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 emmasdad
1.82/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

My wife was drinking one of these in the backyard last night, so I figured I would give it a try. Pretty nice golden color, with a decent enough white head. This was the best feature of this beer (in fact, I think it was appropriate for the style, allowing me to score it above 3.0 if I so choose). Not much else to say here; lots of fake raspberry flavor, very sugary, almost like a sickly sweet soda. Nothing good going on here. (430 characters)

Photo of prototypic
1.85/5  rDev -17%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Appearance: It's a clear, very light golden color. Very modest head with little retention and lacing.

Smell: Very fruity. Berry scents are somewhat overwhelmingly sweet. It does not resemble the smell of beer much at all. Much closer to a wine cooler. But, it kind of smells like cough syrup.

Taste: It's very sweet. Too sweet. Berry flavors are indeed strong. There is a bit of a corn flavor to it as well. No malt or hops to speak of.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability: It's light bodied. It doesn't taste good. That alone makes it incredibly hard to drink. I'm not a big fan of fruit/vegetable beers and this is no exception. But there are a few out there that are much better than this. Overall, it's not good. I find it hard to call it a beer. (747 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 shadow1961
1.88/5  rDev -15.7%
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.... (746 characters)

Photo of rhoadsrage
1.9/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

(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. (1,007 characters)

Photo of Beastdog75
1.9/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Trying another beer out of the Michelob Ultra pack. This one is Pomegranate Raspberry. I'm not expecting much out of these beers but sheer curiosity has led me to giving them a try. The dragonfruit-peach was almost non-beer like, so we'll see how this one goes...

This beer pours a bright yellow color, and slightly more than finger of foam forms and lasts for almost 2 minutes. Lots of bubbles rising to the top. The aroma is quite sweet, almost fruit-punch like with perhaps a bit of soapiness underneath. The mouthfeel is very fizzy. This beer does have some light grain flavors, more so than the dragonfruit-peach, but the generic sweet berry flavors indeed takes up the entire flavor profile. The sweetness lingers onto the aftertaste, with a hint of futile dryness barely making itself noticeable. The brew concludes with no alcoholic warmth.

I like this one better than the dragonfruit-peach, but it really isn't too close to beer either. These fruit-flavored Michelob Ultras really are for non-beer drinkers. (1,018 characters)

Photo of yourefragile
1.9/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1.5

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. (547 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 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 Draftrider
1.92/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Have to admit..Michelob has always (in my eyes) been a fairly decent "American" beer...But..We just bought a 6 pack of the Michelob Ultra Pomegranate Raspberry and are so disappointed we have no idea what to do with the ones we have left..What a watery worthless experience these were!!..Bad enough that a Scot like myself turned down a 2nd one and my wife barely got through half of the first..If this is America's idea of an "Ultra" beer...I think I'm gonna start going tea-total!!! Sheeesh
Its is so tasteless that I have no idea why people will drink it...First impression is that it will be good...Smells kinda of nice but however I tried to keep an open mind I couldn't think of anything good to say about this..Truth be known I have drank Fruit/water drinks that have been better.
No taste,No after taste..I believe the only thing I can say on the up-side is that it doesn't "Fill you up" like a regular beer..
This is definitely a mistake I will not make again!! (970 characters)

Photo of mralphabet
1.95/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

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... (470 characters)

Photo of BuckeyeNation
1.97/5  rDev -11.7%
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. (1,808 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 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 Pegasus
2/5  rDev -10.3%
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. (736 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 Onenote81
2/5  rDev -10.3%
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. (463 characters)

Photo of Drew966
2/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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. (514 characters)

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

appearance: Soda like carbonation and a pale yellow transparency.

Smell: I smelled a slightly fruity light beer. Very plain and uninspired.

taste: Tasted like a watered down fruity soda. sour and not in a complex and crafty way. Tastes bland and artificial

mouthfeel: Water. No lingering notes.

Drinkability: This beer gets staler as you go.

A better version of Michelob Ultra, but the bar is set pretty low (413 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 Carl_R
2.02/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Out of all of the other beers produced by the big 3 brewers I like Michelob the best, however this beer does not have any balance the flavors just do not work together at all. It tastes like they just added fruit flavorings to a beer. This is not something I would try again. (275 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 drabmuh
2.03/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

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? (665 characters)

Photo of BeerFMAndy
2.07/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

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... (1,381 characters)

Photo of puboflyons
2.08/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

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. (579 characters)

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