Michelob Ultra | Anheuser-Busch

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Michelob UltraMichelob Ultra
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Anheuser-Busch
Missouri, United States
anheuser-busch.com

Style: American 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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#45,398
Reviews:
642
Ratings:
2,455
pDev:
39.47%
 
 
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Photo of Jjmj51
2.85/5  rDev +50%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of blissfulNemo
1.68/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Photo of dlakerz
1.4/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Photo of Cylinsier
2.02/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

12 oz bottle

Pours clear light straw gold, white ring of a head.

Smells very faintly of corn and barley malts.

Tastes of sparkling water, hints of corn flake.

Light body, stinging carbonation on the tongue.

It basically tastes like water. It's not a bad taste so much as a nothing taste. There is a bit more flavor in the aftertaste than the taste itself, sweet like corn sugar. Pour and aroma are uninteresting, body is fine for the style. It's exactly what it says it is, low carb light beer. So there's nothing surprising here. Wouldn't have it again unless I had to drink tasteless light beer, in which case it's not terrible.

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Photo of tgdavis
1.54/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Photo of spartacat300
2.66/5  rDev +40%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Photo of jripley97
1.89/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Photo of BocaKayakerDave
1/5  rDev -47.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of BenSulli93
2.8/5  rDev +47.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Fitzy01
1.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of SadMachine
1.61/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

Photo of johnlatona
2.75/5  rDev +44.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Photo of not_jerry_brown
2.07/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25

Photo of COBEERHUNTER
2.5/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of PMakowski
3.18/5  rDev +67.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

25 oz Can
Looks about as light as I have ever seen a beer, not even straw color. Pretty high carbonation
Smells like basmati rice and corn, very slight malt.
The taste is unique - almost marshmellowy...sweet corn, sweet malt, sweet is the key word. Not far from sugar water, but i do like it for the style. It's certainly not a bad tasting beer, watery, and it is very easy to drink but not a whole lot of interesting flavors to hit the palate.
Lots of better choices for flavors on the market, this is light for sure. I am not usually a light beer drinker, this is a choice light beer, if i wanted to have 4 or 5 brews this is a solid one for the calories/flavor combo. grade is a C+

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Photo of ummswimmin
2.66/5  rDev +40%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of jyoung538
3/5  rDev +57.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Low calorie

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Photo of tonyf315
3.19/5  rDev +67.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sabtos
1.86/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Shimmering pale gold, so pale it nears off-white, with a uniform foam head.

This has very little aroma except for a weird round smell of almond and strawberry, while the taste also exhibits an odd but light note of strawberry-lime under the hot dog bun malt, all via a frothy yet lightly crisp body that finishes semi-dry.

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Photo of depechemode1983
2.35/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours out a clear gold straw color. Head is white with minimal retention. No lacing.
Faint grains and a definite metal smell. Not much going on.
Actually nothing offensive. Maybe just a light corn sweetness.
Mouthfeel is pretty much exactly like sparkling mineral water. With the same carbonation.

For what it is i would go for a cheaper light lager. There is nothing going for this that would justify craft brew pricing.

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Photo of AyatollahGold
1.38/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

Alright, this is it. I'm doing it. I'm reviewing a Michelob ultra, well because it was free. I'm sure I've had worse but we'll find out. This beer smells sweeet. Holy hell. Smells like corn mixed with buttered rice. Tastes about like it too. Whew, for a person who can drink 20% barrel aged stouts and love them, its crazy to me that I can barely choke beers like this down. Just not what I like from beer. Like I said before buttered rice and sweet corn. It's not even really that "crisp" or refreshing. I won't be revisiting.

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Photo of rangerred
2.61/5  rDev +37.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of xtonytx
1.88/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Photo of AZBeerDude72
2.82/5  rDev +48.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of PatrickCT
2.02/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Crystal clear straw body with a half finger fizzy head.
dusty, husky aroma with cooked can corn.
Very faint malts in the taste that manifest as a corny, husky syrup. No hops.
Seltzer-like mouth feel and carbonation.

Yeah, Keto.

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Michelob Ultra from Anheuser-Busch
Beer rating: 1.9 out of 5 with 2,455 ratings