D- This beer is very light with very little flavor. The fruit flavors were very chemical and dry and there were no real qualities I look for in beer. I think I would rather drink water but it wasn't a drain pour.

rhoadsrage, Jul 20, 2007
Photo of shadow1961
1.9/5  rDev -11.2%

*Sigh* Michelob Ultra Pomegranate and Raspberry Pils, after a hard pour,
realizes a big fluffy head over a clear pale yellow brew. Carbonation is lively,
and the nose is mostly (faint) raspberry with a whiff of something funky. The
flavor is a tiny bit of fruity flavor and grain. Though this watery malt beverage
claims to be a pils of some kind, it does so without more than a cursory malt
flavor and no hop apparent whatsoever. A bit of corn syrup and more "natural
fruit flavor" is all there is in the aftertaste. Thin thin thin. There's actually more
body in a bottle of pomegranate vitamin water (purportedly good for hangovers,
those of you who get 'em). A beer for people who hate beer- but Anheuser-Busch
hates them right back....

shadow1961, Sep 13, 2007
Photo of Beastdog75
1.9/5  rDev -11.2%

Trying another beer out of the Michelob Ultra pack. This one is Pomegranate Raspberry. I'm not expecting much out of these beers but sheer curiosity has led me to giving them a try. The dragonfruit-peach was almost non-beer like, so we'll see how this one goes...

This beer pours a bright yellow color, and slightly more than finger of foam forms and lasts for almost 2 minutes. Lots of bubbles rising to the top. The aroma is quite sweet, almost fruit-punch like with perhaps a bit of soapiness underneath. The mouthfeel is very fizzy. This beer does have some light grain flavors, more so than the dragonfruit-peach, but the generic sweet berry flavors indeed takes up the entire flavor profile. The sweetness lingers onto the aftertaste, with a hint of futile dryness barely making itself noticeable. The brew concludes with no alcoholic warmth.

I like this one better than the dragonfruit-peach, but it really isn't too close to beer either. These fruit-flavored Michelob Ultras really are for non-beer drinkers.

Beastdog75, Jun 24, 2012
Photo of bboven
1.9/5  rDev -11.2%

Left in my fridge after a party. Thanks so much, Stephanie. :(

Light gold clear body with no head whatsoever. No lacing. But, pretty average for the style nonetheless.

Huge Pomegranate and Raspberry aroma. That's it. It smells like kool-aid. It's not a bad smell, so I gave it a two. Just doesn't smell anything like beer.

If you really try, you get a bit of malt in the back of your throat on the aftertaste, but other than that, all fruit. Not bad tasting, just doesn't taste like beer.

Very, very thin mouthfeel and bitingly high carbonation. Definitely not a good combination.

I can see where some people (who don't like the taste of beer) would drink this. But I really can't believe it's on this site. Not good at all unless you're looking for alcoholic fruit punch.

bboven, Jun 22, 2008
Photo of BuckeyeNation
1.9/5  rDev -11.2%

Slightly darker than pale amber with no hint of red. Shouldn't a pomegranate raspberry beer be some shade of red? What's the point of using a clear glass bottle if your product is going to be urine yellow? The appearance tells me that extracts were used (a negative) and that artificial colors weren't (a positive). The cotton white crown resembles melted styrofoam, crackles as it fades and leaves no more than a few scraps of sudsy lace.

This beer-like beverage (at least I'm hoping it'll be beer-like) smells nothing like beer. It smells like an alcopop; or what I imagine an alcopop smells like. It also smells like liquified raspberry candy. I can imagine a 'no alcohol' version of this stuff appealing to ten year olds. If it tastes like it smells, that is.

Michelob Ultra Pomegranate Raspberry isn't very sweet and it tastes vile. I thought I'd be drinking something akin to a raspberry wine cooler, but now that I mull it over, adding that much sugar would defeat the purpose of calling it Ultra (that is, 'ultra' low in carbs and calories).

This is truly horrible beer that almost defies description. It's barely grain-like with a pervasive artificial fruit flaver mixed with a melted plastic nastiness that results in an involuntary grimace each time I force myself to take a sip.

The mouthfeel is pretty close to lightly carbonated water. Only a minor slickness makes the distinction possible. To be truthful, it's hard to get a handle on things when my taste buds are begging me to stop the abuse.

I didn't expect to love Ultra Pomegranate Raspberry, but I did expect it to be drinkable. Live and learn. According to one of their press releases, the brewery's target is females, ages 21-49. It's hard to imagine anyone liking this abomination, no matter their sex, age or degree of dementia.

BuckeyeNation, Oct 04, 2007
Photo of yourefragile
1.93/5  rDev -9.8%

Palate cleanser between IH Kryptonite, Lawsons Double Sunshine, HF Double Citra and Abner before Pegs RARE DOS.

We decided we needed a liquid to bridge the gap between the hops and stouts of our tasting. This was the answer. I guess it doesn't look horrible. Berlinner Weiss sort of color, hazy pale gold with a bizarrely attractive and retentive white head. Aroma is effed. Childhood nightmares of coughing attacks and Robitussin return. Flavor is less offensive but we're still trafficking in cough syrup with a raspberry aftertase Um, whatevs.

yourefragile, Jun 04, 2011
Photo of mralphabet
1.95/5  rDev -8.9%

12 oz bottle poured in to pint glass

A: Clear, straw yellow. Foamy, two-finger head, no lacing... lots of bubbles.

S: Smells of pomegranate and raspberry, just like the title says.... not much else.

T: Tastes just like it smelled. Very sweet almost like a New York Selters water....

M: Very light bodied, highly carbonated, crisp and sweet. Somewhat refreshing but no beer like.

D: If you miss Zima, this might be for you.... But if you want beer forget about it...

mralphabet, May 31, 2009
Michelob Ultra Fruit Pomegranate Raspberry from Anheuser-Busch
54 out of 100 based on 189 ratings.