This is a sponsored post, but all of the opinions are my own.
I’ll be honest: Prior to working on this review, the brand Michelob did not scream “Fine, quality product.” I’m not a beer fan, and even though Michelob’s website, which you can visit here claims they are “crafting a better beer,” I remain skeptical. Fortunately, none of that matters to me, because the past few weeks I’ve been drinking Michelob Ultra Light Cider which – I am forced to admit – is quite delicious.
I often feel left out when my beer-drinking friends sit on our delightful front porch in the warm Chicago weather, drinking their beers. Even if I make myself a mixed drink, the experience isn’t the same. I like to have cider in my fridge; to me a ‘tall, cold one’ should start with apples, not hops or barley. Chicago has a ton of good ciders available in liquor stores, but most of them either still taste too strong for me or have something like 300 calories a bottle. Or both.
It’s at this point I begin to feel cheesy when describing Michelob Ultra Light Cider. It’s good. It’s damn good. It’s smooth, not at all bitter, and only 120 calories. I don’t want to sound like a shill, but this is a drink I’d recommend even if I weren’t being provided with a sample. My beer-drinking friends have trained me to be leery of mass-produced alcoholic beverages. Chicago has a huge craft beer and liquor scene, with tons of options. But this cider is good, even if it is made by a big company. Quite honestly, it’s entered the (very short) list of drinks I ask for when out at a bar or restaurant. It’s also gluten free, which is a bonus for my gluten-intolerant friends.
But what else can I say? This is a good drink. It’s a low-calorie drink. It’s a reasonably-priced drink. And it’s delicious on a hot Chicago day.
As a final question, if you were to make a perfect pairing with a 12 pack of Michelob ULTRA Light Cider, what would you pair it with?