Michelob Ultra - Anheuser-Busch

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Michelob UltraMichelob Ultra

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1,898 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,898
Reviews: 557
rAvg: 1.85
pDev: 38.92%
Wants: 11
Gots: 160 | 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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1.25/5  rDev -32.4%

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1.25/5  rDev -32.4%

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1.25/5  rDev -32.4%

Photo of MoreThanWine
1.25/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Poured a 2" white soap suds head which faded really fast. Clear straw yellow color. Faintest little grass smell. Taste is kind of like dirty seltzer water. So THIS is 95 calories? You're better off drinking plain clean water than this seltzer water out of a dirty glass.

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1.25/5  rDev -32.4%

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1.25/5  rDev -32.4%

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1.25/5  rDev -32.4%

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1.25/5  rDev -32.4%

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1.25/5  rDev -32.4%

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1.25/5  rDev -32.4%

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1.25/5  rDev -32.4%

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1.25/5  rDev -32.4%

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1.25/5  rDev -32.4%

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1.25/5  rDev -32.4%

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1.25/5  rDev -32.4%

Photo of magictrokini
1.27/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Wife came home with a 6-pack. Looks, smells, and tastes like a watered-down Budweiser. To recap: clear yellow pour. Sickening corn syrup nose. Watery, beer-like taste with straw and sugar. Upside: you can drink a ton since it is as close to water as you can get. Downside: you have to drink a ton of this to like it. A travesty.

Photo of lehows
1.27/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

At first glance this beer's appearance isnt as bad as other light macros but, as they say, looks can be deceiving. Hardly any aromas to speak of. Maybe some mild metallic and corny husk. This beer literally tastes like seltzer with a bit of malt flavoring added. It's just awful. It's about as light as a beer can get. This is what people who don't really like beer drink or chicks who think they are watching their weight. Big time pass on this.

Photo of cypressbob
1.27/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

330ml bottle

Pours with a colourless body, fairly heavy carbonation and a fuzzy whispy head which doesnt stay around for long

Smell, is this a beer? Almost nothing comes off this, smells like the unfermented aroma of becks non alcoholic

Taste, sickening dryness, tastes with fizzy water, not much else

I hope that this low-carb thing doesnt become any bigger, and I hope it dies like all bad ideas should

Photo of pheurton
1.27/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

someone had these on a recent camping trip, and i couldn't resist trying it. pours a very fizzy clear, clear yellow with an instantaneously disappearing head. no aroma to speak of. taste is watery corn-beer, like someone took a coors light and cut it with club soda. palatable if ice cold, forget it if it gets above 40 degrees. i can't even imagine people who like light beer liking this crap. what an f'n disgrace.

Photo of freed
1.27/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

This wasn't the worst beer I've ever had because it isn't a beer. What? not a beer? But it has all the esential beer ingredients, like water, carbonation, and a bottle with a label.

The beer poored a wonderful color between the ground and the sky in kid's pictures. The smell? I never caught the smell. My olfactory glands aren't sensetive enough. What's left? Taste? It tasted like seltzer mixed with light beer. At least its better than seltzer though.

Why was I drinking this? My uncle insisted. I think I finished the bottle because it was empty, but my stomach didn't believe it.

Photo of Rayek
1.27/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Picked up at a family function. Most taste free beer I think I've ever had.

A: I'll give credit where credit is due. This beer looks pretty good. Very pale straw color with active carbonation. Head is foamy and firm, with good retention. Leaves quite a bit of lace.

S: Almost no aroma. Faint husky malt, plus rice and a hint of green apple. That's it.

T: Even less taste. A beer for people who don't like the taste of beer. Neither sweet nor bitter. Maybe a hint of dry malt. Finishes clean and dry. Almost like it was never there.

M: Super light body with too much fizz.

D: I'd never pick this up on purpose. No taste, no aromas, nothing going on. Like seltzer water with a splash of beer flavor.

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1.28/5  rDev -30.8%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Not going to go into a full review of this beer.

Lets just say that it does not taste like beer, does not look like beer and if I had a choice of this or no beer I would go without.

I understand the effort to make light beer for those trying to watch carbs or calories but if this is what you have to resort to you should just quit beer all together.

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1.28/5  rDev -30.8%

Photo of mikes2923
1.3/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Even for a light beer (which should always be judged on a different scale since they will never compare with a good non-light style) this is just terrible. I had some degree of hope since they put it out under the Michelob name, and not Budweiser, but this is as bad as beer gets. Unless your dietician is against any form of beer because of high carbs and they'll let ya slide with this.. stay away from it!

Photo of n0315
1.3/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Very poor. Very very very poor. Has this in a pitcher via tap and all I can say is that I think it was water, not beer. Thats what I get for trying something new.

Little head or retention for that part. The only thing I can same about this is that it did feel crisp, thats why I gave a 2 for mouthfeel. Not bitter, but then again not much of anything. This is as light as it gets. For someone that wants to drink beer with their friends but is watching their weight, and does not not beer much anyways, this is the beer for you. light as it gets. Nothing more, nothing less. Gives you bloatedness while tasting like water.

Michelob Ultra from Anheuser-Busch
47 out of 100 based on 1,898 ratings.