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Michelob Ultra - Anheuser-Busch

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Michelob UltraMichelob Ultra

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1,932 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,932
Reviews: 573
rAvg: 1.85
pDev: 39.46%
Wants: 12
Gots: 215 | 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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1/5  rDev -45.9%

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1.5/5  rDev -18.9%

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2.45/5  rDev +32.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Found this lone bottle hanging out in my fridge, it's a left over from last weeks party I hosted.

Pours a clear faint yellow color, really bubbly, with a decent white head.

Aromas are creamy, with some corn, and minerals. While this doesn't smell great, it certainly has more aromas than I expected.

Taste is sweet and mineral like. Lightly creamy, corn like, and crisp. Finish has some light mineral bitterness, and some more sweetness. For a really light beer, this has more flavor than I expected, but it's not very good flavors.

Mouthfeel is thin, and very watery.

Overall, well... It's not quite a drain pour, but it certainly isn't something I'd ever want to drink again. I'll give this beer some credit though for at least having some flavor and aromas, even though they aren't all that pleasant.

Photo of CaptJackHarkness
1.71/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

This is an impossibly light, light beer. Very pale yellow, head fritzes up and dies. It is alchoholic, yellow seltzer! There is so little here to characterize!!
On the only reason to drink this swill : It has virtualy no carbs! I had this at my son's home; he specificaly bought it because he just started the Atkins Diet. Although, at 4.2 it is not low alchohol.

Photo of gtermi
1.5/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

The beer is clear piss yellow and have a massive carbonated head. The smell has a slight corn smell with a tiny bit of grain. The taste is terrible. I just get nothing at all from this beer. I dont get how anybody can drink this stuff. I had to use like 10 limes to kill the flavor and make it a little drinkable. I just dont know what to even say about this beer, but it is beyond horrible. I just feel that it offers nothing at all and it is one of the worst beers I have ever had.

Photo of FosterJM
2.5/5  rDev +35.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

810th Review on BA
Bottle to Pint
No Date

App- A very bubbly clear yellow with a one finger head and then its gone. No cling or lace either.

Smell- A little sweet lager notes with some wheat and lemon behind it.

Drink- I really have to say, I got nothing from this. It wasnt offensive or inoffensive just light and bubbly water with a little lemon.

Mouth- Light bodied and high carbonated.

Drink- When my stone IPA ran out, I had no choice at a friends house. I let him drink my beer, but Ill try not to have to drink this again

Photo of RoamingGnome
1.8/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

My aunt drinks this....

Poured out of a 12 oz bottle into a cylinder style glass.

A) Pale yellow. Inch of white foam. No retention or lacing.

S) Really is nonexistent, maybe a little sweetness.

T) Follows the nose pretty closely. There is some corn and green grape, but it really is almost flavorless.

M) It is ultra light with moderate carbonation. Thin and unpleasant is about as complimentary as I can get.

O) How does my aunt drink this...

Photo of womencantsail
2.53/5  rDev +36.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

A: The beer pours a very pale yellow color with a short lived white head.

S: Like your usual light lager, plenty of corn and corn syrup. There's quite a bit of straw in there as well. It's very sweet with a little bit of white grape juice and some added sugar. Pretty much no malt.

T: Not shockingly, it's sweet, very sweet. Definitely some apple as well as the typical corn, corn syrup, and sugar. A somewhat cidery taste with a light tartness. It's also a touch watery.

M: The body is very light with medium carbonation.

O: While the flavor wasn't really good, it wasn't offensive. I suppose that counts as some sort of moral victory.

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1.45/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Found in a beer tub at a back yard BBQ. Used for "flippy cup" drinking game.

nearly clear, very bubbly. clean crisp watery.

Bland flavor and the after taste is crisp boorishness.

I'm surprised this beer has 4.20 abv! That's kind of high for what I was expecting.

I would avoid drinking this beer in the future. Very bad beer.

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1.06/5  rDev -42.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I call this beer MC ULTRA, after the u.s. government’s brainwashing experiments in the 70s (codename: MK ULTRA). In part because I figure you must be brainwashed to drink this! There’s no aroma, no flavor, really, there’s nothing to this beer. As blasphemous as this sounds you’d be better off mixing a craft beer with sparkling water if you wanted a low-calorie alternative with flavor. Otherwise it’s just not worth it. Don’t drink it!

Photo of beertunes
2.35/5  rDev +27%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured into 10oz pilsener glass. Poured a thin yellow color, the beer was very clean and clear with about a half-inch of white head that had low retention and very light lacing.

The aroma had just a light scent of grain and the faintest whiff of hops. The flavor was the same, just a bit weaker. The body was very thin, even considering the style. The beer was easily drinkable, but so is water. Overall, this is a decent example of the style. It would probably make a decent electrolyte replacement beverage after some hard work or play. But as a beer, why bother? It has all the peeing with none of the fun.

Michelob Ultra from Anheuser-Busch
47 out of 100 based on 1,932 ratings.