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Michelob Ultra Tuscan Orange GrapefruitMichelob Ultra Tuscan Orange Grapefruit

Brewed by:
Missouri, United States

Style: Light Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Frozensoul327 on 05-13-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of JayS2629
1.13/5  rDev -47.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Wow! I didn't realize there could be a beer that tasted worse than Corona.

A- Light, watery, pale yellow with lots of bubbles, thin white head that immediately flees, and no lace.

S- Like sour grapefruit in tonic water. It smells like my mom's diet. hint of artificial orange.

T- Tonic water soured by bitter grapefruit and orange peel.

M- Completely over the top on carbonation. This is like bad, unsweetened soda!

D- I poured it out.

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Photo of cubbyswans
1.35/5  rDev -37.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

A friend (maybe I should rethink that label) left this in my fridge after a party. The next day was a hot one, so I thought just MAYBE this might not be a bad drink to quench the thirst. So me and my wife agree to give it an honest try.

It looks in the glass exactly like it does in the bottle, as the bottle is clear. Really thin head disappears before I set the empyty bottle down. I smell the expected citrus aroma, and nothing else. This is all expected, since I've had Mich Ultra, unfortunately. Taste? Tastes like Mich Ultra mixed with a bit of grapefruit juice. Basically it's terrible. I get through about three sips and have had enough. I hand it to my wife.... she spit out the first sip and we declared this 'beer' disgusting. The mouthfeel was expected. Water. The drinkability should be 0.

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Photo of dstc
1.4/5  rDev -35.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Pours a very pale yellow with a huge white head. Head falls fairly slowly with a decent bit of lace behind. Head eventually falls to nothing with no lace trace. Very pale indeed.

Smells very strong or orange and that's it. Overpowering orange aroma.

Yep. Tastes like orange too. Not like beer but like some sort of orange drink with alcohol, albeit little alcohol. Reminds me of the very bad Miller Chill I had but orange instead of lime.

Super thin and watery in the mouth with big carbonation.

This is not beer. Again, like Miller Chill, this is some sort of fruit flavored un-beer. Does quench the thirst but lemonade would do the same. Bad

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Photo of drxandy
1.41/5  rDev -34.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

12oz to flare pint, straw golden with a very slight orange hint, head fades, high carbonation

smells of orange children's cough syrup, no good stuff distinguishable

tastes of adjuncts with fake orange flavor, if grapefruit is present then i'm crazy, alcopops? man i hate to be a jerk but how is this pleasantly drinkable to anyone? i feel grossed out to even comment, orange candy, umm not really any desirable flavor - sweet, ummm no real easy way to say that this tastes horrible other than spitting it out.. AVOID unless you're trying to appease someone who hates beer and wants to avoid any desirable flavors of deliciousness - for the wine cooler crowd?

mouth: good carbonation, ummm jeeze i give up this is just sad.. branding under michelob is just to attract those who think michelob ultra is amazing in the first place... hope the other flavored mic ultras aren't as horrible but i wouldn't be surprised....

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Photo of Overlord
1.45/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Ran into this monstrosity today.

Pours orange-ish yellow with a big white foam head. Doesn't smell or taste like beer. Smells like a spritzer of some sort. No malt, no hops, just a weird chemical fruit flavor with tons of carbonation.

This entire line-up needs to be eliminated.

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Photo of zeff80
1.48/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Picked up one in a mixed sixer in my endless quest to try every beer available no matter how unbeer-like this one may be.

A - Poured out a yellow color with a small, fizzy white head. It was highly carbonated and left no lace.

S - It smelled of grapefruit and orange. No beer-like aroma were noted.

T - It tasted very acidic. The grapefruit taste was overpowering. Any orange flavor was less obvious. No presence of malt or spice or hops.

M - It was very fizzy. Almost soda-like. A very light-bodied beer.

D - Not worth a try unless you are a huge fan of grapfruti juice.

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Photo of ZimZamZoom
1.5/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

I poured this hard down the center of a pint glass. I was rewarded with a nice thick white head that was in a great big hurry to disappear before I could even appreciate it. The beer itself is light golden in color and crystal clear. I could watch TV through this one.

Aroma is light citrus and maybe a faint hint of adjunct/malt. Flavoring is more subtle in the nose than the others in this pack. Tastes a bit like baby aspirin. Hey I still love the flavor of baby aspirin, it takes me back to the 70's, but I just don't like it in my beer. This thing finishes dry. Why ask why?

Chalky and filling. Not a good combination. I would not drink this even as a thirst quencher.

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Photo of HardTarget
1.52/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Bottle Inspection: Clear label lists a born on date of 13APR07 (sampled 21July07), 4.2% abv.

Aroma: Grapefruit rind which goes a bit over the top, orange pulp, and a catty note.

Appearance: Slightly darker than the other Michelob Ultra Fruit Abominations, this holds a head and gives some modest lace with good clarity.

Flavor: Same cream soda base with a children’s orange aspirin crushed up in it.

Mouthfeel: Fluffy light body, airy, weaksauce. Oily in the finish.

Overall Impression: I’ll be good, make the bad man stop.

Thanks to Pegasus for not making me buy this karma point.

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Photo of rowew
1.6/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Presentation: 12 oz longneck, twist cap. Clear label. Looks a bit orange in the bottle, but that may be my imagination. Born on date on the back.

Appearance: Clear, a hint of orange. Thin head fades very quickly to almost nothing.

Smell: Sweet fruity aroma - smells like orange soda.

Taste: Umm .. this isn't very good. Thin mouthfeel, high carbonation. Very little flavor in the start, and then a very drying slightly citrusy flavor in the finish.

Overall impression: This is pretty bad - somehow it isn't even drinkable, even though it has very little flavor.

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Photo of ProfessorHomer
1.64/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Overview: another "Frankenstein" beer: made of parts. Looks kinda like beer, tastes kinda like beer; but it ain't beer.

This "beer", a term I use loosely, perhaps "beverage" is more apt. It is just plain nasty. Grapefruit in beer? Who does that?

Like their Lime/Cactus "beverage", I did detect some flavor for the first microsecond, then...nothing...

These Ultra "experiments" should never be recreated by mankind. Ever. There should be a law...

On a positive note, it is carbonated. And the bottle is pretty.

And I do believe that their original regular Ultra certainly does have a place on the great beer shelf of life.

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Photo of merlin48
1.72/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Fizzy, pale yellow, transparent body with a wee white head that is gone in seconds. Aroma of orange Pez candy. Body is watery and ultralight with a ton of carbonation, Taste is refreshing, with just a hint of artificial orange flavor to compliment the seltzery tonic water profile. No hops or malt to speak of. Not bad as a summer thirst quencher but nothing really resembling a decent beer.

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Photo of mikesgroove
1.73/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

out of the lost notebook, reviewed from notes.

pours out a pale amber with a light orange tin but no head at all and loads of carbonation fizzing up towards the top. aroma is soo fake, just over the top orange koolai like smell with no real depth to it. its like they took a flavorless pale lager and dumped candy or crystal light mix in it, not sure what was up with this whole set of beers but they were all just wrong. light finish with no aftertaste and just, i dont know nothing there for me.

overall not a good beer, not even sure it is a beer.

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Photo of alleykatking
1.75/5  rDev -19%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

Poured from 12oz bottle.

A- Pours a very pale yellow color. One finger head jumps up and dies down almost as soon as it got there. No lacing in the glass.

S- This smells very artifical. Very much like well orange citrus and grapefruit style notes in the ending. Nothing really else....the alcohol is noticable but the beer aspect seems to be lost in the nose of this.

T- Wine cooler is what comes to my mind when I taste this one. No real beer quality taste wise. Some of the other Michelob Ultra beers at least had a hint of beer to it. This is just orange and grapefruit flavored water. Kind of a mess if you ask me.

M- Light mouthfeel. Carbonation is prickly high. Very watery in the mouth. Artifical fruit flavor is left throughout the beer into the aftertaste. Fizzy feeling on the palate.

D- This is a easy drinker but the taste I just can't get over. I don't know maybe this kind of beer was just not meant for me. I just guess this means more for others.

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Photo of happygnome
1.78/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

a: pours a light golden color with about an eigth inch of head that dissapears very fast leaving no lacing at all
s: the orange and grapefruit are present but mainly as generic citrus aroma, light fizzy crisp
t: light beer sweet citrusy, the orange and grapefruit really arent too apparent its mainly the generic citrusy
m: light bodied beer heavily carbonated

overall, this is not a beer to get

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Photo of Getinthevan
1.9/5  rDev -12%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Before my girlfriend's roommate went clubbing, she had a bottle of this before she left. Curious (and not being a fan of Michelob) I tried it for the hell of it. I figured I had nothing to lose.

Appearance was a piss color yellow/orange with barely any head. This certainly isn't a beer at all and nothing more than a trendy Mike's Hard Lemonade knock-off.

Smell is high in oranges and fruit. Yeah, this is certainly not beer, but a marketing strategy to sell light alcoholic fruit juice marketed as beer. No hops or malts are here whatsoever.

Taste is fruity, like Woodchuck Cider and Mike's Hard Lemonade. Good luck finding any beer remnants here.

Mouthfeel is like Crystal Light flavored water. Certainly no bitterness here at all.

Drinkability is not for beer taste at all. I guess as long as alcohol trends continue, this still will stand tall, but yeah, this is definitely not in my cards at all.

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Photo of rhoadsrage
1.93/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

(Served in a strange)

A- This beer pours a pale orange-lemon yellow body that is crystal clear and thin enough to read a paper through. The thin film of snow-white bubbles fades quickly and the big bubbles racing through the glass can't support it.

S- The smell of grapefruit and lemon-lime soda come through with the grapefruit dominating and becoming a bit chemical. There is a dry raw grain hint and a noble hop hint that might have a slight sulfur touch.

T- This beer has a watery grapefruit extract taste that is dry and a note of oranges in the background that is also dry. This beer finishes with a big club soda and carbonic acid taste. There is a light noble hop note that comes through after the finish.

M- This beer has a light mouthfeel with a big soda fizz in the finish.

D- This drink is light and clean and doesn't really have any interesting flavors. The taste is pretty dry and boring.

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Photo of Pegasus
1.95/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Appearance: Clear medium golden color, with a large white head, which quickly vanished, no lacing, and profuse carbonation.

Aroma: Grapefruit and orange rind notes and an odd chemical aroma, and slightly catty hops.

Taste: The taste opens with a very light lager note, and mild hops, this carries through most of the taste. Towards the end of the taste a sharp, tangy artificial orange flavor appears, rather like an orange Sweet Tart candy. In all, the effect is not pleasant.

Mouth feel: Light and spritzy, similar to carbonated water.

Drinkability/notes: Better than some other members of the Michelob Ultra product line, but not particularly good, nonetheless.

Presentation: Packaged in a twelve-ounce clear glass bottle with a twist-off crown, served in a standard pint tap glass.

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Photo of Vancer
1.95/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Beer one of the trifecta sample set of the Pomegranate, Tuscan & Cactus – from worst to best IMO.

Poured a weak and lame fizzy light amber, dead white head and no lacing. Orangy citrus Kool-Aid aroma and taste. This stuff is like weak, opened day old soda. I’ve had bottled soda water with more wallop than this crappola. But of the three, the wife liked this one the best, and said she won’t mind a bottle or two.

Just pathetically weak, this stuff is an embarrassment to the craft world of beer – have a Vodka and tonic instead.

Comes in a clear bottle, but since there’s no beer in hear – no light struck worries.

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Photo of gmfessen
1.97/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, beer is a clear, orange-peachy color with a fizzy white head and lots of carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass. The smell is nothing like a beer, more like a very sweet orange pop. The taste is also closer to an orange soda than beer but there is at least a hint of Michelob ultra. The mouthfeel is very light and fizzy with a slightly dry finish. A drinkable "beer", refreshing but not special. Easy to drink because it tastes like pop. Possibly good for a lady that doesn't like beer.

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Photo of Drew966
2/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Michelob Ultra Tuscan Orange Grapefruit pours a yellow color with a thin white head from a clear twelve ounce bottle. I can smell the grapefruit in the aroma, maybe a little orange too, smells kind of like Fresca. Definitely citrus in the flavor, sweet at first, then a bitter finish (grapefruit flavor provides the bitterness). It doesn't particularly taste like beer, except perhaps for a bit of lager like aftertaste. Not very good for a beer, but pretty good for a malternative.

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Photo of Hoagie1973
2.03/5  rDev -6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

My wife asked me in the grocery store: "Doesn't this look like it might be good?" I said no, but we bought it anyway. She doesn't ask for that much, so what the hell?

Pours a pee yellow color with a big noisy, fizzy, soda-like white head that disappears in a flash leaving nothing behind.
Smells like artificial fruitiness and tastes much the same. Weirdly bitter artificial citrus rind flavor is about all there is here. A very weak malt presence hanging around somewhere in the back. This stuff doesn't qualify as beer in my opinion. Tastes very much like flavored Zima. Intense overcarbonation tries to make up for the rediculously light body.

It's fairly refreshing and not undrinkable, but it ain't beer. Suffice it to say that I wouldn't recommend this to any beer lover.

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Photo of Bamabrew22
2.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

This was free at a recent marathon runner's expo. Poured a pale, translucent gold with a smallish wispy head. Head quickly disappears and you're left with an over-carbonated ultra light brew of sorts. Almost tasted like a sunkist or orange soda with booze in it. Really light, ultra light on taste. Mostly just overcarbonation and alcohol is all you notice. Would drink again if free, but doubtful that I'd ever purposely purchase this one.

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Photo of BuckeyeNation
2.12/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Sun-washed straw yellow (that's funny, the beer seemed to be a little orangish in the bottle) beneath three fingers of bright white foam that is beginning to crackle its way to oblivion at a slower than expected pace. I can't escape the notion that the head looks artificially altered. I've seen better lids on NA beer.

I don't care enough to check A-B's claims, but sure as shootin' this lager utilizes extracts for aroma and flavor. The nose is akin to some sort of tangerine candy mixed with children's aspirin. It might be pleasant in other circumstances, but it's less than wonderful coming from beer. So far, Pomegranate Raspberry is kicking Tuscan Orange Grapefruit's ass all over the lot.

Strangely enough, this version might be a little bit better than Pom-Razz. On second thought, more accurate phrasing would be 'bad, but not quite as bad'. The beginning and the middle are made up of an oranginess that reminds me of one part undercarbonated Orange Crush to five parts water. It's only on the finish that the grainy, NA beer-like nastiness begins to creep in.

It's hard to criticize a low carb light lager for being thin, so I'll cut this one some slack. Not too much, though, because it's also full-on watery during the entire second half of each mouthful and could stand to have a few more bubbles.

I wasn't planning to review these fruity Ultras, but the woman at the grocery store practically forced the three singles on me one day last month. In the end, there are no surprises here (in either direction). Go ahead and spring for a bottle if your curiosity is getting the best of you. Just don't expect anything other than a less sweet, less flavorful wine cooler.

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Photo of Brad007
2.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pours a light golden-orange color with a one-finger head into my glass. Seems average.

Aroma is full of orange and grapefruit with a sweet adjunct backbone.

Taste is light and fizzy with a weird combination of orange and grapefruit that fades into the adjunct spectrum, which is mildly sweet and flavorless.

Mouthfeel is full of lingering orange and grapefruit and not much else.

Like pouring fruit flavoring into a glass of Michelob Ultra. Nothing much to expect. Still an interesting experiment.

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Photo of berserker256
2.19/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 3

This is the final "beer" of the trilogy. The last variety in the Ultra mixed 12 pack I bought today. And this one is just like the pomegranate/raspberry and lime/cactus ones in the same ways. It doesn't really look like beer. It smells nothing like beer, however, the fruity aromas aren't bad. (This one smells like Fruit Stripes gum) The taste isn't bad but there's NOTHING beer-like about it. It's water-thin, yet drinkable. This beverage is for girls who hate the taste of beer. The only way I'll ever drink it again is if it's free. I can't believe there's a market for this stuff. It's what Ned Flanders would drink if he had to drink a beer.

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