Kaliber | Guinness Ltd.

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64
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214 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Guinness Ltd.
Ireland
guinness.com

Style: Low Alcohol Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 0.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by kbub6f on 08-07-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
214
Reviews:
106
Avg:
2.51
pDev:
31.47%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
26
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 214 |  Reviews: 106
Photo of Johncnh
2.43/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of davisrs
1.31/5  rDev -47.8%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1

Comparing only NA beers, not my favorite Sierra Nevada Pale Ale.

Has a nice golden amber color.
Starts off with a great 3 finger head, diminishing to a ring after a few minutes.
The aroma is that of burnt grass and marshmallows or corn in my pellet stove??!!
The taste is a combination of sweet, like marshmallow, yet very bitter, like burnt grass or grain ... not a pleasant piney/citrus bitter like ale.
The feel is light, very little apparent body, but possibly masked by the negative attributes.
Leaves a bitter burnt aftertaste in the back of the palate.
This was a very disappointing taste test compared to other NA beers and full bodied ales (have not found a NA ale, yet) that I have taste tested

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Photo of moon_dog
2.75/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Tastes are subjective. This near beer is too sweet for my particular taste. it isn't bad, but I prefer something else when it comes to non alcohol beers.

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Photo of gshak
3.32/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Benjolovesbeer
2.2/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of rodbeermunch
2.08/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

If you ever had a Budweiser and thought, yeah, but I wish this was non alcoholic, well here you go. Comes in AAL/BMC yellow. 1/2" white head. Plenty of corn not barley feels in the nose. Old corn. You call it maize.

Taste is again a bunch of corn. And I don't know if this has any whatsoever, it just comes off that way. Like a cream ale with 50% barley/50% corn. I really don't know who the target market is for this stuff, but it isn't me.

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Photo of PMarcy78
2.26/5  rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of jwc215
3.42/5  rDev +36.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours bronze with a fluffy white head. Some lacing sticks.

The smell is of lightly toasted grain and grass.

The taste is of watered down grain with a touch of balancing grassy hops.

A bit watery, but still has a decent malty body for the style.

For the style, this isn't bad at all. A watered down version of a decent Euro Pale Lager. Not a bad choice at all if you want the characteristics of a beer without the alcohol affect.

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Photo of Pens1967
3.1/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of mikr
2/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of SaltofOH
3.08/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Bottle dated L6018gf004 FL 01:58. Go figure. DFH tulip.

A: pours a dark gold with lots of carbonation and one finger of very foamy, soapy off-white head. Laces and retains like a champ! A thick scum of bubbles retains right to the end, and lacing is probably the best I've had from a lager in months.

S: really malty, slightly yeasty/sour. Really smells like fresh commercial white bread. Maybe a hint of some orange blossom honey, but that's a stretch.

T: really tastes like, well, bread. Like fresh white bread. Like Sunbeam or Wonder bread.

M: it's definitely a lager, but a malty one. Carbonation fills the mouth, but isn't biting.

O: I have never had a N/A beer before, so I have no basis for comparison in the style, but this is not bad. Really lacking in flavor, but appearance and texture are excellent by any standard. If you're driving, wanting to cut back for health reasons, or don't want alcohol for any other reason, this is a good substitute for beer.

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Photo of Squire123
2.51/5  rDev 0%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Beginner2
2.77/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

If Benjamin Franklin is reputed to say that "Beer is proof that God wants us to be happy", then this beer is punishment for getting too happy. The only people I know that drink low-alcohol beers are alcoholics on the wagon.

This beer was not a bad experience. I drank it because I was taking cold medicine that day and because I was listening to 6 hours of Shakespeare's history plays... which is work.

The beer? It was OK. But I suggest reading Jason's review for a more balanced account.

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Photo of warpedrevolution
2.25/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of BlakeA85
2.57/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Poured from standard bottle into a goblet (for shits and giggles, more or less) Pours what looks like an amber lager of some sort, a little darker but still clear.
Smells vaguely of honey, burnt malt and caramel.
Tastes just like smell, burnt malt and honey-like.
Mouthful is only a tiny bit thicker than water.
Overall it's not super pleasant and I'm a pretty big fan of Guinness. It took awhile to finish a sixer.

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Photo of vickersspitfire
3.17/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of josanguapo
1.55/5  rDev -38.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

From Alcampo. In Ikea's pilsner glass. At lunch, with 3 delight rice. Really bad low alcohol brew. The artificial disgusting touch of many in this style is at its peak here

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Photo of Phigg1102
3.37/5  rDev +34.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of frothy_80
2.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Duff27
2.99/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of rolltideroll
2.81/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

It's an NA beer, so I rated it in comparison to what I expect from an NA beer.

Has a dark color like Guiness does but that's where the comparison ends.

Mixture of oatmeal, molasses and some weird metallic smell but very very light smell.

Tastes like very weak Malta Goya.

Has a light feel but definitely thicker than its competitors.

A very mediocre N/A beer. If I have to drink N/A beer, I'll take Clausthaler, St Pauli N/A, Erdinger Alkoholfrei or even O'Doul Amber. I honestly prefer Malta Goya over this.

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Photo of Barracudas
1.5/5  rDev -40.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of BrewAskew
1.25/5  rDev -50.2%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Some one said this tasted like feet. Agree.

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Photo of BowWowWowYippyYoIPA
3.01/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

It smells like Wheaties or Raisin Bran. It tastes a bit like Wheaties also. It's not horrible, but I think I would opt for a Bitburger Drive instead.

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Photo of LaneMeyer
3.6/5  rDev +43.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Rating according to style. One of the better tasting NA's but this one has a weird sweet taste that is a little off-putting

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Kaliber from Guinness Ltd.
2.51 out of 5 based on 214 ratings.
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