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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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181 Ratings

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Ratings: 181
Reviews: 107
rAvg: 2.19
pDev: 31.51%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | 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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1/5  rDev -54.3%

04-04-2013 01:45:38 | More by Lare453
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2/5  rDev -8.7%

03-08-2013 00:22:25 | More by orangesol
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1/5  rDev -54.3%

02-26-2013 17:49:45 | More by Duesler
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Quebec (Canada)

1/5  rDev -54.3%

02-17-2013 18:32:24 | More by Exaltedeyes
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2.44/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

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).

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2013 05:07:33 | More by snaotheus
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2.5/5  rDev +14.2%

02-10-2013 16:31:55 | More by DmanGTR
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2/5  rDev -8.7%

02-08-2013 07:39:38 | More by zzurn
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1.75/5  rDev -20.1%

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

4.75/5  rDev +116.9%

01-23-2013 19:04:27 | More by phishbone23
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1.75/5  rDev -20.1%

01-17-2013 07:30:31 | More by spycow
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1.66/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 1.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2013 01:19:27 | More by harrymel
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2.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2013 23:40:18 | More by TMoney2591
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3/5  rDev +37%

12-26-2012 06:37:43 | More by cliff1066
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1.5/5  rDev -31.5%

10-10-2012 19:59:04 | More by Jimboe
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North Carolina

2.68/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2012 08:21:37 | More by tdm168
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1.5/5  rDev -31.5%

09-03-2012 02:22:51 | More by tfsimpkins
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3.25/5  rDev +48.4%

08-25-2012 03:24:36 | More by BK2084
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West Virginia

1.75/5  rDev -20.1%

08-08-2012 19:29:18 | More by dirtyharry2489
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North Carolina

1.25/5  rDev -42.9%

07-31-2012 22:15:39 | More by maketheheartglad
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Alberta (Canada)

2/5  rDev -8.7%

06-16-2012 07:16:35 | More by MrTinnedPEach
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Rhode Island

2.88/5  rDev +31.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz can into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light amber color, with a large white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains light caramelized malts, some fruit and a faint touch of hops

T: The taste starts out with a mild sweetness from flavors of caramel, fruit & honey. Then a hearty but not too heavy malt character comes in along with a very light hops presence to create a decent balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: A little flavorful, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, it’s a fairly decent beer for the style.

Serving type: can

06-02-2012 22:04:18 | More by TheManiacalOne
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1/5  rDev -54.3%

04-30-2012 17:19:00 | More by KevieJames
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1.5/5  rDev -31.5%

03-20-2012 23:56:43 | More by Sailracer
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Manitoba (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

When you want a beer, but just not so near.

Effervescent as all budmilloors are. Head sticks around only because it is bubbling so much. minimal lacing. More like a pale copper than an amber.

Slightly malty in the aroma, but nothing going on really.

Short and kinda sweet for taste. Largely adjunct production.

Hints of dryness lingering in the feel but overwhelmingly bubbly action.

Worth a try, let this be a lesson why alcoholism should be avoided at all costs.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2012 00:25:35 | More by BasementBer
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2.98/5  rDev +36.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pale amber. Pours a medium, airy head. Carbonation is evident.

Aroma: Light, sweet malt, not much to it.

Taste: Rather sweet, typical for a low alcohol beer. The malt is pleasant enough, but obviously there's very little body or depth to it.

Mouthfeel: Medium carbonation (for the style), a bit much for my taste though. Light bodied.

Overall: It's not bad for a low alcohol beer. I've had a few, and none of them are great of course, but they can be drinkable at least. This one is about average.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2012 23:09:52 | More by Arborescence
O'Doul's Amber from Anheuser-Busch
55 out of 100 based on 181 ratings.