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Michelob Ultra | Anheuser-Busch

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Michelob UltraMichelob Ultra
2,348 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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1/5  rDev -46.8%

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2/5  rDev +6.4%

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1.78/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

I was over at a friend of a friend's house and this was one of the limited choices. I think I might just choose water next time. It's all been said before: urine colored, limp foam, no flavor, taste, nor decent mouthfeel. Heard rumors that they use synthetic hops. Very popular with the south beach crew looking to "cut carbs."

However, you are all overlooking the actual best usage for the beer. It does make a good marinade for shellfish. We've also used it before as the base of steaming shrimp and crabs. Cheap, easy, and doesn't pain me to use because I don't want to drink it.

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2/5  rDev +6.4%

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1/5  rDev -46.8%

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3/5  rDev +59.6%

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1/5  rDev -46.8%

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2.25/5  rDev +19.7%

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1.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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2/5  rDev +6.4%

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1.5/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

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1.63/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

I had one with My Battalion Commander LTC Pitt. He is always watching his weight and gives up his taste and his manliness by drinking this malted soda water that is pawned off onto to the consumer as a beer.

A: Very light straw color. Damn near being water. Overly carbonated.

S: Yeasty and slightly metallic.

T: Bland and watery. Slight hints of a sweet malt flavor.

M: Watery and thin. It is like drinking a seltzer.

D: If your objective is to look cool you failed. If your objective is to get drunk you failed. If your objective is to look like you are on a diet than you have succeeded. It is not drinkable and will leave you feeling empty and lonely as people start calling you a fag.

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1.8/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Drank Dec. 27. From bottle into shaker glass. Very little color, very little flavor. Looked at the last sip or two and wondered if it was water or beer waiting for me. Low carb, low everything. Overpriced in the premium beer market. Almost as bad as Bud Light. I prefer Miller Lite over this anyday. Bad beer, and does not deserve the Michelob name attached to it.

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2.61/5  rDev +38.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

While I will agree this beer isn't the greatest to have, but it has its place in the world of beer. Very light, pale, almost no head, little lacing. Light in flavor, not impressive, just a good beer to drink if you don't care about quality and just want to get a buzz without collecting a lot of carbs/calories. I like this beer, but it does kind of suck.

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2/5  rDev +6.4%

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2/5  rDev +6.4%

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2.5/5  rDev +33%

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2.77/5  rDev +47.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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3/5  rDev +59.6%

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1/5  rDev -46.8%

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2/5  rDev +6.4%

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1.5/5  rDev -20.2%

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1/5  rDev -46.8%

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Michelob Ultra from Anheuser-Busch
Beer rating: 1.88 out of 5 with 2,348 ratings
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