Darkmagus82 (2303) - - AUG 19, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 12-24-12-
Poured from bottle into pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a straw color with a big fizzy white head. The head fades very fast to leave only a tiny amount of lacing.
Smell – The aroma of the brew is heaviest of a sweet fruit punch smell
Taste – The taste begins with flavors of a sweet corn and lime. These flavors are persistent throughout the whole of the taste and make up the bulk of the flavor profile. More toward the middle and end there is a sugary candy flavor that comes to the profile mixing with the rest to produce an almost wine cooler like flavor.
Mouthfeel- The body of the beer is very light with a carbonation level that is very effervescent. The body and high carbonation level are quite fitting for the brew making it very soda like and matching the flavors well.
Overall – Well not really my kind of brew. I guess if you feel like a diet soda with vodka, you may like this, but then again why even bother.
b3shine (9150) - Indiana, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Bottle to pint. Looks subparagraph; a completely transparent lighter gold with white head that steadily dissipates quickly and entirely. Smells like a cheap adjunct with an artificial like presence. Tastes like it smells with what I assume is cactus? Average (at best) on the palate. Fail, but not as bad as its mean indicates. Frank (4236) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 27, 2014
This has 95 calories and 5.5 grams of carbohydrates per serving. That is its selling point, just FYI. If you want a beer w/ those specs, this is your guy. It tastes like an extremely light Lime-A-Rita which is to say it is like lime Kool Aid mixed w/ seltzer water. If this is an indication of what cactus tastes like in beer then cactus tastes like nothing because i’m not getting anything from it. There are worse Michelob Ultras but also better ones. This one is pretty middle of the road as far as that goes. phaleslu (10670) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 26, 2014
12 oz. bottle at the Anheuser-Busch Biergarten. Pours a pale, clear gold with a small white head. Tons of artificial lime flavoring, and not much else. Light-bodied, with medium carbonation and a mouthfeel of a beverage completely characterized by artificial sweetener. Crisp, dry lingering cactus finish. Ferris (16519) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 22, 2014
Bottle - Artificial lime and sweetness, think bar lime. Very pale gold with a good white head. Lime soda without any redeeming tartness.
crossovert (13909) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2014
355ml clear bottle. Pale appearance. Flavor is mostly soapy lime. Miss. The mango ritalime a Rita slushie is better. Homer321 (5191) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Bottle at StL brewery. Pours a very clear light yellow with large white head. Taste is weird tartness with a very dry finish. Just weird. generallee08 (778) - New York, USA - JUN 13, 2014
The head is bright white in color, fizzy and fades out quickly leaving no head. Its body is pale and light yellow in color with excellent clarity. The aroma has a mild citrus lime with light grains and something that reminds me of aloe. Its flavor has mild lime citrus and light grains on a smooth slippery palate. The carbonation is balanced to the light body and the finish is crisp and dry.
kevdwiz (7) - - MAY 3, 2014 does not count
Light gold, strong lime smell and taste. Don’t know about the cactus
But it beats the other Big Name lime beers MetalNHopHead (2191) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - MAR 11, 2014
Touting "Lime Cactus" flavors, Michelob seems determined to give you the worst of both flavors. The carbonation is cactus-like in its prickliness and the citrus flavors are bitter and unrefined. I love Michelob’s claim that this beer is appropriate for pairing with food. Reading the inflated description of the beer is far more enjoyable than drinking it.