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O'Doul's Amber - Anheuser-Busch

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O'Doul's AmberO'Doul's Amber

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BA SCORE
55
awful

190 Ratings
THE BROS
34
awful

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Ratings: 190
Reviews: 110
rAvg: 2.19
pDev: 31.51%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | 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 08-28-2002)
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andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

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
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

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
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Luiz0930

California

1.25/5  rDev -42.9%

05-31-2013 09:30:19 | More by Luiz0930
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civicm87

New York

2/5  rDev -8.7%

05-30-2013 00:28:08 | More by civicm87
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emd

Pennsylvania

1.5/5  rDev -31.5%

05-30-2013 00:21:56 | More by emd
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Boone757

Maryland

2.5/5  rDev +14.2%

05-29-2013 23:40:35 | More by Boone757
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bumchilly25

British Columbia (Canada)

2/5  rDev -8.7%

05-19-2013 03:44:08 | More by bumchilly25
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Eriktheipaman

California

2.5/5  rDev +14.2%

05-10-2013 14:35:40 | More by Eriktheipaman
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ZEB89

North Carolina

2/5  rDev -8.7%

05-05-2013 13:30:22 | More by ZEB89
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Lare453

Florida

1/5  rDev -54.3%

04-04-2013 01:45:38 | More by Lare453
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -8.7%

03-08-2013 00:22:25 | More by orangesol
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Duesler

Connecticut

1/5  rDev -54.3%

02-26-2013 17:49:45 | More by Duesler
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Exaltedeyes

Quebec (Canada)

1/5  rDev -54.3%

02-17-2013 18:32:24 | More by Exaltedeyes
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snaotheus

Washington

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
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DmanGTR

Florida

2.5/5  rDev +14.2%

02-10-2013 16:31:55 | More by DmanGTR
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zzurn


2/5  rDev -8.7%

02-08-2013 07:39:38 | More by zzurn
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cfinch2

Virginia

1.75/5  rDev -20.1%

01-26-2013 16:12:36 | More by cfinch2
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phishbone23

New York

4.75/5  rDev +116.9%

01-23-2013 19:04:27 | More by phishbone23
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spycow

Illinois

1.75/5  rDev -20.1%

01-17-2013 07:30:31 | More by spycow
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harrymel

Washington

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
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TMoney2591

Illinois

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
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cliff1066

Virginia

3/5  rDev +37%

12-26-2012 06:37:43 | More by cliff1066
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Jimboe


1.5/5  rDev -31.5%

10-10-2012 19:59:04 | More by Jimboe
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tdm168

North Carolina

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
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tfsimpkins

Florida

1.5/5  rDev -31.5%

09-03-2012 02:22:51 | More by tfsimpkins
O'Doul's Amber from Anheuser-Busch
55 out of 100 based on 190 ratings.