Michelob Ultra Fruit Pomegranate Raspberry - Anheuser-Busch
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2.17/5 rDev +1.4%
Into a pint glass, pale clear yellow color with some fizzy carbonation. Thin fizzy cap quickly fades to nothing. Nose is very sweet, like artificial sweetener. Scent of watermelon Jolly Ranchers and soggy grain. Taste is not as sweet as the nose. Mild berry flavor with a bit of wheaty/bready taste. Mouth is subtly bubbly, very smooth, light, and fizzy. Overall: Flavored malt water. Inoffensive. Sweeter smell than taste. Not very “beer” like at all. This is what I call “chick beer.”
This was “beer” one of three from a 12 pack sampler at a friend’s house. I only drank half of each beer. I can’t imagine anyone who actually likes beer drinking more than that.
06-27-2011 23:07:22 | More by jettjon
2.5/5 rDev +16.8%
A very light clear gold color with a tiny white head for about 5 seconds.
The aroma is a lot like raspberry Koolaid.
The taste is also a bit artificial raspberry and pomegranate, but lighter and, thankfully, not as sweet as Koolaid, not much like beer either. I couldn't really find where they hid the "Pilsner", I must have missed it. This is kind of like a lighter wine cooler and may appeal to some cooler fans. Finishes a bit tart with a bit of artificial raspberry aftertaste.
Very light bodied, a bit watery, but could work as a hot weather cooler if you like the taste.
06-23-2007 03:31:34 | More by whynot44
1.55/5 rDev -27.6%
Ultra light in color, almost white. Little white fizzy head disappears quickly. Lots of CO2. Smells a lot like flavored seltzer, lighting up the nose. Not recognizable as pomegranate or raspberry but fruity in nature.
Tastes like flavored seltzer, and mildly flavored at that. Literally like those zero calorie, zero grams of fat seltzers that all all fizz and a little bit of flavor. It's hard to say this would be recognizable as beer. I have never had the straight Mich Ultra. so I don't even know if that tastes like beer.
No feel to speak of unless you like bubbles.
Drinkable? How can you deny it? Drinkable as beer...NFW.
01-06-2009 01:31:51 | More by ZimZamZoom
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....
09-13-2007 06:38:51 | More by shadow1961
2.7/5 rDev +26.2%
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
2.83/5 rDev +32.2%
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
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...
05-31-2009 21:23:31 | More by mralphabet
3.38/5 rDev +57.9%
Pale yellow colored beer with a rapidly fading head like the kind you would have with soda.Aroma is raspberry.Taste is fruit dominated by the raspberry.It goes down easy and with very little carbonation.Overall I liked it but it's nothing that's going to knock your socks off!!
01-05-2009 04:23:14 | More by matty
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.
06-22-2008 18:52:37 | More by bboven
Michelob Ultra Fruit Pomegranate Raspberry from Anheuser-Busch
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