Michelob Ultra - Anheuser-Busch
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2.31/5 rDev +26.2%
look: 1.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 2.5
A vigorous pour of Michelob Ultra yields the palest of pale straw-yellow bodies and a head that disappears in the blink of an eye and leaves no evidence it ever existed. Carbonation is vigorous at first. Then the large, soda-pop bubbles disappear and things calm down. A few vigorous swirls around the glass fail to produce any foam to speak of.
The nose is more appealing than expected. Watered-down cider and champagne come to mind.
The taste follows the nose, but adds flavors of seltzer water and alcohol. Bittering hops add crispness to the beer's cider-champagne flavors. I like this much more than I thought I would. Skunky "macro-brew" flavors are kept to a minimum thanks to the beer's extremely thin malt profile.
The beer is entirely too watery. Its carbonation is harsh at first, then disappears. Flat beer? No thanks.
I can think of a few reasons why beer drinkers might reach for a Michelob Ultra. It's a fine choice for beer drinkers who are counting calories and carbohydrates. Its crispness and wateriness are welcome characteristics on very hot afternoons. The thinness of its malt profile minimizes the nasty "skunk" flavors of American macro-lagers, making Ultra comparatively enjoyable. Indeed, I'd reach for a Michelob Ultra before any of the "big three" (Coors, Miller, Budweiser) or their light counterparts.
Serving type: bottle
10-11-2013 21:37:12 | More by GMB
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