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Michelob Ultra - Anheuser-Busch

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BA SCORE
46
awful

1,646 Ratings
THE BROS
36
awful

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Ratings: 1,646
Reviews: 536
rAvg: 1.83
pDev: 38.25%
Wants: 9
Gots: 70 | 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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Jason

Massachusetts

1.33/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Presentation: 12 oz brown twist off bottle with a “Born On Date” on the neck. States “Calories – 95, Carbohydrates- 2.6” and “Low Carbohydrate Light Beer” on the label.

Appearance: Very pale yellow, perhaps the lightest colour brew I have ever seen. Skimpy white lace does not amount to much, pours out spritzy and almost soda like.

Smell: Odd adjunct aroma, smells of faint cooked corn and mild husk. Other than that it is very clean.

Taste: Watery and thin, very little flavour at all. The crispness is on the right track though with the beer being so light is gives a seltzer like quality. Trace malt is hard to find but it is there, clean husk and cooked adjunct are extremely light also. Vague hop twang with a laughable bitterness, so minute that it brings nothing to the palate. Finishes clean and bone dry without a trace.

Notes: Can beer get any lighter than this? Is this the base product for the production of malternative. This is light beer, so light there is nothing there. People who seek this beer out are people with boring beer palates. There are better light beers out there, even then what is the point? I compare this beer with baked fat free light nacho chips … its like eating air, what’s the point? Don’t even bother with this one as it is the most lackluster, boring, gimmicky brew of its time.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2002 18:19:24 | More by Jason
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2/5  rDev +9.3%

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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

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Tennessee

1/5  rDev -45.4%

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2.75/5  rDev +50.3%

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Missouri

1.5/5  rDev -18%

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1.25/5  rDev -31.7%

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1/5  rDev -45.4%

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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 by far 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

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Michelob Ultra from Anheuser-Busch
46 out of 100 based on 1,646 ratings.