Monday, June 25, 2012
Michelob ULTRA Light Cider Review
I've mentioned a few times now that my very favorite thing to do in the summertime is to sit on the back deck with Jerry, chatting over cold beers, while the kids play in the backyard. We get to talk without distractions and just enjoy each others company.
Jerry is definitely a beer connoisseur, trying every different beer he can get his hands on, but I always stick with a light lager. I don't like anything heavy, or dark, or "hoppy" or any of that mumbo jumbo that Jerry talks about when he talks beer.
From the first sip of the Michelob ULTRA Light Cider, I knew that "thick and syrupy" wouldn't be a problem. It was very light, crisp, and "sparkly". Even though it's an apple cider, it tasted very summery to me. It almost reminded me of a sparkling white wine, only with a crisp apple taste.
It definitely fits into my daily calories--it's only 120 calories per bottle, so about the same as a light beer. It's actually gluten-free, too, which surprised me. I don't know much about gluten, but it seems like it's in just about everything. It's sweetened with stevia, which I liked--I'm not a fan of artificial sweeteners (I don't like the taste)--and stevia is one no-cal sweetener that I actually don't mind.
So anyway, the Light Cider is definitely a nice change of pace to the beer I'm used to in the summer. It kind of reminds me of a girly drink, but not as "foo foo" as, say, a wine cooler ;) (Not that I really care what people think about what I drink--hello, boxed wine!) But I honestly really liked it, and would certainly buy it again.
De-stressing on the deck with Jerry on summer evenings works for me... Which favorite summer meal or activity do you think would go best with Michelob ULTRA Light Cider? One of the serving suggestions is to pour it over ice--I bet that would be good too!
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Michelob ULTRA Light Cider page on BlogHer.com