Michelob Ultra | Anheuser-Busch

Michelob UltraMichelob Ultra
BA SCORE
1.88/5
2,336 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:
#44,210
Reviews:
613
Ratings:
2,336
pDev:
38.83%
Bros Score:
1.34
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
535
Trade:
0
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1.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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1.25/5  rDev -33.5%

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2/5  rDev +6.4%

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1.5/5  rDev -20.2%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
1.48/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 1

Canned 11/17/13.

Pours a clear super light yellow with a foamy off-white head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is watery with some malt, grain, corn, and vegetal aromas. Taste is much the same with watery and bland sweet grain, corn, and vegetal flavors on the finish. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a horrible beer that is barely drinkable with it's sweet and vegetal aromas and flavors.

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1.48/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

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1.53/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

there is worse tasting beers out there, but only because this can scarcely be considered beer. it doesnt taste much like anything. it pours lighter than piss, about as clear as my tap water, with soda carbonation yet zero head. the nose is offensive old apple juice and malt extract watered down way past a reasonable level. the taste is nonexistant, less taste than any other beer ive ever put in my mouth, its downright absent. no body at all, too many bubbles, what is the point of this? if you want to cut carbs, dont drink beer at all, or skip the cereal in the morning, but dont shave away the elements that makes a beer a beer, this is an assualt on brewing, and something i never want to see in my fridge again. damn my old man, who thinks he can get skinny on this shit!

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1.25/5  rDev -33.5%

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1/5  rDev -46.8%

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1/5  rDev -46.8%

Photo of Knapp85
1.19/5  rDev -36.7%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

Man, if only I knew when I was younger how bad this beer was I wouldn't have ordered it one my first venture to a local bar when I turned 21. Had a Guinness prior to this and this brew wasn't going to overcome that by any means. It was like drinking Seltzer after the Guinness.

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2/5  rDev +6.4%

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3/5  rDev +59.6%

Photo of oriolesfan4
1.63/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Bought a 12 pack of this for $7.99

I'm not sure what the point of this product is. It really is a water with a slight bit of beer taste, and at 4% ABV, its almost pointless to drink. No smell, looks terrible in the glass and no taste. But, it is cheap and I must say it's super drinkable. Good for drinking large quantities of beer at one time I guess?

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Photo of metter98
1.9/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

A: The beer is clear and very light yellow in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a thin white head white head that eventually completely faded away.
S: There are light aromas of adjunct malts in the nose-corn stands out in particular.
T: Like the smell, the taste has light flavors of rice adjunct malts. The slightest hints of bitterness are also detectable.
M: It feels rather light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: While this beer is very easy to drink, it tastes more like water with notes of rice and hints of hops.

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1.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

Tried at the local sports bar. It's not bad...in the same way that water isn't bad. Nearly completely clear except for vague yellowing. Well overcarbonated, with slight bit of fizz for a head and slight lacing. Aromas are extremely light and grainy. Tastes very light of cereal grains: rice, corn, and maybe a little barley. Has a light metalic or rust flavor, but slight. Body is very thin and light. Carbonation masks any flavor or texture in the body or aftertaste. Finishes grainy and suddenly. Just slight of crisp or dry. No alcohol and light hop character. Very lackluster.

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1.85/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

12oz bottle at a roadside cafe in Choteau, Montana. While my mom and her friend chat, I get to do this!

This beer pours a clear, super-pale straw colour, with lots of thinly foamy, and yet creamy off-white head, which leaves very sparse specks of lace around the glass as it quickly settles.

It smells of gritty, grainy corn grist, spare florals, and soft (yay, I suppose) nail polish remover - all dunked in a big ol' tub of mineral water. The taste is more soft corny grain, the liquid version of corn flakes, but with less flavour, weak mineral spring notes, and very tame (yet I seem to be mentioning them) cooked veggies.

The carbonation is a bit strong in its swirling frothiness, the body light even for the low bar set by the style, and watery, with a cheap airy smoothness. It finishes with a thin corn sweetness, and general vegetal earthiness. It's just missing Fire!

Ethereal, mildness incarnate, generally inoffensive, and a hair below table water in thirst quenching effectiveness. I'm surprised that I got carded when I ordered this, for multiple reasons, none of them all that good. One of the spokes of that boundary and cliff edge pushing wheel that the big boys of beer can ill afford to not pursue, apparently.

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2/5  rDev +6.4%

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2.25/5  rDev +19.7%

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2/5  rDev +6.4%

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1.3/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

It has a very pale yellow color with a small, fizzy head. The smell is hard to desrcibe because it doesn't really smell like anything. The taste slightly resembles a lager, but for the most part it tastes like water. Mouthfeel was also rather water-like. I gave it a 2 on drinkability because you could easily drink alot because it is so light.

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1/5  rDev -46.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Bottle: Poured a super light yellow color lager with a thin bubbly head that disappeared very quickly. Aroma of very light adjunct and water. Taste is lighter then Coors light which I didn't' though was possible with light adjunct and very little else to note. Body is closer to Perrier then any other beer I drank before. One of the blandest beer I have drank in my life.

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1.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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1.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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2/5  rDev +6.4%

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Michelob Ultra from Anheuser-Busch
Beer rating: 1.88 out of 5 with 2,336 ratings
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