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Michelob Ultra - Anheuser-Busch

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BA SCORE
45
awful

1,817 Ratings
THE BROS
35
awful

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Ratings: 1,817
Reviews: 546
rAvg: 1.84
pDev: 38.59%
Wants: 10
Gots: 127 | 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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Ratings: 1,817 | Reviews: 546 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of IvanJ126
1/5  rDev -45.7%

this embarrassing to say I even drank one at one time

IvanJ126, Aug 20, 2014
Photo of chOAKbarrell
1.2/5  rDev -34.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Fascinating. The fact that Michelob Ultra is allowed by law to be labelled and marketed as "beer" has to be the one of the most massive examples of wool being pulled over consumers' eyes.

Its not that 1.0 is too high of a score to rate this beer. The thing is that these areas to be graded: appearance, smell, taste, mouthfeel - they simply don't APPLY. There is just nothing there. Mic Ultra doesnt even attempt to imitate what the general public's perception of a "beer" is (BudMillerCoors).

It looks like a glass of city water with the smallest eye-dropper amount of pale beer added. It smells that way too, which is to say there isnt really any scent. There is the most minimal amount of carbonation that disappears without a trace after one second in your mouth.

And the taste. My god, the taste. Once again, how is this allowed to be called beer? Only in America... It's kinda like someone went into a grassy field and siphoned a tiny puddle after a storm. And then went home & diluted the puddle water even more. Like there's sort of a flavor there, but you are not quite sure, because it was gone so quickly.

So why did I give the drinkability such a (relatively) high score? Well, quite simply, you could POUND these things. I mean chug them like they were gatorade and you had just run 5 miles. You would never notice. There's not a chance in hell of MicUltra ever filling you up.

Speaking of running - this is the "beer" you pour in your water bottle before you take off on a half-marathon. Or at least that's what the advertising would have you believe. Sooner than later the carb-craze will die, and MicUltra will be one of the casualties. No sad farewell. Just chuckles years down the line when asked "hey, remember when there was low-carb beer?"

chOAKbarrell, Sep 20, 2005
Photo of BeerRunner
1.25/5  rDev -32.1%

BeerRunner, Tuesday at 06:57 PM
Photo of LoganMc
1/5  rDev -45.7%

LoganMc, Tuesday at 05:16 PM
Photo of bundy462
1.5/5  rDev -18.5%

bundy462, Sunday at 08:03 PM
Photo of BabaBeer
1.75/5  rDev -4.9%

BabaBeer, Oct 24, 2014
Photo of Srkolodn
3/5  rDev +63%

Srkolodn, Oct 22, 2014
Photo of Austin2012
5/5  rDev +171.7%

Austin2012, Oct 22, 2014
Photo of NotACaveman
5/5  rDev +171.7%

Tastes fine, gets you drunk before filling you up. Also maybe I want to watch my weight. Bunch of animals on here...

NotACaveman, Oct 21, 2014
Photo of Nichols33
1/5  rDev -45.7%

Nichols33, Oct 21, 2014
Photo of alexkwilhelm
1/5  rDev -45.7%

alexkwilhelm, Oct 20, 2014
Photo of Upslion
3/5  rDev +63%

Upslion, Oct 20, 2014
Photo of buzzedup
1/5  rDev -45.7%

buzzedup, Oct 18, 2014
Photo of ContentmentDIPA
2.24/5  rDev +21.7%

ContentmentDIPA, Oct 18, 2014
Photo of beltz15
1.76/5  rDev -4.3%

beltz15, Oct 18, 2014
Photo of Cobrabob428
1/5  rDev -45.7%

Cobrabob428, Oct 17, 2014
Photo of beergoot
1.68/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Pale gold and light straw body; big fizzy head that rapidly fades to a bare wisp; lots of lively carbonation bubbles. Mild citrus and green grass aroma. Bright, watery cereal grain flavor with only a feeble sense of hop bitterness. Light, dry body; coarse due to the big bubble carbonation.

An outstanding beer as long as you want something that's a notch above swill and aren't really for any true beer taste or smell experience. Highly recommended for those who can't stand the idea of drinking anything with substance!

beergoot, Oct 16, 2014
Photo of StoutHunter
1.75/5  rDev -4.9%

StoutHunter, Oct 16, 2014
Photo of wvofficer
1.5/5  rDev -18.5%

Very boring taste. The amber is much better.

wvofficer, Oct 15, 2014
Photo of dhq65
1.5/5  rDev -18.5%

Water

dhq65, Oct 15, 2014
Photo of t2grogan
1/5  rDev -45.7%

t2grogan, Oct 12, 2014
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Michelob Ultra from Anheuser-Busch
45 out of 100 based on 1,817 ratings.