Typically, I relate summer time to family beach vacations, barbecues, and light food and drinks. Although Monterey is a pretty temperate area, we do have family we like to visit back in Florida, which equals hot and humid weather. There is nothing better than an ice cold drink, dip in the pool, and light fruity salad in the middle of the afternoon to cut the heat.
When I was asked to review Michelob ULTRA’s Light Cider, I was a little hesitant. I mean who would trust the opinion of a lady knocked up with her second child reviewing an adult beverage she can’t even drink, right? Thankfully, I have a family full of guinea pigs that were more than willing to sample the newest beverage by Anheuser-Busch and give me their honest opinions.
My one contribution is that you can definitely smell the distinct smell of apples when you open the bottle. It smells just like a freshly sliced juicy apple and it should. It’s naturally sweetened by hand-picked apples and not loaded with artificial sweeteners to keep this cider low cal (120 cal./serving).
P said that this would definitely be a drink that I would enjoy if I wasn’t pregnant. He said it was very light, slightly fruity, and very refreshing. He sipped on his while he sat by the pool.
I think my father in law thought I was reviewing a beer and not a cider when I mentioned the Michelob ULTRA. A beer this is NOT. It’s a light cider that would be a perfect alternative white wine, champagne, or even a heavier traditional cider. You can even enjoy it over ice.
The bees knees of the review help I received was from my mother in law. You can’t help but trust a woman’s opinion. She came home from a long day of working at the hospital, opened a bottle, and said, “Mmmm, that’s refreshing.” She also said that the sweetness was very subtle and not overpowering, that it was crisp, and that she could imagine herself drinking this outside instead of a glass of lemonade.
Just a few more months until I’ll be able to enjoy a bottle for myself! This little adult beverage is not available everywhere. It’s kind of like a special club and only a few awesome vendors carry it. Looking to find out more about Michelob ULTRA Light Cider and where you can find it? You have a couple options. You can visit the Sponsor’s site or visit the Michelob ULTRA Light Cider page on Blogher.com.
Enough talk, go enjoy your summer and drink responsibly!
**What up FTC!** This is a paid sponsor post for Michelob ULTRA Light Cider through the Blogher Publishing Network. I was not required or asked to offer a positive review for paid compensation. All opinions and views expressed are my own and that of my family members.