Kaliber - Guinness Ltd.

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Reviews: 98
Hads: 194
Avg: 2.51
pDev: 45.42%
Wants: 5
Gots: 21 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Low Alcohol Beer |  0.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: kbub6f on 08-07-2002

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Photo of mikebraun1225
4.65/5  rDev +85.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Best tasting NA beer I have had so far. way better than O dools and St pauls. my dad who likes Guinness tried it and like it. I would recommend this to anyone. it is a Good malt beer highly recommended they need to make more NA malt beers like this this is an amazing beer.

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Photo of Ramore_1
4.38/5  rDev +74.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Haven't drank a real beer in 17 years although I have tried many NA's like O'Douls, O'Douls Amber, Becks, Sharp, Bucklers and St. Pauli. Kaliber is by far the best I have found to date. I would like to try Clausthaler Golden Amber sometime if I can find it locally. Definitely would recommend Kaliber to anyone looking for a decent NA beer!

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Photo of Onslow
4.23/5  rDev +68.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A truly great beer... has a delicious flavour for a reduced alcohol beer .. the foam level is awesome, lower on the lacing ... flavour is good, even fooled a friend thinking this was a regular beer ... wonderful on a warm day when alcohol is not an option!!

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Photo of RobeerCop
4/5  rDev +59.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

There is no one size fits all when it comes to beer. On an average workday, I prefer to avoid alcohol. Personal preference. I tend to save it for the weekends when I am not working. Come home from work, and what is in the fridge? Kaliber. Thank the beer gods. I enjoy NA beer. It gets a bad rep, but it is evolved. Beer has evolved over the centuries. Maybe NA beer is the next step?... maybe only the whispers of time will tell. I am probably a damned heretic for saying so, but this stuff is much needed. I wish they took high quality beer and removed the alcohol. Yes, Kaliber is not high quality beer. But it is refreshing and super-drinkable.

I'mma gonna have another now....

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Photo of scaliasux
4/5  rDev +59.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Clear dark gold. Fairly tall white head that disappears quickly into a thin film.

Smell - Light honey and molasses scent. Not at all difficult to discern, unlike many low alcohol beers.

Taste - Watered down flavor - as one would expect. Delivers on the scent. Light honey and molasses flavor. No indication of hops. Not spectacular, but not unpleasant.

Mouthfeel - Light. Very crisp.

Drinkability - This beats most low alcohol beer simply by providing something to taste. Doesn't exactly deliver much in the way of beer flavor - but you can't have everything. I'd pick this over the other low alcohols I've tried.

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Photo of elgiacomo
3.84/5  rDev +53%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, unknown date. Served at 45F.

Pours clear amber with a large off white head that leaves some spots of lacing and holds a light cap.

Aroma is some sweet grain, honey, caramel, and good bread/toast. Moderate to good strength and actually rather enjoyable aroma. The bread & toast really come out as it warms.

Flavor is sweet grains, light caramel, bread, finishes with some grassy/herbal notes, a touch metallic. Moderate sweetness, mild bitterness.

Mouthfeel is light-medium bodied, good carbonation.

Ya know...this ain’t bad for a non-alcoholic beer. Certainly smells and tastes better than your typical adjunct lagers, that’s for sure.

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Photo of CaptJackHarkness
3.82/5  rDev +52.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A nice little near beer, crisp, light, slightly sweet, toasted English muffin tasting brew. Another decent thirst quencher for the designated decoy. (Write me if you don't know the joke!)or for when you can't afford to get buzzed out! It is surprisingly beery in flavour, sort of watered down version of Harp.

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Photo of xoqx
3.69/5  rDev +47%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This non alcoholic brew has a clear yet dull copper amber color. There is light retention of a white head and light retention. There is plenty in the nose, unfortunately somewhat more than in the taste. There are smells of honey, nuts, substantial malts, with a bit of a grassy odor. The taste is very bready and grassy. There are no hope to speak of. This brew tastes kind of like wort smells, very malty and light. Tastes more like a beer themed refreshment than an actual beer. The mouthfeel is light and crisp. All that said, for the style, it's an ok non-alcoholic beer.

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Photo of againes
3.68/5  rDev +46.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Of the NA beers that I have tried thus far, this definitely is the best. Imagine a Harp Lager minus the alcohol and you have Kaliber. Very malty aroma and flavor as it is sweet with a bit of hop bitterness. The lack of alcohol results in it being a bit over the top in sweetness. Still, this has flavor unlike the other major American brands; which taste like lemon flavored Perrier.

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Photo of Jason
3.65/5  rDev +45.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz brown bottle with no freshness date, product of Canada.

Appearance: Foamy off white head, clarity is perfect with a dull bronze hue. Lacks in retention as the head slowly disappears.

Smell: Bready sugary malt and grassy hop, smells a bit like unfermented beer.

Taste & Mouthfeel: Moderate body, very crisp with a dry palate. Grassy hop bitterness and a watery sugary malt flavour meld well. Tastes a little like tea with a graininess to it. Dryness sets in well in the finish with a lingering hop and mildly astringent grain.

Drinkability & Notes: Not bad for a near beer, I have memories of high school back in the 80’s of drinking this stuff just because of the taste.

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Photo of jim_b
3.62/5  rDev +44.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

When compared to other NA beers this is tops. So far its as close to real beer as I can find. My wife can't have alcohol in the house so this hits the spot when I'm in the mood and don't want to head to the bar.

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Photo of JISurfer
3.6/5  rDev +43.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I think this is my fav NA beer, handsdown. I discovered it from a friend who was on medication that wouldn't allow him to drink alcohol, so he got this stuff instead. I think that if you can drink this style beer, then you are a true beer lover. It's about enjoying the beer and not drinking to get drunk. Anyways, i was really impressed with the taste. It had a subtle citrus taste going on with the presence of malts. Looking at some other reviews leads me to believe I may have gotten a good batch of the stuff. Sure, it's no highly ranked beer, but it definately has it's pluses. The smell was simialr to most beers of the kind, but had most substance than most NA brews. Just like the taste, there was the presence of malts and citrus, but also had the element of some floralness. If you haven;t had it and are looking for a good NA beer, I say go for it.

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Photo of UncleJimbo
3.57/5  rDev +42.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz brown bottle.

This beer poured a light amber color with creamy, white foam that slowly settled to leave a thin ring on the surface. The smell was surprisingly good: dry caramel and molasses malt aromas. The taste was dry caramel and molasses with some woody and grain notes, and with good, aromatic hops at the finish. Not bad at all for a Non-Alcohol beer. The mouthfeel was dry and crisp with light body and decent carbonation. The malty flavors and light hoppiness lingered. This was a surprisingly flavorful N/A beer, and I will look for it when the need arises.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.51/5  rDev +39.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A crystal-clear, deep-amber body rests beneath a full head of frothy white foam. It slowly erodes to a thin surface covering ; but initially leaves some thin lacing about the glass. The nose delivers a touch of wort-like caramelish malt that's carried over into the flavor, and seems to be the main note of the beer. Otherwise it's clean, and delicately crisp in the mouth. One of the better non-alcoholic beers.

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Photo of Bitterbill
3.48/5  rDev +38.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

It pours a nice deep gold colour and brings close to a 1 finger head of foam. The lacing is good; actually better than many a brew I've had before.

The smell is all cereal grain. Corn Flakes, Post Toasties...I almost want to reach for some milk and a bowl.

The taste follows the nose to a tee, maybe a slightly better perception to my palate than to my nose. Cereal grain with slight sweetness, no bitterness. Not at all surprising, considering the style, and not offensive in any way to my palate and, in fact, has a kind of appeal that is hard to explain. Hey, we are working here with the bare minimum in alcohol content. 'nuff said.

Light bodied with medium carbonation.

Drinkability? I bought a sixer and this bottle sure left the scene in a hurry. I'm not saying that I'd want to drink it every day but it does make for a good change of pace. I think this is a very good Malt beverage.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
3.38/5  rDev +34.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5


Pours a clear straw yellow, half inch of soda like head. Surprising, a little bit of lace.

Aroma is sweet, like dough. A bit like unfermented wort.

Taste has a hint of green apple tartness, chalky yeast tones, and no hop flavor. Malt tastes somewhat like how wort smells, with vague suggestions of watery caramel and mild toasted qualities.

Light bodied, feels like beer. Good carbonation and crisp.

Overall, for a near beer, this rates decently. It's flavors I've never experienced in a beer before, but to style, it's on point. Tastes almost like beer. I would still drink a light lager over this though.

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Photo of superspak
3.38/5  rDev +34.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

330 ml bottle into lager glass, bottled on 4/13/2014. Pours fairly crystal clear deep golden amber color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers, Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of cracker, toast, biscuit, caramel, light nuttiness, herbal, grass, light pepper, and herbal/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of bready malt and earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of cracker, toast, cereal, caramel, light nuttiness, herbal, grass, light pepper, and herbal/toasted earthiness. Minimal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of cracker, toast, cereal, herbal, and grass on the finish for a very short bit. Okay flavor balance and robustness of bready malt and earthy hop flavors; with a dry finish and zero lingering flavors. Pretty bland/watery on flavors but not horrible. Medium carbonation and light-medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and dry mouthfeel that is good. Overall this is a pretty solid low alcohol beer. Solid balance and robustness of bready malt and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. Considering the style, this was pleasant and quite enjoyable.

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Photo of riversider76
3.33/5  rDev +32.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Why do I bother? Wait, I know...Wifey dosen't like me to drink during the week! Pours a nice golden color,with a better head and lace than some regular beers. This review is comparing to other NA's . Light mouthfeel with a better than average taste. Still has that sweet malt taste. If you have to have a NA,give it a shot.

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Photo of ZAP
3.28/5  rDev +30.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A-Deep gold/tan color with a big creamy white head...slighty hazed..

S-Doesn't smell much like a complete beer...has some worty characteristics....sugary...bready...I had this at a bar the other day and thought it had some bock like notes....not getting that as strong today but it leans that direction.

T-Has a sweet worty flavor...bready...

M-Feels watery and thin despite the sweeter flavors and aroma...has the feel of an NA when you drink it.

D-I thought I really liked this at the bar the other day and it is fine...much better than a Sharps or O'Douls, etc...this has a nice sweeter flavor and if you try real hard you might be able to convince yourself this has some "bock" like notes. Overall though the thin body and watery texture keeps this from being a great NA...decent...not bad....a nice change up if you don't want the alcohol but I'd much prefer the Beck's NA which is actually very good.

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Photo of Brenden
3.18/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I see this around a lot and never realized it was a low-alcohol beer. I try this one more or less to expand my horizons.

This brew is a sort of clear, bright copper leaning toward a burnished bronze. Retention of a small, puffy white head is a bit light as is lacing, but each is respectable enough to put this just above the average.
There's a bit of caramel malt on the nose with an unusual touch that typically is some odd yeast characteristic; in this case I have to wonder if it's simply what unfermented yeast smells like. A sweetness is imparted with a strong grains presence filling it out. A touch of hops with an earthy note to it is detectable.
The taste is pretty much the same; interesting yeast notes under a caramel backbone with s strong sweetness imparted and grains underlying. There may be just a very light hops presence, which actually makes it just a touch dryer. Interesting.
Surprisingly, the body is medium, which is more than I expected (not sure why). A moderate carbonation remains throughout. This one is actually quite crisp. I can't say much for smoothness or fullness, but crispness there is. The finish is semi-dry.
Well, this one actually isn't bad, and I'd take it if I was on some kind of diet or for medical reasons.

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Photo of thekevlarkid
3.16/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Out of a bottle this 'beer' was a pale amber color with good clarity and good rising carbonation. The head was two fingers of of-white foam that became a thin cap and left good lacing. The aroma was of cereal grains and sweet malt - think Product 19 Cereal. The flavors were dry at first and the yeast was distinctly similar to Guinness . Then it got sweeter with the cereal grains, a hint of toasted malt and a rather European taste like salt water taffy. The mouthfeel was semi-smooth, the body light and the carbonation medium. As far as the non-alcoholics go, this is probably one of the best.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.15/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a nice medium to dark orange amber. Thin head, but some spotty lacing. Faint aroma of malt and yeast. Taste is sweet and malty with some light grain. I like the malt flavor in this and would consider this any time I wanted a no/low alcohol beer.

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Photo of garymuchow
3.13/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Initially a pleasant nose with light malt and a very quick trace of hops, then it turns to a mix of sour and sweet. Small head that's short lived. Medium gold color, clear and lots of bubbles on the side of the glass, like soda. Light taste overall and rather thin too. Qualities of malt to flavor, a little sweet, with slight dryness in middle to end. Virtually no finish. Seems like something beerish to drink if for any reason alcohol can't be comsummed.

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Photo of BedetheVenerable
3.12/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Presentation: 12oz brown bottle, pop-top; this says it was brewed in the UK; that surprised me

Appearance: Light burnt orange beer with a white cap which is halfway decent for a near beer and fades to a thick ring

Smell: Dead on like unfermented homebrew, about 45 minutes into the boil; ultra fresh, husky grain, just a hint of hops

Taste: See above

Mouthfeel: Light, semi-crisp, and watery

Drinkability: Pretty decent

Conclusion: Since I'm still on my Lenten kick, this is (sadly) the only beer I get to enjoy on St. Patty's day...that being said, for what it is, it's not bad. The only other NA beer I've tried to date is Odouls; where Odouls is very similar to many light macro lagers (but fairly lacking in flavor), Kaliber has much more flavor but it's less "beerish" and more "fresh wort". All in all, not too bad for what it is.

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Photo of BoitSansSoif
3.1/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A-Clear copper w/one-finger head that lasted about 15 seconds.

S-Sweet grain and malty wort.

T-Lots of fruitiness...apple and cranberry, w/sweet malty ale character, and a tired English hop finish.

M-On the sweet side w/robust carbonation. Sweetness lingers.

D-I haven't had a low-alcohol brew in several years...this one was sitting in the fridge for awhile, but it was better than I expected and easy to drink.

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Kaliber from Guinness Ltd.
62 out of 100 based on 98 ratings.