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Michelob Ultra - Anheuser-Busch

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Michelob UltraMichelob Ultra

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1,911 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,911
Reviews: 564
rAvg: 1.85
pDev: 39.46%
Wants: 12
Gots: 189 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-19-2002

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.
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2/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +116.2%

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2.25/5  rDev +21.6%

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1.75/5  rDev -5.4%

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2.75/5  rDev +48.6%

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2/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of cheers2beers
1.25/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Appearnace: This beer pours a very light yellowish hue,almost clear. The head is a bright white color that stacks up as high as you want to coax the liquid from the bottle,and then maintains a thin layer on top. Lots of beading can be found floating to the top.

Smell: The aromas were pure corn adjucts with a hint of grassy hops. Seemed to be borderline skunkish and pines.

Taste: A weak grassy hops and an even lighter corn husk. This concludes the taste. Basicly its a weak beer flavored water.

Mouthfeel: The feel was smooth crisp easy to drink. Medium level of carbonation with a light body. Watery in the finish.

Drinkability: I wouldn't recommend this. It just doesn't have any good characteristics. This is actually worse than Bud light.


Photo of jonziefle
1.98/5  rDev +7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Poured a very pale light yellow, crystal clear. Half finger white bubbly head that diminishes to nothing in less than 30 seconds. Ample carbonation present.

Smell: Sharp bitter and sour nose. Grassy. Some light malty sweetness. Bland.

Taste: Bitter carbonation bite to start, with little overall flavor. Very “blah” grain taste. Decent balance with the sweetness, but no hop flavor.

Mouthfeel: Very light-bodied, but good carbonation. Bordering on too much.

Drinkability: A beer for those who don’t like calories and don’t like flavor. Bland, watered down, incredible light, with too much carbonation.

Photo of bambam2517
2.25/5  rDev +21.6%

Photo of BeerSingh
2.3/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Ordered at Uncle Julio's. Poured starw coloured with thin head, no smell and soda water 0.1% hop taste. Surprisingly, not even a hint of malt. Waterlike with high carbonation. If you want a session without any stopping or guilt, this could be a possible choice.

Photo of evlu1441
1.65/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

This is possibly the lightest-coloured beer I have ever seen. It almost looks like champagne or something similar. There is a ton of carbonation rushing up to the top, but not much of a head to speak of.

The aroma is almost as non-existent as the colour. I think I smell some grain... It smells like "beer" though. I suppose that's good.

The "flavour" is slightly sweet and kind of has a smooth corn kind of thing going on. Not a lot to talk about here either. It isn't exactly offensive, if only because there is hardly anything to be offended by.

Overall... ULTRA boring. I never thought I'd say "Pass me the Bud Light"

Photo of macpapi
1.02/5  rDev -44.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Alright now I'm scraping the bottom of the barrel. Was at a gathering the other night, and there were cans of this 'beer.' I just had to try it to see if it could possibly be anywhere near as bad as BA's make it sound. All I can say is that most people on this site are actually overrating this beer. Here's what I could produce for a review on this substance:

A- Clear, somewhat yellow. Can you say water?
S- Some corn, but not much. Smells like the end of a Friday night at some rundown frat house on campus.
T- Well there is some corn....and, um...water....
MF- Fizzy water. There is absolutely no substance to this beer.
D- Well it's drinkable in the way that water is drinkable. Seriously I could get away with drinking this while I was working out. Perhaps hydration is the one value to gain from Mich Ultra. This is seriously the worst beer I've ever had in my life. I can't even think of what is second on that list now, its memory has been clouded by this beverage.

Photo of Andrew526
2/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of Giesch
1.56/5  rDev -15.7%

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2/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of tesguino
2.85/5  rDev +54.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This is one of the worst beer i even drinking, his taste is like a budweiser family beers, the same poor flavor, made whit rice, and "choicest hops", printed in its label, its appearance is good, only with a accentuated hops smelling, i dont recommended for nothing, less for a thirst quencher.

Photo of fiedler84
2/5  rDev +8.1%

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1.75/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of acelin
2.05/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Served from the bottle.

Perhaps the palest beer I've ever laid my eyes on. Almost cream yellow. No head, no lacing.

Smelled like... nothing. Nada. Zilch. Zip. Perhaps some faint alcohol spice.

Tasted like... malty water. No hops to speak of, no interesting malty tones, just slightly malty water. Makes it easy to drink though.

Speaking of drinkability. It's pretty easy to swallow/chug. That's about all it is good for: getting drunk.

Overall, this is a boring barely beer.

Photo of Molnar
1.5/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of cheesepuffs
1.2/5  rDev -35.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

There is nothing to this beer at all. Someone could switch your drink with club soda and you wouldn't even know it if you were drinking this swill. It is clean and crisp tasting, but it's hard to screw up H2O. I had two of these and doubt I ever will again because really, there's just no point. I went from drinking Bud Light to drinking this and the BL seemed complex in comparison. It's THAT bland. It is easy to drink though, which is why I gave it a 2 for that, but only a 2 because it's not *fun* to drink.

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1.75/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +102.7%

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1.75/5  rDev -5.4%

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1/5  rDev -45.9%

Michelob Ultra from Anheuser-Busch
47 out of 100 based on 1,911 ratings.