O'Doul's Amber - Anheuser-Busch
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2.45/5 rDev +11.9%
A - Pours a clear light amber colour, finger of head, little retention and no lacing.
S - Bread crusts, candied sugar and a hint of honey.
T - Sweet corn, buttered bread, candied caramel, apple cider and grainy finish.
M - Medium bodied, smooth and wet.
O - Bearing in mind the style, it's the best sample of the style I've tried, but it's certainly not something many would enjoy. If I'm the DD I'll drink this for fun, but apart from that I'd pass.
06-24-2013 00:49:39 | More by andrenaline
2.53/5 rDev +15.5%
341ml bottle poured into tulip 9/6/13
A clear golden liquid with a few bubbles but a large well sustained three finger foam that has great retention slowly falling to an island leaving a couple partial rings of lace, looks the part
S Styrofoam, and cardboard, reminds me of opening a stryo-shipper from a trading buddy, some pennies and dry malt
T what I smell but with some soggy cornflakes, I might finish it if there was a little booze but this "brews" just wrecking perfectly good water
M feels about right, light bodied with lots of bubbles but I could live without the aftertaste of soggy cereal
O no need to finish this one, if I ever had to quit drinking I doubt I'd tease myself with this
Really? I've gotten to this level of ticking? I'm ashamed of myself, I'm about to drink a big BB aged stout I swear
06-10-2013 05:35:39 | More by wordemupg
2.44/5 rDev +11.4%
12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. I will start off by stating my context: I've never had a low (or non) alcohol beer before, and I have low (or non) expectations.
Pours a clear amber, with a fizzy head, and coarse carbonation. Doesn't look bad, honestly. If I saw it in a glass in front of me without knowing what it was, I'd want to smell it. It smells bready and sweet. It smells like a lager, but sweeter.
Taste is too sweet...some straw. Nothing interesting. Exceedingly boring, but not distasteful.
Mouthfeel is flat (surprising for the apparent carbonation).
Overall, I'm glad this was a "gift" (after I gifted this person a Rochefort 10).
02-13-2013 05:07:33 | More by snaotheus
1.66/5 rDev -24.2%
Best by: unk
It's amber, brilliant clarity and looks still after the quick dissipation of loose light cream foam. Smells sweet with some beefy character and a little tea quality. Taste is metallic with oxidized grains and some oversteeped red tea. Thin bodied with low carb and a astringently abrasive finish. No likey.
01-14-2013 01:19:27 | More by harrymel
2.2/5 rDev +0.5%
Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.
Meh, who needs alcohol? This stuff pours a clear copper topped by a finger of short-lived off-white foam. The nose comprises warm, lightly-buttered bread. Yup, that's it. I know, I'm kinda surprised, too. The taste is grainier, like less polished bread, with a touch of vague fruitiness tossed in for apparently good measure. Then everything is watered down. The body is a hefty light, with a light moderate carbonation and a watery feel. Overall, I'm not sure why they bothered to take out the alcohol here, except to save the company from being derided for releasing a really crappy beer that may actually be able to eventually get you drunk. This stuff, on the other hand, is purposeless.
01-04-2013 23:40:18 | More by TMoney2591
2.68/5 rDev +22.4%
A - see-through amber with a soft, thin layer of pure white head that has decent retention
S - sweet, doughy, faintly metallic
T - bready, grainy, metallic, sweet
M - medium bodied, smooth, well carbonated
The odd metallic notes ruined any chance for this one. There's a nice attempt at a malt presence, but its sweet and there are no hops for balance. This was only $.89 for a single. I bought it for this review. I won't be buying another one.
09-14-2012 08:21:37 | More by tdm168
O'Doul's Amber from Anheuser-Busch
55 out of 100 based on 190 ratings.