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Kaliber - Guinness Ltd.

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KaliberKaliber

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BA SCORE
60
poor

164 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 164
Reviews: 90
rAvg: 2.45
pDev: 33.06%
Wants: 4
Gots: 7 | 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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Dope

Massachusetts

2.33/5  rDev -4.9%

No bottling date.

A: Pours a crystal clear red/amber. Tall, frothy white head. Head fades slowly with heavy lacing and great retention.

S: My first thought upon sniffing it was green tea, oddly enough. I'm not sure why. There is a bready sweetness to this as well.

T: Huh. Some malty sweetness but again with the tea. Some ...steamed vegetables in the finish and aftertaste. Bleagh.

M: Pretty thin as you'd imagine. Higher carbonation leaves it prickly.

O: I poured this one out pretty fast. Lots of tea and vegetables. And neither in a good way. Whew. One of the worst I've ever had.

04-03-2014 03:27:56 | More by Dope
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mikebraun1225

Pennsylvania

4.66/5  rDev +90.2%

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.

03-30-2014 16:17:37 | More by mikebraun1225
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threedaggers

Kentucky

3/5  rDev +22.4%

03-07-2014 03:47:45 | More by threedaggers
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jazzyjeff13

United Kingdom (England)

2.68/5  rDev +9.4%

A 330ml bottle with a BB of Feb 2014. The label claims less than 0.05% ABV. Picked up a little while back from a discount store.

Poured into a straight pint glass. A clear pale-gold colour with faint floating sediment and plentiful carbonation. Forms a large head of creamy white foam that persists for a few minutes before reducing to a thick surface layer. Some lacing. Aroma of sweet stewed grain and little else; perhaps a touch of cooked veg/leaves. Unimpressive.

Tastes of steamed grain with a mild finish. Notes of grain, unfermented malt, faint caramel, overcooked veggies and a hint of stewed leaves. Slightly sweet, with a very weak bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is light and tingly, with spritzy carbonation and a thin, watery body. Aftertaste of cooked grain.

Not very wonderful. I know alcohol-free beer is there to meet a specific need, but this is just gross. Looks decent - this is the best thing about it. The aroma and flavour consist primarily of sweetish stewed-grain and a hint of cabbage water. Watery body. Lacking in substance and character - if I needed to avoid alcohol I don't think I would choose this. Give it a miss.

02-28-2014 22:52:09 | More by jazzyjeff13
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Lane_in_ID

Idaho

2.5/5  rDev +2%

02-16-2014 04:44:51 | More by Lane_in_ID
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chefdave37

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev +22.4%

02-11-2014 01:41:02 | More by chefdave37
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drummermattie02

Texas

3/5  rDev +22.4%

02-04-2014 15:23:37 | More by drummermattie02
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acurtis

New Jersey

1.5/5  rDev -38.8%

01-22-2014 22:55:31 | More by acurtis
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mralphabet

Virginia

2.95/5  rDev +20.4%

12 oz bottle poured into pint glass

A: Nice amber color with a big fluffy white head that settles to nothing with no lacing.

S: I'm getting sweet grainy malt.... No hops at all, good news is I'm not getting corn in the sweetness.

T: No bad, matches the smell.... Sweet malt, hanging on the caramel side.... Really much more flavor than I was expecting from a NA brew. Clean finish.

M: Light bodied with lots of carbonation, has a nice clean aftertaste.

D: It is a NA beer but is really not too bad. So if you are looking for NA, this one is worth a look.

(From Notes)

01-20-2014 02:08:59 | More by mralphabet
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anhigdon

Kentucky

1.5/5  rDev -38.8%

01-17-2014 18:51:17 | More by anhigdon
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

1/5  rDev -59.2%

12-26-2013 03:57:02 | More by ygtbsm94
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BillRoth

Maryland

2.5/5  rDev +2%

11-29-2013 21:59:01 | More by BillRoth
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digitalflood

New York

3/5  rDev +22.4%

11-12-2013 01:16:51 | More by digitalflood
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MinorThreat

Nebraska

3.5/5  rDev +42.9%

09-09-2013 19:29:24 | More by MinorThreat
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dfhhead25

Pennsylvania

1.75/5  rDev -28.6%

09-09-2013 14:12:42 | More by dfhhead25
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tommy5

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev +2%

09-04-2013 17:30:31 | More by tommy5
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djrn2

New Jersey

1.5/5  rDev -38.8%

08-31-2013 22:19:58 | More by djrn2
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AngusOg

North Carolina

2.25/5  rDev -8.2%

08-02-2013 03:47:02 | More by AngusOg
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RobeerCop

Michigan

4/5  rDev +63.3%

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....

07-29-2013 03:03:27 | More by RobeerCop
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev +22.4%

07-24-2013 01:19:54 | More by ejimhof
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kingmaker

Louisiana

1.75/5  rDev -28.6%

06-23-2013 17:05:35 | More by kingmaker
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

1.5/5  rDev -38.8%

06-14-2013 00:04:06 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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civicm87

New York

2.5/5  rDev +2%

04-21-2013 02:52:32 | More by civicm87
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kojevergas

Texas

2.53/5  rDev +3.3%

It was only out of my devout faith in Guinness that I picked this up. .50% ABV confirmed. "Malt Beverage." "Serve Ice Cold." 71 Calories. 10.3g Carbohydrates. 0g Fat. 1.4g Protein. "Imported by Diageo Guinness USA, Norwalk, Connecticut." "Product of UK." "Bottled by Diageo Great Britain, Ltd., Runcorn, UK under license from Diageo Ireland." In other words, this isn't from the Canadian Guinness producer. 12 fl oz bown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a Uinta pilsner glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are average.

Served cold, straight from the fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a two finger beige colour head of bad cream, decent thickness, and above average (~3 minute) retention. Body colour is a clear translucent pale copper of average vibrance. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Pretty standard looking, but not pale and weak like most low alcohol beers. I'm excited to try it.

Sm: Very festbier-esque. Caramalt, heavy grainy character, corn adjunct, mild floral hops, and a bit of pale malt. Malted barley. Clean and generally appealing, but boring and bland. No yeast character or alcohol is detectable. Somewhat artificial and treated. A mild strength aroma.

T: Graininess is dominant. Some corn/grain adjunct rounds it out. Mild floral hops. Light grass. Malted barley. Caramalt. It definitely comes off artificial and constructed, but it's still not awful. Balance is okay. Build is okay. I wouldn't quite say I like it, but there's nothing overtly horrendous about it. Decent all around, if bland and boring.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Overcarbonated. A bit thin. Definitely weak. Horrid presence on the palate. Doesn't really suit the flavour profile all that well.

Dr: Drinkable but forgettable. A rather pedestrian beer. That said, if you're looking purely at low alcohol beers, it's rather flavourful. I might get it again in some fictional scenario in which I have to have a non-alcoholic beer, but otherwise I won't be revisiting this one. I love a lot of Guinness products, but this is not one of them.

Low C-

04-05-2013 06:48:04 | More by kojevergas
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BGsWo22

New York

2.25/5  rDev -8.2%

03-20-2013 22:53:14 | More by BGsWo22
Kaliber from Guinness Ltd.
60 out of 100 based on 164 ratings.