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O'Doul's - Anheuser-Busch

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BA SCORE
51
awful

408 Ratings
THE BROS
77
okay

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Ratings: 408
Reviews: 150
rAvg: 2.01
pDev: 37.31%
Wants: 6
Gots: 15 | 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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soju6

Missouri

2.18/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours a pale yellow color with a small head that fades quickly.

S: mild aroma of malt sweetness and grainy.

T: Taste is similar to the aroma. Mild sweetness and grain. No real bitterness and a slight aftertaste.

F: Light body, crisp and a bit refreshing. Not much else.

O: Could have been worse, decent beverage for "Duty Driver".

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2012 23:16:02 | More by soju6
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Zachtheporter

Wisconsin

2/5  rDev -0.5%

06-24-2013 06:46:53 | More by Zachtheporter
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justintcoons

Pennsylvania

2.33/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a shaker pint.

Appearance
Pale straw with 2 fingers of fizzy head. Excellent clarity and low carbonation.

Nose
Water with a splash of apple juice and maybe a cereal grain or two.

Taste
I can barely taste anything. It's basically seltzer water with the tiniest hint of grain and a drop of apple juice.

Mouthfeel
Light bodied with stinging carbonation.

Overall
It's not really offensive, but at this point you might as well drink a Soda. Not bad for the style though.

Serving type: can

11-20-2012 23:48:43 | More by justintcoons
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Phatz

Pennsylvania

2.68/5  rDev +33.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Stuck in Podunk PA with nothing to drink I wander out to the grocery store after my in-laws are asleep. Of course in PA you can't buy beer in a grocery store and all the bars close early around here so the only thing sold is N/A beer at BiLow. I got O'Doul's and I won't do it again. It is not the most awful thing I have ever tasted but seriously what is the point. Other than cooking with it I see no use. Even there, it is just as cheep to get a regular cheepo beer in a can from the distributor so it doesn't save money. I don't get it? Pours clear, nothing but grain in the nose, little if any taste and very wimpy in the mouth. Simply boring!

Hope this is helpful.
Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2006 07:23:05 | More by Phatz
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Photekut

Tennessee

1/5  rDev -50.2%

05-18-2013 22:37:01 | More by Photekut
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adamette

Ohio

1.93/5  rDev -4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 4.5

Live Review. Odouls poured from a can into a clean, clear glass. "Premium & Extra Smooth"

A Big fluffy head over a straw yellow body with carbonation rising up. Basic look.

S Kind of a fakey pilsner smell, not entirely off putting, some grains.

T The least amount of taste of any beer that I have had. Really, it is water with some grains, maybe some pilsner grains? I have an obligation to give this the lowest rating that I can due to it almost non existent taste.

M Very light indeed. I may even detect a hint of syrupy stickiness but I am really searching for something interesting here.

D Excellent but I will not be testing its drinkability anytime soon.

Serving type: can

05-07-2009 23:16:20 | More by adamette
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Hopmodium

Washington

2.25/5  rDev +11.9%

05-25-2012 16:13:05 | More by Hopmodium
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pmcadamis

Illinois

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

A - Yellow and bubbly, clear and watery looking. Looks like any old macro lager to me.

S - Not much to the nose. Maybe a little waft of hops on top of a lot of ricey notes.

T - Much more full flavored than I expected , but still pretty weak. Tangy hop-like approximations of flavor really aren't that bad. I taste loads of rice, and some quinine-like tonic flavors.

M - Ultra-fizzy carbonation adds bite and crispness, and the light body is really soda-like.

D - Not as bad as I thought it would be. It's by no means good, but this is actually better than Michelob Ultra or Bud Select, and those actually have booze in them. Not a bad choice when you can't drink beer...it's better than soda!

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2007 14:11:43 | More by pmcadamis
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Damian74Shensky

South Carolina

1/5  rDev -50.2%

07-13-2014 22:28:48 | More by Damian74Shensky
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OldTime

Georgia

1/5  rDev -50.2%

03-09-2012 20:42:32 | More by OldTime
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hardy008

Minnesota

1.34/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

Pours clear pale yellow, with a small white head which has fair retention and leaves spotty lacing.the aroma has some grain and not much else. Very bland.

Tastes slightly sweet with some grain and not much else. I didn't expect much, but O'Doul's found a way to deliver even less. Beyond bland.

Extremely light bodied with average carbonation. I can't say this beer is horrible because of bad taste. It is horrible because it has no taste. I was curious to try this once and now I know. I will avoid in the future.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2014 02:43:16 | More by hardy008
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tbeq00

California

2/5  rDev -0.5%

12-07-2011 06:07:43 | More by tbeq00
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buzzy

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev +11.9%

11-04-2013 20:19:26 | More by buzzy
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tbone1384

Wyoming

1.25/5  rDev -37.8%

11-06-2012 04:00:21 | More by tbone1384
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avisong

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev +24.4%

04-18-2012 01:57:53 | More by avisong
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chrispoint

Connecticut

2/5  rDev -0.5%

06-06-2012 05:54:26 | More by chrispoint
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codynevels

California

2/5  rDev -0.5%

11-16-2011 20:59:35 | More by codynevels
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Proteus93

Virginia

2.28/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

This is how I am marking the #500 milestone in reviews :P The opportunity to try a bottle was there, and I figured it was as good a time as any to give it a shot!

A: Pale yellow, though not as light as some others I have come across. It almost looks like it might have some colouring added, as it doesn't seem all that natural in a strange way. A notable finger-high head resting on top with a reasonable retention and an actual trimming of lace that was unexpected.

S: Quite a strong aroma, considering. Quite vegetal, with a fairly notable scent of corn husks and a grain scent - a smell that always reminds me of big bags of puffed wheat or ricecakes. Not really an aroma I have a whole lot of love for, honestly.

T: A very notable rice flavouring - again, very much like ricecakes. Fortunately, I enjoy those, so that's not too offensive. There's a soft, sweet taste to it, which makes it alright. It's not something I can't tolerate, and it's not devoid of flavour which I think, in some cases, is the greater crime.

M + D: It could ease up on the carbonation a little, though it does have a fairly decent density in the body - only in beer do I ever like my bodies 'dense.' It's a reasonable shot, though the rice aromas and flavours seem to be a bit of a move in the wrong direction when trying to reproduce the 'flavours of beer' without the alcohol content. Drinking something that hopes to reproduce such a flavour when not wanting alcohol always seems like a rather unusual idea, too, but that's just me. It was ultimately drinkable, and I wouldn't pour it down the toilet by any means. I just don't see myself going after it again any time soon.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2008 01:19:20 | More by Proteus93
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generallee

New York

2.5/5  rDev +24.4%

02-13-2012 14:43:53 | More by generallee
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Gregwa

Massachusetts

1.5/5  rDev -25.4%

12-27-2011 16:47:02 | More by Gregwa
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Mantooth

North Carolina

2/5  rDev -0.5%

01-16-2013 01:09:56 | More by Mantooth
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Danobold

Texas

2/5  rDev -0.5%

11-28-2012 03:14:02 | More by Danobold
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rorjets

Connecticut

2.25/5  rDev +11.9%

04-03-2014 21:44:42 | More by rorjets
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CraigTravor

Tennessee

1/5  rDev -50.2%

07-20-2014 05:59:26 | More by CraigTravor
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AtLagerHeads

Ohio

2.17/5  rDev +8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Not a bad effort for a non-acoholic beer. Of course there is some acohol, but not much. Certainly not enough to add any flavor or body overtone. The appearance is not that bad, nor is the malty nose. The flavor is actually BTB, but not by much. An OK offering if you've got to have beer, but can't have the alcohol. But in all honesty, what's the point?

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2003 16:19:36 | More by AtLagerHeads
O'Doul's from Anheuser-Busch
51 out of 100 based on 408 ratings.