O'Doul's Amber - Anheuser-Busch
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2.33/5 rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.75
Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass.
Out of the bottle it makes a solid and very clear nice amber orange to bronze body. Nice rising carbonation, and a creamy three finger very bright white head. No lacing or retention but pretty long staying power and manages a decent puck to collar while waiting. Looks like an amber to me.
Smells like one too. Simple mix of sweet caramel, some fruity yeast like esters sort of strawberry, a little toasty light brown bread grain quality. Seems pretty straightforward, no complaints here.
Oh boy is this a surprise on the palate. This tastes like complete malt extract and sweet Jemima syrup. Shockingly sweet and more unexpected since the nose really seemed to deliver some variation. Finishes with some cola sweetness as well which just comes off weird. Thick bodied and syrup feel coating as well.
This comes out more like a caramel soda than a beer. Even for NA brew, it really doesn't offer much, and it's just way too sweet for my tastes.
Serving type: bottle
07-21-2014 22:51:17 | More by smakawhat
O'Doul's Amber from Anheuser-Busch
55 out of 100 based on 181 ratings.