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Michelob Ultra Fruit Pomegranate Raspberry - Anheuser-Busch

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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 orangemoustache
1.58/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Pours a extremely pale golden color. A fluffy two finger tall head perches itself for longer than expected ,and then leaves lots of lacing(probably from the sugary additives). This nose is sweet,not in a good way. Very artificial and reminiscent of sugary pixi-stix,good when your an adolescent,not good when they combine it with beer. The flavors are much the same. Quite offensive in my opinion,reminds me of watered down Clearly Canadian. Very thin and watery,though the carbonation is somewhat acceptable. The finish is of sticky artificial sweetener and candy corn. This is horrible...no wonder my girlfriend loves it.

orangemoustache, Oct 22, 2008
Photo of baggio
1.48/5  rDev -30.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Bottle@omhpers place

Apperance: Yellowish with a small head.

Aroma: Fruits, Marsipan, Cherries. Very chemical and un-natural.

Flavor: Dr.Pepper mixed with a bit of water anyone ? Raspberry, Caramel, Artificial sweeteners.

Palate: Just dry and boring. Very sweet.

This is more like a soda than a beer and should be avoided.

baggio, Oct 07, 2008
Photo of thekevlarkid
1.35/5  rDev -36.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

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.

thekevlarkid, Oct 02, 2008
Photo of DefenCorps
1.35/5  rDev -36.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

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!

DefenCorps, Sep 27, 2008
Photo of TenEighty
1.45/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I picked this one up when I made a sampler six pack because it looked interesting as I am a fan of (real) lambics.

A: Almost clear amber, like watered down apple juice

S: Distinct raspberry and pomegranate smell that is appealing, it also has almost a diet soda scent.

T: This is the most disgusting beer I have ever tasted, watery as hell, almost no juice flavor, practically no beer flavor, and it is offensive to the other beers that sit on the self next to it.

M: It honestly feels like you're drinking mineral water, and then you get a nasty aftertaste which I guess could be described as the beer flavor.

D: I somehow managed to choke this down, I would NEVER buy it again and I might ask for my money back. I honestly didn't hate regular Michelob Ultra, which isn't great in its own regrad, but this is a wine cooler trying to be a beer and it just fails miserably.

TenEighty, Sep 23, 2008
Photo of Corvato
1.7/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

As a person who doesn't care for the majority of beers, and stick with the flavored/spiced/fruit beers, i was looking forwared to tasting this.

poured bright unnatural yellow, with a head that looked more like a soda than a beer.

smelled like artificial raspberries

tasted like a light, watered down beer and artificial raspberries, couldn't taste any pomegranate.

mouthfeel felt OK, a little more fizzy than average, but acceptable

not what i consider drinkable... as soon as i finished a bottle, i wased it down with a different beer or some soda, just to get that artifical taste out of my mouth.

Corvato, Sep 22, 2008
Photo of WVbeergeek
1/5  rDev -53.3%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

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.

WVbeergeek, Sep 05, 2008
Photo of mtstatebeer
1.1/5  rDev -48.6%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

12 oz. bottle. Basically, I think this beer was made for 12 year old girls. Not that I'm mad about that... A friend's girl brought this to our last tasting. I had to try it. Poured a transparent yellow, fizzy white head. It basically tasted like fruity gas-water. Aroma and flavor was raspberry (all artificial). Very, very light on the palate, fizzy. I guess if I were in the desert and had to chose between this and camel piss...I'd chose this. Maybe

mtstatebeer, Sep 03, 2008
Photo of MTNboy
1.98/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

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.

MTNboy, Aug 12, 2008
Photo of merlin48
1.3/5  rDev -39.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Clear bottle as pictured, part of a make your own sixpack from a local grocery. Pours a clear, pale yellow body alive with active carbonation. Tiny white head quickly vanishes without lacing. Aroma is some kind of berry Pez candy, not a bad smell except for a beverage masquerading as a beer. Very light bodied, very thin actually. Seltzer water carbonation rules the palate, lightly flavored a liquid Pez candy or Jolly Rancher aspect. The artificial fruitiness isn't sickingly sweet, to its credit,but that's about the only thing to recommend it. This might make a good beginner beer for someone who has never had an alcoholic beverage, making me think this is marketed for underage drinkers. Give me some fruit syrup and seltzer water and I could produce something very similar in taste. This Ultra is very forgettable. A waste of money at any price.

merlin48, Jul 13, 2008
Photo of Hoagie1973
2/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 3

My wife asked me in the grocery store: "Doesn't this look like it might be good?" I said no, but we bought it anyway. She doesn't ask for that much, so what the hell?

Pours a pee yellow color with a big noisy, fizzy, soda-like white head that disappears in a flash leaving nothing behind.
Smells like sweet artificial fruit flavoring and tastes much the same. Sugary pomegranate and rasberry flavor is about all there is here. A very weak malt presence hanging around somewhere in the back. This stuff doesn't qualify as beer in my opinion. It's more like a "flavored malt beverage" a la Zima. Starts off way overcarbonated and ends flat and watery.

It's fairly refreshing and not undrinkable, but it ain't beer. Suffice it to say that I wouldn't recommend this to any beer lover.

Hoagie1973, Jun 23, 2008
Photo of bboven
1.9/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

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 pmcadamis
2.65/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

pmcadamis, Jun 22, 2008
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 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 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 oldcrustacean
5/5  rDev +133.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I used to be into big beers... but my palate has changed over the years. Now I enjoy light, refreshing fruit beers. Especially after a long bike ride.

This brew is delicious! I'll be drinking many more this summer. It's just as tasty as other fruit beers, but not as heavy!

oldcrustacean, Apr 28, 2008
Photo of jdhilt
2.38/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

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.

jdhilt, Apr 19, 2008
Photo of arguemaniac
2.55/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

I really expected this to be nasty, but it actually suffers from the opposite problem: it's quite thin and watery. But even that has its upsides; though relatively flavorless, it's pretty drinkable, and the mild palate features light fruit flavors that aren't at all cloying.
It's actually kinda refreshing...

It's nothing special, and really doesn't offer a lot of flavor, but it's light and balanced, and easy enough to suck back.

Not recommended, though....

arguemaniac, Mar 05, 2008
Photo of Bamabrew22
1.78/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2.5

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 acrawf6
2.83/5  rDev +32.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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.

acrawf6, Jan 20, 2008
Photo of SetarconeX
3.23/5  rDev +50.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pomegranate raspberry? In a Michelob? Ok. I'll try to keep an open mind.

Doesn't look like much. Actually, it looks almost exactly like a normal Michelob. Can't say I'm terribly impressed. Smells almost exactly like a wine cooler. That syrupy sweet, overpowering chemical fruit-impostor scent is unmistakable.

Tastes ever so slightly fruity, and slightly astringent. Actually expected a lot more flavor from something that smells so strongly. It is, however, more enjoyable than actually drinking Mic Ultra.

Not sure what to make of this one. It's not undrinkable, but it's pretty far from being good. It's more a beer with no real reason for existing. One can only wonder what Mic was shooting for here.

SetarconeX, Nov 28, 2007
Photo of Pegasus
1.98/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

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.

Pegasus, Oct 21, 2007
Photo of BuckeyeNation
1.9/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

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 shadow1961
1.9/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 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
Michelob Ultra Fruit Pomegranate Raspberry from Anheuser-Busch
54 out of 100 based on 189 ratings.