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Michelob Ultra Tuscan Orange Grapefruit - Anheuser-Busch

Michelob Ultra Tuscan Orange GrapefruitMichelob Ultra Tuscan Orange Grapefruit

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58 Ratings
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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 2.17
pDev: 32.26%

Brewed by:
Anheuser-Busch visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Light Lager |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Frozensoul327 on 05-13-2007)
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Reviews by mooseisloose:
Photo of mooseisloose


2.55/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This one was in the frig and I've never reviewed, I actually bought a sixer for my wife, she likes it, so lets give it a whirl. In the bottle it smells like orange, actually more like mandarin or really like clementine. Poured into a glass, really no need as it is in a clear bottle, but to see the head, which is good but gone quickly. Color is a very pale yellow. Taste is pretty much the same as the smell, orange and orange, like orange sweet tarts mostly, sweet but tart. No bitterness at all. This appears to be strictly a chick beer, along the line of a wine cooler. The only time I would return to drink this is in 98 degrees and 90% humidity, where it may be a good refresher. Otherwise I'll steer clear.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2009 23:47:15 | More by mooseisloose
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1/5  rDev -53.9%

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2/5  rDev -7.8%

11-16-2011 05:31:17 | More by mdvatab
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South Carolina

1.73/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

out of the lost notebook, reviewed from notes.

pours out a pale amber with a light orange tin but no head at all and loads of carbonation fizzing up towards the top. aroma is soo fake, just over the top orange koolai like smell with no real depth to it. its like they took a flavorless pale lager and dumped candy or crystal light mix in it, not sure what was up with this whole set of beers but they were all just wrong. light finish with no aftertaste and just, i dont know nothing there for me.

overall not a good beer, not even sure it is a beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2011 02:12:42 | More by mikesgroove
Photo of JayS2629


1.13/5  rDev -47.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Wow! I didn't realize there could be a beer that tasted worse than Corona.

A- Light, watery, pale yellow with lots of bubbles, thin white head that immediately flees, and no lace.

S- Like sour grapefruit in tonic water. It smells like my mom's diet. hint of artificial orange.

T- Tonic water soured by bitter grapefruit and orange peel.

M- Completely over the top on carbonation. This is like bad, unsweetened soda!

D- I poured it out.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2010 01:59:58 | More by JayS2629
Photo of alleykatking


1.7/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

Poured from 12oz bottle.

A- Pours a very pale yellow color. One finger head jumps up and dies down almost as soon as it got there. No lacing in the glass.

S- This smells very artifical. Very much like well orange citrus and grapefruit style notes in the ending. Nothing really else....the alcohol is noticable but the beer aspect seems to be lost in the nose of this.

T- Wine cooler is what comes to my mind when I taste this one. No real beer quality taste wise. Some of the other Michelob Ultra beers at least had a hint of beer to it. This is just orange and grapefruit flavored water. Kind of a mess if you ask me.

M- Light mouthfeel. Carbonation is prickly high. Very watery in the mouth. Artifical fruit flavor is left throughout the beer into the aftertaste. Fizzy feeling on the palate.

D- This is a easy drinker but the taste I just can't get over. I don't know maybe this kind of beer was just not meant for me. I just guess this means more for others.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2010 23:53:48 | More by alleykatking
Photo of industrialswill


3.6/5  rDev +65.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Found this at a discount food store in the singles section.
My first impression is that it's a refreshing drink with a very slight alky kick.
Kind of like a weak wine spritzer.
This stuff would be ideal for someone who doesn't like beer, but wants to have a slightly alcoholic drink to sip on.
What we have here is a "ladies' drink" that my wife might like.
It really doesn't fit into any conventional beer style, so I'm rating it for it's drinkability as a beverage in general.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2010 23:55:59 | More by industrialswill
Photo of rfgetz

New Jersey

2.48/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Stuck at a party with nothing else to drink but a Michelob Ultra Sampler and the first thing i thought of was that i've never reviewed these beers before. Score!

Third in my Ultra vertical after the lime and pomegranate.

Fizzy yellowy brown in color. Smell is a somewhat large whiff of real orange and grapefruit (ie citrusy without being cloyingly sweet or sour). Taste is a powerful punch of authentic orange and bitter grapefruit, minimal sweetness and notes of grain. Once again, if not ice cold its almost unbearable. The best of the fruity bunch, and thats not saying much.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2010 18:55:03 | More by rfgetz
Photo of brewdlyhooked13


2.88/5  rDev +32.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance - a light gold pour into the only vessels in the Pigeon Forge vacation cabin - melmac plastic cups. At least they're see-through. Two fingers of white foam. Pretty nice for a light brew.

Aroma - citrusy and grapefruit. Pleasant but alcopopish. Reminds me of Bert Grant's mandarin orange hefe.

Taste - all orange and grapefruit, no beer presence. Wine cooler stuff, but it's not overly syrupy or gross. I easily tossed back a few with pizza, though the missus didn't care much for 'em.

Mouthfeel - thin and on the gassy side.

Drinkability - good for a night's posterity, but nothing I need to re-visit.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2009 20:40:14 | More by brewdlyhooked13
Photo of beveritt


3.33/5  rDev +53.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: Poured from a clear 12 oz bottle into a standard pint glass. Label is tan with orange metallic high lights. Described as a "light beer with natural flavor." No clear freshness date, but there is a code of 09054 on the neck label.

Appearance: Pours with just under two fingers of pure white head. This settles to an incomplete coating of foam. Plenty of activity. The beer itself is yellow gold and perfectly clear. No sediment remains in the bottle.

Smell: Strong notes of orange. Really smells like Orange Crush to me. Maybe a slight hint of slightly sweet malt and adjuncts.

Taste: Like a milder version of an orange soda. No malt or hops flavor whatsoever.

Mouthfeel: Very high carbonation level, exactly like a soda. Body is okay.

Drinkability: Not sure where I stand on this one. Look, it is not supposed to be Kate the Great. But then again, it tastes just like orange soda. I imagine this thing is intended to compete with so called alco-pops. Is it good? Sure. Will I ever drink it again? No. If I want a refreshing, fruity drink, I will have a fruit soda or fruit juice.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2009 02:32:23 | More by beveritt
Photo of nikoelnutto


2.55/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 4

My wife said, "if there was a beer that tasted like Jone's Soda, i would drink it." Sadly, i found that beer and then she said, "I don't like it, it tastes like Jone's Soda with a chemical aftertaste."

That pretty much says it.

Appearance is of a yellow soda. Smells very sweet and orange. Tastes weak, spunky, and sweet. Not like a beer in any way. Easy to drink for obvious reasons.

Enjoy, or not.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2009 01:50:14 | More by nikoelnutto
Photo of Brad007


2.13/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pours a light golden-orange color with a one-finger head into my glass. Seems average.

Aroma is full of orange and grapefruit with a sweet adjunct backbone.

Taste is light and fizzy with a weird combination of orange and grapefruit that fades into the adjunct spectrum, which is mildly sweet and flavorless.

Mouthfeel is full of lingering orange and grapefruit and not much else.

Like pouring fruit flavoring into a glass of Michelob Ultra. Nothing much to expect. Still an interesting experiment.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2009 19:20:07 | More by Brad007
Photo of DoctorDog


2.75/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Presentation: 12 oz. bottle into a nonic. Purchased for the wife when filling out a rebate purchase, but as always, I can't resist trying and reviewing.

A- Pours incredibly clear, light golden hue. ~1 finger of effervescing white head, which fades in a flash to a few random bubbles. Not impressive, but hey, rating to style, not bad. Most of the low scores on this portion (and others) are simply ignoring how this style should present...which is understandable....not sure why I'm being such a BJCP stickler tonight...

S- Wow....weird...this smells almost like a slightly corny- orange soda.

T- Very lightly sweet, lightly citrus flavor. As with their "regular Ultra," this isn't awful flavor, it just simply isn't much flavor at all, which is something distinctly different from "awful." This isn't the "beer" flavor that I am looking for, but it is also not offensive in any way, and I don't feel right ranking it below a 2.5...Not like most any "beer," but rather, is more like a light, semi- refreshing soda...

M- Crisp like a drink of cold water. As easy going down as one would expect a slightly citrusy soda water to be. Again, if truly rating to style, hard to ding it too badly here...

D- Quite hard to quantify. There is nothing savory or delightful about the taste or smell in the realm of "beer," but it does make for a decently refreshing "lightly alcoholic soda" beverage.

Future outlook: As always, fun to try the "fringe BMC" beer stuff, but no real reason to buy again.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2009 04:31:45 | More by DoctorDog
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Michelob Ultra Tuscan Orange Grapefruit from Anheuser-Busch
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