Michelob Ultra: This Water Tastes Funny

Michelob Ultra from Labatt Brewing Company (Anheuser-Busch InBev) pours a pale, grassy yellow with a moderate, frothy white head that reduces to a film quickly, leaving some sparse lacing. This low calorie light lager smells primarily of grain adjuncts; namely corn and rice, accented by a very mild floral note.

Michelob Ultra
This Low Calorie Light Lager is Ultra Watery

Michelob Ultra has a very watery, somewhat metallic and astringent taste with a faint citrus-like tone. The beer has an extremely thin mouthfeel with a high carbonation level that pops on the tongue. The finish is mostly crisp and clean, though a corn tone permeates the aftertaste and lingers.

The packaging of Michelob Ultra is blue, white and silver with a small two tone red logo. Regardless of the format you purchase, you will find a Nutrition Facts label based on 341 mL of the beer stating a calorie count of 95 and 2.6 grams of carbohydrates. A coded freshness date is stamped on the bottom of the can.

Even for a low calorie light lager, Michelob Ultra is rather awful, with an almost total absence of flavour. What little can be discerned is quite unappealing and the beer is almost intolerable when anything but ice cold.

You can find Michelob Ultra at The Beer Store and LCBO in Ontario and it is widely distributed throughout Canada and the USA.

Type: Light Lager
Country: Canada
Region: –
Brewery: Labatt Brewing Company (Anheuser-Busch InBev)
Format Purchased: 473 mL
Price: $2.35
Alcohol Content: 4.0%

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