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Kaliber - Guinness Ltd.

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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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Jhatwig


2.75/5  rDev +12.2%

04-03-2012 03:11:35 | More by Jhatwig
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.18/5  rDev +29.8%

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.

03-21-2012 02:58:50 | More by LiquidAmber
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OldTime

Georgia

1.25/5  rDev -49%

03-11-2012 22:52:23 | More by OldTime
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Mick-e-d


1.25/5  rDev -49%

03-05-2012 22:44:48 | More by Mick-e-d
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jfcaa193

Connecticut

1.5/5  rDev -38.8%

02-19-2012 00:50:42 | More by jfcaa193
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JohnBeerRun

Georgia

1/5  rDev -59.2%

02-05-2012 18:24:13 | More by JohnBeerRun
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justintcoons

Pennsylvania

1.83/5  rDev -25.3%

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.

02-04-2012 20:54:28 | More by justintcoons
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Mantooth

North Carolina

2/5  rDev -18.4%

01-27-2012 16:14:36 | More by Mantooth
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bnes09

Illinois

1.85/5  rDev -24.5%

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.

12-24-2011 03:56:14 | More by bnes09
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JohneHoodlum

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -18.4%

12-05-2011 02:05:56 | More by JohneHoodlum
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blackened1339

New York

2/5  rDev -18.4%

11-21-2011 03:02:23 | More by blackened1339
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codynevels

California

2/5  rDev -18.4%

11-17-2011 05:06:12 | More by codynevels
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nickfl

Florida

2/5  rDev -18.4%

11-16-2011 05:52:10 | More by nickfl
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

3.4/5  rDev +38.8%

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.

10-05-2011 16:55:58 | More by Stinkypuss
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CaptJackHarkness

New York

3.83/5  rDev +56.3%

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.

09-23-2011 00:40:44 | More by CaptJackHarkness
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yemenmocha

Arizona

2.73/5  rDev +11.4%

Pours golden with big head at first, frothy, but recedes to not much. Aroma of sugar cookies on the nose, quite prominent, with some herbal sweet tea. More sugar cookies on palate, simple grains, and light bodied. More sweetness on finish. Seems targeted at the youthful drinker.

09-06-2011 03:45:46 | More by yemenmocha
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ForWhatAlesYou

Minnesota

1.93/5  rDev -21.2%

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.

07-13-2011 20:57:16 | More by ForWhatAlesYou
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elgiacomo

Georgia

3.8/5  rDev +55.1%

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.

07-03-2011 18:16:03 | More by elgiacomo
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MoreThanWine

Massachusetts

1.75/5  rDev -28.6%

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.

06-27-2011 08:44:39 | More by MoreThanWine
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RTJakarta

Kentucky

1.05/5  rDev -57.1%

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.

03-29-2011 08:02:18 | More by RTJakarta
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jmdrpi

Pennsylvania

2.23/5  rDev -9%

mystery bottle code. label says "serve ice cold". not a good sign.

appears a golden amber color with tons of bubbles and a white frothy head. not much aroma, maybe a little caramel.

sorta sweet, kinda like a crappy cream soda or semi-sweet iced tea. really no hop or malt flavor.
not much worse than a light beer.
super high carbonation, thin. sorta like soda, but not much worse than a light beer.

if for whatever reason I couldn't drink alcohol, I'd just choose another beverage. This doesn't taste like beer.

03-25-2011 03:45:16 | More by jmdrpi
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harrymel

Washington

3.05/5  rDev +24.5%

Reviewed from notes verbatim on 10/7/10

A: Thin soapy film of white foam over a golden to amber ale with excellent clarity. No lacing.

S: Smells like orange pekoe and hints of tomato. Herbal, sweet, fruity. I like it.

T: Sweetened, soft white bread with a thin sheet of tomato paste over the top. A sweet beer. I like for an afternoon quencher.

M: Bubbly, light and falls over the tongue and burns the tongue a hint. Okay.

D: Nice Non-Alc. Best I've had.

03-18-2011 08:25:05 | More by harrymel
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deadliest

Texas

1.91/5  rDev -22%

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.

01-28-2011 20:14:36 | More by deadliest
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tewaris

Minnesota

3/5  rDev +22.4%

Poured into a beer mug.

Brilliantly clear, dark golden colored with some white head, poor head retention, but some lacing. Looks like a beer and better than many real beers.

Sweet toasty bready aroma with ugly sulfur notes and the exact same taste with plenty of sweetness, zero hops, sulfur notes and a sweetish finish. Body is very decent, and better than many other regular beers, but manages to stay crisp with carbonation. If you're willing to ignore the sulfur and drink cold and fast enough such that the sweet finish fails to bother, it's a decent drink.

Overall a "not horrible" non-alcohol alternative but I'd rather drink Coke etc.

11-27-2010 04:40:43 | More by tewaris
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Halcyondays

California

2.85/5  rDev +16.3%

12 oz. bottle,

A: Pours a dark yellow with a soapy white head with below average retention, no lace.

S: Light nose, with a hint of Munich type malt.

T: Interesting fruity character mixed with the carbonic acid. Very seltzery.

M: Light-bodied, lightly acidic, very crisp.

D: An solid low ABV beer, worth a shot, has a nice beer character.

10-22-2010 01:08:22 | More by Halcyondays
Kaliber from Guinness Ltd.
60 out of 100 based on 164 ratings.