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Michelob Ultra - Anheuser-Busch

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Michelob UltraMichelob Ultra

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BA SCORE
46
awful

1,651 Ratings
THE BROS
36
awful

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Ratings: 1,651
Reviews: 536
rAvg: 1.83
pDev: 38.25%
Wants: 9
Gots: 71 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Anheuser-Busch visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Light Lager |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed using the finest barley malt, select grains, all-imported hops and a pure-cultured yeast strain. The special choice of grains combined with the extended mashing process produces a smooth, refreshing beer with fewer carbohydrates.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-19-2002)
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MrBallz

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev +23%

10-02-2013 19:47:30 | More by MrBallz
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Florida

1/5  rDev -45.4%

07-25-2014 01:43:45 | More by tharper178
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amalahow

Illinois

1/5  rDev -45.4%

07-25-2014 01:31:11 | More by amalahow
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Leschber

Texas

2.5/5  rDev +36.6%

07-24-2014 20:46:29 | More by Leschber
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Keepnitrl

Washington

2/5  rDev +9.3%

07-24-2014 16:14:08 | More by Keepnitrl
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Sellen

Connecticut

1/5  rDev -45.4%

07-23-2014 22:43:57 | More by Sellen
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kpr8rh8r

Virginia

5/5  rDev +173.2%

07-23-2014 17:36:31 | More by kpr8rh8r
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Ryan82

California

1.75/5  rDev -4.4%

07-23-2014 11:08:23 | More by Ryan82
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Beer_4_brains

Tennessee

3/5  rDev +63.9%

07-23-2014 06:59:58 | More by Beer_4_brains
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MikeB12

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -45.4%

07-22-2014 23:24:59 | More by MikeB12
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OKShylock

Oklahoma

1.25/5  rDev -31.7%

07-22-2014 17:22:42 | More by OKShylock
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Ropowers3

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev +36.6%

07-21-2014 17:14:11 | More by Ropowers3
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SkiBum22

New York

1/5  rDev -45.4%

07-21-2014 03:04:00 | More by SkiBum22
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CRObighit2

Ontario (Canada)

1.75/5  rDev -4.4%

07-21-2014 03:03:26 | More by CRObighit2
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spedprof

West Virginia

2/5  rDev +9.3%

07-20-2014 22:58:04 | More by spedprof
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Eman17

Illinois

2/5  rDev +9.3%

07-20-2014 19:27:11 | More by Eman17
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boogieman

Minnesota

1.95/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Got this one on tap during happy hour- it was 1/2 off, and I thought I'd give it a try. Without a doubt, one of the worst beers I've had.
Had a decent appearance- light golden yellow, semi-transparent. It had a short-lived small head and no lacing.
Smell- almost none. Very faint trace of grassy wheat.
Taste- very watery. Could hardly taste the beer, it was more like carbonated water than anything. Pretty disgusting. A faint bitterness, and somewhat grassy corn. Made me want to gag towards the end of the glass.
Mouthfeel- Thin, watery, overcarbonated. Not much there.
Overall- I tried it, now I know. Probably won't drink again unless I get it free somewhere.

Serving type: on-tap

07-20-2014 17:57:27 | More by boogieman
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CraigTravor

Tennessee

1/5  rDev -45.4%

07-20-2014 05:57:21 | More by CraigTravor
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acdcsmith22

California

2.75/5  rDev +50.3%

07-20-2014 03:45:46 | More by acdcsmith22
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leroybrown10

Missouri

1.5/5  rDev -18%

07-19-2014 14:49:10 | More by leroybrown10
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oglmcdgl

Pennsylvania

1.25/5  rDev -31.7%

07-19-2014 06:29:13 | More by oglmcdgl
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Cloaked_Phantom

Georgia

1/5  rDev -45.4%

07-19-2014 06:25:02 | More by Cloaked_Phantom
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The-Adjunct-Hippie

South Dakota

2.58/5  rDev +41%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Some folks either hate this beer with a passion or find it surprisingly pleasant. After a long night at work, I fall into the second category. I can always have an Ultra without regret and I've got to say its probably one of the best light beers for me, and only second in line (next to Budweiser Select Original) for the best of the featherweight beers (below 100 calories).

Smell - metallic canned sweet corn, moldy grains. A second whiff yields grapes and hints of lime.

Taste - not great, not memorable... but refreshing. On the right occasion this beer really does hit the spot. Good flavor. Zero bitterness, if thats your thing. Some metallic fruit with wheat cracker, seltzer.

Mouthfeel - carbonated and fizzy. No awards here.

Overall - In the "big picture", when you consider the world of beers, this beer falls flat. However, for its category, and what it's made to do it does pretty well - a super low calorie, low-carb, less filling beer with a decent flavor that doesn't taste like cornbread water. It's one of the better "light" beers, ranking above Bud, Miller, Coors Light, and right up there with Michelob Golden Draft Light in my book. It's less sour than Michelob Golden Light, so ill give it that. There's never an occasion where I'd turn down an Ultra, if something better weren't available.

If you're looking for a world class beer or even a "good" beer steer clear of this like a plague. If you don't mind a light, refreshing after-work-destress beer, you just might find what you're looking for here.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2014 04:32:02 | More by The-Adjunct-Hippie
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Ajmski1988

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +91.3%

07-19-2014 02:34:57 | More by Ajmski1988
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UWBadgerFan4Life

Wisconsin

1/5  rDev -45.4%

07-18-2014 20:48:28 | More by UWBadgerFan4Life
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Michelob Ultra from Anheuser-Busch
46 out of 100 based on 1,651 ratings.