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Kaliber - Guinness Ltd.

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BA SCORE
64
poor

97 Reviews
THE BROS
83
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Reviews: 97
Hads: 192
rAvg: 2.62
pDev: 30.53%
Wants: 5
Gots: 19 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Guinness Ltd. visit their website
Ireland

Style | ABV
Low Alcohol Beer |  0.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 08-07-2002

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Reviews: 97 | Hads: 192
Photo of tjd112
1/5  rDev -61.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Had this at some dive in Syracuse, New York

Appearance - Pours golden straw colour with fast dissipating head, little to no lace

Smell - Corn, corn, corn

Taste - Corn, corn, corn

Mouthfeel - Light and fizzy, like seltzer water

Drinkability - Nay

Overall - if I want something fizzy and low alcohol, I will go with a soda, thank you very much (347 characters)

Photo of beerguy101
1/5  rDev -61.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Lt brown color, medium head. Sweet, near fruity taste, somewhat cider like. Some malts, no hoppyness. Mouthfeel is thin. Very little flavor, taste is thin. There is an off taste, not able to identify. Finish is slightly sweet. Aftertaste has some maltyness to it. Not much to this beer, no alcohol and NO beer taste. BAD BEER! (326 characters)

Photo of RTJakarta
1.06/5  rDev -59.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Pours (Yes, I seriously poured this.) a nice golden yellow with a frothy off-white head and an impressively surprising amount of lacing for this style. This is actually my first non-alco beer.

Sounds like corn and wheat. Both hilarious and disgusting.

Oh my God, this taste is awful. It's like dirt and stale yeast. Taste kind of like my least favorite beer (Killian's).

Light body, of course.

Terrible. Don't know why anyone would drink this. (447 characters)

Photo of JDV
1.06/5  rDev -59.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Very pale clearish, orange amber color. Frothy white head that faded quickly. Oddly sweet malt smell. kind of plasticy bandaid-ish, medicinal sweetness. Tastes like a honey dipped band-aid. Strange, unnatural, and I would rather have a coke poured in a beer bottle if I wanted people to think I was drinking beer without drinking beer. Awful. I can't believe the ratings are even this high. (390 characters)

Photo of Sigmund
1.09/5  rDev -58.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

330 ml green bottle, bought in Sweden. Crystal clear very pale yellow colour, big to moderate white head. Typical n/a beer aroma of over-boiled vegetables and baby maize porridge. Thin and watery mouthfeel. The flavour has notes of over-boiled vegetables and wet cardboard, hardly any bitterness. Terrible. (306 characters)

Photo of rastaman
1.1/5  rDev -58%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Pretty bad, but slightly drinakble surprisingly, very thin watery texture, a bit fizzy and just not much happening in the end, sorry, its hard to write much about this one. (172 characters)

Photo of dewalt
1.49/5  rDev -43.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

I had high hopes for Kaliber, since it's brewed by the makers of Guinness. Alas, I was disappointed. Kaliber boasts a strong, sickly sweet aroma of wort, kind of a hay-like barnyard smell. It tastes sweet too, with hints of corn, but mostly just like sugar water with hay in it. In a word: gross. (296 characters)

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
1.58/5  rDev -39.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

I actually bought this upon viewing the scores for comparable non-alcoholic beers. A "poor" rating actually equates to being halfway decent to me in this category, i.e. drinkable. So I picked up a 6 pack.

Appearance : The head is about two fingers, receding to a thick ring leaving lacing behind in wisps and tattoos. The body is amber colored, about 80% transparent. Looks extremely promising so far.

Aroma : Bouquet is faint, very weak. What I do smell here is some old pine sol, perhaps dried onto aged wood, and some slight strained carrot. Not incredibly lucre.

Flavor : This is like a bad mash up of blended baby food and hop leaf. Yuck. No thanks.

(Mashed carrots, and then bitter and rotten garbage hop. Those are the only two flavors here)

Mouthfeel : At this point I don't even care. It's light to medium bodied, well-carbonated...whatever.

Overall : Using the rest for target practice. This totally sucked and tasted like feet. Pass! (953 characters)

Photo of dfillius
1.6/5  rDev -38.9%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Poured into a pint glass
A: Aggressive pour yields 3/4 finger white head with good retention. Clear golden colored liquid. Decent though fizzy.
S: Grainy, no hop character whatsoever. Smells like wort. Yikes
T: Like nougat or a candy bar. Cloying. Where are the hops? Ugh. I can't stomach it.
M: Sweet, prickly, watery
D: Horrible. Stomach turning. I poured it out after two sips. The N/A in the name might come from the brewer writing n/a on the sheet asking what type of beverage this is - the term beverage is not applicable. (528 characters)

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
1.65/5  rDev -37%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Jeez, I have to stop drinking stuff just because its part of a variety pack.

This looks like a BMC. Pale yellow, the smell of cornish "malt", instead of the smell of alcohol, its just stale corn. Taste, more of the same. Like baby food. Like creamed corn w/o salt or sugar added.

Mouthfeel = nothing desireable, maybe a bit of corn on the cob. Thin. Drinkability, this probably comes closer to drinking water than any beer I've ever had. (440 characters)

Photo of avalon07
1.66/5  rDev -36.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 1.75

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a brown color and a clear consistency. There was an inch of foamy head that lasted a fair amount of time. Good lacing.

S: A truly nasty-smelling beer: An over abundance of malt, combined with corn, bread, and a sweet quality.

T: As disgusting as the aroma was, the taste was worse: Too much malt, an almost chemical taste, a wet paper bag quality, corn, and a cloying sweetness. Very much a repellant flavor that falls flat.

M: A decent amount of carbonation with a prickly finish. Light-bodied.

O: I tried Kaliber basically for the sake of trying a low alcohol beer (I don't dismiss anything out of hand). NA beers are unpopular for a reason, and not just for the reason that it won't get you drunk. This is a poorly made brew in all respects. (793 characters)

Photo of bark
1.69/5  rDev -35.5%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

The colour is gold, the large foam sinks slowly down to a finger thick uneven head.

The smell is strong with sweet flavours of oats and roasted malt. It is bitter and very artificial – chemical.

The taste is bitter and sweet, it tastes a bit like carbonated treacle with bitter hops. The aftertaste is similar to toffee ice cream sauce with some bitterness.

The carbonation is strong, almost sharp, and short. (421 characters)

Photo of MoreThanWine
1.72/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Poured a 2" white head which dissipated completely. Clear straw yellow in color. Smell has a little hint of malt and grain but it also has a sort of soapy smell which turned the lady of the house off immediately. Taste has sour malt. The body is watery. Hey, this has much more flavor than the average non-alcoholic beer (and mind you, it does have alcohol, .5% of it) but it's no more than a shadow of real beer. (413 characters)

Photo of brdc
1.73/5  rDev -34%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Small capped bottle, poured into a pint glass.

It is hard to judge this beer. As far as low alcohol beer is concerned, it is well above average. As far as beer is concerned, it is a bit above horrible.
Light golden, slightly hazy, white head with low average retention. Smells like grains, corn particularly noticeable.
Light on the palate, with a grainy taste that dissipates in seconds. A soda tastes a lot better. (419 characters)

Photo of cypressbob
1.77/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

440ml can

Pours with an insipid straw yellow body, slight fizzy head with little retention

Smell, slightly malty, some hint of adjunct, slightly off

Taste, not very pleasant, slightly malty, some hint of corn

Not worth drinking even if u are driving, avoid (268 characters)

Photo of bewareOFpenguin
1.8/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Grabbed this one by mistake out of a friend's refrigerater. Immediately spit it into the sink. Did not taste like beer, but wather like a "tea" product. Avoid at all costs. (172 characters)

Photo of justintcoons
1.86/5  rDev -29%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Poured into a pint glass.

A: Pours straw/gold with 1 finger of white head that dissipates quickly. Excellent clarity and low carbonation.

N: Tomato soup and toasted crackers. Seriously.

T: Tastes like liquid crackers. A mix between butter and vegetable oil upfront. The toasted crackers come in mid-palate. Finishes with a sweet vegetal acidity that's akin to tomato soup along with some corn. It tastes pretty disgusting.

M: Light-medium bodied, creamy, tingly with carbonation and clean.

O: Not really sure how this compares to other NAs but it is extremely unpleasant. It's rather hard to force this swill down. (619 characters)

Photo of bnes09
1.88/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Light bronze and transparent. Minimal to no head. Can see some bubbles rising to the top.

Smell is odd with tart apple and Subway bread notes.

Weak bread character in the taste is overpowered by an odd sour apple flavor. No hops. No balance. Just bad.

Super light feel. Some bubbles. Slick and clean with no texture.

Not good at all. Might be ok for a non-alcoholic beer but I have not tried enough to make a good comparison. Drain pour. (441 characters)

Photo of deadliest
1.91/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Part of a mix 6, didn't realize I picked up a non-alcoholic until I opened this. Oh well, never tried one before.

A: Pale straw color. A soapy head that dies down quickly.
S: Smells like deer corn. Funky.
T: Not as bad as the smell, more like creamed corn than deer corn, but then again I've never tried eating the deer corn...
M: Fizzy and dry.
D: I need to look harder at the bottles I throw in my next random pick-6. Blurgh. (429 characters)

Photo of ForWhatAlesYou
1.93/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

12 oz bottle into a pint glass

A: Little to no head. Pale off amber in color, light golden tones.

S: Cardboard, soy, sweetness (like teriyaki?).

T: Weird. Tastes like a lot of gluten free beers I've tried. Honey, teriyaki, apricot, copper, sour tinge, bagel.

M: High carbonation. Thin.

D: Maybe one of the better N/As out there but not for me. (348 characters)

Photo of jujubeast6000
1.94/5  rDev -26%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Reviewed 3/12/2009 (Tap @ Flying Saucer, Houston, TX):

Pours a pretty clear orangish off-brown color body, with a small creamy off-white head. Funky aroma, some maltiness and some funk. Berry aroma. Blueberry. Strong ripe blueberry pancake smell. Tastes like blueberries, very carbonated. Thick carbonated taste, soda water harsh. Light sweet taste. Better than water? Maybe. (376 characters)

Photo of pentathlete
1.94/5  rDev -26%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Dark brass with a big-bubble head. Nose is dirty dishwater that someone dumped a stale beer into. Taste is malty and sweet. Beer soda. The mouthfeel is quite thin and tastes like bad soda water. Not very drinkable...the sweetness is tough to deal with after a few sips. (269 characters)

Photo of Vancer
1.95/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

A NA brew, just for shits and grins – well, a lot more shit than grins. Good grief, NAs are bad. Clear amber brown brew, minuscule head that quickly died, leaving brown crap water behind. A nasty, meaty and grassy aroma drifted towards my nose, and the taste – whoo. It was somewhat a candy apple followed by a vinegary aftertaste.

Extremely tangy, sharp and crisp – to take your mind away from the off tastes. This was a real struggle to finish! But as the label advises: “Serve Ice Cold” . No argument there. I can’t imagine people drinking this stuff to avoid alcohol – better to just drink a diet coke with lime to blend into a social situation. (659 characters)

Photo of putnam
2.02/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Says to serve it "ice cold"
brownish orange.
It smells like decent Indian black tea with a little sugar stirred in.
Dry, slightly sour, with green orange acidity and lots of cereal box flavors.
What's wrong with just drinking water? Not enough calories? I could think of better things to do with grain, like, making bread for example. (338 characters)

Photo of Whiteweasel
2.04/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Wasnt terribly impressed with the color, but when poured in a glass, it left a nice creamy head which was enjoyable. As the head went down it left nice lacing on the side. A pleasant surprise right before drinking it. Like the calm before the storm.

Smell: Not a very good smell. Admittedly not horrible, but pretty skunky. Smells like old beer without the stale alcohol smell. Unappetizing.

Taste: An unfortunately terrible taste. Tastes extremely sweet and malty with a stale bitterness from what I can only imagine is an attempt at hoppiness. It tastes like club soda or hard water with more grainyness thrown in. This tastes like I hate to say it, but I'd much rather be throwing back a Busch Light or something equally cheap and shitty. Ick.

Mouthfeel: Average. Nothing good or bad about it. Doesn't leave a great aftertaste. Somewhat stale.

Drinkability: Not very light and not very refreshing. However it could be worse. That being said, I still wouldnt grab one of these if I was very thirsty

Honestly, if its between this or no beer at all...I hope youre not too thirsty. Look for other options in NA Beer (1,131 characters)

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Kaliber from Guinness Ltd.
64 out of 100 based on 97 ratings.