Michelob Ultra Fruit Lime Cactus - Anheuser-Busch
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2.35/5 rDev -2.1%
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
07-27-2013 04:04:15 | More by mfnmbvp
5/5 rDev +108.3%
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!
06-20-2013 15:30:44 | More by 14Racing
2.51/5 rDev +4.6%
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.
05-09-2013 02:12:17 | More by davey101
5/5 rDev +108.3%
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.
05-02-2013 00:49:07 | More by mikeintexas
1.96/5 rDev -18.3%
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.
03-26-2013 01:03:36 | More by dbrauneis
2.99/5 rDev +24.6%
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.
03-09-2013 19:49:14 | More by puboflyons
Michelob Ultra Fruit Lime Cactus from Anheuser-Busch
59 out of 100 based on 231 ratings.