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O'Doul's - Anheuser-Busch

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BA SCORE
51
awful

394 Ratings
THE BROS
77
okay

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Ratings: 394
Reviews: 150
rAvg: 2.03
pDev: 36.45%
Wants: 5
Gots: 10 | 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:
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.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 08-29-2002)
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SLeffler27

New York

1.5/5  rDev -26.1%

11-18-2012 00:39:24 | More by SLeffler27
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Arsenal0328

Missouri

1.5/5  rDev -26.1%

04-11-2013 02:13:12 | More by Arsenal0328
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DarkerTheBetter

Pennsylvania

3.6/5  rDev +77.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Received as a gift...

This one pours a brown golden color that is a little too much on the brown side for its own good. There is no head at all, save for a collar no thicker than two or three bubbles.

Smells of lightly toasted wheat bread backed by a dry and crisp snap of ambiguous hops.

Tastes of light grains, like oats and white bread that picks up a dry numbing sting from the CO2 and hops. This transitions over into a light, woody bite with a touch of chrysanthemum and celery. No booze here? Nice!

The body feels bold and dense with a playful buzz of carbonation. Nice.

Not bad at all. Looks dull, but if you're in the mood for slugging a few brews with zero chance of a buzz, this isn't a bad call.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2009 22:04:34 | More by DarkerTheBetter
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guinness33

New Jersey

1.45/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

i really don't understand the point of non-alcoholic brew, but i'll try anything, so here goes: actually poured a nicer colour than expected. still piss yellow all the same but slightly deeper than the standard a-b piss yellow. that's the only thing going for this one, which isn't very impressive. the green bottle brought the exoected skunky flavouring, which prevailed over any other tastes here, which were pretty much non-existant save for a slight hint of maltiness every now and again. watery, watery, watery. not very enjoyable. kinda like (bad) beer flavoured seltzer water.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2003 13:12:50 | More by guinness33
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bmur112

Maryland

2/5  rDev -1.5%

11-15-2011 21:51:20 | More by bmur112
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nrs207

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -50.7%

02-16-2012 07:57:08 | More by nrs207
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phishbone23

New York

1.25/5  rDev -38.4%

01-23-2013 19:04:58 | More by phishbone23
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russwbeck

Virginia

2.08/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A: Enjoyed straight from the bottle at work while watching NFL Playoffs (Stillers!). Brown bottle, seems to be very see-through. Decent amount of carbonation as seen from the bubbles in the bottle.

S: The smell is pretty poor. Wheat, straw, malt. Can't I smell much difference between this and something like Natty Light.

T: Grainy and sweet up front, with a really offensive maltiness on the backend. Really a horrid aftertaste. If it wasn't for the aftertaste I might actually, dare I say this, like it. It just sits on the palate well after the sip has been taken and is very unpleasant.

MF: A little heavier body than I thought it would have, still light, it isn't as crisp. Medium carbonation. Would be very drinkable, again, if it wasn't for that aftertaste.

O: This wasn't all that bad. Do a blind taste test with this and a number of beers like Natty Light and I bet you'd be surprised how close it is.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2012 21:56:30 | More by russwbeck
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GonzoHomebrewer

Massachusetts

1.25/5  rDev -38.4%

04-27-2014 04:31:40 | More by GonzoHomebrewer
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mctizzz

California

2/5  rDev -1.5%

06-30-2014 23:01:00 | More by mctizzz
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pisano

Massachusetts

1.5/5  rDev -26.1%

07-01-2014 17:15:42 | More by pisano
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doucmehu

Wisconsin

1.5/5  rDev -26.1%

01-19-2012 23:12:27 | More by doucmehu
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Stoffel

Texas

2/5  rDev -1.5%

01-05-2012 04:45:57 | More by Stoffel
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TheBigBoy

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev +23.2%

06-15-2014 15:05:46 | More by TheBigBoy
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mschofield

Massachusetts

2.17/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

So I think, I've never had a non-alcoholic beer, why not..
This actually did pour a respectable color, amber with a white kind of rocky white head. Appearance wise this is far better than most AB products.
Sulfur in the aroma, malty-sweet.
Malty-sweet taste is way too sweet, but does have a beer character. Very light feel, just a touch bitter. Not horrible, I could deal with drinking it. Would work well for a macro drinker. This does come across as beer, more so than say Miller Lite, or Michelob Ultra.
I prefer Goya's Malta soft drink, it's not brewed but made from malt and hops, they just don't add the yeast.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2004 22:43:20 | More by mschofield
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civicm87

New York

1.5/5  rDev -26.1%

05-30-2013 00:28:30 | More by civicm87
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CGMLS3

Florida

1.25/5  rDev -38.4%

07-14-2013 22:42:24 | More by CGMLS3
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tfsimpkins

Florida

1.5/5  rDev -26.1%

09-03-2012 02:22:45 | More by tfsimpkins
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irishkyle21

Ontario (Canada)

1.5/5  rDev -26.1%

01-16-2012 14:52:09 | More by irishkyle21
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Bendurgin

Maine

1.73/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

Snagged a botte the other day because it was a dollar for the single and I thought it was a great idea. Poured into a pint glass. Pours a hazy golden color with a fizzy white head that settles quickly. Lots of visible carbonation.

Standard BMC lager aroma here. Corn and that beer aroma that you would associate with the big guys. So well all know how adjunct lagers kind of suck by nature. And how light lagers tend to suck even more by nature. Just make those suck a lot more and this is what you've got. Flavorless swill is all I'm drinking right now. There is a very faint sweet corn flavor and it's a little bitter to the end but this is just no thrills at all.

Standard feel here. Light body with lots of carbonation. The problem is I can taste it when it's in my mouth.

Seriously, I want my dollar back.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2011 01:41:49 | More by Bendurgin
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touchmeimsac

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev +47.8%

11-20-2011 21:00:08 | More by touchmeimsac
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VonZipper

New York

1/5  rDev -50.7%

06-03-2014 02:28:33 | More by VonZipper
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scottbrew4u

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -1.5%

03-20-2014 14:00:17 | More by scottbrew4u
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valkyre65

Texas

2/5  rDev -1.5%

12-11-2011 12:28:21 | More by valkyre65
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Ajlvt

Washington

2.5/5  rDev +23.2%

08-26-2013 03:24:14 | More by Ajlvt
O'Doul's from Anheuser-Busch
51 out of 100 based on 394 ratings.