Sharp's - Miller Brewing Co.

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139 Ratings

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Ratings: 139
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 1.62
pDev: 43.83%
Wants: 3
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Miller Brewing Co. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Low Alcohol Beer |  0.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 08-29-2002

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Ratings: 139 | Reviews: 47
Reviews by jsisko01:
Photo of jsisko01
4.24/5  rDev +161.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is the first N/A beer I've ever tried.. this will be an interesting review.

Appearance - Pours a clear golden color with a thin, frothy white head that dissipates after 30 seconds. Leaves a very nice lacing.

Smell - Has a subtle sweetness, bread, and grains.

Taste - Just like the smell.. Has a light sweetness and corn flavor, very malty, and buttery bread.

Mouthfeel - Light-medium bodied with medium carbonation. It's very crisp.

Overall - I wasn't expecting much from this before I tried it.. but this is exactly what an N/A should be. It's delicious.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
1.31/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Very light straw yellow appearance, lacking head etc. . . aroma was cooked vegetables, corn.

Taste, water was the most prominent of the alleged 4 staple ingredients here. No hops, malt nope. Strangely, had some kind of burn/heat to it I would normally associate with alcohol, but here? I dunno, defies logic, unless you just say it sucks, that's why.

I don't know that I would let a stray dog drink this.

Photo of AKBelgianBeast
2.8/5  rDev +72.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Can't expect alot out of a low alcohol beer going in, but hey, im bored and beerless in prudhoe bay.

Pours a piss ass clear yellow fizzy typical what you expect pile of corn slop.

Nose is basically dead corn and light crisp...air.

Taste is water with some stale beer smell thrown in.

Nice and fizzy mouthfeel, same as any macro, alcoholic or not.

Drinkability is the same as carbonated water is.

Overall. The same thing you would expect from a macro, just not filling in the least. Lets be honest, you knew what this beer was when you picked it up. For one, its miller, and secondly, its NA. there are decent ones out there, but this one is just...well...what you would expect.

Photo of misternebbie
1.04/5  rDev -35.8%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1

I tasted it! I'd taste it again, if and only if your pointed a loaded pistol at me while I was dying of thirst and promised me a Young's to wash the taste out of my mouth

Photo of Jason
1.33/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Presentation: 12 oz brown twist off bottle with no freshness date.

Appearance: The extremely pale beige tinged straw hue shows a perfect clarity yet the head lacks with a big bubbled froth that disappears quickly.

Smell: Smells of faint corn flakes … nothing else.

Taste: Very watery with an odd neutral starchy flavour that leaves the mouth pasty dry. Tastes like rusty tap water … or should I say Washington DC tap water. Hops are minimal and the malt is MIA.

Notes: Hands down the worst NA beer in the world. A great gag beer … they should sell this one in the joke shops. Sad thing is that the joke is on me this time.

Photo of Rifrafboy
2.45/5  rDev +51.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours like a typical Miller beer. Slight head which goes away fast. Mild carbonation. Taste is of watered down grain (corn?) with only a slight hop taste. Malt is there, just barely. Finishes without any distinct aftertaste. Not bad for an N/A brew. If I took to N/A I might get to like this.

Photo of Thrasher
2.66/5  rDev +64.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

My first foray into non-alcoholic beers. Sharp's was among the cheapest. The beer is a very light platinum and the head is larger and more lasting than any other mass-produced American beer I can think of, alcohol or no. It's the typical smell, too, with a light vegetable and mineral quality. Reminiscent of sporting events. I was truly expecting the worst from this beer, but it actually has some good qualities. There's a reasonable amount of flavor and I'll be damned if it doesn't scratch that beer itch. It washed down a slice of pizza with aplomb. Of course, Sharp's is nothing to get excited about, but if you're abstaining from alcohol (as I am, due to painkillers I am taking for an injury) and are looking for a bargain, this is a good place to start. In fact, the prospect of no alcohol is not as bleak as I imagined. But keep in mind it's been a while since real beer has passed my lips.

Photo of tdm168
2.25/5  rDev +38.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

My first NA. Sold at Total Wine for $.99. Why not?

A - transparent gold with a quick-to-disappear white head

S - non-existent

T - sweet bread

M - crisp, light to medium bodied

This tastes like an ill-begotten dessert. The sweet bread flavor is not welcomed; almost like unfinished pizza dough. If it weren't for my curiosity I wouldn't have bought this. And I won't buy it again.

Photo of EagleTalon
2.99/5  rDev +84.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Giving my liver a break while I am on medication, so more NA reviews...

Pours to a generous white head that lasts and laces. Color is a pale straw. Aroma is weak with slight bread or corn smell. Flavor is weak and grain-forward but not metallic or offensive. Nice grainy aftertaste. Mouthfeel is appropriately carbonated and refreshing, not chalky. Overall not bad for what it is. Does not try too hard, so there's not too much to mess up.

Photo of Padron4KM
1.03/5  rDev -36.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

12 oz bottle. Date code stamped on bottle neck.

Deep golden with a fizzy white head.

Aroma is doughy, grainy.

Flavor is grain and water with a little skunk piss and corn.
No redeeming qualities whatsoever.

This was awful. drain pour for sure.
Thirsty and don't want any alcohol? Drink water. Bad tap water tastes better, than this swill.

Photo of Spikester
2.61/5  rDev +61.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pale gold with one inch of white head and remarkably lots of fine lacing. Nice looking.
Smell is a tiny amount of bread dough.
Taste is pure sweet bready malt.
Mouthfeel is alright with good carbonation.
Overall a malt beverage with the emphasis on malt. I was hoping it would at least have the Miller High Life amount of hops but actually closer to an AB Natural Light N/A.

Photo of mikesgroove
1.83/5  rDev +13%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

at my father in laws you will frequently find these N/a beers and in fact i have traded for a few to give him new choices. this one was just soo off though it was not even funny. pale golden and fizzy light yellow with a relatively absent aroma that only slightly gave a light corn and grain mix. flavor again was like carbonated water with a oxidized after taste. overall one of the lightest tasting and pracically non existent beers i have ever had.

Photo of BlackHaddock
1/5  rDev -38.3%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

The guy that produces this needs a good poke in the eye. It is products like this that give low/no alcohol beers a bad name.

Thank God I was on an 'All Inclusive' deal at the hotel and didn't pay to have this disgusting drink.

This beer was reviewed while on holiday in Tobago and almost ruined the whole two weeks! Very malty in the aroma stakes and a headless lager look about it, it is a malted barley, watery nasty.

Photo of ruzzal
1.25/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Not tasty enough to bother

Photo of Pegasus
2.03/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a light golden color with a modest head and slight carbonation. Actually, the carbonation looks like it belongs with a well-made microbrew, lots of small, slow-rising bubbles. Aroma of cooked cereal and faint hops, not much else. Taste yields fairly sharp, spritzy carbonation, subdued maltiness and some watered down hops towards the finish. It would be fairly refreshing on a hot day, I think. Still, it is a non-alcoholic beer from a macro brewer. This, in my opinion, limits the possibilities of such a brew.

Photo of happygnome
2/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

a: pours a pale golden yellow color with about an inch of head that disappears very quickly leaving not even a trace of lace around in the edge of the glass. There is a lot of carbonation that continues to rise to the top of the beer

s: sweet malt aroma, no balance

t: sweet malt flavor, not balance

m: light bodied beer with a lot of carbonation

overall, this is not a beer that I will sample again

Photo of woodychandler
2.22/5  rDev +37%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

CAN I get some love for the CANQuest and all of its crazy nuances? Well, CAN I?

This began much better than Pabst NA, with nothing going crazy when I cracked open the CAN. It poured with a finger of bone white head that made like Houdini and disappeared before my very eyes! Magic. Color was a pale lemon-yellow with NE-quality clarity. Nose was strangely vegetable-like, reminiscent of farmer's market while in season. I do not think that I have ever encountered anything like this in a beer. Mouthfeel was thin, approaching medium, with a slight bitter bite and lots of carbonation on the tongue. Man, I CANnot get past the smell every time I lift the glass near my nose. The worst part is that the beer does not taste like it smells! How did they achieve this? Finish was slightly bitter, kind of tasty, not bad, actually. Still, it is not going into my cooler any time soon.

Photo of nicksta
1.93/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

It pours a gold color with a little head. The carbonation sticks to the glass and then rises to form lacing on it. The head (what head?) quickly dissapates to a thin, filmy layer of bubbles on the top.

Corn for the smell, ugh. It sent shivers down my back and that is not a good sign.

The taste is actually the best part of the beer. It is very strong on the corn cereal malts and finishes with the taste of corn flakes.

The mouthfeel is light and leaves a little residue on the tounge.

The drinkability sucks. I tried a big drink and started shaking halfway through.

It would make a competent American Macro Lager if it had an alcohol content, but since it doesn't I won't come back. There are better near beers out there.

Photo of BB1980
2.02/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Smellls odd. Tastes stale. Doesn't hold carbonation.

Photo of JoLight
3.84/5  rDev +137%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pale straw color with no head or lacing.

It smells grainy, bready, malty.

It's very carbonated, very crisp and refreshing. It tastes like grains and white bread.

It's not an actual beer, so to speak. But it's a nice beverage if you ask me.

This is a good place to go if you ever need a low-alcohol beer.

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
2.95/5  rDev +82.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Appearance : Pours a pale pale straw yellow color, bordering on clear. The head is 1 finger tall and actually stays around unlike the Coors N/A I tried last night. Lace is left on the sides of the glass.

Aroma : Mashed carrots, yam, peas, potato. A faint bit of plastic. Mostly just vegetal smells. Bleh.

Flavor : A faint bit of mashed veggies which disappears rather quickly and develops into more of a roasted fire corn flavor. Faint club soda and brown potato skin finish off the taste.

Mouthfeel : A bit more present than the Coors N/A that I had last night. Very carbonated, on the heavy side of light bodied, ends sparkling like club soda.

Overall : Not absolutely horrid, I could possibly get used to this for how cheap it is while I heal from my yeast overgrowth. Soon I'll be doing actual beer reviews again, but for now it's time to explore the world of near-beers.

Photo of Sixpoint
1.38/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

my least favorite of the NA beers

Photo of Suds
1.6/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Light, transparent, straw-like color with an unending parade of small bubbles. This brew looks like an average, everyday macro. The head is shallow and fleeting. The aroma is faint and of cereal grains. No hop presence at all. The first taste is actually a little sweet. It’s watery and hollow. On the other hand, compared to a lot of other NA brews, this one has at least some flavor and notable characteristics. It’s not great, but it is better than most.

Photo of DogFood11
1.1/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Extremely light aroma that has a corn husk, adjunct laden taste. Highly carbonated. watery malted flavor finishes it off. Never buy this beer, ever.

For shits and giggles I "borrowed" one from a friend watching the seahawks game on championship Sunday. Apparently a recovering alcoholic he brought "near beer". I don't know about you but without the alcohol it loses its luster. To drink beer that tastes like crap and has no warming effect is pointless.

Photo of Winston3737
1/5  rDev -38.3%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Is there anything less than 1?

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Sharp's from Miller Brewing Co.
45 out of 100 based on 139 ratings.