Monday, June 18, 2012

A Review: Michelob ULTRA Light Cider

Wow, guys! I'm telling you... this whole moving process is sucking the life out of us! Fortunately, Mike and I were able to get away from it all for a day and enjoy the long holiday weekend at a cookout party our friends had on Memorial Day weekend. It was also a great time to try out the new Michelob ULTRA Light Cider!

I'm sure you've heard of the Michelob name and have probably tried their beer. Personally, I'm not a fan of beer. I have never really developed a taste for it but when BlogHer informed me that Michelob had introduced this new light, naturally sweetened and gluten-free cider made from crisp apples, I hopped on board at the chance to try it! The light and refreshing, Michelob ULTRA Light Cider is an ideal alternative to white wine, champagne and traditional ciders. I grabbed a six-pack and shared with five of my friends!

Where barley and hops are the main ingredients in beer, Michelob ULTRA Light Cider is made with all-natural ingredients, including apples, and is naturally sweetened with stevia. It is naturally gluten-free, and is the first cider Anheuser-Busch has produced and distributed in the U.S.

Michelob ULTRA Light Cider can be enjoyed straight or over ice – perfect for a warm summer day. We mixed it up a little and tried it both ways. I drink EVERYTHING over ice, so naturally I went with this option. The verdict: It was delish! If I’m being completely honest, I expected it to taste like beer because it was made by Michelob. I was pleasantly surprised and the crispness of the cider. I think it would have been perfect with a little wedge of lemon, but then again, what drink wouldn’t? My go-to drink is either a Moscato wine or a margarita on the rocks. The Michelob ULTRA Light Cider was a nice mix of the two. The flavor was not over powering and really didn’t leave an after taste like beer does. This drink would be absolutely perfect with a big steak right off the grill and some corn-on-the-cobb... YUM! Would I buy it again? Sure, why not! At $10.69 for a six-pack of 12-ounce bottles, I’ll definitely give Michelob ULTRA Light Cider another shot!

Like I said, I shared the cider with five of my friends. Let’s hear what they had to say!

Different people, different opinions! Overall, I think that everyone enjoyed it and we all would buy it again in the future! Heck, with only 120 calories per serving (one-third fewer calories than an average of the leading regular hard ciders) why not?

So, which favorite summer meal or activity do you think would go best with Michelob ULTRA Light Cider?

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Tia said...

Oh. My. Heavens. I am a HUGE cider fan and had never even heard of the Ultra Cider. We buy Mich Ultra all the time. Looking today at the grocery.

Thanks for sharing!!

Angela said...

I am not a Michelob fan and there are ciders I'm partial to. However, I am intrigued to try this simply because it's lower in calories. I love ciders but I'm always worried that I'm consuming a ton of calories with them because of the sweetness factor. Thanks for the review! I am positive I never would have been inspired to try it otherwise.