Michelob Ultra Fruit Pomegranate Raspberry - Anheuser-Busch
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2.03/5 rDev -5.6%
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.
12-03-2008 00:59:00 | More by largadeer
1/5 rDev -53.5%
Appearance is of the fizzy yellow beer vein, with a quickly fleeting head. Light specks of lacing left behind. Aroma tart raspberries of the artificial kind at that, smells like candy wheres the beer. Straight up carbonation in flavor with a raspberry syrupy flow, pretty much unbearable. Definitely brought into my home by friends, fizzy thin cloying mouthfeel no thanks. Drinkability this is the worst of the three at least the two citrus based versions were refreshing and no worse than a chill, Bud Light lime, or a Corona with a lime.
09-05-2008 03:15:41 | More by WVbeergeek
1.95/5 rDev -9.3%
As Mike stated in his review, "Palate cleanser between IH Kryptonite, Lawsons Double Sunshine, HF Double Citra and Abner before Pegs RARE DOS."
Bottle shared by Thorpe, thanks.
Beer is yellow and clear with moderate carbonation but a bad head that manages to halo and leave some lacing on my plastic dixie cup.
Aroma is sweet, sweet, raspberries and whatever other artificial flavorings are in this beer.
Beer is sweet and thin with a grainy / acidic aftertaste. It is basically soda at this point with a beer-y late palate and aftertaste. It is about as far from beer as you can get in aroma and taste and still call it beer. Who is this marketed to? Children?
06-05-2011 14:37:14 | More by drabmuh
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
District of Columbia
1.93/5 rDev -10.2%
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.
06-04-2011 22:41:39 | More by yourefragile
2.13/5 rDev -0.9%
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.
08-01-2012 16:27:51 | More by woodychandler
2.31/5 rDev +7.4%
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.
11-03-2013 20:00:29 | More by dbrauneis
1.9/5 rDev -11.6%
(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.
07-20-2007 16:59:04 | More by rhoadsrage
2.38/5 rDev +10.7%
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.
04-19-2008 22:24:12 | More by jdhilt
2.43/5 rDev +13%
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.
08-10-2012 23:27:43 | More by tdm168
2.15/5 rDev 0%
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.
03-28-2009 02:17:20 | More by Brad007
2.08/5 rDev -3.3%
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...
10-22-2009 03:24:53 | More by BeerFMAndy
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
1.35/5 rDev -37.2%
12oz bottle into my Stone pint glass. I had this at a friend's birthday in May and it was the most ridiculously horrendous beer I'd had at the point. Had to try it again!
A: Light straw yellow with tremendous clarity and exceptional soda-like head - brilliantly fleeting and soapy white. Woohoo!
S: I'm calling BS on the advertising. This should be Michelob Ultra Raspberry Pomegranate, 'cos honestly, they pom is an after thought. Medicinally artificial raspberry flavor, I'd describe this as one-dimensional if "repulsive" wasn't an aroma description
T: Skunk light lager + artificial raspberry flavor + corn syrup + metallic finish. Need I say more?
M: Soda-like carbonation and horrendously light and watery. Cringe-worthy. Dry finish but it's metallic.
D: Nope, I ain't drinking any more!
09-27-2008 20:42:52 | More by DefenCorps
2.08/5 rDev -3.3%
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.
01-11-2010 02:19:32 | More by puboflyons
Michelob Ultra Fruit Pomegranate Raspberry from Anheuser-Busch
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