Michelob Ultra | Anheuser-Busch

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Michelob UltraMichelob Ultra

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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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1.34/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Presentation: 12 oz brown twist off bottle with a “Born On Date” on the neck. States “Calories – 95, Carbohydrates- 2.6” and “Low Carbohydrate Light Beer” on the label.

Appearance: Very pale yellow, perhaps the lightest colour brew I have ever seen. Skimpy white lace does not amount to much, pours out spritzy and almost soda like.

Smell: Odd adjunct aroma, smells of faint cooked corn and mild husk. Other than that it is very clean.

Taste: Watery and thin, very little flavour at all. The crispness is on the right track though with the beer being so light is gives a seltzer like quality. Trace malt is hard to find but it is there, clean husk and cooked adjunct are extremely light also. Vague hop twang with a laughable bitterness, so minute that it brings nothing to the palate. Finishes clean and bone dry without a trace.

Notes: Can beer get any lighter than this? Is this the base product for the production of malternative. This is light beer, so light there is nothing there. People who seek this beer out are people with boring beer palates. There are better light beers out there, even then what is the point? I compare this beer with baked fat free light nacho chips … its like eating air, what’s the point? Don’t even bother with this one as it is the most lackluster, boring, gimmicky brew of its time.

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Photo of yen157
1.72/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

This one was pale. It actually looked like it was 50% beer, 50% water. The only thing it smelled like to me was raw string beans. Hmmm... The foam hung in there for a little bit, maybe 30 seconds, and it kinda looked like it would form a rocky, white head. I was wrong, and it fell flat to nearly nothing a few seconds later. The taste of the beer is mainly cereal. No real hops to speak of here. I noticed an ever so tiny bit of sweetness in the finish. A minute bit of bittering hops would have this beer binish dry, which wouldn't be as bad. I'm glad I tried it, but by no means would I ever stock my fridge with this.

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Photo of proc
1.7/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This could be the clearest beer I have ever drank. More reminiscent of champagne in the glass. Pours out to a nearly crystal clear light yellow with a funny cooked veggie aroma. Taste is lightly sweet with virutally no aftertaste. No hops or malt presence at all. Tastes very, very similar to Miller Lite. Very watered down with no body whatsoever.

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Photo of StevieW
2.11/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

I agreed with my roomate/buddy (who is currently passed out on the couch) to fairly review all the AB products that he loves, as long he buys, or they are freebies. Here it goes.....Transparent faint yellow color, yeilds an overly bubbly head that leaves in a hurry. Smell is mostly grainy, and metallic. The only beer flavor is a faint sour stale finish and aftertaste like the stale beers you would sneak out of your dad's supply in high school. Excessively thin, even for a light beer. Can't get over the metallic/grainy whiff, easy to down, but not enjoyable at all....The biggest impression is the overall lack of any positive beerlike flavors....I used to drink Michelob light, before I knew what good beer was. This is a decent marketing job, but a lousy beer.

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Photo of mikes2923
1.33/5  rDev -30%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Even for a light beer (which should always be judged on a different scale since they will never compare with a good non-light style) this is just terrible. I had some degree of hope since they put it out under the Michelob name, and not Budweiser, but this is as bad as beer gets. Unless your dietician is against any form of beer because of high carbs and they'll let ya slide with this.. stay away from it!

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Photo of jackndan
1.38/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Michelob Ultra, "the ultra low carbohydrate” beer from A-B. It’s in a standard Michelob 12 ounce bottle, but with an over the top color scheme (that we’ll be seeing on a NASCAR any day now). Can’t figure out why A-B is using Michelob for this and not Bud, but the Michelob name has lost all credibility with me anyhow. The beer is about as you’d expect, pale looking macro-lager, adjuncty aroma with a more pronounced chemical smell. Aggressive carbonation, if it had any flavor it was wiped away by those scrubbing bubbles. Marketing came up with this one, and it tastes like it.

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Beer rating: 1.9 out of 5 with 2,406 ratings