Michelob Ultra | Anheuser-Busch

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Michelob UltraMichelob Ultra
2,395 Ratings
Michelob UltraMichelob Ultra

Brewed by:
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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Photo of BradBLR
1.2/5  rDev -36.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This beer poured a very light yellow color with a white head that was gone before I could take a sip. There was really no lacing. The smell was a very faint light malt smell.

The taste is best was a very light malt flavor that was extremely over carbonated, no real taste to speak of and very watery. The mouthfeel was all CO2, that basically hid what little taste there was.

Not a beer that I would recommend.

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Photo of hdf561
2.24/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Had in a bottle for free...at a conference. Smelled decent enough but it's very very light and not very flavorful. Good choice for watching your waistline while still drinking...beer snobs avoid

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Photo of TheDarkKnight
2/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of Genghis22
1.78/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A - Pours an extremely clear pale yellow. Lighter than yellow. Almost like lemon juice, but extremely clear. Very active carbonation and a pristine white head, which quickly disappeared.

S - Not very strong nose on this one. Smells of barley, and a sweetness that I can only assume is corn, but it is not 100% distinguishable.

T - Sweet and waterly. The initial taste is a mix of oatmeal and polenta that has been watered down. Not trying to bash this beer, it just does not have strong and pronounced flavors. There is a cereal like quality to it, think Cheerios. There is a slight metallic taste, very slight, and another wave of sweet corn washes over the tongue. The aftertaste is all Cheerios.

M - Thin, watery. The carbonation is so active in the glass I am surprised at how flat it feels going down. I suppose it is because there is not much body to keep the carbonation in place.

O - Epic fail. I've never been a fan of "light" beer. The only time I ever drank a steady supply of it was because we were playing drinking games in college, and you could plow through an 18 pack and still drink more after the game. I would usually opt for Coors Light, but really any light beer would work. This one is a big step below even those beers. The only thing going for this beer is that it is "low carb" however, I've never seen anyone just drink one or two of these. People finish the 12 pack, which really doesn't make it a low carb beer.

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Photo of dsreeves
2/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of WhoDatMatt
1.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Squacher
1/5  rDev -47.1%

Photo of KCCO_JSV
1.91/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of cabelgabel
2.63/5  rDev +39.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

My favorite light macro. Doesn't say a lot.

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Photo of Jimbo4430
2/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of xnapshot
2/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of robertaddis
1.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of trstar87
2/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of Waymore
2/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of CountryRock2001
2.75/5  rDev +45.5%

Photo of RyanPollock
2/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of pheurton
1.28/5  rDev -32.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

someone had these on a recent camping trip, and i couldn't resist trying it. pours a very fizzy clear, clear yellow with an instantaneously disappearing head. no aroma to speak of. taste is watery corn-beer, like someone took a coors light and cut it with club soda. palatable if ice cold, forget it if it gets above 40 degrees. i can't even imagine people who like light beer liking this crap. what an f'n disgrace.

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Photo of c014572
2.82/5  rDev +49.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Rate it for what it is.... There is not a lot of body, not a lot of hops, what body it has is watery. But what there is in this beer, IMO, is balance.

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Photo of vegasmac99
3/5  rDev +58.7%

Photo of T-Leb
1.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of siscokid79
1.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of ShadyJay
1/5  rDev -47.1%

Photo of Tr0janSlay3r
1/5  rDev -47.1%

Photo of raylpendleton
3.09/5  rDev +63.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Cobrabob428
1/5  rDev -47.1%

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Beer rating: 1.89 out of 5 with 2,395 ratings