Heineken = poser, Michelob Ultra = superiority complex


Prefer Heineken? Hmm. A market research group found that people who drink the Dutch beer are more likely than others to believe they are exceptional, and less likely to be modest. Heineken drinkers are also drawn to luxury goods and drive sports cars about 30 percent more than others.

The study, which looked at other common beers, like Budweiser, Michelob Ultra, and Blue Moon, "found specific personalities and mind-sets 'popped' for more than half a dozen branded beer choices." In addition to looking at specific brands, it also evaluated general beer-drinking tendencies. For example, people who prefer craft beers, they found, "are more open-minded than most people, seek out interesting and varied experiences and are intellectually curious."

Don't drink beer? Well, the study has a profile for you too: "People who turn down beer are 50% more likely to call themselves Republican, and are 30% more likely to never buy organic products."

A summarized breakdown:

Budweiser: "42% more likely to drive a truck than the average person ..."


Bud Light: "... lacking in carefulness ... respect authority ... can also have frat boy-like personalities ..."

Michelob Ultra: "They care what other people think about them and want to appear perfect."

Corona: "... have an altruistic side; they care deeply about other people and see themselves as giving and warm."

Heineken: "29% more likely to drive sports cars."

Blue Moon: "They really hate moral authorities, and believe children should be exposed to moral dilemmas ..."

Where do you rate? Compare with where you stand on Minnesota Monthly's cool Pizza Personality test. Maybe your snobby beer side will be cancelled out by your humble pizza preferences.

No word on what drinking from cans vs. bottles vs. tap might mean ...