Michelob Ultra | Anheuser-Busch

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47
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2,295 Ratings
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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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,295
Reviews:
606
Avg:
1.85
pDev:
39.46%
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
501
For Trade:
0
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2/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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1/5  rDev -45.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of tucson_brewson
1.69/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

12 oz bottle from my sister's fridge, decided to pour into a pint glass for review purpose only.

L - Just about the clearest beer I've ever seen. A tint of yellow, maybe started to turn neon under a certain light with my bad eyesight. Deceiving inch of head that goes away before you throw away the bottle. Resembles champagne or a watered-down ginger ale.

S - Water. Really hard to pick up any evidence of malt, hops, wheat, or corn. Some metal and wet grass but nothing really there.

T - Seltzer, the faintest bit of corn at the end. Makes me feel like I'm hydrating by drinking sparkling water but then remember it's beer. About as "diet" and "low cal" of a "beer" as it gets.

F - Everything factored in, it's clearly a light-bodied, highly-carbonated beer that's as drinkable as water. At about 4% ABV, you can "feel" good knowing it's a 95 calorie, 2.6g carb beer. But at that point, why waste your money? Nearly the equivalent of drinking an O'Douls.

O - Wouldn't turn it down if offered, otherwise would never go out of my way to purchase this. It's marketed nowadays as an "active person"'s beer. If you're going to work out and plan on drinking afterwards, I guess this is a good "post workout" beer. But that's like selling a cigarette to a kid.

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1.26/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

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1.28/5  rDev -30.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

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1.86/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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

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1/5  rDev -45.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

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1.8/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

As this was drank from a can, on a school bus, for my wife's best friends wedding as we were going to get pictures, without air conditioning, on a ridiculous unseasonably 80 degree warm end of October day, I will give this beer the benefit of the doubt as I was dying from heat in a full suit. That said, I am not a beer snob. I drink what you give me and don't complain. However, I made a mental note (after drinking a bud light and coors light) how bad this was in comparison. As it was in a can, I will rate the "look" higher than I probably should. The smell wasn't horrible, but the taste was utterly off putting. The feel was of seltzer water and nothing more. Note to self: avoid if there are other options.

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1.21/5  rDev -34.6%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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2.63/5  rDev +42.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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1.62/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

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2.5/5  rDev +35.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

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2.09/5  rDev +13%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

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1.1/5  rDev -40.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

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2.6/5  rDev +40.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

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2.02/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

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1.68/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1.75

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1/5  rDev -45.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

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2/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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1.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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3/5  rDev +62.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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1.23/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

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2.17/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Michelob Ultra from Anheuser-Busch
1.85 out of 5 based on 2,295 ratings.
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