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Kaliber - Guinness Ltd.

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BA SCORE
60
poor

178 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 178
Reviews: 92
rAvg: 2.45
pDev: 32.65%
Wants: 5
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Guinness Ltd. visit their website
Ireland

Style | ABV
Low Alcohol Beer |  0.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 08-07-2002)
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Photo of phishbone23
4.75/5  rDev +93.9%

phishbone23, Jan 23, 2013
Photo of mikebraun1225
4.66/5  rDev +90.2%
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.

mikebraun1225, Mar 30, 2014
Photo of drinkAK
4.5/5  rDev +83.7%

drinkAK, Apr 13, 2014
Photo of Onslow
4.25/5  rDev +73.5%
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!!

Onslow, Apr 06, 2008
Photo of RobeerCop
4/5  rDev +63.3%
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....

RobeerCop, Jul 29, 2013
Photo of scaliasux
4/5  rDev +63.3%
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.

scaliasux, Apr 15, 2008
Photo of Kelmit
4/5  rDev +63.3%

Kelmit, Dec 31, 2012
Photo of corywalston
3.84/5  rDev +56.7%

corywalston, Tuesday at 04:27 AM
Photo of CaptJackHarkness
3.83/5  rDev +56.3%
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.

CaptJackHarkness, Sep 23, 2011
Photo of Suyash
3.8/5  rDev +55.1%

Suyash, Aug 26, 2014
Photo of elgiacomo
3.8/5  rDev +55.1%
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.

elgiacomo, Jul 03, 2011
Photo of xoqx
3.68/5  rDev +50.2%
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.

xoqx, Nov 19, 2006
Photo of againes
3.68/5  rDev +50.2%
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.

againes, May 25, 2009
Photo of Jason
3.65/5  rDev +49%
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.

Jason, Feb 25, 2003
Photo of JISurfer
3.6/5  rDev +46.9%
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.

JISurfer, Oct 13, 2003
Photo of UncleJimbo
3.55/5  rDev +44.9%
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.

UncleJimbo, Jul 04, 2009
Photo of NeroFiddled
3.53/5  rDev +44.1%
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.

NeroFiddled, Aug 10, 2003
Photo of MinorThreat
3.5/5  rDev +42.9%

MinorThreat, Sep 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +42.9%

Mick7, Aug 01, 2014
Photo of Bruning
3.5/5  rDev +42.9%

Bruning, Jul 17, 2014
Photo of Bitterbill
3.48/5  rDev +42%
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.

Bitterbill, Jan 02, 2010
Photo of Stinkypuss
3.4/5  rDev +38.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Kaliber

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.

Stinkypuss, Oct 05, 2011
Photo of superspak
3.35/5  rDev +36.7%
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.

superspak, Oct 02, 2014
Photo of riversider76
3.35/5  rDev +36.7%
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.

riversider76, Aug 04, 2005
Photo of ZAP
3.28/5  rDev +33.9%
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.

ZAP, Feb 08, 2009
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Kaliber from Guinness Ltd.
60 out of 100 based on 178 ratings.