Kaliber | Guinness Ltd.

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64
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214 Ratings
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KaliberKaliber
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
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26
For Trade:
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Ratings: 214 |  Reviews: 106
Photo of phishbone23
4.75/5  rDev +89.2%

Photo of mikebraun1225
4.65/5  rDev +85.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Best tasting NA beer I have had so far. way better than O dools and St pauls. my dad who likes Guinness tried it and like it. I would recommend this to anyone. it is a Good malt beer highly recommended they need to make more NA malt beers like this this is an amazing beer.

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Photo of drinkAK
4.5/5  rDev +79.3%

Photo of Ramore_1
4.38/5  rDev +74.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Haven't drank a real beer in 17 years although I have tried many NA's like O'Douls, O'Douls Amber, Becks, Sharp, Bucklers and St. Pauli. Kaliber is by far the best I have found to date. I would like to try Clausthaler Golden Amber sometime if I can find it locally. Definitely would recommend Kaliber to anyone looking for a decent NA beer!

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Photo of Onslow
4.23/5  rDev +68.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A truly great beer... has a delicious flavour for a reduced alcohol beer .. the foam level is awesome, lower on the lacing ... flavour is good, even fooled a friend thinking this was a regular beer ... wonderful on a warm day when alcohol is not an option!!

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Photo of RobeerCop
4/5  rDev +59.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

There is no one size fits all when it comes to beer. On an average workday, I prefer to avoid alcohol. Personal preference. I tend to save it for the weekends when I am not working. Come home from work, and what is in the fridge? Kaliber. Thank the beer gods. I enjoy NA beer. It gets a bad rep, but it is evolved. Beer has evolved over the centuries. Maybe NA beer is the next step?... maybe only the whispers of time will tell. I am probably a damned heretic for saying so, but this stuff is much needed. I wish they took high quality beer and removed the alcohol. Yes, Kaliber is not high quality beer. But it is refreshing and super-drinkable.

I'mma gonna have another now....

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Photo of scaliasux
4/5  rDev +59.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Clear dark gold. Fairly tall white head that disappears quickly into a thin film.

Smell - Light honey and molasses scent. Not at all difficult to discern, unlike many low alcohol beers.

Taste - Watered down flavor - as one would expect. Delivers on the scent. Light honey and molasses flavor. No indication of hops. Not spectacular, but not unpleasant.

Mouthfeel - Light. Very crisp.

Drinkability - This beats most low alcohol beer simply by providing something to taste. Doesn't exactly deliver much in the way of beer flavor - but you can't have everything. I'd pick this over the other low alcohols I've tried.

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Photo of Kelmit
4/5  rDev +59.4%

Photo of elgiacomo
3.84/5  rDev +53%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, unknown date. Served at 45F.

Pours clear amber with a large off white head that leaves some spots of lacing and holds a light cap.

Aroma is some sweet grain, honey, caramel, and good bread/toast. Moderate to good strength and actually rather enjoyable aroma. The bread & toast really come out as it warms.

Flavor is sweet grains, light caramel, bread, finishes with some grassy/herbal notes, a touch metallic. Moderate sweetness, mild bitterness.

Mouthfeel is light-medium bodied, good carbonation.

Ya know...this ain’t bad for a non-alcoholic beer. Certainly smells and tastes better than your typical adjunct lagers, that’s for sure.

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Photo of corywalston
3.84/5  rDev +53%

Photo of CaptJackHarkness
3.82/5  rDev +52.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A nice little near beer, crisp, light, slightly sweet, toasted English muffin tasting brew. Another decent thirst quencher for the designated decoy. (Write me if you don't know the joke!)or for when you can't afford to get buzzed out! It is surprisingly beery in flavour, sort of watered down version of Harp.

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Photo of Suyash
3.8/5  rDev +51.4%

Photo of xoqx
3.69/5  rDev +47%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This non alcoholic brew has a clear yet dull copper amber color. There is light retention of a white head and light retention. There is plenty in the nose, unfortunately somewhat more than in the taste. There are smells of honey, nuts, substantial malts, with a bit of a grassy odor. The taste is very bready and grassy. There are no hope to speak of. This brew tastes kind of like wort smells, very malty and light. Tastes more like a beer themed refreshment than an actual beer. The mouthfeel is light and crisp. All that said, for the style, it's an ok non-alcoholic beer.

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Photo of againes
3.68/5  rDev +46.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Of the NA beers that I have tried thus far, this definitely is the best. Imagine a Harp Lager minus the alcohol and you have Kaliber. Very malty aroma and flavor as it is sweet with a bit of hop bitterness. The lack of alcohol results in it being a bit over the top in sweetness. Still, this has flavor unlike the other major American brands; which taste like lemon flavored Perrier.

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Photo of Jason
3.65/5  rDev +45.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz brown bottle with no freshness date, product of Canada.

Appearance: Foamy off white head, clarity is perfect with a dull bronze hue. Lacks in retention as the head slowly disappears.

Smell: Bready sugary malt and grassy hop, smells a bit like unfermented beer.

Taste & Mouthfeel: Moderate body, very crisp with a dry palate. Grassy hop bitterness and a watery sugary malt flavour meld well. Tastes a little like tea with a graininess to it. Dryness sets in well in the finish with a lingering hop and mildly astringent grain.

Drinkability & Notes: Not bad for a near beer, I have memories of high school back in the 80’s of drinking this stuff just because of the taste.

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Photo of jim_b
3.62/5  rDev +44.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

When compared to other NA beers this is tops. So far its as close to real beer as I can find. My wife can't have alcohol in the house so this hits the spot when I'm in the mood and don't want to head to the bar.

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Photo of JISurfer
3.6/5  rDev +43.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I think this is my fav NA beer, handsdown. I discovered it from a friend who was on medication that wouldn't allow him to drink alcohol, so he got this stuff instead. I think that if you can drink this style beer, then you are a true beer lover. It's about enjoying the beer and not drinking to get drunk. Anyways, i was really impressed with the taste. It had a subtle citrus taste going on with the presence of malts. Looking at some other reviews leads me to believe I may have gotten a good batch of the stuff. Sure, it's no highly ranked beer, but it definately has it's pluses. The smell was simialr to most beers of the kind, but had most substance than most NA brews. Just like the taste, there was the presence of malts and citrus, but also had the element of some floralness. If you haven;t had it and are looking for a good NA beer, I say go for it.

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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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Photo of UncleJimbo
3.57/5  rDev +42.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz brown bottle.

This beer poured a light amber color with creamy, white foam that slowly settled to leave a thin ring on the surface. The smell was surprisingly good: dry caramel and molasses malt aromas. The taste was dry caramel and molasses with some woody and grain notes, and with good, aromatic hops at the finish. Not bad at all for a Non-Alcohol beer. The mouthfeel was dry and crisp with light body and decent carbonation. The malty flavors and light hoppiness lingered. This was a surprisingly flavorful N/A beer, and I will look for it when the need arises.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.51/5  rDev +39.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A crystal-clear, deep-amber body rests beneath a full head of frothy white foam. It slowly erodes to a thin surface covering ; but initially leaves some thin lacing about the glass. The nose delivers a touch of wort-like caramelish malt that's carried over into the flavor, and seems to be the main note of the beer. Otherwise it's clean, and delicately crisp in the mouth. One of the better non-alcoholic beers.

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Photo of MinorThreat
3.5/5  rDev +39.4%

Photo of Mick7
3.5/5  rDev +39.4%

Photo of Bruning
3.5/5  rDev +39.4%

Photo of Bitterbill
3.48/5  rDev +38.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

It pours a nice deep gold colour and brings close to a 1 finger head of foam. The lacing is good; actually better than many a brew I've had before.

The smell is all cereal grain. Corn Flakes, Post Toasties...I almost want to reach for some milk and a bowl.

The taste follows the nose to a tee, maybe a slightly better perception to my palate than to my nose. Cereal grain with slight sweetness, no bitterness. Not at all surprising, considering the style, and not offensive in any way to my palate and, in fact, has a kind of appeal that is hard to explain. Hey, we are working here with the bare minimum in alcohol content. 'nuff said.

Light bodied with medium carbonation.

Drinkability? I bought a sixer and this bottle sure left the scene in a hurry. I'm not saying that I'd want to drink it every day but it does make for a good change of pace. I think this is a very good Malt beverage.

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