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Michelob Ultra - Anheuser-Busch

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Michelob UltraMichelob Ultra

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1,866 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,866
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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1.5/5  rDev -18.5%

PhoenixShredds, Jan 31, 2013
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1.5/5  rDev -18.5%

Roscoe1847, May 22, 2014
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2.32/5  rDev +26.1%

24garcia, Sep 17, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -18.5%

SeanPatin, Nov 16, 2014
Photo of sachsich
1/5  rDev -45.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

if any of you who are beer advocates like this beer, then you should be ashamed. so light that you can see through it, no head, no taste, no nothing. you dont even save yourself calories or whatever if you were to drink a real beer. it should be taken off of the isle forever

sachsich, Dec 30, 2004
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3/5  rDev +63%

richwalpole, Jan 12, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +76.6%

jleighhh, Apr 03, 2013
Photo of Bobo77
2.17/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 3

One of my BMC drinking friends brought a sixer of these and Budweiser over for a barbecue. I was broke and didn't complain.

Poured out of a bottle with a born on date of June 25, 2008 with an oh so pale body. This has to be the thinnest of all of the AB products I have seen, I have yet to see Bud Select though.
Displayed a soda like, egg shell white head that disappeared very quickly like most other macros.

A light aroma of corn (of course) was present and actually I think I detected a hint of malt in there somewhere.

I was very surprised to find that this beer had a light, crisp, refreshing flavor. I would venture to say that it even tasted better than Bud Light. It finishes Ultra clean, pun intended.

With the St. Louis temperature being about 100 degrees on the day that I reviewed this, it was easy to imagine killing an ice cold 6 pack of these, especially if there weren't any flavorful beers around.

Bobo77, Aug 10, 2008
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2.5/5  rDev +35.9%

Hogwildest, Jan 30, 2012
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3/5  rDev +63%

Onioncreek512, Feb 18, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev +35.9%

threesheets, Aug 03, 2012
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1/5  rDev -45.7%

TankyTommy, Jan 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +117.4%

Light not much flavor. Ok.

InstantBeer, Sep 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev +63%

TeAmoPanama, Sep 15, 2014
Photo of Edgecrusher
1.05/5  rDev -42.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Appearance: Looks like straw colored water,

Smell: Not too sure what it smells like-certainly isnt beer.

Taste: Water with a hint of beer flavor.

Mouthfeel: Very light-medium carbonation. very thin.

Drinkability: Not even close to be drinkable.

Overall: Terrible

Edgecrusher, Sep 14, 2008
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2.73/5  rDev +48.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I dont know why everyone rips on this beer, it certainly doesnt deserve such a low rating there are way worse beers out there than this. Its on scale with bud light, miller lite etc, i like it better than bud light. A light watery generic beer, not that bad though.

BuffaloBilly, Aug 22, 2007
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3/5  rDev +63%

jamesmelk, Aug 26, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -18.5%

woodencardboard, Nov 04, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev +35.9%

JayJ14, Dec 27, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev +49.5%

lovedelicousbeer, Aug 02, 2014
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1.43/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

I have a friend who drinks this stuff religiously, so I finally gave in and bummed a taste off of her, in exchange for some of my blind faith. As she was gagging, I had to check to see if I somehow made a mistake and picked up a bottle of water because this had absolutely no taste.
Well, maybe not no taste. A bit of corn/rice adjunct and carbonation, but even less than bud light. No bitterness, no hops, no real beer taste. Here's my theory on how they actually make Michelob Ultra... they take a vat of carbonated water, add yellow food coloring, through in some corn husks and let it soak just long enough to get that taste, bottle it, label it low carb and it's on its way to the health conscious women of America.

MattFrenzy, May 09, 2004
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3/5  rDev +63%

thenasty, Dec 17, 2011
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1.98/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

T: Wow this one blows you away with its deep hop and malt flavor with a perfect balance, this might be the best beer of all times...
Oh wait a second this beer taste like auqafina with a splash of coors light.I wish i had more hands so i could give this beer 4 thumbs down.

M: Watery and thin. It is like drinking a seltzer.

D: If your objective is to look cool you failed. If your objective is to get drunk you failed. If your objective is to look like you are on a diet than you have succeeded. It is not drinkable and will leave you feeling empty and lonely as people start calling you water boy.

Serving type: bottle

iLovehops23, Mar 01, 2011
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2/5  rDev +8.7%

trexnoize, Feb 09, 2012
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1/5  rDev -45.7%

itssmashley, Aug 31, 2012
Michelob Ultra from Anheuser-Busch
47 out of 100 based on 1,866 ratings.