Michelob Ultra | Anheuser-Busch

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2,417 Ratings
Michelob UltraMichelob Ultra
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Anheuser-Busch
Missouri, United States
anheuser-busch.com

Style: Light Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

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.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-19-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#47,155
Reviews:
636
Ratings:
2,417
pDev:
38.95%
Bros Score:
1.34
 
 
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20
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Photo of COBEERHUNTER
2.5/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of PMakowski
3.33/5  rDev +75.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

25 oz Can
Looks about as light as I have ever seen a beer, not even straw color. Pretty high carbonation
Smells like basmati rice and corn, very slight malt.
The taste is unique - almost marshmellowy...sweet corn, sweet malt, sweet is the key word. Not far from sugar water, but i do like it for the style. It's certainly not a bad tasting beer, watery, and it is very easy to drink but not a whole lot of interesting flavors to hit the palate.
Lots of better choices for flavors on the market, this is light for sure. I am not usually a light beer drinker, this is a choice light beer, if i wanted to have 4 or 5 brews this is a solid one for the calories/flavor combo. grade is a B-

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Photo of ummswimmin
2.66/5  rDev +40%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of jyoung538
3/5  rDev +57.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Low calorie

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Photo of tonyf315
3.19/5  rDev +67.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sabtos
1.86/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Shimmering pale gold, so pale it nears off-white, with a uniform foam head.

This has very little aroma except for a weird round smell of almond and strawberry, while the taste also exhibits an odd but light note of strawberry-lime under the hot dog bun malt, all via a frothy yet lightly crisp body that finishes semi-dry.

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Photo of depechemode1983
2.35/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours out a clear gold straw color. Head is white with minimal retention. No lacing.
Faint grains and a definite metal smell. Not much going on.
Actually nothing offensive. Maybe just a light corn sweetness.
Mouthfeel is pretty much exactly like sparkling mineral water. With the same carbonation.

For what it is i would go for a cheaper light lager. There is nothing going for this that would justify craft brew pricing.

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Photo of AyatollahGold
1.38/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

Alright, this is it. I'm doing it. I'm reviewing a Michelob ultra, well because it was free. I'm sure I've had worse but we'll find out. This beer smells sweeet. Holy hell. Smells like corn mixed with buttered rice. Tastes about like it too. Whew, for a person who can drink 20% barrel aged stouts and love them, its crazy to me that I can barely choke beers like this down. Just not what I like from beer. Like I said before buttered rice and sweet corn. It's not even really that "crisp" or refreshing. I won't be revisiting.

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Photo of rangerred
2.61/5  rDev +37.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of xtonytx
1.88/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Photo of AZBeerDude72
2.82/5  rDev +48.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of PatrickCT
2.02/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Crystal clear straw body with a half finger fizzy head.
dusty, husky aroma with cooked can corn.
Very faint malts in the taste that manifest as a corny, husky syrup. No hops.
Seltzer-like mouth feel and carbonation.

Yeah, Keto.

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Photo of Libeertarian
2.52/5  rDev +32.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

From notes taken 07/23/17:

Pale, clear, fizzy straw gold. Looking through it to my computer screen, looks more like a white whine, that slightly greenish yellow. Delicate, weightless, fine, even fluffy head. White with lower retention. Grains and honey on the nose and a sweetness like banana but this gives way soon enough. Grass, grain, lemon in front, as well as slightly metallic, with banana kicking in again toward the back. Light-bodied, with spritz and prickly near-effervescence, smooth overall.

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Photo of doge95
1.2/5  rDev -36.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.25

I was so excited to get two free bottles of beer from a client that was moving and trying to get rid of it. Well, after drinking it, I'm not so thrilled.

It is clearly very light when you pour it out. Very little head that disappears almost immediately, if you care about such things.

Flavor is disappointing. I'm no professional but would NOT recommend!

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Photo of osvath
4/5  rDev +110.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MEEK6382
2.25/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of sethcroisant
2.38/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of npdevil27
1.5/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of jmikepool
1/5  rDev -47.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Awful.

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Photo of Riff
3.06/5  rDev +61.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours to look like a yellow dyed water, very clear. Initial head is thick but fizzes rapidly to a thin white layer atop. Scent is light, mostly grain, with a little cracker note to it. Taste is light, slightly sweet, grain, notably corn, with some mild notes of malt and a little earth, small amount of bitterness to it. Fairly crisp and clean body, a tiny lingering note of bitterness and sweetness after the finish. All in all it's an easy drinking, non-offensive beer. More flavor than I had expected and certainly a decent light lager beer. I'd willingly drink it again on a really hot day.

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Photo of badgerbeer1
2.73/5  rDev +43.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

I did not want to like this beer. Only beer tap working at MKE airport bar near delta terminal. Not great flavor but refreshing. Much better than expected!

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Photo of Damilton5
2.61/5  rDev +37.4%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Chilmer
1.28/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Photo of Humbolt9
3.83/5  rDev +101.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Once again I good average beer.

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Photo of DigitGrowler
1.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

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Beer rating: 1.9 out of 5 with 2,417 ratings