Michelob Ultra Fruit Lime Cactus - Anheuser-Busch

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Michelob Ultra Fruit Lime CactusMichelob Ultra Fruit Lime Cactus

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Ratings: 254
Reviews: 121
rAvg: 2.4
pDev: 34.17%
Wants: 8
Gots: 32 | FT: 0
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Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Light Lager |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BEERchitect on 05-13-2007

Michelob ULTRA Fruit Lime Cactus has an exotic fruity aroma with a clean citrus finish.
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Reviews by jettjon:
Photo of jettjon
2.23/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Into a pint glass this one’s a pale clear yellow with no carbonation streams. Tiny joke of a thin white head fades faster than you can say “chick beer.” Surprisingly, it retains a thin ring and some lacing all the way to the bottom of the glass. Nose smells of seltzer water with a lime twist. Tastes of watered down lime punch, artificial flavor; kind of like a couple of lime Jolly Ranchers dissolved in a glass of water (I think I’m sensing a theme here). Faint astringent note, with a slightly dry, mildly alcoholic finish. Of the three “flavored” Mich Ultras I tried, the Lime Cactus was the only one that had any kind of alcohol flavor whatsoever. Mouth is fizzy and wet, and wholly underwhelming. Overall, it’s inoffensive, not overly sweet, and quenching. It’s the least offensive of the 4-flavor Mich Ultra multipack.

More User Reviews:
Photo of generallee
3.39/5  rDev +41.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: Poured from a 12oz clear bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: The head is bright white in color, fizzy and fades out quickly leaving no head. Its body is pale and light yellow in color with excellent clarity.

Smell: The aroma has a mild citrus lime with light grains and something that reminds me of aloe.

Taste/Mouth feel: Its flavor has mild lime citrus and light grains on a smooth slippery palate. The carbonation is balanced to the light body and the finish is crisp and dry.

Notes: Its very refreshing an highly drinkable.

Photo of merlin48
1.87/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Bottle pours a transparent body with a hint of pale yellow. Tiny white head quickly vanishes without a trace. Aroma is actually pleasant and inviting, until I remember this is supposed to be a beer. Smells like fresh lime, saltines, and lemon Pez. A nice aroma for something other than a beer. Taste is very light, seltzery, and watery. Pez lemon candy, accented by a Zesta saltine with a twist of fresh lime and a healthy dose of tonic water. A fizzy, lemony, beverage that is a decent thirst quencher if nothing else is available.

Photo of tigg924
3.03/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: 1 inch head, light gold in color, clear, high carbonation

Smell: This smells like lime soda..Lots of lime candy.

Taste: key lime, sugar, and very minimal beer taste--but just enough to make you realize this is not soda.

Mouthfeel: high carbonation, super light bodied, sweet

Overall: This one is not offensive especially on a hot day. However, it moreso tastes like lime soda than beer. To its credit, it does not have some of the nasty chemical taste that other lime beers have though. There is only an inkling that lets you know hey--this is beer. I find I would drink this after a really dry beer, but would otherwise pass. I did try to grade this to style and in comparison to most in the style, it is drinkable.

Photo of Mora2000
2.52/5  rDev +5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Thanks to travita for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a clear yellow color with a white head. The aroma is heavy on the lime with a little salt. It smells like a margarita. The flavor is heavy on the lime with a tad bit of sweetness. Light mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Not terrible, but not something I wish to try again.

Photo of jamesmk48
3.09/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.25

Not a craft beer, and its not meant to be. For what it is its good, on a hot day ( working outside) i don't want a 9% or 10% abv ipa or porter i want this.

Photo of Bamabrew22
1.82/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

This was free at a recent marathon runner's expo. Normally, the best tasting beer is free beer, but this one really shut that theory down. Poured a pale, translucent gold with a smallish wispy head. Head quickly disappears, I guess, running away from the lime-cactus additive. Lime dominates the nose and taste of this brew. 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.

Photo of WVbeergeek
2.38/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 1 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Alright not so much like real beer but it's a good alco pop lime cactus with beer flavor. Ultra thin in the pour head dwindles quick sounds a like a wave settling no bubbles or lacing left behind only apple juice like appearance exists. Aroma has a strong citrus and mild tequila like note bringing back that Tequiza trip all over again. Flavor this time around is not as bad as I recall Tequiza, citrus zing stings the back of the throat heavy carbonation hits home and it's not bad poured but it definitely tastes better and more lime and cactus like straight outta the bottle. Girls dig this stuff, mouthfeel is of carbonated water really really fizzy. Drinkability is a one and done novelty type of thing for me, I definitely couldn't stomach the acidity of the lime flavor in session.

Photo of scottblaze
2.8/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

I can see it all now....quite clearly....every macro brewer and his dog has gotta get on the bandwagon and do some kinda premix Corona w/lime concoction.

I'm a itttle embarassed to say.... I kinda liked this stuff. It is in the same vein as Miller's god awful Chill but as someone else mentioned, this one is actually balanced in some wierd way. Yes it is a beer for "nonbeer drinkers" but nonetheless I found it to be a refreshing "nonbeer".

Thats about it.... "think Corona Light w/lime" but maybe a little sweetness going on.

Can't say I'd refuse it if offered to me but I know I won't be seeking it out unless my girlfriend likes it. I probably oughta not let her know about this one.

Photo of mdaschaf
2.47/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours a clear, light yellow color with a small white head that is gone in an instant, no lacing.

S: There is a slight lime aroma and really not much else. Slight grainy malt aroma.

T: A little more lime and another flavor that I can only assume is the cactus. Slightly zesty.

M: Light bodied with medium carbonation.

O: Not as bad as I thought it would be, the lime and cactus actually work kind of well together, but still not very good.

Photo of pmcadamis
2.45/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Light yellow with a slightly green cast. The head is brief and small, and some fizz is left on the glass.

S - Limey and salty. Smells like Corona with a huge amount of lime juice and salt.

T - Tastes pretty much like it smells. reminds me of Bud Light Lime and Miller Chill. What's up with this new lime trend?

M - Thin an fizzy. Pretty much feels like a weak lager.

D - Not altogether horrible. I can see how some people would really dig this. My wife bought a six pack of this, and I killed a few while mowing the lawn. After pushing that mower around in the heat, these went down easy.

Photo of tdm168
2.58/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A - pale gold with a very thin, fizzy white head that quickly fades away.

S - sugary artificial lime

T - artificial lime, a hint of sugar

M - crisp, light bodied, a bit over carbonated

It is what it is. It's too sweet for me, but ultimately it achieves what it set out to achieve. A fruity light lager that you can pound.

Photo of NeroFiddled
2.92/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Do you remember a decade back when "clear" food products were in? There was even the ill-fated (and pretty horrible) Miller Clear. Well, it seems that we've got that going all over again with the addition of lime to all sorts of food products, but let's keep to beer. It started decades ago with the lime in Corona. Malternatives came around. A-B introduced Tequiza. It laid dormant for a while, and now Miller's introduced "Chill". Now comes Ultra Lime Cactus, but I have to say, except for jamming a wedge of lime in a bottle of cerveza Mexicana, I like this one the best. It's delicately sweet, it's delicately tart; it's got flavors of lime and a bit of cactus (I'm not really sure what that is); and it's light and easy to drink. It may not offer enough to bring you back for more than one or two, but isn't that the Michelob Ultra drinker anyway? And it's not overly sweet like Mike's Hard Mike-Arita, or overdone with agave like Tequiza, or too salty like Miller Chill. Nope, this one's perfectly balanced. It's just light beer with a touch of sweetish lime to soften and smooth it up. I'd never pass up a crisp pils for this, but during a hot day on the greens, or while slaving over the coals at the family 4th of July party, I'd gladly knock back one - maybe two.

Photo of WoodBrew
2.91/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Mich Ultra Cactus Lime is a perfect hot summer lawn mower beer. It is very refreshing, but it is not a beer for beer snobs. The attempt by Mich Ultra to hit the Corona & Lime is quite nice. The color is clear golden with good carbonation....not much head. The smell is lime/syrup....the taste is also dominated by lime. The mouthfeel is fine....perfect for hot days...like at Disney World for example.

Photo of ordybill
2.41/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass, I have no reason why!
Aroma- smells of artificial lime
Appearance- Looks like urine.
Taste- Better than urine. . .that's not really a compliment
Overall- why bother, it is an artificial beer that might be OK on a hot summer day. But it is way to fake for me and not that great tasting

Photo of nicholas2121
3.1/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Michelob Ultra Fruit Lime Cactus brewed by Anheuser-Busch, with an ABV of 4.2% This brew pours out a nice light amber color with a small white head. The smell is crisp with lime and citrus. You pick up on minor grans in this brew. Now for the taste; it is lime with little to no grains at the end. Michelob Ultra Fruit Lime Cactus puts you in the mind of 7 up. The mouthfeel is light with some lime. Overall I'm giving this brew a 3 out of 5. Not the worst brew I've had but not the best. There is not much to this brew.

Photo of thagr81us
2/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Served from bottle into a shaker. Poured straw yellow with a minimal white head. Maintained decent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, wheat, lime, water, and floral. The flavor was of sweet malt, lime, water, and floral. It had a light feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this is not that good of a brew. With that said, this is much better than the regular Mich Ultra though as it has more flavor. I could see the girls pounding these at a frat party in college. I would drink again, but only for the same reason I did this time... To sober up.

Photo of alleykatking
2.72/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle.

A- Poured a clear yellow color...almost fake looking. One finger white head dies almost as soon as it got there. No lacing on the glass.

S- Some lime aroma of course but mixed into a sweet corny grainy malt body. Take a BMC add lime to it and it smells like this beer.

T- This is not overbearing in the lime flavor. Sweet flavor overall that I can't put my finger on. Tastes like Mich Ultra with lime added for light flavoring. Really nothing much else.

M- Light mouthfeel. Carbonation is high for the style but not the company. Crisp and clean tasting. Sweetness left on the palate and in the aftertaste both.

D- This beer is well....drinkable. I don't care for the flavor of it but the low ABV and the lack of any real flavor gives it amazing drinkability. Oh Michelob you make me smile once again with your mastermind.

Photo of Treyliff
2.08/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle,

A- typical light beer in color, not much head.

S- Smells exactly like a lime popcicle, like the ones you used to eat as a kid in the plasic.

T- Tastes like watered down lime juice. No taste on the backend at all, like drinking water.

M- Not much happening, reminds me of drinking sprite.

D- I guess it serves it's purpose as "chick beer" because I can't find a single beer element in this beverage. It's like they took Bud Light Lime and added 50% water to it.

Photo of Bigfatbino
2.1/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: A strange light yellow. Almost like a sparkling wine. Lots of carbonation, decent head with tight bubble structure, but no lacing in the glass really.

S: Smells like "sweet tarts" candy

T: Artificial tasting citrus, sour bite on the palate. Barely recognizable as beer.

M: Surprisingly light and delightfully bubbly. Nice tingles on the tongue, very mild and short lived bitterness in the aftertaste.

D: Despite it being at the far end of the bell curve for what qualifies as beer, this stuff is quite drinkable if you don't really care about "real" beer.

Overall: Well, I can say I'd buy it for a frat party or a softball game or something where lots of distractions would keep me from enjoying a good beer, and where other people may enjoy a new flavor. won't be found in my beer-humidor though.

Photo of tone77
2.98/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to woodychandler for the trade. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has an extreamly pale yellow color with virtually no head. Smell is of sweet limes. Taste is rather mild, some sour limes, a slight bitterness at the finish. Feels light in the mouth and has good drinkability. Overall there is nothing special about this beer.

Photo of goochpunch
2.6/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours out a really pale gold with a rather still body. Typical look going on here, but it seems to have way more of a head thatn your typical light lager. Smells like a lime Otter Pop. Tastes like a lime Otter Pop mixed with Bud Light or something. Not offensive really. Where's the cactus? Mouthfeel is light, prickly, and a little bit sticky. Not a bad beer to drink as if it were a soda. Leaps and bounds above Miller Chill, IMHO. Little disappointed at a total lack of nopal in the beer.

Photo of puboflyons
2.98/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on March 9, 2013.

I am going to rate this entirely on the style of a flavored light lager rather than a craft beer. The pour is golden yellow with little to no head. But it is a deeper yellow so it is better than average.

The aroma is mainly of lime juice with a little breaded malts. But the lime overwhelms just about any other aroma. So this is below average.

The body is a little better than light so that is above average.

The taste is much like the aroma. It is sweet with lime juice but there is a clean, crisp adjunct hop note at the end so that is around average.

Photo of Prostman81
1/5  rDev -58.3%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

First off, let me just say that I did not buy this for myself (thankfully). I was able to try it for free at my in-laws house, and I think free was too high a price.

This isn't beer. At all. It looks yellow, but it doesn't smell like beer. It tastes like lime soda. I've had other lime-flavored "beers" and the only one worse is bud light lime. Clearly a grab at the wine-cooler crowd.

Save your $$ for something else.

Photo of JLaw55
2.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Eh, drinkable, but not what I would classify as pleasant.

Will not purchase or drink again.

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Michelob Ultra Fruit Lime Cactus from Anheuser-Busch
59 out of 100 based on 254 ratings.