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Kaliber - Guinness Ltd.

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168 Ratings

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Ratings: 168
Reviews: 90
rAvg: 2.45
pDev: 33.06%
Wants: 4
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Guinness Ltd. visit their website

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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1.5/5  rDev -38.8%

TheBeerAlmanac, Jun 14, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev +2%

civicm87, Apr 21, 2013
Photo of kojevergas
2.53/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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-

kojevergas, Apr 05, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -8.2%

BGsWo22, Mar 20, 2013
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2/5  rDev -18.4%

Nick_Foltz, Mar 12, 2013
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1.5/5  rDev -38.8%

DmanGTR, Jan 29, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +93.9%

phishbone23, Jan 23, 2013
Photo of Spikester
2.89/5  rDev +18%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Clear amber gold with one finger of snow white head and modest lacing.
Smell is lightly floral.
Taste is sweet and malty with a kiss of euro hops.
Mouthfeel is fine for the style and lingering carbonation.
Overall a bit too sweet for my tastes. Has some apple juice like character.

Spikester, Jan 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +63.3%

Kelmit, Dec 31, 2012
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3/5  rDev +22.4%

Lukass, Dec 29, 2012
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2/5  rDev -18.4%

zrbeer1579, Dec 05, 2012
Photo of SLeffler27
3.08/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Clear golden in a pilsner glass with a thin, foamy white head that is short lived and leaves no lacing. Carbonation streams from within.

The aroma is reminiscent of caramel candy and caramelized sugar, but little else.

Heavily leaning toward a malt flavor profile, only a touch of bitterness can be discerned. There is no real finish in this “beer soda”, however, lots of toasted grain can be found.

The body is thin and fizzy with obviously no alcohol.

Given what this is, it seems a good example of “non-alcoholic” beer. However, it lacks most of what I personally seek from the experience of drinking beer.

SLeffler27, Nov 25, 2012
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2/5  rDev -18.4%

mmilyko, Nov 06, 2012
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1.75/5  rDev -28.6%

sendbeer, Nov 01, 2012
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3/5  rDev +22.4%

ChaelCox, Oct 09, 2012
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2/5  rDev -18.4%

freewill35, Sep 30, 2012
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2/5  rDev -18.4%

NilocRellim, Sep 17, 2012
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3/5  rDev +22.4%

HungarianCount, Aug 11, 2012
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3/5  rDev +22.4%

Newbiebeer, Aug 09, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +32.7%

retreminy, Jul 21, 2012
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1/5  rDev -59.2%

rolltide8425, Jul 17, 2012
Photo of metter98
2.3/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: The beer is clear deep yellow in color and has a high to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high white head that has excellent retention properties and consistently left a thin head covering the surface along with a thick coating of bubbles down the sides of the glass.
S: The smell isn’t very pleasant and has aromas of wort, cracker malts and cereal.
T: The taste is very similar to the smell and also has a slight amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light-bodied (but not really watery) on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The beer looks impressive when poured but after that it’s all downhill. I wouldn’t try this again as there are other low alcohol beers that are much more palatable than this.

metter98, Jul 16, 2012
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2/5  rDev -18.4%

AGoodStout, Jun 19, 2012
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1.25/5  rDev -49%

Gregwa, May 25, 2012
Photo of CFHMagnet
3.08/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A good pour yields a little over half a finger of fizzy white head. Body is a light amber color with a load of bubbles rising bottom to top. Head dissolved to a thin ring in less than half a minute.

Smells odd and malty. Perhaps a little bread or crackers? Either way, it isn't good.

Flavor is light, perhaps bordering on watery, but you get light crackery malt with a hint of pepper and fresh grassy hops. Definitely got your sweet corn adjunct flavor, but you expect that and can't really take points off for it in this style. Not too bad at all.

This is very fizzy. It almost has the body of seltzer water with how light and fizzy it is. It goes down so quickly it takes more sips than usual to get at the flavors.

CFHMagnet, May 24, 2012
Kaliber from Guinness Ltd.
60 out of 100 based on 168 ratings.