Michelob Ultra | Anheuser-Busch

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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

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#44,871
Reviews:
617
Ratings:
2,347
pDev:
38.83%
Bros Score:
1.34
 
 
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look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Crystal clear pale straw color. Some little carbonation visible. White head was about a finger thick, then falls to a thin layer on top. One of the lightest light beers I've ever had. Oddly enough, I've got some Brussels lace towards the bottom of the pint.

Aroma when poured into a glass is not the most appealing. Smells metallic at first. Under that is a grainy, huskiness that doesn't promise much in the way of flavor.

The taste is not as bad as the aroma (thank god) and in fact has a pleasant taste overall, even if that taste is extremely light. Very crisp, light body. Smooth finish with only a little bite of carbonation. Light on flavor, fairly dry, but subtle suggestions of sweet malt. I believe this has rice instead of corn as an adjunct, which minimizes the overly sweet corn flavor in many light beers. This has just enough taste to pull through the light category and I'm not picking up much metallic flavor as is pretty common in light beers. Not much of an aftertaste to speak of, and leaves the palette almost as soon as it gets there.

This is nowhere near the worst beer out there, even in the light beer category. I found it pleasant enough to consume, and pretty terrible to smell. Most people who drink this probably don't pour it into a glass, so smell isn't something they are thinking about. I would not be buying this again, however, if I was in the situation of drinking light beer I know I'd be safe with this one.

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Michelob Ultra from Anheuser-Busch
Beer rating: 1.88 out of 5 with 2,347 ratings
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