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O'Doul's - Anheuser-Busch

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BA SCORE
58
awful

162 Reviews
THE BROS
77
okay

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Reviews: 162
Hads: 507
rAvg: 2.34
pDev: 31.2%
Wants: 9
Gots: 45 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Anheuser-Busch visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Low Alcohol Beer |  0.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 08-29-2002

O'Doul's and O'Doul's Amber are non-alcohol malt beverages.

O’Doul’s has a mild, sweet taste with a slightly dry finish. O’Doul’s Amber has a rich, slightly sweet taste with flavorful hop finish.

O’Doul’s and O’Doul’s Amber are brewed as traditional premium beers – fermented and aged to full maturity. The alcohol is then removed through the use of low temperature, low-pressure distillation. This extremely gentle process allows the alcohol to be removed without heating or cooking the beer, which retains the full, rich and delicate flavor and balance of our non-alcohol brews.
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Reviews: 162 | Hads: 507
Reviews by the Alström Bros:
Photo of Jason
3.37/5  rDev +44%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz can with the “Born On Date” on the bottom. The official beer for the confirmed alcoholics of the PGA Tour.

Appearance: One of the palest brews I have ever seen almost the same colour as DC tap water. Minimal lacing ends up holding its ground for a while.

Smell: Good balance between hops and grain, almost smells like a real beer.

Taste & Mouthfeel: Wicked light in flavour, light grain … very watery. Nice crispness within the extremely light body. Did I say light? Yes very light. Not too starchy and very clean in the dry finish.

Notes: I could have confused this with a regular light beer … perhaps one of the most beery NA beers around. (664 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of Psychromatic
3.89/5  rDev +66.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I've tried a few United Statesian NA brews -- Busch NA, Sharp's, and this, so far -- and this is definitely the best of that lot.

It almost, but not quite, smells, feels, and tastes like a real beer. it won't fool anyone into thinking it's the real thing, but if you have to go NA and don't want to pay a buttload for the really pretty good NA (Erdinger Weissbier Alkoholfrei), this is not the worst choice you could make.

in case you're wondering about my curiously-high score, well, I'm rating this as an NA brew, not against real beers. (542 characters)

Photo of SkiBum22
1/5  rDev -57.3%

Photo of SD-Alefan
2.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of DaftPatrick
1.75/5  rDev -25.2%

Photo of BK2084
3/5  rDev +28.2%

Photo of TTripp725
2.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of generallee
2.5/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of Rifrafboy
2.65/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours dry like a typical N/A brew. Decent head with lacing abound. Taste is dry and smooth. Malt is there, mostly from grains and in particular, corn. This a decent example of the type. I would try this again for a good N/A American lager. Best if served ice cold. (264 characters)

Photo of Happy_Camper
1/5  rDev -57.3%

Photo of NilocRellim
1/5  rDev -57.3%

Photo of jiffymon
1.75/5  rDev -25.2%

Photo of Fast169
1/5  rDev -57.3%

Photo of ghostpsalm
4.4/5  rDev +88%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I enjoy beer of all kinds, really. As far as NA brews go, I find O'Doul's one of the best out there. I love the mouthfeel of it, as well as the taste. Many people have tried this when it was in green bottles. THe taste has since improved when they now package it is a dark brown bottle. (The darker the bottle, the more its taste will remain protected).

When canned, it doesn't have as much flavor to it, and has more of a metallic taste. Bottles are easier to find of this, but since the taste has since improved, I recommend you pick up a bottle of this and give it another try. (581 characters)

Photo of Mantooth
2/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of tyleeis
2/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of Dello
2.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of jminch
2.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of HoppySeb
2/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
2.21/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Yellow beer. No head, but loads of carbonation. Aroma was sweet, corn, like Iowa, but worse. I might even discern a light hoppiness.

Taste is like bmc, but worse, I dunno where that light hoppiness went in the nose, but it ain't on the tongue, although some residual metallic bitterness is. I can't rate this 'to style', I don't like the style, and the style it is denatured from is a crappy one to boot, so you're getting like a xerox of a crappy xerox (to borrow from duplicity essentially, or was it the Simpsons?). Its not awful, but it doesn't blow me away either. Light body, no alcohol or hops. . . really, what rating could you expect from this?

Only relative value for this, is clearly if you want a real beer, but for whatever reason (legal, emotional, responsible) you can't.

My dad used to have loads of this crap and Sharps. At .99 cent in the singles pile, figured this would be a good weekday beer. Boy was I wrong, it just left me all pissed off afterwards. (976 characters)

Photo of williamjbauer
1.9/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of valkyre65
2/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of Auraan
1/5  rDev -57.3%

Photo of LXIXME
2.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of johnyb
2.36/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

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O'Doul's from Anheuser-Busch
58 out of 100 based on 162 ratings.