Michelob Ultra Fruit Lime Cactus | Anheuser-Busch

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Michelob Ultra Fruit Lime CactusMichelob Ultra Fruit Lime Cactus

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Missouri, United States

Style: Light Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Michelob ULTRA Fruit Lime Cactus has an exotic fruity aroma with a clean citrus finish.

Added by BEERchitect on 05-13-2007

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Photo of gtermi
1.03/5  rDev -57.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I dont know who ever thought of this beer, but who ever they are needs to be stabbed. My friend bought this for me because he thought it was a "weird craft beer". Well I wasnt going to be a jerk so I told him thanks and drank the beer... This is the worst decision of my life. I literally gagged on the horrible taste of the beer. anyways to the review...

The beer is a pale yellow piss color, nothing else more

The smell just isnt good at all. It has a tiny bit of malt and maybe some lime and funky scents

The taste is just horrible. I dont know how to else to explain it. I have it more than any beer I have ever had.

The mouthfeel is a lot of carbonation.

This beer sucks, dont buy it.

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Photo of JMad
3.24/5  rDev +33.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I drank this from a pint glass..

Pours a clear golden yellow color with a thin head that quickly disappeared. It smells of flowers and lime sherbet. It tastes of lime sherbet too. That's about it, it's a lime sherbet beer. It's very carbonated and light with a slightly dry finish. This beer isn't bad lot's of flavor almost like a key lime pie. Definitely a gimmick but hey it tastes pretty good.

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Photo of Wasatch
2/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a clean/clear golden yellow color, some carbonation, little fizzy white head, which did leave some sticky lacing behind. The nose has a nice scent of lime, grain, and kinda ricy. The taste is pretty cool citrus, but also grainy/ricy. Light Body. Tastes pretty good on a hot day, but would not really seek out again.

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Photo of Ruger
1.94/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

A - A light gold color with no head and no lacing.

S - Just a little bit of lime nothing else.

T - Extremely fake lime syrup, with a light grain whisp aftertaste that coats the mouth. It honestly wouldn't be that bad if the lime didn't taste so fake.

M - light bodied with moderate to heavy carbonation.

O - Only reason I rated it this high, is because it did go pretty well with some lime flavored chicken wings.

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Photo of jettjon
2.23/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Into a pint glass this one’s a pale clear yellow with no carbonation streams. Tiny joke of a thin white head fades faster than you can say “chick beer.” Surprisingly, it retains a thin ring and some lacing all the way to the bottom of the glass. Nose smells of seltzer water with a lime twist. Tastes of watered down lime punch, artificial flavor; kind of like a couple of lime Jolly Ranchers dissolved in a glass of water (I think I’m sensing a theme here). Faint astringent note, with a slightly dry, mildly alcoholic finish. Of the three “flavored” Mich Ultras I tried, the Lime Cactus was the only one that had any kind of alcohol flavor whatsoever. Mouth is fizzy and wet, and wholly underwhelming. Overall, it’s inoffensive, not overly sweet, and quenching. It’s the least offensive of the 4-flavor Mich Ultra multipack.

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Photo of WoodBrew
2.91/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Mich Ultra Cactus Lime is a perfect hot summer lawn mower beer. It is very refreshing, but it is not a beer for beer snobs. The attempt by Mich Ultra to hit the Corona & Lime is quite nice. The color is clear golden with good carbonation....not much head. The smell is lime/syrup....the taste is also dominated by lime. The mouthfeel is fine....perfect for hot days...like at Disney World for example.

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Photo of Onenote81
2.69/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Another cheap beer provided by my bro-in-law. Poured into a glass. Pours a pale gold. No head. Scents of lime, lemon, rice. Mouth is sharp with good carbonation. Easy gulper. Flavor isn't too bad. I like the lime characteristic, but the rest of it is just plain weak. Cheap grains like rice and corn make up the most of it. The lime addition steps this one just a cut above the regular Ultra, but this is still something I'd avoid in the future.

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Photo of Knapp85
2.7/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Just want to start off by saying that Cactus just sounds really interesting as a beer additive. However lime, not so much. This brew is probably the best out of the three in the series. The look of the beer is very light and has almost no head. The smell is of lime mostly not much of anything else happening here. The taste is light flavored with lime not really sure what cactus tastes like so it's hard to pick up on that. The beer itself isn't really all that great. I might try this one again if it was free.

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Photo of Nerudamann
2.8/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a Pilsener glass.

Look - clear, pale golden color with about a finger's worth of foam that dissipates quickly.

Smell - Obviously a lot of lime aroma. Other than that just a typical adjunct lager/light beer type of smell.

Taste and Mouthfeel - Like the smell, mostly just lime and a typical light beer taste. Texture is not surprisingly on the watery side.

Drinkability - A drinkable beer, but not at all complex or interesting.

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Photo of Docer
2.75/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Buddy of mine bought a 6-pack... so I had to too...

- Clear fizzy bubbly straw yellow... looks like watered down carbonated pee.

- Slightly smells like Lemon-Lime Gatorade.. light sweetness... and that's about it.

- Light grains, ultra light... lime. lemon, gatorade flavors.. very artificial.. sweetness... like a soda pop, or sprite. Zima?

- Thin, watery, light bodied, bubbly force carbonated... like a pop. Sprite w/ a touch of grain.

- Easy to drink... in the morning after a bad hangover. What were they thinking? 8th grade promotion for a girl?

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Photo of tone77
2.98/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to woodychandler for the trade. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has an extreamly pale yellow color with virtually no head. Smell is of sweet limes. Taste is rather mild, some sour limes, a slight bitterness at the finish. Feels light in the mouth and has good drinkability. Overall there is nothing special about this beer.

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Photo of mikesgroove
1.58/5  rDev -35%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

from notes, this one was brought up to the cabin by my father in law in a mixed 12 pack of michelob brews. served cold and me and my brother in law kicked these back on the deck on night.

pours the lightest possible color i think it could with a big fizzy head of white that dissipates as fast as it comes through. really just not a good looking beer at all, more like some whacked out wine cooler. aroma is sickening with over the top artificial lime that just seems to try and mask the wet hay and rotten grains and corn that are the underlying markers. flavor goes no where as the fake ice pop like flavor just masks corn and rice and honesty i do not know who would be drinking this.

overall one of the worst i have ever had, i am sorry to have been a part of this one.

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Photo of JayS2629
2.84/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A- Pale yellow and transparant, effervecent and bubbly, thin white head that disappears quickly. No lace.

S- Like limes, with a faint hint of malt. I like lime so I boosted it from not 2.5 to 3.0.

T- Light fizzy water with lime. Not sure what cactus tastes like, but it must taste like water. Little skunk beneath it all.

M- Light, refreshing, and effervescent.

D- The lime flavor keeps this from total failure, but it is watery and fizzy. Would be easy to drink, but effervescents and artificial flavors makes me queezy.

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Photo of assmandugle
2.51/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

pours a golden color with a rather large head. Actually bought it because its past its drink by age and was only ten bucks for a case. You can taste primarily just lime and i have no clue what cactus tastes like but this is what I'd imagine it to taste like. It is super easy to drink at 4.0 alcohol and is a nice refreshing beer after a long day at work or a long workout or a pickup game of football basketball or baseball. Its by far the best ultra light style beer I've had.

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Photo of happygnome
2.7/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

a: pours a pale golden color with about a quarter inch of head at best. the head disappears quickly leaving only a slight trace of lace. there is a lot of carbonation that continues to rise to the top of the beer.

s: crisp sweet/sour aroma. there is very little hop bitterness at best

t: sweet/sour taste with no hop bitterness

m: light bodied beer with a lot of carbontion

overall, really is this beer? My fiance bought it so i drank one, but never again

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Photo of TheKingofWichita
1.93/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Pours a pretty golden color with a thick white head and a little bit of lacing. Smells of lime and light beer: like sweetness and only the faintest hop aroma. Tastes very sweet with hints of citrus lime. A little faint hops in there. Mouthfeel is thin and watery. Drinkability is not the best.

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Photo of Treyliff
2.08/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle,

A- typical light beer in color, not much head.

S- Smells exactly like a lime popcicle, like the ones you used to eat as a kid in the plasic.

T- Tastes like watered down lime juice. No taste on the backend at all, like drinking water.

M- Not much happening, reminds me of drinking sprite.

D- I guess it serves it's purpose as "chick beer" because I can't find a single beer element in this beverage. It's like they took Bud Light Lime and added 50% water to it.

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Photo of MakeIncuSciBus
4/5  rDev +64.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

A- very pale yellowish

S- My girlfriend says keystone with lime.... But I have to disagree, maybe my sense of smell is off, but I smell lime.

T- like a light beer with lime, but a bit better than any I have had thusfar.

M- a little fizzy and uneventful

D- Not the best beer, but I like it.

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Photo of womencantsail
3.2/5  rDev +31.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Upon seeing the spread of fruit flavored Michelob Ultra ticks, I naturally assumed this would be the worst. Cactus has an interesting flavor and lime, well, you know...

A: The pour is, once again, pale yellow with a head that leaves before it has a chance to say hello.

S: The lime is surprisingly in check in this beer, and the cactus aroma is subtle as well. This sort of has a 7-Up/Sprite syrup aroma to it (not the soda, just the syrup), with some cactus added for whatever reason.

T: The cactus is probably the most noticeable flavor here, but the limes are there. It's more of a lime peel/zest sort of flavor, rather than the fake lime juice I was expecting.

M: The body is light and the carbonation is on the high side, but it's not as overdone as the other flavors.

D: As awful as it might be to some people to say/admit, this wasn't really all that bad. I don't know how often I'd want to drink this, but it tasted pretty decent.

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Photo of JackieTH
1.77/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Appearance: Straw yellow, consumed straight from the bottle.

Smell: Mostly lime with a hint of the underlying lager.

Taste: In a direct comparison to Bud Light lime this Michelob product goes lighter on the lime flavoring allowing the untra light adjunct lager to shine through which isn't necessarily a good thing.

Mouthfeel: Fizzy water.

Drinkability: If I'm looking for something to drink on a hot summer day on the lake it may or may not include a lime, but if I wanted a lime beer, this one wouldn't be the one. Way too light, watery and not enough lime.

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Photo of Mora2000
2.52/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Thanks to travita for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a clear yellow color with a white head. The aroma is heavy on the lime with a little salt. It smells like a margarita. The flavor is heavy on the lime with a tad bit of sweetness. Light mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Not terrible, but not something I wish to try again.

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Photo of MrDanno96
3.13/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The typical light to golden yellow color of most American Light Lagers. I drank this right out of the bottle - about half a finger of fizzy white head persisted for most of the bottle.

S: Some corn and malty sweetness mixed with lime. Macro lager with lime in it - imagine that!

T: Ya' know, this doesn't taste too bad. It's far from a fine sipping brew, but somewhat tasty and refreshing. The lime flavor is predominate, but not overpowering. The typical sweet corn and malts of macro lagers are also present.

M: Kind of like lime flavored seltzer water - thin and fizzy, but somewhat crisp.

D: I was kind of thirsty and just looking for something to throwback quickly. I grabbed this out of the fridge and it did the trick. As far as American Light lagers go, this one is more than bearable and pleasantly drinkable. A good picnic beer that you don't have to feel bad about drinking straight from the bottle.

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Photo of VolcomBrewer
3.57/5  rDev +46.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

So my girlfriend really wanted to try this beer, so I broke down and grabbed a six of this. I decided "what the hell, why not try one?"

A: Pours a light yellow with two fingers of bone-white head that quickly fade. Minimal lacing.

S: Lime and some corn and grains fills the nose. It doesn't smell overpowering, yet smells like it actually might taste okay for a light lager.

T: For the style, this actually isn't bad...in fact...this actually tastes good. There is not an overpowering amount of lime...and it actually tastes like I put a lime in a beer...doesn't taste artificial. Who knows if it is or not. I tastes a slight bit of lime that fades into a mild flavor of grains and corn. Finishes very crisp and clean.

M: Carbonation is moderate, yet it feels like club soda and feels very much like water.

D: If you're into this style of beer, you can pound these brews all night. 4.2% ABV Isn't bad...AND ONLY 95 CALORIES!

I honestly believe this is the best of the "With Lime" beers out there. AB, thank you for actually doing something right.

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Photo of alleykatking
2.72/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle.

A- Poured a clear yellow color...almost fake looking. One finger white head dies almost as soon as it got there. No lacing on the glass.

S- Some lime aroma of course but mixed into a sweet corny grainy malt body. Take a BMC add lime to it and it smells like this beer.

T- This is not overbearing in the lime flavor. Sweet flavor overall that I can't put my finger on. Tastes like Mich Ultra with lime added for light flavoring. Really nothing much else.

M- Light mouthfeel. Carbonation is high for the style but not the company. Crisp and clean tasting. Sweetness left on the palate and in the aftertaste both.

D- This beer is well....drinkable. I don't care for the flavor of it but the low ABV and the lack of any real flavor gives it amazing drinkability. Oh Michelob you make me smile once again with your mastermind.

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Photo of mralphabet
2.16/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle drank directly from the bottle at a block party.

A: Not much to go by here it is crystal clear & yellow, looks like beer so we will call it average.

S: Sour citrus (Limey) smell flying out of the bottle with a sweet corniness.

T: It tastes like lemon lime sweet tart candy.

M: Lots of carbonation.

D: Look the ABV is low and you can drink it. It is not the worst thing I've ever drank.

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Michelob Ultra Fruit Lime Cactus from Anheuser-Busch
2.43 out of 5 based on 281 ratings.
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