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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: 228
Reviews: 112
rAvg: 2.4
pDev: 35%
Wants: 6
Gots: 12 | 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 Lime Cactus has an exotic fruity aroma with a clean citrus finish.

(Beer added by: BEERchitect on 05-13-2007)
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Photo of Ruger


1.9/5  rDev -20.8%

A - A light gold color with no head and no lacing.

S - Just a little bit of lime nothing else.

T - Extremely fake lime syrup, with a light grain whisp aftertaste that coats the mouth. It honestly wouldn't be that bad if the lime didn't taste so fake.

M - light bodied with moderate to heavy carbonation.

O - Only reason I rated it this high, is because it did go pretty well with some lime flavored chicken wings.

08-24-2011 04:36:13 | More by Ruger
Photo of jettjon


2.25/5  rDev -6.3%

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.

06-27-2011 23:06:15 | More by jettjon
Photo of WoodBrew


2.85/5  rDev +18.8%

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.

06-10-2011 16:26:24 | More by WoodBrew
Photo of Onenote81

North Carolina

2.68/5  rDev +11.7%

Another cheap beer provided by my bro-in-law. Poured into a glass. Pours a pale gold. No head. Scents of lime, lemon, rice. Mouth is sharp with good carbonation. Easy gulper. Flavor isn't too bad. I like the lime characteristic, but the rest of it is just plain weak. Cheap grains like rice and corn make up the most of it. The lime addition steps this one just a cut above the regular Ultra, but this is still something I'd avoid in the future.

06-06-2011 19:13:49 | More by Onenote81
Photo of Knapp85


2.75/5  rDev +14.6%

Just want to start off by saying that Cactus just sounds really interesting as a beer additive. However lime, not so much. This brew is probably the best out of the three in the series. The look of the beer is very light and has almost no head. The smell is of lime mostly not much of anything else happening here. The taste is light flavored with lime not really sure what cactus tastes like so it's hard to pick up on that. The beer itself isn't really all that great. I might try this one again if it was free.

05-14-2011 00:51:02 | More by Knapp85
Photo of Nerudamann


2.78/5  rDev +15.8%

Poured from a bottle into a Pilsener glass.

Look - clear, pale golden color with about a finger's worth of foam that dissipates quickly.

Smell - Obviously a lot of lime aroma. Other than that just a typical adjunct lager/light beer type of smell.

Taste and Mouthfeel - Like the smell, mostly just lime and a typical light beer taste. Texture is not surprisingly on the watery side.

Drinkability - A drinkable beer, but not at all complex or interesting.

02-28-2011 04:34:01 | More by Nerudamann
Photo of Docer


2.8/5  rDev +16.7%

Buddy of mine bought a 6-pack... so I had to too...

- Clear fizzy bubbly straw yellow... looks like watered down carbonated pee.

- Slightly smells like Lemon-Lime Gatorade.. light sweetness... and that's about it.

- Light grains, ultra light... lime. lemon, gatorade flavors.. very artificial.. sweetness... like a soda pop, or sprite. Zima?

- Thin, watery, light bodied, bubbly force carbonated... like a pop. Sprite w/ a touch of grain.

- Easy to drink... in the morning after a bad hangover. What were they thinking? 8th grade promotion for a girl?

01-25-2011 05:51:25 | More by Docer
Photo of tone77


2.95/5  rDev +22.9%

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.

01-21-2011 14:30:38 | More by tone77
Photo of mikesgroove

South Carolina

1.58/5  rDev -34.2%

from notes, this one was brought up to the cabin by my father in law in a mixed 12 pack of michelob brews. served cold and me and my brother in law kicked these back on the deck on night.

pours the lightest possible color i think it could with a big fizzy head of white that dissipates as fast as it comes through. really just not a good looking beer at all, more like some whacked out wine cooler. aroma is sickening with over the top artificial lime that just seems to try and mask the wet hay and rotten grains and corn that are the underlying markers. flavor goes no where as the fake ice pop like flavor just masks corn and rice and honesty i do not know who would be drinking this.

overall one of the worst i have ever had, i am sorry to have been a part of this one.

01-11-2011 01:17:21 | More by mikesgroove
Photo of JayS2629


2.85/5  rDev +18.8%

A- Pale yellow and transparant, effervecent and bubbly, thin white head that disappears quickly. No lace.

S- Like limes, with a faint hint of malt. I like lime so I boosted it from not 2.5 to 3.0.

T- Light fizzy water with lime. Not sure what cactus tastes like, but it must taste like water. Little skunk beneath it all.

M- Light, refreshing, and effervescent.

D- The lime flavor keeps this from total failure, but it is watery and fizzy. Would be easy to drink, but effervescents and artificial flavors makes me queezy.

12-23-2010 01:22:41 | More by JayS2629
Photo of assmandugle


2.55/5  rDev +6.3%

pours a golden color with a rather large head. Actually bought it because its past its drink by age and was only ten bucks for a case. You can taste primarily just lime and i have no clue what cactus tastes like but this is what I'd imagine it to taste like. It is super easy to drink at 4.0 alcohol and is a nice refreshing beer after a long day at work or a long workout or a pickup game of football basketball or baseball. Its by far the best ultra light style beer I've had.

12-20-2010 19:26:20 | More by assmandugle
Photo of happygnome


2.73/5  rDev +13.8%

a: pours a pale golden color with about a quarter inch of head at best. the head disappears quickly leaving only a slight trace of lace. there is a lot of carbonation that continues to rise to the top of the beer.

s: crisp sweet/sour aroma. there is very little hop bitterness at best

t: sweet/sour taste with no hop bitterness

m: light bodied beer with a lot of carbontion

overall, really is this beer? My fiance bought it so i drank one, but never again

12-12-2010 00:24:43 | More by happygnome
Photo of TheKingofWichita

North Carolina

1.88/5  rDev -21.7%

Pours a pretty golden color with a thick white head and a little bit of lacing. Smells of lime and light beer: like sweetness and only the faintest hop aroma. Tastes very sweet with hints of citrus lime. A little faint hops in there. Mouthfeel is thin and watery. Drinkability is not the best.

11-18-2010 13:41:57 | More by TheKingofWichita
Photo of Treyliff

West Virginia

2.05/5  rDev -14.6%

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.

11-16-2010 23:08:42 | More by Treyliff
Photo of MakeIncuSciBus


4/5  rDev +66.7%

A- very pale yellowish

S- My girlfriend says keystone with lime.... But I have to disagree, maybe my sense of smell is off, but I smell lime.

T- like a light beer with lime, but a bit better than any I have had thusfar.

M- a little fizzy and uneventful

D- Not the best beer, but I like it.

10-25-2010 17:57:21 | More by MakeIncuSciBus
Photo of womencantsail


3.23/5  rDev +34.6%

Upon seeing the spread of fruit flavored Michelob Ultra ticks, I naturally assumed this would be the worst. Cactus has an interesting flavor and lime, well, you know...

A: The pour is, once again, pale yellow with a head that leaves before it has a chance to say hello.

S: The lime is surprisingly in check in this beer, and the cactus aroma is subtle as well. This sort of has a 7-Up/Sprite syrup aroma to it (not the soda, just the syrup), with some cactus added for whatever reason.

T: The cactus is probably the most noticeable flavor here, but the limes are there. It's more of a lime peel/zest sort of flavor, rather than the fake lime juice I was expecting.

M: The body is light and the carbonation is on the high side, but it's not as overdone as the other flavors.

D: As awful as it might be to some people to say/admit, this wasn't really all that bad. I don't know how often I'd want to drink this, but it tasted pretty decent.

10-05-2010 18:40:30 | More by womencantsail
Photo of JackieTH


1.73/5  rDev -27.9%

Appearance: Straw yellow, consumed straight from the bottle.

Smell: Mostly lime with a hint of the underlying lager.

Taste: In a direct comparison to Bud Light lime this Michelob product goes lighter on the lime flavoring allowing the untra light adjunct lager to shine through which isn't necessarily a good thing.

Mouthfeel: Fizzy water.

Drinkability: If I'm looking for something to drink on a hot summer day on the lake it may or may not include a lime, but if I wanted a lime beer, this one wouldn't be the one. Way too light, watery and not enough lime.

08-31-2010 13:58:31 | More by JackieTH
Photo of Mora2000


2.53/5  rDev +5.4%

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.

07-04-2010 23:23:04 | More by Mora2000
Photo of MrDanno96


3.18/5  rDev +32.5%

A: The typical light to golden yellow color of most American Light Lagers. I drank this right out of the bottle - about half a finger of fizzy white head persisted for most of the bottle.

S: Some corn and malty sweetness mixed with lime. Macro lager with lime in it - imagine that!

T: Ya' know, this doesn't taste too bad. It's far from a fine sipping brew, but somewhat tasty and refreshing. The lime flavor is predominate, but not overpowering. The typical sweet corn and malts of macro lagers are also present.

M: Kind of like lime flavored seltzer water - thin and fizzy, but somewhat crisp.

D: I was kind of thirsty and just looking for something to throwback quickly. I grabbed this out of the fridge and it did the trick. As far as American Light lagers go, this one is more than bearable and pleasantly drinkable. A good picnic beer that you don't have to feel bad about drinking straight from the bottle.

06-28-2010 20:30:47 | More by MrDanno96
Photo of VolcomBrewer

New York

3.63/5  rDev +51.3%

So my girlfriend really wanted to try this beer, so I broke down and grabbed a six of this. I decided "what the hell, why not try one?"

A: Pours a light yellow with two fingers of bone-white head that quickly fade. Minimal lacing.

S: Lime and some corn and grains fills the nose. It doesn't smell overpowering, yet smells like it actually might taste okay for a light lager.

T: For the style, this actually isn't bad...in fact...this actually tastes good. There is not an overpowering amount of lime...and it actually tastes like I put a lime in a beer...doesn't taste artificial. Who knows if it is or not. I tastes a slight bit of lime that fades into a mild flavor of grains and corn. Finishes very crisp and clean.

M: Carbonation is moderate, yet it feels like club soda and feels very much like water.

D: If you're into this style of beer, you can pound these brews all night. 4.2% ABV Isn't bad...AND ONLY 95 CALORIES!

I honestly believe this is the best of the "With Lime" beers out there. AB, thank you for actually doing something right.

06-25-2010 23:22:55 | More by VolcomBrewer
Photo of alleykatking


2.73/5  rDev +13.8%

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.

05-26-2010 02:43:09 | More by alleykatking
Photo of mralphabet


2.15/5  rDev -10.4%

12 oz bottle drank directly from the bottle at a block party.

A: Not much to go by here it is crystal clear & yellow, looks like beer so we will call it average.

S: Sour citrus (Limey) smell flying out of the bottle with a sweet corniness.

T: It tastes like lemon lime sweet tart candy.

M: Lots of carbonation.

D: Look the ABV is low and you can drink it. It is not the worst thing I've ever drank.

05-24-2010 02:39:39 | More by mralphabet
Photo of mtnbikerpa


3.8/5  rDev +58.3%

Drank directly from the bottle. Bright yellow color. Very crisp lime flavor and some other sweet flavors also. This beer is very easy to drink and is very refreshing on a warm spring day. Much better choice than bud lime or even Corona. This beer is pairing nicely with some homeade buffalo chicken and greek salad.

03-09-2010 20:53:46 | More by mtnbikerpa
Photo of Duhast500

Rhode Island

1.53/5  rDev -36.3%

This was left here by my macro drinking friend when he came over my place for the Super Bowl. I thought I'd try one before pouring it out.

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

The color is a crystal clear yellow that has very little head at first and is gone before I can really get to the point of describing it. No lacing.

The smell is of lime and some CO2. It has a bit of a lemon soda flavor but no lemon.

The taste is is of lime but not much of anything else. I really wanted to say there was really more flavor than that but I couldn't really say there was any bitter hop flavor or any hints of malt.

The feel of the beer is very easy. It was pretty crisp and was not very flavorful. The lime just points out and lets itself be known but beyond that here really isn't a lot to speak of.

02-10-2010 03:36:53 | More by Duhast500
Photo of rfgetz

New Jersey

1.93/5  rDev -19.6%

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!

Fizzy neon yellowy green in color. Smell is of lime juice and sugar. Taste is a horrible, cloying punch of sugary limeade. No notes of beer at all except the carbonation. I can barely finnish this guy and as it warms it tastes worse and worse. This is pretty much limeade with a touch of unnoticable alcohol.

01-11-2010 18:49:40 | More by rfgetz
Michelob Ultra Fruit Lime Cactus from Anheuser-Busch
59 out of 100 based on 228 ratings.