Michelob Ultra Fruit Pomegranate Raspberry - Anheuser-Busch

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Reviews: 96
Hads: 199
rAvg: 2.23
pDev: 23.32%
Wants: 2
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
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Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Light Lager |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Frozensoul327 on 04-12-2007

Michelob ULTRA Fruit Pomegranate Raspberry delivers a unique berry aroma that finishes with a hint of pomegranate.
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Photo of Brad007
2.18/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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. (666 characters)

Photo of jujubeast6000
2.02/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

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. (440 characters)

Photo of berserker256
2.19/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 3

Holy chick beer. I'm really trying to take the purpose of this beer into consideration when reviewing it. It's fruity crap for people who don't like beer and therefore they should be drinking a Mike's Hard Lemonade or rum and Coke. Nevertheless, it's a pale pee color with a large white head that disappears very quickly. It looks like apple juice with a periodic bubble escaping to the surface. Smells like fruit. I drink a POM pomegranate juice from time to time and I eat raspberries and I suppose those odors are present. Along with a faint, faint stink of lreally light beer trying to poke through. It doesn't taste bad it just doesn't taste anything like beer. In fact, I pick up on just about no beer qualities whatsoever. Nonexistant malt, hops, or anything you'd find in real beer. It's water-thin and very lightly carbonated. Overall it's closer to a fruit juice than a beer. It's easy to drink, though. This is children's beer if there ever was such a thing. There's two more types of Ultra in the variety 12 pack that I got... (1,038 characters)

Photo of cnally
1.78/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

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. (980 characters)

Photo of Beerbuddha
2/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Appearance: Pale straw color with reddish tint.

Smell: Hint of raspberry puree.

Taste: Wow. It actually tastes like a diet raspberry soda.

Mouthfeel: Thin and fizzy.

Overall: I have nothing to say about this beverage. If you have nothing nice to say don't say anything at all. (281 characters)

Photo of DIM
1.5/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

The FDA dictates that chocolate must contain a certain percentage of cacao or it will be called chocolate FLAVORED. I wonder if a similar standard should be applied to beer. There just isn't anything "beery" about this.

a: This is barely tinted, a faint yellowish color. It pours with a little short lived fizz.

s: Mild artificial raspberry. Smells a bit like Smarties. Not a trace of beer.

t: Cloyingly sweet fake fruit flavors. No beer here either.

m: Slightly fizzy and very thin.

d: I admit that this doesn't taste absolutely horrible, it just doesn't taste like beer at all. (584 characters)

Photo of ZimZamZoom
1.58/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 3

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. (631 characters)

Photo of matty
3.35/5  rDev +50.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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!! (277 characters)

Photo of barleyman
2.62/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Poured from the clear glass 12 oz. bottle into my straight sided glass tumbler. The appearance is quite light straw colored, and the smell is quite good, very fruity. The taste is exactly the same as the smell, fruity, with no hop or malt whatsoever. Mouthfeel is very light, and drinkability is good with very little heaviness or aftertaste at all.

Just a thought,

barleyman (377 characters)

Photo of YankChef
1.92/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

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 (550 characters)

Photo of largadeer
2.03/5  rDev -9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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. (1,001 characters)

Photo of ProfessorHomer
1.88/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

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. (611 characters)

Photo of orangemoustache
1.61/5  rDev -27.8%
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. (623 characters)

Photo of baggio
1.51/5  rDev -32.3%
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. (328 characters)

Photo of thekevlarkid
1.38/5  rDev -38.1%
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. (752 characters)

Photo of DefenCorps
1.35/5  rDev -39.5%
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! (798 characters)

Photo of TenEighty
1.54/5  rDev -30.9%
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. (877 characters)

Photo of Corvato
1.8/5  rDev -19.3%
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. (604 characters)

Photo of WVbeergeek
1/5  rDev -55.2%
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. (539 characters)

Photo of mtstatebeer
1.1/5  rDev -50.7%
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 (452 characters)

Photo of MTNboy
1.98/5  rDev -11.2%
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. (367 characters)

Photo of merlin48
1.35/5  rDev -39.5%
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. (853 characters)

Photo of Hoagie1973
1.98/5  rDev -11.2%
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. (782 characters)

Photo of bboven
1.91/5  rDev -14.3%
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. (777 characters)

Photo of pmcadamis
2.66/5  rDev +19.3%
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. (773 characters)

Michelob Ultra Fruit Pomegranate Raspberry from Anheuser-Busch
57 out of 100 based on 96 ratings.