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O'Doul's - Anheuser-Busch

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BA SCORE
51
awful

391 Ratings
THE BROS
77
okay

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Ratings: 391
Reviews: 150
rAvg: 2.03
pDev: 36.45%
Wants: 5
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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beerpadawan

California

1.5/5  rDev -26.1%

08-25-2012 19:23:35 | More by beerpadawan
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allengarvin

Texas

2.55/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This pours out a limpid pale pale gold color with no head. The nose is very bland, a touch grainy, with a little sulpheric note I think. Not too bad of a flavor, actually. It's too sweet, with hardly the slightest hint of hops, but it doesn't taste bad the way some some non-alcohol beers do. Very bland. More beery than Keystone Light!

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2009 20:00:06 | More by allengarvin
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bditty187

Nebraska

2.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Sickly pale gold, translucent, minimal animation, underdeveloped soapy white head, no retention, no lace. The nose is uninviting, husky, grainy… funky… smells like Science Diet dog food. Rather flavorless, husky, grainy with a minimal influence of hops or malt… a whisper of cooked vegetables. Quick finish; empty… no enjoyment in drinking this one. Moderate carbonation, medium-light body, this part of O’Doul’s is decent. If you want an N/A try a Clausthaler Premium and if you’re just thirsty, drink water.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2003 13:01:09 | More by bditty187
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LoveStout

New York

1.25/5  rDev -38.4%

06-30-2013 20:57:12 | More by LoveStout
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Pegasus

Texas

3.25/5  rDev +60.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Light golden color with sparkling clarity, a small white head, lively streams of carbonation, excellent lace. The appearance is absolutely correct for a light American lager. Solid malt aroma with moderate hop notes. Taste begins with solid grain flavors and much less of the sticky sweetness often found in NA beers, carbonation stings slightly to good effect. The hops that are present in the aroma are largely absent from the taste, save for perhaps a whisper. Finish is clean and dry. The mouth feel is fairly good. Considering that this is a non-alcoholic beer, it’s a remarkably good effort.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2003 18:58:50 | More by Pegasus
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threedaggers

Kentucky

1/5  rDev -50.7%

03-07-2014 03:10:58 | More by threedaggers
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rye726

Colorado

1.43/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

This was my first and only non alcoholic beer ever. I just can't justify this over water. It looks ok with a yellow color and faint tan head. Neither the nose or taste are anything worth while. Bland bitter grains. The body is light and fizzy like soda. I really will never drink this again.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2008 06:18:17 | More by rye726
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BeerLover99

Illinois

2.28/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

A: pale yellow, more clear, trace head, almost no lacing

S: hops, grain, tricking my nose into thinking its 'real' beer.

T: light grain up front, watery body, not sweet, nor bitter.

M: light body, dry finish

D: Not bad, but the alcohol is clearly the missing flavor ingredient. If one wants to drink beer, but avoid the buzz; just pass on beer. It's not worth the sad calories.

Just above drinking water/liquid bread.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2011 19:36:45 | More by BeerLover99
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Falcone

North Carolina

1.25/5  rDev -38.4%

09-09-2012 00:13:18 | More by Falcone
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Rayek

Colorado

2.48/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: Straw colored brew with excellent clarity and minimal carbonation. Soapy head starts out well, but fades quickly. No lace was left behind.

S: A lot like a macro lager. Rice and straw and little else.

T: Weak but presentable. What flavor there is to be had is dominated by rice and dry malt. Bitterness is there, but adds no taste. Finishes very clean.

M: Ultra-light body has the right amount of carbonation.

D: Not bad for an NA. Pretty much Bud with the alcohol zapped out of it.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2008 19:05:28 | More by Rayek
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bumchilly25

British Columbia (Canada)

2/5  rDev -1.5%

05-19-2013 03:42:29 | More by bumchilly25
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Stinger80OH

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev +23.2%

07-22-2012 13:24:49 | More by Stinger80OH
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oglmcdgl

Pennsylvania

1.5/5  rDev -26.1%

07-01-2014 08:07:25 | More by oglmcdgl
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Adamostella

Washington

1.75/5  rDev -13.8%

11-01-2013 22:51:05 | More by Adamostella
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DogFood11

California

1.53/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Eeeeek ghaaad.... The things I do for you guys....I've had this in the past but had to get it on tap to review for you guys as I feel its my duty. Chili's in westwood had this on tap for a short time and I'm reviewing this off notes, it still raises hairs. poured a flat super clear light golden color with high carbonation. I thought it smelled like a wheat festival. I know what this beer is trying to be but it is awful at acheiving any taste or body that is interesting at all. Drinkability is low as well because its not interesting in th least....no thanks.

Serving type: on-tap

08-31-2005 06:25:25 | More by DogFood11
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MinorThreat

Nebraska

1.75/5  rDev -13.8%

08-17-2013 02:24:57 | More by MinorThreat
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Burt

Rhode Island

3/5  rDev +47.8%

11-26-2011 03:21:14 | More by Burt
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whatname

Pennsylvania

1.75/5  rDev -13.8%

01-20-2014 16:37:19 | More by whatname
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Gambrinus1184

Connecticut

3.35/5  rDev +65%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from an amber, 12-oz. twist-off bottle into a plain, tumbler pint glass.

A: Poured a completely clear, ultra-clean looking light yellow color with a one-finger head of frothy, white carbonation which actually maintained pretty well, but left zero lacing.

S: Crisp, metallic grain and lightly toasted rice.

T: A sharp, crisp bitterness grips the palate almost immediately, giving way to some cooked rice and corn flavors before washing back clean and dry with almost no aftertaste.

M: Exteremly light-bodied, crisp, clean and dry with a pretty grainy, almost sharp mouthfeel.

O: Honestly, not half as bad as some terrible macro light beers I've had. Could have fooled me as a macro light lager of some kind. That said, I'd never reach for it and only accept it as a courtesy to the host. If I couldn't drink at a party, I guess I could find worse things than an O'Doul's.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2012 14:28:22 | More by Gambrinus1184
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Fatehunter

Oregon

2/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Half finger of head. Clear, golden body with a few bubbles coming up.
Smell is a strong metallic and grain.
Taste is metallic with a little bitterness. Nothing really here though.
Crisp texture. Moderate carbonation.
Probably one of the better n/a beers, but then what's the point?

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2012 22:10:05 | More by Fatehunter
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alleykatking

Indiana

1.63/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Poured from 12oz bottle.

A- Pours a very light straw yellow color. One finger white head shows medium retention leaving a small collar on the beer itself. Very light streaks of lace on the sides of the glass.

S- Sweet bready malts and cereal grain. Not much else really going on here that I can tell. It's not really appealing to me although I didn't expect it to be.

T- Sweet bready malts in the front of this clashes with a cereal corn off flavor. Alcohol like flavor comes in but it also coats the tongue in a weird flavor I can't place my finger on. Light hop flavor on the backend with a hint of metallic tinge toward the final ending.

M- Light mouthfeel. Carbonation is good for the style I suppose. Sweet malts and cereal grain left on the palate. Aftertaste is mostly sweet hints of malts and alcohol (which there is so little) along with cereal grains. Light drying on the palate but it's not from the alcohol. Metallic off flavors which are common in a lot of BMC products I know. Flavors are balanced for the style.

D- This beer is not bad for what it is suppose to be. My palate though after first sip started to feel this weird numbing feeling which is why I rated it as low as I did. Not a beer I want to visit again but glad I tried it at least once.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2011 02:02:30 | More by alleykatking
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RoryOMoore

New Jersey

1/5  rDev -50.7%

01-25-2012 20:14:32 | More by RoryOMoore
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jsprain1

Minnesota

2.55/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A- Pale amber/dark straw. foamy head. some persistance to it.
S- Slightly toasted grain. Other than that not much.
T- Grain. That's about it. Nothing offensive, but nothing actively great either.
M- Clearly thin.
D- I can imagine worse. I mean it's not much worse tasting than most light lagers out there... I just wouldn't ever drink it by choice.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2011 07:48:26 | More by jsprain1
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HalfFull

California

3.18/5  rDev +56.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I remember having O'Douls's Amber and heading for the hills. This lighter version seems much less obtrusive.

From a 12 oz. bottle and poured into a pilsner glass, this 'beer' pours a clear straw and offers a thick and soapy head of foam. Retention is miraculously brief however, surrendering to a surface cap in a minute or so. Nonetheless I enjoyed the albeit brief ride.

Typical nose of raw grain and with no negative influences. Touch of nondescript vegetal flavors don't deter. Flavor follows suit and is light and grainy without being too thin. Feel and drink are slightly better than average for the style though there seems to be little variation in that regard in my experience. Like many of the style this is best consumed directly from the bottle or added in short increments to a glass so as to maintain a crisp carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2009 04:45:50 | More by HalfFull
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soju6

Missouri

2.18/5  rDev +7.4%
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
O'Doul's from Anheuser-Busch
51 out of 100 based on 391 ratings.