Michelob ULTRA Light Cider
Summer comes fast here in Florida, and the heat of summer lingers past Thanksgiving and into December. So I’m always looking for lighter versions of traditionally autumn and winter flavors like this new Light Cider from Michelob. Blogher recently contacted bloggers and asked if we would like to try Michelob’s new ULTRA Light Cider. I jumped at the chance. l love light and refreshing fruity drinks, so I couldn’t wait to try this one.
Michelob ULTRA Light Cider can be enjoyed straight or over ice. I preferred it straight. It’s a very fruity drink. It’s slightly reminiscent of beer, but much more fruity. If you like fruity beverages, I think you’ll love this. My husband described it as a very light beer that has sour apple candy soaked in it.
The new Michelob ULTRA Light Cider is made similarly to beer, except the ingredients are much different. Instead of using barley and hops like beer, this cider uses apples and is naturally sweetened with stevia.
But it’s nothing like a traditional cider. It’s light, refreshing and perfect for hot summer weather. And the best part is – it’s low in calories.
ULTRA Light Cider has 120 calories per serving – that’s one-third fewer calories than an average of the leading regular hard ciders.
Cider is naturally gluten-free.
Michelob ULTRA Light…
• Tastes crisp, light and refreshing
• Can be enjoyed straight or over a glass of ice
• Offers a less sweet, lower calorie alternative to traditional ciders
• Is naturally sweetened and made from hand-picked apples
“As more people continue to discover cider, we’ve found that many view traditional ciders as either too heavy, too sweet or both,”" said Ryan Moore, vice president of premium lights, Anheuser-Busch. “”This perception has often times limited ciders to a seasonal beverage during fall and winter, but we saw an untapped potential to expand the category as a year-round option. Michelob ULTRA Light Cider fills this void with a lower calorie cider with a milder, but distinct, sweetness that can be enjoyed straight or over ice.”"
This is the first cider Anheuser-Busch has produced and distributed in the U.S. Michelob ULTRA Light cider will be available nationwide (excluding CO, UT, WY and OK) beginning May 7, 2012, and will be available in six-packs of 12-ounce clear glass bottles.
Michelob ULTRA Light Cider has 1/3 less calories than an average of the leading regular hard ciders, 120 cal./serving in light hard cider vs. 180 cal./serving in an average of the leading hard ciders.
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