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Michelob Ultra - Anheuser-Busch

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Michelob UltraMichelob Ultra

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1,728 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,728
Reviews: 539
rAvg: 1.83
pDev: 38.25%
Wants: 10
Gots: 93 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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Photo of cypressbob

United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

1.27/5  rDev -30.6%

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

05-15-2004 11:53:10 | More by cypressbob
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New York

2/5  rDev +9.3%

11-14-2011 15:52:35 | More by afksports
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1/5  rDev -45.4%

01-21-2014 02:12:46 | More by mattreitz49
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2/5  rDev +9.3%

06-07-2014 16:24:43 | More by HoppySeb
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2.2/5  rDev +20.2%

Michelob, its not my idea of ultra. It reminds me of a Pabst NA I used to drink. That means this beer is drinkable but....most likely with the ladies or folks who really watch those calories and are willing to make do. The carbonation is very high. It births a very fizzy, short lived head with no lace or film. The color is gold but looks flat and watery soon. Truth is, don't let the beer sit and go do something else, because it does flatten-out very quickly.

10-12-2002 04:57:17 | More by chilidog
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1/5  rDev -45.4%

01-20-2012 04:54:33 | More by BJasny
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1.5/5  rDev -18%

07-17-2013 20:25:04 | More by gpblackgt
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1/5  rDev -45.4%

01-08-2012 15:41:14 | More by TCgoalie
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2.13/5  rDev +16.4%

I agreed with my roomate/buddy (who is currently passed out on the couch) to fairly review all the AB products that he loves, as long he buys, or they are freebies. Here it goes.....Transparent faint yellow color, yeilds an overly bubbly head that leaves in a hurry. Smell is mostly grainy, and metallic. The only beer flavor is a faint sour stale finish and aftertaste like the stale beers you would sneak out of your dad's supply in high school. Excessively thin, even for a light beer. Can't get over the metallic/grainy whiff, easy to down, but not enjoyable at all....The biggest impression is the overall lack of any positive beerlike flavors....I used to drink Michelob light, before I knew what good beer was. This is a decent marketing job, but a lousy beer.

07-01-2002 17:19:45 | More by StevieW
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1.85/5  rDev +1.1%

From a 12 oz bottle with born on date 11 Jan 07. Into a chilled glass the color of weak lemonade. Very pale yellow with numerous bubbles like seltzer, heavy carbonation in pour. Vigorous pour yields a thin white head that quickly fades to a ring, and surprisingly, some lacing. Nose is grassy-sweet and almost soda-like. There’s a slight metallic tang. Tastes dry with a corn flavor and a bit of sweetness. No hops evident. Basically adjuncts and water. Mouth is like fizzy water, insubstantial, basically dissipating on the tongue. Drinkability is far below par. I can’t think of any compelling reason to drink even one of these.

Overall: A true ultra-light: light taste, light body, light enjoyability. A terrible excuse for a beer; even thinner than a Coors Light. Avoid.

02-09-2007 03:56:10 | More by jettjon
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2.25/5  rDev +23%

12-01-2013 18:10:23 | More by user785335
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1.8/5  rDev -1.6%

Appearance: An ultra-clear yellow. Like a thimble of urine poured into a liter of water. The only thing that saves this from a 1 is that it has a head. Nose is incredibly faint grains. Taste is mild corn, and nothing else. Mouthfeel is thin and watery. Drinkability is similar to that of water.

02-16-2007 15:14:34 | More by shivtim
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New Hampshire

2.25/5  rDev +23%

11-29-2012 22:36:32 | More by ScaryEd
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1/5  rDev -45.4%

08-21-2012 21:30:18 | More by JimmytheSaintPSU
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1/5  rDev -45.4%

08-10-2013 10:13:10 | More by Budinetz
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3.75/5  rDev +104.9%

11-27-2012 00:13:03 | More by mwar
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North Carolina

2/5  rDev +9.3%

10-02-2012 15:31:48 | More by OldhouseRecs
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1/5  rDev -45.4%

12oz bottle with no freshness date.

I've heard bad things about this beer and I've had bad beers in my time but there is no excuse for this abomination. I can understand Miller Chill I can understand Bud Light and Smirnoff Ice but this, this just makes no sense, why drink this? Just to say you had a beer? I mean this isn't beer it's water with a crushed up oyster cracker in it, a single cracker that's it.

A: Didn't even pour this one in a glass. Think it looks better in the bottle than out of it. But from what I've heard it's lighter than light, even as light beers go.

S: Like I said before fizzy water with a tiny bit of salt and cracker.zzz

T/MF: You don't so much taste this beer as you do feel is slide down your throat. It bubbles like Club Soda and tastes just the same. I just more taste when I burp five hours after eating pizza than from sipping this beer. No taste, not a single remotly beer like quality to this thing.

D: Under no circumstances should anyone, ever, drink this beer. Stick with Michelob and forget this thing even exists.

07-24-2007 06:46:23 | More by bluemoonswoon
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2/5  rDev +9.3%

04-03-2012 02:02:43 | More by mikepcarney
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2/5  rDev +9.3%

06-17-2012 04:24:43 | More by zbooks
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2.25/5  rDev +23%

03-21-2012 01:17:45 | More by illini4x4
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2.5/5  rDev +36.6%

A - I'd like to say "average American pilsner," but it really isn't. A little paler, very clear. An almost unhealthy-looking color.

S - Rather poor. A hint of alcohol, some skunkiness. Nothing else notable.

T - Very little flavor at all. Doesn't possess the skunky bitterness that Budweiser has so strongly. A hint of wheat. Surprisingly drinkable. No malts, bare hints of hops.

M - Very light and watery. Makes it easy to drink, though, if your goal is quantity over quality.

O - I'd say Mich Ultra is actually a better beer than the typical BMC fare, if only because it is so devoid of flavor that it avoids all the bad flavors. Definitely more drinkable on tap than Bud (for my tastes).

04-28-2013 20:25:09 | More by Roguer
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United Kingdom (England)

2.5/5  rDev +36.6%

06-01-2014 20:47:34 | More by endless1408
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3/5  rDev +63.9%

11-17-2013 22:01:54 | More by Booner818
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New Jersey

1/5  rDev -45.4%

03-17-2013 23:02:32 | More by brheuer
Michelob Ultra from Anheuser-Busch
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