Michelob Ultra | Anheuser-Busch

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Michelob UltraMichelob Ultra

Brewed by:
Missouri, United States

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

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Photo of winningwes91
1.25/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

My mom drinks this swill. No thanks

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Photo of 100200300
3/5  rDev +62.2%

Photo of Tigerbrau
1/5  rDev -45.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of pep
2.6/5  rDev +40.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

its not that bad guys. It is better than budlight or miller lite. stop being snobs.

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Photo of TheKingofWichita
1.81/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pours a pale yellow straw color with a thin white head and a little lacing. Smells of corn and some grain, maybe a little malt. Tastes of sweetness from the malts, and clean crisp from a lack of anything else other than water. Mouthfeel is really thin. Drinkability is okay.

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Photo of Keepnitrl
2/5  rDev +8.1%

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2/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of twkirkby
2/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of TheDM
1.16/5  rDev -37.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

This brew poured a large head of fine white bubbles and a weak watery urine yellow colored body. It has a very mild hop aroma, good lacing and a watery and thin rice beer flavor. No thanks, glad to get this one rated and off my list. This brew was a drain pour. Never again!

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Photo of BeerBuckeye
2/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

My stepdad left a few at my house, so here I am.

A - Pours a transparent yellow with tons of carbonation rising up from the bottom. No lacing or head.

S - A big hit of corn, rice, and bread. Nothing really else, almost a vegetable-oil smell

T - A sweet corn/rice blend that fades as soon as it touches the tongue. Not really anything else

M - crisp, very thin and watery

Overall - Just a very bland beer. I didn't find anything offensive about it really, it just provided nothing to speak of.

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Photo of kguyty
1/5  rDev -45.9%

Photo of Uniobrew31
1.75/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Unoffensive but tasteless yellow soda like fizzy beverage.

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Photo of Xzfgiimtsath
1/5  rDev -45.9%

Photo of Morockm
1.5/5  rDev -18.9%

3.5/5  rDev +89.2%

Photo of ZachRusk
1.75/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of beb86
1.5/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of Jarod
2.3/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Born on dated 5-17-04

This beer poured a pale-pale yellow, very watered downed yellow in color. It was crystal clear and super carbonated, tons of dancing bubbles (probably one of the most carbonated beers that I have come across to date). After a semi-vigorous pour it produced a fairly thick foam, between 1 and 2 inches high. It was not to dense, more on the light and airy side (cloud like). It was pure white in color, and had a lasting power that was fairly decent; it finally fell to nothing around half glass. There was some lace present in the beginning but it ran down the sides and disappeared faster then the head. The aroma was on the light side, hints of grains, husks (corn) and a light malt, more sweet then malty. All and all the aroma was nothing outstanding but was crisp, light and airy, like the head that was produced. The taste was allot like the aromas, light, airy, and on the sweet side. Flavors of sweet light malt dominated along with a grainy husky corn presence all through the mouth from first sip on the lips and tongue to it made its way down the back of the throat. There was a slight aftertaste of some sweetness and grains, but it quickly faded. It was very light in body. Over all impression of this beer, it is a good beer compared to most of its competitors, nothing much as far as aromas and tastes. It leaves nothing to make you want to come back for more. But I can say it is a crisp, clean, refreshing beer that on a hot day did its job. I swiped this one from my dadÂ’s case that we keep for him for my house because he helps out so much, and I can honestly say, his stash is safe from me, I will not be raiding it.

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Photo of Dools9
1.5/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of Wasted_Youth
1.39/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1.25

Photo of Beastdog75
1.81/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Usually AB reserves the Michelob label for their products which have some semblance of taste, so when they chose to slap that name onto Ultra is beyond me. A low-carb light beer eh? With commercials that look like Gatorade advertisements, I guess they're really going after the "weight-watchers" demographic...

Michelob Ultra poured a very clear, very pale straw color from the can (only 10 ounces, suprisingly). The somewhat foamy head quickly disappears. The smell is quite repulsive. Quite skunky, even though it was in a can. Some alcohol underneath that. It had a crisp, watery mouthfeel. Upon first sip, I had to search for some taste. It was hard to pick out any flavors, but there was a tiny bit of grain. The aftertaste is clean, but that cooked veggie/green apple taste made its way through. Don't expect any alcoholic warmth here, either.

I have a feeling that this stuff is probably going to be the next "beer fad" (see dry beer, ice beer, etc.). This stuff isn't repulsive, but the taste just isn't there. Easy to chug, but that would ruin its dietary purpose, wouldn't it? Verdict: just another watery light beer.

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2.5/5  rDev +35.1%

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1/5  rDev -45.9%

Photo of olbubba
1.25/5  rDev -32.4%

Photo of sokol_1993
1.35/5  rDev -27%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Very pale color, unlike other beers. Look impulsive.
Also come with almost no taste at all, some adjunct taste, but that was about it.

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Michelob Ultra from Anheuser-Busch
1.85 out of 5 based on 2,317 ratings.
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