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Michelob Ultra - Anheuser-Busch

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BA SCORE
47
awful

1,867 Ratings
THE BROS
37
awful

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Ratings: 1,867
Reviews: 549
rAvg: 1.84
pDev: 39.13%
Wants: 11
Gots: 142 | 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: 1,867 | Reviews: 549 | 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 Alpha309
1/5  rDev -45.7%

Alpha309, Today at 02:24 AM
Photo of UriaHeep
3/5  rDev +63%

Wow, this place is loaded with snobs. Beer enthusiasts are getting bad raps because of haters that crap on everything that isn't 100 ibus. Beer is beer, folks are getting snobbier than the wineos at my restaurant. It's a cheap, clean beer meant to be drank out of a can, on the golf course, around a fire, or just when you dont feel like sinking 12-16 bucks on a six pack. It is what it is beer snobs.

UriaHeep, Tuesday at 06:51 PM
Photo of TEKNISHE
3.5/5  rDev +90.2%

TEKNISHE, Monday at 05:42 PM
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1/5  rDev -45.7%

GeorgeAKeim, Monday at 04:30 AM
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2/5  rDev +8.7%

awesomea, Sunday at 07:29 PM
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1/5  rDev -45.7%

WckdVbz, Sunday at 06:30 AM
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3/5  rDev +63%

Reds76, Nov 22, 2014
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1.8/5  rDev -2.2%

UnicornProfessor, Nov 22, 2014
Photo of mark5692
4.5/5  rDev +144.6%

I am not sure why people dislike it so much. For 20 bottles it was 12$. Great buy. It is a great beer to relax and drink with. It does the trick but it has decent quality and taste when you compare it to other light beers in the same price range. It has a sweet taste that doesn't linger.

mark5692, Nov 22, 2014
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5/5  rDev +171.7%

PM53904, Nov 21, 2014
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1/5  rDev -45.7%

n2492004, Nov 19, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -18.5%

DCLAguy11, Nov 19, 2014
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2.96/5  rDev +60.9%

Swabay, Nov 19, 2014
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2.6/5  rDev +41.3%

MichaelPiazza, Nov 19, 2014
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1/5  rDev -45.7%

Jeff_Benson, Nov 19, 2014
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2.72/5  rDev +47.8%

corywalston, Nov 18, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -18.5%

RavenForBeer, Nov 17, 2014
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2/5  rDev +8.7%

zimm421, Nov 17, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev +22.3%

JSFabbro, Nov 17, 2014
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2/5  rDev +8.7%

RyanPollock, Nov 16, 2014
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1/5  rDev -45.7%

DannyBuckets, Nov 16, 2014
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Michelob Ultra from Anheuser-Busch
47 out of 100 based on 1,867 ratings.