Dismiss Notice
Subscribe to BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99! (Limited time offer, US delivery only)

Michelob Ultra | Anheuser-Busch

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
Michelob UltraMichelob Ultra
BA SCORE
1.88/5
Awful
2,347 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:
#44,926
Reviews:
617
Ratings:
2,347
pDev:
38.83%
Bros Score:
1.34
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
540
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
View: Beers | Events
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 2,347 |  Reviews: 617
Photo of JeremyxFisher
1/5  rDev -46.8%

Photo of BCason
2.5/5  rDev +33%

Photo of brownbear_19
2.25/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of bluHatter
1.68/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A: Clear yellow. About 2 fingers of quickly vanishing head. Minimal lacing. Lots of bubbles inside.

S: Corn. Just corn.

T: Corn, sugar, very very faint malts. It's not unpleasant, but not much different from a carbonated glass of water.

M: Extremely light lager here. It evaporates from the tongue and leaves nothing behind. One of the lightest lagers I've ever tried. It does have descent carbonation, for what it is.

O: It's just okay. I think there are much better adjunct lagers to be had. I guess this one is just for people on strict diets.

 550 characters

Photo of bilbo2012
2.75/5  rDev +46.3%

Photo of mikepcarney
2/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of blakelive784
1.17/5  rDev -37.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

12 fl oz brown glass bottle served in a pint glass (probably not even necessary), reviewed live:

A - Pours a very pale straw golden color, with a half finger of fizzy white head that disappears almost instantly. Beyond unappealing.

S - Strange off notes, unrefined cereal grains and sugar. Wretched.

T - Pretty much the same as the nose, though there is one predominant flavor: water. Stale adjunct rounds out the awfulness.

M - Light bodied, watery, and highly carbonated.

D - None.

 492 characters

Photo of agreenman19
1.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of Gavage
1.25/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Appearance: pours an extremely pale yellow color, virtually almost devoid of color. There was a 2" head that quickly evaporated.

Smell: vegetable and corn mostly with a hint of grass.

Taste: little to no malt profile. Corn, dried grass, and no bitterness rounds it out.

Mouthfeel: light in body. Crisp throughout with a dry finish that is actually unpleasant. Clean aftertaste.

Overall: I don't understand why light beers need to be so tasteless. This is one of the worst ones I have had to sample. If you want some flavor in a light beer, have a Sam Adama Light. Avoid this.

 581 characters

Photo of robertaddis
1.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of irishkyle21
1.5/5  rDev -20.2%

Photo of donunrue
2.25/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of VonZipper
1/5  rDev -46.8%

Photo of fresham
1.5/5  rDev -20.2%

Photo of RobertColianni
1.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of precella
1.5/5  rDev -20.2%

Photo of szmnnl99
2/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of illini4x4
2.25/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of dustydinkleman
1.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of jriggins6
1/5  rDev -46.8%

Photo of calicaliente
1.41/5  rDev -25%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

I had this beer over the weekend at a parry. Poured a pale straw yellow with a fizzy head that died almost immediately. Aroma was non-existant. Taste was minimal corn and adjunct with a slight bitter finish. This was my first and last time to drink this beer.

 259 characters

Photo of Mattybz28
1/5  rDev -46.8%

Photo of SpartanHistory2013
1.5/5  rDev -20.2%

Photo of devonnaire
2/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Devbinks13
4/5  rDev +112.8%

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

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.