Why You Should Avoid Drinking Michelob Ultra

Light beers can be a good option if you want to enjoy a pint without fretting as much over the additional calories. As highlighted by The Spruce Eats, light beer is basically brewed just like a typical beer but boasts a lower alcohol percentage and fewer calories as a result. You can brew any kind of light beer, but you'll most likely encounter light lagers. Light beers have been a part of America's drinking culture since the 1970s and are some of the most popular beers in the country. This makes sense. As more people get on the fitness bandwagon, light beers offer many an opportunity to enjoy a light beer without feeling guilty about thrashing their diet. Craft breweries offer light beer options along with their mainstream counterparts.

One of the better-known entrants in the light beer market is Michelob Ultra, which is a part of Anheuser-Busch, the company that has produced many popular varieties of beer such as Stella Artois, Bud Light, Budweiser, Shock Top, Hoegaarden, and Busch Beer. However, when you're narrowing down options, you may find that Michelob Ultra is not the best pick in this category. Read on for more details.

The flavor is disappointing

Michelob Ultra is basically a pale brew that is low on calories. As per its official website, each drink has just 95 calories and 2.6 grams of carbs. These are good things, sure but that's where the fun ends. Sadly, even though the brand describes it as having a "light citrus aroma and a crisp, refreshing finish," Michelob Ultra doesn't rank highly in terms of taste. 

Obviously, when you opt for light beer, you don't want it to be light on taste, but that's precisely the problem with Michelob Ultra. According to Spoon University, the beer is significantly "watered down" and has a consumer score of just 1.88 out of 5. Uh-oh. A Reddit user echoed that criticism, writing, "To me, it tastes like water. I drink Miller Lite. Much better and only 3.2 [grams of] carbs. I'd really rather have a nice IPA or porter, though." So if you want your beer to taste like beer or like anything, this one's probably not for you.