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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: 224
Reviews: 112
rAvg: 2.39
pDev: 35.56%
Wants: 6
Gots: 9 | 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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2.35/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

12 oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. I've never had the original Michelob Ultra, so I have nothing to compare this to. The bottle claims a 4.00% abv, rather than the 4.20% listed on BeerAdvocate. Not expecting too much, based on the fact that this is an Anheuser-Busch product.

Poured into a Firestone Walker pint glass.

A - Pours about one finger of extremely lively carbonated white fizz, audibly sizzling away. Body is a clear yellow-straw-green color with massive carbonation bubbles everywhere. No lacing.

S - Smell is of extremely light citrus lemons & lime, grainy corn, and wet cardboard. For some reason, I feel like it smelled better when I drank it out of the bottle.

T - Taste improves a bit from the nose. Light, crisp, and citric with some carbonation tingling the tongue. Very light lime flavor, but at least it feels somewhat authentic, not completely artificial like a Bud Light Lime does. No real distinctive cactus taste, but it does have a cucumber gatorade / plant like taste buried in there somewhere.

M - Feel is crisp, carbonated, and finishes dry. Extremely light bodied and easy drinking. Practically no aftertaste whatsoever.

Overall, an extremely light, easy-drinking, refreshing beverage, perfect for a scorching summer day. Although, beyond that, I can't really see a need for such a product. The concept is nice, but it is of course poorly executed. This would probably be best if you just drank it straight from the bottle. Probably not something I would buy often, but I would definitely drink it again, and it was more than affordable at $6.99 for a six pack. I look forward to trying the Michelob Ultra Pomegranate Raspberry, among other variations.

Michelob Ultra Lime Cactus ---2.5/5

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2013 04:04:15 | More by mfnmbvp
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2.25/5  rDev -5.9%

07-20-2013 21:27:50 | More by Xzfgiimtsath
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South Carolina

2.5/5  rDev +4.6%

07-17-2013 05:35:55 | More by bmjivi221
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2.5/5  rDev +4.6%

06-24-2013 23:43:38 | More by cfitterer
Photo of 14Racing


5/5  rDev +109.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I absolutely love this and am having trouble finding it! :( Was told today the warehouse was empty right now.Oh my goodness.I like this a lot and have recently about 3 months ago changed to this.Love the taste .Leaves no aftertaste .Help !!

Anheuser-Busch in Saint Louis, MO .I need this on the shelves in my area!!!! Pleased customer!

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2013 15:30:44 | More by 14Racing
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2.75/5  rDev +15.1%

06-07-2013 03:49:39 | More by jngrizzaffi
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1/5  rDev -58.2%

06-03-2013 02:24:02 | More by maxwelldeux
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1.25/5  rDev -47.7%

05-31-2013 00:00:55 | More by tlang803
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New York

1.5/5  rDev -37.2%

05-25-2013 21:46:57 | More by stella77artois
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2.25/5  rDev -5.9%

05-16-2013 21:33:18 | More by canders0927
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2.75/5  rDev +15.1%

05-16-2013 04:03:04 | More by ExaltedNecrosis
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2.5/5  rDev +4.6%

05-09-2013 21:19:35 | More by Bill235
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2.51/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

match1112 with the this stellar extra. 12 oz bottle into a tulip glass.

A - Pours a clear amber body looking very much like a basic AAL. Some soapy edging with minimal lacing.

S - Artificial lime juice and a very off putting chemical aroma. Not sure if its the "cactus" or just some skunked beer. Its fruity, fake, and kind of offensive.

T - Better. Skunked beer with an artificial lime finish as well as a gummy bear like sweetness. Its drinkable enough.

O - This is different than most lime beers, namely Bud Light Lime. I suppose its that cactus edge giving it some extra agave nectar sweetness. I understand that most beers have a purpose, even crappy or fruited ones. I just can't imagine anyone buying this for enjoyment. Its just not that good.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2013 02:12:17 | More by davey101
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5/5  rDev +109.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

We've found the MIchelob Ultra Lime Cactus to be an outstanding beer, and love the refreshing taste, and the after taste. The only beer that has come close to it was the Shiner Bock Lime Cactus, that was a limited production beer. It did not compare to this to the Michelob, and it's all we drink now.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2013 00:49:07 | More by mikeintexas
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North Carolina

1.96/5  rDev -18%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

A: Pours a crystal clear medium yellow in color with heavy amounts of visible carbonation and some light to medium golden yellow highlights. The beer has a finger tall sudsy white head that quickly reduces to a couple of small patches of very thin film. Minimal amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light aromas of bready malts with some slightly stronger aromas of lime syrup (similar to Rose's Lime syrup).

T: Upfront there are light flavors of adjunct malts, mostly corn and some grains that have a light amount of sweetness. After the malts, there are light to moderate flavors of lime syrup that is not too sweet and something that I cannot quite place which I am guessing is the cactus. Very light amounts of bitterness that fades almost immediately.

M: Light bodied with heavy amounts of carbonation. Very thin/watery.

O: This one is not for me, maybe I do not like the lime syrup with cactus combined with super light beer. It is easy to drink but I'm not sure I would call this enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2013 01:03:36 | More by dbrauneis
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New Hampshire

2.99/5  rDev +25.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2013 19:49:14 | More by puboflyons
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3/5  rDev +25.5%

02-10-2013 16:30:17 | More by DmanGTR
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1.25/5  rDev -47.7%

02-01-2013 01:58:34 | More by tbryan5
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South Carolina

2.5/5  rDev +4.6%

01-26-2013 07:22:54 | More by xShoWTeKx
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1.25/5  rDev -47.7%

01-16-2013 19:15:03 | More by Hoshymoto
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2/5  rDev -16.3%

01-15-2013 21:03:40 | More by jadams11
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2.75/5  rDev +15.1%

01-06-2013 23:02:03 | More by TOP
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2.18/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Poured from bottle into pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a straw color with a big fizzy white head. The head fades very fast to leave only a tiny amount of lacing.

Smell – The aroma of the brew is heaviest of a sweet fruit punch smell

Taste – The taste begins with flavors of a sweet corn and lime. These flavors are persistent throughout the whole of the taste and make up the bulk of the flavor profile. More toward the middle and end there is a sugary candy flavor that comes to the profile mixing with the rest to produce an almost wine cooler like flavor.

Mouthfeel- The body of the beer is very light with a carbonation level that is very effervescent. The body and high carbonation level are quite fitting for the brew making it very soda like and matching the flavors well.

Overall – Well not really my kind of brew. I guess if you feel like a diet soda with vodka, you may like this, but then again why even bother.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2012 02:05:10 | More by Darkmagus82
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2.4/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A - Didn't pour it. Murky gold through the glass bottle.

S - Smells like an alcoholic baja blast. Lime, slight blueberries.

T - Very modrate lime. Real lime, not artificial. Slight malt. The lime once again, tastes legitimate and not artificial like a bud light lime.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Fits well.

O - Overall this was a nice little flavored adjunct that would do well on a hot summer day. I'd have another in the specified situation or at a party.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2012 06:51:59 | More by SometimesIfart
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South Carolina

1/5  rDev -58.2%

12-07-2012 14:54:45 | More by Damian74Shensky
Michelob Ultra Fruit Lime Cactus from Anheuser-Busch
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