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Michelob Ultra - Anheuser-Busch

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Michelob UltraMichelob Ultra

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1,918 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,918
Reviews: 570
rAvg: 1.85
pDev: 39.46%
Wants: 13
Gots: 199 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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3.66/5  rDev +97.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I've heard good things about this beer and decided to give it a try.
This sample is 5 weeks old.
It pours a very pale straw color that darkens after it gasses off.
The smell is faintly floral.
It tastes very nice...mild, but nice. No distinctive flavors, very little bitterness or sweetness, this is just a delicately flavored beer that has great drinkability.
It has a clean mouthfeel, nicely carbonated and enough alcohol to keep it from tasty too watery.

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1/5  rDev -45.9%

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1/5  rDev -45.9%

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2/5  rDev +8.1%

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2/5  rDev +8.1%

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3/5  rDev +62.2%

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1/5  rDev -45.9%

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1/5  rDev -45.9%

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2/5  rDev +8.1%

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2/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.33/5  rDev +80%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance - Large loose white soapy head with low retention and no stick. Clear pale gold body.

Smell - Corn. Faint malt. Almost odorless.

Taste - Corn and slight bubblegum sweetness. Unlike other beers in this style, there is absolutely no astrimgency, no metallic or other off flavors common in AALs and light lagers.

Mouthfeel - Light. Clean. Mild effervesnce. Best straight from the bottle. Pouring it into a glass ruins the carbonation.

Overall drinkability - Other than the lack of flavor, there are no off characters. Great light beer that pairs well with any dish because it make no attempt to compete or compliment. The black of beers.

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2/5  rDev +8.1%

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2/5  rDev +8.1%

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1/5  rDev -45.9%

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1/5  rDev -45.9%

Photo of tdm168
1.81/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Pours a pale golden copper with a loose, soapy head that fades quickly. Smells of sweet corny grains and a hint of metal. The flavor is excessively mild bordering on nonexistent. There are hints of grains and faint earthy hops. The mouthfeel is extremely thin and light, and the beer is excessively carbonated.

Well, they achieved what they were after; a very light, low calorie, flavorless beer.

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2/5  rDev +8.1%

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2/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +116.2%

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1/5  rDev -45.9%

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2/5  rDev +8.1%

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2/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of JoLight
3.44/5  rDev +85.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pale straw appearance, with a stark-white and soapy head that doesn't retain.

The aroma is rich, from what you can get. Barley, grains, hops, and no adjuncts to my surprise.

The taste, however, is very similar to a flat soft drink. Even though it is very carbonated, it still tastes like a flat soda. There's a slight bite, but it comes from the carbonation. Then the middle and the finish is all white breadiness from the barely malt.

It's very dry, crisp, clean, refreshing.

Almost tasteless. But the taste you do get is very pleasant.

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1/5  rDev -45.9%

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1/5  rDev -45.9%

Michelob Ultra from Anheuser-Busch
47 out of 100 based on 1,918 ratings.