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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2.5/5  rDev +35.1%

Photo of adamette
2.34/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 4

Review from notes. Enjoyed by me 11 28 09. Poured from the 12 oz. brown bottle offered to me at a Birthday party last night. "Born on" date of 10 22 09 so I guess that it is fresh. Poured into a tall, clear weizen glass.

A Nearly water like appearance of extremely light yellow with bubbles rising up from the bottom of the glass. Brief white head dissipated within 45 seconds. Nearly devoid of character. 2.0

S Very light (I mean very light) barley with an interesting banana sweetness that I did not expect. 3.0

T Wow. Very close to water. The almost extreme thinness of the taste does carry with it the aforementioned barley and a bit of distant banana, as one might get from walking by a case of fresh bananas and getting just a hint of a whiff of them. There is no aftertaste. The trace taste simply disappears and then there is nothing, as if you just took a gulp of water. 1.5

M The thinnest mouthfeel maybe ever in a beer that I have had. This is the beer's worst feature. 1.0

D Well good since it is very close to water. In fact, I would take a nice glass of ice water over this beer. I mean it, I would rather have water and then, later crack open a beer with some taste. 4.0

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

Photo of dogfishandi
1.57/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

found this little gem in the back of my fridge, figured it was worth a review so here goes.

poured from a 12oz bottle out of the fridge into a pint glass. pours a super clear piss yellow. looks like my pee after a long night of drinking. 2 fingers of head that literally disappeared within seconds.

a tiny bit of bannana like lager funk, but nothing like a hefe or anything, and a little skunky. thats about it.

tastes of carbonated water and a touch of lager funk, thats about it.

super light watery feel, way too much carbonation.

drinkability is all this beer has. its easy to drink if you dont mind the total lack of taste. tastes of water, and is about as easy to drink as water. actually, water is easier to drink.

as far as light lagers go, there are much better choices out there. as my grandfather liked his beer, a raw egg or some salt would make this beer better. i think flying dog said it best, good people drink good beer, and this is far from good beer...

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Photo of Abbbp
2.38/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

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

Photo of JVan
2.2/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Photo of lucasj82
3.5/5  rDev +89.2%

Photo of Phatz
1.24/5  rDev -33%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

This beer is nearly impossible to review other than Appearance: Pours a typical watery yellow. The rest of the beer just wasn't there. The smell and taste have little to offer. There is a hint of grain and a bitter aftertaste but otherwise it is simply seltzer water. Mouthfeel: It is carbonated. I didn't even finish the bottle. I simply don't like the stuff.

Hope this is helpful.

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Photo of HoppySeb
2/5  rDev +8.1%

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

Photo of magictrokini
1.28/5  rDev -30.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Wife came home with a 6-pack. Looks, smells, and tastes like a watered-down Budweiser. To recap: clear yellow pour. Sickening corn syrup nose. Watery, beer-like taste with straw and sugar. Upside: you can drink a ton since it is as close to water as you can get. Downside: you have to drink a ton of this to like it. A travesty.

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Photo of scottbrew4u
1.5/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of zbooks
2/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of kdivers
2/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of GOBLIN
2.09/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Maybe worse than Bud Light maybe not.

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Photo of ckeegan04
2.25/5  rDev +21.6%

Photo of JKV96
1.5/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Photo of DoctorB2B
2/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of ALC82
1.83/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of KJ2013
2/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of granger10
1.48/5  rDev -20%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

I was at my friend's house and look to see what beer they have and all they got is a case of this. What the hell I'll give it a try. The pour leaves a super light pale appearance with a medium head that goes down after a few seconds. Smell is odd and not too good. There's a corn and mud smell to it. Amazingly the taste is nothing. I don't know how they do it, water has more taste. Maybe I should give higher ratings because this is probably a good beer to the crowd A-B is making it for (people who don't like beer or flavor), but to me this sucked. I guess it was somewhat crisp and washed down my lunch but that's about it. Probably good for drinking games as well.

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Photo of 1Sundown2C
2.5/5  rDev +35.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Arsenal0328
2/5  rDev +8.1%

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

Michelob Ultra from Anheuser-Busch
1.85 out of 5 based on 2,325 ratings.
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