Michelob Ultra Fruit Pomegranate Raspberry - Anheuser-Busch
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1.98/5 rDev -7.5%
Appearance:Pale golden in color, exceptionally clear, with profuse carbonation, and a moderate white head, which retains well.
Aroma: Strong notes of maraschino cherries, not at all like raspberries and pomegranates, which the label promises. There is nothing in the aroma that is suggestive of beer.
Taste: Mild cherry flavor from start to finish, with a moderate malt presence in the middle of the taste. The finish is dominated by a lingering cherry note.
Mouth feel: Rather thin, with aggressive carbonation.
Drinkability/notes: While not awful, this is more like a malternative than a fruit-flavored beer.
Presentation: Packaged in a twelve-ounce clear glass bottle with a twist-off crown, served in a standard pint tap glass.
10-21-2007 19:48:20 | More by Pegasus
1.35/5 rDev -36.9%
Picked this one up cause I'm a sucker for novelty. Out of the bottle this beer was a pale gold color with a fizzy white head that was short lived. It did, however, retain a pure white soap-skim ring that laced tiny bubbles moderately. The aroma was sweet and all raspberry extract. The flavors were at first sweet, the fruit extracts hit me as decent but then it all went south. Stale grain and stale corn. No pomegranate flavor can be pulled out of the raspberry syrup that is stomping all over it. Hops and malt are quashed too. Mouthfeel is very fizzy and a little rough, the body light. To its only credit it is crisp but the aftertaste is unpleasant and metallic so even that's hard to enjoy. I always hate to fail a beer but this one deserves it.
10-02-2008 21:31:59 | More by thekevlarkid
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.
07-22-2007 05:57:49 | More by HardTarget
2.33/5 rDev +8.9%
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.
05-26-2010 02:51:02 | More by alleykatking
2/5 rDev -6.5%
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.
06-02-2008 15:11:39 | More by Onenote81
1.7/5 rDev -20.6%
this got left at my house a few weeks back and curiousity got the best of me.
pours out a crystal clear very pale gold colour with out much head and therefore extremely little lace left. aroma is mostly raspberries and maybe a little kiwi or something...i suppose the pomegranate. seltzer water with a bit of fruit flavoring and a distinct metallic twang in the taste department. very little malt character and even less hopping. mouthfeel is crisp with a carbonated bite that tingles the tongue. overall body is very lean and lacking. about what i expected. drinkability is therefore low...very low. although if someone handed me one of these ice cold on a hot scorching afternoon after a day of doing concrete work, i could probably pound it down in three gulps and let out a massive belch with an "oh yeah!"
definitely marketed towards women and maybe the female fitness crowd.
12-16-2009 23:53:27 | More by budgood1
2/5 rDev -6.5%
Michelob Ultra Pemegranate Raspberry comes in a clear twelve ounce bottle and pours a light golden color that seems to have a pinkish tint to it. The white head quickly falls to being very thin. It smells like Kool Aid. It tastes a bit like Kool Aid too (I can mostly taste raspberry, but there might be some pomegranate too), except it's not very sweet, followed by some adjunct flavor. A light wine cooler equivalent. I actually think it's better than most wine coolers I've had, but it's not very good for beer.
07-06-2007 00:47:28 | More by Drew966
2.65/5 rDev +23.8%
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
3.25/5 rDev +51.9%
A: Pours out to a flat and lowly carbonated presentation. Medium yellow color with a short lived foam head, and a total lack of lacing.
S: Strong indications of berries and mild malts. Slightly sweet, and mildly artificial. Still, it's got my interest.
T: Suprisingly well balanced for a light lager which dresses as a fruit beer; mild malt, traces of dry hops, a strong yet not cloying flavor of berries with a natural and mild sweetness. Quite nice.
M: Bubbly. Zesty. Sharp. Very crisp. Light bodied and goes down easy.
D: Average, but considering it came from AB, it's a step in the right direction. They're exploring new territory, which I commend, but why do this beer in a "light" format? Go full flavor and you'll have peoples attention. Worth trying. I could take it or leave it.
06-23-2007 02:38:01 | More by Frozensoul327
1.98/5 rDev -7.5%
Appearance- It is a straw gold almost brass color with a weak white head and lace.
Smell- It has sort of a kool-aid like smell to it. The aroma is very sweet.
Taste- It has an overly fruity infused with a cheap pils taste.
Mouthfeel- Thin and watery.
Drinkability- It is a great beer for people who want to say they drink beer but don't or a training wheel beer.
08-12-2008 12:42:48 | More by MTNboy
2.63/5 rDev +22.9%
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
2/5 rDev -6.5%
Reviewed 3/5/2009 (bottle):
Pours a huge foamy white head, quickly diminishing, with a very clear pale yellow colored body. Very strong raspberry and cherry (pomegranate?) aromas, very enticing. Some malts too, but very sweet smelling. Mmmm, cherries. Very cherry taste, some bitter raspberry, and dryness on the end. Somewhat cloying sweetness. Very fruity tasting, but simple, very cherry, and some raspberry. Refreshing, but very sweet.
03-06-2009 04:31:01 | More by jujubeast6000
Michelob Ultra Fruit Pomegranate Raspberry from Anheuser-Busch
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